TransCanada forges ahead on BC gas pipeline, hits resistance

Calgary-based TransCanada says the project is still justified by demand for natural gas in North America, noting it has signed up 11 North Montney producers in northeast B.C. who want better access to markets to the south. However, the new approval of ...…

Independent report says California needs to store gas underground

A state-commissioned report, released Thursday, has concluded that California must rely on natural gas stored underground for decades to come to meet the state's energy needs. The California Council on Science and Technology, an independent nonpartisan organization, assessed the long-term ...…

Daily Mail editorial: A more worrisome case of collusion with Russia

But you can't pin this Russian connection on President Donald Trump. Instead, it's short-sighted Northeast politicians and environmentalists who would rather see the region suffer from energy shortages and price spikes than having natural gas from North America safely delivered through new interstate ...…

California’s Natural Gas Storage Study Finds Facilities Can Be Safer, but Misses the Big Picture on …

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) issued a new report that examines California's reliance on natural gas storage facilities and their ability to be operated more safely. Although the report is a major milestone in the evaluation of California's natural gas storage system and ...…

Expect higher natural gas bills

The price of natural gas is going up for Richmond customers, effective with the February bills. The city Department of Public Utilities now is paying more to buy the fuel and is planning to pass on the higher cost to customers. The increase will boost a billing item called purchased natural gas — the actual ...…

More solar, natural gas best for We Energies customers — Bert Garvin

Isaac Orr's Dec. 28 guest column in the State Journal, “Closing coal plant will increase electricity prices,” was based on inaccurate and outdated information. Let me set the record straight. We recently announced the retirement of our Pleasant Prairie plant as part of a broader plan by WEC Energy Group, ...…

TransCanada says it has secured enough customers to proceed with Keystone XL pipeline

The protest also has stirred residents in hundreds of communities around the country to launch local campaigns to stop oil and natural gas pipelines from crossing rural America. President Trump and the fossil energy industry see the Keystone XL protest...…

Gas line moved for 24th Street project

Traffic on 24th Street passes an NPL employee checking his work on a gas line at 24th and Okmulgee Avenue on Thursday. Staff photo ... prev. next. NPL is contracting with Oklahoma Natural Gas to lay a 12-inch gas line from Shawnee Bypass to Okmulgee Av...…

Argentina’s YPF finalizes deal with Statoil to develop Vaca Muerta

It is betting on the play for long-term oil and natural gas production growth, after expected 3.5% decline last year in overall hydrocarbon output. ... YPF produces 45% of Argentina's 478,000 b/d of oil and a third of its 122 million cu m/d of gas, according to data from the Argentina Oil and Gas Institute, ...…

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The Biggest Oil Collapse In History

Venezuela’s oil production plunged to new lows in December, surprising even some of the most pessimistic forecasts. According OPEC’s secondary sources data — provided by independent groups — Venezuela’s oil production fell by another 82,000 barrels per day (bpd) in December, taking output down to 1.745 million barrels per day (mb/d). That is certainly a bad result, but not drastically different from the pace of declines from the months before. However, data that came directly from the Venezuelan government says that……

Peak Oil Demand Is A Slow-Motion Train Wreck

Will oil demand peak within five years? 15 years? Or not until 2040 or 2050? The precise date at which oil demand hits a high point and then enters into decline has been the subject of much debate, and a topic that has attracted a lot of interest just in the last few years. Consumption levels in some parts of the world have already begun to stagnate, and more and more automakers have begun to ratchet up their plans for electric vehicles. But the exact date the world will hit peak demand kind of misses the whole point, argues a new report, which……

Nigeria Approves Petroleum Industry Bill After 17 Long Years

A 17-year-old effort by the Nigerian government to stimulate growth and transparency in the petroleum industry is taking a step forward in the country’s legislature, according to a new Reuters report. The lower house of the Nigerian parliament passed a version of the bill identical to one approved by the Senate in 2017. This marks the first time the same version of the bill has been passed by both houses. Now the president just needs to ink the Petroleum Industry Bill to make it a law. “The PIGB, as passed yesterday, is the same as……

This U.S. Lab Could Help Saudis Boost Crude Demand

While all eyes are on its upcoming IPO with investment banks scrambling for the role of coordinator, Saudi Aramco, it appears, is quietly investing in efficiency improvement technologies for internal combustion engines, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Ahmad Al Khowaiter, told CNBC this week. Aramco doesn’t seem overly concerned about electric cars, perhaps with good reason. Despite all the optimistic forecasts about EV adoption amid a string of government plans to phase out all internal combustion engine vehicles in the coming……

