Regulatory

Q&A with María Serna on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with María Serna on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 34th Q&A in the series is with María Serna, Partner of Legal Services at energy consultancy Talanza…

July 10, 2020
Renewable Natural Gas on its Way to UGI Energy Services Following GHI Energy Acquisition

Renewable Natural Gas on its Way to UGI Energy Services Following GHI Energy Acquisition

Energy distribution and services company UGI Corp.’s subsidiary UGI Energy Services LLC, headquartered in Wyomissing, PA, has completed the acquisition of Houston-based renewable natural gas (RNG) company GHI Energy LLC.  GHI’s primary goal is to provide vehicle fleets with RNG through supply coordination from various national sources. GHI mainly markets RNG in California, where in…

July 10, 2020
Chevron Partners with Clean Energy Fuels on Port Truck Program

Chevron Partners with Clean Energy Fuels on Port Truck Program

Chevron Corp. announced Tuesday it is partnering with natural gas fueling retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to provide truck operators in the Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports with renewable natural gas (RNG), a carbon-negative alternative fuel for fleets. Three years ago, commissions overseeing the Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports, the nation’s busiest handling…

July 10, 2020
DOE Announces Companies to Partner with National Laboratories in Biofuel Blendstock Research, Development

DOE Announces Companies to Partner with National Laboratories in Biofuel Blendstock Research, Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Thursday its selection of seven research projects to receive funding for the development and acceleration of the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks.  The projects, totaling $1.94 million in research expenses, will expand research on fuels derived from renewable feedstocks, which could deliver efficient energy without high emissions. The…

July 9, 2020
Washington State Regulators React to Covid-19 in Setting Puget Sound Rates

Washington State Regulators React to Covid-19 in Setting Puget Sound Rates

The Covid-19 pandemic played a central role in how state of Washington regulators finalized a $205 million general rate request from Bellevue, WA-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE), and they indicated that will be their practice for as long as the virus is present. New natural gas and electric rates are effective July 20. In the…

July 9, 2020
AMLO, Trump Signal Value of Bilateral Relationship in Historic Meeting at White House

AMLO, Trump Signal Value of Bilateral Relationship in Historic Meeting at White House

The presidents of Mexico and the United States signed a joint declaration on Wednesday celebrating the visit of Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House and underlining the key relationship between the two nations. “There were those who thought our ideological difference would take us to confrontation,” López Obrador said in the…

July 8, 2020
New Mexico Regulator Fines DCP for Emissions Violations as States Demand Action on Methane

New Mexico Regulator Fines DCP for Emissions Violations as States Demand Action on Methane

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) said Tuesday it has fined an affiliate of DCP Midstream Partners LP $5.3 million for air quality violations. The watchdog said that between December 2017 and June 2019, DCP Operating Co. LP submitted 367 excess emission reports for eight New Mexico facilities, totaling over 2.1 million pounds of pollutants.…

July 8, 2020
Keystone XL Crude Pipeline Left Out of U.S. Supreme Court Order Reinstating Key Water-Crossing Permits

Keystone XL Crude Pipeline Left Out of U.S. Supreme Court Order Reinstating Key Water-Crossing Permits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a unanimous order reinstating the use of a permit employed to fast-track oil and gas pipeline construction, but the ruling specified that it did not apply to the U.S. leg of the hotly contested Keystone XL crude oil pipeline that is at the center of the debate. The…

July 7, 2020
In Victory for Lower 48 Pipelines, U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Key Water-Crossing Permits

In Victory for Lower 48 Pipelines, U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates Key Water-Crossing Permits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a unanimous order reinstating the use of a permit employed to fast-track oil and gas pipeline construction, but the ruling specified that it did not apply to the U.S. leg of the hotly contested Keystone XL crude oil pipeline that is at the center of the debate. The…

July 7, 2020
DOE Looking to Boost Hydrogen Production for Natural Gas Processes and Beyond

DOE Looking to Boost Hydrogen Production for Natural Gas Processes and Beyond

The Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for proposals to support a vision for large-scale and affordable hydrogen projects to increase production, storage, distribution and utilization across multiple sectors. Hydrogen today primarily is used for oil refining and ammonia industries. However, it is emerging as an application for fuel cell vehicles, metals refining and synthetic…

July 7, 2020
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