Projects

Israel's NewMed Energy Leaning Towards Floating LNG Expansion

Israel's NewMed Energy said on Thursday it was leaning towards building a floating liquefied national gas terminal to further develop its Leviathan gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Italian City of Piombino Challenges LNG Terminal Project

The Italian city of Piombino has launched a legal challenge against a government-backed project for a new LNG terminal in the Tuscan port that is seen as key to helping wean Italy off Russian gas.

New Fortress Finalizes Deal to Develop Lakach Gas Project in Mexico

New Fortress Energy said on Tuesday it had finalized agreements with Mexican state oil company Pemex for the development of an LNG project associated with the country's Lakach offshore gas field.

Malaysia's Petronas Interested to Join Abadi LNG Project

Malaysian state oil and gas company Petronas has expressed interest to participate in Indonesia's takeover of Shell's stake in the Abadi LNG project, Indonesia's upstream oil and gas regulator told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday.

New Fortress to Sign Deal for Mexico's Lakach Gas Project Next Week

U.S. company New Fortress Energy expects to sign an agreement next week with the Mexican government for the development of a LNG project associated with Mexico's Lakach offshore gas field, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Williams, Sempra Enter Deal to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects in Texas and Louisiana

(P&GJ) — Williams and Sempra plan to form a joint venture to own, expand and operate the Cameron Interstate Pipeline and the the Louisiana Connector Pipeline. The pipelines are expected to deliver gas to the proposed Cameron LNG site in Louisiana and the Port Arthur LNG facility in Texas.

Germany Completes Construction of Wilhelmshaven Floating LNG Terminal

Germany on Tuesday completed construction of its first floating terminal for LNG at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven as it scrambles to secure more LNG and move away from Russian pipeline gas.

Snam to Invest $3.8 Billion in Italy's Gas Network, Including Proposed Adriatic Pipeline

Snam will invest $3.76 billion in Italy's gas network - including the proposed Adriatic pipeline project - to improve transport facilities from the south to the north of the country and boost supply from Africa, it said on Thursday.

Alaska State Company Proposes Hydrogen Hub, Eyeing Federal Funds

"The Alaska Hydrogen Hub concept anticipates using $850 million in DOE funding along with $3.75 billion in private-sector funds, backed by offtake agreements from hydrogen customers in the U.S. and Asia," the Alaskan state-owned AGDC said.

Uganda Says First Oil in April 2025, Eyes China for Pipeline Funding

Uganda aims to start commercially pumping its oil reserves in April 2025, with China being considered as a potential source of funds to develop an export pipeline, Uganda's energy minister said on Tuesday.

Italy's Emilia Romagna Region Backs $1 Billion Floating LNG Project in Adriatic Sea

Italy's Emilia Romagna region has approved a project for a new floating LNG terminal off the coast of Ravenna in the upper Adriatic Sea, it said on Monday, part of the country's broader efforts to replace dwindling Russian gas supplies.

Enbridge Approves $2.7 Billion Expansion of Southern B.C. Pipeline System

Enbridge Inc. on Friday sanctioned an expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia (B.C.) pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion, after strong demand from crude oil producers.

Mitsui Says Russia's Sakhalin-2 Gas Project Can Cope Without Shell

The Sakhalin-2 LNG project in Russia has enough technical expertise to operate even without departed shareholder Shell, Mitsui & Co. CEO Kenichi Hori said on Wednesday.

Judge Questions New Water Permit for 303-Mile Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal circuit court judge last week said West Virginia regulators haven't adequately explained how approvals for construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline have been changed to avoid future water pollution, setting up another potential setback for the beleaguered natural gas pipeline.

Equitrans Wants US Legislation to Help Finish Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday that the best path to complete its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by the second half of 2023 was through U.S. permitting reform legislation.

Sierra Club Says Mountain Valley Pipeline to Give Up on North Carolina Extension

Were it completed, the Southgate project would have added 75 miles (121 km) of pipeline from Southern Virginia into central North Carolina, the statement by Sierra Club read, adding that without the land, the extension is unlikely to ever be built.

