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U.S. Climate Bill Exempts most of Oil Industry from Methane Fees

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The U.S. Senate climate bill’s fee on oil and gas industry methane emissions will cover less than half the sector’s releases of the powerful greenhouse gas, thanks to concessions made to win over party holdout Joe Manchin, according to a review of the legislation…

KY Gasline Erupts in Flames, One Dead

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A natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.The blast, in Moreland, a community about 40 miles (65 km) south of Lexington…

U.S. Court Vacates Dominion Atlantic Coast Natgas Pipe Permit

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A U.S. appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday vacated a permit by the U.S.

US Natural Gas Demand Nears Record High

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U.S. homes and businesses will likely use record amounts of natural gas for heating on Wednesday as an Arctic-like freeze blankets the eastern half of the country, according to energy analysts.Harsh winds brought record-low temperatures across much of the Midwest…

Mariner East 2 Pipeline Operational: Energy Transfer

United States-based Energy Transfer announced that its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline is in service, available for both interstate and intrastate service.The natural gas company which owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets…

Rice Brothers Push for Top-level changes at EQT

EQT Corp is facing calls for a shakeup at the helm from shareholders Toby Rice and Derek Rice, who had sold Rice Energy Inc to the oil and gas producer last year for $6.7 billion.In a letter made public on Monday, the Rice brothers, who own about seven million shares or a 2.75 percent stake in the company…

Enbridge to Put More of Ohio TEAL Natgas Pipe Into Service

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Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc on Wednesday sought permission from U.S. energy regulators to put the remaining part of its Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease (TEAL) Phase 1 natural gas pipeline in Ohio into service.In a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)…

Mariner East 2 Expected to Enter Service in Q4

U.S. energy company Energy Transfer LP plans to start service on its Sunoco Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline in Pennsylvania during the fourth quarter of 2018, an analyst following the company said on Monday.Energy Transfer told analysts at Height Capital Markets in Washington…

U.S. Approves Williams' Atlantic Sunrise Natgas Pipe for Service

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U.S. federal energy regulators on Thursday approved a request by Williams Cos Inc's Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co (Transco) unit to put the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to South Carolina into service.The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory…

Trump Administration Proposes Rolling Back Obama's Clean Power Plan

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The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's regulatory efforts to combat climate change.The proposal released by the Environmental Protection Agency is now open for a public comment period.

Leach Xpress Pipeline Service Delayed until Mid-July

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TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gas Transmission unit pushed back the date of its Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline in West Virginia. Service will be resumed mid-July. The pipe was damaged in a blast on June 7. The Leach shutdown forced producers using the line to…

TransCanada Urges U.S. to Help Gas Pipeline Approvals

The United States should help the natural gas industry overcome environmental challenges to new pipeline projects by adjusting regulations or adopting new laws favoring infrastructure, an executive at TransCanada Corp said at a conference this week. Suppliers in the United States…

U.S. Court Stops Work on Natgas Pipeline

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EQT Midstream Partners will stop construction in West Virginia of parts of its $3.5 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline, after a U.S. federal appeals court issued a stay order last week against a permit, a U.S. regulator and the company said. The pipeline…

Oil Falls as OPEC Nears Deal to Raise Production

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Oil prices fell on Thursday as crude exporters in OPEC appeared to be nearing a deal to increase production.Benchmark Brent crude dropped $1.80 a barrel, or 2.4 percent, to a low of $72.94 before recovering a little to $73.30, down $1.44, by 1358 GMT. U.S. light…

Explosion on TransCanada WV Gasline Section Contained

An explosion on a TransCanada Columbia Gas Midstream pipeline outside Moundsville, West Virginia early on Thursday has been contained, according to a local media report. No employees were at the site of the explosion and no homes were in danger, the Intelligencer reported on its news website…

Pennsylvania Halts ETP Sunoco Mariner East Pipeline Again

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An administrative law judge for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) granted a request to stop construction on Energy Transfer Partner LP's (ETP) Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines and halt flows on the existing Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipe.* Katie Bays…

Two U.S. Coal Miners See Growth Amid Sector's Gloom

U.S. electric utilities are expected to shut hundreds more of their coal-fired power generators in the coming years, extending a long trend away from coal and toward natural gas that has cast a pall over the mining industry. But not every U.S. coal company sees a bleak future.

EPA Announces Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions

Preference given to fleets in areas facing air quality challenges. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of grant funding to modernize the nation’s diesel fleet by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, more efficient diesel engines.

Dominion to Complete Atlantic Coast Natgas Pipe by End 2019

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The response from the company came after the U.S. Virginia lifts its tree clearing restrictions on migrating habitats on Aug. 30 for birds and Sept. One billion cubic feet of gas is enough to fuel about 5 million U.S. Atlantic Coast is a partnership between units of Virginia energy company Dominion…

Vessel Docks at Maryland Cove Point LNG Terminal

Gemmata could be the first vessel to pick up fuel from the facility since the tanker came from Spain - a non-LNG exporting country - with less than a full cargo, according to the shipping data. In addition to Gemmata, another vessel, the Methane Spirit, is also headed for Cove Point, according to the shipping data.