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Commonwealth LNG Partners with Baker Hughes to Enhance Louisiana LNG Facility

(P&GJ) — Commonwealth LNG has signed a strategic agreement with Baker Hughes related to Commonwealth LNG's liquefied natural gas facility under development in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

EU to Open Third Round of Joint Gas Buying in September

The European Union will open its third round of joint gas buying next month, as the bloc moves to secure supplies in preparation for another winter with scarce Russian gas.

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo Via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

An LNG cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.

Clearfork Midstream Expands Haynesville Gas System, Adds New Pipelines Across Louisiana and Texas

(P&GJ) — These expansions represent a system-wide capacity increase of approximately 65% since Clearfork’s acquisition of the assets in February 2022. In addition, the company has expanded its North Louisiana gathering footprint to the east and west, and is in construction on new gathering pipe further west into Panola County, Texas.

Cheniere Energy Strikes LNG Supply Deal with BASF

Cheniere Energy said on Tuesday it would supply 0.8 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG to Germany's BASF.

China’s LNG Buyers Expand Trading After Adding More US, Qatari Contracts

China's LNG gas importers are starting up or expanding trading desks in London and Singapore to better manage their growing and diversified supply portfolios in an increasingly volatile global market.

Pipeline Operator Trans Mountain Says British Columbia Fires Pose No Risk to Its Operations

Canadian oil pipeline system operator Trans Mountain said on Sunday that the British Columbia wildfires posed no risk to its pipeline operations or its expansion project.

Hungary's MVM to Buy Gas from Turkey's BOTAS in 'Groundbreaking' Deal

Hungarian energy conglomerate MVM has agreed to buy about 300 million cubic meters of natural gas from Turkish energy company BOTAS.

Energy Transfer Seeks New LNG Export License After Extension Denied

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer on Friday requested a new and expedited export license for its proposed Lake Charles LNG plant in Louisiana, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Bakken Success Boosts Need for Gas Capture Innovations

(P&GJ) — While one of North Dakota’s top energy officials, Justin Kringstad, readily leads the cheers for his state’s success with industry in curbing the economic and environmentally harmful practice of flaring associated gas at well sites.

Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline Issues Force Majeure Amidst Fire Incident

Kinder Morgan unit Tennessee Gas Pipeline on Friday declared force majeure due to an explosion and fire caused by equipment failure at a compressor station near Centerville in Hickman County.

Hungary to Receive LNG from Qatar Starting in 2027

Hungary can begin to receive shipments of LNG gas from Qatar in 2027, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a news conference on Friday.

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Gas Signs 5-Year LNG Supply Deal with Japex

The deal is valued at between $450 million to $550 million, ADNOC Gas said, without providing LNG volumes or timing for the shipments to start.

Portgas Preparing to Automate Gas Mix, New Pipeline Technologies

(P&GJ) — REN Portgás, one of Portugal’s leading natural gas distributors, upgraded to DNV’s Synergi Gas Automated Model Builder to boost quicker and better-informed decision-making as they prepare for the new energy mix.

Energy Transfer to Buy Crestwood in $7.1 Billion Pipeline Deal

The $7.1 billion deal will see Energy Transfer add about 2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of gas-gathering capacity, 1.4 Bcf/d of gas-processing capacity and 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude-gathering capacity.

Pembina Pipeline Delays Cedar LNG FID to Fourth Quarter 2023

(P&GJ) — Pembina Pipeline Corp. has been granted the permit for its proposed LNG facility by the BC Energy Regulator. Thus, the final investment decision (FID) timeline has been revised to the fourth quarter of 2023, due to ongoing discussions and negotiations involving LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink.

Mexico’s Ambitious LNG Export Goals Rely on US Pipeline Imports

(P&GJ) — If Mexico follows through with construction of all its proposed liquified natural gas export projects, it will become the fourth-largest LNG shipper in the world. Unlike the other countries in that Top 4 list, however, it would be the only one that imports most of the natural gas it ultimately ships.

Natural Gas Producer Chesapeake to Complete Eagle Ford Basin Exit with Silverbow Deal

Chesapeake said last year it viewed the Eagle Ford acreage as no longer core to its strategy and would focus on the gas-rich Marcellus and Haynesville shale formations.

Permian Operators Look to Carry the Load

(P&GJ) — Midstream projects in the region continue more-or-less undeterred with more than 8 Bcf/d of pipeline capacity planned or under construction from the Permian and Haynesville basins as operators lock in on expanding LNG export markets on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts.

US Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to federal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in a decision that likely ends legal fights over the construction of the $6.6 billion natural gas project led by Equitrans Midstream.

Haynesville Riding LNG Wave to Gulf Coast

(P&GJ) — With the primary driver of U.S. natural gas demand growth continuing to be LNG exports, the bottlenecked pipeline takeaway capacity in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale has left the Haynesville shale, along with the Permian Basin, as the two regions with the most consistent midstream growth.

Argentina's Neuquen Hits Oil Export Record with Vaca Muerta Boost

In June, Neuquen, Argentina, exported a record 2.77 million barrels of oil, fueled by higher Vaca Muerta formation production. With a newly active pipeline linking Neuquen to Buenos Aires since early July, the region is poised for increased natural gas transport.

Italy's Saipem Wins Two Contracts with Eni, BP Worth $700 Million

Italian energy services group Saipem on Thursday said it was awarded two new contracts by Eni's Eni Congo and BP, worth a total of around $700 million.

Editor’s Notebook: Is Rerouting Line 5 the Best Option?

(P&GJ) — In a ruling that could be interpreted as a split decision, a U.S. District Court judge has told Enbridge it can continue to operate its Line 5 pipeline through an indigenous people’s territory but must relocate a portion of the line by 2026.

Dana Gas Receives $80 Million from Iraq's Kurdistan Region

United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas said on Wednesday it had received $80 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, which for over a decade has sometimes struggled to make payments on time.

ADNOC Gas Awards $3.6 Billion Contract to Expand UAE Gas Processing

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's gas unit, ADNOC Gas, said on Wednesday it awarded a $3.6 billion contract to expand its gas processing infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates.

Norway Approves Connection of Western Europe's Largest LNG Plant to Grid

Norway has approved a plan to connect Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant to the national power grid in a bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions, despite local opposition, the government said on Tuesday.

Sypris Wins Award for Venture Global's CP2 LNG Terminal and Express Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Sypris Technologies Inc. has won an award for specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Venture Global CP2 LNG export terminal and the Venture Global CP Express natural gas pipeline project.

Benin's 1,200-Mile Niger Pipeline Project Unaffected by Sanctions Over Coup

Benin said on Thursday that work on a major oil pipeline linking it with neighboring Niger has not been impacted by sanctions imposed on Niamey by leaders of West Africa's regional bloc over last week's military coup, although it could mean a delay.

SGN Project to Repurpose UK Gas Pipeline to Carry Hydrogen Gets Green Light

The $38 million project will trial 100% hydrogen gas through a 30-km (19-mile) decommissioned gas pipeline between Grangemouth and Granton in Scotland.