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Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

Possible Constitutional Reform Worrying Mexico Energy Industry, Expert Says

“A change to the constitution is something everybody is thinking about but the road ahead looks a bit more complicated given the results of midterm elections,” David Crisostomo, associate director at IHS Markit and seasoned Mexico energy industry expert, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index.  “The results of the midterm elections show that the room…

July 30, 2021
Cabot, Southwestern See Natural Gas Prices Impacted by Appalachian Pipeline Constraints

Cabot, Southwestern See Natural Gas Prices Impacted by Appalachian Pipeline Constraints

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and Southwestern Energy Co. were the latest Appalachian operators to report weak price realizations in the second quarter, when pipeline constraints widened basis differentials in the Northeast. U.S. benchmark prices climbed during the period and have continued to move higher since, creating an even bigger gap with local prices in…

July 30, 2021
No ‘Easy Street’ to Create Hydrogen Economy in California

No ‘Easy Street’ to Create Hydrogen Economy in California

The global oil and natural gas industry is focused on developing hydrogen, but California operators are finding the changeover may require negotiating a winding, rocky road as Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to move the carbon neutrality target to 2035 from 2045. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently rejected a joint application by Sempra’s Southern…

July 29, 2021
Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Nicor Taking the Lead to Pilot RNG for Illinois Utility Customers

Southern Company’s Nicor Gas has gained approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to move forward with a pilot project to test delivering renewable natural gas (RNG) through its distribution system.  Through the Renewable Gas Interconnection (RGI) Pilot, RNG producers within Nicor’s service area may use the service agreement to supply gas through the utility’s…

July 27, 2021
Restoration Proposed for ACP, SHP Lands May Avoid Significant Impacts, Says FERC Staff

Restoration Proposed for ACP, SHP Lands May Avoid Significant Impacts, Says FERC Staff

Projects to restore lands proposed by the sponsors of the scuttled Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Supply Header Project (SHP) appear to avoid or reduce impacts to less than significant levels, FERC staff has determined. Dominion Energy and joint venture partner Duke Energy last year canceled the 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d ACP, designed to run from…

July 26, 2021
Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Midstream giant Energy Transfer LP said it is continuing work to correct alleged safety violations on its Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) after federal regulators warned last week it could face fines if the issues are not resolved. Energy Transfer told NGI’s Shale Daily on Monday that the notice issued last week by the Pipeline and…

July 26, 2021
CNX Resources Says E&P, Midstream Operations are Carbon Negative

CNX Resources Says E&P, Midstream Operations are Carbon Negative

Appalachian pure-play CNX Resources Corp. said Wednesday that it’s net carbon negative for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, stressing a “tangible” accomplishment at a time when its peers are advancing ambitious goals to cut environmental footprints in the future.  Announced along with the release of its corporate responsibility report, the company said it believes it’s…

July 24, 2021
COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico’s natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. With the start of activity on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan, La Laguna-Aguascalientes and Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipelines since December 2018, the government…

July 23, 2021
Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Last week, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) went airborne to survey methane emissions at major oil and gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.  This was the first of many flights scheduled for 2021, according to CDPHE. Aerial monitoring will continue over Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties, with more concentrated aerial surveys in…

July 23, 2021
TSA Adds More Stringent Cybersecurity Requirements for U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines

TSA Adds More Stringent Cybersecurity Requirements for U.S. Natural Gas, Oil Pipelines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday handed down another set of directives aimed at protecting critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas against cyber attacks. The second security directive, issued two months after the initial orders were put out, requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines to implement specific mitigation measures…

July 23, 2021
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