Europe

Russia Extends Permit for LNG Supplies to Germany's SEFE Until 2040

The Russian government has extended a permit for its Yamal LNG plant to supply LNG to German nationalized gas importer and trader SEFE until Dec. 31, 2040, according to a government document published on Friday.

Sonatrach to Supply Germany with Pipeline Gas for the First Time

Germany will receive its first supplies of pipeline natural gas from Algeria under a medium-term contract signed between a subsidiary of trader VNG AG and state-owned oil and gas firm Sonatrach, the companies said on Thursday.

GAIL India Responds to Red Sea Crisis, Buys Spot LNG and Redirects U.S. Supply to Europe

India's state-run GAIL (India) Ltd. is selling more U.S. LNG in European markets and making spot purchases to avert delays due to the Red Sea crisis, head of marketing Sanjay Kumar told a press conference.

Norway's Equinor Open to More Long-Term Gas Deals

Norway's Equinor would welcome more long-term supply agreements for its natural gas production, after announcing several such deals last year, the head of its marketing, midstream and processing division said on Wednesday.

Venture Global and Grain LNG Ink 16-Year Deal for LNG Supply to UK

Under the agreement, Venture Global will have the ability to access 3 million tonnes per annum of LNG storage and regasification capacity at the Isle of Grain LNG receiving terminal for sixteen years beginning in 2029-equivalent of up to 5% of average U.K. gas demand.

Italy's Snam Initiates Market Test for Hydrogen Demand, Seeks Interest in Carbon Capture Projects

Snam is officially launching a market test for hydrogen demand in Italy and a collection of expressions of interest for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage, the gas grid operator said on Monday.

U.S. Says Allies 'Reassured' LNG Pause Does Not Affect Current Exports

U.S. allies concerned about steady supplies of LNG are reassured when they understand President Joe Biden's pause on LNG export approvals does not affect currently permitted shipments, a U.S. State Department official said on Monday.

Germany Unveils $17 Billion Subsidy Plan for Hydrogen-Ready Gas Power Plants

Germany's government has agreed plans to subsidize gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen, the economy ministry said on Monday, with a price tag of $17 billion in subsidies as part of efforts to supplement intermittent renewable energy and speed up the transition to low carbon generation.

Projects February 2024

East African Crude Pipeline delivers first shipment; Pembina acquires Enbridge’s stake in Alliance Pipeline; KM boosts Permian Highway pipeline capacity by 550 MMcf/d; and more!

OMV Petrom Accelerates Investments in Black Sea Gas Project, Targets 2027 Production

The Neptun Deep Black Sea gas project, one of the European Union's most significant natural gas deposits, is expected to cost $4.3 billion. OMV Petrom is developing it with state-owned gas producer Romgaz.

Poland's Gaz-System Chooses Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for LNG Regasification Unit

Polish pipeline operator Gaz-System has chosen Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to supply a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), it said on Thursday.

U.S. LNG Exports Decline in January Due to Arctic Freeze, Plant Outages; Europe Dominates Despite Challenges

Cold weather and outages at second-largest exporter Freeport LNG cut U.S. LNG exports last month below the December record, LSEG ship tracking data showed.

Global News February 2024

Latest industry developments from around the world!

Algeria's Sonatrach, Britain's Grain LNG Sign 10-Year LNG Deal

Grain LNG said on Wednesday it had signed a 10-year deal with Sonatrach to extend the Algerian company's long-term storage and redelivery capacity at Europe's largest LNG import terminal beyond January 2029.

QatarEnergy, Excelerate Energy Sign 15-Year LNG Supply Deal

QatarEnergy and U.S.-based Excelerate Energy signed on Monday a 15-year agreement to supply 1 million metric tons per year of LNG to be delivered to Bangladesh for 15 years from January 2026.

Power Plant Operator Drax to Launch Carbon Removal Business in Houston

British power plant operator Drax plans to establish an independent business focused on becoming the global leader in delivering large-scale and high-integrity carbon removal.

Germany's SEFE Eyes Global LNG Expansion After Securing $55 Billion Gas Deal in Norway

Fresh from clinching a $55 billion pipeline gas deal in Norway last month, Germany's SEFE is looking for more suppliers to offer liquefied natural gas (LNG) for its customers, its CEO told Reuters on Thursday.

Tullow Oil on Track to Deliver $600 Million Free Cash Flow Over Next 2 Years

The London-listed oil and gas explorer said the start-up of Jubilee Southeast offshore Ghana drove production and boosted 2023 cash flow ahead of its expectations.

Gasunie Initiates 746-Mile Hydrogen Network Construction in the Netherlands

Gasunie has initiated the construction of a national hydrogen network in the Netherlands. This $1.6 billion project, commissioned by the Dutch government, aims to establish a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure covering 1,200 kilometers (746 miles).

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2024: New LNG Terminals Sound Beckon Call for More Pipelines

(P&GJ) — It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

TotalEnergies Says Danish Tyra Gas Field Ready to Start in March

TotalEnergies will restart production at Denmark's Tyra natural gas field in March this year, the company said in a statement on Monday.

Spotlight on Germany: Nation’s Pipelines Nearing Major Changes

The pipelines’ sector of Germany is on the verge of major changes, due to the ongoing conversion to hydrogen and the rapid development of H2 and gas pipelines’ infrastructure throughout the country.

Blinken Urges Bosnian Lawmakers to Pass Gas Pipeline Law with Croatia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Bosnian Croat lawmakers to stop holding up legislation to build a natural gas pipeline with Croatia, seen as an alternative to Russian gas, local media reported on Thursday.

INEOS Bio-HDPE Powers First Sustainable Gas Pipeline for GRDF in France

INEOS has introduced a bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is used in the construction of the world's first fully sustainable gas pipeline. GRDF, the French gas utility network operator, installed this pipeline, relying solely on the low carbon footprint polymer.

GasNet's 40,000-Mile Gas Pipeline Network Attracts CEZ and CVC for Final Bidding

CEZ and CVC Capital Partners are planning to place competing bids next week for Czech gas distribution network GasNet, which covers 80% of the country's gas distribution through a network of 40,000 miles of gas pipelines.

Moda Completes Sale of Vopak Moda Houston Terminal Interest to Exolum

Moda Midstream and EnCap Flatrock Midstream have finalized the sale of Moda's 50% stake in the Vopak Moda Houston terminal joint venture to Exolum, a prominent European logistics company specializing in liquid products and operating in nine countries.

Bulgaria Replacing Russian Crude with Oil from Kazakhstan, Iraq, Tunisia

Bulgaria is replacing Russian oil imports with crude from Kazakhstan, Iraq and Tunisia in January, according to traders and LSEG data.

Pipeline Giant Enbridge Targets Expanding Offshore Wind Investments in France, Steers Clear of Troubled U.S. Market

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is keen on further offshore wind investments in France, but will avoid the United States, where cost and supply chain problems have contributed to offshore projects collapsing, a senior executive said.

Finland's Gasum Procures LNG Cargo for Inkoo Terminal from SEFE

Finnish energy firm Gasum said on Wednesday it is delivering a U.S. cargo of LNG it procured from Germany's SEFE LNG to the Inkoo floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).

Galp to Join BP and Shell in Formal Complaint Against LNG Exporter Venture Global

Portugal oil and gas firm Galp has asked U.S. regulators to allow it to join BP and Shell's formal complaints against U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG, a filing showed on Tuesday.