Permits

U.S. Land Oil, Gas Permitting Ticked Higher in March, but Still Off from Year Ago

U.S. Land Oil, Gas Permitting Ticked Higher in March, but Still Off from Year Ago

Lower 48 oil and gas permitting requests increased in March, up 26% over February, according to a compilation of federal and state data compiled by Evercore ISI. The analyst firm reported that 3,418 permits were issued in March versus 2,719 in February. The overall permit total this year, though, remained 1,018 lower than in March…

May 3, 2024
Mexico’s Amigo LNG Project Benefiting From U.S. Permit Pause, CEO Says

Mexico’s Amigo LNG Project Benefiting From U.S. Permit Pause, CEO Says

The Amigo liquefaction project planned in western Mexico has been positively impacted by the Biden administration’s pause on new U.S. LNG export permits, according to LNG Alliance CEO Mutthu Chezhian. LNG Alliance is developing the Amigo LNG project at the port of Guaymas in Sonora on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The Amigo project would include a…

April 12, 2024
Port Arthur LNG Permit Question Facing Texas Supreme Court Scrutiny

Port Arthur LNG Permit Question Facing Texas Supreme Court Scrutiny

A panel of federal judges has decided to withdraw its decision around a Texas air permit for Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG export project southeast of Houston. In November, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated an air permit granted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). In that decision, the…

February 23, 2024
Mexico LNG Export Projects Jolted by U.S. Permit Freeze – Spotlight

Mexico LNG Export Projects Jolted by U.S. Permit Freeze – Spotlight

Mexico’s nascent LNG market could be impacted by the decision of U.S. authorities to pause export licenses as they review methodology and guidelines. The liquefied natural gas export projects planned in Mexico, which amount to as much as 6 Bcf/d, would use U.S. natural gas as feed stock. As such, they require U.S. Department of…

February 1, 2024
U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Aiming to ‘Dismantle Policy Threats’ as Election Nears

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Industry Aiming to ‘Dismantle Policy Threats’ as Election Nears

The U.S. oil and gas industry is urging policymakers to support LNG exports, permitting reform for energy infrastructure, and increased leasing in federal lands and waters. The sector’s most prominent lobbying group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), laid out its policy priorities during a recent industry event and subsequent call with reporters. As the industry…

January 12, 2024
Thousands of Mexico Energy Permits Said Caught in Backlog, Slowing Infrastructure Development

Thousands of Mexico Energy Permits Said Caught in Backlog, Slowing Infrastructure Development

Mexican energy trade group Consejo Mexicano de la Energia (Comener) has called on regulators to streamline permitting so as to not waste the near-term opportunities presented by nearshoring. Nearshoring is the buzzword of the moment in Mexico. It refers to North American companies shifting manufacturing processes closer to home. Boosted by the United-States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, or USMCA,…

October 17, 2023
Permian, Eagle Ford and Powder River Requests to Develop Natural Gas, Oil Declining 

Permian, Eagle Ford and Powder River Requests to Develop Natural Gas, Oil Declining 

Permits to develop natural gas and oil in the Lower 48 slumped in August, with the biggest operating area, the Permian Basin, off by double-digits from July and 12% year-to-date.  “Permian permitting continues to slow,” down by 407 or 37% month/month (m/m), with year-to-date permits declining by 820, according to Evercore ISI analysts led by…

September 20, 2023
Jonah Energy’s Wyoming Natural Gas Project Gains OK Over Environmental Objections

Jonah Energy’s Wyoming Natural Gas Project Gains OK Over Environmental Objections

A federal circuit panel has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not break any laws when it approved Jonah Energy LLC’s natural gas drilling project in Wyoming on land that includes sage grouse populations as well as migration paths for pronghorns. “We conclude that BLM adequately collected and considered information on the…

August 14, 2023
Iroquois Natural Gas Upgrades in New York, Connecticut Facing Delays as Permits Languish

Iroquois Natural Gas Upgrades in New York, Connecticut Facing Delays as Permits Languish

Iroquois Gas Transmission LP’s natural gas compression upgrade project, designed to supply New York City with an additional 125 MMcf/d, may be delayed as it awaits required air permits from state agencies, according to Iroquois management.  Iroquois in 2020 filed applications for two Air State Facility permits with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation…

July 21, 2023
U.S. LNG Projects Face Uncertainty as DOE Toughens Stance on Exports – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

U.S. LNG Projects Face Uncertainty as DOE Toughens Stance on Exports – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow. Rapidan Energy Group’s Alex Munton, director of global gas service, joins NGI’s Senior LNG Editor Jamison Cocklin to discuss how U.S. regulators are stepping up efforts to more closely scrutinize liquefied natural gas export authorizations as global trading booms.  They analyze the…

July 17, 2023
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