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Vinland Energy Sells Appalachia Assets to Dara Energy in Production Expansion Deal

Dara Energy, a production focused company, announced it has closed an agreement to acquire oil and gas assets in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas from Vinland Energy.

Iran, Pakistan Seek Ways to Complete Long-Delayed 1,180-Mile Gas Pipeline Project

Iran and Pakistan are looking at ways to complete the long-delayed gas pipeline project between the two countries, Iran's Consul General to Pakistan, Hassan Nourian, said on Monday.

Tallgrass Initiates Open Season for 400-Mile Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline

Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tallgrass Energy, has initiated a binding open season to solicit commitments for the transportation of carbon dioxide gas from origins in Nebraska through its 400-mile Trailblazer CO2 pipeline.

Antero Midstream Acquires Summit Midstream's Marcellus Assets for $70 Million

Antero Midstream Corp. has made a strategic move with the acquisition of gathering and compression assets in the Marcellus Shale region for $70 million from Summit Midstream Partners.

Kinder Morgan-Backed Gas Pipeline Expansion Prevails in U.S. Appeals Court Decision

The Kinder Morgan-backed Evangeline Pass Expansion project would expand existing pipelines to feed more fuel to Venture Global's Plaquemines liquefied natural gas export terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell Nigeria Inks $100 Million Gas Pipeline Deal with Oyo State

Shell's Nigerian unit has signed an agreement with Oyo state in the south of the country to construct a pipeline delivery system to serve industries in the state at a cost of $100 million, the Oyo government said on Friday.

Energy Transfer Subsidiary Sunoco and NuStar Energy Merger Receives Green Light from Unitholders

The acquisition grants Sunoco access to NuStar's extensive transportation and storage infrastructure, encompassing approximately 9,500 miles of pipeline and 63 terminals.

Plains All American Raises Stake Saddlehorn Pipeline JV, Surpasses Q1 Profit Estimates

Pipeline and storage operator Plains All American raised its stake in the Saddlehorn Pipeline Company joint venture and a mid-Continent basin terminal asset by 10% for about $110 million in cash.

Shell Smashes Forecasts with $7.7 Billion Quarterly Profit Driven by Strong LNG Performance

Shell reported first-quarter profit of $7.7 billion on Thursday, exceeding expectations as disruption to Red Sea shipping and Russian refining boosted oil trading and liquefied natural gas production rose.

ONEOK's Q1 Profit Dips Due to Higher Costs, Despite Uptick in Pipeline and Gathering Segments

Pipeline operator ONEOK reported a decline in first-quarter profit on Tuesday due to increased operating costs and capital expenditures. However, the company noted an increase in capacity utilization in its natural gas gathering and pipeline segments, rising from 96% to 97%.

Enterprise Products Targets Year-End Approval for Deepwater Oil Port

Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it expects to have two contracts for its proposed deepwater oil export terminal by May 31 and reach a final investment decision before year-end.

Enterprise Products Partners Plans 10-Day Downtime for Wink-to-Webster Pipeline in June

Energy pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it notified shippers of downtime for about 10 days in June on the Wink-to-Webster shale oil pipeline.

Equitrans Raises Cost Estimate for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday it expects to complete the construction and final commissioning activities on its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of May at an estimated cost of $7.85 billion.

Texas Oil Operators Increase Flaring Amid Weak Gas Prices

Operators drilling for oil in Texas are scrambling to dispose of their excess natural gas amid a supply glut and weak prices, prompting an uptick in flaring requests.

Louisiana Secures $52.7 Million for Pipeline Construction and Natural Gas Infrastructure

The funds, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will support pipeline construction projects across various districts, replacing aging infrastructure and acquiring methane leak detection equipment.

