Environmental

Sunoco Cleared to Restart Mariner East Work in Pennsylvania After Appeal Granted

Sunoco Cleared to Restart Mariner East Work in Pennsylvania After Appeal Granted

An administrative law judge has allowed Sunoco Pipeline LP to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) on a stretch of its Mariner East pipeline system in southeast Pennsylvania, overturning an order from state regulators that stopped construction last week. Sunoco appealed the order to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB), which oversees decisions made by the…

August 27, 2020
Range Resources Aiming for Net Zero Emissions in Lower 48 by 2025

Range Resources Aiming for Net Zero Emissions in Lower 48 by 2025

Lower 48 independent Range Resources Corp. on Wednesday unveiled an emissions goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025. The Fort Worth, TX-based exploration and production (E&P) company said in its 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report it has reduced absolute GHG emissions by 47% since 2017. It also has recycled 147% of produced water…

August 27, 2020
U.S. Chamber Steps into Legal Fray to Defend Reforms Aimed at Speedier Approvals of Energy Infrastructure

U.S. Chamber Steps into Legal Fray to Defend Reforms Aimed at Speedier Approvals of Energy Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday said it would help defend Trump administration updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that were designed to minimize reviews and hasten approvals of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. At issue is the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s overhaul of NEPA…

August 25, 2020
Sunoco Challenging Mariner East HDD Stoppage in Southeast PA

Sunoco Challenging Mariner East HDD Stoppage in Southeast PA

Sunoco Pipeline LP is challenging a recent directive from state regulators to suspend work on a horizontal directional drill (HDD) in Chester County, PA, needed to complete parts of its embattled Mariner East pipeline system. A prolonged construction stoppage at the site in West Whiteland Township, dubbed HDD 360, creates “a significant risk of adverse…

August 25, 2020
Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit to jettison a federal plan that would allow oil and gas drilling on public lands in southwestern Colorado. The six western U.S. groups filed the lawsuit against the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plaintiffs claim that…

August 20, 2020
Jordan Cove LNG Facing More Delays as Pipeline Route Scrutinized

Jordan Cove LNG Facing More Delays as Pipeline Route Scrutinized

The besieged Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay, OR, faces yet another stumbling block. The Oregon supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Paul Henson, wrote in a letter to FERC Tuesday that Jordan Cove needed additional information for a pipeline connector, the 15.2-mile-long Blue Ridge Variation. The…

August 20, 2020
Mariner East Again Contending with Drilling Fluid Spills in Pennsylvania

Mariner East Again Contending with Drilling Fluid Spills in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has responded to several reports of fluid discharges at construction sites for the Mariner East pipeline system in Chester County, including a confirmed spill at a state park. The agency said Sunoco Pipeline LP reported an inadvertent return on Monday in Marsh Creek State Park in Upper Uwchlan…

August 13, 2020
Chesapeake Utilities Readies Next Phase of RNG Expansion with Bioenergy Devco

Chesapeake Utilities Readies Next Phase of RNG Expansion with Bioenergy Devco

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK), whose subsidiaries serve 240,000 customers on the Delmarva Peninsula, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, said Thursday it is collaborating with Bioenergy Devco (BDC) to expand renewable natural gas (RNG) options for its customers.

June 18, 2020
Calgary’s 7G Secures ‘Responsible’ Natural Gas Supply Deal with Energir

Calgary’s 7G Secures ‘Responsible’ Natural Gas Supply Deal with Energir

A natural gas version of marketing eco-labels has won a toehold in Canada by playing a role in a sale from Alberta to Quebec by Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (7G).

April 13, 2020
Calgary’s 7G Secures ‘Responsible’ Natural Gas Supply Deal with Energir

Calgary’s 7G Secures ‘Responsible’ Natural Gas Supply Deal with Energir

A natural gas version of marketing eco-labels has won a toehold in Canada by playing a role in a sale from Alberta to Quebec by Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (7G).

April 13, 2020