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Flooding, EPC Co. Pullout Raise Doubts At Mexico’s Flagship Energy Project

Flooding, EPC Co. Pullout Raise Doubts At Mexico’s Flagship Energy Project

Progress at Mexico’s biggest energy infrastructure project, the Dos Bocas refinery in Tabasco state, was slowed this week by heavy rains that flooded the construction site, adding to mounting criticism that the project as currently designed is a drain on state funds and part of a poorly designed energy policy. Analysts at Eurasia Group on…

September 22, 2020
Andros Eyeing Domestic Upstream, Downstream Opportunities with $250M Fund

Andros Eyeing Domestic Upstream, Downstream Opportunities with $250M Fund

Houston-based Andros Capital Partners said Tuesday it has completed an inaugural $250 million fund to target investments across the energy sector. The private equity firm, founded earlier this year by managing partner Phillip A. Gayle Jr., is considering “private equity investments, credit opportunities and direct asset-level investments” for the Andros Energy Capital LP fund. Middle-market…

August 18, 2020
Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

Trump Administration’s NEPA Update to Limit Federal Infrastructure Review for Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines and More

The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on Wednesday announced a final rule updating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, a controversial move designed to limit reviews of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. The final rule would modernize environmental reviews, streamline infrastructure approvals and “reverse years of burdensome overregulation…

July 16, 2020
FERC Turns Away Enviro Request for Rehearing of Mountaineer XPress, Gulf XPress Authorizations

FERC Turns Away Enviro Request for Rehearing of Mountaineer XPress, Gulf XPress Authorizations

FERC has denied a request from three environmental groups to rehear a 2017 order authorizing the Mountaineer XPress and Gulf XPress projects, a pair of TransCanada Corp. efforts to increase natural gas pipeline capacity out of the Appalachian Basin by expanding the company’s Columbia Gas Transmission LLC’s system.

March 30, 2020

Commissioners Certify Four Natural Gas Pipeline Projects, Continue Emissions Debate

Four natural gas pipeline projects were approved by FERC Thursday, but Commissioners continued their struggle to find common ground on their role in determining each project’s potential effects on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

December 20, 2019

ExxonMobil Boosts Permian Plans, Estimates Resource Base of 10 Billion Boe and ‘Likely to Grow’

Driven by the Permian Basin, ExxonMobil Corp. reported stronger upstream production and raised its projections in the play, but the solid operational news came as downstream and chemical results pulled first quarter profits down on “challenging industry margin environments.”

April 26, 2019

U.S. E&Ps Encouraged to ‘Think Beyond Drilling’ to Entice Investors

The energy sector, an underperformer in the S&P 500 since oil prices peaked in 2014, is facing a reckoning to entice investors after ending 2018 “solidly” in last place, according to Deloitte.

April 5, 2019

Chevron Increasing 2019 Capex, with $7.6B Focused on U.S. Upstream

Chevron Corp. has earmarked $20 billion for organic capital and exploratory spending in 2019, a near-$2 billion boost year/year, with $7.6 billion specifically targeting the U.S. upstream.

December 7, 2018

FERC’s Climate Review on Dominion Pipeline Under Fire

A phalanx of environmental and community organizations last Thursday asked FERC to reconsider approvals of enhancement work on the Dominion Energy Transmission Inc.’s New Market natural gas pipeline project in New York.

June 4, 2018

Pennsylvania Focused on Attracting More NatGas End-Users

Some of Pennsylvania’s leading private and public sector economic development organizations are stepping-up their efforts to expand markets for natural gas in the state as the upstream and midstream booms of years past are increasingly giving way to more downstream opportunities.

September 28, 2016
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