Energy transition

COLUMN: With Mexico Market Rule Change, Natural Gas Users Could Lose Out

COLUMN: With Mexico Market Rule Change, Natural Gas Users Could Lose Out

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 decision by Mexico’s Energy Ministry (Sener) to require users to source imported gas from state companies upends a long process of…

July 1, 2022
Colombia’s Petro Promises to Revamp Nation’s Energy Sector

Colombia’s Petro Promises to Revamp Nation’s Energy Sector

Former Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro beat businessman and Tik-Tok star Rodolfo Hernández earlier this month to become Colombia’s first leftist president with promises to upend the country’s oil and gas sector. Petro proposes “a very significant change in the energy sector,” Sergio Guzman, the director of local risk consultancy Colombia Risk Analysis told NGI. During…

June 24, 2022
Los Angeles Takes ‘Critical First Step’ to Ban Natural Gas Hookups in New Buildings

Los Angeles Takes ‘Critical First Step’ to Ban Natural Gas Hookups in New Buildings

The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion to ban natural gas hookups to new buildings to address the city’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Councilmembers Nithya Raman, Mitch O’Farrell, Nury Martinez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, and Paul Koretz introduced the motion in early February. In late May, all of the council members voted to approve the motion. …

June 17, 2022
TC Looking to Bridge RNG Producers, Customers with U.S. Transportation Hub

TC Looking to Bridge RNG Producers, Customers with U.S. Transportation Hub

TC Energy Corp. has launched a collaboration aimed at connecting renewable natural gas (RNG) to a series of transportation hubs across its U.S. network of pipelines. The Calgary-based energy infrastructure company has tapped GreenGasUSA Holdings LLC, an RNG operator and developer, to expand the volume of low-carbon gas captured from farms and landfills within the…

April 29, 2022
COLUMN: Mexico Energy Sector Takes Center Stage Amid Soaring Prices

COLUMN: Mexico Energy Sector Takes Center Stage Amid Soaring Prices

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 energy sector is under the spotlight in Mexico perhaps unlike any time in recent history. The modification of the sector’s legal…

April 8, 2022
Substantial Roles Seen for Natural Gas, Carbon Capture in 1.5-C Degree World

Substantial Roles Seen for Natural Gas, Carbon Capture in 1.5-C Degree World

Natural gas should play a reduced, yet still significant role, in the global energy mix even if anthropogenic global warming is limited to 1.5 C degrees, according to the latest modeling by the United Nations (UN) climate change panel. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) analyzed scenarios in the latest report, which indicate…

April 8, 2022
Chicago Set to Toss Fossil Fuel Companies from Investment Portfolio

Chicago Set to Toss Fossil Fuel Companies from Investment Portfolio

The Chicago City Council has voted to pull investments in fossil fuel companies, with $70 million in bonds already removed from the portfolio in the last 18 months through maturities or sales.  “When I first took office, I chose to divest from fossil fuels to protect the health of our residents, our city and our…

April 5, 2022
California Pushing Forward with Humboldt Bay Wind Energy Development

California Pushing Forward with Humboldt Bay Wind Energy Development

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $10.5 million grant to transform the Port of Humboldt Bay into an offshore wind terminal that could support the development of 1.6 GW of wind energy. The Humboldt Bay Offshore Wind Heavy Lift Marine Terminal, once complete, will manage heavy cargo vessels, offshore wind floating platform development,…

March 21, 2022
Blue Hydrogen Using Natural Gas Considered ‘Essential’ Step in Net Zero Push

Blue Hydrogen Using Natural Gas Considered ‘Essential’ Step in Net Zero Push

Hydrogen from natural gas is an opportunity for energy companies and will be a key part of the energy transition, industry executives said recently. At CERAWeek by S&P Global held earlier this month, Snam SpA CEO Marco Alverà said “there isn’t one solution that will fit all.” Hydrogen as a fuel will take many forms…

March 18, 2022
Apache Ramping Up Permian Emissions Monitoring

Apache Ramping Up Permian Emissions Monitoring

Houston-based Apache Corp. is expanding its partnership with LongPath Technologies Inc. to build its continuous methane emissions monitoring in the Permian Basin. The APA Corp. subsidiary first partnered with LongPath last fall to use its monitoring systems at dozens of Apache drilling sites. Now, the Houston-based independent plans to employ LongPath’s monitoring systems for about…

March 11, 2022
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