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Tata Steel UISL is continuously constructing and expanding road infrastructure in Jamshedpur : MD

Plans to turn Straight Mile Road into an iconic thoroughfare

Jamshedpur, January 15: Steel City’s Straight Mile Road will be developed as an iconic road, as will Mount Road in Chennai and Nandan Kanan Road in Bhubaneshwar.

Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited (formerly JUSCO) plans to develop an iconic road from Baridih-Agrico Roundabout to Sakchi via Straight Mile Road, Dhatkidih and Kadma Market, Tata Steel UISL Managing Director Tarun Daga has informed. .

Addressing a virtual press conference on Saturday, Daga said: “Every great city is built around a main artery that becomes iconic and becomes part of history. Also for Jamshedpur, the early town planners 100 years ago may have designed an east-west corridor to serve the flow of traffic and we can work to strengthen this network and create an iconic road from Baridih to Kadma”. He asked the opinion of citizens and public representatives.

MD said roads are the arteries through which the economy moves forward, they form the basis of basic infrastructure. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to schools, farms to consumers, villages to cities, roads are essential to any development agenda. He informed that previously the city division used to repair the roads in the city but now this work is done by JUSCO and considering the increasing urbanization and industrialization, development and l Road widening is continuous, which is endless. journey.

Tata Steel UISL General Manager Tarun Daga

“Over the past decade this has been continued with the redesign and widening of roads and central shoulders across the city. The reconstruction of road infrastructure now includes street furniture, green spaces, smart streetlights and tree management (trees are not cut, they are moved),” he added.

Tata Steel UISL MD informed that the road development works in Jamshedpur have been focused on improving the quality of travel for the citizens without traffic jams and safer travel with one-way traffic. This is illustrated by the decongestion in Sakchi, including the relocation of the bus terminal. This is also seen on the bend through the ISWP area towards Tata Motors.

He further said that under the scheduled maintenance activities, routine pothole repair and surfacing activities are carried out based on the road condition inspection process. Every year, as part of the maintenance activities, more than 1,000 square meters of road surface are covered, which represents 13% of the total road surface. This percentage of maintenance coverage is well above the specified standards of 5% of the total road surface.

The company is also working on road infrastructure upgrade plans in Jamshedpur which includes –Bhalubasha Bridge: The rehabilitation works have started and should be completed in 2022.Mango Bridge: some improvements are planned and will be completed by March 22. Howrah Bridge: detailed engineering work for the rehabilitation is underway and expected to be completed in 2022, based on which it can be expected to be resumed for upgrades in 2023.

Marine training: The road is developed on a stretch filled with slag. With aging, there are depressions on some stretches. Improving this stretch will require continued attention.

MD further stated that we look forward to the support of citizens in promoting proper pedestrian crossing and parking practices.

5 km of roads realigned and widened each year

Based on the traffic density assessment and decongestion plans, JUSCO reviewed and redesigned the center shoulders and junctions to ease traffic flow; improved intersection, corridor improvements; undertook road widening and modernization of multi-lane roads for better traffic management. About 56 km of roads have been realigned and constructed over the past decade.

Parking spaces created for 1500 4-Wheelers and 500 2-Wheelers

Since 2013, there has been an attempt to make the citizens’ “exit experience” comfortable and better, by creating new parking places and improving existing ones keeping in mind the steps in and around. Development in terms of parking area has focused on areas with high congestion.

Speaking of the GAIL pipeline, MD said the pipeline work is important to the city and will reduce carbon emissions. Jusco provides the basic facilities including electricity, water to the people of the city, so it is also necessary that the basic facilities are not interrupted and that the gas pipeline works continue unhindered and for this, our team will plan the work with the GAIL team.

Speaking about the water supply in Cable Town, MD said the INCAB case continues to be pending in the National Company Law Tribunal and we cannot supply water to the area. As we receive orders, we will begin supplying water to the area. Tarun Daga added, “We are committed to providing water in bustis and the process will start soon and there are plans to provide water from Jamshedpur East to Jamshedpur West.”

AEP and Columbia Gas work to restore services to downtown after fire and outages – Y-City News Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:26:26 +0000

Two local utility providers have been working diligently to implement temporary and permanent solutions to restore electrical and natural gas service to businesses affected by the fire at the historic Masonic Temple last Thursday.

