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Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2024: New LNG Terminals Sound Beckon Call for More Pipelines

(P&GJ) — It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

TotalEnergies Says Danish Tyra Gas Field Ready to Start in March

TotalEnergies will restart production at Denmark's Tyra natural gas field in March this year, the company said in a statement on Monday.

British Columbia Strengthens $26.7 Billion Power Plan, Faces Hurdles in Electrifying LNG Projects

British Columbia boosted its $26.7 billion plan to expand its grid over the next decade, but Canada's Pacific Coast province will still fall short of supplying the biggest LNG projects with hydropower needed to avoid generating high emissions.

Chevron Initiates Marketing of Natural Gas Assets in Canada's Duvernay, Anticipates Up to $900 Million in Sales

Chevron has said it plans to offer between $10 billion and $15 billion in assets by 2028 following deals with Hess Corp., PDC Energy and Noble Energy that will significantly expand its oil and gas output.

Biden Administration Taking Heat from All Sides Over Louisiana LNG Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a panel of three regulators, is expected to vote in weeks or months on approval of Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass 2, or CP2, liquefied natural gas terminal (CP2) project.

Inpex Expedites $20 Billion Abadi LNG Project Development in Indonesia

Inpex Corp., Japan's top oil and gas explorer, is set to accelerate development of its $20 billion Abadi Indonesian LNG project, with the aim of starting operations as soon as late this decade, its CEO said on Thursday.

Blinken Urges Bosnian Lawmakers to Pass Gas Pipeline Law with Croatia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Bosnian Croat lawmakers to stop holding up legislation to build a natural gas pipeline with Croatia, seen as an alternative to Russian gas, local media reported on Thursday.

Sinopec Unveils Massive 133 Bcm Certified Tight Gas Reserves in Sichuan Basin

China's Sinopec Corp. said on Wednesday that the Chinese government had recently certified 133 billion cubic meters of proven geological reserves of natural gas in its operation in southwest Sichuan basin.

Kinder Morgan's Q4 Profits Dip on Interest Costs and Natural Gas Challenges

Pipeline and terminal operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday posted a lower-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter, as higher interest expenses and weakness in the natural gas pipeline segment hurt margins during the period.

GasNet's 40,000-Mile Gas Pipeline Network Attracts CEZ and CVC for Final Bidding

CEZ and CVC Capital Partners are planning to place competing bids next week for Czech gas distribution network GasNet, which covers 80% of the country's gas distribution through a network of 40,000 miles of gas pipelines.

U.S. Natural Gas Demand Hits Record High Amid Severe Cold Snap

U.S. homes and businesses used a record amount of natural gas on Tuesday as demand for the fuel for heating and power generation soared during an Arctic blast that also cut gas output to near a 13-month low by freezing wells.

INGAA Foundation Unveils Report on Electrifying Natural Gas Compression for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

The Foundation aimed to assess the potential effects of electrifying natural gas transmission compression as a strategic measure to combat greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the natural gas supply chain.

West Virginia Greenlights Hope Gas' $177 Million Pipeline, Deemed 'Reasonable and Necessary’

West Virginia's PSC approves Hope Gas' pipeline project, investing $177 million to meet Morgantown's rising demand. Amid supply challenges, local customers welcome increased capacity for the region's energy needs.

Exxon to Acquire Additional 1.2 Million Tonnes of LNG Annually from Mexico Pacific

Mexico Pacific said on Tuesday that it will supply ExxonMobil with an additional 1.2 million tonnes per annum of LNG. Exxon will purchase the LNG on a free-on-board basis over a 20-year term.

Talos Energy to Acquire QuarterNorth Energy for $1.29 Billion

Oil and gas company Talos Energy said it will acquire privately held QuarterNorth Energy in a $1.29 billion cash-and-stock deal to bolster its presence in Mexico.

Shell Ends Nearly a Century in Nigeria's Troubled Onshore Oil, Sells Subsidiary for $2.4 Billion

Shell is set to conclude nearly a century of operations in Nigerian onshore oil and gas after agreeing to sell its subsidiary there to a consortium of five mostly local companies for up to $2.4 billion.

Russia's Arctic LNG 2 to Ship First LNG Cargo to Asia Despite U.S. Sanctions

Russia's Arctic LNG 2 project is set to load its first LNG tanker for Asia at the end of January, two industry sources said on Tuesday, despite disruptive U.S. sanctions, while initial volumes are expected to be small.

North Dakota Sees 425,000 bpd Oil Drop, 1.1 Bcf/d Gas Output Decline Due to Extreme Cold

North Dakota oil production has fallen by 400,000 to 425,000 barrels per day (bpd) and gas output is down 1.0 billion to 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on extreme cold and related operational issues, the North Dakota Pipeline Authority estimated on Monday.

Santos Receives Approval to Construct Subsea Pipeline for $4.3 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Australia's Santos can proceed with construction of an undersea pipeline vital to its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project after a court on Monday ruled in favor of the oil and gas firm in a dispute with an Indigenous man looking to pause the work.

$720 Billion in Pipeline Projects Defies Global Energy Transition Momentum for More Gassy Future

The investment - which has been committed to projects that are underway or are planned for the near future - reveals the powerful momentum that remains in traditional fossil fuel industries even as clean energy supplies are deployed at an accelerating rate.

Commonwealth LNG Urges Biden to Support Pending LNG Export Application

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Commonwealth LNG on Thursday called on President Joe Biden to support its long-pending LNG export application.

BlackRock Strikes $12.5 Billion Deal for Global Infrastructure Partners

Once the deal closes, the firm will hold approximately $150 billion in infrastructure assets across a portfolio, including the U.S. liquefied natural gas export market.

Glenfarne's Texas LNG and EQT Sign 15-Year Agreement

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Energy Transition LLC, is set to build a four million tonnes per annum LNG export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The company has inked an agreement with EQT Corp. for natural gas liquefaction services.

New Alternatives for Noise Reduction in Gas Pipelines

Natural gas pipeline pressure reduction applications pose significant design challenges for engineers. Since flow varies considerably through these stations, control valves are required to throttle over a wide range, with large pressure drops at times, which create the potential for high noise.

Venture Global LNG Explains to FERC Its Failure to Sell Commercial Cargoes

Venture Global LNG has told a U.S. regulator that it cannot meet contracts to provide LNG cargoes to several major customers because its export plant is not yet ready to meet three criteria in the contracts, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Finland's Gasum Procures LNG Cargo for Inkoo Terminal from SEFE

Finnish energy firm Gasum said on Wednesday it is delivering a U.S. cargo of LNG it procured from Germany's SEFE LNG to the Inkoo floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).

Galp to Join BP and Shell in Formal Complaint Against LNG Exporter Venture Global

Portugal oil and gas firm Galp has asked U.S. regulators to allow it to join BP and Shell's formal complaints against U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG, a filing showed on Tuesday.

Kyushu Electric Considers Investment in U.S. Lake Charles LNG Project for Future Procurement Plans

Kyushu Electric Power is considering investing in the U.S. Lake Charles liquefied natural gas (LNG) project of Energy Transfer, among other projects, to secure a stable supply of the fuel, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Texas Explosion Likely Caused by Gas Leak Injures 21

At least 21 people were injured Monday in an apparent gas leak explosion at the Sandman Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, the city's fire department said.

German Gas Storage Operators Warn of Overblown Plans for Hydrogen Grids

Germany's future hydrogen demand could fall well short of the baseline the country is assuming in its plans to extend its gas network to carry the fuel, a study commissioned by a storage operators' group showed on Thursday.