Natural Gas

Analyst: Argentina's Shale Output to Stall Amid Bottlenecks

The Vaca Muerta shale region in the Neuquen province needs more drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing fleets and natural gas pipelines transport to continue growing, said Alexandre Ramos, Rystad Energy's vice president of shale research.

TotalEnergies to Move Forward with Natural Gas Contracts with Russia

TotalEnergies will stick to existing natural gas contracts in Russia as long as gas is not specifically targeted by European sanctions, the company's CEO said on Wednesday, reiterating a previously stated position.

Mysterious Gas Leaks from Russian Pipelines to Europe Raise Sabotage Fears

Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.

Pressure in Defunct Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Plunges Overnight, Cause Unknown

Authorities in Germany are trying to establish what caused a sudden drop in pressure in the defunct Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with a spokesperson for its operator telling Reuters on Monday it could have been caused by a leak.

Equinor Strikes 10-Year Deal to Sell Gas to Poland's PGNiG

Norway's Equinor said on Friday it had entered into a 10-year agreement to sell natural gas to Poland's PGNiG as the central European nation scrambles to replace flows from Russia before the winter heating season kicks in.

Egypt Reports $500 Million Monthly Income from Natural Gas Exports

Egypt is earning about $500 million monthly from natural gas exports and aims to raise that figure to $1 billion "in the coming period," Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said in a statement on Thursday.

Gas Companies Working 'Urgently' to Expand France-Spain Pipeline

Spanish gas system operator Enagas said on Thursday it was working "urgently" with French counterpart Terega on increasing the capacity of a cross-border pipeline as Europe scrambles to shore up its energy supplies.

Explainer: Why Western Canada Has Some of the Cheapest Natural Gas in the World

Despite soaring global demand for natural gas, Canadian producers are struggling with volatile prices and deep discounts at Alberta's AECO hub, one of the largest storage facilities in North America and where the benchmark price for Canadian gas is set.

Pipeline Bottlenecks Force Canada’s Tourmaline, Kelt Exploration to Reduce Production

Two Canadian natural gas producers on Monday said they had temporarily reduced production due to pipeline bottlenecks that led to a collapse in western Canadian gas prices in the second half of August.

Turkmenistan Pipe Dreams: Russia, China Both Make Overtures

(P&GJ) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has quickly transformed the West’s relationship with Russia. It’s forged Russia’s closer alignment with China. It seems that 2022 is becoming the year when everyone is rethinking the circles of power, especially in Eurasia.

Analysis: Pyrenees Gas Pipeline Puts EU Energy Divisions in Stark Relief

French skepticism about a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees highlights the competing visions for Europe's future energy mix as the continent urgently confronts a power crisis.

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Aemetis completed 20 miles (32 km) of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles (31 km) in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Expect 9 GOM Natural Gas, Oil Fields to Start Up Soon

(P&GJ) — The Energy Information Association (EIA) forecasts that new fields coming online in 2022 will account for 5% of natural gas production and 14% of crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico (GOM) by the end of 2023.

Gas Producer EQT Expected to Buy THQ Appalachia for $5.2 Billion

The deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter, will add an estimated 800 MMcf/d of gas equivalent production for EQT, and includes pipeline infrastructure supporting that production, the company said.

Shell, Exxon to Place $1.5 Billion Natural Gas Venture Up for Sale

The top two Western energy giants could raise over $1 billion from the sale of the 50-50 NAM joint venture in the Netherlands, which has stakes in three gas processing plants in the Den Helder Terminal where 53% of all gas produced in the Dutch offshore is processed, as well as stakes in several pipeline networks.

UGI to Develop New Renewable Natural Gas Project in Upstate New York

Once completed in the second half of calendar year 2024, the project is expected to produce approximately 150 million cubic feet of RNG annually that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system.

France to Resurrect Abandoned Pipeline to Supply More Winter Gas to Germany

France is reactivating a disused pipeline in its northeastern Moselle administrative department, originally built for east-to-west flows, to send Germany gas under an energy deal unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron, according to French officials.

EU Chief Intends to Cap Price of Russian Pipeline Gas

Upcoming European Commission proposals to tackle surging energy prices will aim to cap the price of gas Russia sends to Europe via pipelines and offer support to electricity producers facing a liquidity squeeze, the EU's chief said on Monday.

Shell, Petronas Partner to Develop Gas Fields Offshore Malaysia

Shell Plc on Monday said it would invest with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields in the Southeast Asian country's waters.

Natural Gas Compression Empowering Energy Evolution

Natural gas plays a vital role in our society, both as a raw material for numerous industrial processes and as a source of energy that is fundamental to social progress.

Activists, Fishermen Argue Rio Grande LNG Terminal Permit is Too Obliging to Industry

Environmental groups and fishermen on Wednesday told a federal appeals court the U.S. government’s permitting for a Gulf Coast natural gas export terminal was too accommodating to industry interests at the expense of wetlands.

Italgas Completes DEPA Infrastructure Deal, Acquires 4,700 Miles of Gas Network

The Italian group, which runs about 74,000 km (46,000 miles) of regulated gas pipelines, clinched the deal last year and said it would invest $8.6 billion to 2028 to expand and digitize the Greek gas grid DEPA Infrastructure, which holds stakes in Greece's three main gas distribution operators, which together manage 7,500 km (4,700 miles) of gas network.

Tokyo Gas Inks Long-Term LNG Deal with New Sakhalin-2 Operator

Japan's biggest city gas supplier Tokyo Gas Co Ltd. has signed a long-term contract with a new Russian operator of Sakhalin-2 energy project to buy LNG, a spokesperson for the Japanese company said on Tuesday.

Wintershall Dea CEO: 'Insane' Prices Will Make People Abandon Gas

Wholesale gas prices have scaled "insane" levels that will ultimately hurt demand, although the lack of Russian gas means Europe's supply will be tight for several years, the CEO of German oil firm Wintershall Dea said on Tuesday.

Australia's Santos to Spend Extra $311 Million for Barossa-Darwin Gas Pipeline

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Monday it would spend an additional $311 million to build a new pipeline to transport gas from its offshore Barossa field to its Darwin LNG plant in the Northern Territory.

Exxon to Sell Arkansas Shale Gas Assets to Flywheel Energy

The assets under agreement include approximately 5,000 natural gas wells — 850 operated and approximately 4,100 non-operated — and related pipeline and processing properties across approximately 381,000 acres.

TotalEnergies Sells 49% Stake in Russian Gas Field to Novatek

TotalEnergies agreed to sell to Novatek its 49% interest in Russia’s Termokarstovoye gas field back in July based on the company’s publicly shared principles of conduct for its Russian related business.

FERC Grants Mountain Valley Four-Year Extension to Build 303-Mile Pipeline

U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club said on Wednesday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline's (MVP) request for four more years to build the natural gas line from West Virginia to Virginia.

Help Wanted: Oil Patch Operators Need Quality Workers

This spring, Lynn Helms, who has been North Dakota’s chief oil and natural gas regulator for nearly three decades, abandoned his usual bullish outlook toward the state’s more than 1 MMbpd of oil and 3 Bcf/d (85 MMcm/d) of gas production while speaking at a monthly webinar he holds for news media.

Tellurian Completes $126 Million Acquisition of Haynesville Natural Gas Assets

Tellurian Inc. subsidiary Tellurian Production LLC said on Thursday it has closed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets in the Haynesville Basin from privately held EnSight IV Energy Partners, LLC and EnSight Haynesville Partners LLC.