Infrastructure

Brattle Offers Energy Transition Pathway for Natural Gas Utilities

Brattle Offers Energy Transition Pathway for Natural Gas Utilities

Natural gas utilities can navigate the energy transition by following a three-step action plan, according to economists with management consulting firm The Brattle Group. “Increased coordination among stakeholders — especially between gas and electric utilities, and between gas utilities and technology providers — is needed to ensure decarbonization is achieved in the most cost-effective way…

November 29, 2021
Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a nearly $2 million settlement tied to an affiliate of Energy Transfer LP’s natural gas pipeline failure and fire in 2018. PUC said the 3-0 vote resolves an investigation by the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) conducted following the event on the affiliate Energy Transfer Co.…

November 27, 2021
Mexico’s CFE Urged to Embrace Natural Gas, Renewables Over Fuel Oil

Mexico’s CFE Urged to Embrace Natural Gas, Renewables Over Fuel Oil

Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has avoided substantial variable generation costs and greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing clean energy through competitive auctions, according to a new study commissioned by the Institute of the Americas think tank. Former Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) Chairman Francisco Salazar and former CRE Commissioner Francisco Barnes…

November 24, 2021
U.S. E&Ps Said on Verge of ‘Energy Super Cycle’ Heading into New Year

U.S. E&Ps Said on Verge of ‘Energy Super Cycle’ Heading into New Year

The U.S. exploration sector delivered its fourth straight quarter of outperformance in 3Q2021, setting the sector up for what should be solid growth in 2022, according to energy prognosticators. Solid cash flow by the domestic exploration and production (E&P) companies was accelerated by the high commodity prices. However, the three-month period also represented a “stabilized…

November 24, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Rally as EIA’s First Storage Withdrawal a ‘Quite Solid’ 21 Bcf

Natural Gas Futures Rally as EIA’s First Storage Withdrawal a ‘Quite Solid’ 21 Bcf

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported the season’s first withdrawal from natural gas storage inventories on Wednesday, an on-target 21 Bcf for the week ending Nov. 19. The EIA’s weekly inventory report was published at noon ET on Wednesday because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Natural gas futures prices were several cents higher in anticipation…

November 24, 2021
RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

RSG Seen as Key to Unlocking More Natural Gas Export Demand in Developed Countries

Responsibly-sourced natural gas (RSG) is key to unlocking more demand for the fuel overseas, but largely in countries that can afford it, according to a panel of U.S. producers and exporters that spoke in Washington, DC, earlier this month. “RSG is a contract between a region that is privileged to have the supply and a…

November 24, 2021
Fueled by Appalachian Natural Gas, Four States to Add Bulk of U.S. Generation by 2025, Says EIA

Fueled by Appalachian Natural Gas, Four States to Add Bulk of U.S. Generation by 2025, Says EIA

Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania will account for nearly one-half of the estimated 27.3 GW of new natural gas-fired generation capacity in the United States by the mid-2020s, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest Monthly Electric Generator Inventory report. EIA said there was a common thread among the four states: each…

November 23, 2021
Woodfibre Taps McDermott to Begin Initial Work on LNG Export Project

Woodfibre Taps McDermott to Begin Initial Work on LNG Export Project

Woodfibre, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project planned for the Pacific coast of British Columbia, has moved a step closer to sanctioning after it awarded a C$1.6 billion ($1.3 billion) construction contract to engineering giant McDermott International Ltd. The LNG project on Tuesday also set a schedule to begin pre-installation work in early 2022…

November 23, 2021
Montney Natural Gas Growth Fueling Proposed NGL Conduit from BC to Alberta

Montney Natural Gas Growth Fueling Proposed NGL Conduit from BC to Alberta

Growth in Montney Shale natural gas production is fueling a C$350 million ($280 million) proposal for a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from the northeastern British Columbia (BC) industry hotspot to a processing and trading location in Alberta. NorthRiver Midstream NEBC Connector GP Inc. set a completion target of late 2024 for the conduit in…

November 23, 2021
California OKs $1.4B to Expand EV, Hydrogen Infrastructure

California OKs $1.4B to Expand EV, Hydrogen Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved $1.4 billion in funding to build out the state’s electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure. The investments would support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to phase out new gasoline-powered passenger vehicle sales by 2035, CEC said.  “This plan charts the path for Governor Newsom’s historic budget…

November 23, 2021