Projects

Brazil Studying Some $30 Billion in Low-Carbon Hydrogen Projects, Secretary Says

Brazil is studying some $30 billion in projects looking to produce low-carbon hydrogen, an official from the country's mines and energy ministry said on Wednesday, estimating the country has a potential output of 1.8 billion metric tons.

Dutch Court Rules Huge Carbon Capture Project Can Go Ahead

The Netherlands' highest court on Wednesday ruled that construction of a major carbon capture project in the Rotterdam port area can go ahead, despite objections by environmental activists.

Pembina Pipeline Delays Cedar LNG FID to Fourth Quarter 2023

(P&GJ) — Pembina Pipeline Corp. has been granted the permit for its proposed LNG facility by the BC Energy Regulator. Thus, the final investment decision (FID) timeline has been revised to the fourth quarter of 2023, due to ongoing discussions and negotiations involving LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink.

Canada Reaches Out to Indigenous Groups About Trans Mountain Stake Sale

The Canadian government has reached out to Indigenous groups about potentially selling them a stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, edging ahead on its long-promised involvement of local communities in the controversial project, the finance minister's office said on Wednesday.

Montana Judge Rules State Policies Must Consider Climate Change in Fossil Fuel Projects

Montana is violating the rights of young people with policies that prohibit the state from considering climate change effects when it reviews coal mining, natural gas extraction and other fossil fuel projects, a state judge said Monday.

Permian Operators Look to Carry the Load

(P&GJ) — Midstream projects in the region continue more-or-less undeterred with more than 8 Bcf/d of pipeline capacity planned or under construction from the Permian and Haynesville basins as operators lock in on expanding LNG export markets on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts.

US Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge to federal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in a decision that likely ends legal fights over the construction of the $6.6 billion natural gas project led by Equitrans Midstream.

Haynesville Riding LNG Wave to Gulf Coast

(P&GJ) — With the primary driver of U.S. natural gas demand growth continuing to be LNG exports, the bottlenecked pipeline takeaway capacity in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale has left the Haynesville shale, along with the Permian Basin, as the two regions with the most consistent midstream growth.

Editor’s Notebook: Is Rerouting Line 5 the Best Option?

(P&GJ) — In a ruling that could be interpreted as a split decision, a U.S. District Court judge has told Enbridge it can continue to operate its Line 5 pipeline through an indigenous people’s territory but must relocate a portion of the line by 2026.

Vision RNG, Meridian Waste Launch Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas Project in Missouri

(P&GJ) — Vision RNG has announced that its Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project at Meridian Waste’s Eagle Ridge Landfill in Bowling Green, Missouri is now fully operational.

Canada Looking to Sell Trans Mountain Pipeline Stake to Indigenous Groups

Canada is looking to sell a stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to indigenous groups through a special-purpose vehicle that will allow individual communities to buy into the enterprise, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.

Sempra Exceeds Profit Expectations as LNG Expansion Propels Growth

Sempra has strategically positioned LNG as a burgeoning sector within its portfolio and is making noteworthy strides in expanding its LNG infrastructure, with key projects in the pipeline. Among these ventures is the Costa Azul LNG export plant in Mexico, which is on track to contribute to Sempra's LNG growth strategy.

Sypris Wins Award for Venture Global's CP2 LNG Terminal and Express Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Sypris Technologies Inc. has won an award for specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Venture Global CP2 LNG export terminal and the Venture Global CP Express natural gas pipeline project.

Canada Guarantees Up to $2.2 Billion in Fresh Loans to Trans Mountain Expansion Project

A Canadian government agency has guaranteed fresh commercial loans of up to $2.2 billion to the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that has suffered repeated cost overruns.

North Dakota Regulator Rejects Summit Carbon Solutions Carbon Pipeline Application

The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Friday rejected a permit application from Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions to run 320 miles (514.99 km) of pipeline through the state to transport captured carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to an underground storage site.

Trans Mountain Expansion Project to Start Filling Pipeline This Fall

The Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project is expected to call on oil producers to start filling the pipeline as soon as this month, the president of major shipper Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said on Thursday.

Benin's 1,200-Mile Niger Pipeline Project Unaffected by Sanctions Over Coup

Benin said on Thursday that work on a major oil pipeline linking it with neighboring Niger has not been impacted by sanctions imposed on Niamey by leaders of West Africa's regional bloc over last week's military coup, although it could mean a delay.

SGN Project to Repurpose UK Gas Pipeline to Carry Hydrogen Gets Green Light

The $38 million project will trial 100% hydrogen gas through a 30-km (19-mile) decommissioned gas pipeline between Grangemouth and Granton in Scotland.

Wood Completes FEED Studies for 2,000 Miles of Low Carbon Pipeline Projects in North America

(P&GJ) — Wood has announced that it is delivering concept and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low-carbon pipelines in North America.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Plans to Complete Coastal GasLink Pipeline This Year

TC Energy's surprise plan to split the company last week accelerated a stock selloff. Still, shareholders bet the North American pipeline operator will finish the year on a higher note by completing the 670-km (416-mile) Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Equitrans to Begin Construction on Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — On Monday, FERC issued the Notice to Proceed, signaling Equitrans' imminent commencement of construction. The expansion project is designed to enhance deliverability on its Ohio Valley Connector pipeline, bolstering its capacity by approximately 350 MMcf/d.

Equitrans' 303-Mile Mountain Valley Pipeline on Track to Be Completed by Year-End 2023

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream on Tuesday said it still expects to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of the year despite being tangled in numerous court fights since construction began in 2018.

Enbridge Fixing Minnesota Aquifer Breach Related to Oil Pipeline Construction

Enbridge Inc. on Friday said it was working to fix an aquifer breach in rural Minnesota related to the construction of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, which was completed in 2021 and carries Canadian crude to U.S. refineries.

Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass 2 Project Gets Final U.S. Environmental Nod

Venture Global LNG's proposed Calcasieu Pass 2 project in Louisiana has received FERC's environmental approval, clearing the way for a final vote by the commission on expanding the company's natural gas liquefaction facility.

TC Energy to Spin Off Oil Pipeline Business, Focus on Natural Gas

North American pipeline company TC Energy, which has been seeking to sell assets and cut debt, said on Thursday it would spin off its oil pipeline business and focus on transporting natural gas, saying the businesses would be more valuable apart.

Italy's Saipem Sees Progress Towards Resuming Mozambique LNG Project

Italian energy services group Saipem on Thursday said efforts to restart a multibillion-dollar LNG project in Mozambique for TotalEnergies were underway but refrained from giving a precise timeline.

Supreme Court Approves Completion of 303-Mile Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

The justices granted Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC's request to lift stays imposed by a lower court that had halted construction of a final short section of the 303-mile (488-km) natural gas pipeline. That section is a 3.5-mile (5.6-km) corridor through the federally owned Jefferson National Forest.

354-Mile Vaca Muerta Pipeline Needs Investment to Deliver Argentina's Gas Dreams, Experts Say

Argentina could export the same amount of gas it consumes — about 2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) — annually, but that would require investments of $40 billion, Javier Iguacel, Argentina's former energy minister, said.

EQT in Deal with Energy Transfer Louisiana Lake Charles LNG Export Plant

EQT, the biggest U.S. natural gas producer, entered into an LNG agreement with U.S. energy firm Energy Transfer's proposed Lake Charles LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Spain's Enagas to Gauge Hydrogen Appetite as It Seeks EU Subsidies

Spanish natural gas grid operator Enagas is to start gathering data on hydrogen supply and demand as it moves forward with plans for national and international hydrogen pipelines it expects will get significant European Union subsidies.