Projects

Biden Backs Scaled-Down Version of ConocoPhillips Alaska Oil Project

President Joe Biden's administration said on Wednesday it would support a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips' planned $6 billion Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska but has not yet made a final decision on the contentious proposal.

Bulgaria Begins Construction on 106-Mile Gas Pipeline to Serbia

Bulgaria began construction on Wednesday of a long-delayed natural gas link with neighboring Serbia that will allow flows of non-Russian gas to Belgrade and boost the security of supplies in southeastern Europe.

Carbon Pipeline Company Sues Iowa County Over Local Siting Ordinance

The developer of a Midwest carbon capture pipeline network has sued Shelby County in Iowa, saying its ordinance restricting the siting of hazardous pipelines is overruled by a federal pipeline safety law.

TC Energy Raises Coastal GasLink Pipeline Costs by 30% to Over $10 Billion

North American pipeline firm TC Energy Corp. said on Wednesday it now estimates costs for completion of its troubled Coastal GasLink project to be $10.89 billion, as it faces skilled labor crunch and adverse weather conditions.

2,000-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project Sparks Battle Among North Dakota Landowners

(P&GJ) — Landowners from North Dakota gave testimony on Jan. 27 in favor of and against Summit Carbon Solutions' use of eminent domain to construct a 2,000-mile carbon pipeline network beneath hundreds of homes and farms in the Midwest.

Peninsula Pipeline Receives Approval to Expand Natural Gas Infrastructure in Nassau County, Florida

(P&GJ) — Peninsula Pipeline Co. will construct new infrastructure in two phases. Phase one involves the construction of three new pipeline segments, which consist of steel pipe, new regulator stations and improvements, a new gas injection point and three new points of delivery. Phase two of the project involves the installation of two new steel pipeline segments.

Philippines Greenlights Seventh LNG Project, Gears Up for Gas Imports

The Philippines' Department of Energy said on Friday it has approved a $67-million LNG import terminal project, the country's seventh such facility, as it gears up for the launch of its liquefied natural gas industry this year.

Argentina Inks $540 Million Deal with Development Bank for Gas Projects

Argentina's government reached a $540 million deal with development bank CAF for the extension of natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure linked to the country's Vaca Muerta basin, Economy Minister Sergio Massa announced on Wednesday.

Jobo-Medellin Gas Pipeline Tabbed as Colombia’s Priority Project

(P&GJ) – The Canadian company Canacol Energy signed an agreement with the Shanghai Engineering and Technology Corp. (SETCO) consortium to build a gas pipeline. The 189-mile (289-km), 22-inch pipeline, from the Jobo gas processing facility to the city of Medellin, was declared part of the National Strategic Interest policy by the Colombian government.

Santos Faces New Delay on Barossa Gas Pipeline Due to Heritage Assessment

Santos Ltd. faces a new delay developing the Barossa gas project off northern Australia after a regulator ordered it to evaluate environmental risks to underwater indigenous cultural heritage before starting pipeline construction.

Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Be Fully Operational Early Next Year, MEG Energy Says

MEG Energy, an oil shipper on Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion project, said on Monday the pipeline is expected to start filling with oil in late 2023 and be fully operational early next year.

Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027

Williams, Sempra to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects on Gulf Coast, Ørsted Plans Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark, Enbridge Reduces Supply on Vital Canadian Pipeline System, Pembina to Sell $500 Million Stake in Gas Pipeline System, Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027 and more.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Nears Completion

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is more than 80% completed overall, and more than 77% of the construction is finished, according to a company construction update.

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Texas Gulf Coast Export Facility, Pipeline Project

Environmental groups have sued the US to overturn the approval of the SPOT oil-export facility and related pipeline project off the Texas Gulf Coast. The terminal will be able to load two supertankers at a time and export 2 MMbbls of crude oil per day.

Uganda Approves Construction for 898-Mile Crude Pipeline Costing $3.5 Billion

Uganda has approved an application by a company controlled by France's TotalEnergies to construct a $3.5 billion oil pipeline spanning 1,445 km (roughly 898 miles) that will transport the country's crude to international markets.

