Infrastructure

Energy Spectrum’s Tivoli Midstream Looking to Build Gulf Coast Marine, Storage Portfolio

Energy Spectrum’s Tivoli Midstream Looking to Build Gulf Coast Marine, Storage Portfolio

The uncertainty looming over energy markets amid Covid-19 has not stopped private equity (PE) firm Energy Spectrum Capital from looking to the future as it has agreed to sponsor a new Houston-based oil and gas midstream company that initially would look to build a portfolio of terminals and storage projects on the Gulf Coast. Tivoli…

July 16, 2020
Dakota Access Shutdown Avoided (For Now) as Appeals Court Grants Administrative Stay

Dakota Access Shutdown Avoided (For Now) as Appeals Court Grants Administrative Stay

Crude oil can continue to flow on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an administrative stay of a lower court’s July 6 order vacating the pipeline’s water-crossing permits. The purpose of the stay, according to the appeals court, “is to give the court sufficient opportunity…

July 15, 2020
Industry Pushes Back on Disparaging RNG Analysis by Sierra Club, Earthjustice

Industry Pushes Back on Disparaging RNG Analysis by Sierra Club, Earthjustice

A report published Tuesday criticizing the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) by Earthjustice and the Sierra Club is facing pushback by the energy industry. The report, “Rhetoric vs. Reality: The myth of renewable natural gas,” refers to RNG as a fossil gas alternative, or FGA, and claims it has inherent limitations to mitigate climate…

July 15, 2020
Enterprise Exports Lower 48’s First Co-Loaded NGL Cargoes from Houston Ship Channel

Enterprise Exports Lower 48’s First Co-Loaded NGL Cargoes from Houston Ship Channel

In a first for the U.S. midstream industry, Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) this month loaded combination cargoes of natural gas liquids (NGL) and olefins on the same vessel. The Houston-based operator said it completed the simultaneous loading of propane and polymer grade propylene into separate compartments on a very large gas carrier at its…

July 15, 2020
Biden Unveils $2T Climate, Infrastructure Plan Targeting Carbon-Free Power Sector by 2035

Biden Unveils $2T Climate, Infrastructure Plan Targeting Carbon-Free Power Sector by 2035

Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday afternoon unveiled a $2 trillion climate change and infrastructure plan dubbed “Build Back Better” that targets a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. The accelerated transformation of the electricity sector “represents the biggest job creation and economic opportunity engine of the 21st century,” according to the…

July 14, 2020
Westcoast Wins Right to Service Natural Gas Flow for LNG Canada with NGTL

Westcoast Wins Right to Service Natural Gas Flow for LNG Canada with NGTL

Enbridge Inc. has won a contest with TC Energy Corp. to collect high-volume natural gas pipeline flows for the Royal Dutch Shell plc-led LNG Canada export terminal under construction in northeastern British Columbia (BC). Disclosure of the commercial coup surfaced in a procedural dispute before the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) between Enbridge’s Westcoast network in…

July 14, 2020
Chesapeake Utilities Partners with CleanBay Renewables in Next Move to Bring RNG to Customers

Chesapeake Utilities Partners with CleanBay Renewables in Next Move to Bring RNG to Customers

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK), headquartered in Dover, Delaware with 240,000 customers from Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the Delmarva Peninsula across its subsidiaries, announced another partnership in the hopes of expanding renewable natural gas (RNG) options for its customers. This time, CPK is partnering with CleanBay Renewables Inc, an enviro-tech company focused on sustainable RNG production. …

July 13, 2020
Dakota Access Legal Battle Moves to D.C. Circuit as Clock Runs Down on Judge’s Order to Halt Operations

Dakota Access Legal Battle Moves to D.C. Circuit as Clock Runs Down on Judge’s Order to Halt Operations

The operator of the Dakota Access (DAPL) pipeline on Thursday filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit an appeal for review of a district court’s order denying a stay request.  Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP (ET) filed the appeal minutes after D.C. District Court Judge James Boasberg denied the stay request, which…

July 10, 2020
U.S. Down One Natural Gas Rig, Oil Patch Down Four

U.S. Down One Natural Gas Rig, Oil Patch Down Four

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell one unit to 75 for the week ending Friday (July 10), while more losses in the oil patch ensured that the combined domestic tally would extend a months-long slide, the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. After the departure of four oil-directed rigs in the United…

July 10, 2020
Alberta Seeks New Petrochemical Plants to Work Montney, Duvernay Natural Gas Production

Alberta Seeks New Petrochemical Plants to Work Montney, Duvernay Natural Gas Production

The Alberta government posted a reward Thursday for petrochemical manufacturers to build new plants that draw their raw materials from natural gas produced in the province. Natural Gas Minister Dale Nally announced a 10-year grant fund titled the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program. The dollar value and eligibility rules were left open to negotiation, with further…

July 10, 2020
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