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Morgan Evans

Morgan Evans joined the NGI team as an interning associate reporter in June 2019. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Gettysburg College.

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Associate Editor | Elverson, PA

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Calls to Build Out East Coast Natural Gas Pipelines Escalating as Bill Seeks Regulatory Certainty

Calls to Build Out East Coast Natural Gas Pipelines Escalating as Bill Seeks Regulatory Certainty

Pennsylvania State Sen. Pat Toomey last week introduced a bill that would create “regulatory certainty” for all U.S. pipeline construction, including the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The Republican Senator representing Pennsylvania’s 15th District introduced the bill to limit regulatory and litigation delays as a result of “outdated laws,” the Senator said. Such laws would…

December 8, 2022
Another California County Bans Natural Gas Hookups ‘Beyond State Code’

Another California County Bans Natural Gas Hookups ‘Beyond State Code’

Residents with new homes in 2023 in Marin County, CA will do their cooking with electric appliances after the Board of Supervisors in November voted to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings.  The county, a peninsula sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, is expected to adopt Ordinance No. 3776 in January.…

December 7, 2022
As LA Bans New Oil, Natural Gas Drilling, Newsom Proposes Penalties for Industry Price Gouging

As LA Bans New Oil, Natural Gas Drilling, Newsom Proposes Penalties for Industry Price Gouging

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously early this month to enact a ban on all new oil and natural gas drilling in every zone across the city and create a 20-year timeline to phase out exploration and production (E&P) at existing wells. City Planning Case (CPC) 2022-4864-CA amends the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC)…

December 6, 2022
PJM Says Ready for Winter Energy Demand on Strengthened ‘Preparations and Processes’

PJM Says Ready for Winter Energy Demand on Strengthened ‘Preparations and Processes’

PJM Interconnection LLC, which serves 65 million across the Mid-Atlantic, said it is armed to combat winter, with adequate fuel and energy supplies to meet a forecast peak demand of about 137 GW. The regional transmission operator serves customers in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West…

December 5, 2022
NYISO Ready For Winter Demand, Though Natural Gas Losses Outpacing Renewable Adds Pose ‘Risk’ Later in Decade

NYISO Ready For Winter Demand, Though Natural Gas Losses Outpacing Renewable Adds Pose ‘Risk’ Later in Decade

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) announced it has adequate supplies to meet the state’s forecasted peak winter electricity demand of 23,893 MW.  NYISO said it is stocked with a total of 43,184 MW of available supply, which includes imports from neighboring regions, leaving it “well positioned to meet this winter’s forecasted demand and…

November 30, 2022
Chevron Snags 50-Plus CNG Stations, Builds Out RNG Supply 

Chevron Snags 50-Plus CNG Stations, Builds Out RNG Supply 

Chevron Corp. subsidiary Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is expanding its large-scale U.S. renewable natural gas (RNG) business through its latest plan to receive supply from Mercuria Energy Trading. The San, Ramon, CA-based supermajor’s subsidiary last week signed a definitive agreement with Beyond6 LLC’s co-owners, which include Mercuria, to also take full ownership of B6’s 55 nationwide…

November 22, 2022
California Resources Dabbles with Zero-Emissions Tech for E&P Operations, Keeps Spotlight on CO2 Management

California Resources Dabbles with Zero-Emissions Tech for E&P Operations, Keeps Spotlight on CO2 Management

The Golden State’s largest oil and natural gas producer, California Resources Corp. (CRC), has partnered with ICE Thermal Harvesting LLC and the University of Houston to use zero-emissions electricity for in-field operations.  The pilot project, which was launched at CRC’s flagship Elk Hills oilfield in October, aims to test the feasibility of harvesting thermal energy…

November 18, 2022
U.S. LNG Exports Took Off in 2021 as Domestic Natural Gas Prices Surged

U.S. LNG Exports Took Off in 2021 as Domestic Natural Gas Prices Surged

Consumption in the domestic electric and residential sectors fell in 2021, but record LNG exports drove growth in net natural gas disposition, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Natural gas demand, net liquefied natural gas exports and net storage grew by 3.6% last year compared with 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic swept across…

November 18, 2022
ConocoPhillips Standing Firm on Permian Acquisitions Despite Price ‘Volatility’ on Takeaway Constraints

ConocoPhillips Standing Firm on Permian Acquisitions Despite Price ‘Volatility’ on Takeaway Constraints

Management for Houston-based ConocoPhillips during a quarterly earnings call highlighted the independent’s progress as it expanded its LNG activities while achieving record production. CEO Ryan Lance told investors “the world is going to need investments in medium- and long-term production in addition to U.S. shale plays.” ConocoPhillips’ portfolio is “well positioned to meet these long-term…

November 15, 2022
RNG ‘A Big Winner’ as Clean Energy Fuels Swerves from Supply Constraints, But Hits Roadblock with High Natural Gas Prices

RNG ‘A Big Winner’ as Clean Energy Fuels Swerves from Supply Constraints, But Hits Roadblock with High Natural Gas Prices

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (CLNE) has a growing list of heavy hitter partnerships thirsting for renewable natural gas (RNG), executives said, including Amazon.com Inc. and Waste Management Inc. In the third quarter, the largest U.S. RNG producer and supplier and Amazon, the world’s second-largest retail company, celebrated the opening of an RNG station in Groveport,…

November 15, 2022
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Kinder Morgan Sees Strong 2023 Earnings on ‘Robust’ Natural Gas Demand, Prices

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) said it expects to post stellar full-year earnings this year and match those results in 2023. Boosted by natural gas demand and elevated prices through much of this year – and expectations for more of the same in 2023 — the Houston-based midstream giant said it expects earnings to swell to…

December 8, 2022

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Polar Plunge Seen for Next Week Drives Price Recovery for Natural Gas Futures

Natural gas futures bounced around Wednesday after weather models added a large chunk of demand to the long-range outlook, with frigid Canadian air forecast to plunge into the Lower 48 next week. After a sharp rally overnight lost momentum, confirmation in the midday data sent the January Nymex gas futures contract roaring higher and ultimately…

December 8, 2022

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TC Shutters 600,000 b/d Keystone to Isolate Leak in Kansas

An oil leak in Kansas detected Wednesday evening prompted TC Energy Corp. to shut down its 600,000 b/d Keystone Pipeline, which transports Canadian crude south to the Midwest and Gulf of Mexico. “The affected segment has been isolated, and booms deployed to control downstream migration of the release,” TC officials stated Thursday. “The system remains…

December 8, 2022