Energy Transition

Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Southern Company’s Nicor Gas has gained approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to move forward with a pilot project to test delivering renewable natural gas (RNG) through its distribution system.  Through the Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot, RNG producers within Nicor’s service area may use the service agreement to supply gas through the utility’s…

July 27, 2021
Tenaska, ARI and Chabina Join Navigator CO2 to Advance Heartland CCS Pipeline Project

Tenaska, ARI and Chabina Join Navigator CO2 to Advance Heartland CCS Pipeline Project

Tenaska and two more companies plan to collaborate with Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC to advance a unique carbon sequestration system across five Midwest states. Navigator said it has contracts in hand with Tenaska, Advanced Resources International (ARI) and Chabina Energy Partners LLC to progress the carbon dioxide (CO2) storage pipeline, aka the Heartland Greenway System. …

July 27, 2021
Chart Industries Optimistic on U.S. LNG, Reports Record Orders for Third Straight Quarter

Chart Industries Optimistic on U.S. LNG, Reports Record Orders for Third Straight Quarter

Chart Industries Inc. CEO Jill Evanko expressed optimism on Thursday that up to four large U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects could be sanctioned early next year following a flurry of activity in the past two months. Evanko said she was “very bullish on one to four U.S. Gulf Coast export projects that already…

July 26, 2021
CNX Resources Says E&P, Midstream Operations are Carbon Negative

CNX Resources Says E&P, Midstream Operations are Carbon Negative

Appalachian pure-play CNX Resources Corp. said Wednesday that it’s net carbon negative for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, stressing a “tangible” accomplishment at a time when its peers are advancing ambitious goals to cut environmental footprints in the future.  Announced along with the release of its corporate responsibility report, the company said it believes it’s…

July 24, 2021
Baker Hughes Bullish on Global Natural Gas Market; Investment in Energy Transition Continues

Baker Hughes Bullish on Global Natural Gas Market; Investment in Energy Transition Continues

Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) has made investment in “new energy frontiers” a key part of its strategy moving forward, but management for the oilfield services provider still sees a bright outlook for the global natural gas market. Remarking on the company’s recently released 2Q2021 financial results, CEO Lorenzo Simonelli struck an optimistic tone when discussing…

July 23, 2021
Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec Quashes Energie Saguenay LNG Terminal on Environmental Grounds

Quebec upheld its reputation as no-go territory for fossil fuel projects Wednesday by denying environmental approval for a US$10.6 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plan. GNL Quebec’s proposed Energie Saguenay terminal and Gazoduq pipeline failed to prove it would cut global greenhouse gas emissions, provincial Environment Minister Benoit Charette said in announcing the rejection.…

July 22, 2021
Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

Consumers Energy Kicks Coal, Shifts to Natural Gas with Big Plans for Renewables in the Future

In a move to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Michigan public utility Consumers Energy announced it would purchase four natural gas-fired power plants as it aims to transition away from coal by 2025.  Pending state and federal regulatory approvals, Consumers Energy has proposed purchasing the 1,176 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle Covert Generating Station…

July 21, 2021
BP Delivers its First Carbon Offset LNG to Mexico

BP Delivers its First Carbon Offset LNG to Mexico

Mexico received its first cargo of carbon offset liquefied natural gas (LNG) last week, according to BP plc and Sempra.  Subsidiaries of the firms inked a contract for delivery of the cargo to Sempra’s Energía Costa Azul (ECA) terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. It was expected to arrive last Friday (July 16). Greenhouse gas (GHG)…

July 20, 2021
Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport Completes Marcellus Shale-Fueled Microgrid

The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIA) has completed a first-of-its-kind microgrid that’s powered by Marcellus Shale natural gas and solar panels. The microgrid will power PIA’s entire campus, making it the first airport in the world to receive its electricity entirely from a microgrid.  “Pittsburgh International Airport is now one of the most site-hardened public facilities…

July 20, 2021
Canadian Heavyweights Launch CCUS, Financial Efforts as Carbon Tax Increase Looms

Canadian Heavyweights Launch CCUS, Financial Efforts as Carbon Tax Increase Looms

A rising Canadian carbon tax, scheduled to jump more than four-fold by 2030, has triggered a campaign by fossil fuel industry heavyweights to turn the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions penalty into commercial opportunities. The efforts so far include TC Energy Corp., Pembina Pipeline Corp., Shell Canada Ltd., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Sproule Associates,…

July 20, 2021
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