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Shell Restarts Pierce Field Operations in UK North Sea

Shell Plc said on Tuesday it had restarted operations at the Pierce field in the UK Central North Sea, following an upgrade to allow gas to be produced at the location after years of it producing only oil.

Marathon Oil, Chevron Agree to Further Develop Equatorial Guinea Gas Mega Hub

(P&GJ) — Marathon Oil Corp. has signed an agreement with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Noble Energy E.G. Ltd, a Chevron company, to progress the next phases (Phases II and III) in the development of the Equatorial Guinea Regional Gas Mega Hub.

Regas Ship Arrives for Hong Kong's First LNG Import Terminal

The world's largest floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) has arrived in Hong Kong to serve the city's first LNG import terminal, said CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. and Hong Kong Electric Co. Ltd.

Biden Administration Greenlights LNG Exports from Alaska Project

The Biden administration on Thursday approved exports of LNG from the Alaska LNG project, a document showed, as the United States competes with Russia to ship natural gas from the Arctic to Asia. The project includes a proposed 807-mile (1,300-km) pipeline to move gas stranded in northern Alaska across the state.

Peninsula Pipeline Completes $11 Million Natural Gas Expansion Project in Florida

(P&GJ) — Chesapeake Utilities Corp. has announced that its subsidiary, Peninsula Pipeline Company Inc., has completed an 11.3-mile expansion that will bring additional natural gas capacity to the Vero Beach, Florida, area.

Natural Gas Producer Novatek Expected to Win Big from Shell's Sakhalin-2 Stake

Russian natural gas producer Novatek has scooped a lucrative deal with its purchase of Shell's stake in the Sakhalin-2 energy project, analysts said on Thursday.

ADNOC Expands Shipping Fleet with Five New VLGCs

United Arab Emirates' ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) has expanded its fleet with the deployment of five new-build Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC), state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.

Kinder Morgan Launches Expansion Open Season for SFPP Pipeline System

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit commitments to support a proposed expansion of a portion of its SFPP, L.P. (SFPP) pipeline system from El Paso, Texas, to Tucson, Arizona.

Malaysia's Petronas to Restart Gas Pipeline Operations by Q1 2024

Malaysia's national oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad aims to restart a gas pipeline currently under force majeure by the first quarter of 2024, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.

QatarEnergy Awards LNG Contract to Baker Hughes for North Field South Gas Project

(P&GJ) — Baker Hughes has been awarded a contract from QatarEnergy to supply two main refrigerant compressors for the North Field South project, which will be executed by Qatargas. The project will boost Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 million to 126 million tons by 2027.

Philippines Set to Receive First-Ever LNG Cargo for Power Generation

The Philippines has bought its first-ever LNG cargo, which will be delivered this month, bound for a new terminal that will fuel a 1,200-megawatt power plant, global energy trader Vitol said on Monday.

China’s LNG Imports to Show Small Rebound in 2023

The import rebound could be smaller than some analysts anticipate because domestic gas production is rising strongly and the country has mostly completed its transition to natural gas for urban residents.

Spire Adds Storage in Rockies, Western US

(P&GJ) — To meet the growing energy demands in the Rockies and Western U.S., Spire Storage is expanding its facilities in Wyoming, with partial availability of additional natural gas storage capacity becoming available in 2024.

INGAA Chairman Amato Sees Permitting, Workforce Development Among Priorities

(P&GJ) — New INGAA Foundation Chair Paul Amato doesn’t exactly come from the hotbed of the natural gas industry, but in a manner of speaking, he became part of it as soon as possible. During this interview with P&GJ, Amato discusses, among other issues, his first impressions of INGAA, training and retaining younger talent, and keeping an eye on methane reduction and other permitting issues.

SGA’s New Chair Stresses Operational Excellence

(P&GJ) — The new chair of the Southern Gas Association (SGA), Luke Litteken, started his career in natural gas right out of technical college taking a job with Minnegasco (now CenterPoint Energy) in Minnesota as a technician, partly because he enjoys the outdoors. Twenty-five years later, he had the opportunity to move over to Xcel Energy, where he is now the senior vice president of the gas business.

