Gas transmission

PipeChina Starts Laying Second Gas Line Linking Sichuan to East Coast

The new line will be built in phases. Under the first stage, PipeChina will lay a 1,576-km (979 miles) western section, including 12 branches, crossing the Chongqing municipality and provinces of Sichuan and Hubei.

Sources: Disagreements Delay Russian Gas Hub Plans in Turkey

Russia's push to create a "gas hub" in Turkey to replace lost sales to Europe is facing delays because of disagreements over who should be in charge of it, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters.

ConocoPhillips Signs 15-Year LNG Deal at Gate Terminal in Netherlands

ConocoPhillips has signed a 15-year LNG throughput deal in the Netherlands, starting in 2031, to secure additional regasification capacity in Europe.

US Contacts Oil Producers, Refiners as Gasoline Prices Rise

The head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said that the U.S. Energy Department has talked to oil producers and refiners to ensure stable fuel supplies during rising gasoline prices.

Gazprom Delivers Its First LNG Cargo to China Via Arctic

Russian energy giant Gazprom delivered its first cargo of LNG via the Arctic Northern Sea Route to China on Thursday, according to LSEG data, a month after it started the delivery.

Gas Leak in Southern California Prompts Evacuation of Homes; No Injuries Reported

(P&GJ) — In the early hours of Thursday, a natural gas leak from an underground pipeline necessitated the evacuation of a residential neighborhood in Southern California.

TotalEnergies to Start Gas Production at Argentina's Fenix Field in 2024

France's TotalEnergies will start drilling at the Fenix field off the southern Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego in March 2024, and expects to start production the following November, Vice President Catherine Remy said.

Freeport LNG Gas Intake Cut for a Fourth Day to About a Third

Freeport LNG's natural gas intake on Tuesday remained well below capacity for a fourth day, at about 695 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), or about a third of its normal rate, according to LSEG data.

North Africa Will Be Italy's Key Gas Supplier for Years, Eni Top Exec Says

Algeria, Egypt and Libya will be Italy's main gas suppliers for the next few years, Eni's head of natural resources told Reuters, adding that the energy group would invest heavily in Africa both in exploration and in new low-carbon projects.

EIA: US Regains Crown as World's Largest LNG Exporter

The U.S. regained its crown as the world's largest exporter of LNG in the first six months of this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA).

Freeport LNG Feedgas Flows Drop Sharply, Raising Supply Concerns

Feedgas flows to Freeport LNG, the second-largest U.S. LNG exporter, dropped sharply over the weekend and were still down for the third day in a row on Monday, LSEG data showed.

Russia's Gazprom to Launch Two Amur Gas Processing Lines in 2024

Gazprom, Russia's largest natural gas company, plans to launch two more processing lines at the Amur gas processing plant early next year, Vitaly Markelov, deputy head of the company told the Russian TASS news agency on Monday.

Russia Finalizing Power of Siberia-2 Gas Pipeline Route to China, Novak Says

Russia is finalizing the route of the China-bound Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, which is intended to traverse Mongolia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak wrote in the energy ministry's in-house magazine, published on Wednesday.

Venezuela's Maduro Seeks to Renew Beijing Ties Amid China-West Tensions

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro arrived in China on Friday, his first visit in five years, to renew engagement between the two countries as China's ties sour with the West and the South American country seeks fresh financing.

Tellurian Drops Equity-Ownership Condition for Driftwood LNG Project

Tellurian Inc. will sell LNG supplies to non-equity holders to bring its long-delayed Driftwood LNG project to fruition, Chairman Charif Souki said this week. The company plans to offer up to 11 million of its 27.6 MTPA output under offtake agreements to get Driftwood across the finish line.

Natural Gas Firm Peyto to Buy Repsol's Canada Unit for $468 Million

Canadian natural gas firm Peyto Exploration & Development has agreed to buy Spanish energy company Repsol's assets in Canada for $468 million, the two companies said in separate statements.

Brazil's Petrobras Signs Agreements with Compagas for Natural Gas Supply

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras has signed contracts for the supply of natural gas with gas company Compagas for around $1.28 billion, Compagas told Reuters on Tuesday.

Williams CEO Not Interested in Acquisition of Utility Companies

U.S. energy firm Williams Companies is not interested in three utilities recently bought by Canada's pipeline operator Enbridge as the return rate would be too low, CEO Alan Armstrong said on Wednesday.

Japan's Inpex Interested in Buying US LNG Linked to Henry Hub Prices, CEO Says

Inpex, Japan's top oil and gas producer, is interested in buying LNG from the United States linked to the Henry Hub prices, CEO Takayuki Ueda told Reuters on Wednesday.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Bets Big on US Gas with $14 Billion Bid for Dominion Utilities

Enbridge will buy three utilities from Dominion Energy for $14 billion including debt, the Canadian pipeline operator said on Tuesday, creating North America's largest natural gas provider and doubling its gas distribution business.

Pacific Energy-Enbridge Venture Woodfibre to Supply 100% of its LNG to BP

Pacific Energy and Enbridge-owned Woodfibre said on Tuesday it would supply 100% of the LNG from its proposed plant in British Columbia to BP Plc after it signed another agreement with a unit of the energy major.

PTT: Thailand Regasification Capacity to Nearly Double by 2030

Thailand's annual gas regasification capacity will nearly double by the end of the decade as LNG imports are set to rise to replace declining domestic production, a senior executive at energy company PTT said on Tuesday.

Western Midstream to Acquire Meritage, Adding 1,500 Miles of Gas Pipelines in Powder River Basin

(P&GJ) — Western Midstream Partners LP is set to acquire Meritage Midstream Services II LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at $885 million. The assets include approximately 1,500 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines and 380 MMcf/d processing capacity, situated in Converse, Campbell, and Johnson counties, Wyoming.

EU Proposes Permanent Scheme for Joint Gas Purchases

The European Commission has proposed making the EU's scheme for joint gas purchases permanent, after demand exceeded expectations in the policy's first tenders to seek non-Russian fuel, a document showed, and officials told Reuters.

Venture Global and Baker Hughes Expand LNG Equipment Supply Agreement

(P&GJ) — Venture Global LNG has announced a significant expansion plan to boost its LNG production capacity from 70 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to over 100 MTPA of LNG export capacity.

Israel, Cyprus and Greece Mull Energy Pacts to Tap Regional Gas

The leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus pledged to deepen their energy cooperation on Monday and explore ways to get East Mediterranean gas to Europe, as well as connect electricity grids.

MET Group Inks 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Commonwealth LNG

Switzerland-based energy trader MET Group said on Monday it has signed a preliminary agreement with Commonwealth LNG to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S. company's facility currently under development in Cameron, Louisiana.

Gazprom Drives Over Half of China's Gas Import Surge, CEO Says

Alexei Miller, the chief executive of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on Thursday that the company accounts for more than half the increase in China's gas imports this year, without providing figures.

Canada's Altagas to Buy Natural Gas Assets from Tidewater for $480 Million

Canada's Altagas has agreed to buy some natural gas assets from Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure for $650 million, the companies said on Thursday.

Argentina's Vaca Muerta Injects Record Gas as New Pipeline Boosts Capacity

Argentina's southern Neuquen province, home to the Vaca Muerta shale formation, has posted a record daily amount of gas injected into the country's pipeline system, topping 100 million cubic meters daily.