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Matthew Veazey

Matthew Veazey joined NGI as an associate editor in October 2021. He has covered the energy industry for more than two decades, including 15 years covering the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors at Rigzone. Matthew holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University.

Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has cut methane emissions by more than 27% over the past decade through an ongoing pipeline modernization program, the Southern Company Gas-owned local distribution company (LDC) reported last week. “While our current system is safe and has performed well, as technology has advanced, it’s critical to continually upgrade our pipeline system,”…

September 26, 2022
Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

Appalachian Basin Engineers Studying Hydrogen Transport in Natural Gas Pipelines

How to safely and securely transport hydrogen through natural gas infrastructure is the focus of a new research partnership between the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering and utility Peoples Natural Gas. “Hydrogen has the potential to transform the way we heat our homes and power our businesses, using the existing natural gas…

September 26, 2022
Dow, in Decarbonizing Mode, Considers Small-Scale Nuclear to Power Gulf Coast Facility

Dow, in Decarbonizing Mode, Considers Small-Scale Nuclear to Power Gulf Coast Facility

A modular nuclear reactor could generate power for a Dow Chemical Co. manufacturing facility on the Gulf Coast within the next decade under a potential deal with nuclear technology developer X Energy LLC A letter of intent (LOI) was signed by Dow and X-energy, as it is known, to consider deploying the nuclear developer’s Xe-100…

September 22, 2022
IEA Sees Natural Gas, Oil, Coal Job Growth Lagging Alternative Sectors

IEA Sees Natural Gas, Oil, Coal Job Growth Lagging Alternative Sectors

Worldwide energy sector employment has topped pre-pandemic levels, and the workforce rebound has been strongest outside of fossil energy sectors, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its inaugural World Energy Employment Report, Paris-based IEA found that more than 65 million people hold energy-related jobs globally. The study also concluded that more than 50%…

September 22, 2022
Texas Upstream Natural Gas, Oil Industry Direct Jobs Top 200K

Texas Upstream Natural Gas, Oil Industry Direct Jobs Top 200K

The direct upstream job count in the Lone Star State surpassed the 200,000 mark in August for the first time since the pandemic-related freefall in employment in 2020, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reported last week. Based on the trade group’s analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, Texas…

September 21, 2022
Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

A manufacturing defect, a degraded coating and an ineffective corrosion prevention system contributed to a fatal explosion and fire on Enbridge Inc.’s Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) natural gas pipeline near Danville, KY, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said last week. The August 2019 Tetco Line 15 rupture and subsequent fire caused one death and…

September 20, 2022
Fatal Tetco Incident in 2019 Said Combination of Pipeline Defect, Degraded System

Fatal Tetco Incident in 2019 Said Combination of Pipeline Defect, Degraded System

A manufacturing defect, a degraded coating and an ineffective corrosion prevention system contributed to a fatal explosion and fire on Enbridge Inc.’s Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) natural gas pipeline near Danville, KY, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Wednesday. The August 2019 Tetco Line 15 rupture and subsequent fire caused one death and sent…

September 16, 2022
Texas Reports 83% Gain in August for Haynesville Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Permits

Texas Reports 83% Gain in August for Haynesville Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Permits

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) said it issued 83% more drilling permits year/year in August in its East Texas District, which includes the state’s portion of the gassy Haynesville Shale. Last month, RRC issued 22 permits to drill oil and gas wells in the East Texas area, aka District 6, up sharply from 12…

September 15, 2022
Crestwood Pulling Out of Marcellus with Sale to Antero

Crestwood Pulling Out of Marcellus with Sale to Antero

Antero Midstream Corp. plans to acquire the Marcellus Shale natural gas gathering and compression assets owned by Crestwood Equity Partners LP (CEQP), the companies reported Monday. The $250 million bolt-on acquisition, which requires regulatory approval, would boost Appalachian Basin pure-play Antero’s gas compression capacity by 20% and gas compression mileage by 15%, said management. CEQP…

September 14, 2022
Texas Pacific, WaterBridge Teaming Up Deep in Heart of Permian Delaware

Texas Pacific, WaterBridge Teaming Up Deep in Heart of Permian Delaware

Texas Pacific Land Corp. (TPL) and WaterBridge NDB LLC have formed an alliance that they say emphasizes sustainable oil and natural gas development across 64,000-plus acres in Reeves and Loving counties in West Texas, spanning the heart of the Permian Basin’s Delaware sub-basin. “This alliance covers a region of the Delaware Basin that offers some…

September 12, 2022
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