Pipeline

Aphrodite Gas Field Off Cyprus to Be Linked to Egypt, NewMed Says

The offshore Aphrodite natural gas field being developed in Cypriot waters will be connected to an existing processing and production facility in Egypt via a subsea pipeline, one of the partners in the project said on Wednesday.

Analysis: US Debt Deal's Energy Permitting Reforms Leave Thorniest Issues for Later

The bipartisan U.S. debt deal's provisions to speed up energy infrastructure permitting will make it easier to build fossil fuel and clean energy projects but failed to tackle the mammoth issue of building transmission and pipelines needed to get their production to consumers.

Europe's Biggest Gas Supplier Says All Clear from Pipeline Security Checks

Inspections of Norway's offshore gas pipelines after the Nord Stream blasts found nothing suspicious, an executive at energy major Equinor told Reuters, in the first official word on the security sweep.

FERC Approves TC Energy's US-Mexico North Baja Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit has received permission from U.S. energy regulators to put the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

Biden, McCarthy Debt Deal Could Speed Up Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Project

Streamlined federal approval for the 303-mile (488-km) project was placed into the text of the budget deal between U.S. President Joe Biden and House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy that may end the debt limit crisis.

US Court Questions Another Permit for Equitrans’ Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp.'s long-delayed $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia received another negative court ruling on Friday.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Seeks US Approval to Put US-Mexico Gas Pipeline in Service

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit asked U.S. energy regulators on Thursday for permission to put parts of the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

CorEnergy to Sell MoGas, Omega Pipeline Systems to Spire for $175 Million

(P&GJ) — CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. has entered a deal to sell its MoGas and Omega pipeline systems to Spire Inc. for approximately $175 million in cash, the company said on May 25. The MoGas System is an interstate natural gas transmission and distribution system providing service to markets in Missouri and Illinois.

U.S. State Department Warns China Could Hack Infrastructure, Including Pipelines

The U.S. State Department warned that China could launch cyber attacks against critical infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines after researchers discovered a Chinese hacking group had been spying on such networks.

China Prioritizing Turkmenistan Over Russia in Next Big Pipeline Project

China is accelerating the building of a long-delayed Central Asian pipeline to source gas from Turkmenistan even as Russia pushes its own new Siberian connection, as Beijing juggles its energy security needs with diplomatic priorities.

Illegal Pipeline Tap Injures 13 at Pemex Refinery in Mexico

A fire at a refinery controlled by Mexican state-run oil firm Pemex and an explosion caused by an illegal pipeline tap injured a total of 13 people, the company said in separate statements Wednesday.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Slams US Denial of LNG Extension, Seeks Rehearing

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer slammed the U.S. Department of Energy's denial of an export-permit extension to its Louisiana LNG export project in a DOE filing, seeking a rehearing.

EIA: Texas, New Mexico Led US Crude Oil Production Last Year

(P&GJ) — U.S. crude oil production grew 5.6%, or 0.6 million bpd, in 2022 compared with 2021, averaging 11.9 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The two states the Permian Basin spans—Texas and New Mexico—contributed the most growth to U.S. crude oil production in 2022.

US Permian Natural Gas Flaring Could Rise in 2024, Report Shows

Natural gas flaring in the top U.S. shale basin is poised to increase next year, a report released on Tuesday projected, as the region's output exceeds available pipeline capacity.

Comet Ridge, Jemena Ink Deal for Mahalo North Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Under the deal, Jemena will immediately undertake a pre-FEED study of a Jemena-owned and operated high-pressure gas transmission pipeline of approximately 73 km (45 miles) from the Mahalo North Gas Project to Jemena’s Queensland Gas Pipeline (QGP).

Caliche Launches Open Season for Expansion Project, Firm Natural Gas Storage in Beaumont

(P&GJ) — Caliche Development Partners II has launched a non-binding open season to solicit natural gas firm storage service to support the development of two additional natural gas storage caverns at Golden Triangle Storage facility in Beaumont, TX.

Iraq's Kurdish Oil Output Falls as Pipeline Outage Continues

Oil production in Iraq's Kurdistan region continues to drop as export flows to Turkey's Ceyhan port show few signs of restarting after a stoppage that has lasted almost two months.

