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Another delay and cost increase announced for Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Laurence Hammack

Mountain Valley Pipeline will again seek new permits that have twice been cast aside by the courts, delaying completion to the second half of 2023 and boosting the project’s cost to $6.6 billion.

05/03/22
                                                               

Interior Department to resume oil and gas leasing, charge higher fees

By Anna Phillips Photo: Eli Hartman/AP

As pressure increases on the Biden administration to lower the price of fuel, the Interior Department announced on Friday plans to hold its first onshore oil and gas lease sales since President Biden took office.

04/15/22
                                                               

New York shows the challenges of phasing out fossil fuels

By Maxine Joselow Photo: Hans Pennink/Associated Press

In December, when the New York City Council voted to ban natural gas use in new buildings, environmentalists in the Big Apple barely stopped to celebrate.

04/12/22
                                                               

EU aims to slash Russian gas dependence by two-thirds this year

By Karl Mathiesen Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The EU can cut most of its reliance on Russian gas by the end of this year if governments implement a raft of emergency measures to be proposed by the European Commission on Tuesday.

03/08/22
                                                               

US overhauls review policy for gas pipelines, LNG

By Chris Knight

The agency’s Democratic majority voted 3-2 to approve two policies, one revising the agency’s project certification process and another creating a new framework for scrutinizing greenhouse gas emissions. Together they mark the largest change in US permitting policies for interstate natural gas infrastructure since at least 1999, the last time the agency made major changes.

02/17/22
                                                               

Fact Sheet | Updated Pipeline Certificate Policy Statement (PL18-1-000)

The update of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new interstate natural gas facilities provides a more comprehensive analytical framework for the Commission’s decision-making process. The policy statement includes the first revision in more than 20 years to the Commission’s policy for the certification of new interstate natural gas projects under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Key areas are outlined below.

02/17/22
                                                               
CNN

GOP and gas lobby preemptively quashed cuts in natural gas usage

By Ella Nilsen

In 2019, the city council in Berkeley, California, held a stunning vote: it would ban natural gas hookups in all new building construction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the city’s impact on the climate crisis.

02/17/22
                                                               

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms

By Josh Gabbatiss Photo: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Four of the world’s largest oil-and-gas companies are failing to back their words and pledges on climate change with genuine action and investment, a new study says.

02/16/22
                                                               
Vox

The end of natural gas has to start with its name

By Rebecca Leber Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The oil and gas industry didn’t invent the name. But it invented the myth of a clean fuel.

02/10/22
                                                               

EU proposes rules to label some gas and nuclear investments as green

By Kate Abnett Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Investments in some gas and nuclear power plants would be labelled as sustainable under rules proposed by European Commission on Wednesday, a plan that has split countries and investors, and which some lawmakers will attempt to block.

02/02/22