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Edison to Make Final Investment Decision on Mediterranean Gas Pipeline by Years-End

The EastMed-Poseidon pipeline, which would initially connect several gas fields offshore Israel to Italy and have an annual capacity of 10 billion cubic meters of gas, could be ready by 2027, Edison said.

Study Finds Potential for Massive North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline Network

The study, commissioned by German gas pipeline operator Gascade, says that up to 300 terawatt hours a year of clean hydrogen made from North Sea offshore wind power could be transported by the grid.

Romania’s Transgaz to Build $529 Million Gas Pipeline for Black Sea Gas

The gas pipeline is meant to bring offshore Black Sea gas to the national grid once two gas producers make a final investment decision, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday.

Pembina Pipeline, Haisla Nation Receive Approval to Construct Pipeline for Cedar LNG Project

The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corp., partners in the development of the proposed Cedar LNG project, have announced that Cedar LNG has received its Environmental Assessment Certificate for the construction of a pipeline that will connect the project into the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Venture Global LNG to Move Forward with Phase 2 of Plaquemines Export Plant

U.S. liquefied natural gas company Venture Global LNG said on Monday that it will go forward with the second phase of its Plaquemines LNG export plant in Louisiana after securing $7.8 billion of financing.

Biden Administration Approves ConocoPhillips' $7 Billion Willow Project in Alaska

The Biden administration has approved a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips' $7 billion oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. The department reduced the size of ConocoPhillips' proposal by 40% by denying two requested drill pads that will prevent the development of 11 miles of roads, 20 miles of pipelines, and 133 acres of gravel.

Bahrain Explores Constructing LNG Export Facility

Bahrain aims to slash domestic natural gas consumption under a plan to decarbonize its economy and is exploring ways to export the fuel to international markets, the chairman of the kingdom's energy company said.

US Carbon Pipeline Faces Setback as Residents Refuse to Cede Land Rights

Navigator CO2 Ventures’ proposed carbon pipeline project in the U.S. Midwest is struggling to secure a site to store millions of tons of greenhouse gas it hopes to collect from the region’s ethanol plants, as residents refuse to give up land rights over fears the underground reservoirs could leak, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

Factbox: Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Across Europe

Efforts to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry and store them in underground storage have gained steam across Europe over the past few years as countries seek to meet their climate goals.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets a Key Approval to Restart Construction

The Biden administration has determined that restarting construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline won’t significantly jeopardize rare fish and other endangered species along its path, clearing a major hurdle that was keeping developers from finishing the project.

Europe Takes Steps Toward Developing Hydrogen Pipeline Network

German energy firm RWE and Norwegian oil and gas producer Equinor are planning the construction of new combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) in Germany, blue hydrogen production facilities in Norway, and the implementation of hydrogen pipelines between the two countries.

Tellurian Says Chairman Sold Stock Ahead of Looming End of Gunvor Contract

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc. said in a federal filing late Wednesday that its Executive Chairman Charif Souki sold about $1.1 million of Tellurian stock days before an LNG purchase agreement with commodity trader Gunvor Ltd was set to expire on Feb. 28.

French Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against TotalEnergies Over Uganda Pipeline Project

Under the case filed in 2019, six French and Ugandan activist groups had accused the company of not doing all it could to protect people and the environment from the Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline.

Tellurian Faces New Setback as Financing Looms for $13 Billion Driftwood LNG Project

Tellurian Inc. is facing a new setback in a long-running effort to advance a $12.5 billion U.S. LNG export project. Commodities trader Gunvor Ltd. can walk away from a 10-year, about $12 billion commitment to buy LNG if Tellurian's Driftwood LNG project lacks a financial go-ahead, project financing and a full construction authorization by Feb. 28.

East Africa Pipeline Project Kicks Up Climate Change Controversy

(P&GJ) — Construction of the 896-mile (1,443-km) cross-border East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project continues to elicit objections, as well as strong arguments in its favor by the governments of Uganda and Tanzania. The main contentious issues are the possible adverse effects of the project might have climate change, and alleged human rights violations.

US Regulator Approves 135-Mile ET Louisiana Pipeline

The 135-mile pipeline Gulf Run pipeline, with a capacity of 1.65 Bcf/d, transports gas from the company’s other Energy Transfer pipelines that link to basins in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, running from Westdale to Starks, Louisiana.

DNV Kicks Off Phase Two of Offshore Hydrogen Pipeline Project H2Pipe

(P&GJ) — Phase 2 of H2Pipe will include a feasibility-level design of offshore hydrogen pipelines and a risk assessment study to examine the safety aspects of offshore hydrogen pipelines. The project's primary outcome is expected to be a detailed guideline offering specific guidance for use in the design and re-purposing of offshore pipelines for hydrogen transport. Phase 2 of H2Pipe is planned to start in Q1 2023 and last 2 years.

Tanzania Approves Construction of New 900-Mile Crude Pipeline

(P&GJ) — The construction of a crude oil pipeline for $3.5 billion has been approved by Tanzania's government. The 1,443-km (900-mile) pipeline will carry crude from sizable oilfields being built in Lake Albert in northwest Uganda to a Tanzanian port on the Indian Ocean for distribution to global markets.

Coastal GasLink’s Year of Milestones

(P&GJ) — As 2022 drew to a close, news came that one of the more complex pipelines projects ever seen in North America, the Coastal Gaslink project, had eclipsed the 80% completion mark in British Columbia. The project, in combination with the Kitimat LNG plant, is the largest Canadian infrastructure investment since the 1950s when the St. Lawrence Seaway was constructed.

Greece and Bulgaria to Consider Reviving 186-Mile Oil Pipeline Project

Bulgaria has been looking to build a 300 km (186 miles) trans-Balkan oil pipeline to secure non-Russian crude oil supplies for its only oil refinery on the Black Sea. The pipeline would offer Bulgaria alternative supply sources and a safer, faster and cheaper way to transfer the fuel, with oil tankers bypassing the now congested Bosphorus Strait.

Neste Engineering Solutions Completes Construction of Transmission Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Neste Engineering Solutions, a global solution provider of high-quality technology, engineering and project services, has completed the construction work of the 2.2-km (1.4-mile) long gas transmission pipeline for Gasgrid Finland's LNG floating terminal vessel Exemplar in Inkoo, Finland.

Tellurian Woos Indian Investors for Its Driftwood LNG Project

Houston, Texas-based Tellurian resumed talks with Indian oil and gas companies for investments in Driftwood LNG late last year. Delays have hit construction of the Driftwood facility, but CEO Octavio Simoes said it is on track for its first gas output in 2026.

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.

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.

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.

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.