Premier Rachel Notley pulls Alberta out of federal climate plan over Trans Mountain ruling

CBC.ca  …   The $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would double the capacity of a pipeline that transports Alberta petroleum products to the West Coast.   ‘Albertans are angry’: Read Rachel Notley’s full address – CBC.ca

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Calgary business community vows to keep fighting in wake of Trans …

Calgary Herald     …     Calgary’s business community reacted with a mixture of dismay and resolve Thursday as a court ruling put the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline.  


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Yamal LNG exports accelerate ahead of winter
Published on Aug 31, 2018 04:55 pm
Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility in the Arctic has come on stream faster than expected and recently exceeded volumes from Russia’s other LNG facility (Sakhalin-II).

Montoir-de-Bretagne LNG terminal breaks European records
Published on Aug 31, 2018 04:00 pm
Terminal receives 13 carriers in one month, completes three transshipments within seven days, and completes its tenth transshipment since January.

Gasum acquires Enegia’s energy market services
Published on Aug 31, 2018 03:45 pm
Gasum announces its acquisition of three energy market services arms of Enegia.

Høglund to launch power and gas solutions at SMM
Published on Aug 31, 2018 11:30 am
Høglund has released a statement announcing the launch of two new divisions: Høglund Gas Solutions and Høglund Power Solutions.

Asian spot LNG prices continue to rise
Published on Aug 31, 2018 10:45 am
According to Reuters, Asian spot LNG prices have risen this week for the third week in a row.

ExxonMobil offers LNG cargo from Gorgon
Published on Aug 31, 2018 10:00 am
According to Reuters, ExxonMobil Corp. has offered to sell an LNG cargo from its Gorgon project in November this year.

Golar considering more FLNG projects after success of Hilli Episeyo
Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:30 am
According to Reuters, Golar is eying further floating LNG projects in West Africa after the success of the Hilli Episeyo project.

Changfeng Energy announces 2018 interim results
Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:15 am
Changfeng Energy Inc. has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 (1H 2018).

LNG tanker to arrive in Rotterdam imminently
Published on Aug 30, 2018 11:00 am
According to Reuters, the Patris LNG tanker is scheduled to both arrive and load at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 7 September 2018.

PGNiG group releases 1H 2018 results
Published on Aug 30, 2018 10:45 am
PGNiG group has achieved further diversification of its import sources and has continued to improve its consolidated results.

GTT awarded tank design contract by Samsung
Published on Aug 30, 2018 10:30 am
GTT has announced that it has won an order from Samsung Heavy Industries concerning the tank design of a new 174 000 m3 LNG carrier.

Black & Veatch complete PRICO test aboard Hilli Episeyo FLNG
Published on Aug 30, 2018 10:15 am
Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology completes Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Hilli Episeyo FLNG vessel.

Cosmodyne’s LINEX LNG plant chosen for peak shaving projects
Published on Aug 30, 2018 10:00 am
Cosmodyne has announced that its LINEX LNG plant has been selected for multiple peak shaving projects with a major East Coast utility company.

Kuwait and Nigeria set to be the next LNG growth engines
Published on Aug 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Global Data is predicting that Kuwait and Nigeria will be growth engines of the LNG industry in the Middle East and Africa between 2018 and 2022.

Quorum to open new office in Denver
Published on Aug 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Quorum Software has announced that it is set to open a new regional office in Denver, Colorado, US.

Trelleborg to showcase range of LNG technologies at Gastech
Published on Aug 29, 2018 11:00 am
Trelleborg has released a statement claiming that it will discuss SmartPort at Gastech in Barcelona (17 – 20 September 2018), in addition to showcasing its range of LNG transfer technologies.

MAN wins contract to convert RoPax ferries to LNG operation
Published on Aug 29, 2018 10:30 am
MAN PrimeServ has announced that it has been awarded a contract to convert two RoPax ferries from Spanish operator Baleària Eurolineas Maritimas S.A. to dual-fuel operation.

KLAW LNG launching white paper on LNG transfers
Published on Aug 29, 2018 10:30 am
KLAW LNG is in the process of launching a white paper examining the variables in managing a SIL2 complaint LNG safety critical flexible hose transfer system.

Wood wins Hammerfest LNG support contract
Published on Aug 29, 2018 09:50 am
Wood has won a contract with Equinor to support the Hammerfest LNG development options.

Carnival Maritime begins training crew of LNG-fuelled vessel
Published on Aug 28, 2018 04:00 pm
Carnival Maritime has announced that a series of practical training sessions have commenced for the captains and officers of the LNG-fuelled AIDAnova cruise ship.

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The Southern Herald: Energy a Linchpin for Mississippi Families
The start of a new school year signifies the kickoff of the college football season and a near-record low state unemployment rate. The one thing they all share, and it’s a big one: Energy. The historically high levels of employment in Mississippi would not be possible without affordable energy, which allows businesses to keep costs down and hire and retain more workers. More jobs have allowed more families to better afford the necessities of life, such as back-to-school supplies. Lower fuel costs also make it more affordable for households to drive or carpool to the big game and tailgate with family and friends.

