Regulatory

COLUMN: Mexico-U.S. Energy Partnership Needs to be Strengthened, not Watered Down

COLUMN: Mexico-U.S. Energy Partnership Needs to be Strengthened, not Watered Down

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. The asymmetry between the energy markets of the United States and Mexico is a consequence of differences in natural resource endowments, economic…

May 13, 2022
U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

The safety of U.S. liquids pipelines has improved across several key metrics over the past five years, according to a new joint report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL). “Pipelines are not only the best way to deliver large volumes of liquids energy; they are also the…

May 13, 2022
California Regulator Sets ‘Aggressive Pace’ for Phasing Out Natural Gas, Oil in Draft Update

California Regulator Sets ‘Aggressive Pace’ for Phasing Out Natural Gas, Oil in Draft Update

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released a draft update to the state’s climate plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that it says will accelerate the transition away from natural gas in transportation and use in buildings. The draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan selected by CARB seeks to lay out a realistic…

May 12, 2022
Canada’s Supreme Court to Weigh Legality of Oil, Natural Gas Regulatory Overhaul

Canada’s Supreme Court to Weigh Legality of Oil, Natural Gas Regulatory Overhaul

A dispute over environmental approval of oil, natural gas and forestry projects is headed for the Supreme Court of Canada following an Alberta verdict that the federal government violated the national constitution with its 2019 green new deal legislation. The case is to be appealed, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Alberta Court of Appeal…

May 12, 2022
Lack of Planning Leaving Renewables Disconnected, Says FERC

Lack of Planning Leaving Renewables Disconnected, Says FERC

The Biden administration and FERC made moves in recent weeks to revamp the nation’s electricity transmission system, taking steps toward achieving a carbon-free energy grid by 2035 while addressing the impending infrastructure issues. During the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s third joint federal-state electric transmission task force, the five commissioners underscored that there is a great…

May 11, 2022
Civitas Builds Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Inventory in Colorado’s DJ

Civitas Builds Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Inventory in Colorado’s DJ

Denver-based Civitas Resources Inc., the largest producer in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, has already secured most planned drilling permits for 2022, the management team said recently. “We’re over 90% permitted for the year,” Civitas’ COO Matt Owens told analysts during the earnings call to discuss first quarter results. Civitas last year completed its takeover of…

May 9, 2022
Sense of Reactivation in Mexico Oil and Gas, Industry Leader Says

Sense of Reactivation in Mexico Oil and Gas, Industry Leader Says

After a down period in the Mexico oil and gas industry, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed push for exploration and drilling activity given the elevated hydrocarbon price environment, Marco Cota, CEO and founder of Talanza Energy, told NGI’s Mexico GPI. “We’re seeing a lot of drilling plans for this year and next…

May 6, 2022
FERC Squashes Kinder’s Certified Natural Gas Proposal, but Door Open for New Filing

FERC Squashes Kinder’s Certified Natural Gas Proposal, but Door Open for New Filing

Federal regulators shot down a proposal by Kinder Morgan Inc. that the company said would bring transparency and liquidity to the nascent certified natural gas market. FERC late last month denied Kinder’s plan to implement a certified gas pooling service along its Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP). The proposal, revised and resubmitted to the Federal Energy…

May 6, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Development Ban in Nova Scotia’s Georges Bank Extended to 2032

Natural Gas, Oil Development Ban in Nova Scotia’s Georges Bank Extended to 2032

Oil and natural gas activity offshore Nova Scotia in the Georges Bank fishing grounds will be banned through 2032 after the 34-year-old drilling moratorium was extended. “We are maintaining a unique and valuable ecosystem,” said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. Nova Scotia House member Tory Rushton said he supported the ban as popular “strong…

May 4, 2022
New Fortress FLNG Project Offshore Louisiana Gains Initial OK for License

New Fortress FLNG Project Offshore Louisiana Gains Initial OK for License

The regulatory process for a proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal by New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) offshore Louisiana has begun, kicking off what the company intends to be a sprint to startup. The Maritime Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard stated in the Federal Register that they found NFE’s application to license the…

April 28, 2022
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