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2024

January 2024
Aerial Photo of Natural Gas Pipeline Rig

  • Industry News
  • Current Projects
    • RNG Pipeline Project Kicks Off in Texas
    • Douglas Pipeline To Begin RNG Pipeline Interconnect
  • FERC Approves Gas Pipeline Needed for TVA Plan to Shutter 2.5-GW Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Environmentalists, Consumer Advocates at Odds With Businesses Over Plan to Scale Back Natural Gas
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

2023

December 2023
Man removing snow from his house

  • We Must Have More Natural Gas Pipelines To Avoid Freezing
  • What Is OPEC+ and How Is It Different From OPEC?
  • New Pipelines Will Bring Significant Volumes of Natural Gas to New LNG Export Terminals
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • FERC Rejects SPP Winter Resource Adequacy Proposal Over Lack of Teeth
  • Industry News
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

November 2023
Overhead view of natural gas pipeline plant

  • Enbridge Primes RNG Prowess With Purchase of Seven U.S. Facilities
  • It’s Complicated: When the Issue of Natural Gas Pricing Isn’t Just About Natural Gas
  • Pennsylvania Court Permanently Blocks Effort to Make Power Plants Pay for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Maine Voters Reject Public Takeover of CMP, Versant Utilities
  • Industry News
  • Sounding the Alarm: Harrisburg Considering Backdoor Ban on Natural Gas Development
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules

October 2023
Douglas Pipeline’s Andi Shacklett Speaking at IOGANY Annual Membership Meeting

  • Bill Gates on Climate: "Are We Science People or Are We the Idiots?"
  • Douglas Pipeline’s Andi Shacklett and Tom Livingston Speak at IOGANY Annual Membership Meeting
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Natural Gas Powers Pennsylvania’s Economy
  • Industry News
  • Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Focus on Exploration, Despite Climate Concerns
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

September 2023
Oil Rig at Sunset; Oil Pipeline

  • PHMSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Released Sept. 7, 2023
  • Ninth Circuit Largely Upholds FERC PURPA Reform Decision Affecting Small Solar, Wind
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Very Little Correlation and No Causation in Pitt Health Studies
  • Industry News
  • Biden Administration Cancels Remaining Oil and Gas Leases in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

August 2023
Oil Rig at Sunset; Oil Pipeline

  • Why America’s Shale Boom Is Not Over
  • Environmentalists Raise a Stink Over a Proposed Gas Pipeline to a Dairy Farm
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • First New U.S. Nuclear Reactor Since 2016 is Now in Operation
  • Industry News
  • Infrastructure Blockades Must End
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

July 2023
Hydrogen pipeline facility

  • Waga Energy and Casella to Produce RNG at Three Landfills in the US
  • Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Focus on Exploration, Despite Climate Concerns
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • DOE Proposes $1B Program to Support Demand for Clean Hydrogen From Hydrogen Hubs
  • Industry News
  • Highest On Record: Nat Gas Impact Tax Generates $279 Million for Pennsylvanians
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

June 2023
Natural gas pipelines ready to be buried

  • Experts to Senate Energy Committee – Permit Delays Strain Grid Reliability
  • Pennsylvania High Court to Consider Plan to Make Power Plants Pay for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Warns DOE Not to Make Transformer Shortage Worse With New Efficiency Rule
  • Industry News
  • A Philly LNG Export Facility Would Advance Global Security, Environmental Goals
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

May 2023
Natural gas pipeline going into the horizon

  • PHMSA Releases Proposed Rules for Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair Addressing Both Pipeline Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Biogas Piping Design And Safety Fundamentals
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Natural Gas, Renewables Are Vital Partners in Reducing Emissions
  • Industry News
  • How Corrosion Control Requirements Will Change Under the PHMSA Final Rule
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

April 2023
Oil Industry Machines at Sunset

  • Energy Industry Needs 'Significant' Investment, OPEC Secretary Says
  • Pennslyvania’s Largest Coal Plant To Close In July
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • PUC Denies Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Petition To Reconsider Regulation Of Class One Natural Gas Gathering Pipelines
  • Industry News
  • Informational Notice on Movie Adaptation of “How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

