Legislation , Infrastructure , Midstream

Alberta Court Rules Canada’s Environmental Impact Law Unconstitutional

The Alberta Court of Appeal said the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), which assesses how major infrastructure projects in Canada like pipelines impact the environment, was a “classic example of legislative creep.”

May 11, 2022

Conferences , Infrastructure , Energy Transition

OTC 2022: Growing US Presence in Offshore Wind Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has plans to help fund offshore wind developers as they grow their operations in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, according to DOE program manager Jocelyn Braun-Saracino.

May 5, 2022

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Policy & Regulations , Infrastructure , Shale Plays

Continental CEO Says Biden’s Actions ‘Fall Short’ on Shifting Energy Policy

“There are positive things coming out of the Biden administration on the verbiage side…but if you look at the actions, they fall short,” Continental President and CEO Bill Berry said during a recent panel discussion.

April 12, 2022

Natural Gas , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Proposed EastMed Gas Pipeline is Not Viable: US Diplomat

Cyprus, Israel and Greece have been considering a pipeline connecting east Mediterranean gas discoveries to Europe, but the project took a setback when the U.S. pulled its political support for the project in January.

April 7, 2022

Natural Gas , Infrastructure , Midstream

US Regulators Slow Consideration of Climate Impact of New Gas Projects

Several senators from natural gas producing states, including Democrat Joe Manchin and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, had called on FERC to kill the policy.

March 25, 2022

Infrastructure , Emissions , Pipelines

US Senator McConnell Asks FERC to Kill Climate Rule for Pipelines

Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s top Republican, wants FERC to rescind rules it just issued in February that require pipeline project reviews to weigh the direct and indirect impacts of GHG emissions.

March 24, 2022

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Infrastructure , Construction

New Fortress Pennsylvania LNG Project On Hold, Environmentalists Claim

Environmental groups claim to have obtained an agreement from New Fortress to allow the proposed LNG plant’s air quality permit to expire in July, effectively halting the project in north-central Pennsylvania.

March 23, 2022

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

FERC Chief Rejects ‘Anti-gas’ Label

Glick insists that tougher reviews of infrastructure projects on the front end will enable permit approvals to survive court challenges.

March 15, 2022

Crude Oil , Trade , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Canada’s TC Energy Will Not Revive Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Project

The Keystone XL pipeline would have carried 830,000 bbl/d of Canadian crude from Alberta to U.S. refineries but ran years of regulatory delays and fierce environmental opposition before ultimately being scrapped.

March 8, 2022