The Department of the Interior (DOI) on Tuesday suspended the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program launched by the Trump administration in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The order signed by DOI Secretary Deb Haaland halts “all activities related to the implementation of” the program, including leases awarded in the program’s first and…
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French supermajor Total SE has suspended work at its Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) work site amid rising violence in the area. Total said the security threat from violent insurgents had led it to declare force majeure on the $20 billion project. It did not say when work might resume. “Considering the evolution of the…
Pembina Pipeline Corp. has told a federal appeals court that it is pausing development of the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and related Pacific Connector pipeline to assess the impact of recent regulatory setbacks. The project has been in the works for eight years, but it’s faced staunch opposition in Oregon,…
Mexican President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said last Wednesday he will suspend oil and gas bid rounds until the 107 contracts awarded through rounds under the current government begin producing.
Pennsylvania regulators have once again halted Mariner East (ME) 1 operations just weeks after a similar suspension was lifted, this time granting an emergency order that lays out a laundry list of requirements that Energy Transfer Partners LP subsidiary Sunoco Pipeline must meet before natural gas liquids (NGL) can resume moving on the system.
West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to halt construction activities in the state due to violations of the pipeline’s water pollution control permit.
The federal government’s budget sequestration has hit the Energy Information Administration (EIA), forcing the agency to suspend publication of its Annual Energy Review (AER) and its companion publication, Energy Perspectives. The publications, which were to be released later this year, were to have included data compiled during 2012. EIA said it will expand its Monthly Energy Review (MER) to incorporate annual data as far back as 1949 for data series from about 70 key tables currently included in AER and MER. The expanded monthly publication will combine historical data usually published in the AER with up-to-date data from the MER. The announcement comes just weeks after EIA said it hoped to expand its monthly 914 survey to include individual reports on 14 states (see NGI, April 8). EIA’s ability to expand its reporting of gas production would hinge on several factors, including the federal government’s budget sequestration, Barbara Mariner-Volpe of EIA’s Office of Energy Statistics said at the time.
Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said last week.
Gastar Exploration Ltd. plans to suspend its Marcellus Shale capital program “for a short period” during the second half of the year while it monitors production results and allows time for constraints in midstream services to be worked out, CEO Russ Porter said Tuesday.
A drilling services company based in New Mexico has had to suspend its plans to convert its truck and drilling rig fleets from diesel to natural gas because of the local gas distribution utility’s inability to service a proposed fueling station in Farmington, NM.