Regulatory

TC’s GTN Expansion between Idaho and Oregon Progresses with Positive EIS

TC’s GTN Expansion between Idaho and Oregon Progresses with Positive EIS

Federal regulators have granted Gas Transmission Northwest LLC (GTN) a favorable environmental impact statement (EIS) that if approved could increase natural gas pipeline capacity by about 150 MMcf/d between Idaho and Oregon. In the final EIS, FERC staff said with the recommended mitigation measures, the GTN XPress Project would result in some adverse environmental impacts,…

November 22, 2022
TC Energy Touts ‘Transformative Year’ in Mexico, Improved Collaboration with CFE

TC Energy Touts ‘Transformative Year’ in Mexico, Improved Collaboration with CFE

TC Energy Corp. is strengthening its commercial ties with Mexico’s largest natural gas consumer and working toward the completion of multiple pipeline projects in the country. The consumer is state power company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), whose demand averages about 4 Bcf/d, nearly all of which comes from the United States. In a call…

November 21, 2022
Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects Said Major Growth Opportunity in Mexico

Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects Said Major Growth Opportunity in Mexico

Mexico’s biggest growth opportunities include “natural gas and natural gas processing at the top of the list, including storage and completing the supply chain, such as the development of processing centers for LNG in ports,” Jorge Pedroza, energy director at PwC Mexico, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “There is a window of opportunity that won’t last…

November 18, 2022
‘Grass Is Greener’ in Mexico for Industrial Natural Gas Buyers, Says BP Exec

‘Grass Is Greener’ in Mexico for Industrial Natural Gas Buyers, Says BP Exec

Mexico’s industrial natural gas consumers are adopting more sophisticated procurement strategies and seeking to lock in relatively cheap U.S. prices for as long as possible,  according to BP plc’s Pedro Elio, head of origination for BP’s Mexico gas marketing business. Elio spoke Tuesday at LDC Forums’ US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum in San Antonio, TX. BP…

November 18, 2022
Column: Mexican Natural Gas Regulation Needs an Overhaul

Column: Mexican Natural Gas Regulation Needs an Overhaul

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. This week marks 27 years of regulation in the natural gas industry in Mexico. The law that gave rise to the Comisión…

November 4, 2022
Citing ‘Windfall of War’ and Record Profits, Biden Floats New Tax on Natural Gas, Oil Majors

Citing ‘Windfall of War’ and Record Profits, Biden Floats New Tax on Natural Gas, Oil Majors

Domestic crude production ticked lower last week along with demand, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. The latest government snapshot followed President Biden’s assertion this week that energy majors are keeping a lid on output in order to maintain high oil and natural gas prices to bolster profits. Biden on Monday floated a…

November 4, 2022
Canadian Policymakers Working to Shield Consumers as Energy Transition Edges Forward

Canadian Policymakers Working to Shield Consumers as Energy Transition Edges Forward

Canadian provincial governments have moved to shield customers in four major regions from increased costs associated with federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies that had previously fallen between the cracks. The moves by Alberta, Ontario. Nova Scotia and Quebec tackle a gap left by the carbon tax, a cornerstone of Canada’s GHG reduction policy. The…

October 25, 2022
Sistrangas Pipeline System on Operational Alert as Costlier Months Approach – Mexico Spotlight

Sistrangas Pipeline System on Operational Alert as Costlier Months Approach – Mexico Spotlight

Mexico’s Sistrangas pipeline operator Cenagas declared restrictions on the network because of inadequate operating conditions, citing reduced flows at the northern Ramones injection point. The restrictions went into place earlier this week and will continue until further notice. Users have been asked to stick to their programmed nominations. Gadex consultant Eduardo Prud’homme told NGI’s Mexico…

October 13, 2022
What Energy Technologies and Services Advance Natural Gas Industry’s Net-Zero Emissions Goals? – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

What Energy Technologies and Services Advance Natural Gas Industry’s Net-Zero Emissions Goals? – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow, which discusses decarbonization methods marketed to the natural gas industry, some of which may work while others may be nothing but hot air. In this podcast, NGI Senior Energy Analyst Shaylon Stolk discusses how pressure from regulators and investors has the natural…

October 10, 2022
Mexico, Trading Partners in ‘Productive’ Dialogue Amid Talk of Energy Export Bans

Mexico, Trading Partners in ‘Productive’ Dialogue Amid Talk of Energy Export Bans

Mexico, the United States and Canada continue to work through their trade policy differences as the world’s energy supply becomes an increasing piece of geopolitical gamesmanship. It has been 75 days since U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai announced that her office was requesting dispute settlement consultations with Mexico centered around energy. Under rules of…

October 4, 2022
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