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Category: Oil & Gas


Electric Utility, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Con Edison reaches 170 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, as risks rise for utility workers

April 3, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Consolidated Edison has 170 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 — 11 have recovered and returned to work as of Friday morning, and three have died, spokesperson Allan Drury told Utility Dive. These are the first utility worker deaths […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Natural Gas a Powerful Force, Despite Industry Headwinds

April 1, 2020

Via: PowerMag

There is plenty of natural gas in the U.S., and indeed the world. Prices for the fuel continue at historic lows, with weeks at levels below $2/MMBtu in the U.S., as the supply of gas has far outstripped demand. That’s […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

For gas utilities, voluntary RNG programs can play an important role on the path to decarbonization

February 21, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Many natural gas utilities are currently developing strategic plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, or realize they will be asked to do so soon. Integrating renewable natural gas (RNG) is an important component of every utility’s plan to decarbonize, […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Why States Need to Ban New Gas Hookups in Buildings (in 5 Charts)

February 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Fossil fuels, primarily gas, are a fixture in millions of American homes and businesses, but the building sector’s climate impact hasn’t received the same scrutiny as coal and gas in the power sector or oil in the transportation sector. Fortunately, […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Dominion Energy sets 2050 net-zero carbon goal, buys Southern’s stake in Atlantic Coast Pipeline

February 12, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion says it has already made rapid progress to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, but will now accelerate those efforts through a diverse menu of efforts focused on its own operations as well as other industries. The company says it […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Wisconsin utility plans to retire 345 MW of coal early as controversial natural gas plans remain in flux

January 27, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

As the costs of maintaining old coal plants outweigh those of building new facilities, more utilities are choosing to retire their coal-fired units in favor of cheaper natural gas and renewables. “In addition to impacts on employees, many factors were […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

IEA: Energy Transition Possible, But More Expensive, Without Oil & Gas Buy-In

January 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition will be cheaper and faster with the full support of the oil and gas sector, but national oil companies, in particular, are falling behind, the IEA warned in a report compiled with the World Economic Forum and […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Minnesota appeals court rejects PUC approval of Wisconsin gas plant, orders environmental review

December 24, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Minnesota Power officials say they are still reviewing the court’s decision, but expect the Wisconsin review to “adequately address any environmental concerns and the steps we are taking to mitigate any environmental impact.” “We are disappointed in this unprecedented decision […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Dominion suspends plan to add 1.5 GW of peaking capacity as Virginia faces gas glut

December 5, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion declined to give a reason for the RFP cancellation, but opponents of the plan said the utility’s decision is a recognition that Virginia does not need or want more fossil-fuel based generation, and instead must add significant clean energy […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Equinor, National Grid and Drax Offer Glimpse of Net Zero Economy

November 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

A coalition of industry, power and oil and gas firms in the U.K. are collaborating on a net zero industrial cluster that they believe will establish a template for any country seeking a carbon-neutral economy. Earlier this year, the U.K. […]