Regulation

Meet the New FERC Chair: James Danly

Get to know James Danly, who was named by President Trump to be chairman of the Federal Regulatory Commission after the demotion of Neil Chatterjee.

Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Included in U.S. Defense Bill

Sanctions that could hinder one of Moscow's most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, have been included in the annual U.S. defense policy bill, two congressional aides said on Wednesday.

Biden's Environmental Agenda Could Push Oil Prices Higher - Vitol CEO

The world's largest oil trader Vitol expects the Biden presidency's environmental policies could push oil prices higher over the long term as supplies fall.

Russia's Gazprom Proposes Gas Price Rise for Poland

Poland's dominant gas company PGNiG said its biggest supplier, Russia's Gazprom , had proposed increasing prices for its gas in an existing long-term delivery deal, at a time of heightened tensions between Moscow and Warsaw.

Energy Leaders Leave Door Open to More Cuts as Virus Spikes

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Monday that global energy producers have the ability to tweak an agreement on production cuts that could be extended through the end of 2022, signaling the anticipation of continued weakened demand for oil as the coronavirus pandemic peaks again in Europe and the United States

Trump Demotes FERC Chair After Carbon-Market Comments

President Donald Trump demoted Neil Chatterjee, the Republican head of an energy regulation panel, after he promoted the use of carbon markets by U.S. states to curb climate change.

Rolling Back Trump's Rollbacks: Biden Seen Reversing Climate Deregulation

Joe Biden could erase much of President Donald Trump’s four-year legacy of energy and climate deregulation with the stroke of his pen, according to regulatory experts, but replacing it with something new and durable may prove trickier.

Republicans Retain Tight Grip over Texas Oil and Gas Regulator

A Texas Republican businessman swept to victory in the Texas Railroad Commission over a Democratic energy lawyer who had sought to put climate change on the state energy regulator's agenda.

U.S. Senator Warns France's Macron over Gas Exports Deal Delay

Any French involvement in holding up a multi-billion natural gas deal over environmental concerns could damage the country's trade ties with the United States, a Republican Senator has warned in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

CenterPoint Completes $240 Million Pipeline Modernization Plan, Seeks Cost Recovery

CenterPoint Energy's Southern Indiana Gas and Electric utility has asked regulators for a rate increase to recover the costs of its 7-year, $240 million natural gas pipeline modernization plan.

INGAA's New CEO Stresses Great Industry Engagement

In this month's Executive Commentary, INGAA's new president and CEO, Amy Andryszak, shares her thoughts on her new job, new regulatory policies and the need for pipeline companies to engage the general public.

EU Set to Deny Gas Power Plants a Green Investment Label

Power plants fueled by natural gas will not be classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, unless they meet an emissions limit that none currently comply with, according to draft European Union regulations.

Canada Opens Oil Taps as Demand Grows, Curbs Lift

Canadian crude producers are churning out extra barrels to finish their hardest year in decades on a higher note, after Alberta's government lifted restrictions and as demand for heavy oil surged.

Yes, Joe Biden Really Does Want to End the Oil and Gas Industry in America

The Biden energy plan has dire consequences for our industry and the entire American economy.

Judge: Michigan Regulator Can Evaluate Enbridge Pipeline Tunnel Plan

A Michigan judge ruled on Friday that a state regulatory agency has some authority to evaluate Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline tunnel plans, but should not consider broader implications of the pipeline's contribution to climate change in its evaluation.

Canada's Alberta to End Monthly Oil Production Curbs in December

The Canadian province of Alberta will lift curbs on crude oil production at the start of December, allowing producers to use pipeline capacities and create jobs, the region's energy minister Sonya Savage said on Friday.

API Fact-Checks Presidential Debate Energy Positions

Responding with a fact-check of the presidential debate, API called for bipartisan solutions that do not force a false choice between protecting the environment and growing the U.S. economy.

Biden Calls for ‘Transition’ from Oil; GOP Sees Opening

Democrat Joe Biden’s remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a boon to his election chances in key states.

Army Corps Proposes New Pipeline Permit

With a federal court in Montana having thrown a monkey wrench in pipeline use of an Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permit, the Corps is now moving to make changes in its Nationwide Permit 12.

EPA Ends Methane Limits Constraint for Pipelines

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule freeing interstate pipelines from Obama-era rules that set volatile organic chemical (VOC) and methane emission restrictions is headed for a federal court date.

A Little Help for Our Friends?

With oil and gas industry workers being especially hard hit by fallout from the coronavirus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers set out a few months ago to secure assistance for those in the sector who need it.

EU Considers Binding Methane Emissions Standards for LNG

The European Union has released a new draft of proposed standards on natural gas within the bloc in an effort to limit methane emissions.

Trans Mountain Agrees to Reroute Pipeline Around Indigenous Area

After years of litigation, Trans Mountain has agreed to reroute a portion of its expansion project around an indigenous area, according to a filing with Canadian energy regulators.

U.S. Oil-Export Projects Stall as Output Slips, Opposition Builds

Several major deepwater oil export projects have stalled as the coronavirus pandemic has caused global energy demand to collapse and environmental opposition has increased.

Glenfarne Gets 5 More Years to Build Magnolia LNG Plant

U.S. energy regulators have given Glenfarne Group an additional five years to construct its Magnolia LNG plant in Louisiana.

Trump Backs Canada-Alaska Rail to Free Landlocked Oil, but Project Faces High Hurdles

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter over the weekend he would issue a permit for a railway project from Canada's oil sands to ports in Alaska.

Opposition Team Criticizes Enbridge Plans for Line 5 Tunnel

Experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards.

Atlantic Bridge Gas Compressor Station gets U.S. Approval

U.S. regulators have given Enbridge final approval to put its Weymouth natural gas compressor station in service.

U.S. Tightens Waiver for Iraq Gas Imports from Iran

The United States has extended a sanctions waiver that enables Iraq to continue importing gas from Iran but this time granting a significantly shorter waiver period, Iraqi officials and the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

Mountain Valley Seeks U.S. Approval to Resume Pipeline Construction

Mountain Valley Pipeline asked federal regulators for permission to resume construction on the $5.4-$5.7 billion pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by Sept. 25.