Renewables

Clean Energy Inks RNG Transit Supply Pact, while Orlando, FL, Assessing Fuel Savings in Adsorbed NatGas Pilot

Clean Energy Inks RNG Transit Supply Pact, while Orlando, FL, Assessing Fuel Savings in Adsorbed NatGas Pilot

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a fuel supply agreement to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to the nation’s largest public transit bus fleet at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro). The Newport Beach, CA-based operator agreed to provide an estimated 47.5 million gallons of RNG for the 2,400-bus fleet as part…

March 3, 2021
Wyoming Energy Authority Seeking Information for Hydrogen Pilot Project

Wyoming Energy Authority Seeking Information for Hydrogen Pilot Project

The Wyoming Energy Authority is seeking feedback, comments, and questions regarding a planned request for proposal on the design and/or construction of a hydrogen project. Specifically, the “Design and/or Construction of a Pilot Plant Demonstrating ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ Hydrogen Production” project proposal seeks to assess the viability of hydrogen in the Wyoming energy economy. The…

March 2, 2021
No Easy Answers as Texas Power Grid, Natural Gas Market Rocked by Unprecedented Cold Snap

No Easy Answers as Texas Power Grid, Natural Gas Market Rocked by Unprecedented Cold Snap

Rotating power outages continued to impact Texas end-users on Tuesday as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) scrambled to restore service amid a blast of arctic cold that sent the electric grid and natural gas markets into chaos. About 10,500 MW of customer load, equal to the demand of about 2 million homes, was…

February 16, 2021
Energy Transfer Creates Business to Expand in Renewables

Energy Transfer Creates Business to Expand in Renewables

Energy Transfer LP said it formed a new business to develop alternative energy products as part of an ongoing effort to reduce its environmental footprint. The new operation, called the Alternative Energy Group, will focus on renewable energy projects such as solar and wind farms, either as a power purchaser or in partnership with third-party…

February 13, 2021
EIA’s 171 Bcf Pull Disappoints Natural Gas Markets; March Retreats

EIA’s 171 Bcf Pull Disappoints Natural Gas Markets; March Retreats

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a smaller-than-expected 171 Bcf withdrawal from natural gas storage inventories for the week ending Feb. 5. Traders quickly erased the small price gains accumulated early Thursday, ahead of the weekly inventory report. The March Nymex gas contract was up 3.6 cents day/day at $2.947/MMBtu in the minutes leading to…

February 11, 2021
‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

France’s Total SE plans to base its growth strategy on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable electricity during the 2020-2030 period and propose a name change to shareholders to reflect the shift in focus, management said Tuesday.  “The writing is on the wall,” said CEO Patrick Pouyanné upon presenting the major’s 2020 earnings to analysts…

February 10, 2021
Despite Biden’s Support of Renewables, Enterprise Says Fossil Fuels Vital For Long-Term Energy Needs

Despite Biden’s Support of Renewables, Enterprise Says Fossil Fuels Vital For Long-Term Energy Needs

Enterprise Products Partners LP executives said the company emerged from the depths of 2020 relatively unscathed, producing profits and upbeat about both the year ahead and long-term prospects. The executives during a conference call Wednesday to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results, noted they are optimistic despite the change of power in Washington, DC,…

February 3, 2021
U.S. Energy Consumption Could Take Decade or More to Recover from Pandemic, EIA Says

U.S. Energy Consumption Could Take Decade or More to Recover from Pandemic, EIA Says

The craterous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on energy demand is likely to ripple out into the next decade, with consumption potentially not returning to pre-pandemic levels until 2029 or later, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest long-term projections. The agency’s 2021 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2021), released on Wednesday, projects changes…

February 3, 2021
Mexico Taking Steps to Undo Energy Reform, Says Former CRE Commissioner

Mexico Taking Steps to Undo Energy Reform, Says Former CRE Commissioner

“The energy reform sought to create a sector that operated as a market with technical criteria and with long-term investor certainty, and that is being dismantled,” Guillermo Zúñiga, former Commissioner at the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) from 2013-2019, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  Zúñiga, currently an international attorney at the Earthjustice environmental nonprofit based…

January 29, 2021
Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewable Capacity Additions to Far Outpace Natural Gas in 2021, EIA Electricity Data Show

Renewables will account for a substantial majority of the new U.S. utility-scale electric generating capacity planned to start commercial operation this year, with natural gas coming in a distant third behind solar and wind, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Developers and power plant owners plan to add 6.6 GW of natural…

January 12, 2021