GAS Mining News

Trump signs executive order undoing Obama's clean power plan

He has instruct has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and rewrite it.

Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert

On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies.

Trump’s energy policy to focus on boosting fracking, reviving coal sector

US President Donald Trump has outlined his goals in terms of energy and mining, leaving out specifics about how exactly he aims to achieve them.

US EPA says fracking can impact drinking water resources

The agency said such statement, however, cannot become a “national, systemic conclusion” about the impacts of the oil and gas extraction method.

New electrolysis project makes power-to-gas commercially viable

Researchers and engineers reduce costs of hydrogen production through technology transfer from automotive industry and advance the energy transition

US Energy Department announces $18 Million to develop solar energy storage solutions

The amount is available for six new projects aimed to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solar technologies.

Freeport logs third-quarter loss after massive oil and gas write-down

The U.S’s largest mining company unveils plans to further slash copper and molybdenum output.

First time ever: Gas overtakes coal in US power mix

Already battered by increasingly onerous regulations on pollution from power generation, U.S. coal miners are now suffering the impact of cheap natural gas on the industry.

The World's 7 Largest Developing Liquefied Natural Gas Projects

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World Coal Association urges G7 leaders to invest more in cleaner technologies

The industry body said that instead of fighting fossil fuels, industrialized nations should try to make them cleaner.

G7 agrees to phase out fossil fuels by end of the century

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, and Italy agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century.

Fracking has no 'widespread' impact on drinking water — EPA

But findings could have been limited due to insufficient amount of data and the presence of other possible contaminates that made it impossible to conclude fracking's effects on certain areas, says EPA.

Chile may be China’s next competitor in the rare earths market

Chilean company Mineria Activa is stepping up efforts to grab some of that market in a much greener way than China,

Total, Shell exit coal mining

Some of the world's top oil producers have decided to abandon coal and focus instead on ramping up production and trading of liquified natural gas as a cleaner fossil fuel alternative.

Wildfire spreads closer to Canada’s oil sands: hundreds evacuated

As of Wednesday night, there were 63 fires burning in the area and 13 were considered to be out of control.

Mitsui mulls expanding into food, drugs sectors to offset profit drop

The firm created a new division in April to evaluate deals in those areas, and in the past six months has made mining infrastructure-related investments in the U.S. and Africa.

World Bank financing fossil fuel-related projects, while calling to end subsidies — report

Study shows the bank offered $3.4bn in loans, grants, guarantees, risk management and equity for fossil fuel-related projects for the 2013-14 financial year.

North Montney Mainline project approval brings Pacific NorthWest LNG closer to reality

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended approval of the $1.7 billion North Montney Mainline Project, effectively moving Petronas one step closer to making a positive final investment decision (FID) on the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) project.

SEC tells Oxfam revision of Dodd-Frank rule on mining payments ‘not possible’ yet

The SEC said a rule requiring energy and mining companies to disclose payments to governments for the extraction of natural resources won't come until —at least— spring 2016.

Obama unveils long-awaited fracking rules

The updated regulations, in the works since 2012, set standards for wells and disposal of wastewater. They also require disclosure of chemicals used.

Rise and fall: power and gas prices plummet from 5-year highs during frigid start to 2014, as coal prices continue decline

As the polar vortex froze much of the U.S. at the beginning 2014, the period of intense cold created demand, supply and transportations factors that led to the highest prices for power and spot gas seen over the past five years.

UK passes historic transparency law for oil, gas and mining companies

The law provides a standard for the US to follow in finalizing its own rules requiring payment disclosure

LNG industry in B.C. no slam-dunk

A new industry association representing oil and gas producers trying to develop a liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia made its debut today with a warning: it’s no slam-dunk that LNG plants will be built in B.C.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Fed up with Federal inaction, States act alone on cap-and-trade

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.