Finland's Gasum Terminates Gazprom Pipeline Gas Contract

Gasum has terminated a contract to buy natural gas from Gazprom Export via pipelines from Russia. Gazprom ceased pipeline-based natural gas deliveries to Gasum in May 2022 in a dispute over payments, and the two sides had been in talks to resolve the matter.

Greece's Alexandroupolis Port Gets $26 Million in EU Funding

The port is expected to become an important entry point for energy to Europe. Greece and Bulgaria have also been looking to revive a pipeline project to transport crude oil from the port to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas.

Rare Shipment of US Oil Heads to South Africa for Glencore Refinery

A shipment of U.S. oil is headed to South Africa for the first time in two years and destined for a Glencore-owned refinery in Cape Town that has restarted operations after an explosion shuttered it in 2020, according to ship tracking data and a source.

Biden Administration Supports Mountain Valley Pipeline for Second Time in Week

The Biden administration has supported for the second time in a week the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline, a project a key Democratic senator has pushed in legislation to speed permitting of fossil fuel and power transmission projects.

Pipeline Operator Janaf, Hungary's MOL Sign Transport Deal for 2.9 Million Tonnes of Crude

Croatia's oil pipeline operator Janaf has signed a transport and storage deal with Hungary's MOL for shipments of 2.9 million tonnes of crude on the Adriatic pipeline to MOL's Hungarian and Slovak refineries, Janaf said on its website on Wednesday.

NextEra Partners to Sell Texas, Pennsylvania Gas Pipeline Assets in Renewables Shift

(P&GJ) — Capitalizing on the affordability and demand for significant investments in decarbonizing the U.S. economy, NextEra Energy Partners LP is refocusing on renewable energy. As part of this strategy, the business intends to sell its STX Midstream in the Eagle Ford shale play and Pennsylvania’s Meade natural gas pipeline assets, positioning itself as a fully renewables-based company.

Regional Spotlight: US Consolidates, Expands Ahead of LNG Export Demand

(P&GJ) — U.S. midstream companies would be hard-pressed this year to approach the record earnings that many achieved in 2022, but the sharp decline in oil and natural gas prices from last year’s highs hasn’t blunted their expansion efforts.

Alaska LNG Project Clears Legal Challenge, Advances 800-Mile Gas Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that challenged the federal approvals required for a $39 billion project aimed at transporting natural gas across Alaska, starting from the North Slope. According to a spokesperson, construction on the 800-mile pipeline and related infrastructure has not yet commenced.

Fire Breaks Out During Repair of Siberian Gas Pipeline, One Dead

A fire broke out during repair works at the Yamburg-Yelets 1 gas pipeline in western Siberia and one person was killed, a unit of Russia's Gazprom said on Tuesday.

An Operator’s Perspective: How to Comply with New US Gas Gathering, ILI Regulations

(P&GJ) —Traditionally, most gas gathering lines were small-diameter, low-pressure systems traversing sparsely populated areas, posing little risk from a business, safety, and environmental perspective. More recently, the volume of gas transported through gathering systems has increased significantly due to the advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques.

Marcellus Bottlenecks Continue to Muddy the Picture

(P&GJ) — It has gotten to be a familiar yet no less frustrating story for midstream operators in the Marcellus-Utica region: pipeline takeaway capacity remains bottlenecked and production from the gas-rich region continues to stagnate.

Biden Administration Clears Mountain Valley Pipeline for Progress Through Jefferson National Forest

(P&GJ) — The Department of Agriculture's Forest Service issued a record of decision Monday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline project to cut through a 3.5-mile stretch of the Jefferson National Forest along the West Virginia-Virginia border. The determination clears the way for the project — which is 94% complete but has been mired in a lengthy permitting process for years — to finish construction.

FDE Discovers Natural Hydrogen in Eastern France

(P&GJ) — FDE, an independent multienergy producer with a negative carbon footprint, announced that it has discovered significant concentrations of natural hydrogen in one of the wells previously drilled by FDE in Eastern France.