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DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

FERC erred when it issued a 2018 certificate to Spire STL Pipeline LLC by failing to adequately examine the market need for the natural gas transmission project, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit vacated Spire’s certificate and remanded it back to the Federal Energy…

June 23, 2021
Policy Shift at FERC on GHG Emissions Could Have ‘Profound Consequences’ for Natural Gas

Policy Shift at FERC on GHG Emissions Could Have ‘Profound Consequences’ for Natural Gas

FERC has for the first time incorporated a review of climate change impacts in a natural gas certificate decision, sparking a contentious debate among the commissioners over the major policy implications for future infrastructure projects under its purview. In a decision handed down during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s open meeting last week, the agency…

March 24, 2021
Markets Shrug Off Weather Worries, Push Up February Natural Gas Futures

Markets Shrug Off Weather Worries, Push Up February Natural Gas Futures

Natural gas futures slipped early on Monday following forecasts for mild weather and diminished heating demand. However, they rebounded in afternoon trading and finished in the green amid anticipation of a late-month surge in frigid temperatures. The February Nymex gas futures contract settled at $2.747/MMBtu, up 4.7 cents day/day after falling more than 10 cents…

January 11, 2021
Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Expert Says Mexico Energy Industry Remains Attractive Long-Term

Mexico remains a great bet for long-term energy investment due to its highly strategic geopolitical position, according to Adriana Citlali Sánchez, a seasoned expert in fiscal planning and taxation in the Mexican energy industry, with more than 17 years of experience with major national and international companies. “We must not forget that the current government…

October 23, 2020
Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Continuity of Mexico’s Energy Reform at Risk as AMLO Doubles Down on Threats

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sent a memorandum to energy sector regulators underlining his government’s commitment to undo changes made during the previous administration while continuing to strengthen state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).  The eight-page memorandum, reviewed by NGI’s Mexico GPI, was dated July…

August 4, 2020
Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

Don’t Mess with Texas Oil and Natural Gas, Trump Tells Permian Crowd

President Trump rallied West Texas oil and natural gas workers on Wednesday afternoon during a visit to Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, touting American energy dominance and claiming the industry is not only back on track but expanding. The campaign speech of sorts came during a brief visit after the president toured…

July 30, 2020
Better Western Canada LNG Policies Said Needed to Realize Economic Benefits

Better Western Canada LNG Policies Said Needed to Realize Economic Benefits

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports could generate prosperity and waves of investment, employment and revenue for British Columbia (BC), but only with government help, according to a report commissioned by the fledgling Canadian industry. Potential for astronomical gains is sketched in A Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of BC’s Liquefied Natural Gas Industry, crafted for…

July 28, 2020
Q&A with María Serna on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with María Serna on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 34th Q&A in the series is with María Serna, Partner of Legal Services at energy consultancy Talanza…

July 10, 2020

New Mexico Governor Envisioning State as Clean Energy Model

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told a U.S. House subcommittee recently that she sees the leading oil and natural gas producing state also becoming the nation’s leading developer of clean energy alternatives.

April 22, 2019
Mexico’s Natural Gas Market in Wait-and-See Mode After AMLO Election Victory

Mexico’s Natural Gas Market in Wait-and-See Mode After AMLO Election Victory

Following the decisive and historic victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the July 1 presidential election, Mexico’s natural gas sector is in wait-and-see mode as the dust settles from the campaign and the new administration prepares to take office.

July 25, 2018
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