LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the waters off New York and New Jersey, effectively killing the project amid an outcry from residents of some coastal communities that it could endanger the environment and be a target for terrorists.
The deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose was to be built 19 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 29 miles off Long Branch, New Jersey. Liberty Natural Gas LLC, the company vying to develop Port Ambrose, said the port would allow it to inject natural gas into the New York-area pipeline, which could lower home heating bills there, among the most expensive in the nation.
The $500 million Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline, which will bring Texas natural gas from Mexico's Gulf coast into Hidalgo state, will be the Canadian pipeline giant’s fifth major system in Mexico, FuelFix reports.
Spot natural gas prices at Henry Hub in the fourth quarter should average $2.34 per million British Thermal Units, according to the Energy Information Administration, which has lowered the projections it made a month ago by 49 cents, Platts reports.
Energy minister Yuval Steinitz says he has met with executives from more than 20 companies—including Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp.—to see if he can pique their interest in exploring for more natural gas off the Israeli coast, The Wall Street Journal reports.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have met to launch the construction of a pipeline that will pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Turkmenistan is believed to have the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, but currently exports almost all of it to China.
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Environmentalists and some residents of coastal communities are fighting a proposed liquefied natural gas transfer point in the waters off New York and New Jersey, saying it could endanger the environment and be a tempting target for terrorists.
But Canada-based Liberty Natural Gas LLC says the proposal to develop the deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose will help bring in more supplies of clean energy and lower some of the most expensive home heating bills in the nation.
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida's sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through part of their farm and their lives took another dramatic turn.
They've shooed pipeline surveyors from their pastures, made anti-pipeline signs for a protest at the county courthouse and at appearances by the Virginia governor. They've also kept up pressure on local officials.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by four to 771.
Houston's Baker Hughes said Friday that 572 rigs were seeking oil -- a decline of six -- and 199 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil prices about double the prices now, 1,925 rigs were active.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.