Gas transmission

EIA: US Shale Production Set to Rise to Highest on Record in June

U.S. oil output from the seven biggest shale basins is due to rise in June to the highest on record, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. Oil output is set to rise by 41,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 9.33 million bpd, the EIA said.

Philippines' Marcos Signs 15-Year Malampaya Gas Contract Renewal

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday signed an agreement extending the production contract for the country's Malampaya natural gas block by 15 years and allowing the operator to drill new wells as it seeks to boost output.

Cyprus Says It's in Talks with Israel Over Pipeline Linking Gas Fields

Plans for a 2,000-km (1,243 mile) pipeline to take eastern Mediterranean gas to Europe have been under discussion for about a decade, and the project could potentially be part-funded by the European Union.

PRCI Report: Bridging Energy Infrastructure Opportunities with Today’s Needs

(P&GJ) — We are at a crossroads, both in the U.S. and globally, as the world works to develop new sources of energy. As the next generation of energy is becoming reality, it is critical to acknowledge the vital role that the current pipelines and associated assets will play in transporting and storing these commodities.

Argentina Seeking New Vaca Muerta Pipeline Work to Move Local Gas Supply

Argentina's government will next week call for bids to reverse the flow of natural gas on a major pipeline designed to transport Vaca Muerta production to the north and center of the country, Economy Minister Sergio Massa said on Friday.

Coal-Fired Power Fleet in US to Halve by 2050, EIA Projects

The capacity of coal-fired power plants in the United States by 2050 will decline by more than half from 2022 levels, as environmental regulations raise costs and new plants powered by natural gas and renewable energy displace the aging fleet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday.

INGAA Responds to Biden Administration Outline of Permitting Reform Priorities

(P&GJ) — "While President Biden and Secretary Granholm have both, at times, acknowledged the prolonged need for natural gas as part of the energy mix to support reliability and affordability while contributing to emissions reductions, we were disappointed to see almost no mention of natural gas or its related infrastructure in the Administration’s new Permitting Reform Priorities Fact Sheet," said Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of INGAA.

Texas Waha Natural Gas Prices Turn Negative on Low Spring Demand

Spot natural gas prices for Wednesday at the Waha hub in the Permian Shale in West Texas fell into negative territory as pipeline maintenance prevented some gas from leaving the basin and mild spring weather reduced demand for the fuel.

EU Joint Gas Buying Scheme Attracts Demand From 65 Firms

More than 60 companies have submitted demands to buy gas through the European Union's scheme for joint purchases, with the bloc aiming for the first deals to be signed within months.

PetroVietnam Gas Gets Country's First LNG Import-Export Approval

PetroVietnam Gas said on Monday it had received a certificate from local authorities to become the country's first company eligible to import and export LNG.

EOG Resources May Delay Some Dorado Gas Wells in Texas Due to Low Prices

U.S. shale producer EOG Resources on Friday said it may delay some well completions in its Dorado natural gas play in Texas due to a low-price environment.

Equinor, Partners to Invest $9 Billion in New Gas Field Off Brazil

Gas from the offshore field will be directly injected into the national gas grid via a 200-km (124-mile) pipeline landing at the city of Macae in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Denmark, Sweden Sign Solidarity Agreement on Gas Supply

Denmark and Sweden have signed an agreement on mutual support in case of gas shortages, the energy authorities of the two countries said on Monday.

New Fortress Energy Could Install Fast LNG Units Onshore at Altamira, Mexico

U.S. energy company New Fortress Energy Inc. said on Thursday it could install the second and third of its Fast LNG production units onshore at Altamira in Mexico in the second half of 2024.

Timor Gap CEO Expects Great Sunrise Gas Project Decision by November

The head of East Timor's national oil company said he expects a decision by November on whether to pipe natural gas from its offshore Greater Sunrise project to the Southeast Asia island or to Australia for liquefaction and export.

