Energy Transition

Louisiana Export Project Could be in ‘High Demand’ as LNG Market Targets Emissions

Louisiana Export Project Could be in ‘High Demand’ as LNG Market Targets Emissions

Global buyers are increasingly scrutinizing how liquefied natural gas (LNG) is produced and delivered, with an eye on the environment. A proposed export terminal in Louisiana could be the first to produce net-zero emissions LNG. G2 Net Zero LNG Chairman Chas Roemer believes a more responsibly produced LNG is imperative as both the environment and…

February 25, 2021
In Industry First, Cheniere to Track LNG Emissions from Wellhead to Loading for All Cargoes

In Industry First, Cheniere to Track LNG Emissions from Wellhead to Loading for All Cargoes

Cheniere Energy Inc. beginning next year plans to provide customers with greenhouse gas emissions data for each liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo loaded at its U.S. export terminals in yet another sign of environmental scrutiny across global energy markets. CEO Jack Fusco said Wednesday the decision represents the first time a major LNG producer has…

February 24, 2021
PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is partnering in research that executives said could shift the paradigm for methane detection and carbon capture/repurposing. Reducing PG&E’s carbon footprint is a major focus of its Gas Operations Research, Development and Innovation team that is supporting California’s goal to reduce methane emissions by 40% below 2015 levels in…

February 24, 2021
Diamondback CEO Says Texas Storm Knocked Out Multiple Days of Permian Production

Diamondback CEO Says Texas Storm Knocked Out Multiple Days of Permian Production

Permian Basin pure-play Diamondback Energy Inc.’s oil production is almost back to levels before Texas was stopped in its tracks by last week’s wintry blast, but it will take some time to make up the difference, CEO Travis Stice said Tuesday. Speaking during the fourth quarter conference call, Stice told analysts that Permian oil output…

February 23, 2021
Dominion Cleaning by Greening, but Natural Gas Not a Goner

Dominion Cleaning by Greening, but Natural Gas Not a Goner

Dominion Energy isn’t throwing out the old (fossil fuels generation) for the new (zero-carbon investments) but the executive team is mounting what may be the industry’s largest regulated decarbonization investment ever. Executive Chairman Tom Farrell, CEO Bob Blue and CFO Jim Chapman shared a microphone earlier this month to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 2020…

February 23, 2021
With Emissions in Mind, FERC to Reconsider Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Process

With Emissions in Mind, FERC to Reconsider Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Process

FERC said it would reevaluate the federal government’s approach to certifying natural gas pipelines. Current policy dates to the late 1990s, and key regulators say that, as climate change concerns mount, a re-examination of how infrastructure proposals are approved is overdue. At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced it would examine…

February 21, 2021
FERC Reconsidering Approach to Certify Natural Gas Projects

FERC Reconsidering Approach to Certify Natural Gas Projects

FERC said it would reevaluate the federal government’s approach to certifying natural gas pipelines. Current policy dates to the late 1990s, and key regulators say that, as climate change concerns mount, a re-examination of how infrastructure proposals are approved is overdue. At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced it would examine…

February 19, 2021
North Dakota Hopes to Reduce Impact of Federal Lands Leasing Ban; Native American Exemption

North Dakota Hopes to Reduce Impact of Federal Lands Leasing Ban; Native American Exemption

An exemption for Native American lands in the Biden Administration’s executive order (EO) pausing new leasing on federal lands is “highly significant” for North Dakota’s Bakken Shale play, according to the state’s top oil and natural gas regulator. Biden’s order directed to the Interior Department’s (DOI) Bureau of Land Management “does not restrict energy activities…

February 18, 2021
API Shows Support for DOE’s $100M to Advance Efficient Energy Solutions

API Shows Support for DOE’s $100M to Advance Efficient Energy Solutions

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed $100 million in funding for its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program, a move applauded by the American Petroleum Institute (API).  The DOE’s newest program is to focus on research and development of new technologies needed to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effectively combat climate change. …

February 18, 2021
Democratic State Lawmakers Propose Fracking Ban in California

Democratic State Lawmakers Propose Fracking Ban in California

Two Democratic state senators in California on Wednesday introduced legislation to ban various well stimulation technologies, including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), along with establishing a 2,500-foot setback for wells from the population. Its authors — state Sens. Scott Wiener (San Francisco) and Monique Limon (Santa Barbara) — characterize Senate Bill (SB) 467 as being a boost…

February 18, 2021