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Carolyn Davis

Carolyn Davis joined the editorial staff of Intelligence Press Inc. in Houston in May, 2000. Prior to that, she covered regulatory issues for environmental and occupational safety and health publications. She also has worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers in Texas, including the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Temple Daily Telegram and the Killeen Daily Herald. She attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Houston.

World Natural Gas Market Under ‘Tremendous Pressure’ as Winter Nears

World Natural Gas Market Under ‘Tremendous Pressure’ as Winter Nears

Moving the energy economy to net zero emissions is timely and costly, and the world now faces another dilemma: a natural gas market under “tremendous pressure” ahead of winter, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday. In launching its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO-2021), the global energy watchdog acknowledged that winter 2021/2022 is opening with…

October 18, 2021
California Court Strikes Down Monterey County’s Ban on New Oil, Gas Drilling

California Court Strikes Down Monterey County’s Ban on New Oil, Gas Drilling

A Northern California county has lost an appeal to curb oil and natural gas development following an appeals court ruling. Monterey County voters in November 2016 approved Measure Z, a ballot initiative to prohibit new drilling activities in unincorporated areas. San Ramon, CA-based Chevron Corp. and other producers then filed a lawsuit, arguing the county…

October 18, 2021
Texas Oil, Gas Permitting Continues Recovering and California Requests Rising

Texas Oil, Gas Permitting Continues Recovering and California Requests Rising

The monthly U.S. oil and gas permit count was nearly flat in September from August, with activity in the Eagle Ford Shale and some smaller Lower 48 plays offsetting declines in the Powder River and Permian basins, according to Evercore ISI. Each month the Evercore team compiles federal and state permitting data to note the…

October 18, 2021
Navigator Sanctions Heartland System to Capture Midwest Industrial CO2 Emissions

Navigator Sanctions Heartland System to Capture Midwest Industrial CO2 Emissions

Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC said Thursday it has binding commitments in hand to sanction the massive Heartland Greenway system, a 1,300-mile carbon capture pipeline that would traverse five states across the Midwest. As initially designed, Heartland would transport and sequester up to 15 million metric tons/year of carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial customers in Illinois,…

October 15, 2021
Air Products Taps Louisiana for World’s Largest Blue Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Complex

Air Products Taps Louisiana for World’s Largest Blue Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Complex

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. on Thursday earmarked $4.5 billion to build and operate a mega complex in Ascension, Parish, LA, capable of producing 750 million cubic feet/day of blue hydrogen and potentially the world’s largest carbon capture sequestration endeavor to date. The project, expected to be operational in 2026, was announced Thursday by Gov.…

October 15, 2021
Biden Administration Aiming for Coast-to-Coast Offshore Wind Sales by 2025

Biden Administration Aiming for Coast-to-Coast Offshore Wind Sales by 2025

The United States is looking to hold up to seven lease sales by 2025 to expand offshore wind energy capacity from coast to coast. The Biden administration has set a goal to expand U.S. offshore wind capacity to 30,000 MW by 2030, which could power more than 10 million homes. The United States now has…

October 14, 2021
Shell-Led Group Pioneering Large-Scale Storage to Advance Global Liquid Hydrogen Trade

Shell-Led Group Pioneering Large-Scale Storage to Advance Global Liquid Hydrogen Trade

A consortium of public, private and academic experts led by Royal Dutch Shell plc has been tapped to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage for international trade applications. The Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, which awarded the project, wants the group to demonstrate that a large-scale LH2 tank, with capacity…

October 14, 2021
Halliburton, VoltaGrid Partner with Aethon to Deploy All-Electric Fracturing in Haynesville

Halliburton, VoltaGrid Partner with Aethon to Deploy All-Electric Fracturing in Haynesville

Halliburton Co. and VoltaGrid LLC have clinched a multi-year contract with Aethon Energy Management LLC to deploy an all-electric fracturing solution in the Haynesville Shale. The project combines Halliburton’s all-electric fracturing spread, which uses the Zeus 5,000 hp electric pumping unit, with VoltaGrid’s power generation system, which offers real-time emissions tracking. “All-electric fracturing represents an…

October 13, 2021
Global Natural Gas Markets Facing ‘Significant Uncertainty’ Heading Into Winter

Global Natural Gas Markets Facing ‘Significant Uncertainty’ Heading Into Winter

Moving the energy economy to net zero emissions is timely and costly, and the world now faces another dilemma: a natural gas market under “tremendous pressure” ahead of winter, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday. In launching its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO-2021), the global energy watchdog acknowledged that winter 2021/2022 is opening with…

October 13, 2021
Piñon Midstream’s Dark Horse Galloping in Permian Delaware to Treat Sour Gas

Piñon Midstream’s Dark Horse Galloping in Permian Delaware to Treat Sour Gas

Houston-based Piñon Midstream LLC has placed into service some Permian Basin infrastructure in New Mexico that includes the Dark Horse sour natural gas treating and carbon capture facility, which is already near initial capacity of 85 MMcf/d. The project within the Delaware sub-basin in Lea County was built to capture and permanently sequester carbon dioxide…

October 13, 2021
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