Tennessee Community Pushes Against Kinder Morgan’s 32-Mile Cumberland Pipeline Project

(P&GJ) — Residents in Dickson County, Tennessee, are hesitant to welcome Kinder Morgan’s 32-mile-long Cumberland gas pipeline project in the community, citing concerns over living within the pipeline's "explosion zone," a fear sparked by a 1996 explosion in a neighboring town.

Bulgaria Looking to Revive 186-Mile Trans-Balkan Pipeline Project

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is holding talks with neighboring Greece to build the 300-km (186-mile) trans-Balkan pipeline to transport crude oil from the Greek port of Alexandroupolis on the Aegean Sea to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas in an effort to secure non-Russian oil.

French Gas Operator GRTgaz Seeks Interest in Building Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas transmission system operator GRTgaz on Thursday opened a Call for Interest, or invitation to participate, to determine the viability of building a hydrogen transport pipeline linking the French side of the Franco-Spanish pipeline BarMar with a local storage facility.

Opero Energy Wins Gas-Treating Contract for NG3 Development in Haynesville Basin

(P&GJ) — With 4,000 miles of pipeline and seven processing plants, Momentum Midstream’s New Generation Gas Gathering (NG3) project in the Haynesville Shale will have an initial treating capacity of 1.7 Bcf/d, expandable to 2.2 Bcf/d, and will also include a carbon capture and sequestration component.

Spire STL Gas Pipeline Project Backed by FERC Following Legal Woes

(P&GJ) — The Spire STL Pipeline has been reissued a permanent certificate by FERC to operate the 65-mile (105-km) natural gas system, stating the project sufficiently satisfies economic needs in the St. Louis region.

Eni, Snam Join Forces on Algeria-Italy Gas Pipelines

Italian energy group Eni and gas grid operator Snam have clinched a partnership to jointly manage their assets in the gas pipelines connecting Algeria to Italy, the companies said on Tuesday.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Nears Completion

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is more than 80% completed overall, and more than 77% of the construction is finished, according to the company’s December construction update.

DNV Completes Verification for 195-Mile Section of Baltic Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Energinet has received Certificates of Conformity from DNV for its offshore Baltic Pipe project section. Its part of the project comprises 105 km (65 miles) of pipeline in the North Sea and 210 km (130 miles) underground pipeline across Denmark.

Indonesia Approves $3 Billion Development Plan for South China Sea Gas Block

Indonesia has approved the first plan of development for the Tuna offshore gas field with total estimated investment of $3.07 billion up to the start of production, upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said on Monday.

ONEOK Seeks FERC Approval for 155-Mile Permian-Mexico Connector Pipeline

Saguaro Connector Pipeline filed for a presidential permit application with FERC to construct and operate facilities for the exportation of natural gas at a new international border-crossing at the U.S. and Mexico border in Hudspeth County, Texas. The pipeline would consist of approximately 155 miles of 48-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline originating at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas.

Analysis: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale Boom Running Out of Road

Argentina’s booming shale production in Vaca Muerta, a formation that rivals the United States’ Permian Basin, is at risk of running out of road as infrastructure to handle the oil and gas nears capacity, threatening to put the brakes on rapid growth.

Australia's Senex Energy Suspends $671 Million Queensland Gas Project Expansion

South Korean steel giant POSCO International Corp.'s unit Senex Energy said it would suspend its $671 million investment plan of its Queensland gas project amid the Australian government's efforts to quell surging energy prices.

Tallgrass to Acquire 683-Mile Ruby Pipeline, Adding 1.5 Bcf/d of Gas Capacity to Portfolio

(P&GJ) — Tallgrass has announced an agreement to purchase the bankrupt Ruby Pipeline, a 680-mile, 42-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline built in partnership by Kinder Morgan and Pembina that runs from Wyoming to Oregon.

Equinor to Invest $1.3 Billion to Upgrade Norway’s Hammerfest LNG Plant

Equinor and its partners in the Arctic Snoehvit gas field will invest $1.34 billion to upgrade the Hammerfest LNG plant, which processes the output, the government and companies said on Tuesday.

Denmark’s Orsted Signs Deal for Norwegian Gas via Baltic Pipe

(P&GJ) — Orsted AS signed a deal for natural gas from the Norwegian North Sea to be delivered through the newly constructed Baltic Pipe, cushioning the effect of Russian cuts on Danish energy markets, the company said.