North America

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Forecasts Higher 2023 Betting on Strong Demand

Kinder Morgan Inc. on Wednesday raised its adjusted core earnings outlook for 2023, as the U.S. pipeline operator bets on higher demand for transporting crude oil, gas-liquids and carbon dioxide.

XRI Commences Construction of 230-Mile Water Pipeline System in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — When the Evolution Pipeline system is completed, the combined system will comprise 230 miles of pipeline infrastructure with recycling facilities and produced water disposal wells covering much of the Permian Basin. The pipeline has already secured long-term contracts from operators Chevron, Exxon, XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources.

Sempra Energy Strikes 15-Year LNG Supply Deal with France's ENGIE

Sempra Energy said on Tuesday it would supply about 0.875 MTPA of LNG to French power company ENGIE for 15 years from its proposed Port Arthur LNG project in Texas.

Bison Water Midstream Gains Oklahoma Infrastructure with Lagoon, Overflow Energy Deal

(P&GJ) — Through the acquisition, Bison's integrated water infrastructure platform is now comprised of a 750-mile water gathering system, 60 disposal facilities, 5.7 million barrels of storage capacity, 100,000 barrels per day of recycling/reuse capacity, and over 20 long-term contracts covering 17 million dedicated AMI acres across the entire Basin.

Outrigger Energy Sells Nearly 200 Miles of Natural Gas, Crude Pipeline to Summit Midstream

(P&GJ) — Outrigger Energy II LLC has completed the sale of its midstream system in Weld County, Colorado to Summit Midstream Partners LP, which includes approximately 160 miles of low and high pressure natural gas gathering pipeline and 30 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines with delivery to the Pony Express Pipeline.

Gas Flow Resumes from Equitrans Pennsylvania Site After November Leak

Equitrans Midstream Corp. on Friday said it has received agency approvals to flow gas out of the Rager Mountain storage facility in Pennsylvania following a November natural gas leak that lasted for several days.

EQT-THQ Appalachia Latest US Energy Deal to Face Regulatory Delay

Natural gas producer EQT Corp. said on Friday the U.S. antitrust regulator has asked for more information on its planned $5.2 billion buyout of THQ Appalachia I LLC and associated pipeline infrastructure.

Canada's TC Energy Gets Approval to Expand NGTL Gas Pipeline System

The West Path Delivery 2023 (WP2023) project will add about 40 km (25 miles) of new natural gas pipeline to the existing 25,000-km (15,534 miles) NGTL system, which ships gas across Canada and to U.S. markets.

Ineos Signs 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Sempra

(P&GJ) — INEOS has signed a 20-year contract with Sempra Infrastructure for the supply of approximately 1.4 MTPA of LNG from Phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG facility under development in Texas North America.

Mexico’s New Puerta al Sureste Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — The Puerta al Sureste gas pipeline project is being carried out by the Canadian company TC Energía in conjunction with the Mexican state-owned company Comisión Federal de la Electricidad (CFE).

Enbridge Sees Higher 2023 Profit, Joins Occidental on Carbon Capture Project

Canada's biggest pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday forecasted higher 2023 core earnings, banking on sustained high demand for oil and gas amid tight supplies.

US Natural Gas Implied Volatility Hits Record on Delayed Freeport LNG Restart

U.S. natural gas futures implied volatility hit a record high on Tuesday following weeks of rapid price moves due to changing winter weather forecasts and questions about the restart of the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas.

New Fortress Finalizes Deal to Develop Lakach Gas Project in Mexico

New Fortress Energy said on Tuesday it had finalized agreements with Mexican state oil company Pemex for the development of an LNG project associated with the country's Lakach offshore gas field.

Enbridge Reduces Supply on Vital Canadian Pipeline System

Calgary-based pipeline operator Enbridge said in a statement on Friday that it will allot space on a section of its Mainline system by the most since November of last year.

Delfin Gets More Time to Build US Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Plant

U.S. energy regulators on Friday extended until September 2023 the amount of time liquefied natural gas developer Delfin LNG has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating export project off Louisiana into service.