March 2023
Natural gas pipeline in trench

  • U.S. Natgas Output to Hit Record High in 2023, Demand to Fall
  • A New Nuclear Reactor in the U.S. Starts Up. It’s the First in Nearly Seven Years
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • PJM Reports on Future Risks to Power Production
  • Industry News
  • Toby Rice Releases A Plan to Exceed U.S.’s National Zero CO2 Emissions Goals
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us At These Upcoming Events

February 2023
Douglas Pipeline employee checking out natural gas equipment

  • It's Here!!!
  • U.S. Renewables Capacity Growing, but Natural Gas Still King
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Mighty Marcellus Dubbed “Undisputed King” of U.S. Nat Gas Production
  • Industry News
  • The Nail in the Nuclear Coffin
  • Douglas Pipeline can assist your organization with PHMSA compliance on new gathering rules
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

January 2023
Oil or Gas Drilling Machine

  • Five Trends in Energy in 2023
  • Oil Companies Sue Los Angeles Over Ban on Oil and Gas Drilling
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Shale Gas Drillers Slated to Keep Rich Cash Flows in 2023, Even as Prices Cool
  • Industry News
  • No, Your Gas Stove is Not Haunting Your House
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

2022

December 2022
Shell petrochemical complex

  • Shell Plant Represents Region’s Economic Future
  • "Historic Day For Pennsylvania": Shell Polymers Monaca Now Operational
  • Need Assistance With Decarbonized Natural Gas Regulating Stations?
  • FBI Called to Investigate Firearms Attacks on Duke Energy Substations in North Carolina; 40K Without Power
  • Industry News
  • FERC Urged to Set Interregional Transfer Capacity Requirements to Boost Reliability, Lower Costs
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

November 2022
Natural Gas Facility at Night

  • Pa. Natural Gas “Best Defense Against Tyranny”; but Policy Action Needed
  • $1.8 Billion Bet on the Carbon Markets
  • Need Assistance With Decarbonized Natural Gas Regulating Stations?
  • Range Resources CEO Says Marcellus, Utica Shales Vital to Stabilize Natural Gas Markets
  • Industry News
  • Oil CEOs Warn This Winter’s Energy Crisis Will Be Nothing Compared to the Next
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?
  • See Us at These Upcoming Events

October 2022
Caterpillar tractor digging trench for pipeline

  • Featured Project
  • Natural Gas Impact Fee Supports Affordable Housing Programs
  • Need Assistance With Developing the Pipeline System for Your Renewable Natural Gas Project?
  • US Proposal Would Permit Eagle Deaths as Renewables Expand
  • Industry News
  • Natural Gas Markets Expected to Remain Tight Into 2023 as Russia Further Reduces Supplies to Europe
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?

September 2022
Gas pipeline near forest

  • Congress Should Require FERC, NERC to Monitor Gas Pipeline Capacity to Ensure Reliability, Manufacturers Say
  • A Decade After FERC Tried to Tackle New England Gas Issues, Concerns Remain and Solutions Are Uncertain
  • Need Assistance With Developing the Pipeline System for Your Renewable Natural Gas Project?
  • A Pa. House Committee Killed Oil and Gas Regulations. Now Half a Billion Dollars of Federal Funding Is at Risk.
  • Global Energy Employment Rises Above Pre-Covid Levels, Driven by Clean Energy and Efforts to Strengthen Supply Chains
  • Russia Has Cut Off Gas Supplies to Europe Indefinitely. Here’s What You Need to Know.
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?

August 2022
Blue hydrogen drilling in field

  • Region’s Bid to Be a ‘Clean Hydrogen Hub’ Relies on Fossil Fuel and Capturing Climate-Warming Carbon
  • Alarming Rise in Trench-Related Fatalities Spurs US Department of Labor to Announce Enhanced Nationwide Enforcement, Additional Oversight
  • 'Batteries Aren’t Going to Do It': NERC’s Moura Calls for Gas Investment to Maintain Reliability
  • PHMSA Releases Final Rule for Pipeline Safety Requirements
  • Industry News
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • South Dakota Farm Becomes More Sustainable with Methane Digesters
  • How the Colonial Pipeline Attack Instilled Urgency in Cybersecurity

