Natural Gas

Slovakia Strikes Supply Deals for LNG, Piped Norwegian Gas

Slovakia's state gas firm SPP has struck deals to buy enough piped Norwegian gas and other shipments of LNG to cover around 65% of the country's demand until the end of next year, Economy Minister Richard Sulik said.

PIT and CNX Resources Partner on Emission Reduction Measures

Natural gas will be used at the airport and transformed into alternative fuel through CNX technology.

Morgan Stanley's Shareholders Vote to Continue Financing Fossil Fuel Projects

Shareholders in Morgan Stanley voted against a proposal proposed by non-profit foundation Sierra Club to stop lending to new fossil fuel projects, in line with the bank's board of directors orientation.

Enbridge Advancing Construction of Natural Gas Pipeline to Venture Global's LNG Facility

Enbridge said its Gator Express Meter and Venice Extension projects would supply about 1.5 Bcf/d of gas to Plaquemines, and expects the Gator Express pipeline to enter service in 2023 and the Venice Extension in 2024. The estimated cost for both projects is $400 million.

German Chancellor: Germany is Keen to Pursue Gas Projects with Senegal

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

Argentina Easing Energy Firms' FX Access to Spur Vaca Muerta Development

Argentina is easing access to foreign currency for oil and gas companies that increase production in the South American country, part of a bid to accelerate the development of the huge Vaca Muerta shale formation and trim reliance on costly imports.

S.Korean Court Dismisses Plea to Block Loans to Fund Deep-Sea Gas Pipeline in Australia

A South Korean court has dismissed an application from a group of Indigenous Australians that said they were not properly consulted on the Barossa project and the planned 260-km (162-mile) pipeline that will connect offshore gas facilities to an existing pipeline that runs to Darwin.

Iran to Revive Gas Pipeline Project to Oman

Iran's oil minister has agreed to revive a long-stalled project to lay an undersea pipeline to carry gas to Oman. The pipeline, which has been in the works since 2013, was delayed due to price disagreements and U.S. pressure on Oman to find other suppliers.

RWE: Germany Can Be Independent from Russian Gas by Spring 2025

Germany can wean itself off Russian gas within the next three years, the CEO of the country's largest power producer, RWE, told a newspaper.

EnLink Moves Forward with Permian-Houston Natgas Pipeline Project

EnLink Midstream will move forward with the construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline, a Permian-to-Houston pipeline that will transport up to 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas through about 490 miles of pipe.

Israel Ramping Up Gas Output, Looks to Help Supply Europe

Israel is boosting offshore natural gas output and aims to reach a supply agreement with Europe in the coming months as the continent looks to replace Russian supply.

UGI Commits Funding for Renewable Natural Gas Projects in South Dakota

The first set of projects, known as a cluster, will be built at three farms located north of Sioux Falls, SD, and is expected to generate approximately 300 million cubic feet of RNG annually once completed in calendar year 2024.

New Prospects Emerge in Guyana-Suriname Basin

In 2000, the federal government’s U.S. Geological Survey, based in Washington, D.C., identified the Guyana-Suriname Basin as having the second highest resource potential among unexplored oil and gas basins in the world.

INGAA CEO: Natural Gas Critical to Energy Mix Amid Renewable Push

Natural gas and related infrastructure will be critical to securing a low-carbon economy and will continue to be a significant contributor to the U.S. long-term energy mix, according to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) President and CEO Amy Andryszak.

Tallgrass Energy Plans to Convert Natgas Pipeline into CO2 Transport System

Tallgrass Energy said it will convert its Trailblazer natural gas pipeline, which runs through Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, into a 400-mile carbon dioxide system capable of transporting over 10 million tons of CO2 per year.

Canacol Nears Construction Phase for $560 Million Colombian Gas Pipeline Project

Colombian gas producer Canacol is on track to begin construction on the Jobo-Medellín natural gas pipeline having received final binding offers from four interested contractors in March.

U.S. Update: Midstream Markets Turn Up Gas on Higher Prices, Global Demand

The surge of LNG expansion activity continued in March and April after the Ukraine invasion, as President Joe Biden promised the United States would deliver at least 15 Bcm in additional LNG to Europe this year than previously planned, with more to come in future years.

Equinor, Exxon Expand Brazil Oil Operations, Discuss Building 100-Mile Gas Pipeline

Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp. have taken the first steps to expand an $8 billion oil development off Brazil's coast and are considering adding a more than 100-mile-long gas pipeline as part of the next phase of the expansion.

TotalEnergies Places 3,500-km Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network Up for Sale

TotalEnergies has launched the sale of its 10% stake in Nigerian joint venture SPDC, which includes 3,500 km of pipelines that connects to two key crude export terminals, Bonny and Forcados.

Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Pipeline Launches Open Season for Expansion Project

Gulf Coast Express Pipeline LLC has launched an open season to solicit commitments for an expansion project on its system, which will increase natural gas deliveries from the Permian Basin to South Texas markets.

Eni Set to Open Rubles Account for Russia Gas Unless Told Otherwise by EU

Italian energy group Eni will begin the process of opening an account in rubles next week to pay for Russian gas unless it is told that would breach sanctions, three sources close to the matter said.

GlobalData: Nigeria to Account for 24% of Oil, Gas Projects Starting Up in Africa by 2026

More than 100 oil and gas projects should commence operations in Nigeria during the next four years, accounting for more than 24% of the predicted total projects starts during that time, predicts GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Latest Venture Global LNG Deals Advance Second Louisiana Facility

The long-term supply deals struck this week with Exxon and Petronas by Venture Global LNG put its second Louisiana LNG facility on the verge of construction and financing approval.

StormFisher, Modern Niagara Partner to Deliver RNG to Canada's Building Infrastructure

StormFisher and Modern Niagara have partnered to utilize renewable natural gas (RNG) as a carbon reduction solution for building infrastructure across Canada.

Renewable Natural Gas: Pipe Dream or Industry Future?

After several decades of being a favorite of the environmental community, natural gas finds itself amid climate change worries on the outside looking in, seeking to make billions of dollars of pipeline, processing and storage infrastructure relevant in a world hungry for a carbon-free energy future by 2050.

Preventing Hydrate Formation Problems at Storage Sites

In natural gas storage facilities in underground salt caverns, hydrates can easily form in the pipes, clogging them and making regular measurement of the gas pressure difficult.

VVC Increases Natural Gas Production Capabilities with New Seven-mile Pipeline

VVC has expanded its natural gas production capabilities with the installation of seven miles of new pipeline, which will transport gas produced by the company’s natural gas wells to the Tumbleweed Midstream Ladder Creek Pipeline.

Another Pothole in the Road

With its new policy declaring that greenhouse gas and “environmental justice” must be taken into account during the approval process for natural gas pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has outdone itself in further muddying the road forward for future projects.

OMV CEO Warns of Possible Further Writedowns on Russian Gas Field

Austrian oil and gas group OMV could require further writedowns on its Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field in Russia that it bought a 24.99% stake in from German energy supplier Uniper for about $1.8 billion.

Energy Transfer Announces Higher Transportation Volumes for Q1 2022

Energy Transfer LP had higher transportation volumes across all of its segments for the first quarter of 2022 and completed construction on the final phase of its Mariner East project, the company said in its first quarter earnings release on Wednesday.