Partial oil deliveries through Illinois on the Keystone Pipeline resumed late Wednesday after a nearly week-long outage as TC Energy Corp. revived the network’s Canadian exports and continued cleanup work. A brief TC progress report said that after parts of the southbound leg to the Texas coast were shut Dec. 7 following the discovery of…
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Norway Cites ‘Serious’ Regulatory Breaches in Hammerfest LNG Fire
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said a fire last year at Equinor ASA’s 4.3 million metric tons/year Hammerfest liquefied natural gas terminal resulted from “serious breaches” of regulations. The facility in northern Norway, where a fire broke out last September, receives and liquefies natural gas from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea. It…
California to Investigate Preventive Power Blackouts; SoCal Edison Reaches $360M Settlement
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Wednesday launched a statewide investigation of how major utilities have used preventive power shutoffs to curb wildfires, noting that it intends to hold the power companies accountable for their actions during those increasingly controversial events.
FBI Said Probing Pennsylvania on Mariner East Pipeline Permitting
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is said to be investigating how Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration issued permits to construct the controversial Mariner East (ME) pipeline system, according to news media reports.
Pennsylvania AG Said Again Investigating Natural Gas Industry
Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro’s office is said to be conducting an investigation of the environmental impacts caused by unconventional natural gas drilling operations in the southwestern part of the state.
ME 1 Outage Stretches Into Second Week as Sinkhole Investigation Deepens
The Mariner East (ME) 1 pipeline remains offline more than a week after service was stopped in response to yet another sinkhole that formed in southeast Pennsylvania, compounding problems for the system as the state oversees additional geophysical tests and the public outcries grow louder.
Kansas Fast Tracks Plan to Replace Aging NatGas Utility Pipeline
Kansas regulators on Tuesday laid out an accelerated plan for natural gas utilities to replace aging and obsolete pipeline infrastructure.
NTSB Investigating Fatal NatGas Flowline Explosion in Colorado
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined Colorado investigators who are examining what caused a fatal home explosion last month that is linked to a severed natural gas flowline in Firestone.
FERC Opens Rate Investigations of Two Interstate NatGas Pipelines
FERC commissioners voted Thursday to initiate Natural Gas Act Section 5 investigations of the rates charged by two Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) interstate natural gas pipelines — Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) [RP17-303] and Wyoming Interstate Co. LLC (WIC) [RP17-302] — to determine if they are just and reasonable.
ExxonMobil Ordered by Massachusetts Court to Turn Over Internal Research
ExxonMobil Corp. has been ordered to hand over more than 40 years of internal research concerning the impact of fossil fuels on the environment for an investigation being conducted by Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Maura Healey.