Gas transmission

Paradigm Shifts in Natural Gas Measurement, Maintenance

(P&GJ) — What drives paradigm shifts? Are paradigm shifts in industry the result of changes in behavior which lead to technology innovation, or does technology innovation precede paradigm shifts in behavior? This existential “what came first, the chicken or the egg” question may not have a universal answer, but in mature, risk averse, and regulated industries, the answer is almost universally the latter.

Increasing Gas Pipeline Capacity Using Nanocomposites

(P&GJ) — Even as the world needs energy desperately — particularly natural gas — takeaway capacity has been proved insufficient in several natural gas fields in the United States.

Mexico's Pemex, New Fortress Energy Scrap Deepwater Gas Project, Sources Say

Mexican state energy company Pemex and U.S. LNG company New Fortress Energy have terminated a deal to develop potentially the country's first deepwater natural gas project that was signed a year ago, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Kinder Morgan to Buy NextEra’s 462-Mile Texas Pipeline System for $1.8 Billion

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to acquire NextEra Energy Partner's South Texas assets, STX Midstream, for $1.815 billion. The STX Midstream pipeline system, which spans 462 miles, boasts a substantial transport capacity of 4.9 billion cubic feet per day.

New U.S. Sanctions Take Aim at Russia's Arctic LNG Project Amid Ukraine Conflict

The latest sanctions target a major entity involved in the development, operation and ownership of a massive project in Siberia known as Arctic-2 LNG, the State Department said in a statement. The project expected to ship chilled natural gas, known as LNG to global markets.

Gazprom Delivers Second LNG Shipment to China, Taking Suez Canal

Russia's Gazprom on Thursday delivered a second shipment of LNG to China, sending it via the Suez Canal rather than the northern sea route taken by the previous cargo, according to LSEG data.

Chevron Pursuing 15-Year LNG Supply Contracts into Europe

Chevron is negotiating contracts to supply LNG into Europe for up to 15 years as buyers expect the region to rely on imports for longer than previously thought, an executive at the U.S. oil and gas company said.

Williams Companies Beats Q3 Estimates, Sold Bayou Ethane System for $348 Million

Williams Companies beat third-quarter estimates on Wednesday, as the pipeline operator benefited from a rise in revenues generated from its midstream business. The company also announced it sold its Bayou Ethane system for $348 million in cash to cement its position in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin.

Cadiz Signs Agreement with El Paso Natural Gas for Long-Term Power Supply

(P&GJ) — Cadiz Inc. has entered into a long-term contract with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC (EPNG) to install a tap on their natural gas pipeline, which runs through the Cadiz Ranch property in the California eastern Mojave Desert.

Clean Energy, TotalEnergies First Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins to Sell Environmental Credits

(P&GJ) — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and TotalEnergies SE have announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) from Del Rio Dairy in Friona, TX, began flowing in June to the transportation market and recently began generating D3 renewable identification numbers credits under the U.S. EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard.

Analysis: US Northeast Looks at Winter Threat Once Again

(P&GJ) – Driven in large part by the New England states’ policies seeking to reduce carbon emissions, the shift toward renewable resources to power the electric grid has been underway for years in the region.

Enterprise Reveals Permian Growth Projects; Takes Seminole Pipeline Out of Crude Oil Service

(P&GJ) — Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has announced four new capital projects in the Permian Basin and also revealed that it has begun initial steps to return the Seminole Pipeline, which has a capacity of 210,000 bbl/d of crude oil, to natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation service in December 2023.

Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Set for Q1 2024 Completion

Equitrans Midstream remains on track to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia in the first quarter of 2024 at an estimated cost of $7.2 billion, U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday.

MPLX Completes Whistler Pipeline Expansion, Advances Permian Gas Processing Plant

In the Permian Basin, MPLX completed its Whistler pipeline expansion from 2 Bcf/d to 2.5 Bcf/d at the end of Q3. In the Delaware Basin, MPLX also progressed the construction of its sixth natural gas processing plant, Preakness ll, expected online in the first half of 2024, the company said.

