Infrastructure

Italy’s Snam Buys Floating Regasification Unit for $400 Million

Italy's Snam has signed a $400-million deal with BW LNG to buy a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), the gas grid operator said on Wednesday, as Rome rushes to find alternative supplies to Russian gas.

New Fortress Agrees to Expand Supply of Natural Gas to Baja, Build LNG Hub Offshore GOM

New Fortress Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement with Comisión Federal de Electricidad to expand the supply of natural gas to Baja California Sur and build a new LNG hub in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

New Fortress Energy to Sell LNG Maritime Infrastructure for $2 Billion to JV

New Fortress Energy Inc. has formed a new LNG joint venture on Tuesday with buyout firm Apollo Global Management Inc. and sold 11 vessels and storage units to the JV for $2 billion.

Williams to Move Forward with Louisiana Natural Gas Project in Haynesville Basin

U.S. energy company Williams Co. Inc. has reached a final investment decision to build its proposed Louisiana Energy Gateway project to gather natural gas produced in the Haynesville shale basin, the company said on Wednesday.

Russia's Novatek to Launch Construction on Arctic LNG 2 Project in 2023

Leonid Mikhelson, the chief executive of Russian gas producer Novatek, said on Friday that the company aimed to start the first line of its Arctic LNG 2 project in 2023.

Argentina Contracts Tenaris for 350-Mile Pipeline Project to Move Gas from Vaca Muerta

Energia Argentina has signed a contract with Tenaris to complete the 563-km (350-mile) Presidente Nestor Kirchner Gas Pipeline, which will transfer natural gas from the Vaca Muerta shale formation and allow Argentina to forgo costly LNG imports.

Sources: Tug Hill Explores Sale of Natural Gas Producer THQ Appalachia, Pipeline Firm XcL Midstream

Tug Hill and Quantum Energy are exploring a sale of U.S. natural gas producer THQ Appalachia I LLC and XcL Midstream, a pipeline firm that moves THQ's gas to market in a deal that could fetch more than $5 billion, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Targa Resources to Acquire Permian Gas Gathering, Processing Assets in $3.55 Billion Deal

Targa Resources has agreed to buy natural gas processor Lucid Energy Group for $3.55 billion in cash, a deal that includes a portfolio of about 1,050 miles of natural gas pipelines in the Delaware Basin.

Philippines' First Gen Asks DOE for Extension on LNG Terminal Project

Philippine power producer First Gen Corp. has asked the Department of Energy to extend its permit to construct an offshore LNG terminal in the country by six months due to circumstances delaying the project.

Gazprom CEO Sees No Solution to Nord Stream 1 Repair Delays Caused by Sanctions

Gazprom sees no solution to an ongoing equipment issue at the Portovaya compressor station, part of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that carries Russian gas to Germany, its CEO said on Thursday.

Mexico’s President Pledges New Gas Pipeline, Liquefaction Plant in Oaxaca

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to see through the completion of a gas liquefaction facility in Oaxaca as well as a new pipeline to serve the facility, committing an investment of $6 billion.

Matador Resources Acquires Permian Pipeline, Gathering System in $75 Million Deal

Matador Resources Co. has agreed to acquire Summit Midstream's gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin for $75 million, which includes roughly 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

Commissioner: EU Countries Can Tap Recovery Fund to Boost LNG Capacity

European Union countries will be allowed to use money coming from the EU recovery fund, created to support post-pandemic economic growth, to boost their LNG capacity, EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Saturday.

New Fortress Eyes $3 Billion Investments in Mexico

U.S. firm New Fortress Energy is considering various investments in Mexico's energy sector that could be worth $3 billion, according to President Lopez Obrador who said the potential projects could include a LNG facility.

Ukraine Demands Germany Cut or Halt Nord Stream 1 Gas Flows

Ukraine's state gas company and gas infrastructure operator have issued a demand to the German government to either halt or severely curtail gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, the head of the gas system operator said on Friday.

Federal Pipeline Agencies Accepting Applications for Pipeline Safety Program

PHMSA has begun accepting applications for its new Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant program, which will offer nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure.

INGAA CEO: Natural Gas Critical to Energy Mix Amid Renewable Push

Natural gas and related infrastructure will be critical to securing a low-carbon economy and will continue to be a significant contributor to the U.S. long-term energy mix, according to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) President and CEO Amy Andryszak.

StormFisher, Modern Niagara Partner to Deliver RNG to Canada's Building Infrastructure

StormFisher and Modern Niagara have partnered to utilize renewable natural gas (RNG) as a carbon reduction solution for building infrastructure across Canada.

VVC Increases Natural Gas Production Capabilities with New Seven-mile Pipeline

VVC has expanded its natural gas production capabilities with the installation of seven miles of new pipeline, which will transport gas produced by the company’s natural gas wells to the Tumbleweed Midstream Ladder Creek Pipeline.

Virginia Natural Gas to Deploy Drones to Inspect 5,500 Miles of Gas Pipeline

Virginia Natural Gas said it will use drones to perform equipment inspections across its natural gas infrastructure. The drones will begin flights across Hampton Roads conducting inspections of critical infrastructure, right-of-way assessments, and 5,500 miles of gas pipeline.

P&GJ Analysis: Biden’s ‘Big Project’ Environmental Reviews

With the Biden administration bringing back a stricter review process for pipeline and other major infrastructure projects later this month – it seemed like a good time to look at the origin of the policy and what the change will entail.

Shell, Uniper Partner on UK Low-Carbon Hydrogen Facility

The project will include a blue hydrogen production facility with a capacity of up to 720 megawatts using gas reformation technology with carbon capture and storage.

Texas Drilling Permits Rise for March vs. 2021

The March 2022 total includes 1,035 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, seven to re-enter plugged wellbores and 113 for re-completions of existing wellbores.

OGE Plans Pipeline Link for Wilhelmshaven LNG Terminal

Germany's biggest pipeline network operator Open Grid Europe (OGE) plans to build a 30 km (18 miles) LNG link from a planned terminal at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven by the end of the year.

USD Partners Completes Acquisition of Hardisty South Terminal Assets

The combined Hardisty Terminal has the designed takeaway capacity of three and one-half unit trains per day, or approximately 262,500 barrels per day.

TotalEnergies, Sempra to Co-Develop LNG and Renewable Projects

TotalEnergies and Sempra are expanding their North American strategic alliance with the signing of two deals for the Vista Pacífico LNG export project in Mexico and the the co-development of several renewables projects.

Israel-Turkey Gas Pipeline an Option for Russia-Wary Europe — Sources

A Turkey-Israel gas pipeline is being discussed behind the scenes as one of Europe's alternatives to Russian energy supplies, but it will take complicated maneuvering to reach any deal.

Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG Facility Begins Construction

Driftwood LNG is an approximately 27.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefaction export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Phase one will include two LNG plants with an export capacity of up to 11 mtpa.

Major Nigerian Pipeline Vandalized by Thieves, Huge Volumes of Crude Oil Stolen

The Trans Niger Pipeline, a major pipeline crisscrossing through the creeks of the country's Niger Delta region, has been vandalized by unknown criminals who have stolen huge volumes of crude oil pumped through pipeline.

Indigenous Australians Ask S.Korea Court to Block Loans to $3.6 Billion Gas Pipeline Project

A group of Indigenous Australians has gone to court in South Korea seeking to block the country's export credit agencies from funding a deep-sea gas pipeline for the $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.