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 $500 million Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline, which will bring Texas natural gas from Mexico's Gulf coast into Hidalgo state, will be the Canadian pipeline giant’s fifth major system in Mexico, FuelFix reports.
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have met to launch the construction of a pipeline that will pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Turkmenistan is believed to have the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, but currently exports almost all of it to China.
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida's sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through part of their farm and their lives took another dramatic turn.
They've shooed pipeline surveyors from their pastures, made anti-pipeline signs for a protest at the county courthouse and at appearances by the Virginia governor. They've also kept up pressure on local officials.
Following a public hearing Monday, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities could decide as early as November on an application from South Jersey Gas to build a pipeline that would run through 10 miles of protected Pinelands, The Inquirer reports.
Contractors looking to help build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bringing Russian gas under the Baltic Sea and into Western Europe have until Oct. 23 to file preliminary paperwork, The Wall Street Journal reports.
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal law aimed at preventing looting of historic sites is keeping officials in upstate New York from finding out details about three spots along the route of a planned natural gas pipeline that contain prehistoric artifacts.
Constitution Pipeline LLC, which plans to build a 124-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale fields to northeastern markets, has filed documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission describing three sites on its route through the Schoharie Valley west of Albany that have archaeological value.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan government official says work on a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Romania to the Moldovan capital will begin next year.
The pipeline, which is expected to become operational in May 2018, will help lessen the former Soviet republic's dependency on Russia. It is an extension of one running from the northern Romanian city of Iasi to Ungheni, a Moldovan town near the Romanian border.
Williams Cos. rejected a takeover offer from Energy Transfer Equity LP for $48 billion in June, but with oil and gas prices continuing to slide, the firm finally agreed on the move—which will create a huge natural gas pipeline network—for $32.6 billion, The Wall Street Journal 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.