Environment

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.

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.

French Government Asks Engie to Delay U.S. LNG Deal Over Environment Concerns — Source

According to a source familiar with the matter, the French government has asked Engie to reevaluate its U.S. LNG import deal over environmental concerns.

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 (Corps) wetlands permit, the Corps is now moving to make changes in its Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12), which allows pipelines with construction plans that pose minimal impact on wetlands to enter a simple, quick regulatory permit approval process.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Norway to Spend $1.8 Billion on World's First Full-Scale CCS Chain

Norway has agreed to finance nearly $2 billion for what could be the world's first full-scale carbon capture and storage project.

Dakota Access Flows Safe Through 2020 — Court Schedule

The Dakota Access pipeline will be able to continue flows until late December 2020 at the earliest, according to a federal court schedule released last week.

EPA Drops Methane Emissions Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is dropping rules established in 2016 to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production and pipelines, a move that was applauded by the American Petroleum Institute but may have little effect on much of the industry.

Environmental Partnership Releases Report, Expands to Pipeline Companies

The Environmental Partnership expanded its membership to midstream companies and released its second annual report, highlighting the industry’s progress in reducing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and working together to protect the environment.

ConocoPhillips Pulls Flaring Permit Extension Request at 41 Texas Sites

ConocoPhillips has withdrawn a request for Texas energy regulators to extend faring permits for 41 production sites in the state.

Anatomy of Frustration: Atlantic Coast and Dakota Access Pipelines

In early July, the U.S. pipeline industry faced down a one-two punch as the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled and a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down.

Italy Can be Hydrogen Hub with Pipeline Imports from Africa - Snam

Italy could become a clean energy hub for Europe by piping hydrogen produced in North Africa from solar power at 10-15% less than it costs to produce locally, according to a new study.

Underwater: Australia's Oil Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

A discovery of ancient artifacts near a planned pipeline route off Australia's west coast has opened new challenges for energy companies to conserve indigenous heritage.

Sonatrach Reports Two Leaks on OK1 Oil Pipeline

Algerian oil company Sonatrach has reported two oil leaks from its 400-mile OK1 pipeline.

U.S. Department of Interior Requests Expedited Environmental Reviews for Energy Projects from Trump Administration

The U.S. Department of Interior has asked the Trump Administration to fast track environmental reviews for several major energy and infrastructure projects, including LNG facilities and pipelines.

U.S. Army Engineers Encourage Settlement in Dakota Access Pipeline Litigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has urged the federal government to settle a dispute with North Dakota over the state's pursuit of $38 million to recover costs associated with the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 and 2017.

Hydrogen Delivers New Future for Holland’s Pipeline Network

The European Union’s ambitious decarbonization policies and plans for a green economic recovery will have repercussions on the continent’s pipeline networks, none more so than Holland’s.

Europe Faces High Hurdles to Make Hydrogen Hype Reality

The European Union's goal to increase the use of zero-carbon hydrogen faces steep challenges as the move would require billions in investments from countries already reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Army Corps Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Dakota Access Ruling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked a court of appeals to reverse a ruling against the Dakota Access pipeline which invalidated an environmental permit that allowed the pipeline to operate on U.S. land.

Williams Announces Goal of 56% Reduction in Carbon Emissions by 2030

Williams has announced its intention to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 56% from 2005 levels by 2030, putting it on track to achieve its net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

Draft of EU Methane Strategy Shies Away from Binding Emissions Standards

A draft of the European Union's strategy to reduce methane emissions in the region will not impose binding standards on natural gas imported and sold in the bloc.

Minnesota Governor Appeals Enbridge Line 3 Regulator Approval

The Governor of Minnesota has appealed utility regulators approval Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project.

As Canada Curbs Methane Emissions, New Measurements Show Problem Bigger Than Thought

Methane emissions from oil and gas operations have more than doubled this year after the government instituted a new method for measuring and reporting emissions.

New Mexico Close to Adopting Oil and Gas Water Rules

Energy regulators in New Mexico are close to adopting a new set of environmental rules regulating produced water from oil and gas operations.

Australia Bucks the Global Trend, Goes with Natural Gas Over Renewables: Russell

Australia's conservative government appears to be pivoting away from backing coal for future energy needs but hasn't quite made it all the way to renewables, instead waylaying into natural gas.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.