Regulatory

Trump Commands Energy Sector’s Financial Backing, but Biden Makes Inroads

Trump Commands Energy Sector’s Financial Backing, but Biden Makes Inroads

President Trump continues to enjoy overwhelming financial support from the energy sector in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. However, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has gained some ground among industry donors and holds a lead in recent overall donations and in the polls. The president and Democratic nominee Biden are scheduled…

October 21, 2020
Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump face off on Nov. 3 in a U.S. election being closely watched by Mexico’s energy sector. Mexico’s energy system, like its economy, is tightly intertwined with its northern neighbor. The country imports around 70% of its natural gas and around 80% of its gasoline from…

October 20, 2020
Double E Pipe Given FERC OK to Move Permian Natural Gas

Double E Pipe Given FERC OK to Move Permian Natural Gas

FERC last week approved the 1.35 million Dth/d Double E Pipeline LLC project to transport Permian Basin natural gas.  The Double E project would offer firm transportation service from producing areas in the Delaware sub-basin in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas to delivery points near the Waha hub.  Project backer Summit Midstream Partners LP…

October 20, 2020
U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

The U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector could successfully work with either President Trump or Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the upcoming presidential election, experts told NGI.   Trump has been a “great cheerleader for U.S. LNG” by raising the industry’s profile and addressing some regulatory bottlenecks during his first term, said LNG Allies…

October 20, 2020
BLM Decisions Under Pendley Facing Slew of Environmental Lawsuits

BLM Decisions Under Pendley Facing Slew of Environmental Lawsuits

A federal judge has invalidated key land use plans in Montana that were approved under former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Director William Perry Pendley, a decision that could imperil land use decisions elsewhere and pave the way for a deluge of litigation from environmental groups. The ruling issued last Friday was the second…

October 20, 2020
Ohio Gas-Fired Power Plant Adding Hydrogen to Cut Emissions Profile

Ohio Gas-Fired Power Plant Adding Hydrogen to Cut Emissions Profile

A natural gas-fired power plant under construction in southeastern Ohio plans to also use hydrogen to lower its emissions profile and become one of the first electric generators in the country to burn the fuel.  The 485 MW natural gas plant underway at the Long Ridge Energy Terminal that straddles Monroe County, OH, and Wetzel…

October 20, 2020
FERC Approves Double E Natural Gas Pipeline in Permian; Glick Continues Climate Objections

FERC Approves Double E Natural Gas Pipeline in Permian; Glick Continues Climate Objections

FERC Thursday gave the nod to the 1.35 million Dth/d Double E Pipeline LLC project that would transport natural gas produced in the Permian Basin, as part of a series of certificate decisions handed down during its monthly meeting. The Double E project would offer firm transportation service from producing areas in the Delaware sub-basin…

October 16, 2020
Argentina’s Fernández Launches Natural Gas Production Stimulus Plan from Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s Fernández Launches Natural Gas Production Stimulus Plan from Vaca Muerta

Argentina President Alberto Fernández unveiled the country’s long-awaited natural gas scheme on Thursday from the heart of the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Neuquén province. “We’re convinced that we are investing in Argentina for the country’s development,” Fernández said. The president spoke from the oil and gas fields at Loma Campana, considered one of the…

October 16, 2020
Biden Says U.S. Fossil Fuel Production to Continue, While Energy Issues Not Touched in Trump Forum

Biden Says U.S. Fossil Fuel Production to Continue, While Energy Issues Not Touched in Trump Forum

Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. reaffirmed Thursday that he will not ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) if elected and said his ambitious climate change goals do not mean ending fossil fuel production, while energy and climate issues were not raised in President Trump’s separate town hall. Thursday initially was scheduled to be a combined…

October 16, 2020
Potential Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ Victories Said Positive Catalyst for Natural Gas, Oil Prices

Potential Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ Victories Said Positive Catalyst for Natural Gas, Oil Prices

The upcoming U.S. elections are unlikely to junk bullish forecasts for natural gas and oil prices, with a potential “Blue Wave” that would usher in a Democratic-controlled government in fact a positive catalyst, according to energy analysts. Goldman Sachs analysts laid out their view of the benefits of Democrat Joseph R. Biden Jr. toppling President…

October 15, 2020
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