Some buildings, such as the Muskingum County Courthouse, have already been reconnected to electric service while others that house businesses like the Old Market House Inn and law firm Kincaid, Taylor & Geyer are expected to see the restoration of electricity and gas in the immediate future, according to officials.

Still other buildings, such as the Muskingum County Jail, the Law Administration Building and the Image Computing Solutions location, will not see services return until the Masonic Temple is razed to the ground. at least three floors, which will significantly reduce the current “danger zone”. if the building unexpectedly falls, hitting and causing damage to nearby buildings.

This area also resulted in the closure of North 4th Street, between Main Street and Market Street, with cautionary tape and concrete barriers to prevent pedestrians and vehicles from entering the potential impact area.

The fire, which began late Thursday evening, Jan. 6, destroyed one of the oldest and most expensive structures in the community. Inside, it had housed numerous businesses and dozens of artists’ studios, arguably one of the best downtown buildings for fostering economic development and a culture of desire to be located in the heart of the city. With affordable rents, open spaces were rarely available.

The fire, however, not only destroyed the building itself and many irreplaceable works within it, it endangered other nearby structures. Especially, Muskingum County jail had to be evacuated and the detainees are still housed elsewhere. While firefighters from both city and county stations were able to stop the blaze from spreading, the weakened structure placed an unacceptable risk to others around it, forcing authorities to maintain the established “danger zone”.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the jail cannot resume inmate housing until the Masonic Temple is razed to the ground where it poses no threat to those held inside. Due to the location of equipment and lines, American Electric Power of Ohio (AEP) and Columbia Gas of Ohio said they could not restore service to the jail and other nearby structures until the building historic 7-story building was not razed. .

These buildings also include Schimmel Fitness to the west of the Masonic Temple, the County Law Administrative Building to the southeast, and Image Computer Solutions to the north. Other additional structures could be impacted by falling debris and dust, officials have previously said, including Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Jeff Jadwin.

While the goal was for the building to be razed just days after it burned down, no company was willing to take on the job. Due to the Masonic Temple’s proximity to other structures and its unusual height, without nearby owners signing habitability hesitations, the risk is simply too great for many to take. Muskingum County Commissioners have previously made it clear they do not intend to sign such a waiver which would put local ratepayers at risk for any damage to their buildings from a less than ideal collapse.

Ultimately, the owners of the Masonic temple, as well as their insurance, will be responsible for paying for this work. The building had no fire extinguishing system.

The difficulty, however, is that such a process could take weeks or months, potentially leaving several businesses and county offices effectively closed to business.

Zanesville Mayor Don Mason said concrete blocks had to be placed at intersections because drivers were ignoring warning tape and driving on closed streets in and around the collapse zone.

“A lot of work can’t happen until the building is below three stories and of course it’s still standing,” Mason remarked. “Even though we’d like things to be done in an hour like on TV, it literally takes the better part of a week, it’s a lot more complex than we initially thought.”

City Hall remained open to accept payments, such as utilities and taxes, Mason added.

In the meantime, many county offices had to be moved. The county commissioners work from the EMA office along Adamsville Road, the treasurer’s office works from the sheriff’s office along East Pike and the court had to be moved to the Hixson building along 5th Street downtown. A full list can be found by reading: relocation of county offices due to fire

With power restored to the courthouse, commissioners hope to return temporarily after the long weekend. Other departments and offices will also slowly come back if everything works as planned.

Erica Chronaberry, communications specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio, said there was a plan to restore service, but declined to provide further details. Mason identified Columbia Gas, working alongside Miller Pipeline, as the reason for several downtown road closures during the laying of a new pipeline.

A larger gas pipeline passing close to an affected street was severed to avoid any problems during the dismantling of the Masonic Temple and a new, smaller line was laid to reconnect the businesses affected by this disconnection.

Chronaberry asked Y-City News not to reveal the location of these existing or new lines due to national security concerns. We agreed, however, that construction may be visible at many points downtown.

AEP has installed wooden power poles in many locations downtown in an effort to reconnect buildings that were previously or are currently without electricity.

New roads had to be established due to the fact that the main transmission lines ran along the east and south sides of the Masonic Temple.

Columbia Gas and AEP officials have repeatedly expressed in interviews that safety is their number one priority while working to restore service.