Equitrans Expects to Stop Pennsylvania Gas Leak in Next Couple of Days

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Thursday it expected to stop a natural gas leak at its Rager Mountain storage facility in Pennsylvania in the next couple of days.

Mexico In Talks with US Storage Providers to Set Up Gas Reserve

Mexico is in talks with U.S. storage providers to create a strategic gas reserve that could be used in emergencies, an official with the country's state power utility said, after a 2021 cold snap left businesses in northern Mexico without gas.

White House Asks Congress for $500 Million to Modernize Oil Reserve

The Biden administration has asked Congress for $500 million to modernize the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve (SPR), a document outlining the request shows. The SPR oil is stored in hollowed-out, underground salt caverns that can shift and potentially require maintenance when petroleum is removed and replaced.

Green Groups Sue Louisiana Over Venture Global LNG Permit Exemption

Three environmental groups have sued the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for exempting Venture Global LNG from needing an environmental permit to build a LNG terminal, the organizations said on Wednesday.

New Fortress to Sign Deal for Mexico's Lakach Gas Project Next Week

U.S. company New Fortress Energy expects to sign an agreement next week with the Mexican government for the development of a LNG project associated with Mexico's Lakach offshore gas field, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Williams, Sempra Enter Deal to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects in Texas and Louisiana

(P&GJ) — Williams and Sempra plan to form a joint venture to own, expand and operate the Cameron Interstate Pipeline and the the Louisiana Connector Pipeline. The pipelines are expected to deliver gas to the proposed Cameron LNG site in Louisiana and the Port Arthur LNG facility in Texas.

UGI to Develop Fifth Renewable Natural Gas Project in Upstate New York

(P&GJ) — The project is expected to produce approximately 35 million cubic feet of RNG annually that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system.

US Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains on Texas Freeport LNG Delay Rumors

U.S. natural gas futures pared earlier gains on Monday from up over 8% to up just 3% on unconfirmed rumors that Freeport LNG delayed the restart of its liquefied natural gas export plant in Texas from November to December.

NERC: Winter Power Resources May Be Tight in Parts of North America

The organization responsible for the reliability of the U.S. and Canadian power grids said on Wednesday that generation resources could be tight across a large portion of North America on the coldest days this winter.

Norway's Aker BP Wants "Price Floor" in European Gas Supply Deals

European buyers of Norwegian natural gas should commit to paying a minimum price if they want to obtain long-term supply deals that prevent price spikes like those seen this year, the chair of Norwegian producer Aker BP told Reuters.

Canada, Nigeria Target Oil and Gas Methane Emissions with New Laws

Oil and gas producers Canada and Nigeria have become the latest countries to tackle the potent greenhouse gas methane with laws to rein in emissions in the fossil fuel energy sector.

Alaska State Company Proposes Hydrogen Hub, Eyeing Federal Funds

"The Alaska Hydrogen Hub concept anticipates using $850 million in DOE funding along with $3.75 billion in private-sector funds, backed by offtake agreements from hydrogen customers in the U.S. and Asia," the Alaskan state-owned AGDC said.

UK to Announce US Gas Deal After Climate Change Summit

Britain hopes the United States will promise about 10 billion cubic meters of LNG over the coming year, the Telegraph newspaper reported, adding that discussions about the deal are in their final stages and an announcement could come in a week or two.

Stakeholder Midstream to Double Gas Capacity in Permian with Second Processing Train

(P&GJ) — Stakeholder Midstream LLC said on Oct. 26 that it reached a final investment decision on the installation of a second treating and processing train at its Campo Viejo facility. The installation of Train II will double the current inlet gas capacity from approximately 80 MMcf/d to approximately 160 MMcf/d.

Enbridge Approves $2.7 Billion Expansion of Southern B.C. Pipeline System

Enbridge Inc. on Friday sanctioned an expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia (B.C.) pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion, after strong demand from crude oil producers.