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Infrastructure

Energy Transfer Says Addressed Most DAPL Safety Issues Raised by PHMSA

PHMSA on July 22 put Energy Transfer on notice for the probable violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and proposed a civil penalty against it.

July 26, 2021

Crude Oil

US Weighs Crackdown on China’s Import of Iranian Oil

Chinese refiners are the biggest importers of Iranian oil. That U.S. officials are hinting at a possible crackdown may be a veiled threat that Washington has ways to exact a price from Tehran, says analyst.

July 23, 2021

International

Merkel Defends US Nord Stream 2 Deal as Ukraine Cries Foul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 22 defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.

July 23, 2021

Infrastructure

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline over Safety Concerns

The PHMSA recommended a civil penalty of $93,200 against Energy Transfer, operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, for the violations and said failure to correct the issues may result in further enforcement action.

July 23, 2021

Business

Oil and Gas Investor: The Role of Tech and Service in Energy Transition

The oil and gas industry is being pressured in multiple ways to reduce emissions and redouble energy transition efforts but the technology and services sector is already making progress. Here’s how.

July 23, 2021

Public Capital

Shale Gas Producer CNX Resources Achieves Net Carbon Negative Status

CNX Resources reported it is net carbon negative for Scope 1 and 2 emissions—unique in the natural gas upstream and midstream sectors, according to the shale gas producer.

July 22, 2021

Infrastructure

Energy Transfer to Finish Mariner East Expansion in Pennsylvania Despite Opposition

Mariner East transports liquids from the Marcellus/Utica shale in western Pennsylvania to customers in the state and elsewhere, including international exports from Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook complex.

July 22, 2021

Exploration & Production

Q&A: Scott Angelle on the Environmental Advantage of US Oil, Gas

Former BSEE director Scott Angelle shares his thoughts on the energy transition and why the U.S. has some of the most environmentally advantaged barrels compared to other parts of the world.

July 22, 2021

Business

Updated Guide to Energy Transition under Biden Administration

Here’s a roadmap for navigating the energy transition updated by Mizuho Americas as nearly half a year into the Biden presidency has already shown that the path ahead for American renewables is unlikely to be as smooth or immediate as proponents say it will.

July 22, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on July 21 rejected a LNG export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

July 22, 2021