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RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

Responsibly-sourced natural gas (RSG) is key to unlocking more demand for the fuel overseas, but largely in countries that can afford it, according to a panel of U.S. producers and exporters that spoke in Washington, DC, earlier this month. “RSG is a contract between a region that is privileged to have the supply and a…

November 24, 2021
Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

The Texas energy sector is making substantial progress to reduce methane emissions, with flared natural gas volumes down by almost three-quarters between June 2019 and May, according to an industry-backed report.  The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition on Wednesday issued the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report. The coalition, established in December 2019,…

September 10, 2021
Feds Expanding Efforts to Capture, Store CO2 Emissions

Feds Expanding Efforts to Capture, Store CO2 Emissions

Nine research projects are getting a federal funding boost to advance methods and potentially reduce costs to capture and store carbon from the air, also known as direct air capture (DAC). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it has granted $24 million to universities and national labs across the country. The aim of the…

August 23, 2021
Biden Administration Begrudgingly Agrees to Resume Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales on Federal Property

Biden Administration Begrudgingly Agrees to Resume Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales on Federal Property

The Biden administration said it would resume oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters in order to comply with a court ruling. However, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) said late Monday it is simultaneously appealing the Louisiana-based court’s decision, and if it wins on appeal, it could again suspend leasing…

August 17, 2021
API, Energy Industry Look to Partner in Reducing GHG Emissions as Scientists Sound Alarm

API, Energy Industry Look to Partner in Reducing GHG Emissions as Scientists Sound Alarm

Overcoming the impacts of climate change remains “the global challenge of our time,” a top oil and gas industry spokesperson said Tuesday.  American Petroleum Institute (API) spokesperson Bethany Aronhalt told NGI that the oil and gas industry is working to combat the rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),…

August 12, 2021
Sweeping Infrastructure Bill Goes Big on Energy Transition, Leaves Natural Gas Wanting

Sweeping Infrastructure Bill Goes Big on Energy Transition, Leaves Natural Gas Wanting

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday with bipartisan support includes a big boost in spending on renewable energy, the power grid and programs to broadly promote lower greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The massive bill contains more than $550 billion in new spending. About $110 billion of that…

August 11, 2021
Electrification Alone Won’t Cut It for Decarbonization, Say Natural Gas Experts

Electrification Alone Won’t Cut It for Decarbonization, Say Natural Gas Experts

Electrification alone will be insufficient to decarbonize the energy sector, said speakers at the LDC Gas Forums Northeast event in late July. Enbridge Inc.’s Steve Elliott, director of business development, told the Boston conference that about 80% of the world’s energy is currently consumed as a molecule, with the remaining 20% consumed as an electron.…

July 30, 2021
Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

North America’s largest natural gas transporters and distributors are advancing projects to produce clean hydrogen and blend it into their mix to help achieve decarbonization goals. Managers from industry heavyweights including Enbridge Inc. and Williams gave updates on their progress at the LDC Gas Forums Northeast event this month in Boston. Although hydrogen offers “great…

July 29, 2021
Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec upheld its reputation as no-go territory for fossil fuel projects Wednesday by denying environmental approval for a US$10.6 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plan. GNL Quebec’s proposed Energie Saguenay terminal and Gazoduq pipeline failed to prove it would cut global greenhouse gas emissions, provincial Environment Minister Benoit Charette said in announcing the rejection.…

July 22, 2021
Ahead of Regulators, API Proposes Way for Oil and Gas Companies to Uniformly Report Emissions

Ahead of Regulators, API Proposes Way for Oil and Gas Companies to Uniformly Report Emissions

After backing an economy-wide price on carbon emissions, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Thursday released a new template for oil and gas companies to standardize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. API, the largest U.S. oil and gas trade association, is asking energy companies to track emissions and voluntarily disclose to the public details, including…

June 24, 2021
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