Brightsource Energy’s 34 MW thermal solar-to-steam power plant at Chevron’s Coalinga oilfield. (PA) Alternative Fuels

Solar on track to compete with fossil fuels

Solar power is now cost-competitive with fossil fuels in the US, but the market’s growth will depend on a number of factors.

By Therese Robinson 26 April 2017
Policy & Regulation

EPA to lay off quarter of workforce and slash programmes – report

The United States Environmental Protection Agency intends to lay off 25% of its employees and cancel more than 50 programmes.

4 April 2017
LNG

BC gas producers look to transport sector instead of LNG exports

Gas producers in British Columbia are finding demand for their fuel in the Canadian province’s small but growing market for LNG and CNG in the transport sector.

4 April 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Pipeline links proposed for Permian exports to Mexico

Houston-based NAmerico Partners has proposed a 753 km multi-billion dollar pipeline project, called the Pecos Trail, to deliver gas from west Texas to the Gulf coast.

3 April 2017
Exploration & Production

No big-league wins if Trump cuts fracking red tape

Opening up US federal land to fracking may lead to only modest gains in gas production, according to industry data.

3 April 2017
LNG

Matcon wins Woodfibre contract

British Columbia-based Matcon, an environmental and construction services company, has been awarded the pre-construction contract for Canada’s $16 billion Woodfibre LNG project.

31 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

US power producers to bring 13 GW of gas generation online in 2017

Power producers in the United States are slated to bring 13 GW of gas-fired generation capacity online this year, the Energy Information Administration has reported.

31 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

TransCanada signs 27 new contracts for Mainline system

TransCanada has said that 27 new long-term contracts have been signed to deliver a total of 38.71 million cubic metres of gas per day on its Mainline system from Alberta to Ontario.

31 March 2017
Exploration & Production

Conoco to sell Canadian oilsands assets

ConocoPhillips plans to sell its 50% interest in Canada’s Foster Creek Christian Lake oilsands project and the majority of its Western Canada Deep Basin gas assets to Calgary-based Cenovus Energy.

30 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

Congress passes bill to restrict EPA

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to use certain types of scientific studies as the basis for new regulations.

30 March 2017
A shale well in the US. President Donald Trump plans to roll back regulations on fracking. (Breitling Oil and Gas) Exploration & Production

Industry relief as Trump unwinds fracking red tape

US President Donald Trump has started clearing the way for fracking on public land. Industry is delighted, but environmentalists are furious.

30 March 2017
Policy & Regulation

California adopts new carbon emission regulations

California has adopted new carbon emissions regulations to reduce methane leaks.

29 March 2017
LNG

Plaquemines LNG plans announced for Louisiana

Venture Global LNG will invest $8.5 billion to develop the 20 mtpa Plaquemines LNG project on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

29 March 2017
Alternative Fuels

US crude oil exports up by 12% in 2016

United States crude oil exports averaged 520,000 barrels per day in 2016, 55,000 b/d – or 12% – above the 2015 level, despite a year-on-year decline in domestic crude production.

29 March 2017
LNG

Bear Head LNG construction may start next year

Construction on LNG Ltd.’s (LNGL’s) Bear Head LNG project in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia may start early next year

29 March 2017
LNG

Resources Energy quits work on Alaska LNG plant

Resources Energy is stopping work on a 1 mtpa LNG export plant in the Cook Inlet because of poor market conditions.

28 March 2017
LNG

Delfin FLNG project receives deepwater port licence

The 13 mtpa Delfin LNG export project has been issued with a deepwater port licence by the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

28 March 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Transco files application with FERC for Northeast Supply pipeline

Transco has filed an application with FERC for approval to construct and operate the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project.

28 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

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