Finland's Floating LNG Terminal to Receive First Commercial Cargo

Finland is set to receive the first commercial delivery of LNG to the Inkoo floating terminal set up to replace Russian gas supply after the start of the war in Ukraine.

Learning to Manage Risk of Over-Pressurizing Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2020, the world consumed 3.7 Tcf of natural gas. In other words, nearly 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas was transported daily from production sites to homes, businesses, and power plants worldwide through pipelines spread across millions of miles. Most of these pipelines operate underground, 24/7, quietly delivering a vital service to people across continents.

Analysts: Financial Hurdles Rise for Green-Lighting New US LNG Plants

The banking crisis added a new snag to rising interest rates and supply chain shortages for these multibillion-dollar projects, which months ago were seen as sure bets. Two of four new projects aiming for a financial okay this quarter have been pushed back, and others will face that higher bar, said analysts.

EU Countries Seek Legal Option to Stop Russian LNG Imports

European Union countries agreed on Tuesday to seek a legal option to stop Russian companies sending LNG to EU nations by preventing Russian firms from booking infrastructure capacity.

BP, ADNOC Offer to Buy 50% of Gas Producer NewMed Energy for $2 Billion

BP and Abu Dhabi's state oil giant ADNOC on Tuesday offered to jointly acquire 50% of Israeli offshore natural gas producer NewMed Energy for around $2 billion, making their entry into Israel's growing energy sector.

SocGen Says It Has Pulled Out of NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG Project

Societe Generale pulled out of Texas-based energy company NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG project last year, the French bank disclosed for the first time on Tuesday, in news that could help explain the project's repeated delays.

Energy Transfer to Acquire Lotus Midstream for $1.5 Billion, Adding 3,000 Miles of Permian Pipeline

By purchasing Lotus Midstream, Energy Transfer will gain the Centurion Pipeline and an additional 3,000 miles of crude gathering and transportation pipelines that stretch from New Mexico through the Permian Basin of West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma.

ConocoPhillips to Pay $500 Million to Raise Stake in Australia's APLNG

ConocoPhillips currently holds a 47.5% stake in APLNG, one of the largest suppliers of natural gas to Australia's East Coast. Origin and China's Sinopec hold the remaining shares in APLNG.

Virginia Natural Gas Receives Approval for Renewable Natural Gas Pilot Program

(P&GJ) — The five-year pilot program will allow for the production and delivery of RNG into Virginia Natural Gas' pipeline system and support the procurement of both RNG and next-generation natural gas.

Capstone Green Energy Secures Microturbine Order for Wyoming Gas Compression Facility

(P&GJ) — Capstone Green Energy Corp. has announced that Horizon Power Systems secured a follow-on order for two Capstone C1000 Signature Series microturbines. The microturbines will power a remote natural gas compression facility in Wyoming’s Green River Basin and will run on high-pressure natural gas.

Spain Asks Gas Importers to Wean Themselves Off Russian LNG

The Spanish government has asked LNG buyers to refrain from signing new contracts for Russian gas once existing contracts have expired, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Gas Producer Energean Is Looking to Increase Israel FPSO Capacity, CEO Says

Gas producer Energean is looking at options to increase the capacity of its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel off Israel to 12 Bcm a year, CEO Mathios Rigas told Reuters on Thursday.

Explainer: Does China Need More Russian Gas Via the Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met in Moscow for two days of talks which ended Tuesday, during which they discussed a major new infrastructure project, Power-of-Siberia 2, to deliver gas to China via Mongolia.

TotalEnergies' Bet on Gas Means No Big Emissions Cut by 2030

French oil major TotalEnergies forecasts its overall greenhouse gas emissions will not see a big reduction by 2030 given it wants to grow its gas business, executives said in an update on its climate strategy on Tuesday.

Sempra Reaches Final Investment Decision on Port Arthur LNG Plant's Phase 1

U.S. power and gas utility Sempra Energy said on Monday the first phase of its proposed Port Arthur LNG export terminal received the financial greenlight to move ahead with investment firm KKR & Co. agreeing to a minority stake in the project.