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Venture Global to Expand LNG Shipments to German Energy Provider EnBW

(P&GJ) — Under the 20-year sales and purchase agreements signed in June 2022, EnBW has increased the quantity of its long-term LNG offtake from Venture Global by an additional 0.5 MTPA from Plaquemines and CP2 LNG.

CEO: TotalEnergies to Continue Shipping Russian LNG as Long as No EU Sanctions

French energy giant TotalEnergies will continue to ship LNG from Russia as long as there are no European sanctions on the fuel, the company's CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Wednesday, reiterating a previously stated position.

Sources: Shell, Exxon to Win New Roles in Qatar's LNG Expansion

The North Field South expansion is part of Qatar's ambitious drive to consolidate its position as the world's top LNG exporter, with demand for the fuel growing as Europe scrambles to substitute the Russian pipeline gas that made up almost 40% of the continent's imports.

Gazprom Resumes Gas Exports to Italy Via Austria

Gazprom said the company and its Italian customers had found a solution following regulatory changes in Austria which halted flows entering Italy via a pipeline passing through Tarvisio in the northeast of the country.

Carbon America to Develop Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project in Nebraska

(P&GJ) — Carbon America plans to install carbon capture equipment that will extract CO₂ from the ethanol production process and transfer the gas via a new carbon dioxide pipeline to an underground geologic sequestration site near the plant.

EverGen Infrastructure Nears Completion of GrowTEC RNG Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — The project is finalizing construction of the injection infrastructure for tie-in into the local pipeline network and is anticipated to be ready to commission in the next month. It is expected to produce 80,000 gigajoules of RNG annually.

New Norway Pipeline to Poland Temporarily Tapping Gas from Germany

The new Baltic Pipe from Norway to Poland, which opened on Saturday, is not yet sending gas from Norway but from Germany instead, Norwegian system operator Gassco said on Tuesday.

Trafigura Exec: Europe May Avoid Gas Disaster This Winter, Next Could Be Worse

Europe may avoid a gas disaster this winter, thanks to signs of demand reduction and solid inventories, but next winter could be worse as the balance of gas will be much less, a top executive at energy trader Trafigura said on Tuesday.

US Producers Boost LNG Exports to Europe Despite Output Constraints

U.S. producers of LNG boosted exports to Europe in September even as a plant outage kept overall shipments below the average for the first eight months of 2022, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Poland's PGNiG Inks 10-Year Capacity Deal with Klaipeda LNG

Polish gas company PGNiG said on Friday it has secured regasification capacity at Lithuania's LNG terminal in Klaipeda in a 10-year deal.

Belgian, Danish Governments Clear Way for Europe’s First Trial of CO2 Storage in North Sea

(P&GJ) — Ministers from Belgium and Denmark have entered into a ground-breaking agreement to enable captured CO2 to be shipped across their boarders to be permanently stored in a sandstone reservoir 1,800 m (5,905 ft) beneath the seabed of the Danish North Sea.

EU Wants New Transaction-Based LNG Benchmark in Bid to Calm Prices

The European Union wants a new transaction-based benchmark for LNG as it says the fall in Russian pipeline gas flows and record high LNG imports have created imbalances in the current pricing mechanism.

Analyst: Argentina's Shale Output to Stall Amid Bottlenecks

The Vaca Muerta shale region in the Neuquen province needs more drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing fleets and natural gas pipelines transport to continue growing, said Alexandre Ramos, Rystad Energy's vice president of shale research.

Expert Keynote Speakers Talk CCUS and Tax Credits at GEI’s Carbon+Intel Forum

Global experts and professionals in the carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) space, which is experiencing rapid growth, gathered together Wednesday on day one of Gulf Energy Information’s two-day Carbon+Intel Forum in Houston.

TotalEnergies to Move Forward with Natural Gas Contracts with Russia

TotalEnergies will stick to existing natural gas contracts in Russia as long as gas is not specifically targeted by European sanctions, the company's CEO said on Wednesday, reiterating a previously stated position.

EU Approves $5.2 Billion in State Funding for Hydrogen Projects

(P&GJ) — The European Commission has approved $5.15 billion in public funding for hydrogen projects. The commission claimed that this action could lead to an additional $6.7 billion in private sector investments.

More Than 20 Countries Agree to Boost Low-Emission Hydrogen Output by 2030

More than 20 countries, led by Japan, have agreed to boost output of low-emission hydrogen to at least 90 million tonnes a year by 2030 from 1 million tonnes now, the Japanese industry ministry said on Monday.

RWE, Neptune Energy Award Feasibility Study Contract for North Sea Hydrogen Project

RWE and Neptune Energy have awarded a series of technical feasibility study contract awards to Siemens Gamesa, H2SEA and Enersea to support concept engineering work for the H2opZee offshore green hydrogen project in the North Sea. Transportation to shore of this green hydrogen will be via pipeline.

Mysterious Gas Leaks from Russian Pipelines to Europe Raise Sabotage Fears

Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.

Kinder Morgan Sells Half Its Stake in LNG Facility in Georgia for $565 Million

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. said it had sold half its stake in an LNG facility in Georgia to an undisclosed buyer for about $565 million and would use the funds to pay short-term debt and buy back shares.

Qatar Says Inflationary Pressures Impacting Oil, Gas Industry

Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs said on Monday that inflationary pressures have led to rising production costs, delays in investment decisions, and increased policy uncertainty in the oil and gas industry.

Tellurian Says Driftwood LNG Deals with Shell, Vitol Scrapped

The company announced the canceled deals a few days after withdrawing a $1 billion high-yield bond sale that would have funded the initial construction of its proposed multibillion-dollar Driftwood LNG plants in Louisiana.

Report: Santos to Sell 5% Stake in PNG LNG for $1.1 Billion

Santos Ltd. has agreed to sell a 5% stake in PNG LNG to Papua New Guinea's state-owned Kumul Petroleum for $1.1 billion in a deal to be announced on Tuesday, the Australian Financial Review reported late on Monday.

Pressure in Defunct Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Plunges Overnight, Cause Unknown

Authorities in Germany are trying to establish what caused a sudden drop in pressure in the defunct Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with a spokesperson for its operator telling Reuters on Monday it could have been caused by a leak.

German Utility RWE Inks LNG Deal with ADNOC

German utility RWE has signed a deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to deliver LNG to Europe's largest economy by the end of December, RWE announced on Sunday.

Equinor Strikes 10-Year Deal to Sell Gas to Poland's PGNiG

Norway's Equinor said on Friday it had entered into a 10-year agreement to sell natural gas to Poland's PGNiG as the central European nation scrambles to replace flows from Russia before the winter heating season kicks in.

Greece's Sole LNG Terminal Ramps Up Imports to Replace Russian Gas

Greece has cut Russian gas imports by more than half this year thanks to increased deliveries from other producers to its sole LNG terminal near Athens, the country's gas grid operator said on Thursday.

Egypt Reports $500 Million Monthly Income from Natural Gas Exports

Egypt is earning about $500 million monthly from natural gas exports and aims to raise that figure to $1 billion "in the coming period," Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said in a statement on Thursday.

Argentina Readies Legislation to Advance Energy Sector, Including LNG Exports

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday said his government plans in coming days to submit legislation to the national congress that "would give certainty" to energy producers and help advance Argentina's LNG agenda.

Pieridae Advocates for TC Energy’s Pipeline Expansion Plan for Goldboro LNG Project

Pieridae Energy has asked the federal government to help ensure pipeline operator TC Energy would be able secure permits to expand gas supply pipelines in a timely fashion for the Goldboro LNG project, which it said can only go ahead if TC expands capacity on its existing pipeline network.