Canadian federal and provincial authorities have set out to earn native acceptance for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and pipeline projects by enlisting aboriginal participation in environmental regulation.
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Forty-five governments and producers, including BP plc and the State of California, plan to end routine natural gas flaring at oil production sites by 2030, the World Bank said Monday.
Canadian government officials have started investigations of the imports of oil/gas industry pipe from up to nine nations, echoing efforts by the U.S. Commerce Department to thwart “dumping” of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) for pipe priced below cost to get a foothold on robust North American markets (see Daily GPI, July 15).
In the context of opening a United Nations (UN) environmental event in his city Wednesday, Portland, OR, Mayor Charlie Hales called for several Oregon state investment funds to purge themselves of holdings in fossil fuel companies. The state’s largest city already has taken that step, Hales said.
The recent approval of a second license to export domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (FTA) nations includes language that supports the disputed exports as being in the public interest, Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed said at an investor conference Thursday in New York City.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to approve a second license to allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to non-free trade agreement (FTA) nations includes language that supports the exports as being in the public interest, Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed said last week.
Canada’s First Nations on Wednesday protested across the country — blocking railways, border crossings, and in some places hindered access to oil and natural gas facilities — to protest the federal government’s passage last month of an omnibus budget bill that altered the rules for leasing tribal lands.
The United States likely will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia this year to become the largest liquids producer in the world because of tight oil and biofuels growth, according to BP plc. North America also is expected to lead in shale gas output to 2030.