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.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — A gas explosion that caused a fire near Trinidad's capital has injured 13 people, including three reported in critical condition.
Police say they believe a spark set off an explosion in a restaurant's gas tank Thursday just north of Port-of-Spain. The explosion damaged five businesses and sent glass and other debris flying in the upscale suburb of Maraval.
A week after New York environmental chief Joe Martens said he doesn’t see revisiting the fracking issue anytime soon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared he would “never” lift the state’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, The Journal News reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., along with five other GOP colleagues, says the White House proposal requiring agencies to consider climate change impacts on projects is illegal, The Hill reports.
Amid reports that Florida has barred officials from using the phrase “climate change” in documents -- an allegation that's been denied by Republican Gov. Rick Scott -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has offered legislation to ensure that federal employees are able to do so, The Hill reports.
Platt's reports that Wisconsin's Public Service Commission has endorsed a high-voltage transmission line that critics said protects the utility industry while discouraging distributed power generation.
Under a deal hammered out between Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., and state House Speaker Michael Madigan, $98 million out of almost $130 million collected from utility customers to fund renewable energy projects will instead be used to reduce the state’s budget deficit, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.
Efforts by the U.S. and European countries to cut subsidies for building new coal-fired plants in developing countries are being opposed by the government of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
President Obama will request the resignation of Rafael Moure-Eraso, head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board -- three months before his term is set to finish -- after lawmakers from both parties urged the White House to take the step, an aide to the House Science Committee told National Journal.
A revived Department of Energy program to provide loans to promote fuel efficient vehicles will give Alcoa $259 million to expand a Tennessee sheet metal factory that supplies the auto industry, The Wall Street Journal reports.