Projects

Trans Mountain Pipeline May Face 9-Month Delay Over Route Dispute

The Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion could be delayed by up to nine months if regulators do not approve a route deviation request, the Canadian government corporation building the project said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

South Dakota Denies Permit for Summit Carbon Solutions' 495-Mile CO2 Pipeline Segment

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission on Monday denied a permit application from Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions to build 495 miles (796 km) of pipeline through the state to transport captured carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to an underground storage site.

Russia Finalizing Power of Siberia-2 Gas Pipeline Route to China, Novak Says

Russia is finalizing the route of the China-bound Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, which is intended to traverse Mongolia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak wrote in the energy ministry's in-house magazine, published on Wednesday.

Tellurian Drops Equity-Ownership Condition for Driftwood LNG Project

Tellurian Inc. will sell LNG supplies to non-equity holders to bring its long-delayed Driftwood LNG project to fruition, Chairman Charif Souki said this week. The company plans to offer up to 11 million of its 27.6 MTPA output under offtake agreements to get Driftwood across the finish line.

US Army Corps Holds Off Endorsing Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Alternative

On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Energy Transfer's Dakota Access oil pipeline. The statement evaluated five alternatives, including options like abandoning or rerouting the pipeline, but it did not make any recommendations.

South Dakota Rejects CO2 Pipeline Permit; North Dakota Project Seeks Reconsideration

(P&GJ) — In a recent development, South Dakota regulators have denied a construction permit for a carbon dioxide pipeline project. This decision closely follows a similar rejection by a North Dakota panel regarding another company's project.

Tellurian, Baker Hughes Collaborate on Driftwood LNG Phase 1 Equipment for 2027 Production

(P&GJ) — Tellurian Inc. and Baker Hughes have entered an agreement to supply eight main refrigerant compression packages for Phase 1 of the Driftwood LNG project.

Canada Oil Sands Carbon Capture Project Struggles to Get Key Contract

Canada is struggling to get a key tool in place for major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, said a representative of one of the largest such ventures, as the country seeks to launch incentives vital to cutting emissions from Alberta's oil sands.

Berkshire Hathaway Successfully Acquires Dominion Energy’s 50% Stake in Cove Point LNG

(P&GJ) — Berkshire Hathaway Energy has completed the purchase of Dominion Energy’s 50% limited partnership stake in the Cove Point LNG, LP business, resulting in a total ownership interest of 75%.

Japan's Mitsui, Others to Jointly Study Hydrogen, Ammonia Supply Chain in Osaka

Japan's Mitsui & Co., Mitsui Chemicals, IHI Corp. and Kansai Electric Power Co. will conduct a joint study for establishing a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in the Osaka coastal industrial zone, the companies said.

Newfoundland Selects Multiple Wind Farm Projects to Power Hydrogen Plants

Canada's gusty Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador selected four companies on Wednesday to develop wind farms to supply power for new hydrogen plants, conditional on further approvals.

Eni, Snam Set Ambitions for Italy's First Carbon Storage Project

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is key to ensuring the survival and the competitiveness in Italy of industries including steel, cement and chemicals, energy group Eni and gas grid operator Snam said on Friday.

Argentina's Vaca Muerta Injects Record Gas as New Pipeline Boosts Capacity

Argentina's southern Neuquen province, home to the Vaca Muerta shale formation, has posted a record daily amount of gas injected into the country's pipeline system, topping 100 million cubic meters daily.

DT Midstream Successfully Completes Phase 1 LEAP Expansion Ahead of Schedule

(P&GJ) — DT Midstream Inc. has announced the successful early commissioning of its LEAP phase 1 expansion, increasing capacity from 1.0 Bcf/d to 1.3 Bcf/d, surpassing its planned Q4 2023 in-service date and staying within budget.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Further Delays Over Route Change Dispute

Trans Mountain Corp. fears that the expansion of its Canadian oil pipeline may be delayed further unless a regulator allows it to change its route in British Columbia, according to a First Nation that opposes the route adjustment.

