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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.

Ørsted Plans Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark

Renewable energy firm Orsted on Tuesday said it intends to invest in a large-scale facility in Denmark to produce green hydrogen, considered a cornerstone of the shift to cleaner energy. The first stage of the investment in the so-called Power-to-X facility is estimated at somewhere between $141-$705 million.

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.

Trafigura Enters $3 Billion Loan to Supply Germany's Sefe with Gas

Commodities trading firm Trafigura on Monday said it has entered into a $3 billion four-year loan to supply gas to German gas trader Sefe, formerly known as Gazprom Germania, and help Europe's largest economy secure volumes long-term.

Moldovagaz to Buy Gas from Energocom, Russia’s Gazprom

Moldova's natural gas company Moldovagaz will start buying gas from domestic supplier Energocom while continuing to buy it from Russia's Gazprom, the head of Moldovagaz said late on Saturday.

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.

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary Agree to Boost Gas Grid Interconnections

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary agreed on Thursday to upgrade the interconnection and transport capacity of their gas grids, part of their long-standing efforts to diversify gas sources and boost their role in Europe's energy supply chain.

Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027

Germany plans to develop a 1,800-km (1,118-mile) hydrogen energy pipeline network by 2027 with state participation, according to an economy ministry draft strategy paper seen by Reuters on Friday.

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.

TAL Approves Pipeline Upgrade to Help Czechs Ditch Russian Crude

Owners of the Transalpine Pipeline (TAL) shipping crude from the Mediterranean to central Europe approved a plan on Wednesday to upgrade the link, which is key for the Czech Republic to wean itself off Russian oil, the Czech Finance Ministry said.

Gazprom Rejects Uniper's Claims for Billions in Compensation Over Undelivered Gas

The export arm of Russia's Gazprom on Wednesday denied it was in breach of contract regarding gas supplies to Germany's Uniper, after Uniper launched arbitration proceedings in a bid to claim back billions of extra costs over undelivered gas supplies.

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.

Spain's Cepsa to Invest $3.1 Billion in Green Hydrogen Project

Spanish oil company Cepsa plans to invest $3.1 billion in a green hydrogen project in Andalusia, southern Spain, CEO Maarten Wetselaar said on Thursday. The project will consist of two electrolyzers of 1 gigawatt each in the port cities of Algeciras and Huelva.

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).

Contract Awarded for Construction of 48-Mile Pipeline Near Buenos Aires

(P&GJ) — The Argentine operator Camuzzi Gas has awarded the Bahisa company a contract to build a 48-mile (72-km) gas pipeline from the city of Trenque Lauquen, west of Buenos Aires, to the city of America.

Greece Expected to Nearly Quadruple Gas Export Capacity by 2025

Greece is becoming a European gas corridor and can nearly quadruple its gas export capacity to neighboring countries in the coming years thanks to new infrastructure under development, Maria Rita Galli, the CEO of the country's gas grid operator DESFA said on Wednesday.

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.

Excelerate Energy's LNG Plant in Argentina Could Be Completed by 2025

Excelerate Energy, a U.S. company that provides storage and regasification services for LNG globally, could complete its planned gas liquefaction plant in Argentina by 2025, according to an executive.

ConocoPhillips, QatarEnergy to Supply Germany with LNG Starting in 2026

Germany is set to receive new flows of Qatari LNG from 2026 after QatarEnergy and ConocoPhillips on Tuesday signed two sales and purchase agreements for its export covering at least a 15-year period.

East African Pipeline Company’s Hits and Misses on Inline Inspection

(P&GJ) — East Africa’s leading oil pipeline operator, Kenya Pipeline Company, has seen its inline inspection (ILI) program – for its portions of its 1,113-mile (1,792-km) product pipeline – swamped in legal hurdles in the last three years. Since 2020, only one of the three tenders were floated, proceeding to contract award.

Exxon to Exit Africa in Crude Phaseout, Eyeing Low-Carbon Natural Gas Options

Exxon's departure reflects a wider move by major oil producers to reduce crude production in West Africa and shift investments to lower-carbon natural gas development on the continent, and to more lucrative projects in the Americas.

India to Receive First LNG Cargo from Indonesia's Tangguh LNG

India will receive its first cargo from Indonesia's Tangguh LNG plant at the Dahej terminal on Monday, according to a Refinitiv analyst and Refinitiv ship tracking data.

Russia Says It Foiled Sabotage at 'South Stream' Gas Pipeline

Russia's Federal Security Service said on Thursday that it had prevented Ukrainian special services from carrying out what it said was sabotage on the "South Stream" gas pipeline.

Israel's NewMed Energy Leaning Towards Floating LNG Expansion

Israel's NewMed Energy said on Thursday it was leaning towards building a floating liquefied national gas terminal to further develop its Leviathan gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Italian City of Piombino Challenges LNG Terminal Project

The Italian city of Piombino has launched a legal challenge against a government-backed project for a new LNG terminal in the Tuscan port that is seen as key to helping wean Italy off Russian gas.

Poland Seeking German Support to Sanction Russian Druzhba Oil Pipeline

Poland is seeking German support to slap EU sanctions on the Polish-German section of the Druzhba crude pipeline so Warsaw can abandon a deal to buy Russian oil next year without paying penalties, two sources familiar with the talks said.