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    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing forward with a green agenda, calling for a ban on natural gas hookups on new buildings in the city by 2030. “We need to make clear that New York City will renounce fossil fuels fully. Therefore, we need to ban fossil fuel connections in the...
    The top elected official of the largest U.S. oil and gas producing state on Thursday pledged to fight President Joe Bidens executive orders that he claimed would undercut Texas energy production. In a case of dueling executive orders, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott authorized state agencies to bring legal challenges Bidens policies. Biden on Wednesday unveiled a...
    GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A new executive action by President Joe Biden could impact hundreds of oil and gas operators on Colorado’s Western Slope. The president issued a moratorium on new federal leases, and maybe nowhere will the impact be felt more than in Garfield County. It has the second largest natural gas reserve...
    The Western Energy Alliance, a trade group representing 200 companies engaged in oil and natural gas exploration and production in the western United States, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Joe Biden’s executive order to halt drilling leases on federal land. The Alliance said the order conflicts with existing law and would result in...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday unanimously approved the last key step for the extension of a controversial natural gas pipeline into Somerset County. The pipeline already exists in Delaware and...
    The CEO of the American Exploration and Production Council said in a statement Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s plan to ban drilling leasing on federal land is killing American jobs and emergency independence in an economy struggling from the coronavirus pandemic. “Penalizing the oil and gas industry kills good-paying American jobs, hurts our already struggling...
    (CBS DETROIT) – DTE Energy announced that it will offer customers a new way to reduce their carbon footprint. The program, called CleanVision Natural Gas Balance includes both carbon offsets and renewable natural gas. The carbon offset program is focused on protecting Michigan forests that naturally absorb greenhouse gases. Renewable natural gas will be...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving quickly to assert influence over energy issues, President Joe Biden has named two Democrats to lead regulatory agencies that oversee nuclear power, natural gas and other energy infrastructure. Christopher Hanson, the new chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Rich Glick, leader of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, replace Republicans who...
    Spain has the highest Value Added Tax (VAT) among the major European economies (Germany, Italy, France and Great Britain) that is levied on basic supplies (natural gas, electricity – which has become more than 30% more expensive at the beginning of the year- and heating), as well as the majority fuels (diesel and gasoline). President...
    SpaceX is locked in a legal fight with a Texas oil company for a plot of land it wants to use to drill for natural gas, according to public records. The 806-acre site in southern Texas sits near SpaceX’s Starship facilities, a sprawling testing ground for its methane-fueled Raptor rocket engine. Tim George, an attorney...
    Three people, including 15-year-old, fatally shot in District in one day North Carolina sanctuary Jose Chicas leaves church grounds SpaceX Plans to Drill for Natural Gas Near Texas Launchpad (Bloomberg) -- Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for good measure,...
    Bloomberg Climate change increases the demand for fossil fuels (Bloomberg) – Although a rapidly warming planet has drawn attention to the need to phase out fossil fuels, extreme climatic variations are increasing the use of such products, according to Rystad Energy – for example, the current of freezing cold that passed recently in the northern...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Plans for a major West Coast liquified natural gas pipeline and export terminal hit a snag Tuesday with federal regulators after a years-long legal battle that has united tribes, environmentalists and a coalition of residents on Oregon’s rural southern coast against the proposal. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that energy...
    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Friday gave immediate permission for work to resume on a subsea pipeline bringing natural gas from Russia. The decision by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency can be appealed, meaning there could be another halt to the construction on the Nord Stream 2 project, which has drawn major criticism...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City fire officials said a natural gas buildup was the cause of the deadly explosion in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood in August 2020. Chief Niles Ford said when a stove was turned on it triggered the blast along Labyrinth Road. Three homes were destroyed in the August 10 blast and a fourth...
    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The City of Aspen and the Pitkin County Sheriff together have made $10,000 available to the person or persons who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for disrupting natural gas service to thousands of residences the night after Christmas. About 3,500 homes were affected Dec....
    The city of Aspen entered a local state of emergency on Tuesday following a natural gas outage reportedly caused by vandalism. The declaration gives Acting City Manager Scott Miller "the tools to protect public health and safety including sheltering vulnerable populations and accessing properties to protect vulnerable properties or individuals," according to a statement...
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aspen have a better idea of who they are looking for in an act of vandalism that some are calling an environmental attack. Police have released a picture of a possible suspect. (credit: City of Aspen) The possible suspect is wearing “high end” clothing and was carrying a computer...
    Iraqi state media warned of a major energy crisis Tuesday due to reduced exports of natural gas from Iran. Although Iran denied political motives for the cutoff and said it was simply a question of Iraq running behind on its payments, the move was widely seen as an effort by Tehran to increase political...
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of homes are still without heat in the Aspen area following an act of vandalism that some are calling an environmental attack. The FBI is now involved in the investigation. “I would describe this as very serious, of course because, at a minimum, this has been a giant inconvenience to...
    U.S. vaccinations at 200K a day run far short of ‘warp speed’ AstraZeneca granted U.K. approval for its Covid-19 vaccine Iran to Use Money From Iraq Gas Sale to Buy Virus Vaccine (Bloomberg) -- Iran will use money from energy exports to Iraq to buy coronavirus vaccine from Europe, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said....
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Hundreds of homes are still without heat in the Aspen area, following an act of vandalism that some are calling an environmental attack. “I would describe this as very serious, of course because, at a minimum, this has been a giant inconvenience to 3,500 properties and many, many more people than...
    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities are investigating after vandals targeted the Black Hills Energy system, leaving about 3,500 customers in the Aspen area without heat on Monday. A multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Aspen Police Department and FBI. “This incident has occurred at a time when so many are...
