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Michigan Regulators Give Consumers Energy OK for $550M Natural Gas Pipeline

State regulators have given Consumers Energy Co. the nod to construct a new $550 million, 36-inch diameter pipeline replacement in central Michigan. The Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) last week approved Consumers’ application to build the Mid-Michigan Pipeline, a replacement of the existing 20-inch diameter, 70-year-old Line 100A. The PSC determined that the Mid-Michigan project…

December Natural Gas Futures Advance Amid Steady LNG Demand, Strength in Spot Prices

Natural gas futures climbed higher Monday as export levels held strong, prospects for weather-driven demand improved slightly and continued positive news on the coronavirus vaccine front bolstered confidence across markets. The December Nymex contract gained 6.1 cents day/day to start the abbreviated trading week and settled at $2.711/MMBtu. January rose 5.3 cents to $2.823. NGI’s…

November 23, 2020

U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

A coalition of 24 natural gas companies that are members of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future) beat its methane intensity goal by 67% in 2019, according to an annual report published by the organization. In the report, ONE Future’s member companies in 2019 registered a methane intensity number of 0.334%, beating the targeted…

November 23, 2020

New York Natural Gas Rates to Rise as Utilities Commit to Net-Zero Gas Sales Growth

As part of a broader shift away from natural gas in New York, a pair of local utilities committed to achieving net-zero growth in gas sales throughout their service territories during a three-year period beginning Dec. 1. New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG) and sister company Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) made the…

November 23, 2020

Global Oil, Natural Gas Producers Commit to More Transparency in Reporting Methane Emissions

A group of 62 oil and natural gas operators, which together represent 30% of the world’s production, agreed Monday to report their methane emissions with a “higher level” of transparency. The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) is a Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the…

November 23, 2020