US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rescinding an EPA clean water initiative. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Trump proposes $2.6 billion EPA budget cuts

US state agencies are reeling in the face of swingeing budget cuts that could massively curtail their environmental programmes.

By Therese Robinson 23 March 2017
LNG

First Nation group votes in favour of Steelhead LNG

Eastern Canada’s Huuayaht First Nation has voted 70% in favour of moving forward with the C$30 billion Steelhead LNG project on Vancouver Island.

27 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Keystone XL pipeline gets seal of approval from US State Dept

The US State Department given its approval to the Keystone XL Pipeline following eight years of delay by former President Barack Obama.

27 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

KMTP proposes new Permian pipeline project

Kinder Morgan subsidiary KMTP has proposed a new pipeline project to transport associated gas from the Permian Basin in west Texas.

24 March 2017
Global Markets

US SEC nominee Clayton faces Senate hearing

Jay Clayton, United States President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, faced a confirmation hearing in the US Senate on Thursday.

24 March 2017
Companies & Finance

Enbridge lays off 1,000 workers

Calgary-based oil and gas pipeline company Enbridge, which bought Houston-based Spectra Energy for $28 billion last year, is cutting 1,000 staff less than a month after finalising the takeover.

24 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Gulf of Mexico lease sale attracts only $275 mln in bids

Twenty-eight oil and gas companies offered a total of $274.8 million for this year’s Gulf of Mexico Central Lease Sale 247 on 22 March – an increase on last year’s bids but less than half the total offered in 2015.

23 March 2017
LNG

ICE to launch US LNG futures contract on 4 May

The Intercontinental Exchange will launch its first United States LNG futures contract on 4 May, which will enable buyers and sellers of the fuel to hedge as US LNG exports increase.

23 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Maryland moves ahead with ban on fracking

The US state of Maryland is making progress on introducing a ban on fracking within its borders.

23 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Ontario to hold first carbon permit auction

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is set to hold its first auction of carbon emission permits under its new cap-and-trade programme, which will be officially launched on Wednesday.

22 March 2017
LNG

Resources Energy abandons plans for Port MacKenzie LNG

Japan-based Resources Energy Inc. will withdraw plans by the end of March for construction of the estimated $1 billion Port MacKenzie LNG project in Alaska.

22 March 2017
LNG

Cheniere seeks FERC approval for Sabine Pass LNG third train

Cheniere Energy has requested approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start operations at the third train of the Sabine Pass LNG project.

21 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada seeks additional approval for pipeline project

TransCanada has asked Canada’s energy regulator the National Energy Board if it can build the North Montney Mainline Project ahead of schedule.

21 March 2017
Exploration & Production

US rig count up year on year

The number of active rigs exploring for oil and gas in the United States increased by 21, to 789, for the week ending 17 March.

20 March 2017
LNG

Transport Canada completes review of Bear Head LNG

Transport Canada’s Termpol Review Committee has completed its technical review of Bear Head LNG’s marine terminal system.

20 March 2017
Exploration & Production

US considering Eni’s plan to explore off Alaska

The United States government is considering an application by Eni to explore waters north of Alaska.

17 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Trump makes deep cuts in first budget

United States President Donald Trump released his first budget on Thursday, proposing deep cuts across US agencies.

17 March 2017
Exploration & Production

US proposes end to ban on fracking federal lands

The administration of United States President Donald Trump has proposed withdrawing a 2015 regulation limiting fracking on federal lands.

17 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

US energy CO2 emissions drop by 2.7% in 2015

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the United States fell by 2.7% in 2015, the Energy Information Administration has said.

17 March 2017
Oil rigs in the Permian Basin, New Mexico. The area has vastly increased its oil and gas output. (PA) Exploration & Production

Explorers deserve credit for Permian renaissance

Texas-based explorers are finding new layers of permeability in the Permian Basin, allowing them to boost gas production.

16 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Canadian gas producers look to Chicago

Canada's WCSB gas producers are considering delivering gas to Chicago as they can no longer rely on proposed West Coast LNG projects to move forward.

15 March 2017

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