Nicholas Cunningham

Biden slams brakes on new U.S. LNG approvals

The White House said it was freezing permit approvals for all new proposed U.S. LNG export projects, citing a need to overhaul the regulatory process. Climate groups called it a “massive win.”

U.S. LNG

Biden steps up scrutiny of U.S. LNG, new projects risk delay

According to The New York Times, the Biden administration is set to announce a major review of how it permits new U.S. LNG projects, potentially delaying more than a dozen proposed facilities for a year or more.

Shell

Activist shareholders target Shell

A group of 27 investors, including Europe’s largest asset manager, have filed a shareholder resolution that calls on Shell to align its operations with the Paris Climate agreement.

US LNG

New wave of U.S. LNG could be delayed by Biden

There is commercial momentum for another half dozen U.S. LNG projects, according to analysts. But environmental groups are ratcheting up the pressure on President Biden to halt new permits.

EPA announces proposed methane emissions fee

The highly-anticipated policy will charge drillers for excess methane emissions.

renewable energy

Surging renewable energy gives world “real chance” of hitting 2030 targets

Renewable energy expanded by 50 percent last year, and explosive growth is expected to continue this decade, according to the IEA. The switch to renewables is still not happening fast enough, but the tripling of capacity by 2030 is possible.

canadian gas

Canadian LNG project inks 20-year deal with Shell

A Canadian LNG project in northern British Columbia has agreed to a 20-year purchase agreement with Shell.

Calcasieu Pass LNG

Chronic air pollution at Calcasieu Pass LNG on U.S. Gulf

Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG facility continues to spew air contaminants into the atmosphere as operational problems persist. The company wants to build more LNG terminals nearby.

global LNG

Global LNG expansion continues, but future demand uncertain

A new report tracks the wave of global LNG projects proposed or under construction. But not all will get built, and the financial risks are significant as the energy transition proceeds.