US hotel construction ends year down 61,000 rooms from peak Fri, 14 Jan 2022 18:55:09 +0000

The number of hotel rooms under construction in the United States is down about 61,000 from the country’s record high in early 2020, according to December 2021 pipeline data from STR.

The last two phases of the pipeline, construction and final planning, are down double digits from the same period last year, while activity in the planning stage has increased significantly.

December 2021 (percentage change from December 2020):

  • Under construction: 158,906 rooms (-19.2%)
  • Final schedule: 185,231 rooms (-20.6%)
  • Planning: 284,502 rooms (+38.9%)

“This past year was the second in a row with significantly fewer pieces in construction and final planning, but the increase in planning activity could be an indicator that the impact of the pandemic on the pipeline will be different from what we saw during the Great Recession,” said Alison Hoyt, senior consulting director at STR. “During the previous recession, the decline in construction persisted from 2008 to 2010, but with a massive increase in planning today, the slowdown in construction may not last as more chambers move into later phases of the pipeline.”

As of January 5, 2022, New York City had over 15,000 rooms under construction. Only five other markets have more than 4,500 rooms in this final phase of the pipeline.

1. New York (15,069 rooms)
2. Las Vegas (5,368 rooms)
3. Atlanta (5,078 rooms)
4. Dallas (4,764 rooms)
5. Nashville (4,708 rooms)
6. Los Angeles (4,620 rooms)

“New York City has been at the forefront for some time in terms of hotel construction, and we anticipate a large increase in supply to the market in the new year,” Hoyt said. “While the market still has some way to go in terms of performance recovery, holiday demand in November and December helped drive performance levels higher, with the market at one point showing the weekly occupancy level the highest among all markets defined by STR. Going forward, New York City can build on the recovery that has already taken place once business travel and groups return to a higher level.

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New sanctions for the Russian gas pipeline fail in the Senate Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:41:00 +0000

“The pipeline itself is the corner,” McConnell said. “Exactly. That’s Putin’s goal: to decouple Ukraine from Europe and make Europe even more dependent on Russian gas.

Mr. Cruz’s legislation has sparked a wave of fierce lobbying, particularly pressing centrist Democrats who have long been supporters of Ukraine. In a Christmas Eve video call with a bipartisan group of more than 20 lawmakers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky framed Nord Stream 2 as an existential threat to his country, arguing that the pipeline posed just as many risks to Ukraine. that Russian troops amassed on its border, according to four people briefed on the call, who described it on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on it.

Mr. Zelensky, they said, expressed frustration that the Biden administration waived sanctions on the pipeline last year. Since then, Mr. Zelensky has promoted Mr. Cruz’s bill on Twitter.

A lobbyist who represents Ukraine’s oil and gas industry, including state-owned Naftogaz, contacted the offices of Senate Democrats this week asking for support for Mr. Cruz’s bill, according to a person familiar with the outreach.

An email sent Monday to Senate offices by the lobbyist, which was forwarded to The New York Times, included a screenshot of Mr. Zelensky’s tweet and added the message “Ukraine Pres. Zelensky calls on all senators to vote in favor of Nord Stream 2 sanctions.”

But the Biden administration has rallied its own forces against the legislation. Responding to a request for information from two Democratic senators, the State Department sent officials to the Capitol on Monday to brief lawmakers and dissuade them from supporting the bill. The next day, the issue came up again when the senators met with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in a closed meeting to discuss an upcoming delegation trip to Ukraine.

In an effort to further stave off defections, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday unveiled a Democratic alternative to Mr. Cruz’s bill that would impose sanctions on senior Russian government officials, including Mr Putin, if Russia engages in or supports “a significant escalation of hostilities or hostile actions in or against Ukraine”. It would also provide Ukraine with $500 million in additional emergency security assistance in the event of a Russian invasion.

Dhinkia villagers upset as IOCL begins pipeline works – The New Indian Express Fri, 14 Jan 2022 01:21:00 +0000

Through Express press service

PARADIP: Amid continued unrest against steel plant project by JSW, pipeline laying for IOCL’s Paradip-Hyderabad Product Pipeline (PHPL) project in Dhinkia village started on Wednesday much to the chagrin of villagers .