Tanzania Names New Energy Minister to Oversee LNG Development

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan named a new energy minister on Wednesday as part of a cabinet reshuffle, ahead of expected cabinet approval for a $42 billion LNG project.

Norway's Equinor Acquires a Stake in U.S. Bayou Bend CCS Project

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor said on Monday it has acquired a 25% stake in Bayou Bend CCS LLC, a U.S. project to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions along the Gulf Coast in southeast Texas.

FuelCell, Exxon Mobil to Extend Carbon Capture Deal

FuelCell Energy said on Monday it would extend a carbon capture joint development agreement with a unit of Exxon Mobil to March 31 next year.

Williams to Complete US Natural Gas Pipelines by 2024

(P&GJ) — Iowa regulators consider permits for the 'largest' CO2 pipeline; Williams is on track to complete two gas pipeline projects by the end of 2024; Pinnacle Midstream has doubled its Midland basin processing capacity, and more!

Guest Perspective Interview: Tackling CO2 Storage on the Gulf Coast

(P&GJ) — In this interview, Crescent Midstream CEO Jerry Ashcroft discusses his company's CO2 storage project near the Louisiana Coast, expected to accommodate up to 300 million tonnes of CO2, along with the associated new pipeline. The company presently possesses approximately 1,500 miles of pipeline within the Gulf Coast region.

Brazil Mulls Tax Incentives for Green Hydrogen Projects

Brazil is mulling granting tax incentives for green hydrogen production, a key step for the energy sector to ignite renewable fuel projects and keep pace with international competitors investing in the sector, experts and sources told Reuters.

Commonwealth LNG Partners with Baker Hughes to Enhance Louisiana LNG Facility

(P&GJ) — Commonwealth LNG has signed a strategic agreement with Baker Hughes related to Commonwealth LNG's liquefied natural gas facility under development in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Draft Environmental Study on Dakota Access Pipeline Expected in Fall

A U.S. court last year ordered the federal government to undertake a more intensive environmental study of the pipeline's route under a lake that straddles the border of North Dakota and South Dakota.

Trans Mountain Seeks Last-Minute Route Deviation on Pipeline Expansion

The Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project has asked Canadian regulators for a route deviation on a 1.3-km (0.8 mile) section of pipeline in British Columbia, months before the 600,000 barrel per day project is due to start shipping crude.

Trudeau Stands by Trans Mountain Expansion as Strong Investment Amid Challenges

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he was confident the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was a solid investment and that interest is high among Indigenous groups who want to buy a share of the pipeline.

Key Hearing for 2,000-Mile Carbon Capture Pipeline Begins in Iowa

Iowa residents living along the route of the U.S.'s largest proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline told state regulators they were worried about possible ruptures and land takings at the start of a hearing that will determine the fate of the project.

Clearfork Midstream Expands Haynesville Gas System, Adds New Pipelines Across Louisiana and Texas

(P&GJ) — These expansions represent a system-wide capacity increase of approximately 65% since Clearfork’s acquisition of the assets in February 2022. In addition, the company has expanded its North Louisiana gathering footprint to the east and west, and is in construction on new gathering pipe further west into Panola County, Texas.

Pipeline Operator Trans Mountain Says British Columbia Fires Pose No Risk to Its Operations

Canadian oil pipeline system operator Trans Mountain said on Sunday that the British Columbia wildfires posed no risk to its pipeline operations or its expansion project.

Energy Transfer Seeks New LNG Export License After Extension Denied

Pipeline operator Energy Transfer on Friday requested a new and expedited export license for its proposed Lake Charles LNG plant in Louisiana, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Russia's Arctic-2 LNG Set to Start Production During 2023, CNOOC Says

Russia's Arctic-2 LNG project, in which China's CNOOC Ltd. holds a 10% stake, is proceeding as planned with first phase to start operation during this year, senior company executives said on Friday.