Regulation

U.S. Considers Selling Northeast Gasoline Reserve in 2024 as Part of Draft Bill

Once the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve is closed, the secretary of energy cannot establish any new regional petroleum product reserve unless funding is explicitly requested in advance of an annual budget.

Projects March 2024

FERC approves MVP’s Southgate gas pipeline extension; Regulator clears Trans Mountain, completion back on; Santos’ subsea pipeline clears construction hurdle; and more!

EPA Excludes Existing Natural Gas Plants from Proposed Carbon Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will exclude existing natural gas power plants from its proposed carbon regulations that it plans to finalize in April, narrowing the scope of the initial proposal that would have required stringent controls on those facilities.

Biden Nominates Two Democrats, One Republican to FERC; INGAA Applauds Nominations

President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated two Democrats and one Republican to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an independent panel that rules on energy transmission and liquefied natural gas projects.

BP Urges U.S. Regulators to Deny Venture Global's Permit Extension Request

BP Plc on Tuesday urged U.S. regulators to refuse Venture Global LNG's request for an extension of time to build its Calcasieu Pass export plant.

Venture Global LNG Refuses to Provide Confidential Documents Without Regulatory Order

Venture Global LNG on Monday told U.S. regulators it will not provide energy firms Repsol SA and Galp Energia with confidential documents on a Louisiana export terminal's operations unless ordered to do so.

EU Allocates $402 Million to Italian Energy Groups for Green Hydrogen Project

The European Commission has awarded financing of up to $402 million to set up a 'Green Hydrogen Valley' in Italy's Puglia region, the energy groups involved said.

Denmark Ends Probe Into 'Deliberate' Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts

Denmark has dropped its investigation into the explosions in 2022 on the Nord Stream pipelines carrying Russian gas to Germany, police said on Monday, becoming the second nation to do so after Sweden closed its own inquiry.

U.S. Regulators Set April Deadline for Decision on Venture Global LNG Permit Extension

U.S. energy regulators on Friday said they would decide quickly on liquefied natural gas developer Venture Global LNG's request for a one-year extension to its construction permit for its Calcasieu Pass LNG plant in Louisiana.

TotalEnergies Texas Refinery Operating at Minimal Rates Amid Upsets

TotalEnergies' 238,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, is operating at minimal production as it contends with multiple upsets, sources said on Wednesday.

Venture Global LNG Customers Challenge Permit Extension Request

Three of Venture Global LNG's major customers have asked U.S. energy regulators to address the LNG developer's request for a one-year permit extension to complete a Louisiana export facility, signaling their intention to voice concerns.

Kyushu Electric to Await U.S. LNG Policy Clarity Before Lake Charles Decision

Japan's Kyushu Electric Power will wait until after the United States resumes issuing export licenses for new LNG projects before deciding on whether to invest in the Lake Charles project, an executive said.

Venture Global Seeks One-Year Permit Extension for Calcasieu Pass LNG Completion

Venture Global LNG sought a one-year permit extension to complete construction of its Calcasieu Pass gas-export plant in Louisiana, in a filing Thursday with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

U.S. Regulators Approve Mexico Pacific LNG's Saguaro Connector Pipeline

U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a cross-border pipeline that would export about 2.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Texas to Mexico Pacific's Saguaro LNG export plant on Mexico's west coast.

U.S. House Passes Bill to Reverse Biden's LNG Pause

A bill to strip the power of President Joe Biden's administration to freeze approvals of liquefied natural gas exports passed in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday but faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

Tellurian Secures Three-Year Permit Extension for Driftwood LNG Plant Construction

Cash-strapped Tellurian Inc. on Thursday won a three-year permit extension to complete construction of its Driftwood LNG export plant, a boost for the long-delayed liquefied natural gas project.

Venture Global LNG Presses Regulators to Approve CP2 LNG Project

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Venture Global LNG on Thursday asked federal regulators to approve construction of its controversial Calcasieu Pass 2 export plant at their meeting next month.

U.S. House Set to Vote on Bill Reversing Biden's LNG Export Pause

The U.S. House was expected to vote on Thursday on a bill that attempts to strip the power of President Joe Biden's administration to freeze approvals of liquefied natural gas exports.

Hydrogen-Blend Pipelines: Fast-Tracking Innovations Leading Fossil Fuel Resurgence

The year 2023 was a time of extremely conflicting messages for the future of fossil fuels and the sundry clean fuel alternatives to meet distance carbon-free climate change goals.

ProFrac Holding's Subsidiary Alpine Silica Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO

Alpine Silica Holding has confidentially filed to go public in the United States, parent company ProFrac Holding Corp. said on Thursday.

EU Approves $4.9 Billion German State Funds for Hydrogen Projects

The European Commission approved some $4.94 billion in German government funding for 24 German hydrogen projects, the economy ministry said on Thursday as Europe's biggest economy bets on the fuel for decarbonization.

Exxon, Enbridge Sued Over Alleged Antitrust Violations in Crude Oil Transportation

Exxon and Canada-based crude pipeline operator Enbridge were sued in Illinois federal court on Tuesday over claims they barred a competitor from building a terminal to ship oil by barge from the Chicago area to refineries in the Midwest and Gulf of Mexico.

Williams CEO Warns U.S. LNG Export Terminal Permit Pause May Fuel Overseas Coal Consumption

The Biden administration's pause on approving permits for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals could backfire by boosting coal usage overseas, the CEO of U.S. natural gas pipeline operator Williams Companies said.

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Renewed Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal appeals court has for the second time rejected a challenge by property owners to the Mountain Valley Pipeline's use of eminent domain, finding that a federal law bars the case despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it easier to sue federal agencies.

Oil Industry, Environmental Groups Challenge Biden's Offshore Drilling Plan in Court

Oil and gas companies and environmental groups on Monday filed dueling legal challenges to the Biden administration's five-year plan to offer drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

Former Trump, Bush Officials Urge Congress to Reverse Biden's LNG Pause

Dozens of former officials from the past two Republican U.S. administrations on Monday urged Congress to reverse the Biden administration's pause on approvals of LNG exports, saying the shipments promote global stability.

U.S. Government Plans Funding for Methane Reduction Projects in Oil, Gas Sectors

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released a notice of intent on Friday to help fund projects aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors.

Mexico Orders Seizure of Hydrogen Plant at Pemex Oil Refinery

Mexico's government has ordered the expropriation of a hydrogen plant at a Pemex oil refinery that was sold to French company Air Liquide during the previous administration, after officials ordered a temporary occupation of the facility last December.

Biden Appoints Democrat Willie Phillips as Head of FERC

President Joe Biden has promoted Willie Phillips to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House said on Friday, as the panel gears up to issue rules to help the power grid distribute more electricity from wind and solar power.

Regulator Orders Trans Mountain Expansion Project to Address Deficiencies After B.C. Flooding

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has ordered the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to address environmental deficiencies and noncompliances found following flooding near Abbotsford, British Columbia, the regulator said on Thursday.