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Wyoming Governor’s Budget Proposal Looks to Low Carbon Options

In a state where natural resources are the major economic drivers, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Tuesday revealed that his austere budget priorities will emphasize the reality of low- and zero-carbon energy options.

January 15, 2020

Western Canada’s Coastal GasLink Gains New Majority Stakeholders

TC Energy Corp.’s 2.1 Bcf/d Coastal GasLine Pipeline Project, which would traverse the gassy fields of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to move supply overseas, has gained KKR and Alberta Investment Management Corp. as majority stakeholders.

December 30, 2019

Insurance, Financial Support Dwindling for Oilsands, Coal and Arctic Drilling

Insurance giant The Hartford this month instituted a policy to no longer insure or invest in companies that generate more than one-quarter of their revenues or energy production from oilsands or coal.

December 24, 2019

Opposition Growing for Los Angeles Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Plans by the city of Los Angeles to develop an 845 MW natural gas-fired power plant to replace a coal generation unit in Utah are facing increasing public opposition.

November 21, 2019

BOEM ‘Systematically Underestimates’ Value of Offshore Oil, Gas Leases, Says GAO

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) “systematically underestimates the value of offshore oil and gas leases, resulting in the government collecting hundreds of millions of dollars less than it could otherwise,” according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

October 25, 2019

North Carolina’s Draft Energy Plan Aims to Curb Natural Gas Buildout

Another in a chorus of states aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, North Carolina has published a draft Clean Energy Plan, a list of recommendations that, if enacted, would have major implications for natural gas use.

August 20, 2019

West Virginia Company to Turn Natural Gas, Coal Into Liquid Fuels

West Virginia-based Domestic Synthetic Fuels is preparing to break ground in October on a $1.2 billion project to convert coal and natural gas into gasoline and other fuels.

July 16, 2019

Natural Gas Expected to Replace Most Coal Capacity Lost to Shrinking Utility Demand

Amid efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. power grid, natural gas-fired generation will replace most of the thermal-coal electric-generation capacity that’s heading toward retirement, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service.

July 11, 2019

Capital Power to Add Natural Gas Pipeline to Alberta Genesee Facility

Capital Power Corp. said Tuesday it is proceeding with a project to maximize flexibility to use natural gas as fuel at the Genesee Generating Station in Alberta, which primarily had burned coal.

June 18, 2019

Xcel Turns to NatGas, Nuclear, Renewables, Ending Coal Use in Upper Midwest

As part of a plan to reduce carbon emissions across its Upper Midwest footprint through the use of more renewables, nuclear energy and natural gas, Xcel Energy said it will retire its last two coal-burning plants in the region a decade earlier than previously scheduled.

May 21, 2019