International , Infrastructure , Energy Transition

Coal-Producing Australian State to Slash Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Queensland unveils $40 billion plan to convert coal-fired power plants to renewable hubs.

September 28, 2022

Legislation , Infrastructure , Midstream

US Senator Manchin Releases Permitting Bill to Speed Energy Projects

The legislation would require the federal government to issue permits for Equitrans Midstream Corp.’s long-delayed $6.6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline to take natural gas between West Virginia, Manchin’s home state, and Virginia.

September 22, 2022

Legislation , Infrastructure , Energy Transition

DOE Launches Floating Offshore Wind Initiative Starting along West Coast

A lease sale for floating wind areas offshore California will take place by year-end 2022 as U.S. aims to lower costs by 70%, according to an announcement by the DOE.

September 15, 2022

Liquefied Natural Gas , Infrastructure

Finland Aims to Start Importing LNG in January: Gasgrid

Gasgrid's LNG floating terminal "enables higher volumes to be transported from the southern part of the Finnish gas network," the company said.

September 12, 2022

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Wisconsin Judge Rules Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Trespasses on Indigenous Land

Line 5 oil pipeline is allowed to continue to operate because of public and foreign policy implications.

September 9, 2022

Infrastructure , Midstream

EPA Revokes Permit for Phillips-Trafigura Bluewater Texas Terminal

The terminal, located on the Gulf Coast near Corpus Christi and jointly developed by refiner Phillips 66 and commodities trader Trafigura, had applied for a Clean Air Act permit in 2019 and received an EPA pollution control license in November 2020.

September 2, 2022

Markets , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

Palisade Pipeline's Rail Runner pipeline will serve as a water distribution system to reuse water in fields as it transports produced water along its route.

August 31, 2022

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Canada Invokes Pipeline Treaty with US over Wisconsin Line 5 Dispute

The Bad River Band, a Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin, wants the 1953 pipeline shut down and removed from its reservation because of the risk of a leak and expired easements, which are land use agreements between Enbridge and the tribe.

August 29, 2022

Business , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Amplify Energy to Pay $13 Million to Settle Charges over California Oil Spill

Houston-based Amplify Energy and two subsidiaries each agreed to plead guilty to one count of negligently discharging oil during an October 2021 incident when a subsea pipeline was struck by a ship’s anchor.

August 29, 2022

Markets , Infrastructure

Texas Grid Avoids Summer Blackouts with $1 Billion in Extra Spending

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has set new demand records 11 times this summer and twice asked consumers to turn up their thermostats in a season where demand approached 80,000 MW.

August 25, 2022