Infrastructure

Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

Clear Rules Will Boost Mexico Energy Investor Confidence, Veteran Expert Says

“Based on my day-to-day experience dealing with clients and different actors in the energy sector, I think the main concern in the industry is that the rules established for private investment are respected,” said Graciela Álvarez Hoth, CEO of risk management and energy consultancy firm NRGI Broker, who has more than 30 years of experience…

December 11, 2020
Two More California Cities Look to Go All-Electric as Natural Gas Bans Enacted

Two More California Cities Look to Go All-Electric as Natural Gas Bans Enacted

The city councils in Oakland and San Jose, CA, on Tuesday adopted natural gas bans in new residential and commercial buildings, joining dozens of municipalities in California and elsewhere around the country that have proposed or adopted similar measures. The Northern California city councils cited climate change as one reason to ban the use of…

December 3, 2020
Braskem Vows Legal Action as Natural Gas Transport Service Cut off by Mexico’s Cenagas

Braskem Vows Legal Action as Natural Gas Transport Service Cut off by Mexico’s Cenagas

Brazilian petrochemicals giant Braskem S.A. said Wednesday that Mexico’s Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas) has cut off natural gas transportation service for the Etileno XXI complex in Mexico’s Veracruz state. Cenagas is the state entity tasked with coordinating operations and allocating capacity on the Sistrangas natural gas pipeline network. Etileno XXI, the…

December 2, 2020
Natural Gas Dominates Second Tranche of Mexico’s Public-Private Infrastructure Plan

Natural Gas Dominates Second Tranche of Mexico’s Public-Private Infrastructure Plan

Energy projects fueled by natural gas dominate Mexico’s second public-private infrastructure plan announced by government and business leaders on Monday.  Worth a total of 228 billion pesos, or around $11 billion, the second package includes 29 projects in energy, telecommunications, roads and water. It is part of a broader infrastructure plan aimed at jumpstarting the…

December 1, 2020
LNG 101: Defining Small-Scale LNG and its Advantages

LNG 101: Defining Small-Scale LNG and its Advantages

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a growing business across the world, and a key part of that growth is in small-scale applications that provide energy solutions and allow consumption of the super-chilled fuel in remote areas, but the “small-scale” label can be a confusing one. Small-scale LNG is generally considered to include the production and…

November 24, 2020
Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Enbridge Gains Army Corps Approval for Line 3 in Minnesota

Permits approved on Monday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow Enbridge Inc. to keep alive a plan to start construction by the end of the year on the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement program. The 340-mile pipeline segment has been inching closer to construction for a…

November 24, 2020
‘Incredibly Well Qualified’ FERC Nominees Headed to Full Senate After Committee Vote

‘Incredibly Well Qualified’ FERC Nominees Headed to Full Senate After Committee Vote

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee on Wednesday voted to advance a pair of President Trump’s FERC nominees for consideration by the full Senate, raising the prospect of restoring the agency to a full complement of five commissioners by the start of 2021. Trump tapped Republican Mark Christie and Democrat Allison Clements to…

November 19, 2020
Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Examines Election Impacts on Natural Gas, Oil Industry – Listen Now

Latest NGI Hub & Flow Podcast Examines Election Impacts on Natural Gas, Oil Industry – Listen Now

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which NGI associate editors Kevin Dobbs and Andrew Baker discuss the presidential election and its impacts for the natural gas and oil industry.  Dobbs and Baker discuss President-elect Biden’s priorities with respect to energy, climate and infrastructure, as well as…

November 16, 2020
Enbridge Vows ‘Thorough Response’ to Line 5 Lawsuit Brought by Michigan Governor

Enbridge Vows ‘Thorough Response’ to Line 5 Lawsuit Brought by Michigan Governor

Enbridge Inc. has vowed “a thorough response through the legal process” against a new lawsuit by the Michigan government’s Democrat executive branch that seeks to revoke the state easement for its Line 5 oil conduit across the Straits of Mackinac. In Alberta, source of most of the oil that Enbridge delivers, Energy Minister Sonya Savage…

November 16, 2020
Mexico to Remain Vital Outlet for U.S. Natural Gas, Veteran Trader Says

Mexico to Remain Vital Outlet for U.S. Natural Gas, Veteran Trader Says

The continued development of Mexico’s natural gas market will be vital for U.S. suppliers over the coming years, according to NAmerico Energy Holdings LLC (NEH) President Jeff Welch. Welch spoke on a virtual panel Tuesday at the LDC Natural Gas Forum 2020. He noted that Mexico’s gas market is still in the nascent stages of…

November 10, 2020