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
Policy & Regulation

Senators push Trump for FERC nominations

United States senators from both parties have urged President Donald Trump to nominate officials to FERC.

13 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

New EPA head doubts CO2's role in climate change

Scott Pruitt, does not believe carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming.

10 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Canada seeks responsible resource development plan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he will succeed where his predecessor, Stephen Harper, and his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, had failed.

10 March 2017
LNG

Canada’s LNG projects not progressing fast enough

Canada’s LNG strategy is failing to move forward, local media has reported.

9 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Democrats call on Trump to appoint new FERC member

Democrats in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee have urged United States President Donald Trump to immediately nominate a new member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

9 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Shell to sell $7.25 bln of Canadian production assets

Shell has announced the sale of $7.25 billion of production assets in Canada’s oilsands as part of the major’s divestment plan following the acquisition of BG Group.

9 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Seven pipeline projects certified in US so far this year

The seven United States gas pipeline projects approved in early 2017 will cover more than 2,400 km and involve over 198 million cubic metres per day of capacity.

8 March 2017
Supply & Demand

US gas production to hit 2.1 bcm/d in 2017 – EIA

Gas production in the United States is forecast to average 2.1 billion cubic metres per day in 2017, the EIA has said.

8 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Zinke announces new US lease sale

Ryan Zinke, recently nominated as US secretary of the interior, has announced Proposed Lease Sale 249.

7 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

Wind power surpasses coal in Oklahoma

Wind generation in the state of Oklahoma exceeded coal generation for the first time in 2016, but gas remained the major power source, the EIA says.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Exxon pledges to invest $20 bln on new manufacturing capacity

ExxonMobil has pledged to invest $20 billion over a 10-year period to expand its manufacturing capacity.

7 March 2017
Gas flaring in North Dakota. Some states are more likely than others to reduce methane leaks. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Cuts to methane monitoring leave gas in the balance

The EPA has withdrawn a request for oil and gas companies to report their methane emissions, leaving the climate credentials of the US in doubt.

7 March 2017
Exploration & Production

US drilling continues recovery

Oil and gas drilling is continuing to recover in the United States, with the total number of active oil and rigs at 756 last week.

6 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Rick Perry confirmed as US energy secretary

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has been confirmed as the secretary of the United States Department of Energy after his nomination by President Donald Trump cleared the Senate on Thursday.

3 March 2017
LNG

Tellurian receives FTA export permit for Driftwood LNG

Tellurian Investments’ proposed Driftwood LNG plant has received authorisation to export up to 116.1 million cubic metres per day of gas for 30 years to countries that hold FTAs with the US.

3 March 2017
LNG

Pacific NorthWest LNG may relocate docking facilities

Pacific NorthWest LNG is considering paying to build marine docking facilities off nearby Ridley Island in British Columbia.

3 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Green groups slam EPA’s Pruitt on lifting methane reporting request

US Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has withdrawn a request for oil and gas companies to provide data with methane emissions.

3 March 2017
LNG

EIG takes 49% stake in Kinder Morgan’s Elba liquefaction company

EIG Global Partners has acquired a 49% joint venture stake in Kinder Morgan’s Elba Liquefaction Company.

1 March 2017
Supply & Demand

US gas output falls for 10th month in December 2016

Gas production in the United States fell year on year for the 10th consecutive month in December 2016.

1 March 2017
LNG

Cameron LNG to start up in 2017 – Sempra CEO

The Cameron LNG export project in Louisiana is scheduled to start up this year and reach capacity in 2018, Debra Reed, the chief executive of developer Sempra, has said.

1 March 2017

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