Projects

German Oil Refinery Wants $448 Million in State Aid for Pipeline Upgrade

German oil refinery PCK Schwedt has applied to the economy ministry for $448.2 million in state aid to help it upgrade the Rostock-Schwedt pipeline, the local authority in Brandenburg said on Tuesday following a meeting at the facility.

Gas Operator DESFA Looking to Build 336-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline for $1.12 Billion

DESFA said that the 540-km (336-mile) pipeline will be part of a European corridor connecting regions with high potential for hydrogen production with central Europe and southern Germany, where significant demand is expected by 2030.

Energy Transfer Signs Deals for Louisiana Lake Charles Export Plant

The agreements come even though the U.S. Department of Energy has so far refused to extend Lake Charles' authorization to sell LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries beyond December 2025.

TC Energy Urges Canada to Speed Permits for Energy Transition Projects

TC Energy has more than 20,000 kilometers (14,300 miles) of pipeline in western Canada that could be repurposed to carry carbon dioxide for sequestration underground or transport low-emissions hydrogen, CEO Francois Poirier said.

NextDecade Makes Final Investment Decision on Rio Grande LNG Phase 1

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) firm NextDecade said on Wednesday it has made a positive final investment decision (FID) to construct the first three liquefaction trains (Phase 1) at its Rio Grande LNG export facility.

Kinder Morgan Expanding Eagle Ford Pipeline Systems, Supplying 2 Bcf/d of Gas to Gulf Coast Markets

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan and Howard Energy Partners have announced plans to expand their respective Eagle Ford natural gas transportation systems, which is expected to add up to 2 Bcf/d of natural gas to U.S. Gulf Coast markets.

Enbridge Says Canada's Woodfibre LNG Close to Finalizing All Off-Take Agreements

Canada's Woodfibre LNG project is close to signing off-take agreements for the remaining 30% of its capacity, and virtually all the LNG produced will be going to Asia, Enbridge CEO Greg Ebel said on Tuesday.

Pinnacle Midstream to Double Midland Basin Processing Capacity

(P&GJ) — Houston-based Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday announced it has reached a final investment decision (FID) to expand its operations in the gas-rich Midland Basin with the construction of a 220 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant.

Equitrans Midstream Weighing Options as Court Blocks Mountain Valley Project

Pipeline operator Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appellate court halted construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project in the Jefferson National Forest.

Canada Regulator Issues Order to Trans Mountain Over Community Impact Monitoring

The Canada Energy Regulator issued an "Inspection Office Order" to Trans Mountain for not adhering to an approved plan to monitor the impact of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on local communities during construction.

Next Wave of North American LNG Export Projects to Face Labor Challenges

A coming wave of North American LNG export projects faces staffing challenges that are prompting some of the biggest developers to expand training and coordinate projects to keep construction workers.

Argentina Inaugurates Key Gas Pipeline to Reverse Energy Deficit

The completion of the first stage of the gas pipeline, which starts in Neuquen province and reaches Buenos Aires province, adds 11 million cubic meters of gas per day.

ADNOC Invests $1.34 Billion in 186-Mile Expansion of UAE Gas Pipeline Network

(P&GJ) — ADNOC Gas is set to revolutionize natural gas distribution in the Northern Emirates of the United Arab Emirates with an ambitious expansion plan, increasing its pipeline network by approximately 300 km (186 miles) from over 3,200 km (1,988 miles) to over 3,500 km (2,174 miles).

Edison CEO: 1,242-Mile EastMed Pipeline Project Still Viable

A project to build a 2,000-km (1,242-mile) pipeline to bring natural gas from East Mediterranean fields to Europe is still alive, the CEO of Italian energy group Edison said on Friday.

Baker Hughes to Supply 3 Liquefaction Trains for NextDecade's LNG Project

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes said on Thursday it will supply three liquefaction trains for NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG project in Texas.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Likely to Send More Canadian Oil to US, Not Asia

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) was meant to unlock Asian markets for Canadian oil, but analysts and traders said those barrels now will probably land on the U.S. West Coast as Asia gobbles up Russian oil that is cheaper due to sanctions from Western countries after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Nigeria’s 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline Now 70% Complete

(P&GJ) — Nigeria has completed 70% of its 384-mile AKK gas pipeline; Kinder Morgan has launched a binding open season for the expansion of its SFPP pipeline; Sinopec has announced plans to build a 259-mile hydrogen pipeline in Mongolia; Peninsula Pipeline has finished its natural gas expansion project in Florida; and more in the latest issue of P&GJ's Project Update.

NextDecade Receives Bank Commitments for Rio Grande LNG

(P&GJ) — NextDecade Corp. has announced that Rio Grande LNG has received binding commitments from a syndicate of lenders in an amount sufficient, together with expected project equity funding, to support a positive FID on Phase 1 of the Rio Grande LNG plant in Brownsville, Texas.

Leviathan Partners in Israel to Invest $568 Million in Third Gas Pipeline

Partners in the Israeli offshore gas project Leviathan said on Sunday they would invest $568 million to build a third pipeline that will allow increased natural gas production and exports.

Venture Global LNG Seeks Approval to Speed Up Plant Construction

Venture Global LNG has asked U.S. regulators for an expedited review of a request to add construction workers to its Plaquemines LNG export project and to allow work around the clock seven days per week.

US Dept of Energy Grants Export License to Gulfstream LNG

Gulfstream LNG Development has received an export authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance its proposed LNG export plant in Louisiana, the company said on Friday.

Germany, South Africa Agree to Cooperate on Green Hydrogen Projects

Germany and South Africa on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on green hydrogen projects in the latest bid by Europe to tap into Africa's huge renewable resource potential to meet 2050 net-zero targets.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets FERC Authorization to Resume Construction

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp.'s long-delayed $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline received authorization on Wednesday from the country's energy regulator to restart construction of the project.

Beijing Holds All Cards in Russia’s Eastern Energy Pivot

(P&GJ) — Russia is looking to build on its energy ties with China, a key buyer of its gas. But Beijing’s position of power in the relationship may mean the sanctioned producer is in no rush to complete new projects, especially the much-discussed Power of Siberia 2 pipeline.

MVP Pipeline Foes Say Congress Can't 'Mandate Victory' for the Project

A provision of the U.S. debt ceiling bill that streamlined the federal approval process for the $6.6 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline and limited court reviews of challenges to the project violates the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine, opponents of the pipeline have claimed.

Mexico's CFE and ESENTIA Sign $300 Million Memorandum for Gas Project

Mexican state power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said on Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with ESENTIA Energy Systems to develop natural gas infrastructure with a $300 million investment.

Oil Shippers on Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion Dispute Pipeline Tolls

Oil shippers on the Trans Mountain expansion project are challenging proposed pipeline tolls filed by Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Corp. with regulators last month, citing concerns about significant cost increases.

TotalEnergies Faces Second Lawsuit Over Uganda Oil Projects

The French and Ugandan groups, led by Friends of the Earth France, accuse the energy company of failing to protect people and the environment from its Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).

Piñon Midstream Expands Dark Horse Facility for Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture

(P&GJ) — Piñon Midstream has enhanced the sour gas treatment capacity at its Dark Horse Facility in the Delaware Basin with a second AGI well, enabling up to 500 MMcf/d treating capacity.

Energy Transfer to Continue Lake Charles LNG Project Despite DOE Rehearing Denial

Pipeline operator and LNG developer Energy Transfer on Friday said it will continue construction of its Lake Charles LNG project despite a rehearing denial by the U.S. Department of Energy.