Projects

Germany Welcomes Construction of Hydrogen-Ready Pipeline with Italy

The 3,300-km (2,050-mile) project is led by four major European transmission system operators (TSOs): Snam, Trans Austria Gasleitung (TAG), Gas Connect Austria (GCA) and bayernets in Germany.

Williams to Complete Two US Natural Gas Pipeline Projects on Time in Q4 2024

U.S. energy company Williams Cos Inc. is on track to complete two natural gas pipeline projects in New Jersey and Louisiana on time by the end of 2024, the company's CEO Alan Armstrong told Reuters at the Reuters Global Energy Transition conference on Wednesday.

Grand Isle LNG Pitches Plan for LNG Export Facility Offshore Louisiana

(P&GJ) — Grande Isle LNG has put forward a plan for an offshore liquefaction facility with an annual capacity of 4.2 million tonnes. The proposed plant would be in federal waters, specifically on the West Delta blocks, approximately 13 miles off the coast of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.

Canada's Trans Mountain Seeks Toll Approval for Expanded Oil Pipeline

Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Corp. has applied to regulators for tolls on its long-delayed 590,000 bpd pipeline expansion to Canada's west coast, noting shipping fees would increase if the project costs mount.

Debt Ceiling Bill Passage Clears Mountain Valley Pipeline to Proceed with Construction, Operation

(P&GJ) — The legislation requires the Secretary of the Army to issue all permits or verifications necessary to complete project construction and allow for MVP's operation and maintenance. The legislation also divests courts of jurisdiction to review agency actions on approvals necessary for MVP construction and initial operation.

Canada Commits to Backing $2.2 Billion in New Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Loans

The Canadian government is backing up to $2.24 billion in loans for Trans Mountain Corp., the crown corporation building an over-budget, long-delayed oil pipeline expansion to Canada's Pacific Coast.

Enterprise Expands Acadian Haynesville Gas Pipeline, Boosts Takeaway Capacity by 400 MMcf/d

(P&GJ) — The expansion increases the Acadian Haynesville Extension's natural gas takeaway capacity by approximately 400 million cubic feet per day, raising the total transportation capacity from 2.1 Bcf/d to 2.5 Bcf/d.

Tanzania to Review Approval of $42 Billion LNG Project in June

Tanzania's government said on Wednesday it had completed negotiations with the investors of its $42 billion LNG project, with the agreements set to be reviewed for approval next month.

Equitrans Midstream Shares Make Record Gains on US Debt Ceiling Deal

Shares of Equitrans Midstream Corp. jumped on Tuesday after the U.S. debt ceiling deal contained specific proposals that would allow the U.S. energy company to obtain permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Hyphen and Namibia Agree Next Phase of $10 Billion Green Hydrogen Project

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy has agreed a deal with the government of Namibia for the next phase of a $10 billion green hydrogen project that will export to Europe once complete, the two parties said on Wednesday.

FERC Approves TC Energy's US-Mexico North Baja Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit has received permission from U.S. energy regulators to put the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

Pembina Pipeline, Marubeni to Partner on Low-Carbon Ammonia Export Project

(P&GJ) — Initial feasibility studies have been completed and the facility has an anticipated design capacity of up to 185 kilotonnes per annum of low-carbon hydrogen production, which will be converted into approximately one million tonnes per year of low-carbon ammonia.

Venezuela, Trinidad to Meet Again in June to Discuss Dragon Gas Project

Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago will continue negotiations on jointly developing a dormant offshore natural gas field, with a meeting scheduled for mid-June in Caracas, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Biden, McCarthy Debt Deal Could Speed Up Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Project

Streamlined federal approval for the 303-mile (488-km) project was placed into the text of the budget deal between U.S. President Joe Biden and House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy that may end the debt limit crisis.

