The Trans-Alaska pipeline. Companies & Finance

China deal good news for AKLNG, but obstacles remain

Alaska LNG secured new backers during the US president’s trip to China, but the project still has hurdles to overcome.

By Therese Robinson 9 November 2017
Exploration & Production

North Dakotan oil companies exceed flaring targets

North Dakota’s oil companies flared 17% of the gas they produced in September, exceeding the state’s flaring targets for the first time since guidelines were introduced in 2014.

16 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Construction begins on EPIC pipeline project

Construction has started on the 1,050-km EPIC NGL pipeline, which will run from New Mexico to Corpus Christi on the Texan coast.

16 November 2017
LNG

Bechtel wins EPC contracts for Driftwood LNG

Houston-based LNG developer Tellurian has awarded engineering company Bechtel four EPC contracts to build the Driftwood LNG facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

14 November 2017
Alternative Fuels

US sees record drop in coal-related CO2 emissions in 2015

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to coal consumption fell by a record 231 mt in the United States in 2015, the EIA has said.

14 November 2017
Gas for Transport

Florida East Coast Railway converts fleet to LNG

The Florida East Coast Railway has become the first railroad company in the United States to use LNG to fuel its entire fleet of locomotives.

13 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Decision on Perry’s power proposal postponed

A decision on Rick Perry’s proposal for coal and nuclear power plants has been delayed until 11 December.

10 November 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Dawn-Parkway System third phase is commissioned

Union Gas has commissioned a C$622.5 million gas pipeline and compression station system in Ontario province.

10 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Green group challenges New Mexico methane emission figures

Environmental groups in New Mexico have challenged reports by energy officials of a drop in methane emissions from oil and gas projects.

10 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Nova Scotia gas projects to be decommissioned

The Deep Panuke and Sable gas projects offshore Nova Scotia will soon be decommissioned.

8 November 2017
Exploration & Production

US rig count down again in early November

The United States rig count was down again for the week ending 3 November, according to oil services provider Baker Hughes.

7 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

Court order halts construction on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

The $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise pipeline has been hit by a temporary stop on works ordered by a US court.

7 November 2017
LNG

Project costs set to influence future of Jordan Cove LNG

The Jordan Cove LNG project’s new owner has expressed optimism about the project’s future but warned costs will influence future plans.

6 November 2017
Policy & Regulation

FERC starts to catch up with pipeline backlog

FERC has returned to the five-member quorum it needs to approve projects following a six-month shutdown.

6 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Pennsylvanian gas production hits new high

Pennsylvania’s gas production increased in October to a new high of 425 MMcm/d– an 80% increase from January 2013.

3 November 2017
LNG

Sierra Club loses legal battle against three US LNG projects

A court in the United States has ruled against objections to three LNG export projects by environmental organisation the Sierra Club.

2 November 2017
LNG

FERC opens review on Fourchon LNG environmental impact statement

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has opened a review on the environmental impact statement for Louisiana’s Fourchon LNG project.

2 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Canadian drilling activity to rise 5% in 2018

Oil and gas drilling in Canada will increase by 5% in 2018, in line with a gradual rise in crude prices.

1 November 2017
LNG

Cove Point LNG to start production in November

Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG project will start production in November.

31 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Haynesville gas output hits highest level since end-2013

Gas production in the Haynesville shale play in the United States has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, the EIA has said.

30 October 2017
LNG

LNG Canada contracts with Rio Tinto for wharf removal, pending FID

The LNG Canada project has contracted with Rio Tinto to build a wharf to replace an existing terminal.

30 October 2017

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