The villagers alleged that the company had seized gochar land to lay pipelines on, which is breaking the rules as it has not yet been de-reserved and their consent has not been taken in the matter .

Sources said the villagers mainly depend on cattle and their pastures are taken care of by the administration, allegedly in connection with the IOCL. A fight between the villagers and the IOCL authorities has been going on for years now.

A petition has also been filed in the Orissa High Court to order the parties involved to refrain from using gochar land under the provisions of the Odisha Government Land Settlement Act 1962. According to the law, there is a provision for de-reservation of gochar land.

By law, no government land registered as Gochar may be set aside for any purpose or settled without being de-set aside in accordance with the provisions. Despite orders, in December 2020, IOCL started laying the pipeline again without obtaining the right of way (ROW) from the state government, thus inviting resistance from the villagers.

In January 2021, the HC ordered Jagatsinghpur collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra to stop the IOCL authority from using the pastures for industrial purposes in accordance with the law, but work has continued intermittently. Finally, on December 22, 2021, IOCL evacuated the land by moving the pipes after villagers erected bamboo fences restricting the entry of company officials.

“Our lands are forcibly taken away from us for the pipeline project under the guise of job creation and other benefits, but all of this is done illegally and does not benefit us at all,” said Jindal Pratirodha member Debendra Swain. Sangram Samiti (JPSS). When contacted, Erasama tehsildar C Pragyananda Das said laying of the pipeline has resumed without any resistance from the villagers. “We have not received any orders from HC to prevent IOCL from carrying out the activity,” Das added.

Meanwhile, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Rameswar Teli on Thursday canceled a congratulatory program at IOCL’s Paradip refinery in view of the model code of conduct promulgated by the State Election Commission. (DRY).

Enbridge’s hydrogen blending project is now operational Thu, 13 Jan 2022 19:56:05 +0000
This $5.2 million blending pilot project includes upgrades to Markham’s existing Power-to-Gas facility. Image courtesy of Enbridge.

Enbridge Gas Inc. and project partner Cummins Inc. said North America’s first hydrogen blending initiative is fully operational and serving the town of Markham, Canada.

Enbridge Gas now has the ability to deliver blended gas, clean hydrogen injected into the natural gas distribution network to reduce the carbon footprint of the fuel, to approximately 3,600 customers in Markham.

The renewable hydrogen gas now available for blending is produced at Enbridge’s existing Power-to-Gas facility in Markham, established in 2018 by Enbridge and Cummins with financial support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), l Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and NGIF Capital Corporation.

Through this pilot project, Enbridge Gas will initially supply a maximum blended hydrogen content of up to 2% by volume of natural gas supplied to approximately 3,600 customers in Markham, Ontario, beginning in 3Q21, eliminating up to 117 tonnes of CO2 per year of the atmosphere. , the two companies said.

The pilot project will not affect the standard market cost of natural gas.

This $5.2 million blending pilot project includes upgrades to Markham’s existing Power-to-Gas facility, which was built by an Enbridge-Cummins joint venture in 2018 to help balance supply and demand power plant by storing the province’s excess electricity in the form of pure hydrogen until it is needed.

The plant has also proven its potential as a solution to the challenge of storing the province’s excess electrical energy using Enbridge’s existing gas pipeline infrastructure or in the form of pure hydrogen, which can then be converted back into electricity. , Enbridge said.

“Carbon-free hydrogen is now playing a role in Ontario’s transition to a sustainable, low-carbon energy solution. This is an important example of the investments Enbridge Gas is making in multiple markets to green the natural gas system while continuing to meet demand for safe, reliable and affordable energy,” said Cynthia Hansen, vice -Executive Chairman and President of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Storage.

The success of the pilot project positions Enbridge Gas to validate and pursue larger-scale hydrogen blending activities in other parts of its distribution system, building capacity for made-in-Ontario clean energy solutions , Enbridge said.

“Projects like this demonstrate that the energy transition is accelerating rapidly, driving North America’s green hydrogen economy, and paving the way for wide-scale adoption,” said Amy Adams, Vice President of Cummins for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. “Cummins is proud to leverage its electrolyser technology to support Ontario’s zero carbon goals and provide cleaner, greener energy to residents.

On October 29, 2020, the Ontario Energy Board approved an application from Enbridge Gas for a project to use the Markham Power-to-Gas facility as a pilot project to test hydrogen blending renewable energy into the existing natural gas grid, thereby reducing greenhouse effects. gas emission.

