Emissions

Column: Mexico’s Electricity Reform Would Lead to More, Not Less, Reliance on NatGas Imports

Column: Mexico’s Electricity Reform Would Lead to More, Not Less, Reliance on NatGas Imports

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The year 2022 is littered with risk for economic activity in Mexico. The persistence of an inflationary environment, the expectation of meager…

January 14, 2022
U.S. Seen Gaining Momentum in 2022 on Imperative to Better Measure LNG Emissions

U.S. Seen Gaining Momentum in 2022 on Imperative to Better Measure LNG Emissions

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is poised for a milestone year on the path toward establishing emissions measurements across the value chain, particularly in the United States, where suppliers have made progress in a way that could give them a commercial advantage.

January 14, 2022
IEA Urges ‘Deep Decarbonization’ of Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Industry

IEA Urges ‘Deep Decarbonization’ of Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Industry

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is urging the Canadian government to require “deep decarbonization” in the country’s oil and natural gas industry.  “Global markets will progressively demand cleaner fuels and will discriminate in favor of more carbon-competitive products,” said the global energy watchdog in a 261-page report issued on Thursday. “Canada is the fourth largest…

January 13, 2022
TransAlta Completes Canada Switch to Natural Gas Generation from Coal

TransAlta Completes Canada Switch to Natural Gas Generation from Coal

Calgary-based TransAlta Corp., a mainstay of investor-owned power generation, on Wednesday ended 65 years of burning coal in its Canadian thermal plants by completing a fuel switch to natural gas for its Alberta network. The company announced its 463 MW Keephills Unit 3, west of Edmonton near Wabamun, finished the historic change. The firm is…

January 3, 2022
BP’s Haynesville Wells Achieve Top Grade for Methane Emissions Performance

BP’s Haynesville Wells Achieve Top Grade for Methane Emissions Performance

BP plc has become the latest major to differentiate its natural gas through MiQ, with the U.S. onshore business achieving a top grade for the methane emissions performance of some wells in the Haynesville Shale. MiQ’s independently audited certification system reviewed emissions in the Haynesville that are managed by BP’s Lower 48 arm BPX Energy…

December 15, 2021
ExxonMobil Envisions Carbon-Neutral Permian Operations by 2030

ExxonMobil Envisions Carbon-Neutral Permian Operations by 2030

ExxonMobil is targeting net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from its operated Permian Basin assets by 2030, the company said Monday. The Irving, TX-based supermajor was producing 500,000 boe/d in the Permian at the end of the third quarter, accounting for more than 40% of the company’s U.S. net production. ExxonMobil plans…

December 13, 2021
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
FERC Exploring GHG Emissions from LNG Projects as Court Cases Pile Up

FERC Exploring GHG Emissions from LNG Projects as Court Cases Pile Up

FERC Chairman Richard Glick last week argued that the “reasonably foreseen” carbon emissions from natural gas infrastructure should be included in every certificate review, but not everybody agrees with him. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a day-long technical conference on Nov. 19 concerning natural gas projects proposed under section 3 or 7 of the…

November 23, 2021
INGAA Touts More Efforts to Slash Natural Gas Pipeline, Storage Emissions

INGAA Touts More Efforts to Slash Natural Gas Pipeline, Storage Emissions

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) recently unveiled updated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions commitments for members, part of a larger effort to achieve net-zero emissions from transmission and storage operations by 2050. INGAA said its 27 member companies have pledged several measures to reduce methane emissions from pipelines, pneumatic controllers, storage and compressor…

November 19, 2021
Global Oil, Natural Gas Demand Strong into ‘Foreseeable Future,’ Says Aramco CEO

Global Oil, Natural Gas Demand Strong into ‘Foreseeable Future,’ Says Aramco CEO

The Saudi Arabian Oil Co., better known as Aramco, recorded a substantial increase in profits during the third quarter on rebounding global energy demand, which is likely to “remain healthy for the foreseeable future,” CEO Amin H. Nasser said. Higher oil volumes sales and prices, combined with stronger refining and chemicals margins, were underpinned by…

November 1, 2021
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