Tivoli Midstream Acquires Strategic Texas Gulf Coast Terminal Assets

Tivoli Midstream LLC has announced the closing of an acquisition of strategic terminal and infrastructure assets located in the Gulf Coast of Texas in Brazoria County (the Chocolate Bayou Assets) from affiliates of Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

A Northern Light: Bullish Talk as Major Projects Now in Home Stretch

(P&GJ) – Kevin Neveu, a seasoned Canadian oil and natural gas senior executive, remains optimistic about the energy markets in the north despite global uncertainties in 2024. His positivity stems from the imminent completion of two major transmission pipeline projects in western Canada – Coastal GasLink gas pipeline and Trans Mountain oil pipeline – expected before year-end.

AI Boom to Fuel Natural Gas Demand in Coming Years, Report Says

A spike in power usage from artificial intelligence (AI) data centers could significantly boost natural gas demand in the second half of the decade, analysts at investment banker Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. said in a report on Tuesday.

Japan Looks at Developing Domestic Pipelines Sector

(P&GJ) – The government of Japan will create conditions for the development of a domestic pipelines sector in years to come. It will take place through the stimulation of building new gas and other pipelines throughout the country.

South Africa’s Transnet Pipelines Lays Out Investment Plan

(P&GJ) – Southern Africa’s largest multi-product pipeline operator, Transnet Pipelines, plans to spend R891 million in 2024 in building its fuel handling capacity, including construction of a delayed import fuel terminal at the port of Durban and new line to supply the country’s biggest airport, OR Tambo.

Croatia Secures $566 Million to Construct Four New Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Croatia's energy infrastructure is set for a significant upgrade with the signing of a contract worth $566.4 million to construct four gas pipelines by mid-2026. The pipelines will facilitate gas transportation from the Krk LNG terminal to Slovenia, Hungary, and other Southeast European countries.

Japanese Consortium Invests $370 Million in I Squared Capital's India Gas Platform

A Japanese consortium will invest $370 million to acquire a minority stake in a platform that invests in companies developing city gas distribution networks in India, global infrastructure investor I Squared Capital said on Monday.

EQT to Curtail Natural Gas Production Through March Amid Low Prices

EQT will curtail nearly 1 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas production through March, the top U.S. natural gas producer said on Monday, as companies respond to persistently low prices of the commodity.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Warns of 2-Year Delay Over Regulatory Setback

Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Corp. asked the country's energy regulator on Thursday to reverse a decision rejecting proposed construction changes on its oil pipeline expansion, warning of a possibly "catastrophic" two-year delay and billions of dollars in losses.

Germany's SEFE Urgently Seeks U.S. Approval for Venture Global's CP2 LNG Project Amidst Russia Gas Pipeline Crisis

The German state-owned Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE) has become the third company to seek approval from the U.S. energy regulator for liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Venture Global to begin construction on its CP2 LNG project in Louisiana.

Williams Becomes Third Largest DJ Basin Gatherer with Cureton Front Range, RMM Acquisitions

(PGJ) — Williams secures the third-largest DJ Basin gathering position by acquiring Cureton Front Range LLC, including gas gathering pipelines and two processing plants, and 100% ownership in Rocky Mountain Midstream Holdings LLC.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline to Expand Transmission Capacity Post-Repair

The Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged last month, will get a bigger northbound transmission capacity next year following repairs, Finnish operator Gasgrid said in a statement on Wednesday.

EU Sues Poland Over Restrictions in Cross-Border Trade of Natural Gas

The European Commission on Thursday said it is suing Poland over measures imposing additional costs in cross-border trade of natural gas.

Exxon Moves Up Beaumont, Texas, CDU Overhaul to June 2024

Exxon Mobil moved up the start date for a crude distillation unit (CDU) overhaul at its 619,024 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery from August 2024 to June 2024, said people familiar with the company’s plans.

M6 System Expansion Nears Completion, Set to Enhance Gulf Coast Connectivity

(P&GJ) — A critical aspect of the M6 system expansion is the completion of the New Generation Gas Gathering (NG3) project, expected in 2024. This project will add approximately 275 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines and 2.2 Bcf/day of capacity to premium Gulf Coast and LNG markets, playing a pivotal role in serving the Gulf Coast market.