Enbridge Gas is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company and is based in Ontario. Cummins Inc. manufactures diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components. He is based in Columbus, Indiana.

Illinois Court Overturns Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity Expansion Approval Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:25:00 +0000

Jan 12 (Reuters) – An Illinois appeals court on Wednesday overturned the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) approval to expand capacity on the Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 million barrels per day.

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) can transport about 570,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from North Dakota to the Midwest, although the company announced in August that it had completed a capacity expansion to 750,000 barrels per day.

The pipeline out of the Bakken Shale Basin in North Dakota had been a source of controversy before its completion in 2017. Opponents said its construction destroyed sacred artifacts and posed a pollution threat to Lake Oahe, a supply essential drinking water, and the great Missouri River.

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Last year, the pipeline resisted a legal challenge by Standing Rock Sioux and other opponents to shut down the pipeline. Read more .

The decision allowed the pipeline to continue operating at least until a federal environmental review is completed, a process that is expected to last until March 2022. read more

Pipeline owners Energy Transfer (ET.N) and Dakota Access LLC had asked the commission for permission to add more pump stations to Illinois’ 570,000 barrel-per-day pipeline.

In 2020, the commission approved the addition of pump stations that would increase pipeline capacity over objections from environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council.

The groups appealed to the Court of Appeal, which sent the case back to the commission for further consideration on Wednesday.

The commission had to consider the public need for the proposed improvement, but the court said the commission misinterpreted the public to mean the world, not the United States.

The court also found that the commission abused its discretion by deeming opponents’ evidence that the pipeline operator, Sunoco (SUN.N), had been fined for safety and security violations irrelevant. of the environment.

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BPC aims to deliver Indian oil via pipeline this year Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:13:46 +0000 A railway wagon carrying diesel from India’s Numaligarh refinery is seen at the …]]>

Will import 90,000 tonnes of diesel

A railway wagon carrying diesel from India’s Numaligarh refinery is seen at the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s Parbatipur depot. Photo: star/file


A railway wagon carrying diesel from India’s Numaligarh refinery is seen at the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation’s Parbatipur depot. Photo: star/file

The Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will import 90,000 tonnes of diesel from India this calendar year and it is seeking to channel some of the oil through a 131 kilometer Bangladesh-India Pipeline (BIFP), which is expected to become operational in 2022, officials announced yesterday.

The state agency has been importing diesel from Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) since 2016 on railway wagons via Banglabandha on the northwestern border to store the oil at its Parbatipur oil depot in Dinajpur.

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But as construction of the 125 kilometer BIFP in Bangladesh has already been completed, officials expect to be able to move the oil through the pipeline.

Construction of the pipeline was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in September 2018.

“At the moment, we will be transporting oil by railroad cars. We also hope that we will be able to import oil through the pipeline from this year,” said BPC Chairman ABM Azad. .

He said there was 10 to 15 percent of the pipeline work left.

He shared the update after the cabinet committee on the purchase gave its approval to the premium of $5.5 per barrel for insurance and other costs to import diesel from NRL India via Siliguri, in West Bengal.

The price of diesel is determined based on five-day average prices (two days before and after the oil loading day) in the international market, officials said.

BPC officials said the agency had imported around 60,000 tonnes of diesel from the NRL in 2021 and was storing the oil at its Parbatipur depot to meet some of the demand for irrigation, transport and for other purposes in the north, the main agricultural belt.

In addition to helping BPC diversify energy sources, imports via Siliguri from the neighboring country to the Parbatipur depot have enabled the agency to reduce the losses and transportation costs it had to bear earlier to transport Chattogram oil, an official said.

In order to import oil smoothly, the two agencies adopted the BIFP project with a transmission capacity of one million metric tons per year.

Under this initiative, the BPC has taken on a Tk 300 crore project for land acquisition and pipeline requisition, in addition to the construction of eight reservoirs.

Six reservoirs with a capacity of 4,800 tons each and two water reservoirs for firefighting are under construction at the Parbatipur depot, said a senior official from Meghna Petroleum, one of the three state-owned oil marketing companies. oil.

In addition, a pipeline will be built to supply oil to a power plant under construction.

