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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 Reporter-Intern | Elverson, PA

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FedEx Ramps Up Vehicle Electrification with Xos Trucks

FedEx Ramps Up Vehicle Electrification with Xos Trucks

Ground operators for Fedex Corp. have reached an agreement to receive 120 emissions-free electric trucks from Xos Inc. and NextGen Acquisition Corp. that would be deployed for operations in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas.  Los Angeles-based Xos produces Class 5 to Class 8 electrified and cost-effective commercial vehicles. Xos’ medium- to heavy-duty…

August 19, 2021
BP Looks to Build U.S. RNG Portfolio in Iowa and California

BP Looks to Build U.S. RNG Portfolio in Iowa and California

BP plc subsidiaries are set to expand their renewable natural gas (RNG) resources in a deal with a Gevo Inc. Iowa facility now under construction BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. and BP Products North America Inc. would buy the RNG, produced from dairy farm cow manure, from Gevo NW Iowa RNG LLC. Earlier this month…

August 18, 2021
Energy Capital Ventures’ $45M Fund Designed to Bolster Natural Gas Industry’s ESG Commitments

Energy Capital Ventures’ $45M Fund Designed to Bolster Natural Gas Industry’s ESG Commitments

Five natural gas utilities have committed $45 million to an Energy Capital Venture (ECV) fund to bolster digital advancements along with environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies within the natural gas industry.  Chicago-based ECV was founded in 2020 to focus on local distribution companies and natural gas utilities with an eye on creating a more…

August 13, 2021
ConEd, 174 Power Global Get OK for Battery Storage System in New York

ConEd, 174 Power Global Get OK for Battery Storage System in New York

Consolidated Edison Inc. (ConEd) and 174 Power Global are set to move forward with the East River Energy Storage Project, a 100 MW battery storage system in New York City, after the state Public Service Commission (PSC) gave recent approval for the project.  Irvine, CA-headquartered 174 Power Global, which specializes in renewable energy projects, has…

August 5, 2021
Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Southern Company’s Nicor Gas has gained approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to move forward with a pilot project to test delivering renewable natural gas (RNG) through its distribution system.  Through the Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot, RNG producers within Nicor’s service area may use the service agreement to supply gas through the utility’s…

July 27, 2021
Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Last week, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) went airborne to survey methane emissions at major oil and gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.  This was the first of many flights scheduled for 2021, according to CDPHE. Aerial monitoring will continue over Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties, with more concentrated aerial surveys in…

July 23, 2021
Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

In a move to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Michigan public utility Consumers Energy announced it would purchase four natural gas-fired power plants as it aims to transition away from coal by 2025.  Pending state and federal regulatory approvals, Consumers Energy has proposed purchasing the 1,176 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle Covert Generating Station…

July 21, 2021
Seneca, NexTier Take On Emissions Tests for Fracking Equipment

Seneca, NexTier Take On Emissions Tests for Fracking Equipment

Seneca Resources Co. LLC and NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. have begun a comparative carbon emissions assessment for various natural gas- and diesel-fired hydraulic fracturing (frack) equipment.  Houston-based Seneca, the exploration and production (E&P) arm of National Fuel Gas Co., produces natural gas and oil in California, the Marcellus and Utica shales.  The E&P would lead…

July 15, 2021
DOE Seeking Information to Reconfigure U.S. Energy Grid

DOE Seeking Information to Reconfigure U.S. Energy Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) may consider a grid system that sources locally produced energy for regions, otherwise known as energysheds, as indicated by its latest request for information (RFI).  Unlike an energyshed, the current energy transmission system can carry voltage produced at a power plant to its final destination over about 300 miles.…

July 15, 2021
Chevron, Shell, Total Partner with GHGSat in Tackling Methane Leaks

Chevron, Shell, Total Partner with GHGSat in Tackling Methane Leaks

Chevron Corp., Royal Dutch Shell plc, and TotalEnergies SE are taking to the skies with Canada’s GHGSat as part of a year-long research project to detect offshore methane (CH4) leaks by satellite. The three supermajors are supporting the project by allowing six of their offshore facilities to be observed, including ones in the North Sea…

July 14, 2021
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