Infrastructure

Hydrogen Blending Study Underway in British Columbia

DNV is executing hydrogen blending feasibility studies for Enbridge and FortisBC Energy. The two individual studies will determine the percentage of hydrogen that can be safely transported through existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

RWE Gas Storage West Launches Inquiry for Hydrogen Storage Demand

RWE Gas Storage West has initiated a preliminary market survey, inviting hydrogen producers, users, industrial firms, and traders to register their future hydrogen storage requirements until June 2024.

Uzbekneftegaz in Talks to Join Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Gas Project

Uzbek energy firm Uzbekneftegaz is in talks with Azerbaijan's SOCAR over joining a project to develop Shah Deniz, the largest gas field in the Azerbaijani section of the Caspian Sea, an Uzbek official said on Tuesday.

First Canadian Oil Export Cargo from Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Set to Load

Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first cargo of crude oil from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline, ship tracking data showed.

Phillips 66 to Acquire Pinnacle Midland for $550 Million

Pinnacle's assets include the Dos Picos natural gas complex with a processing capacity of 220 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), and 80 miles of pipelines.

Case Study: Risk Management for Valve Rupture Mitigation in Pipeline Operations

Discover how a U.S. transmission pipeline operator collaborated with Dynamic Risk to conduct a comprehensive risk analysis for valve rupture mitigation. Learn how geospatial data and advanced analytics were utilized to prioritize high-consequence areas and optimize risk management strategies.

Spotlight on Marcellus: Prolific Gas Play Keeps Rolling as Caution Persists

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, with natural gas prices depressed, the prolific Marcellus Shale gas play rolled along, albeit at a slower pace than usual with some producers cutting back production in March with a wait-and-see attitude toward prices.

Industry Leaders Partner to Repurpose Natural Gas Pipelines for Hydrogen Transmission

DORIS, ROSEN, and SPIECAPAG have jointly announced the establishment of the Pipeline Transition Alliance, a collaboration aimed at repurposing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transmission.

TC Energy to Appeal Delaware Court's $200 Million Liability Ruling in Columbia Pipeline Acquisition Lawsuit

TC Energy said it strongly disagrees with the final decision issued on May 15 by the Delaware Chancery Court, which allocated liability for previously determined damages in an ongoing class-action lawsuit related to its 2016 acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc.

FERC Seeks Emission Data Updates for Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass 2 Project

U.S regulators asked LNG exporter Venture Global LNG to update its emissions analysis for its proposed Calcasieu Pass 2 LNG export project in Louisiana, according to a letter sent on Wednesday.

Putin Suggests Potential for Oil Pipeline Alongside Planned Gas Link to China

Russia could deliver oil as well as gas to China along a planned route via Mongolia, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. The project has taken on added urgency for Russia as it bids to ramp up gas shipments to China to make up for the collapse of its exports to Europe because of the war in Ukraine.

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Editor’s Notebook: M&A Appears Here to Stay

It appears likely that the wave of midstream merger-and-acquisition activity of the past few years hasn’t reached its peak yet. In fact, to hear some insiders tell it, a full-on tsunami may not be far away.

Colombia's Trasandino Pipeline to Remain Offline Until December 2024, Ecopetrol CEO Says

Colombia's Trasandino pipeline is forecast to remain offline until December, the chief executive of Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday.

Republican Lawmakers Press Regulators to Expedite LNG Project Approvals

Two influential U.S. Republican lawmakers have urged the head of the federal energy regulator to process applications for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, projects, saying any delays could force allies and partners to turn to countries like Qatar and Iran for the fuel.

Williams Confident Louisiana Gas Pipeline Project Won't Be Halted by Rival Energy Transfer's Bid

The two companies have been in dispute over Williams' Louisiana Energy Gateway (LEG) Project, under construction in Texas and Louisiana, after Energy Transfer pushed back on the line for crossing its own systems.

TC Energy Ordered by Canada's Energy Regulator to Further Reduce Pressure on Gas Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator has issued an order to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to further reduce the operating pressure for the Grande Prairie Mainline gas pipeline near Edson, Alberta.

Federal Regulators Approve Venture Global's Repairs at Louisiana Plant

U.S. federal regulators said on Tuesday that they are satisfied Venture Global LNG is trying to correct faults at its heat recovery steam generator at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana and expects the work to be completed in the timeline promised by the exporter.

Shell Probes Smoke Report Near Gbaran Oil Facility in Nigeria

Residents in the nearby community reported a fire near Shell's Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria, stating that blasts were heard in the area where pipeline repair works had been ongoing.

Energy Transfer Joins CapturePoint for Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative in Louisiana

CapturePoint LLC and Energy Transfer LP have formalized agreements for the joint development of a carbon capture and permanent underground storage project in Louisiana.

U.S. Offers $1.66 Billion Loan to Plug Power for Clean Hydrogen Plants

The U.S. Energy Department on Tuesday said it has offered a conditional loan guarantee of up to $1.66 billion to Plug Power Inc. to help it build up to six plants to produce clean hydrogen.

NJ Natural Gas Implements First Carbon Capture Units in State, Aiming for Greener Operations

New Jersey Natural Gas has recently installed two CarbinX carbon-capture systems at its headquarters in Wall, N.J., marking a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Linde Doubles Capacity at La Porte Facility to Meet Rising Demand for Industrial Gases in U.S. Gulf Coast

This expansion of Linde’s production capacity will enable the company to meet growing demand for industrial gases in the U.S. Gulf Coast across an array of end markets.

Clean Energy, Maas Energy Partner to Build Nine RNG Dairy Facilities Across Seven States

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Maas Energy Works have announced a new joint development agreement to build nine renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities at dairy farms across seven states.

YPF Advances $2.5 Billion Pipeline Project to Spur Vaca Muerta Shale Oil Exports

YPF SA is advancing a $2.5-billion cross-country pipeline project to unlock the rich potential of the Vaca Muerta shale region, addressing the primary bottleneck hindering its full exploitation.

EIA: U.S. Oil Output in Top Shale Regions to Hit Six-Month High in June

Production in the top basins will reach 9.85 million barrels per day (bpd), its highest since December, the EIA said.

LM Energy Expands New Mexico Gas Gathering System, Boosts Capacity to 500 MMcf/d

The new high-pressure pipeline will provide over 300 MMcf/d of critical delivery capacity out of New Mexico's North Carlsbad area. Upon completion, LM’s systems will consist of 150 miles of gas gathering pipelines with a total capacity of approximately 500 MMcf/d.

Golden Pass LNG in Talks with Contractor Amid Potential Project Impacts

Golden Pass LNG, a joint venture between QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil, on Thursday said it was in ongoing talks with a contractor that could have near-term impacts on activity at its site, but it did not tell any contractor to send workers home.

Panama Canal Considers Expansion to Accommodate U.S. LNG Transit Surge

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. LNG producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought, the canal's administrator Ricaurte Vasquez told Reuters in an interview.

Sempra LNG Rethinks Bechtel Pick for Cameron LNG Expansion Amid Cost Concerns, Sources Say

Sempra LNG is revisiting its selection of Bechtel to build its Cameron LNG expansion project in Louisiana due to rising construction costs, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.