BLM suspends methane rule limiting emissions

The Methane and Waste Prevention Rule would limit the loss through venting, flaring or leaks of natural gas from oil and gas production on public and ... Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ...…

Natural Gas Price Sinks Ahead of Storage Data

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 69 billion cubic feet for the week ending December 8. Analysts were expecting a storage withdrawal of between 57 billion and 69 billion...…

Regulators should reject Perry’s plan for coal in America

Natural gas is not perfect. It emits carbon dioxide and, because it is hard to store, its price can soar during emergencies—witness supply disruptions in Europe this week and shivering schoolchildren in China (see article). But no fuel is fail-safe. Coal is far dirtier: small particles from coal-fired power plants ...…

Unimin Merger with Fairmount to Create ‘Industrial Sand King’

Unimin, a subsidiary of Belgium's SCR-Sibelco NV, said the combined company would operate a comprehensive logistics platform with a large-scale terminal network across North America, comprising 96 distribution terminals with 18 unit-train capable terminals, and access to all of the major railways ...…

Texas congressmen urge Trump to ease off NAFTA renegotiation

Mexico is the biggest export market for U.S. natural gas producers, at the same time refineries along the Gulf Coast rely on crude from Mexico and Canada to operate. Meanwhile, American oil companies like Exxon Mobil are eyeing Mexico's oil reserves as the government there undergoes a historic ...…

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No FortisBC rate increases to begin 2018

No January rate increases, announces FortisBC

BC’s natural gas customers will see price decrease in 2018

FortisBC pledges no increased costs as new year approaches

The China connection

New tension cracks aren’t at Site C dam site

No January rate increases, announces FortisBC

Natural Gas Price Sinks Ahead of Storage Data

Crews fix two natural gas leaks at Deep Creek HS

Hunan Issues Alert as Natural Gas Shortage Spreads

Shale Gas

Two More West Texas Crude Projects Launch Open Seasons

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. each said Wednesday they will hold open seasons for projects to move West Texas crude oil, the third and fourth such announcements in less than a week.…

Unimin Merger with Fairmount to Create ‘Industrial Sand King’

U.S. onshore proppant stalwart Fairmount Santrol has agreed to a cash-and-stock takeover by Connecticut-based Unimin Corp. to create an energy and industrial supplier with an estimated 45 million tons/year of sand and mineral processing capa...…

Oil

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

One might not like subsidies, but most all forms of energy production have some kind of subsidy, so it is somewhat hypocritical to claim that solar and wind need to compete ‘on their own.’…

California Wants 4.2 Million Electric Vehicles By 2030. A New State Plan Charts The Road Ahead.

California's 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan contains important insights for automakers, utilities, and investors for how the state will cut emissions 40% and reach its goal of 4.2 million electric vehicles by 2030.…

Cenovus Energy plans to cut 15 per cent of its workforce

Cenovus Energy Inc. says it is planning to cut about 15 per cent of its workforce as it looks to reduce costs next year. The company (TSX:CVE) says it expects to find savings in areas such as drilling performance, development planning and optimized scheduling of oilsands well start-ups. The cuts come as Cenvous says it […]…

Are We Finally Going To Help Puerto Rico Power Up?

Puerto Rico and USVI arein the largest blackout in U.S. history. But it appears that a more serious contractor, the Louis Berger Group, will be coming to the islands to help resurrect the their electrical and power systems and make them more resilient ...…

Coal

Indian Industries Mulling Coal Imports as Power Takes Priority

The companies, which produce electricity for their own use, are being pushed toward costlier overseas purchases as they are getting barely half the supplies contracted from state-owned Coal India Ltd., Rahul Sharma, chairman of the industry lobby group...…

Even with Perry’s help, coal is doomed

The thermal coal industry is doomed, no matter how many subsidies Secretary of Energy Rick Perry throws at it. President Donald Trump has promised to inject new life into coal country, where corporations have laid off thousands and written off millions...…

A Christmastime Tax Cut for Some, a Lump of Coal for Others

The tax bill moving through Congress is about 500 pages long, containing enough paper to wrap lots of Christmas presents for boys and girls across the land. The gifts in the text are tax cuts—more than $1.4 trillion of them over the next decade—scattered throughout a bill that Republican lawmakers are ...…

Captive power producers allege shortfall of coal supply

Speaking to reporters, the Chairman of Indian Captive Power Producers' Association, Rahul Sharma, said, “The coal shortage has made it difficult to service the $15-billion debt of ancillary industries. On an average, captive power plant-based industries, such as aluminium and others, are getting less ...…

Delhi court to pronounce on December 16 sentence in coal case

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court will pronounce on December 16 the order on quantum of punishment against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta in a coal scam case. The CBI has sought maximum punishment for them. Special Ju...…

Kosovo reaches deal with ContourGlobal on €1bn coal-fired power plant

Kosovo's government has reached an agreement with US energy group ContourGlobal on the construction of a 500MW coal-fired power plant, Kosova e Re, a project worth €1bn. This will be the first major investment in the energy sector in Kosovo in the country's recent history. After completion, the ...…

Balkan coal power costing lives, urgent action is needed

More than 60,000 premature deaths in Europe could be prevented over the next decade if urgent action is taken on air pollution from Europe's dirtiest coal-fired power plants, write Dragana Mileusnić and Ioana Ciuta. Dragana Mileusnić is energy policy coordinator for southeast Europe at CAN Europe ...…