Even though Russian gas resumed flowing to Ukraine in December following talks during the autumn, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk hopes to completely wean his country off of it, according to comments released by the government’s press service Sunday, Platts reports.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus and Egypt have tightened their energy cooperation with an agreement to sort out the technical details of laying an undersea pipeline that would carry offshore natural gas to Egyptian processing facilities.
Egyptian petroleum minister Sherif Ismail and Cypriot Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis agreed in Cairo on Monday to find a way to transport gas from a field off Cyprus that is estimated to hold 3.6 trillion to 6 trillion cubic feet of the fossil fuel.
The Kernan family, which has owned and nurtured nearly 1,000 acres of forest in upstate New York since the 1940s, is fighting plans for the Constitution Pipeline to run through it, The New York Times reports.
A study commissioned by utilities including Dominion Resources and Duke Energy claims that a $5 billion natural gas pipeline they intend to build with other partners in the Atlantic region would provide thousands of new jobs and save households in Virginia and North Carolina an average of $44 per month on their utility bills, The Associated Press reports.
With just a modest boost, the nation’s pipeline infrastructure could cope with the extra burdens from a surge in use of natural gas anticipated from the rule mandating cutbacks in carbon emissions from power plants, according to a study compiled by Deloitte MarketPoint for the Energy Department, E&E reports.
The latest studies to measure methane leaks at natural gas facilities, released Tuesday, found a small number of sources accounted for a major share of emissions at dozens of transmission, gathering and processing sites.
A study of 45 compressor stations revealed that 10 percent of the leaking sources -- including two so-called "super-emitter" sites that had leaks and venting at isolation valves -- accounted for about 50 percent of emissions.
The second study of 130 gathering sites and processing plants also found about 30 percent of the gathering facilities were responsible for 80 percent of emissions.
BEIJING (AP) — China said its recent gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea could yield 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas, underlining Beijing's determination to extract resources from waters claimed by several nations.
The Lingshui 17-2 gas field was discovered 150 kilometers south of China's southernmost island of Hainan, and the Ministry of Land and Resources has approved it as a large-scale find, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Protesters against Algeria's plans to exploit its massive shale gas reserves said Monday they will carry their demonstrations to the actual desert drilling sites after the state oil company said exploration would continue.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been demonstrations across Algeria's desert south over the possible environmental damage that could result from Algeria's new efforts to exploit its shale gas.
Shares were higher Friday in early trading for Columbia Pipeline Partners L.P. -- the biggest initial public offering in the first weeks of 2015, having raised more than $1 billion –- which has assets in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, FuelFix reports.
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.