Natural Gas

ExxonMobil Faces October 2024 Deadline To Develop ‘Large’ Natural Gas Discovery Offshore Guyana

The government has been pressing for a bonanza from mostly untapped gas reserves found by the Exxon-led group. The consortium, which includes Hess Corp and CNOOC Ltd, is required under its production agreement to return to the government by October about 20% of its massive Stabroek block if that area remains undeveloped.

Australia’s Natural Gas Industry Seeks to Restore Investments Following ‘Damaging’ Policies

While most executives at the Australian Energy Producers Conference in Perth were broadly in favour of the Australia Future Gas strategy unveiled by the government this month, they called for immediate action and improvements to the policy to avoid new gas supply shortfalls.

Conduit Power and Riley Permian Expand Partnership for ERCOT Power Sales

Plans include the construction of 100MW natural gas-fueled generation and battery energy storage systems across multiple West Texas facilities, slated for commercial operations by 2025.

XCMG's Advanced Drilling Rig Overcomes Challenges in Serbia's Gas Pipeline Project

XCMG's advanced drilling rig, the XZ3600, triumphs in Serbia's gas pipeline project, conquering tough terrain and hard soil layers with ease.

Spain's Repsol Gets U.S. License to Expand Venezuela Oil, Gas Projects - Sources

Spain's Repsol has received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department authorizing the energy company to continue and expand its oil and gas business in Venezuela, sources close to the decision said on Thursday.

Hess-Chevron Merger Vote Expected to Be Narrowly Approved

Hess Corp. CEO John Hess has until Tuesday to quell a rebellion by shareholders over his handling of what could turn out to be one of the largest mergers in oil industry history: a proposed $53 billion sale of the oil producer to Chevron Corp.

OMV Warns Gazprom May Halt Gas Supplies

Austrian oil and gas group OMV said on Wednesday that gas supplies from Russia's Gazprom may be suspended in connection with a foreign court ruling, without identifying the case but assuring the market it would have replacement cover.

U.S. to Close Northeast Gasoline Reserve with 1 Million-Barrel Sale

President Joe Biden's administration will sell nearly 1 million barrels of gasoline in the U.S.-managed stockpile in northeastern states as required by law, the Department of Energy said on Tuesday, effectively closing the near decade-old reserve.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Expects WV-VA Natural Gas Pipe in Service by Early June

U.S. natural gas pipeline venture Mountain Valley Pipeline pushed back the target in-service date of its long-delayed pipe from West Virginia to Virginia to early June from the prior target of "prior to June 1".

Piñon Midstream Boosts Sour Gas Capacity by 50% in Delaware Basin

Piñon Midstream has announced a significant increase in its sour gas treating capacity and an expansion of its infrastructure in the Delaware Basin.

Oil Executives Host Trump Fundraiser in Houston Amidst Fossil Fuel Policy Debate

The luncheon, which will be held at Houston’s Post Oak Hotel, is hosted by Harold Hamm, founder of Continental Resources; Kelcy Warren, executive chairman of Energy Transfer Partners; and Vicki Hollub, CEO of Occidental Petroleum, according to the invitation.

Challenges to Growth Remain Key Story in Appalachian Basin

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 Tcf of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to the United States Geological Survey.

RWE Gas Storage West Launches Inquiry for Hydrogen Storage Demand

RWE Gas Storage West has initiated a preliminary market survey, inviting hydrogen producers, users, industrial firms, and traders to register their future hydrogen storage requirements until June 2024.

Chesapeake Energy Initiates Job Cuts Following Oil Asset Divestment

This week's layoffs follow its divestment of its Eagle Ford assets, not the company's pending merger with Southwestern Energy, Chesapeake said.

Uzbekneftegaz in Talks to Join Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Gas Project

Uzbek energy firm Uzbekneftegaz is in talks with Azerbaijan's SOCAR over joining a project to develop Shah Deniz, the largest gas field in the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian Sea, an Uzbek official said on Tuesday.

Phillips 66 to Acquire Pinnacle Midland for $550 Million

Pinnacle's assets include the Dos Picos natural gas complex with a processing capacity of 220 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), and 80 miles of pipelines.

Spotlight on Marcellus: Prolific Gas Play Keeps Rolling as Caution Persists

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, with natural gas prices depressed, the prolific Marcellus Shale gas play rolled along, albeit at a slower pace than usual with some producers cutting back production in March with a wait-and-see attitude toward prices.

Industry Leaders Partner to Repurpose Natural Gas Pipelines for Hydrogen Transmission

DORIS, ROSEN, and SPIECAPAG have jointly announced the establishment of the Pipeline Transition Alliance, a collaboration aimed at repurposing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transmission.

TC Energy to Appeal Delaware Court's $200 Million Liability Ruling in Columbia Pipeline Acquisition Lawsuit

TC Energy said it strongly disagrees with the final decision issued on May 15 by the Delaware Chancery Court, which allocated liability for previously determined damages in an ongoing class-action lawsuit related to its 2016 acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.

Waste Management Explores $3 Billion Sale of Renewable Natural Gas Unit, Sources Say

The Houston-based firm is exploring a sale of its renewable natural gas business that could be worth about $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Proxy Adviser Urges Hess Shareholders to Accept Chevron Offer

Hess shareholders should vote in favor of Chevron's $53 billion all-stock offer at the oil company's May 28 special meeting, proxy adviser Glass Lewis said on Thursday.

Putin Suggests Potential for Oil Pipeline Alongside Planned Gas Link to China

Russia could deliver oil as well as gas to China along a planned route via Mongolia, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. The project has taken on added urgency for Russia as it bids to ramp up gas shipments to China to make up for the collapse of its exports to Europe because of the war in Ukraine.

Crescent Energy Acquires SilverBow for $2.1 Billion, Creating Second Largest Eagle Ford Operator

Oil and gas producer Crescent Energy will acquire rival SilverBow Resources in a $2.1 billion deal, creating the second-largest operator in the Eagle Ford basin in Texas.

Report Highlights Challenges in Attracting Talent to Oil and Gas Sector

The oil and gas sector is at risk of failing to deliver the 28,000 skilled engineering construction workers needed by 2030 — unless it better understands what motivates new entrants, according to a report out today.

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Editor’s Notebook: M&A Appears Here to Stay

It appears likely that the wave of midstream merger-and-acquisition activity of the past few years hasn’t reached its peak yet. In fact, to hear some insiders tell it, a full-on tsunami may not be far away.

IEA Faces Overhaul Under Second Trump Term, Aimed at Boosting Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump would likely push to replace the head of the International Energy Agency if he wins the U.S. presidential election to shift the energy watchdog's focus back to maximizing fossil fuel output instead of fighting climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.

Williams Confident Louisiana Gas Pipeline Project Won't Be Halted by Rival Energy Transfer's Bid

The two companies have been in dispute over Williams' Louisiana Energy Gateway (LEG) Project, under construction in Texas and Louisiana, after Energy Transfer pushed back on the line for crossing its own systems.

TC Energy Ordered by Canada's Energy Regulator to Further Reduce Pressure on Gas Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator has issued an order to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to further reduce the operating pressure for the Grande Prairie Mainline gas pipeline near Edson, Alberta.

Nigeria-Morocco Pipeline Investment Decision Postponed to Early 2025

A final investment decision on the Nigeria-Morocco natural gas pipeline is expected in early 2025, after being slated for December 2024.