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By Jim O'Toole | Current Legal, Political and Business Issues Shaping E&P, Midstream and Downstream Natural Gas Markets

America's Oil And Gas Boom Is Spreading Through The Country

The Permian Basin, home to more than 40 percent of all active U.S. drilling rigs, continues to receive most of the credit for the rapid growth of U.S. oil production; meanwhile, the Marcellus Shale receives the lion’s share of credit for ongoing record-setting levels of domestic natural gas …

Oil & Gas Industry

Duke Energy Is Betting on Pig Power to Curb Fossil Fuels

As green groups pressure the natural gas industry to clean up its act, an alternative to the fossil fuel is emerging in some unlikely places: pig …

fossilfuel

BlackRock Sees 'Significant' U.S. Natural Gas in Europe Over Time – Bloomberg

BlackRock Sees 'Significant' U.S. Natural Gas in Europe Over Time<p>BlackRock Sees 'Significant' U.S. Natural Gas in Europe Over Time<p>BlackRock Sees …

Oil & Gas Industry

EIA: America's Energy Exports to China are Growing

The growing trade dispute between the U.S. and China has shone new light on the interdependence of the two nations' economies, including their …

Exports

PUC rejects pipeline's proposal to cut Philadelphia refiners off from Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday rejected a proposal to abandon east-to-west service on a pipeline that now carries fuel from …

Pipelines

Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to FERC Funding

<i>By Rich Heidorn Jr.</i><p>The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting environmentalists’ claim that FERC is incented …

Natural Gas

How FERC's 'unprecedented' PJM order could unravel capacity markets

The landmark Friday order echoes longstanding arguments from the coal and gas sector, but observers say it could end up a boon for renewables and …

Utilities

Energy Insider Interview Series: Insights from Denise Brinley – Senior Energy Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

In this edition of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney’s Energy Insider Interview Series, we spoke to Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisor at the …

Natural Gas

E.P.A. Drafts Rule on Coal Plants to Replace Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has drafted a new proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, one that is far less stringent than the climate plan finalized in 2015 by former President Barack Obama.<p>In writing the new rule to replace Mr. Obama’s Clean Power …

Clean Power Plan

Natural gas industry aims to stop methane leaks to become fuel of the future

The natural gas industry is selling itself as the fuel of the future, more than just a transitional energy source to a world dominated by renewable …

Oil & Gas Industry

Enbridge to Sell Gas Plants to Brookfield

TORONTO—Oil and gas pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. announced a deal to sell 19 natural gas gathering and processing plants to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., another step in its bid to shrink its heavy debt burden and focus on its pipeline and utilities businesses.<p>The deal, for 4.3 …

Investing

How Trump’s Policy Decisions Undermine the Industries He Pledged to Help

WASHINGTON — “The assault on the American auto industry is over,” President Trump declared last spring in Detroit, promising auto executives that he would throttle back Obama-era regulations on vehicle pollution.<p>The moment embodied one of Mr. Trump’s main political promises — to promote …

Natural Gas

4 New Ways America Is Number 1 In Energy

How did the United States, at 242 years of age, become the new world leader in oil and gas production and at the same time, the new world leader in reducing carbon emissions? In part because of the U.S.’s two other new accomplishments in the energy sector, according to the executive director of the …

Natural Gas

This Natural Gas Plant Has Achieved Zero Emissions – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Markets: European Close<p>Bloomberg Markets: European Close. Live from New York and London, analyzing the major market moving stories across …

Natural Gas

War On Coal Is Becoming War On Natural Gas

Is the reliability of our nation’s electric power grid threatened by the market-driven retirement of nuclear power facilities? Despite the wealth of evidence to the contrary, the answer according to a new report by the Nuclear Energy Institute, is “yes.”<p>NEI’s paper, <i>“</i>The Impact of Fuel Supply …

Fossil Fuels

Could Renewable Energy Really Breeze Past Natural Gas?

Natural gas is getting mixed reviews when it comes to the cause of fighting global warming. One side is saying that it is cutting into coal’s marketshare and thereby drastically reducing heat trapping emissions while the other is noting that it is boxing out more promising options, such as wind and …

Natural Gas

China hits pause on Appalachian energy investment citing trade war concerns

Brian Anderson was hoping not to be alone at the podium at the Westin Convention Center on Monday morning. He was hoping to be flanked by officials …

China

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them

President Donald Trump has ordered a rescue of the nation’s struggling coal and nuclear power industries, but that doesn’t mean utilities are …

Fossil Fuels

The Energy Transition Report Card: Part II

We have entered an era of cheap, abundant energy, spurred by shale oil and gas, innovation in renewables, batteries, long-distance powerlines and electric vehicles (EVs). In Part I of the Energy Transition Report Card, I graded those clean energy innovations (my company Chrysalix Venture Capital …

How Fracking Is Paying Back Germany's Solar Investment

Germany doesn’t mind that its citizens have borne a disproportionate cost for developing the solar industry, a German energy official said Friday, because Germans benefit from developments in other countries, notably fracking in the United States.<p>Natural gas prices have fallen in Europe because of …

Renewable Energy

Court rules in favor of families against natural gas company | News, Sports, Jobs - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The state Supreme Court ruled on June 1 that the Fairfield Township Board of Supervisors incorrectly permitted gas development in a zoning district …

Delaware County Council fails to approve pipeline study - again

A resident along Route 352 in East Goshen had an opinion of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA FILE PHOTO<p>MEDIA >> For the …

Building an NGL storage hub energizes speakers at Southpointe

Above the subterranean pot of gold known as Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale, professionals in the energy and chemical fields touted the importance of …

The Energy Transition Report Card: Part I

Politicians and energy executives seem to agree that we are in a transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Yet, we hear the same old trope: ‘It won’t happen overnight’. If that is the case, then when will it happen? Next year, in five years or in 50?<p>‘It won’t happen overnight’ had a different …

Don't nuke consumers' wallets by bailing out uncompetitive power plants | Opinion

In mid-April, New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that could raise residents’ electric bills by $300 million each year. Legislators want to use the …

Petronas to buy 25% stake in Shell-led LNG Canada project

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas will buy a 25-per-cent stake in a B.C. liquefied natural project led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, a move designed to strengthen the $40-billion proposal and bolster Canadian energy exports.<p>Petronas will become the second-largest partner in LNG Canada after striking a …

Companies take first steps to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Two Alaska Native corporations and a small oil services firm together have applied to do extensive seismic work next winter in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the first move toward development there since Congress voted late last year to open up the pristine wilderness to oil and gas …

A radical US startup has successfully fired up its zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

The US energy startup, Net Power, has announced that it has successfully fired up its natural-gas plant in La Porte, Texas. In the age of climate change, when reducing emissions should be our primary goal, it may sound odd to celebrate the launch of a fossil fuel-burning plant. But Net Power is …

Fossil Fuels

NFG Turns to Transco Option to Move Natural Gas from Pennsylvania

National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) management believes the company has a viable alternative to help grow natural gas production from the shale fields of …