Alaska’s Kenai LNG plant. The small-scale Alaska-Japan LNG scheme is aiming for a 2017 FID. (ConocoPhillips) Supply & Demand

Small-scale scheme gives Alaska LNG a boost

Alaska-Japan LNG, which could start delivering 1 mtpa to Japan as early as 2021, will act as a springboard for the much larger 20 mtpa Alaska LNG complex.

Canada’s West Orphan discovery. Exploration & Production

Newfoundland optimistic about energy reserves

Canadian authorities are upbeat about the country’s upcoming offshore licensing round despite high drilling cost estimates.

Exploration & Production

Montana may force frackers to disclose fluid recipes

Montana’s Oil and Conservation Board will consider a petition to force oil and gas companies operating in the state to disclose information about the chemicals used in fracking fluids.

26 September 2016 14:20 GMT
Companies & Finance

Brookfield to buy Brazillian pipelines for $5.2 bln

Canada’s Brookfield Infrastructure will pay $5.2 billion to acquire a 90% controlling stake in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste.

26 September 2016 14:18 GMT
LNG

Canada has one week to approve Pacific NorthWest LNG

Canada’s federal government has until 3 October to decide whether to give environmental approval to the $36 billion, Petronas-led Pacific NorthWest LNG project in British Columbia.

26 September 2016 14:17 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Obama urges US authorities to prioritise climate change

United States President Barack Obama has requested the heads of 20 federal departments and agencies consider the present and future effects of climate change.

23 September 2016 14:38 GMT
LNG

Sabine Pass preparing to go offline for maintenance

The Sabine Pass LNG plant is preparing for planned maintenance, with delivery to and output from the project dropping over the past week.

23 September 2016 14:35 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Environmental leaders call on Obama to ban offshore drilling

Top environmental leaders in the United States have urged President Barack Obama to permanently ban oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

21 September 2016 13:47 GMT
Companies & Finance

US investors to commit $1 bln to Power Africa initiative

More than $1 billion will be committed by United States government agencies and private investors to the Power Africa initiative, USAID has said.

21 September 2016 13:45 GMT
LNG

Seven Generations acquires Steelhead LNG stake

Calgary-based gas producer Seven Generations Energy has acquired a minority stake in Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG, according to local reports.

21 September 2016 13:43 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ten companies own majority of US pipeline network – EIA

Nearly 62% of all pipelines in the United States by distance and 82% of the country’s large-diameter pipelines are owned by 10 companies, the Energy Information Administration has said.

16 September 2016 13:30 GMT
Exploration & Production

Exxon aiming to triple Point Thomson gas output

United States-based supermajor ExxonMobil may triple production at its Alaska Point Thomson gas facility

16 September 2016 13:29 GMT
Exploration & Production

AltaGas opens new gas processing plant

Calgary-based energy company AltaGas has opened a C$430 million (US$330 million) gas processing facility in northeast British Columbia.

16 September 2016 13:28 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pennsylvania pipeline blast due to corrosion – Spectra Energy

A gas pipeline blast in Pennsylvania in April was caused by unexpected corrosion, the pipeline’s owner, Texas-based Spectra Energy, admitted this week.

15 September 2016 14:05 GMT
Supply & Demand

Alaska and Japan discuss LNG exports

Alaskan Governor Bill Walker met Japanese energy officials in Juneau last Friday to discuss potential interest in the proposed Alaska LNG export plant.

15 September 2016 14:04 GMT
LNG

Permit granted for LNG deliveries by rail in Alaska

Alaska Railroad Corp. will become the first railway to ship LNG in a trial project to deliver gas to the Alaskan city of Fairbanks, local news reported.

15 September 2016 14:01 GMT
Supply & Demand

Rio Grande LNG gains DOE approval for FTA exports

NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas has been granted permission by the DOE to supply countries with which the US has FTAs.

15 September 2016 13:59 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Oklahoma extends wastewater well shutdowns following earthquake

Oklahoma state regulators have extended restrictions applying to 67 wastewater disposal wells in the Arbuckle region following an earthquake.

14 September 2016 14:29 GMT
Companies & Finance

SoCalGas ordered to pay $4 mln settlement for gas leak

Southern California Gas Co. must pay a $4 million settlement to state prosecutors over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, officials announced on Tuesday.

14 September 2016 14:25 GMT
Global Markets

Canadian PM plans energy decisions

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, plans to make several decisions on energy during his first term.

14 September 2016 14:22 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Pemex sees $5.4 bln funding cut

The Mexican government has said it plans to cut funding to state oil company Pemex by $5.4 billion.

9 September 2016 13:43 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US heatwave bolsters gas demand

The late-summer heatwave that hit much of the eastern half of the United States boosted gas demand for power generation.

9 September 2016 13:42 GMT

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