Natural Gas

NGV America taps Godlewski from Auto Alliance

The Hill

Veteran auto industry lobbyist Matt Godlewski is leaving the Auto Alliance to take over as president of Natural Gas Vehicles for America, replacing Rich Kolodziej, The Hill reports.

Changes to Mountain Valley Pipeline route should minimize scenic impact: EQT

The Roanoke Times

Posting a new proposed route for the Mountain Valley Pipeline it plans to construct with NextEra Energy to move gas into central Virginia, EQT Corp. said the changes should minimize the impact on scenic areas of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Roanoke Times reports.

FERC finds minimal environmental impact from Corpus Christi LNG


The determination from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that Cheniere Energy’s proposed Corpus Christi LNG facility won’t do significant harm to the environment gives the project a green light toward full approval, FuelFix reports.

UN envoy urges restraint in Cyprus-Turkey gas row

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy is urging Cyprus and Turkey to avoid any escalation of tensions in a row over Ankara's planned gas search in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.

Espen Barth Eide on Wednesday urged all sides to "act responsibly" and to "create an understanding" about potential gas reserves off the ethnically divided island.

Serbia signals shift away from Russia over gas

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) _€” Serbia has indicated it is ready to loosen its traditionally strong relations with Russia, saying it will not defy a European Union warning against building a Moscow-controlled gas pipeline.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday "it makes no sense" to start construction of the South Stream pipeline, which is to bypass Ukraine to transport Russian natural gas to Europe, without an agreement on its legality between the EU and Moscow.

Laser device being tested by Shell to find shale gas


A laser device that measures reflected light is being tested by Royal Dutch Shell as a tool to find shale gas reserves, according to oilfield services company WellDog, FuelFix reports.

Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are pursuing a record $4.5 million fine against a gas driller over what they describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.

The Department of Environmental Protection filed a civil complaint against EQT Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the Pittsburgh-based company of polluting streams and groundwater and harming trees and other vegetation around its impoundment in Duncan Township, Tioga County.

Cyprus president suspends peace talks over offshore drilling

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president on Tuesday suspended talks on reunifying the ethnically divided island in response to Turkish plans to search for oil and gas in waters where the Cypriot government has already licensed companies to drill.

Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said the decision was the result of what he called Turkey's "provocative" and "aggressive" actions that violate Cyprus' sovereign rights and international law.

Plans for Permian LNG plant that could service rigs


The goal is to power drilling rigs and pressure pumpers with the gas they’re extracting from the ground, and so Stabilis Energy is hoping to partner with Flint Hills Resources to build an LNG plant in Odessa that can service drillers in the Permian Basin, FuelFix reports.

BC must fix its policies or risk big LNG delays: Petronas chief

The Wall Street Journal

Speaking out as British Columbia’s legislature began its fall session, Petronas CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas warned Monday that the Canadian province needs to finalize reasonable regulatory and tax policies or a decision on a Pacific Coast LNG export terminal could be put off by 10-15 years, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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