US Court Questions Another Permit for Equitrans’ Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp.'s long-delayed $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia received another negative court ruling on Friday.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Seeks US Approval to Put US-Mexico Gas Pipeline in Service

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit asked U.S. energy regulators on Thursday for permission to put parts of the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

Iraq Oil Minister: Saudi Aramco to Develop 400 MMcf/d Iraqi Gas Field

Saudi oil giant Aramco will develop a gas field in Iraq that could produce more than 400 million cubic feet of gas per day, Iraqi Oil Minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani said on Thursday.

China Prioritizing Turkmenistan Over Russia in Next Big Pipeline Project

China is accelerating the building of a long-delayed Central Asian pipeline to source gas from Turkmenistan even as Russia pushes its own new Siberian connection, as Beijing juggles its energy security needs with diplomatic priorities.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Slams US Denial of LNG Extension, Seeks Rehearing

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer slammed the U.S. Department of Energy's denial of an export-permit extension to its Louisiana LNG export project in a DOE filing, seeking a rehearing.

Comet Ridge, Jemena Ink Deal for Mahalo North Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Under the deal, Jemena will immediately undertake a pre-FEED study of a Jemena-owned and operated high-pressure gas transmission pipeline of approximately 73 km (45 miles) from the Mahalo North Gas Project to Jemena’s Queensland Gas Pipeline (QGP).

Caliche Launches Open Season for Expansion Project, Firm Natural Gas Storage in Beaumont

(P&GJ) — Caliche Development Partners II has launched a non-binding open season to solicit natural gas firm storage service to support the development of two additional natural gas storage caverns at Golden Triangle Storage facility in Beaumont, TX.

Equinor, Shell and Exxon Agree LNG Project with Tanzania

Equinor, Shell and Exxon Mobil have agreed a deal with the government of Tanzania for the development of a LNG export terminal in the East African country, the two sides said on Friday.

Biden Administration Supports Mountain Valley Pipeline for Second Time in Week

The Biden administration has supported for the second time in a week the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline, a project a key Democratic senator has pushed in legislation to speed permitting of fossil fuel and power transmission projects.

Australia's Beach Energy Shares Tumble on Waitsia Gas Project Delay

Shares of Beach Energy Ltd. fell nearly 8% on Thursday after the Australian oil and gas explorer said it was no longer prudent to maintain capital expenditure and timing estimates for its $520.93 million Waitsia Stage 2 gas project.

Woodside Open to Talks with Chinese Firms for Scarborough Gas Project

Woodside Energy Group said on Tuesday it is open to talks with Chinese firms to invest in its $12 billion Scarborough LNG project in Australia.

Regional Spotlight: US Consolidates, Expands Ahead of LNG Export Demand

(P&GJ) — U.S. midstream companies would be hard-pressed this year to approach the record earnings that many achieved in 2022, but the sharp decline in oil and natural gas prices from last year’s highs hasn’t blunted their expansion efforts.

Chevron, Exxon Seek State Backing for Australia Carbon Capture, Hydrogen Projects

Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., the two largest U.S. fossil fuel companies, are seeking Australia's backing for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen projects as they look to increase investment in a bid to slash intensity of carbon emissions.

Alaska LNG Project Clears Legal Challenge, Advances 800-Mile Gas Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that challenged the federal approvals required for a $39 billion project aimed at transporting natural gas across Alaska, starting from the North Slope. According to a spokesperson, construction on the 800-mile pipeline and related infrastructure has not yet commenced.

Technip Energies Wins LNG Contract for QatarEnergy’s North Field South Project

(P&GJ) — This award will cover the delivery of 2 mega trains, each with a capacity of 8 MTPA of LNG. It will include a large CO2 carbon capture and sequestration facility of 1.5 MTPA, leading to a more than 25% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions when compared to similar LNG facilities.

Biden Administration Clears Mountain Valley Pipeline for Progress Through Jefferson National Forest

(P&GJ) — The Department of Agriculture's Forest Service issued a record of decision Monday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline project to cut through a 3.5-mile stretch of the Jefferson National Forest along the West Virginia-Virginia border. The determination clears the way for the project — which is 94% complete but has been mired in a lengthy permitting process for years — to finish construction.