Infrastructure

U.S. LNG Firms Take Steps to Add Export Capacity Despite Coronavirus

U.S. LNG companies have taken steps to increase export capacity even as a collapse in energy demand has collapsed around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheniere Energy Accelerates LNG Plant Expansion Amid Q2 Profit Gains

Cheniere Energy is planning to accelerate the planned expansion of two of its LNG export facilities in Texas after being analyst profit estimates in Q2.

Solaris Water Midstream Expands Water Infrastructure Joint Venture with Concho Resources

Solaris Water Midstream and Concho Resources have expended their produced water infrastructure management joint venture agreement.

FERC to Decide on Marathon Alaska LNG Import Project by Year End

U.S. energy regulators said on Wednesday they plan to make a decision on Marathon Petroleum Corp’s plan to convert the Kenai liquefied natural gas export plant in Alaska into an import terminal by the end of the year.

Chevron Expects to Restart Train 2 of Gorgon LNG Plant in Early September

Chevron is expecting to restart Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Australia by early September, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday.

China Starts Building Southern Section of East-Route Pipeline

Construction has started on the southern portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, which carries supplies from the Power of Siberia system in Russia, PipeChina announced Tuesday.

Kinder Morgan Reports Loss After $1 Billion Charge

Kinder Morgan reported a second-quarter net loss of $637 million after downgrading the value of some assets due to the market impact of Covid-19.

Czech Gas Firm Scales Back Poland, Austria Interconnector Plans

Net4Gas, a Czech gas pipeline operator, has scaled back and delayed plans to build new pipeline connections with Poland and Austria according to the company's new investment plan.

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S energy regulators have given Delfin LNG a second one-year extension to build it's floating LNG project off the coast of Louisiana.

U.S. Extends Sanctions on Companies for Work on Russian Pipelines

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the country will be extending sanctions against companies working on two major Russian pipelines if the firms do not halt their work.

Options for Low-Pressure System Now Requiring Overpressure Protection

Events over the last several years have proven the inherent risks that can be present in older low-pressure gas distribution systems. As a result, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has investigated the problems and made several recommendations.

FERC Approval Gives Alaska LNG 10 Years to Start Operations

Federal authorization for the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project sets a 10-year deadline to start operating the gas pipeline and liquefaction plant, twice as much time as regulators have generally allowed for other U.S. LNG export terminal developers to build multibillion-dollar facilities.

A Little Good News from Back East

The pipeline industry in the U.S. Northeast finally got some positive news on the permitting front, when New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) received the go-ahead to move forward with construction work on a controversial 30-mile (48-km) section of the Southern Reliability Link (SRL) pipeline in New Jersey.

Cyprus to Get First Natural Gas Import Terminal

Cyprus officially began work Thursday on the country's first-ever natural gas import terminal.

China Hires Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Advise on Pipeline Asset Transfers — Sources

China has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to advise the country's top energy firms on multi-billion dollar deals transferring oil and natural gas pipeline assets to a new national energy infrastructure company.

Energy Transfer Vows to Keep Dakota Access Oil Flowing

Energy Transfer vowed to fight a court order to shut down and empty the Dakota Access oil pipeline, contending that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg overstepped his authority with the Monday ruling.

Subsea 7 Awarded Over $100 Million in North Sea, GOM Projects

Subsea 7 announced it has been awarded major contracts for work in the North Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico for subsea pipeline projects and additional infrastructure.

NiSource to Pay $56 Million to Resolve Gas Blasts Probe

NiSource Inc will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state's attorney general said.

India to Simplify Gas Pipeline Tariff to Boost Demand

India's oil minister announced the country is planning to simplify its gas pipeline tariff structure in order to attract further investment into the nation's gas infrastructure.

Tallgrass Energy Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Enters Service

Tallgrass Energy announced that both the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and the Rockies Express Pipeline expansion project have both entered service.

Investors Raise $7.96 Billion Loan for ADNOC Pipeline Deal

A group of investors has signed a nearly $8 billion loan to help finance a $10 billion gas pipeline investment with the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

KBR to Exit LNG, Energy Business

Engineering and construction firm KBR told investors and employees that the company will no longer be involved in LNG or other energy projects as the company refocuses on other core aspects of its business.

ADNOC Signs $10 Billion Gas Pipeline Deal

ADNOC has signed a $10 billion investment deal with a consortium of investors for a stake in its natural gas pipeline assets.

Dominion Seeks More Time to Complete Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy has requested more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its long-delayed Atlantic Coast pipeline, even after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Appalachian Trail Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, stating the federal government has the authority to allow the $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail.

Glenfarne Group Announces Acquisition of Magnolia LNG

Glenfarme LLC announced it has purchased Magnolia LNG, an export terminal development project in Louisiana.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Enters Initial Testing Phase

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline has begun testing flows of natural gas on 2.5-mile section at the Greek-Albanian border as it moves toward European deliveries later this year, but the bidding phase was postponed due to the global market downturn.

Greece Shortlists Six Investors in Gas Distribution Network Sale

Greece has narrowed down the list of investors being considered in a sale of its gas distribution network to six potential buyers.

Golden Pass Seeks to Boost Capacity at Texas LNG Plant

Golden Pass LNG has requested permission from FERC to increase the capacity of its $10 billion LNG plant in Texas from 15.6 MTPA to over 18 MTPA .

Algeria's Sonatrach Becomes Majority Shareholder in Medgaz Pipeline

Algeria's Sonatrach has acquired an additional 19.10% stake in the Medgaz Pipeline making it the largest shareholder in the offshore natural gas pipeline.