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National Fuel Gas Set to Reduce Methane Intensity, GHG Emissions Across Businesses

National Fuel Gas Set to Reduce Methane Intensity, GHG Emissions Across Businesses

National Fuel Gas Co., whose footprint extends across the country, has set a goal to lower its carbon footprint in 2030 by double-digits across the exploration, midstream and utility segments.  The goals were announced last week in the company’s 2020 Corporate Responsibility report, which provided a review of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The…

September 13, 2021
Trudeau Hardens Stance On Canada Oil, Natural Gas Emissions As Sept. 20 Election Nears

Trudeau Hardens Stance On Canada Oil, Natural Gas Emissions As Sept. 20 Election Nears

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has singled out the oil and gas industry as a target for toughened pollution policing in his campaign for reelection of his Liberal government in a Sept. 20 national vote. “Let’s be realistic,” said Trudeau as he unveiled an environmental plank in the party platform at a weekend rally in…

August 30, 2021
Lower 48 E&Ps Expanding ESG Disclosures Amid Investor Pressure, Survey Finds

Lower 48 E&Ps Expanding ESG Disclosures Amid Investor Pressure, Survey Finds

A growing number of Lower 48 onshore producers are measuring and disclosing their performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts, according to new research by Haynes and Boone LLP and EnerCom Inc. The August edition of their Oil & Gas ESG Tracker summarized findings from a review of 30 U.S.-listed middle market onshore oil…

August 25, 2021
Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

In a move to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Michigan public utility Consumers Energy announced it would purchase four natural gas-fired power plants as it aims to transition away from coal by 2025.  Pending state and federal regulatory approvals, Consumers Energy has proposed purchasing the 1,176 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle Covert Generating Station…

July 21, 2021
Sempra, BP Procure Mexico’s First Carbon Offset LNG Cargo

Sempra, BP Procure Mexico’s First Carbon Offset LNG Cargo

Mexico was set to receive its first cargo of carbon offset liquefied natural gas on Friday (July 16), according to a Thursday announcement by BP plc and Sempra.  Subsidiaries of the firms inked a contract for delivery of the cargo to Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul (ECA) terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…

July 19, 2021
Chevron, Shell, Total Partner with GHGSat in Tackling Methane Leaks

Chevron, Shell, Total Partner with GHGSat in Tackling Methane Leaks

Chevron Corp., Royal Dutch Shell plc, and TotalEnergies SE are taking to the skies with Canada’s GHGSat as part of a year-long research project to detect offshore methane (CH4) leaks by satellite. The three supermajors are supporting the project by allowing six of their offshore facilities to be observed, including ones in the North Sea…

July 14, 2021
Policy Shift at FERC on GHG Emissions Could Have ‘Profound Consequences’ for Natural Gas

Policy Shift at FERC on GHG Emissions Could Have ‘Profound Consequences’ for Natural Gas

FERC has for the first time incorporated a review of climate change impacts in a natural gas certificate decision, sparking a contentious debate among the commissioners over the major policy implications for future infrastructure projects under its purview. In a decision handed down during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s open meeting last week, the agency…

March 24, 2021
FERC Adopts GHG Review in Natural Gas Order; Danly Warns of ‘Profound Consequences’ for Industry

FERC Adopts GHG Review in Natural Gas Order; Danly Warns of ‘Profound Consequences’ for Industry

FERC has for the first time incorporated a review of climate change impacts in a natural gas certificate decision, sparking a contentious debate among the commissioners over the major policy implications for future infrastructure projects under its purview. In a decision handed down during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s open meeting last week, the agency…

March 23, 2021
Canada Proposing National Cap-and-Trade Market for GHG Emissions

Canada Proposing National Cap-and-Trade Market for GHG Emissions

Energy efficient Canadians would gain an income source at the expense of fossil fuel producers and their top industrial customers from an emerging national counterpart to a 19-year-old Alberta carbon emissions control program. Draft regulations have been posted for a cap-and-trade market titled the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System. The clock is running on a…

March 13, 2021
API Shows Support for DOE’s $100M to Advance Efficient Energy Solutions

API Shows Support for DOE’s $100M to Advance Efficient Energy Solutions

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed $100 million in funding for its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program, a move applauded by the American Petroleum Institute (API).  The DOE’s newest program is to focus on research and development of new technologies needed to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effectively combat climate change. …

February 18, 2021
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