Projects

Czechs, Poles Ask for EU Funding for Revived Gas Pipeline Project

The Czech Republic and Poland asked the European Commission on Friday to provide funding for a new gas pipeline that would connect the Czech Republic to the Polish network and its LNG terminals, the Czech Industry Ministry said.

Enbridge to Sell Stake in Seven Oil Pipelines to Indigenous Groups for $819 Million

Canada's Enbridge Inc. will sell an $818.83 million minority stake in seven Alberta oil pipelines to a group of Indigenous communities, the company said on Wednesday, adding that it may also sell at least part of its Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups once its expansion is closer to completion.

France to Reconsider Approving MidCat Gas Pipeline Across Pyrenees

French President Emmanuel Macron said three weeks ago he opposed the MidCat project, arguing that two existing pipelines across the Pyrenees which divide the Iberian Peninsula from France are under-utilized with flows going mainly toward Spain.

IGB Pipeline Receives Operation Permit for The Territory of Greece

(P&GJ) — The operation permit for the Greek section of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria was signed, allowing the start of the commercial operation of the pipeline on October 1, 2022.

Uganda Criticizes EU for Passing Resolution Delaying $3.5 Billion Pipeline

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni criticized the European Union parliament after it passed a resolution this month urging TotalEnergies to delay development of a $3.5 billion pipeline that would help ship Uganda's landlocked crude to the world markets via a port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast.

Pieridae Advocates for TC Energy’s Pipeline Expansion Plan for Goldboro LNG Project

Pieridae Energy has asked the federal government to help ensure pipeline operator TC Energy would be able secure permits to expand gas supply pipelines in a timely fashion for the Goldboro LNG project, which it said can only go ahead if TC expands capacity on its existing pipeline network.

Judge Revokes Drilling Permit for Santos' $3.6 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Australia's Federal Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an indigenous group's challenge against a drilling permit for Santos Ltd.'s Barossa gas development, in what Santos called a "disappointing" setback for the $3.6 billion project.

Upcoming Court Hearing to Review Williams' Proposed Expansion of Pennsylvania Pipeline

(P&GJ) — The subject of a state regulatory hearing being held on Oct. 5 is the proposed expansion of an existing natural gas pipeline from the Marcellus Shale production region in northeastern Pennsylvania into New Jersey.

TotalEnergies to Support New Gas Project in Argentina with 21-Mile Pipeline

The Fenix field will be developed through three horizontal wells, drilled from a new unmanned platform in 70 m (229 ft) water depth. The gas will be transported through a 35-km (21-mile) pipeline to the TotalEnergies-operated Véga Pleyade platform and treated onshore at the Rio Cullen and Cañadon Alfa plants, also operated by the company.

Sources: RWE, Uniper Close to Long-Term LNG Deals with Qatar

German utilities RWE and Uniper are close to striking long-term deals to buy LNG from Qatar's North Field expansion project to help replace Russian gas, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Cheniere to Form JV to Construct 43-Mile Gas Pipeline in Texas

Top U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy Inc. will form a joint venture with units of Whistler Pipeline LLC to construct the ADCC natural gas pipeline, WhiteWater Midstream LLC said on Monday.

Explainer: Does China Need More Russian Gas via the Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline?

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with his counterparts from China and Mongolia on Thursday, where they discussed a major new infrastructure project, Power-of-Siberia 2, to deliver gas to China via Mongolia.

Pipeline Operator Oldelval to Invest $750 Million in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Pipeline

Argentine oil pipeline operator Oleoductos del Valle (Oldelval) will invest $750 million to double its transport capacity from the Vaca Muerta shale formation, the country's energy ministry announced Friday, hoping to boost exports and dollar reserves.

IGB Pipeline on Track to Receive Operation License in Greece

(P&GJ) — The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline, which is on track for commercial launch on October 1, is in the final stage of completion and administrative procedures for granting operational license and Right of Use acts are ongoing in both countries.

FERC Reviewing $160 Million Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice that it will conduct an environmental review of Equitrans’ Ohio Valley Connector Expansion (OVCX) project, a regulatory hurdle that, if passed, will bring the project closer to receiving authorization.

Mongolian President Advocates for Russia-China Oil, Gas Pipelines via Mongolia

Russian energy giant Gazprom hopes to build the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline via Mongolia to China with a view to exporting 50 billion cubic meters of gas per year via the route by 2030.

EPA Approves First-of-its-Kind Permanent Carbon Sequestration Plan in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Stakeholder Midstream's Pozo Acido well’s proximity to the most prolific interstate CO2 pipelines in the United States, such as Kinder Morgan's Cortez pipeline, allows Stakeholder to provide carbon sequestration to third parties in the Permian Basin and beyond.

Baltic Pipeline Starting to Flow Gas this Month

(P&GJ) — The $2 billion Baltic Pipe is scheduled to start flowing Norwegian natural gas to Poland on Sept. 27, a government official said, marking a key step in Europe‘s drive toward energy independence from Russia.

Portugal Urges France to Back MidCat Gas Pipeline Across the Pyrenees

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has urged France to stop blocking the proposed MidCat gas pipeline across the Pyrenees noting it would help central and eastern Europe wean themselves off Russian gas.

Analysis: Pyrenees Gas Pipeline Puts EU Energy Divisions in Stark Relief

French skepticism about a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees highlights the competing visions for Europe's future energy mix as the continent urgently confronts a power crisis.

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Aemetis completed 20 miles (32 km) of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles (31 km) in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

EU's Breton Says Unclear If Gas Pipeline from Spain Makes Economic Sense

European Union industry chief Thierry Breton said on Thursday it was uncertain whether a pipeline connecting the Spanish and French gas grids would be profitable.

DNV Confirms Feasibility, Maturity of EastMed Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has issued confirmation of the feasibility statement of the Eastern Mediterranean Deepwater Pipeline (EastMed), a 1,343-mile (2,000-km) onshore and offshore natural gas project.

Central African Nations Enter Deal to Construct Over 4,000 Miles of Pipeline

Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures with the intent to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles) as well as LNG terminals and at least three refineries.

TAP Gas Pipeline Execs to Make Final Decision on Expanding Capacity in Early 2023

A final decision on whether to double the capacity of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas link will be taken early next year, TAP's managing director said on Tuesday, adding that the additional gas will come from several Azeri fields.

President Ramos-Horta Urges Australia to Back Gas Pipeline to East Timor

Timor President Ramos-Horta said it made no sense to him to send the gas to Darwin, which would require a 500-km (310-mile) pipeline, rather than to East Timor with a 200-km (124-mile) pipeline and added that operating costs in Timor would be much less than in Australia.

Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Block Construction of 72-Mile Pipeline in Colorado

(P&GJ) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld Larimer County’s decision to deny the permit tied to the construction of a 72-mile pipeline meant to funnel water from the Cache La Poudre River to residents in Denver, Colorado, the Denver Post reported last week.

UGI to Develop New Renewable Natural Gas Project in Upstate New York

Once completed in the second half of calendar year 2024, the project is expected to produce approximately 150 million cubic feet of RNG annually that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system.

Sypris to Supply High-Pressure Closures for Permian Highway Pipeline Expansion Project

Sypris Technologies Inc. has recently received an award for specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Permian Highway Pipeline expansion project, the company said on Tuesday. Shipments under this award are expected to be completed by year-end. Terms of the order were not disclosed.

NPCC to Build $548 Million Pipeline Offshore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a $548 million contract to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) to build a new 85-km (53-mile) gas pipeline at its Lower Zakum field offshore of Abu Dhabi.