Currents: Energy Industry Insights September 2018

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps said that a permit it granted for the Dakota Access Pipeline last year was environmentally sound

The state of Alaska, along with Alaskan government officials, are making major strides to ensure the approval of their LNG export project.  This week the government and energy officials involved submitted a formal application for review to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission.  Supporters of this extensive project will be patiently waiting for a response from… Keep reading →

For years TransCanada has tried to have their Keystone XL Pipeline project approved by the U.S. government.  Originally the proposal was denied by former President Obama, but after the election this year President Trump enacted an executive order bringing the proposal back to the surface. Since the projects reintroduction to the forefront of climate and… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

By 2017, natural gas pipelines are projected to convert up to 32% of their pipeline capacity into the Northeast to support the bi-directional flow of natural gas out of the region to the South and West, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) December 2, 2014 report. It is well known that the increased production of natural gas in the shale plays of the Northeast have had a marked impact on the energy industry in the U.S. This EIA data shows us in hard numbers how drastic of an impact the shale boom has had on pipelines that historically transported natural gas into the Northeast: six pipelines transported 60% of natural gas into the Northeast in 2013, and 2013 volumes of gas transported into the Northeast on these six pipelines were 21%-84% lower than the volumes of gas they transported into the region just five years earlier. Several of these pipelines initiated the transition to handle bi-directional flows in 2013 and earlier this year.

Obama Arrives Back To White House After Trip To Tennessee

Near the end of his appearance on the “Colbert Report” earlier this week, President Obama tells host Stephen Colbert that getting things done is the real satisfaction he takes from his job: “I love the job, and it’s an incredible privilege. But when you’re in it you’re not thinking about it in terms of titles.… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

The FERC has conditionally approved the proposed Constitution Pipeline Project and related interconnection facilities to enhance natural gas supply options to New York and New England. On December 2, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conditionally granted Constitution Pipeline Company LLC’s application for authorization to construct and operate an approximately 124-mile, 30-inch pipeline from… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The folks at the Energy Collective hosted an interesting webchat discussion of the Keystone XL pipeline the other day, a good part of which focused on greenhouse gas emissions from the project and oil sands development – identified by President Obama as a key basis for his pipeline decision. The big takeaway here: Even at the high end of… Keep reading →

Premiere Of Open Road Films' "Justin Bieber's Believe" - Red Carpet

It can be hard to maintain a sense of humor while keeping up with all the fast-moving energy business trends unfolding so far this year, but maybe this will help. Toronto resident Josh Culling connected the long-awaited Keystone XL Pipeline decision with news of pop icon and misbehaving teen heart throb Justin Bieber’s inebriated drag-racing… Keep reading →

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