Iraq’s Kurdistan Gas Project Gets Boost Amid Geopolitical Tumult

Genel's oil operations weren't affected, but the company had already said it was looking to natural gas for future growth. Last February, the KRG committed to buy the gas from Miran and Bina Bawi for export, signing accords with Genel with a one-year option to terminate. While crucial for Genel's plans to ...…

FERC approves Hydro One’s $5.3B merger with Avista

Last July, Hydro One agreed to merge with Avista, to form one of North America's largest regulated electricity and natural gas companies, with more than $25.4 billion in combined assets, Energy Business Review reported. The $5.3 billion, all-cash deal, if approved means Avista shareholders would ...…

Northern mayors rally LNG support on last day of resource forum

As the seats emptied and the stage filled, Ackerman explained that the natural gas industry in B.C. — most of it in the Northeast — had been ... The advent of hydraulic fracturing has meant North America is awash in gas and that's driving the price down, making it difficult for producers in the Peace to ...…

GUC offers some relief on power bills

The utility on Tuesday increased its natural gas rate to help offset expected increases in wholesale prices. Demand for gas from residential user battling the extreme cold nationally is driving the wholesale increases. It will mean about $5 more for th...…

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 ...…

Pricing

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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An Exasperated EU Has Given Countries Until January 30 To Fix Their Air Pollution Problem

The dieselgate scandal revealed that European national authorities have allowed carmakers to emit far more pollution than they claimed. Now Brussels is warning that if they don’t clean up their act, the EU may move the power to approve vehicles to the European level.…

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 […]…

Coal

Opinion: The Trump bump in coal never happened

No industry gets as much love from President Donald Trump as the coal industry. Throughout his campaign and his presidency, Trump promised that he would revive the coal industry by stopping what he called President Barack Obama's cruel and cerebral “war on coal.” The “war on coal” was ...…

How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future

Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a global level. In fact, it has been estimated that coal contributes to 25% of green house gases. Coal use has caused severe negative environmental impacts, from its mining and pro...…

Peter J. Magnotta | Tax cuts and coal’s rebound warm winter’s chill

Industries important to western Pennsylvania will also get a boost, and none more so than coal mining. As surprising as the tax bill was last year, an even bigger surprise arose in the nation's coal fields. From West Virginia to Wyoming, coal mining made a comeback, defying many who had read the ...…

Power producers still evaluating Coal India’s new pricing policy

KOLKATA: Power producers are still evaluating Coal India's claim that its new pricing policy will bring down fuel costs for generating electricity.The state-owned coal monopoly has announced introduction of a calorific value-based pricing policy for power sector consumers from April, and issued an ...…

By the Numbers: Coal

The number of countries that produce the bulk of the world's coal (with 2016 figures). They are China, 1.685 billion tons (a 7.9 percent decrease from the previous year); the U.S., 364.8 million tons (a 19 percent decrease); Australia, 299.3 million tons (a 2.4 percent decrease); India, 288.5 million tons (a ...…

£6.5m for Caerau coal mine water central heating plan

A £6.5m grant has been awarded to pump naturally-heated water from an old coal mine and use it to heat 150 homes. Bridgend council said the £9.4m scheme would be a UK-first and would extract water from the former Caerau colliery. The cash is to develop and implement technology to pump water ...…