TC Energy Completes Pipe Installations at Troubled Coastal GasLink Project

TC Energy said on Monday it had installed pipes across the entire route of its Coastal GasLink project, keeping the Canadian energy firm on track to complete the work by year-end.

Column: Italy's LNG Deal with Qatar Shows How Hard It Is to Quit Gas

Italy's ENI SpA signed a deal this week to purchase up to 1 million tonnes of LNG annually from QatarEnergy for the next 27 years, locking in gas flows to Southern Europe's largest economy until at least 2050.

WBI Energy's North Dakota Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Gets FERC Approval

(P&GJ) — For the project, WBI Energy will construct approximately 60 miles of 12-inch natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities to Wahpeton from an existing compressor station at Mapleton, North Dakota.

Finland Says Gas Pipeline Likely Broken by Ship Dragging Anchor

Damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline earlier this month is believed to have been caused by a ship dragging a large anchor along the seabed, but it was too early to tell if this was an accident or a deliberate act, Finnish police said on Tuesday.

Pipeline-Bound RNG Production Facility Construction Kicks Off in New Jersey

(P&GJ) — South Jersey Industries, OPAL Fuels Inc., and Atlantic County Utilities Authority have announced that construction has commenced on a new RNG production facility (Atlantic RNG) located at ACUA’s solid waste landfill in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion Pushed to First-Quarter 2024, Costs Rise to $7.2 Billion

(P&GJ) — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has redefined its timeline for completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project, now aiming for a startup in the first quarter of 2024, the company announced in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 18.

Williams’ DJ Basin Move May Signal New Investments

(P&GJ) — Early in 2023, Tulsa-based energy infrastructure giant Williams wasted no time in announcing that it had acquired MountainWest Pipelines Holding Company from Southwest Gas Holdings, in a transaction that included $1.07 billion in cash and $430 million in assumed debt, for an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.

Africa Leads the Way in Rapid Expansion of Floating Gas Facilities Amid Rising European Demand

Africa is at the forefront of a global wave of new floating gas facilities as countries on the continent seek to meet surging demand in Europe as quickly and cheaply as possible, analysts and energy companies told Reuters.

Russia’s Gazprom Working on Infrastructure Design for Far Eastern Gas Pipeline to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Thursday that it was working on the design of infrastructure for a gas pipeline from the Sakhalin region in Russia's Far East to China.

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Peace Pipeline’ Project Appears Dead

At least for a while over the last couple of decades, the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline was perceived by some as something that would bring at least a measure of harmony to Pakistan’s relationship with Iran. However, once again, the project has been shelved – this time apparently under U.S. pressure.

FERC Approves TC Energy's 1,377-Mile West Coast Pipeline Expansion

(P&GJ) — Despite strong opposition from environmental activists and high-ranking officials in West Coast states, federal regulators have granted approval for the 1,377-mile (2,216-kilometer) pipeline spanning across Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Chesapeake Considers Acquisition of Rival Natural Gas Producer Southwestern Energy

U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. has approached Southwestern Energy, a peer valued by the stock market at $12 billion including debt, about a potential acquisition, people familiar with the matter said.

ADNOC Gas Signs LNG Supply Deal with Japan's JERA

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Gas and Japan's JERA Global Markets signed a two-year LNG agreement valued between $500-700 million, the companies said on Wednesday.

Shell Urges DOE to Approve Energy Transfer’s LNG Export License Application

Shell PLC has submitted a letter to the U.S. Energy Department in support of Energy Transfer's request for a new license to export LNG to countries without free trade agreements with the U.S., saying the pipeline operator is a reliable gas supplier.

New Gas Pipeline Stretching 808 Miles to Murmansk Confirmed by Novatek

(P&GJ) — Novatek, the Russian energy giant, has officially announced its project to construct an extensive 808-mile (1,300-km) gas pipeline reaching Murmansk, Russia. The pipeline project is expected to be able to transport 40 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Marathon Oil Inks 5-Year LNG Deal for Alba Gas in Equatorial Guinea

(P&GJ) — Marathon Oil Corp. has entered into a five-year firm LNG sales agreement with Glencore Energy U.K. Ltd. for a portion of its equity natural gas produced from the Alba Field in Equatorial Guinea.