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Morgan Evans

Morgan Evans joined NGI as an interning associate reporter in June 2019 before joining the Thought Leaders team in a full-time position in May 2022. She holds a liberal arts degree from Gettysburg College.

Energy Transfer Snapping Up Permian Assets in $3.25B Deal for WTG Midstream

Energy Transfer Snapping Up Permian Assets in $3.25B Deal for WTG Midstream

Energy Transfer LP is expanding its access to Permian Basin natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) in a $3.25 billion deal to acquire WTG Midstream Holdings LLC from a subsidiary of independent Diamondback Energy Inc. and investment firm Stonepeak. Private midstreamer WTG primarily operates in the Permian’s prolific Midland sub-basin. Through the deal, Energy…

May 28, 2024
Crescent Energy Building Eagle Ford Natural Gas, Oil Portfolio in Friendly Merger with SilverBow

Crescent Energy Building Eagle Ford Natural Gas, Oil Portfolio in Friendly Merger with SilverBow

Houston-based Crescent Energy Co. has agreed to tie-up with cross-town rival SilverBow Resources Inc. to create one of the largest exploration and production companies in the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas, loaded with natural gas, liquids and oil opportunities. The estimated $2.1 billion transaction, announced Thursday, comes about a month after activist investor Kimmeridge Energy…

May 16, 2024
U.S. Natural Gas Generators to Face Increased Oversight Under Biden Administration Rules

U.S. Natural Gas Generators to Face Increased Oversight Under Biden Administration Rules

The Biden administration has finalized rules to slash 90% of emissions from new natural gas-fired power plants, designed in part to encourage the use of more carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthened New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for newly built gas-fired combustion turbines. Guidelines also were established to curb…

May 3, 2024
Diamondback Ready to Support Scaling West Texas Natural Gas Egress 

Diamondback Ready to Support Scaling West Texas Natural Gas Egress 

Pipeline constraints in the oil-rich Permian Basin have not impacted Diamondback Energy Inc.’s production, but “pushing out more pipes” could help low natural gas prices in West Texas.  During a call to discuss first quarter results, CEO Travis Stice said, “we’re going to continue to need pipes being built about every 12-18 months in the…

May 2, 2024
Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

The oil and natural gas industry should remain vigilant against cyberattacks as global tensions mount and threaten U.S. critical infrastructure, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray.  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has repeatedly sponsored cyberattacks against the United States and has “made it clear that it considers every sector that makes…

May 1, 2024
TotalEnergies Amplifying U.S. RNG for Industrial Decarbonization

TotalEnergies Amplifying U.S. RNG for Industrial Decarbonization

TotalEnergies SE has inked an agreement with BlackRock Inc.-backed Vanguard Renewables to advance nearly a dozen U.S. renewable natural gas (RNG) projects over the next year with total annual production capacity of 2.5 Bcf.  Boston-based Vanguard, funded by BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure segment, plans initially to develop 10 projects. The first three from the joint venture…

April 26, 2024
Natural Gas Generation Dominates in PJM as Emissions Fall to Record Lows

Natural Gas Generation Dominates in PJM as Emissions Fall to Record Lows

PJM Interconnection, the largest U.S. regional transmission organization (RTO), recorded all-time lows for various greenhouse gas emissions last year while natural gas-fired generation continued to grow as the Mid-Atlantic region’s primary power source.  PJM, the RTO managing the electric grid for 13 Mid-Atlantic states and Washington, DC, said carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2023 tumbled…

April 23, 2024
Kimmeridge Looks to Add to SilverBow’s Board After Pulling Merger Offer

Kimmeridge Looks to Add to SilverBow’s Board After Pulling Merger Offer

Activist investor Kimmeridge Energy Management Co. LLC has withdrawn its proposal to merge its natural gas-focused subsidiary with Eagle Ford Shale producer SilverBow Resources Inc.  The New York-based investment firm, which holds a 12.9% stake in SilverBow, in March proposed a tie-up between Kimmeridge Texas Gas LLC (KTG) and the Eagle Ford producer along with…

April 17, 2024
Industry Groups Challenge DOE Rules Blocking Natural Gas Appliances 

Industry Groups Challenge DOE Rules Blocking Natural Gas Appliances 

Natural gas industry advocates are taking aim at a trio of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rules that petitioners argue would raise prices and eliminate consumer choice.  The American Gas Association (AGA), American Public Gas Association (APGA), the National Propane Gas Association, natural gas utility Spire Inc. and furnace manufacturer Thermo Products LLC filed petitions…

April 12, 2024
Drought Seen Impacting Western Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Operations

Drought Seen Impacting Western Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Operations

Canadian oil and natural gas operators are working to manage water use as western provinces face increasingly dry conditions after a mild winter.  Exploration and production (E&P) companies achieved record natural gas production last winter, according to the latest data from the Canada Energy Regulator. Total marketed natural gas production during December was more than…

April 11, 2024
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