greenhouse gas emissions

Natural Gas to Still Play Role as Quebec Seeks to Decarbonize Home Heating

Natural Gas to Still Play Role as Quebec Seeks to Decarbonize Home Heating

While a legislated drilling ban prevents production, natural gas will stay a consumption mainstay in Quebec through 2030 under a “dual energy” program that includes a subsidy for households that add electric heat appliances to their fossil fuel furnaces. With support by the provincial government, gas distributor Energir LP and power supplier Hydro-Quebec won approval…

June 28, 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
Canada’s Trudeau Tapping Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Cut Carbon Emissions by 2030

Canada’s Trudeau Tapping Oil, Natural Gas Industry to Cut Carbon Emissions by 2030

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions over the next eight years, with the oil and natural gas industry set to contribute a large share of the reduction. Among other things, Trudeau set a goal for the oil and gas industry to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by…

March 30, 2022
Do FERC’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Policies Help or Hinder Development? It’s Debatable

Do FERC’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Policies Help or Hinder Development? It’s Debatable

FERC’s approval of policy statements last month to guide how future natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure are approved came to a head on Thursday under scrutiny by the Senate Energy and Natural Gas Resources Committee. Chaired by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), all five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission were quizzed…

March 3, 2022
FERC Revamps Interstate Natural Gas, LNG Infrastructure Policy, Adds GHG Statement for Future Decisions

FERC Revamps Interstate Natural Gas, LNG Infrastructure Policy, Adds GHG Statement for Future Decisions

In the first revisions to natural gas policy in more than two decades, FERC on Thursday issued policy statements to guide how future natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure is approved, including an interim greenhouse gas (GHG) policy to ensure the “legal durability” of its decisions. The policy statements provide an analytical framework…

February 17, 2022
Appalachian Natural Gas Output Growth Said Threatened by Long-term ‘Uncertainties’

Appalachian Natural Gas Output Growth Said Threatened by Long-term ‘Uncertainties’

Higher natural gas prices were a positive for natural gas producers in the Appalachian Basin in 2021, but ongoing “uncertainties” threaten the industry’s long-term growth prospects.

January 6, 2022
‘Lowest Cost’ CCUS Solution Said Ready to Deploy for Power Generation, Industrial Sectors

‘Lowest Cost’ CCUS Solution Said Ready to Deploy for Power Generation, Industrial Sectors

Honeywell International Inc. said it will collaborate with the University of Texas at Austin (UT) to commercialize a lower cost carbon capture technology for the power generation and industrial sectors. The project was developed by researchers at UT’s Texas Carbon Management Program (TxCMP). An advanced amine solvent “enables carbon dioxide (CO2) to be captured at…

December 17, 2021
ConocoPhillips Sharply Raises 2022 Capex to $7.2B, with Output Growth Driven by Alaska, Permian

ConocoPhillips Sharply Raises 2022 Capex to $7.2B, with Output Growth Driven by Alaska, Permian

ConocoPhillips is targeting full-year capital expenditures (capex) of around $7.2 billion in 2022, up from the $5.3 billion forecast for 2021, according to preliminary guidance. The Houston-based exploration and production (E&P) giant said about 60% of the spend “will be directed to the Lower 48 for short-cycle investment across the company’s extensive, high-quality unconventional asset…

December 8, 2021
ExxonMobil Steadies Capex to 2027, but Ambitions to Reduce GHG Emissions Expand

ExxonMobil Steadies Capex to 2027, but Ambitions to Reduce GHG Emissions Expand

ExxonMobil plans to hold capital spending steady over the next six years for its natural gas and oil projects while bumping up expenditures for carbon-reduction projects, the supermajor said Wednesday. Annual capital expenditures (capex) are to be “held constant” at $20-25 billion, a 17-33% reduction from the $30 billion spending target set in 2019 before…

December 1, 2021
RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

Responsibly-sourced natural gas (RSG) is key to unlocking more demand for the fuel overseas, but largely in countries that can afford it, according to a panel of U.S. producers and exporters that spoke in Washington, DC, earlier this month. “RSG is a contract between a region that is privileged to have the supply and a…

November 24, 2021