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Category: Oil & Gas


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. […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Dominion Virginia plan for 1.5 GW new peaking capacity will lead to more gas plants, NGOs fear

November 7, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion’s RFP is not a surprise: The utility has been signaling a need for new generation, and renewables advocates warned that would mean new gas-fired plants. Dominion, in a statement, said it is committed to reducing carbon emissions 55% by […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Trump Promotes Gas-to-plastics Project in Pennsylvania

August 14, 2019

Via: Waste360

President Donald Trump made a trip to western Pennsylvania earlier this week to promote a project that would turn gas into plastic products. Trump visited Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which critics claim will be the largest air polluter in the […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Clean Energy Opens RNG Fueling Station in New York City

July 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on July 10 welcomed New York City officials, community leaders and environmental advocates to the opening of its newest natural gas fueling station in Hunts Point, N.Y.—the first station in New York City to exclusively offer […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Duke Indiana IRP adds 1,240 MW gas, keeps some coal online for almost 20 years

June 24, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Almost 90% of Indiana’s electricity was produced by coal-fired plants last year, said Duke, and the company acknowledges it needs to make a change — but activists say the utility is not moving fast enough. “Coal emits carbon dioxide when […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

Siemens to spin off gas and power business

May 8, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa. Pending approval by an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities

The Next Frontier for Demand Response: Natural Gas

April 26, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

This year’s polar vortex in the Midwest and Northeast strained our grid systems and compelled many utilities in the regions to ask customers to conserve energy. These extreme weather events tend to focus our collective attention on potential weaknesses in […]