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Japanese Natural Gas Buyers Meet with U.S., State Officials Over Alaska LNG Project

Japanese Natural Gas Buyers Meet with U.S., State Officials Over Alaska LNG Project

Some of the largest Japanese offtakers of U.S. LNG met with federal and Alaskan officials during a summit in Japan to discuss developing an export project that could connect North Slope natural gas to a supply-short Asian market. At a summit convened in Tokyo by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)…

October 28, 2022
Marathon Petroleum’s Alaska LNG Import Conversion Extended Three Years

Marathon Petroleum’s Alaska LNG Import Conversion Extended Three Years

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) has been granted more time to convert a former LNG export terminal on the Alaskan coast that would supply natural gas to a refinery. FERC granted subsidiary Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co. LLC’s request to extend the conversion of the Kenai liquefied natural gas facility until the end of 2025 (No. CP19-118). The…

August 18, 2022
Marathon Petroleum Affiliate Seeks Extension for Alaska LNG Import Project

Marathon Petroleum Affiliate Seeks Extension for Alaska LNG Import Project

A Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) subsidiary has asked FERC for a three-year extension to transform the Kenai LNG export facility in Alaska to an import terminal. Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co. LLC cited the Covid-19 pandemic, disruptions in the global energy market caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine and an unstable liquefied natural gas (LNG) market in…

July 15, 2022
Long-planned Alaska LNG Project Wouldn’t Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, DOE Says

Long-planned Alaska LNG Project Wouldn’t Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, DOE Says

The Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project would not have an impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if constructed, according to the latest analysis from the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE in late June published its draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Alaska LNG project (DOE/EIS-0512-S1). Researchers found that with mitigations already…

July 1, 2022
Alaska’s Enstar Natural Gas to Get Another Canadian Owner

Alaska’s Enstar Natural Gas to Get Another Canadian Owner

Enstar Natural Gas Co., Alaska’s top natural gas distributor, would get a new Canadian corporate owner in an $800 million sale announced Thursday. In an all-cash transaction, TriSummit Utilities Inc. would acquire Anchorage-based Enstar from AltaGas Ltd. The deal between the buyer and seller, both Calgary-based, is expected to close in early 2023 following regulatory…

June 1, 2022
ConocoPhillips IDs Pressure Build-up as Source of Leak on Alaska’s North Slope

ConocoPhillips IDs Pressure Build-up as Source of Leak on Alaska’s North Slope

An internal investigation from ConocoPhillips into a recent gas leak at a site in Alaska’s North Slope points to extreme pressure that caused well equipment to fail, releasing a pocket of gas to the surface. The report comes more than two months after a leak occurred at one of the Houston-based independent’s oldest Alpine Field…

May 13, 2022
Lawsuit Said Imminent to Stop Peregrine Oil, Gas Project in Alaska’s NPR-A

Lawsuit Said Imminent to Stop Peregrine Oil, Gas Project in Alaska’s NPR-A

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) said it intends to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for insufficiently vetting the potential impacts of 88 Energy Ltd.’s Project Peregrine oil and gas development in Alaska on the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population. “With only about 900 bears remaining, the Southern Beaufort Sea population…

December 28, 2021
Federal Judge Voids OK for ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska

Federal Judge Voids OK for ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska

A federal judge on Wednesday voided Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of ConocoPhillips’ massive Willow development envisaged for Alaska’s North Slope, citing a failure by BLM to analyze the project’s downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a written ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska said the environmental impact…

August 23, 2021
ConocoPhillips Evaluating ‘Options’ After Willow Project in Alaska Rebuked by Court

ConocoPhillips Evaluating ‘Options’ After Willow Project in Alaska Rebuked by Court

A federal judge on Wednesday voided Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of ConocoPhillips’ massive Willow development envisaged for Alaska’s North Slope, citing a failure by BLM to analyze the project’s downstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a written ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason of the District of Alaska said the environmental impact…

August 19, 2021
Strong Week for Eagle Ford, Williston Sends U.S. Rig Count Sharply Higher

Strong Week for Eagle Ford, Williston Sends U.S. Rig Count Sharply Higher

The Eagle Ford Shale and Williston Basin led a surge in U.S. onshore drilling activity during the week ended Friday as the domestic rig count rose nine units to an even 500, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Ten oil-directed rigs were added in the United States for the week, offsetting…

August 13, 2021
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