Community & Environment

API: Administration’s NEPA Rewrite Undermines Global Energy Security

The American Petroleum Institute (API) Senior Vice President of Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs Frank Macchiarola responded to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) revised National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase 1 regulations.

European Markets Looking to Canada, but More Pipe Needed First

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, the Syrian civil war had reached its violent peak and refugees were streaming across the Atlantic.

Energy Transition Spells Opportunity for Midstream Sector

These are interesting times in midstream, and it’s going to take some collective courage, creativity and calculated investment to make sure “interesting” refers to opportunities seized rather than the ominous outcomes the old “may you live in interesting times” expression portends.

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump-Era Clean Water Rule

In a 5-4 split, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily revived a Trump-era rule intended to fast-track big energy projects by limiting the states' power to curtail them under the Clean Water Act.

Chevron 'Assessing' Status of Russian Terminal, Says Oil Pipeline Operating

Chevron holds a 15% stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which owns a 1,510-km (938 miles) pipeline that carries about 1.2% of the world's oil from oilfields in Kazakhstan to an export terminal in Russia.

Geo-Hazard Challenges and Mitigations for Hydrocarbon Pipelines

Routing hydrocarbon pipelines through steep terrains and along high mountainous areas is a challenging task for pipeline engineers because of significant risks during the construction phase, as well as operation and maintenance time.

Using Surface Loading Assessments for Third-Party Crossings

A major North American transmission pipeline operator historically had its engineering team work with its Lands Department when third-party service providers submitted a request for approval if the request included completing any activities that involved vehicles crossing a pipeline.

Protecting Pipelines from Effects of Alternating Current

To meet the growing demand for natural gas, hundreds of new pipelines are being installed in the same corridors as high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission lines.

Marathon Petroleum Shuts Oil Pipeline After Leak in Illinois

The leak into the Cahokia diversion channel was first detected on Friday morning and booms were deployed to try and contain the oil, parent company Marathon Petroleum Corp. said in a statement.

Denmark Resumes Construction of Norway-Poland Gas Link

Construction of the Danish part of Baltic Pipe, which will connect Poland to Norwegian gas fields, is resuming following a nine-month hiatus

TC Energy Offers 10% Stake in Coastal Gaslink Project to Indigenous Groups

TC Energy signed an option agreement to sell 10% stake in Coastal GasLink to Indigenous communities, in an attempt to give more authority to the groups who traditionally held the land for the pipeline project.

Thermal-Mass Measurement Principle and Metering Selection

The European Green Deal is the strategic plan to make the European Union carbon neutral by 2050. Decarbonizing the energy sector will be vital to achieving this goal, as this sector contributes significantly to Europe’s CO2 emissions.

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Pipeline Projects Could Reach 42 Million Tons Annual Capacity

A large proportion of hydrogen pipeline projects in the feasibility phase brings the global low-carbon hydrogen project capacity to 42 million tons per annum, GlobalData announced.

Factbox: Europe's Options in Case of Russian Gas Disruption

Europe relies on Russia for around 40% of its natural gas. What are the region's options in the event that Russian gas deliveries are suspended or pipeline flows are impacted by war damage?

EIA Reports: North Dakota’s Producers Meet State’s Natural Gas Capture Target

In North Dakota, the rate of natural gas flaring declined to an average of 7.5% from January through September 2021.

Neptune Energy, EDF Complete First-of-Its-Kind Methane Study in UK

Neptune Energy completed a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund to measure methane emissions on a working UK offshore platform using advanced drone technologies.

Facing Texas Pushback, BlackRock Says it Backs Fossil Fuels

At the risk of being dropped from Texas pension funds, BlackRock Inc. has ramped up its message that the world's largest asset manager is a friend of the oil and gas industries.

Peru Oil Spill Affected 40-Square-Mile Area, Repsol Says

An executive of Spain's Repsol said an oil spill offshore Peru's capital Lima affected an area of 40 square miles (106 square km).

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

SoCal Unveils Plan to Supply Los Angeles with Green Hydrogen

Southern California Gas, the largest U.S. natural gas utility, on Thursday unveiled a major proposal to deliver hydrogen produced by wind and solar energy to the Los Angeles area.

Why It’s Time to Invest in Natural Hazard Risk Management

Recent years have been scattered with natural hazard events that have destroyed property and infrastructure, devastated businesses and taken lives.

Carbon+Intel: Promises, Risks of Carbon Capture Investment

Without putting away massive amounts of carbon dioxide while awaiting renewable energy to mature commercially, there is no hope in stopping global temperature from rising beyond 1.5°C by the end of the century.

Venezuela Oil Spills Caused Grave Damage Over Two Years - Report

Constant oil spills in Venezuela between 2020 and 2021 have caused grave damage to the environment, the country's science academy said on Wednesday.

India's Reliance Plans to Turn Syngas into Blue Hydrogen

India's Reliance Industries plans to produce blue hydrogen at a "competitive cost" of about $1.2-$1.5 per kg as it repurposes its $4-billion gasification assets, the conglomerate said in a presentation.

U.S. Senator Warren Urges SEC to Issue Delayed Climate Rule

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday for delays to its landmark climate change risk disclosure rules and called for "quick action" on the issue.

Thailand Scrambles to Contain Second Oil Leak Off East Coast

Ships were deployed in Thailand on Thursday to contain a fresh oil spill off its eastern coast, authorities said, two weeks after an undersea pipeline leak in the same area damaged coastal communities and marine life.

EU Carbon Price Falls After Lawmaker Suggests Market Tweaks to Prevent Spikes

The Benchmark European carbon contract fell more than 5% on Wednesday afternoon after a key European lawmaker suggested changes could be made to the EU's carbon market to allow the European Commission to act swiftly if prices rose too quickly.

New York Pension Fund to Divest Half its Shale Companies

New York's state pension fund will sell $238 million worth of stock and debt it holds across 21 shale oil and gas companies including Chesapeake Energy Corp, Hess Corp and Pioneer Natural Resources, saying they have not shown they are ready to move to a low-emissions economy.

Layoffs Begin at Shuttered Phillips 66 Alliance Louisiana Refinery

Phillips 66 this week began laying off hourly workers at its shuttered Alliance, Louisiana, refinery, which is being converted to an oil and refined products terminal by August, sources familiar with plant operations said on Wednesday.

Oil Company Directors Decline to Testify in U.S. House Climate Panel

Board members of four major oil companies declined to appear at a U.S. House oversight panel hearing scheduled for Feb. 8 to answer questions about their companies' climate change plans, the committee said on Thursday.