An analysis released Monday by the Pace Global Center for Liquefied Natural Gas concludes that overseas power plants burning LNG shipped from the U.S. still would release far fewer greenhouse gases than those burning local coal, FuelFix reports.
The North American Gas Forum wraps up with Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Commissioner Tony Clark of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission among the scheduled speakers.
NEW YORK (AP) — The removal of a stove may have led to a gas leak that caused an explosion and fire that ripped through a three-story building in Brooklyn, killing a woman inside and injuring three passers-by, authorities said.
Firefighters received a call at about 1 p.m. Saturday reporting an explosion at a building in the Borough Park neighborhood. Emergency crews found the entire front of the building blown into the street.
The United States continues to widen its lead as the world’s largest natural gas producer, a remarkable surge from a decade ago when worries abounded that Americans might need to import the product to meet growing demand, Platts reports.
Pressure from growing supplies sent the Nymex November natural gas contract slumping 9.1 cents, or 3.6 percent, Thursday to settle at $2.433 per million British thermal units, a level not seen since June of 2012, The Wall Street Journal reports.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead, pointing to a law that prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating hydraulic fracturing.
Just because the EPA lacks authority to regulate fracking doesn't mean the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has leeway to do so, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl wrote. "In the absence of a statute conferring authority, an administrative agency has none," he wrote.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast.
The final environmental impact statement prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that building and operating the gas terminal and pipeline would cause some environmental damage.
Funds controlled by activist investor Carl Icahn now hold more than 27 million shares of Cheniere Energy Inc., amounting to an 11.43 percent stake in the company that’s gearing up to start LNG exports, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Wall Street Journal 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.
The last group of creditors has signed onto the Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan from Energy Future Holdings, and the company plans to lay out the settlement plan before a federal judge Wednesday, Reuters reports.
The Carbon Tracker Initiative warned Tuesday that fossil fuel companies could face $2.2 trillion in stranded assets over the next decade if policy changes fueled by climate change fears make their planned oil and natural gas projects uneconomic, Platts reports.
Oil prices jumped more than 2.5 percent Tuesday on fears that escalating Middle East tensions—after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane—would disrupt supplies. U.S. benchmark crude for January delivery gained $1.12, or 2.7 percent, to settle at $42.87 on the Nymex, while in London, Brent was $1.29 higher to $46.12, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The paperwork for the Northeast Energy Direct project—Kinder Morgan's $5 billion pipeline to move natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to the Northeast—has advanced from pre-filing to full application status at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, E&E reports.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups warn that if the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't overturn the ruling last December that Teck Metals may be responsible for the cost of cleaning up contamination drifting from its smelter in British Columbia, it could cause “massive liability,” E&E reports.
The Interior Department’s decision to include North Myrtle Beach in studies to determine whether wind leases should be sold off the South Carolina coast has the head of the local Chamber of Commerce excited, The State reports.
Eighty-eight House members, nearly all Republicans, are asking Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky, to make defunding the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rule a top priority, The Hill reports.