July 2022
Oil and Gas Pipeline Structure in Field

  • Produce, But Do Not Drill: What is Biden Administration’s Oil & Gas Policy?
  • Proposed, Under Construction, Abandoned: 6 Key US Pipeline Projects
  • Oil Prices Fall Sharply as Recession Worries Grow
  • PHMSA Requirements for Pipeline Shut-off Valves
  • Industry News
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Oil And Gas Production Projected To Rise In Utica, Marcellus Shale
  • $234 Million Generated from PA’s Drilling Tax for Communities, Environmental Programs

June 2022
Natural Gas Pipeline

  • The Energy in Nuclear Waste Could Power the U.S. For 100 Years, but the Technology Was Never Commercialized
  • New York Just Passed a Bill Cracking Down on Bitcoin Mining — Here’s Everything That’s in It
  • Pipeline Project Development
  • Research Confirms Natural Gas Developed Responsibly, Safely
  • REMINDER: New Pipeline Security Guidelines
  • Industry News
  • New Life for Dead and Dying Coal Plants?
  • 'Dramatic Shift' in Utility Regulations, Better Pilot Designs Needed to Propel Energy Transition, DOE Report Finds

May 2022
Natural Gas Pipeline

  • As Gas-gathering Reporting Looms, Here’s How Pipeline Operators Can Be Prepared
  • Douglas Pipeline Can Assist Your Organization With PHMSA Compliance on New Gathering Rules
  • Successful Emergency Responder Meeting in Chatauqua County, NY has 13 Agencies in Attendance
  • REMINDER: New Pipeline Security Guidelines
  • About 20% of U.S. Electric Power Generating Capacity Can Operate on Multiple Fuels
  • Oil and Gas Production Projected To Rise In Utica, Marcellus Shale
  • Natural Gas Surges as Much as 9% to Highest Level Since 2008 as Russia’s War Roils Energy Markets

April 2022
Operator of Record Natural Gas Pipeline Pole

  • Important: PHMSA Announces Requirements for Pipeline Shut-off Valves to Strengthen Safety, Improve Response Efforts and Reduce Emissions
  • U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast to Rise in 2022 and 2023 to Record-High Levels
  • NEW UPDATE: Pipeline Security Guidelines
  • Linking The Global Supply Chain
  • What the War in Ukraine Means for Energy, Climate and Food
  • High Risk, Small Reward: Regulators Should Tread Carefully When Reviewing Utility Hydrogen Proposals

March 2022
Natural Gas Pipeline

  • Letter to DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm
  • US Regulators to Consider Emissions Before Approving Gas Projects
  • Need Assistance With Developing the Pipeline System for Your Renewable Natural Gas Project?
  • Jet Fuel Could Feasibly Be Produced at Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Elon Musk Calls For Increased Nuclear Power, Oil and Gas Production
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?

February 2022
Power plant at sunset

  • Top News
  • Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Set to Provide Funding for Plugged Wells
  • Employee Spotlight
  • Which of Your Pipelines Are Affected by the New Gathering Rules?
  • Coal to Make Up 85% of Total U.S. Power Capacity to Be Retired In 2022 - EIAs

January 2022
Natural Gas Valve

  • New York Public Service Commission is Proposing Changes to OQ and Current Waiver Request Process
  • Top News
  • Employee Spotlight
  • Proposed Federal 'Methane Tax' on Oil and Natural Gas = Skyrocketing Energy Costs for Consumers

December 2021
Natural Gas Valve

  • NEW: PHMSA Significantly Expands Federal Safety Regulations to Over 425,000 Miles of Gas Gathering
  • Clients in the News
  • Top News
  • Douglas Pipeline Signs Operating Contract with Gathering System Owner in Pennsylvania

New PHMSA Significantly Expands Federal Safety Regulations to Over 425,000 Miles of Gas Gathering

On November 15, 2021, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule for onshore gas gathering lines. The rule, initiated 10 years ago, puts into place new safety standards and regulatory requirements for previously unregulated onshore gas gathering lines. The rule requires all gas-gathering pipeline operators to begin following new safety...