FERC Green-Lights Empire North Project

FERC has conditionally authorized a request from Empire Pipeline Inc. for its Empire North project, which would provide an additional 205,000 Dth/d of incremental firm interstate natural gas transportation service to local gas distribution markets and market centers in the northeastern United States and Canada.

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Norway’s $1T Sovereign Fund to Dump E&P Stocks

The government of Norway on Friday proposed dropping a who’s who of U.S. independents from its estimated $1 trillion pension fund to reduce the “aggregate oil price risk” to the economy. Integrated producers, many with substantial renewables businesses, would not be impacted. Read More

Q&A With CRE’s Meney, Head of Hydrocarbons -- Bonus Coverage

The following Q&A is with Meney de la Peza, who heads the hydrocarbons unit at Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE). Previously, she led CRE’s natural gas unit. The CRE, an autonomous regulatory agency roughly analogous to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, oversees natural gas regulations and permitting in Mexico. It also publishes the IPGN monthly natural gas price index, a compilation of post-transaction prices reported anonymously by shippers. Read More