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Atlanta Gas Expanding LNG Peak Shaving Storage Pipeline Alternatives

Atlanta Gas Expanding LNG Peak Shaving Storage Pipeline Alternatives

Atlanta Gas Light Co. (AGLC), one of the South’s largest natural gas distributors, is expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) peak shaving facility in the exurbs of Atlanta as part of a long-term response to growing energy demand. The Southern Co. affiliate has started work on a $250 million expansion of its Cherokee LNG facility…

April 22, 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
Natural Gas, Petroleum to Supply Most of U.S. Energy Through 2050 as LNG Demand Rises, EIA Projects

Natural Gas, Petroleum to Supply Most of U.S. Energy Through 2050 as LNG Demand Rises, EIA Projects

Even with growth in renewables, natural gas and petroleum are expected to supply most of the energy consumed in the United States through 2050, according to updated long-term forecasting from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2022 report, published Thursday, the agency said renewables would represent the fastest-growing U.S. energy…

March 4, 2022
Texas Legislators Seek White House Intervention on Mexico Energy Policies

Texas Legislators Seek White House Intervention on Mexico Energy Policies

A bipartisan group of Texas legislators has asked the Biden administration to intervene on behalf of U.S. energy companies operating in Mexico amid the latter country’s increasingly nationalistic energy policies. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with 18 of the state’s 32 U.S. representatives, signed a letter Tuesday (Oct. 19) to U.S. Ambassador to…

October 20, 2021
Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Times are Tough, but Mexico’s Energy Sector Still Awash in Opportunities, Experts Say

Mexico’s energy sector has faced a difficult past three years which have seriously dented investor appetite, but the country still offers opportunities and the future could be bright, industry insiders said Tuesday at the Mexico Gas Summit hosted by Industry Exchange LLC in San Antonio, TX. The Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Duncan Wood said that…

September 7, 2021
Mexico Giving “Stay Away” Signal to Investors, Atlantic Council Energy Group Chairman Says (Part 1)

Mexico Giving “Stay Away” Signal to Investors, Atlantic Council Energy Group Chairman Says (Part 1)

“By pausing the renewable energy auctions and pausing the oil auctions, the president has basically given a ‘stay away’ signal to foreign investment in the energy sector,” David Goldwyn, Chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Energy Advisory Board, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. Recent policy decisions have “really put into question Mexico’s…

March 26, 2021
Current Mexico Energy Policy Harmful to Private Investment, Former CRE Commissioner Says

Current Mexico Energy Policy Harmful to Private Investment, Former CRE Commissioner Says

“We are effectively seeing this administration block the participation of private industry in the energy sector across all segments,” Montserrat Ramiro, former Commissioner at Mexico’s Comisión Reguladora de Energia (CRE), told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “Apparently they think the optimal outcome is total control of the market by state-owned companies. Moreover, they think markets…

January 22, 2021
Trump and Biden Clash Over Climate Change, Energy in Chaotic First Debate

Trump and Biden Clash Over Climate Change, Energy in Chaotic First Debate

More than an hour into a bitter, 90-minute debate that often devolved into inexplicable interruptions and trivial jabs more notable for political animus than policy substance, President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. sparred over climate change and energy. During the first of three scheduled debates Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve…

September 30, 2020
Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change

Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to streamline the approval process for oil and natural gas development in national forests and grasslands. The proposed rule, issued on Tuesday, is posted in the Federal Register and available for public comment until Nov. 2. The overhaul, part of a larger mandate by the Trump administration to…

September 3, 2020
Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

President Trump rallied West Texas oil and natural gas workers on Wednesday afternoon during a visit to Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, touting American energy dominance and claiming the industry is not only back on track but expanding. The campaign speech of sorts came during a brief visit after the president toured…

July 30, 2020
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