    Thousands of Colorado residents were left without heat for two days after vandals 'intentionally' tampered with natural gas service lines in Aspen as temperatures are forecast to plunge to 2 degrees Tuesday night.  Officers from the Aspen Police Department said that the FBI has joined a criminal investigation into the vandalism of the service lines...
    Thousands of residents from Pitkin County, Colorado, were without energy after vandals caused an outage for the Aspen natural gas system at three Black Hills Energy stations, reported the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office (PSCO). Aspen Police Chief Richard Pryor revealed in a community meeting Monday night that a multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway to identify the...
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of Aspen's natural gas system which left thousands of residents and visitors without gas in the middle of the busy holiday season. The FBI and state law enforcement officials were working with police to investigate the disruption, which began Saturday, Aspen assistant police chief...
    PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities are investigating after vandals targeted the Black Hills Energy system, leaving about 3,500 customers in the Aspen area without heat or water on Monday. A multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Aspen Police Department to determine who is responsible. “This incident has occurred at...
    TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The apparent rupture of a gas main and a forceful release of natural gas overturned a car on a rural eastern Pennsylvania road early Christmas morning, killing a New York woman and injuring a passenger, authorities said. Monroe County Coroner Thomas Yanac Jr. said it appears that sometime after midnight Thursday...
    TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The apparent rupture of a gas main and a forceful release of natural gas overturned a car on a rural eastern Pennsylvania road early Christmas morning, killing a New York woman and injuring a passenger, authorities said. Monroe County Coroner Thomas Yanac Jr. said it appears that sometime after midnight Thursday...
    Although hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been lauded as the “miracle” cure to America’s dependence on foreign oil, we are seeing that fracking causes more problems than it solves. Mainly, these problems come in the form of environmental damage and subsequent damage to public health. Natural gas companies target communities located on top of ancient...
    LYONS, Neb. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline in rural Nebraska has been repaired after a rupture caused an explosion that was large enough to be seen by satellite. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Northern Natural Gas said in a statement Saturday that “a series of scores and gouges were found across the impacted pipeline...
    The largest United States oil lobbying group is launching a program encouraging companies to curb flaring, the practice of intentionally burning natural gas, which has become a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The American Petroleum Institute will announce Wednesday morning that it is expanding its Environmental Partnership initiative to...
    Mother Jones illustration Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The website Women for Natural Gas is a pink-tinged, fancy-cursive-drenched love letter to the oil and gas industry. A prominently featured promo video shows women in hard hats...
    13 NCAA games this week bumped by COVID-19 The best RV accessories to get at Costco California Watchdog Wants SoCalGas to Pay Bigger Lobby Fine (Bloomberg) -- A California consumer watchdog agency is calling on regulators to fine Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. an additional $124 million for using customer money to lobby...
    BERLIN (AP) — Construction of a German-Russian pipeline that the United States has vehemently opposed resumed on Friday after nearly a year, the company building the pipeline said. Nord Stream 2 confirmed the resumption of work to German news agency dpa. The move came nearly a week after a Russian pipe-laying ship sailed into position...
    Ben Gray/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.At a debate on Sunday night, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Republican vying in one of the two critical January 5 Senate run-offs in Georgia, declared that she has been...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Oakland’s Chinatown will benefit from safer ramp Re. “I-880 ramp plan moving forward,” Nov. 26: I testified in support of the Alameda freeway access project because 30 years is long enough to wait for a solution to the congestion and...
    2021 NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck schedules 18 Ways To Reduce Food Waste In Your Own Kitchen ‘Widowmaker’ Natural Gas Trade Collapses on Mild Winter (Bloomberg) -- A natural gas trade known as the widowmaker is living up to its name once again. The spread between March and April futures -- essentially a bet on...
    The cause of an October house explosion in Gloucester County remains inconclusive, authorities said.  The bodies of a man and a woman, both 82, were found in the debris of their home on Weatherby Avenue in the Clarksboro section of East Greenwich after the Oct. 27 explosion, according to East Greenwich Township police. The Gloucester County Fire...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Natural gas ban worsens unreliable energy supply It didn’t seem possible to make California’s unreliable energy even worse, but the San Jose City Council has succeeded by passing a ban on natural gas for new construction (“San Jose adopts historic...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Apologies owed from rule-breaking leaders I had wonderful plans for Thanksgiving, but every day I listened to the news and my government officials were begging me to stay home. I canceled my plans and sat at home by myself for...
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pipe-laying ship sailed into position Saturday to resume construction of a German-Russian gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea that the United States has vehemently opposed. The Akademik Cherskiy vessel reached the area off the coast of Poland where a section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline remains uncompleted, according to...
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pipe-laying ship sailed into position Saturday to resume construction of a German-Russian gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea that the United States has vehemently opposed. The Akademik Cherskiy vessel reached the area off the coast of Poland where a section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline remains uncompleted, according to...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Mayor Jenny Durkan said this week Seattle should ban natural gas heat in some new buildings in response to a two-year increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Road transportation accounts for much of the city's emissions, but emissions in that sector actually dropped slightly from 2016 to 2018, the most recent period for...
    Two of the Bay Area’s largest cities — San Jose and Oakland —  this week banned natural gas from nearly all new construction, pushing all-electric infrastructure as their latest tool to fight climate change. In doing so, San Jose made history by becoming the largest U.S. city so far to take that leap, although more...
    In Oakland, a city in the state of California that has been plagued with a failing power infrastructure, the city council voted unanimously earlier this week to ban natural gas from all future constructed residential and commercial buildings. Developers can apply for a waiver to avoid complying with the ban based on “technology feasibility reasons,”...
    By Kaitlyn Francis of the Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a wetlands license for 76 feet of drilling under the Wicomico River to extend a natural gas pipeline on the Eastern Shore. The approximately 7-mile-long pipeline was proposed in order...