The official said the 5 km pipeline falls in India and crosses the Mahananda River from Panchagargh.

Work related to the river crossing is ongoing, he said, adding that the pandemic has affected the pace of the project.

“We expect to complete commissioning by June,” he said, adding that they would connect the pipeline to the existing depot.

The BPC project started in January 2020 and is expected to end in June 2022.

The Hindu on December 16 quoted Indian Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla as saying that the work on the pipeline would allow the two countries to integrate their energy needs.

Work is progressing well and the pipeline could be inaugurated next year, he said. Bangladesh needs 47 lakh tons of diesel annually out of its needs of more than 85 lakh tons of oil.

After yesterday’s cabinet committee meeting on procurement, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, responding to a question about the reduction in oil prices, said the energy ministry would look into the matter.

But the government will look into the matter if prices fall on the international market, he added. BPC officials, however, said oil prices were volatile in the global market and a price decline at this time was unlikely.

ADM signs agreement on CO2 pipeline for Iowa | News Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:55:39 +0000

The 350-mile steel CO2 the pipeline would be developed, owned and operated by Canadian company Wolf Carbon Solutions and would be capable of transporting 12 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

CO transported2 will be stored permanently underground at the fully licensed and already operational sequestration site of agricultural products company ADM in Decatur, Illinois. The companies said the pipeline will have significant spare capacity to serve other third-party customers looking to decarbonize in the Midwest and the Ohio River Valley.

Chris Cuddy, President of Carbohydrate Solutions for ADM, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for ADM to connect some of our larger processing facilities with our carbon capture capabilities, further advancing our work to dramatically reduce our CO.2 emissions while offering sustainable solutions to our customers. These efforts are central to our purpose, culture and growth, and we look forward to working with Wolf Carbon Solutions to finalize this deal and further decarbonize our operations and industry. “

Wolf Carbon Solutions is a subsidiary of Wolf Midstream, a multi-faceted, $ 4 billion energy infrastructure organization based in Calgary, Alta. That focuses on developing CO on a global scale.2 Infrastructure.

David Schmunk, President of Wolf Carbon Solutions, said: “This partnership is a great example of industries working together to decarbonize and execute their ESG strategies and commitments. Our organizations offer an excellent combination of complementary skills and experiences – ADM with over 10 years of experience in owning and operating CO2 sequestration wells, and the team at Wolf Carbon Solutions with expertise in owning and operating carbon capture facilities and pipeline transportation systems, including the largest third party CO in North America2 pipeline in Alberta, Canada.

The announcement comes after Summit Carbon Solutions and Navigator CO2 Ventures recently faced opposition from farmers and residents over their plans to build a 2,000-mile, $ 4.5 billion carbon pipeline in the Midwest.

CommonWealth Magazine Tue, 11 Jan 2022 23:00:21 +0000

NEW ENGLAND The power grid faced unusually cold temperatures and the outages of several power plants and transmission lines on Tuesday by commissioning additional plants and relying on oil and coal to generate about a fifth of the electricity. electricity in the region.

ISO-New England, the region’s power grid operator, said it issued an alert in the afternoon after the cold caused unexpected blackouts. Additional plants were commissioned before the evening peak demand period between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

“We expect that we will have the resources to meet consumer demand and the necessary reserves of the power system throughout the evening,” said Matt Kakley, spokesperson for ISO-New England. “Barring further unforeseen outages, we don’t plan to implement any emergency measures tonight and we are not asking the public to conserve electricity at this time.”

Natural gas is the primary fuel used to generate electricity in New England, but due to the limited capacity of pipelines entering the region, its price and availability often vary widely as temperatures drop and demand for gasoline. gas for home heating increases.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, natural gas accounted for 43 percent of the region’s electricity production, well below its normal level. Nuclear power accounted for 22%, followed by petroleum at 17%, hydropower at 9%, renewables at 7% and coal at 3%. Normally, petroleum and coal are rarely used to generate electricity for the region.

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Kakley said the greater use of oil and coal on Tuesday was due to economic reasons. “The gas available is expensive, which makes coal and oil cheaper than gas units, so they are shipped first,” he said.

The contribution of renewable energies to the region’s energy needs was split between wind power (39%), waste combustion (29%), wood combustion (28%), landfill gas (3%) and l solar energy (1%).