US gas storage build exceed expectations

U.S. natural gas storage build surpassed expectations rising by 120 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in the week ending June 19, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The latest estimates, covering the week of 12-19 June, pointed to a storage level of 3,012 Bcf. The volume is 32.5% higher than the same

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US LNG exports to face 40-45 cargo cancellations in August

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters could see the cancellation of an estimated 40-45 cargos for August loading, similar to levels reported for July loadings, Kallanish Energy reports. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported earlier this week Cheniere is likely to see 30 cargos canceled, while up to 10 shipments could be canceled from the Freeport

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Pa. charges Cabot with 15 environmental violations

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that a state grand jury has charged Cabot Oil & Gas in connection with 15 environmental crimes in northeast Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy reports. The company was charged with seven counts of prohibition against discharge of industrial wastes, seven counts of prohibition against other pollutions, and one count

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US rig count drops an additional 17 rigs: BH

The number of drilling rigs in the United States continued to plummet, Kallanish Energy reports. The total dropped by 17 in the count released last Friday by Baker Hughes, the Texas-based well services company. There were 301 rigs at work in the U.S., down from 318 on May 22. A year ago, there were 984 rigs at work. That

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Appeals court blocks Keystone XL construction

A federal appeals court has refused to lift the ruling of a Montana federal judge that blocks construction on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That ruling could add a new delay for the $8 billion pipeline project from western Canada to the U.S. Midwest, Kallanish Energy reports. TC Energy, the Canadian company behind the pipeline,

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Williams to add solar to gas processing, pipelines

U.S. pipeline operator Williams plans to add solar power at natural gas-processing plants and natural gas pipeline facilities in nine states, Kallanish Energy reports. The move is made possible by generous federal and state tax credits, the Oklahoma-based company said. The company plans to add mini-solar farms ranging in size from 1 megawatt to 40

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FID postponed on $6B Ohio ethane cracker

A final investment decision on a proposed $6 billion ethane cracker complex in eastern Ohio has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kallanish Energy reports. That announcement came from PTT Global Chemical America in a May 20 report in The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Bangkok, Thailand. That report was tracked down

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BP America taps David Lawler as new chief

David C. Lawler is adding to his titles at BP America, Kallanish Energy reports He is currently the CEO of BPX Energy and will become chairman and president of BP America on July 1, succeeding retiring Susan Dio. He will remain as CEO of BPX Energy. “Beyond a track record of delivering strong safety, environmental

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Trump administration change aids renewable projects

The Trump administration provided a major boost to developers of renewable energy, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kallanish Energy reports. The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service last week issued a Notice 2020-41 to provide tax relief to affected taxpayers involved in solar and wind projects by extending the safe harbor

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Largest New Jersey solar facility is operational

New Jersey’s largest solar facility is now in operation. The 28.5-megawatt facility in located on Naval Weapons Station Earle in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, Kallanish Energy reports. The facility on 170 acres was designed and built by CS Energy LLC. with headquarters in Edison, New Jersey. It is owned by Vitol Green Holdings, Ben Moreell

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NextEra Energy to sell equity units

NextEra Energy Inc. announced this week it intends to sell $2.5 billion of equity units in the Florida-based electric utility parent, Kallanish Energy reports. Each equity unit will be issued at $50. Each unit will consist of a contract to purchase NextEra Energy common stock in the future and a 5% undivided beneficial ownership interest in a

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North Dakota regulators approve DAPL expansion

The North Dakota Public Service Commission this week voted 3-0 to approve the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which involves building a pump station in Emmons County to help push up to twice as much crude oil through the line daily. Pipeline owner-developer Energy Transfer plans to begin construction on the facility this

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US solar jobs up 167% since 2010: survey

U.S. solar industry jobs have jumped 167% in the last decade, from just over 93,000 jobs in 2010, to 249,983 jobs in 2019, according to the 10th annual “National Solar Jobs Census,” Kallanish Energy reports. The latest census, produced yearly by the nonprofit The Solar Foundation, found last year’s nearly 250,000-worker total was an increase

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US crude inventories jump in new EIA survey

U.S. commercial crude oil inventories (excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve) for the week ended Feb. 7, increased by 7.46 million barrels (Mmbbl) from the previous week, the Energy Information Administration reported Wednesday. At 442.47 Mmbbl, U.S. crude oil inventories are roughly 2% below the five-year average for early February, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S.

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Woodside writing-down Western Canada investments

A partner in the proposed Kitimat LNG project on the British Columbia coast said it will record a $720 million after-tax writedown on its investments in Western Canada, Kallanish Energy learns. Australia-based Woodside Petroleum said the charge against 2019 earnings reflects uncertainty in timing of when it will be able to develop its natural gas fields

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