Emissions

SCOTUS Ruling on Power Plant Emissions Seen as Warning to Federal Agencies to Tread Lightly

SCOTUS Ruling on Power Plant Emissions Seen as Warning to Federal Agencies to Tread Lightly

This week’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should be interpreted as a warning to federal agencies not to overstep their explicit statutory authority in crafting regulations, according to legal and energy experts. At the heart of the case was whether EPA had legal authority under section…

July 1, 2022
Mexico’s AMLO Pledges $2B to Curb Pemex Methane Leaks as ESG Concerns Mount

Mexico’s AMLO Pledges $2B to Curb Pemex Methane Leaks as ESG Concerns Mount

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) plans to invest $2 billion to reduce upstream methane emissions by up to 98%, Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday. The investment is one of 10 actions Mexico is undertaking to fight climate change, the president said in a video address to the Major Economies Forum…

June 22, 2022
Eagle LNG Debuting ‘Multi Purpose-Built’ Vessels to Refuel Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

Eagle LNG Debuting ‘Multi Purpose-Built’ Vessels to Refuel Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

The Royal Caribbean Group has selected The Woodlands, TX-based Eagle LNG Partners LLC to refuel its new class of cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) throughout the Caribbean. As a result, Eagle said it would debut “multiple purpose-built” vessels for LNG bunkering, or refueling, operations that would be located in the region. The…

June 22, 2022
Protests Fail to Derail Shell’s Annual Meeting with Shareholders Strongly Supporting Energy Transition

Protests Fail to Derail Shell’s Annual Meeting with Shareholders Strongly Supporting Energy Transition

Shell plc’s energy transition strategy got a thumb’s up Tuesday from shareholders during an annual general meeting that was disrupted for hours by protestors. During a live feed of the proceedings in London, demonstrators shouted insults and sang protest songs, which led Chairman Andrew Mackenzie to formally delay the event. Before police arrived, some protestors…

May 24, 2022
Atmos Says Natural Gas Fuel Cell Offsets More Carbon than Solar, Wind in Less Space

Atmos Says Natural Gas Fuel Cell Offsets More Carbon than Solar, Wind in Less Space

A newly installed natural gas-powered fuel cell at Atmos Energy Corp.’s corporate data center generates low-emission, grid-independent electricity, and the Dallas-based utility is finding more ways to curb emissions as its multistate customer base grows. “Natural gas once again proves it plays a pivotal role in lowering greenhouse gas emissions while increasing reliability to our…

May 20, 2022
Ballyhooed U.S. Deepwater Oil, Gas Prospect Set to Sail, Say Chevron, TotalEnergies

Ballyhooed U.S. Deepwater Oil, Gas Prospect Set to Sail, Say Chevron, TotalEnergies

The Ballymore oil and natural gas project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM), which would be developed using a three-mile subsea tieback to reduce costs, has gotten a thumb’s up to proceed.  The Mississippi Canyon prospect, with design capacity of 75,000 b/d of crude oil, would be tied back to the Chevron-operated Blind Faith…

May 19, 2022
As Europe Calls on US LNG, Industry Group Urges Global Methane Emissions Standard

As Europe Calls on US LNG, Industry Group Urges Global Methane Emissions Standard

A group of more than 50 natural gas companies responsible for a sizable chunk of U.S. supply is urging the White House and European Commission to develop a unified global standard for directly measuring methane emissions from the wellhead to the burner tip. Our Nation’s Energy Future, aka ONE Future, comprises companies throughout the natural…

April 28, 2022
ExxonMobil Gains Certification for 200 MMcf/d of Permian Natural Gas; Xcel Takes Some Volumes

ExxonMobil Gains Certification for 200 MMcf/d of Permian Natural Gas; Xcel Takes Some Volumes

Nearly 200 MMcf/d of the natural gas that ExxonMobil produces at Poker Lake, NM, in the Permian Basin have been independently certified for methane emissions management, the supermajor said Tuesday. The certification from MiQ is the first by a company for its associated gas production from oil, ExxonMobil said. The certification process also is being…

April 27, 2022
DT Midstream Joins Growing Endeavor to Tackle Emissions Across Natural Gas Industry

DT Midstream Joins Growing Endeavor to Tackle Emissions Across Natural Gas Industry

Natural gas pipeline and storage provider DT Midstream Inc. (DTM), with a portfolio that includes 900 miles of regulated interstate pipelines, said Wednesday it would join a rapidly growing project aimed at better understanding the energy industry’s role in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A day later, Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), one of the largest…

April 21, 2022
Higher Natural Gas Prices, Less Production Without Infrastructure Growth, Says EIA

Higher Natural Gas Prices, Less Production Without Infrastructure Growth, Says EIA

If U.S. natural gas infrastructure is not expanded to meet growing demand, prices would escalate and more electricity generation is likely from renewables, coal and nuclear sources over the next three decades, according to federal researchers. In the U.S. Energy Information (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) issued in March, the reference case – the…

April 4, 2022
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