Mexico Pacific to Pump $14 Billion Into Building Natural Gas Pipeline

Mexico Pacific is set to build a natural gas pipeline and liquefaction plant in the northern state of Sonora for an investment of up to $14 billion, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his office said on Tuesday.

INGAA Urges Action on Permitting Reform Citing Natural Gas Council Letter

(P&GJ) — Amy Andryszak, president & CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) issued the following statement about the Natural Gas Council’s letter to Senate leadership on permitting reform.

Sources: Aramco in Talks with Sinopec, TotalEnergies for $10 Billion Gas Deal

Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco is in a "listening phase" on proposals from refining giant Sinopec Corp. and French oil major TotalEnergies for a slice of a shale gas development project worth about $10 billion, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Equitrans May Still Complete 303-Mile Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline by End-2023

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday it expects federal agencies to issue the required authorizations for its $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by the early summer.

MPLX Reports Boost in Total Pipeline Throughputs in Q1 2023

The company's overall gathered volumes averaged 6.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), a 21% increase from the first quarter of 2022, it said. Gathered volumes in the Marcellus in Pennsylvania averaged 1.4 Bcf/d, or a 4% increase. Additionally, it announced that it is working to expand natural gas long-haul and crude gathering pipelines for the Permian and Bakken basins.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Acquires Gas Storage Facility in British Columbia for $295 Million

The storage facility, which is connected to all three major long-haul natural gas transportation lines in Western Canada including Enbridge's Westcoast Pipeline and Alliance Pipeline, has a working storage capacity of 77 Bcf, the company said.

TC Energy Declares Force Majeure on 3,300-Mile Columbia Gulf Pipeline After Fire in Mississippi

Canadian energy company TC Energy Corp. said on Friday that its Columbia Gulf Transmission unit declared a force majeure event at its Corinth natural gas compressor station in Mississippi due to a fire, which had been extinguished.

BP Agrees to Buy Shell's Stake in Australian Browse Gas Project

BP has agreed to buy rival giant Shell's 27% stake in the Browse joint venture, expanding its holding in Australia's largest untapped gas resource in a move that could improve the development prospects for the long-stalled project.

US Venture Global Signs 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Japan's JERA

U.S. company Venture Global LNG announced a deal to supply LNG to Japan's JERA for 20 years, where it agreed to sell 1 MTPA of LNG to JERA, Japan's biggest power generator and one of the world's biggest LNG buyers, from its CP2 LNG project.

RWE Says It Has No Interest in Operating LNG Infrastructure Long-Term

Germany's RWE said on Friday it had no interest in operating infrastructure for importing LNG in the long run, responding to a report saying it wanted to pull out of a controversial LNG project in the Baltic Sea.

Norway Plans to Nationalize Gas Pipelines When Concessions Expire

Norway plans to nationalize most of its gas pipeline network when many existing concessions expire in 2028, the oil and energy ministry said on Friday, to tighten control over key infrastructure.

Xcel Energy Assessing Hydrogen Blending for Its US Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Xcel Energy has contracted for a study of the feasibility of injecting and blending hydrogen into its 36,000 miles (57,936 km) of distribution and 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of transmission pipelines.

First Nations: Canada’s New Infrastructure Power Brokers

(P&GJ) — After decades of largely contentious relations between Indigenous groups and energy infrastructure developers, Canada’s First Nations are beginning to embrace the economic opportunities that pipeline and export projects can offer – a trend that could make it easier to approve and complete future projects.

Explainer: Can Joint Gas Buying Boost Europe's Energy Security?

The European Union opened a scheme this week for companies to jointly buy gas, aiming to secure supplies ahead of winter and avoid a repeat of last year's record-high energy prices.

Russia Looks to Companies Beyond Gazprom to Supply Gas to China

Russia is considering supplying natural gas to China by a 2,600-km (1,620-mile) pipeline from companies other than Kremlin-controlled Gazprom, which currently has the monopoly for Russian pipeline gas exports, an Energy Ministry official said on Tuesday.