The Hill: Washington’s fall agenda: EPA to focus on new power plant, water rules
Congress and the White House are facing several important issues this fall. But the clock is ticking with the November midterms looming and the end of the year fast approaching.

E&E News: Manufacturing group warns of ‘staggering’ pipeline risk
A manufacturing industry trade group is urging Congress to hold oversight hearings on the security of the nation’s natural gas pipeline network, citing the risk of “staggering” economic harm.

S&P Global: Proclamation on trade quotas seen to ease burden on E&P industry
Representatives of the oil and gas upstream industry on Thursday praised a move by the Trump administration to exempt from quotas imports of steel and aluminum products from three countries, but they called for a greater loosening of quotas and tariffs that are claimed to create a drag on the industry’s growth.

Engineering News-Record: Trade War Threatens Construction of Up to 20 LNG Terminals
The trade war between the United States and China is placing at risk the multi-billion-dollar construction market for new liquefied natural gas terminals around the U.S.

The New York Times: Canadian Court Halts Expansion of Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline
A Canadian court on Thursday froze plans to expand an oil pipeline that the government is about to purchase, ruling that the government’s National Energy Board had not adequately consulted with Indigenous people along the pipeline’s route or assessed the project’s potential effects on the waters off British Columbia.

BloombergQuint: Oil Seen Getting $4 a Barrel Boost on Tough New Ship-Fuel Rules
New regulations to curb pollution from the world’s shipping fleet could lift crude prices by $4 a barrel when the measures come into effect in 2020, according to a Bloomberg survey of 13 oil industry analysts.

E&E News: Calif. lawmakers pass bill countering federal leasing plans
California lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) yesterday aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s attempts to open the state’s offshore waters to oil and gas drilling.

The Press Democrat: Bills aimed at stopping offshore oil drilling go to governor
Offshore oil drilling foes, including state Sen. Mike McGuire, on Thursday hailed final legislative approval of two bills as California’s best defense against a Trump administration campaign to pull more petroleum from beneath the ocean floor.

The Republic: Trump eases U.S. methane rules as Colorado says state’s work
The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support.

Reuters: Colorado to vote in November on proposal to toughen oil drilling rules
A Colorado ballot initiative that would sharply increase the required distance between new oil wells and populated areas will go before voters in November, Colorado officials said on Wednesday.

The Coloradan: Proposal to limit oil, gas drilling gets on Colorado ballot
A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, election officials said Wednesday.

Houston Public Media: Texas Companies Keeping Eyes on Colorado’s New Fracking Battle
In Colorado, voters will soon decide whether to significantly limit oil and gas drilling near homes and businesses, a brewing battle with ramifications for Texas companies and, possibly, the state’s own economy.

U.S. News & World Report: A War Over Water in the Southwest
Few laws embody the frontier spirit – the mythos of rugged individualism and government non-intervention – quite like the Texas “rule of capture.” Any landowner in the Lone Star State, the measure declares, can use or sell as much oil, gas, water or other resource that lies beneath his or her land – regardless how the deposit might spread across property lines. It’s a law that has some in neighboring New Mexico seething.

Reuters: Texas’ oil output drops in June for first time since Feb. 2017
Texas oil production fell in June from a year earlier for the first time in 16 months, according to figures released on Thursday by the state’s energy regulator, a fresh sign that a lack of pipeline space in the nation’s largest shale field may be curbing production.

Houston Chronicle: Report: Pipeline constraints could curtail $1.4 billion in Permian completions
Upwards of $1.4 billion in completions of oil and gas wells in West Texas’ Permian Basin could be delayed or reallocated to other shale plays through 2019 due to pipeline constraints, a new report says.

Associated Press: Several Line 3 oil pipeline protesters detained in Bemidji
Dozens of opponents of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude-oil pipeline across northern Minnesota blocked an intersection in downtown Bemidji for nearly four hours as they called on Gov. Mark Dayton to stop the project.

Michigan Public Radio: “You’ve gotta do it yourself”: Grand Traverse Tribe collects sonar images of Line 5
Frustrated by what they say is inadequate information provided to them by Enbridge, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians sent their own tribal research vessel to the Straits of Mackinac on Thursday to take sonar imagery of the company’s Line 5 pipelines.

Michigan Public Radio: Michigan tribes to paddle the Mackinac Straits in protest of Line 5
This Saturday, a flotilla of kayaks, paddleboards, and birch bark canoes will paddle out into the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It’s the fourth annual Pipe Out Paddle Protest against the pair of oil and liquid natural gas pipelines known as Line 5 that lie beneath the Straits.

Associated Press: Utility to close coal power plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania
An Ohio-based energy company said it is closing its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a move decried by the coal industry and called inevitable by environmentalists.

StateImpact PennsylvaniaEnvironmental groups say they’ll sue Brunner Island plant to stop pollution
Four environmental organizations are threatening to sue the owner of a York County coal-fired power plant over pollution they say is discharging into the Susquehanna River. The groups say the plant is discharging toxic pollutants including arsenic, boron, sulfate, and lithium from its unlined coal ash waste ponds.