South Point Energy Center in Arizona. The US is already on its way to lower emissions. (Calpine) Global Markets

Will Paris damage Brand USA?

Will the United States’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement make LNG importers wary of ‘Made in America’? Experts are divided.

By The Wildcat 8 June 2017
LNG

US LNG production growth boosts Panama Canal traffic

The boost in gas production in the United States has resulted in an increase in LNG cargoes transiting the expanded Panama Canal.

27 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Mountain Valley pipeline receives FERC approval

The $3.5 million Mountain Valley pipeline in the United States has been granted approval to ship gas through West Virginia and Virginia by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

27 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Appeals court throws out claim for New York pipeline delays

A Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out Millennium Pipeline’s claim regarding the granting of a water quality permit for a pipeline project worth an estimated $39 million.

26 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Two US government bodies to delay methane emission rules

Two government agencies in the United States are planning to delay methane regulations created by the administration of former President Barack Obama.

23 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Rise in US earthquakes coincides with increased drilling

The number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased substantially since 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.

23 June 2017
LNG

Golar and Delfin sign deal to develop US floating LNG project

Floating LNG developer Golar LNG and Delfin Midstream have signed a joint development agreement for the Delfin LNG project offshore Louisiana.

22 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Alaskan offshore lease sale attracts $3 mln in high bids

The United States Bureau of Ocean Management has announced that the Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244 attracted around $3 million in high bids for 14 concessions off the coast of south-central Alaska.

22 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

US energy secretary defends energy budget cuts

United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended President Donald Trump’s proposed energy budget cuts at a Washington House Appropriations Committee meeting on Tuesday.

21 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Two top US shale producers announce merger plans

The two top shale gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica plays will merge to become the United States’ largest gas producer.

20 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Canada establishes Low Carbon Economy Fund

The Canadian government plans to establish a C$2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund that will support projects aiming to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.

19 June 2017
Global Markets

US Senate votes to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia

The United States Senate has voted to impose wide-ranging new sanctions on Russia and Iran.

16 June 2017
LNG

AGDC seeking expressions of interest in Alaska LNG

The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. is asking gas producers in the state’s North Slope region and potential customers how much gas they would be willing to sell to or buy from a proposed LNG plant.

16 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Trump order puts methane regulation on hold

An executive order issued by United States President Donald Trump means a methane regulation for drilling on federal and tribal lands will be put on hold until at least 2019.

15 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada moves ahead with Nova Gas pipeline expansion

Calgary-based TransCanada is moving forward with the expansion to its $2 billion Nova Gas Transmission Ltd pipeline.

15 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

US has 90 operational nuclear reactors – EIA

The United States has 90 operational reactors at 60 nuclear power plants, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration.

14 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Florida pipeline set for startup despite opposition

Florida’s third major gas pipeline, the $4 billion Sabal Trail and Florida Southeast Connection, is scheduled to start operations this week despite local opposition.

13 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Encana sells Piceance assets to Cearus

Canada’s Encana has reached an agreement to sell its Piceance Basin gas assets in northwestern Colorado to Denver-based Caerus Oil and Gas for $750 million.

12 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Drop expected in capital spending on Canada’s Atlantic coast

Capital spending on major projects on Canada’s Atlantic coast is expected to fall by 7% this year, to $13 billion.

9 June 2017
Global Markets

Canada is top choice to supply oil and gas

Canada remains a favoured global oil and gas supplier, according to a new global research survey.

8 June 2017
Pipeline laying in the United States. Experts say relaxing regulations will cause serious safety concerns. (FERC) Policy & Regulation

Trump deregulation could put pipeline safety at risk

The proposed bonfire of red tape in Washington could cause serious safety problems where gas pipelines are concerned, experts say.

8 June 2017

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