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Pipeline Leak Detection Company mIQroTech Joins Chevron Technology Venture

Pipeline Leak Detection Company mIQroTech Joins Chevron Technology Venture

Leak detection company headquartered in Tampa, FL, mIQroTech Inc. is joining the Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) Catalyst Program, launched in 2017, in order to further develop their smart sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) technology.  Technology from mIQroTech implements AI and internet of things (IoT) to predict pipeline leaks, which can be reported in a dashboard…

August 6, 2020
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Continues Efforts to Aid Customers Hit Hard by Pandemic

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Continues Efforts to Aid Customers Hit Hard by Pandemic

As the original expiration date has expired for most moratoriums on utility shut-offs for nonpayment, several companies within the oil and gas industry continue to support their customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March, NGI has reported on the efforts of more than 57 domestic and international corporations, foundations and utilities as they responded to…

August 4, 2020
PennFuture Urges Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Explore Green Initiatives, but PIOGA Calls Proposal ‘Laughable’

PennFuture Urges Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Explore Green Initiatives, but PIOGA Calls Proposal ‘Laughable’

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) is calling on the commonwealth to explore “green initiatives” for the oil and gas industry, which could help in the economic recovery from Covid-19. In a report titled “A Green Stimulus and Recovery Platform for Pennsylvania,” PennFuture said Pennsylvania’s economy will need to recover from the ongoing pandemic, and officials…

July 31, 2020
Xcel Says Natural Gas to Remain Key in Lower Carbon Energy Strategy to 2050

Xcel Says Natural Gas to Remain Key in Lower Carbon Energy Strategy to 2050

Moving toward its goal of 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. said it still plans to incorporate more natural gas into its U.S. energy mix. Xcel released its sustainability report ahead of 2Q2020 results, which were issued on Thursday. CEO Ben Fowke said the utility is stepping up its capital…

July 31, 2020
Alliant Energy Accelerating Net-Zero CO2 Goals by 10 Years

Alliant Energy Accelerating Net-Zero CO2 Goals by 10 Years

Alliant Energy Corp. is working to eliminate all coal use by 2040, 10 years sooner than previously planned, and by 2050 is aspiring to be net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the electricity it generates, according to their 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR). The Madison, WI-based utility, which serves around 420,000 natural gas customers across…

July 28, 2020
ExxonMobil, Partners Discover Carbon Capture Technology for Industrial Sources

ExxonMobil, Partners Discover Carbon Capture Technology for Industrial Sources

A possible breakthrough in technology that could capture more than 90% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from industrial sources has been announced from scientists at ExxonMobil, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Laboratory tests on the patent-pending material, tetraamine-functionalized metal frameworks, could be used to capture CO2 emissions up to six times…

July 27, 2020
Duke Ramps 560 MW Natural Gas-Fired Project to Serve Carolina Customers

Duke Ramps 560 MW Natural Gas-Fired Project to Serve Carolina Customers

Duke Energy Progress, a Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary, said its natural gas-fired Asheville Combined Cycle Station in Arden, NC, is online and producing 560 MW for customers across the Carolinas.  The $817 million natural gas station consists of two 280 MW power blocks, four generators and more than 18,000 components. The first power block became…

July 24, 2020
Halliburton Partnering with Microsoft, Accenture to Build Cloud-based Digital Platforms

Halliburton Partnering with Microsoft, Accenture to Build Cloud-based Digital Platforms

Halliburton Co., considered the No. 2 oilfield services (OFS) operators in the world, has clinched a five-year strategic agreement with Microsoft Corp. and Accenture to improve digital capabilities.  Through the agreement, Halliburton would be able to finalize its transition to cloud-based digital platforms. The Houston-based operator is also expanding its customer offerings through enhancing real-time platforms…

July 23, 2020
NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

To share information on novel technologies and investments in natural gas, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The partnership follows the success of the NARUC-DOE Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization Partnership (NGIMP) in 2016, which created numerous educational handbooks on natural gas.  The…

July 21, 2020
Exelon Funding 10 Startups to Advance $20M Climate Change Investment Initiative

Exelon Funding 10 Startups to Advance $20M Climate Change Investment Initiative

Exelon Corp. and the Exelon Foundation plan to spend a combined $1 million for 10 startups working to develop technologies to mitigate and build resilience to the effects of climate change. The utility and its philanthropic group’s funding are part of a $20 million Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i) planned over 10 years for early…

July 20, 2020
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