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Constitution Taking Natural Gas Pipeline Fight to U.S. Supreme Court

Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC is refusing to back down in its saga to get its beleaguered 124-mile natural gas pipeline approved and has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling in August against the project.…

BLM, States, Industry Fighting Natural Gas Venting/Flaring Lawsuits

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pushing back against efforts in federal district court to derail the Trump administration's decision to postpone the compliance dates for rules governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands, calling the rules suspension "a commonsense, time-limited solution to a practical problem."…

North Dakota Reports Better Oil Prices, Production

North Dakota rolled into this winter's freeze on a high for both production and prices, but state officials said Tuesday oil price downside risks are expected to last through the year, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries extended production cuts.…

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NEB sets out dispute resolution process for Trans Mountain permits

The National Energy Board is setting up a process to resolve future permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and provincial and municipal authorities on the Trans Mountain expansion project. The NEB said Thursday that under the process, it will take about three to five weeks to reach a decision on future permitting disputes. The […]…

Husky shares down after offshore oil vessel suspended due to iceberg incident

Shares in Calgary-based Husky Energy Inc. fell nearly seven per cent Thursday after operations aboard its SeaRose FPSO vessel off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast was ordered suspended by the federal-provincial regulator because of a close call with an iceberg last March. Husky’s stock was down $1.29, or 6.77 per cent, to $17.77 at the […]…

Varcoe: Two steps forward in Canada’s pipeline dance

Take two steps forward, a half-step back. The Canadian pipeline dance marathon never seems to end and the music is always playing. But the country is inching closer to building new oil pipelines as current ones run full and domestic prices suffer. Ever so slowly, progress is being made. “We are getting positive momentum,” said […]…

TransCanada forges ahead on $2 billion gas pipeline,

TransCanada is forging ahead with a revamped plan to build a $1.4-billion North Montney Mainline gas pipeline despite the death of the LNG project in northwest B.C. that had underpinned its construction. The pipeline project — now aimed at the North American market — enters National Energy Board hearings next week. Following the hearings in […]…

Coal

Pruitt’s EPA wants to let states handle coal ash. Oklahoma shows why that’s so dangerous.

For years, coal ash — the second-largest waste stream in the United States — went unregulated, deemed to be neither a hazardous waste material worthy of federal oversight nor a non-hazardous material left to the states. In 2008, following the disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee that ...…

Europe Dramatically Accelerates Plans to Create a Coal-Free Continent

On the surface, the new policy being put forward by the EU looks to be a step in the right direction: a concerted effort to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources, on an international scale. Burning coal is harmful to the environment and harmful to human bodies; it's long since been ...…

Clean Coal Technologies, Update 2014 – Global Market Size, Trends, Regulations and Key …

GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, has released its latest research, "Clean Coal Technologies, Update 2014 - Global Market Size, Trends, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2025", which provides in-depth analysis of the clean coal technologies market at global and key country level.…

President Trump Delivers on Coal Baron’s Wish List in First Year

In March 2017, Robert Murray, a major Trump donor and president of Murray Energy Corporation, a U.S. coal company, presented President Donald Trump's administration with an action plan that Murray argued would “help in getting America's coal miners back to work.” Now fully revealed by The New ...…

Port developer attacks Oakland coal ban and city’s claims that Utah shipments would endanger …

(Photo courtesy of No Coal in Oakland) This 2013 photo shows the site of a proposed export terminal in Oakland, known as West Gateway, located next to the Bay Bridge toll plaza. Utah's largest coal producer Bowie Resource Partners has subleased the 34-acre city-owned parcel to build and operate a ...…

BHP to miss out on hundreds of millions in coal sales

BHP will miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars in coal sales after it scaled back its full year production estimates by up to three million tonnes. The company said it would produce 41-43 million tonnes of coking coal, down from previous estimate...…

BTPS unit II starts working as coal supply improves

With supply of coal improving, the second 500 mw unit of the Ballari Thermal Power Station (BTPS) at Kuditini near Ballari was made functional on Thursday. As on Thursday, around 900 mw of power is being generated from the two units of the power statio...…