The Energy Department on Tuesday issued a final authorization for Cheniere Energy to export liquefied natural gas from a Texas facility to countries without a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.
The authorization will allow the company to ship up to 2.1 billion standard cubic feet per day over 20 years from its Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project, after DOE concluded that the exports wouldn't be “inconsistent with the public interest,” and are "likely to yield net economic benefits to the United States."
In a story published by EnergyGuardian May 5, The Associated Press reported on research that found drilling fluids likely leaked into a drinking water supply in Pennsylvania. The story should have noted that one of the study's authors, Garth T. Llewellyn, was a consultant for affected homeowners who sued the driller. That information was not included on a pre-publication version of the study provided to reporters by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, but it was later added to the published version.
Bowing to pressure from London, which fears that Ukraine-related sanctions could sideline a chunk of North Sea gas production, Russian Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne Group is preparing to sell the fields it recently purchased, The Wall Street Journal reports.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian gas giant Gazprom signed a memorandum of understanding with China's CNPC Friday to build a gas pipeline to China and sell up to 30 billion cubic meters of gas. The details have yet to be hammered out.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow this week, said that Russia would welcome the involvement of Chinese companies in tapping the giant Vankor oil and gas fields in eastern Siberia, adding that specifics are being worked out.
Even as the Energy Department issued its final authorization for Dominion Cove Point LNG to export liquefied natural gas from its Maryland terminal - even to countries that don't have Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. - environmental groups sued to try to block the decision, The Hill reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.
The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office also said the Bureau of Land Management failed to conduct production inspections for hundreds of high-priority oil and gas wells — roughly 1 out of 5 — to ensure full payment of royalties to the U.S.
The Energy Spark program being put together by Washington state offers homeowners a reduced mortgage rate if they buy an energy efficient home or make efficiency improvements to their existing house, KIRO reports.
Oil was rising early Friday on the back of the Energy Information Administration reporting a drop in U.S. crude inventories. West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery gained 64 cents to $58.32 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent was up 59 cents to $63.17, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The insistence that oil companies be able to drill relief wells in the event of an emergency is a major sticking point when it comes to the Obama administration plan to allow Arctic drilling, according to comments filed by groups including the American Petroleum Institute, FuelFix reports.
In one of a number of efficiency successes reported by Business Insider, Kohl’s department store chain is saving up to 18 percent of its energy costs after installing software that enables it to monitor energy meters remotely, according to installer Environmental Systems Inc.
The market for home battery systems that cost thousands of dollars is presently very small, The Wall Street Journal reports, noting that Tesla’s Elon Musk and his competitors are banking on swift growth as they push to develop energy storage systems.
U.S. ethanol stocks dropped to a low for the year of just under 20.1 million barrels last week, despite a production increase of 11,000 barrels per day, according to Energy Information Administration data, Platts reports.
Specifically excluding some wetlands and ponds from Environmental Protection Agency jurisdiction under the agency’s new water rule is “a pretty big deal” and “a huge concession,” present and former EPA officials have told E&E.
A Maine legislative committee has killed several energy proposals brought forward by Republican Gov. Paul LePage, including a measure that would have dismantled net metering and another that would have helped utilities with financing natural gas pipelines, the Portland Press Herald reports.