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Slovakia Strikes Supply Deals for LNG, Piped Norwegian Gas

Slovakia's state gas firm SPP has struck deals to buy enough piped Norwegian gas and other shipments of LNG to cover around 65% of the country's demand until the end of next year, Economy Minister Richard Sulik said.

PIT and CNX Resources Partner on Emission Reduction Measures

Natural gas will be used at the airport and transformed into alternative fuel through CNX technology.

Venture Global Decides to Build Louisiana Plaquemines LNG Export Plant

Venture Global has closed on the $13.2 billion project financing for the initial 13.33 million tonnes per annum phase of the project and associated Gator Express pipeline.

Technip, Samsung Engineering JV Bags Texas LNG Work

Texas LNG Brownsville, a four million tons per annum LNG export terminal to be constructed in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, has executed an agreement with Technip Energies USA and Samsung Engineering Co. to lead the delivery of the facility via a joint venture.

Enagas CEO: Third Spain-France Gas Link Could Be Ready in 2 1/2 Years

A third gas link between Spain and France could be completed in two and a half years at a cost of 600-700 million euros ($640.14-$746.83 million) if the process was accelerated, the CEO of Spain's gas grid operator said on Wednesday.

German Chancellor: Germany is Keen to Pursue Gas Projects with Senegal

Germany wants to intensively pursue gas and renewable energy projects with Senegal, against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and its impact on energy and food prices, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

Argentina Easing Energy Firms' FX Access to Spur Vaca Muerta Development

Argentina is easing access to foreign currency for oil and gas companies that increase production in the South American country, part of a bid to accelerate the development of the huge Vaca Muerta shale formation and trim reliance on costly imports.

Norway's Hammerfest LNG Plant Extends Outage until May 27

Norway's Hammerfest LNG plant is now expected to restart on May 27, four days later than the previous plan and further delaying operations since a fire in 2020, Norwegian gas system manager Gassco said.

Poland Ends Deal to Receive Russian Gas after Ruble Dispute

Poland said on Monday it had terminated its agreement with Russia to receive Russian gas via the Yamal pipeline, after Warsaw rejected a demand to pay for the fuel in rubles and Moscow responded by cutting off supplies in April.

Russia Stops Gas Flows to Finland Over Payments Dispute

Russia's Gazprom on Saturday halted gas exports to neighboring Finland, in the latest escalation of an energy payments dispute with Western nations.

S.Korean Court Dismisses Plea to Block Loans to Fund Deep-Sea Gas Pipeline in Australia

A South Korean court has dismissed an application from a group of Indigenous Australians that said they were not properly consulted on the Barossa project and the planned 260-km (162-mile) pipeline that will connect offshore gas facilities to an existing pipeline that runs to Darwin.

Sempra Signs Carbon Capture Deal for Proposed Louisiana Project

Houston-based Sempra said the proposed project, Hackberry Carbon Sequestration, could potentially store up to 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year if approved, utilizing the Cameron LNG Phase 1 and 2 export terminals as the anchor source for the captured and sequestered carbon dioxide.

Blackstone Unit Acquires 49% Stake in US LNG Facility

Blackstone Inc.'s credit investment unit has bought a 49% stake in an LNG facility in Georgia and Kinder Morgan will continue holding the remaining 51%.

Iran to Revive Gas Pipeline Project to Oman

Iran's oil minister has agreed to revive a long-stalled project to lay an undersea pipeline to carry gas to Oman. The pipeline, which has been in the works since 2013, was delayed due to price disagreements and U.S. pressure on Oman to find other suppliers.

Germany, Qatar Sign Energy Partnership Agreement Focused on Gas

Germany and Qatar have signed a declaration to deepen their energy partnership, with a focus on trade in hydrogen and LNG, as Europe's biggest economy looks for alternative supplies amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Finland Leases Floating LNG Terminal for 10 Years to Break Free from Russian Gas

Finland has agreed to a 10-year charter for a floating storage and regasification vessel with U.S. based Excelerate Energy to help replace Russian gas supply, finance minister Annika Saarikko said on Friday.

RWE: Germany Can Be Independent from Russian Gas by Spring 2025

Germany can wean itself off Russian gas within the next three years, the CEO of the country's largest power producer, RWE, told a newspaper.

Russia to Halt Gas Flows to Finland on Saturday

Russia's Gazprom has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from Saturday morning, Gasum said on Friday, after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in rubles.

EnLink Moves Forward with Permian-Houston Natgas Pipeline Project

EnLink Midstream will move forward with the construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline, a Permian-to-Houston pipeline that will transport up to 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas through about 490 miles of pipe.

Europe Will Need Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline One Day, Kremlin Says

Russia has no hope of starting up its undersea gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 anytime soon but is confident that Europe will need the pipeline someday regardless of what it says now, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Israel Ramping Up Gas Output, Looks to Help Supply Europe

Israel is boosting offshore natural gas output and aims to reach a supply agreement with Europe in the coming months as the continent looks to replace Russian supply.

ArcLight Acquires $857 Million Stake in Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

ArcLight Capital Partners has closed a $857 million deal to acquire Targa Resources’ wholly-owned subsidiary, which owns a 25% stake in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) in the Permian Basin.

Canacol Nears Construction Phase for $560 Million Colombian Gas Pipeline Project

Colombian gas producer Canacol is on track to begin construction on the Jobo-Medellín natural gas pipeline having received final binding offers from four interested contractors in March.

Sources: Deutsche Bank Not Financing EACOP African Pipeline

Germany's largest lender has come under pressure to clarify its stance on the financing of the planned $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline, which would stretch more than 1,400 km (870 miles) from Uganda to Tanzania.

Alberta Premier Says Canada Could Boost Oil Export to US, Calls for Major New Pipeline

Canada could add over a million barrels per day of oil export capacity to the U.S. over the next two years, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told a U.S. Senate committee. He also discussed building a major new cross-border oil pipeline to further ensure U.S. energy security.

Germany, Netherlands Up Ambition for North Sea Hydrogen Hubs

There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to exploiting the strong winds offshore Germany and the Netherlands to produce green hydrogen.

Marcellus, Utica Operators Post Victories, Recalibrate

To be sure, it has not been an easy road, but of all the projects that have been completed this year, the Mariner East system may be midstream’s most satisfying – it certainly has been for those in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

U.S. Update: Midstream Markets Turn Up Gas on Higher Prices, Global Demand

The surge of LNG expansion activity continued in March and April after the Ukraine invasion, as President Joe Biden promised the United States would deliver at least 15 Bcm in additional LNG to Europe this year than previously planned, with more to come in future years.

Freeport LNG Seeks Extension to Build 4th Liquefaction Train at Texas Plant

Freeport LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to construct a fourth liquefaction train at its export plant in Texas until August 2028.

Equinor, Exxon Expand Brazil Oil Operations, Discuss Building 100-Mile Gas Pipeline

Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp. have taken the first steps to expand an $8 billion oil development off Brazil's coast and are considering adding a more than 100-mile-long gas pipeline as part of the next phase of the expansion.