Methane , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

US Climate-change Fight Threatened as Manchin Rejects Biden’s Bill

Here are five top climate measures in President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill, and a discussion of their prospects if the wider legislation dies.

December 21, 2021

Legislation , International , Pipelines

Cruz Secures Vote on Nord Stream 2 Sanctions in Deal with Schumer

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s bill, which would impose measures on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline under previous mandates, will need 60 votes to pass.

December 20, 2021

Exploration & Production , Markets , Methane , Legislation , International , Emissions

EU to Clamp Down on Domestic Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas

A new proposal would force oil and gas operators in the EU to find and fix leaks of methane in their infrastructure, though it did not extend the rules to cover the companies abroad that supply most of Europe’s gas.

December 15, 2021

DUG East , Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Natural Gas , Legislation , Energy Transition , Shale Plays

DUG East: Toby Rice Talks Sen. Warren, LNG, Energy Crisis and Marcellus Gas

EQT Corp. CEO Toby Rice took Sen. Elizabeth Warren to task over her corporate greed accusations against the oil and gas industry in his first interview after releasing his public rebuttal. Here’s what he had to say.

December 14, 2021

Legislation , Energy Transition

Biden Orders US to Stop Financing New Carbon-intense Projects Abroad

The policy bans any U.S. government financing of overseas coal projects that do not capture or only partially capture carbon emissions, according to U.S. diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

December 13, 2021

Legislation , Energy Transition

EU Passes First Chunk of Green Investment Rules, Contentious Sectors Still to Come

"This will help channel sustainable finance towards projects and businesses to help reach our climate targets," EU financial services chief Mairead McGuinness said.

December 9, 2021

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Legislation , Midstream

Friends of the Earth Sues Britain over Mozambique LNG Project

Friends of the Earth said in a statement that the project was incorrectly judged to be compatible with the Paris climate agreement, without proper assessment of its climate impacts.

December 7, 2021

Natural Gas , Legislation , Emissions

EQT CEO Says Concern Over LNG Misguided, Calls for a Ramped US LNG Program

In response to a letter from Senator Warren, shale gas giant EQT outlined emissions reduction potential of an accelerated replacement of foreign coal usage with natural gas for baseload power.

December 7, 2021

Investment , Legislation , International , Energy Transition

Oil CEOs Clash with U.S. Energy Dept Official over Energy Transition

Executives from Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil and Chevron blamed demand for renewables and lack of investment in fossil fuels for recent fuel shortages and price volatility.

December 7, 2021

Natural Gas , Crude Oil , Legislation , Shale Plays

Energy Policy Watch: Ohio Congressman Discusses Biden’s ‘All-out Assault on Fossil Fuels’

Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson gives his take on how President Biden’s infrastructure and spending bills will affect the oil and gas industry plus the role natural gas produced in the U.S. has in addressing climate change.

December 2, 2021