Schlumberger, Linde to Collaborate on Carbon Capture Projects

(P&GJ) — Schlumberger and Linde have entered into a strategic collaboration on carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) projects to accelerate decarbonization solutions across industrial and energy sectors.

Serbia's New Government Makes Energy Infrastructure Top Priority

The Serbian parliament appointed a new government on Wednesday whose main priorities are EU membership and investment in oil and gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure.

Spain: Barcelona-Marseille Pipeline Could Take 4-5 Years to Build

The planned underwater pipeline connecting the ports of Barcelona and Marseille is unlikely to help ease Europe's energy crisis in the short term, with Spain saying on Friday it could take at least four to five years to become fully operational.

Technip Energies Signs Deal to Fully Exit Arctic LNG 2 Project in 2023

Technip Energies expects to fully exit the liquefied natural gas project Arctic LNG 2 led by Moscow-listed gas producer Novatek next year, the French oil and gas services provider said on Thursday.

France, Spain and Portugal Agree to Build Barcelona-Marseille Gas Pipeline

Spain, Portugal and France said on Thursday they will build a sea-based pipeline to carry hydrogen and gas between Barcelona and Marseille, substituting plans to extend the so-called MidCat pipeline across the Pyrenees that France opposed.

Spain's Enagas Considers Asset Sales to Fund New Gas Pipelines

Spanish gas pipeline operator Enagas is considering selling assets to fund new European infrastructure needed as the region seeks to cut dependence on Russian gas, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing its CEO Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri.

TC Energy Hires Contractor to Lay 715-km Stretch of $4.5 Billion Offshore Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — TC Energy has hired Swiss-based contractor Allseas to install the 715-km (444-mile) offshore segment of the Southeast Gateway Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. The $4.5 billion Southeast Gateway Pipeline is the first significant gas infrastructure project to result from a strategic partnership between TC Energy and Mexico's state-owned utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad.

Gulf Coast Midstream Launches Open Season for Natural Gas Storage Services at Freeport Hub

(P&GJ) — The Freeport Energy Storage & Sequestration Hub is strategically located for providing high deliverability, multiple inventory cycle gas storage services to the Texas Gulf Coast intrastate market, with potential connectivity to as many as 11 intrastate pipeline segments.

Exxon Exits Russia Empty-Handed with Oil Project 'Unilaterally Terminated'

Exxon Mobil Corp. said on Monday that it left Russia completely after President Vladimir Putin expropriated its properties following seven months of discussions over an orderly transfer of its 30% stake in a major oil project.

Freeport LNG Given More Time for 4th Texas Liquefaction Train

U.S. energy regulators extended to August 2028 the time U.S. LNG company Freeport LNG has to complete the fourth liquefaction train at its Texas export plant.

Brunsbuettel LNG Hub Expected to Be Ready in 2026, Gasunie Says

Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie said its German subsidiary has signed deals related to the development of a new LNG terminal at Brunsbuettel with 8 billion cubic meters of throughput capacity, due to be completed by 2026.

Clearfork Midstream Expanding Haynesville Gathering System with Two New Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Clearfork is expanding the footprint of its Holly System by constructing a 24-inch diameter pipeline to the east side of the Red River in northeast Red River Parish, Louisiana as well as a 16-inch diameter pipeline that will expand Clearfork’s capacity in the Spring Ridge area in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Hungary, Serbia Agree to Build Pipeline to Ship Russian Oil to Serbia

Hungary and Serbia have agreed to build a pipeline to supply Serbia with Russian Urals crude via the Druzhba oil pipeline as Belgrade's shipments via Croatia fall under EU sanctions, the Hungarian government said on Monday.

Germany in Intense Talks with France on MidCat Gas Pipeline

Germany is in intense talks with partners, including France, about the proposed MidCat gas pipeline across the Pyrenees, said a German government spokesperson on Friday.