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Dominion to Sell Questar Pipeline to Southwest Gas in Near $2 Billion Deal

Dominion Energy said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell Questar Pipeline to Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $1.975 billion.

Stonepeak to Buy Teekay LNG in $6.2 Billion Deal to Tap Surging Gas Demand

Stonepeak is offering $17 per unit, which represents a premium of 8.3% to the closing price of Teekay LNG's common units on Oct. 1. Excluding Teekay's debt, the deal is for $1.5 billion, and the companies expect to close the deal by the end of 2021.

Sentinel Midstream, ExxonMobil Form Enercoast Midstream to Serve Houston Energy Market

Sentinel Midstream Texas announced the formation of a joint venture with ExxonMobil Pipeline Company that owns crude oil pipelines and related transportation infrastructure in the Houston area.

Former PetroChina Executive Under Probe for Suspected Graft

Ling Xiao, who resigned last month from his position as a vice president of PetroChina, had been a PetroChina veteran long responsible for company's natural gas pipeline and marketing business.

SoCalGas Testing Hydrogen Blending in Infrastructure and Appliances in Closed Loop System

Technicians are measuring the performance of common household appliances like stoves, wall heaters and forced-air furnaces when they are fueled with a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

AGA Chair Anderson Continues Theme of People, Planet and Potential

AGA Chair David Anderson’s 30 years of industry experience and extensive involvement with both AGA and NGA provide him with a broad industry perspective.

Bolivia’s YPFB Transporte to Boost Gas Pipelines Capacity

YPFB Transporte S.A.’s objectives for 2021 are to increase natural gas production and meet the growing demands of the domestic market, such as respecting the contracts with Brazil and Argentina.

Baker Hughes and Primus Line Collaborate to Rehabilitate and Repurpose Existing Pipelines

Baker Hughes signed a memorandum of understanding with Primus Line to collaborate on non-metallic pipe applications to rehabilitate and repurpose existing pressure pipelines.

Tallgrass to Track, Measure Emissions on U.S. Interstate NatGas Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S. company to do so an interstate natural gas pipeline.

Trapil Adapting French Pipeline for Low-Carbon Fuel Transport

Trapil, a French refined product pipeline transport company, is strengthening its commitment to the energy transition by adapting one of its pipelines to facilitate transport of low-carbon liquid fuels such as bioethanol.

Vitol CEO Sees Global Gas Market Set for Reasonably Bullish 5-Year Outlook

Global gas prices are at "extreme levels" due to low inventories and strong demand in Europe and China, and the market is set for a reasonably bullish five-year outlook, said Russell Hardy, CEO of Vitol.

Sources Say U.S. Gas Producer Gulfport Energy Explores Sale

Gulfport is currently seeking to renegotiate two contracts with pipeline companies. Scrapping them could help it save money.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

ROSEN to Study Hydrogen Pipeline Transportation with Expanded Material Testing Capabilities

ROSEN Group is expanding its existing material testing capabilities and dedicating a separate section to the topic of hydrogen to help ensure the hydrogen economy will have the safe and efficient infrastructure it will need to function.

Shell Exits Permian with $9.5 Billion Texas Shale Sale to ConocoPhillips

Royal Dutch Shell said it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition.

Group of EU Lawmakers Seeks Probe of Gazprom's Role in Gas Price Surge

A group of European Parliament lawmakers has asked the European Commission to investigate Gazprom's role in soaring European gas prices, saying the company's behavior had made them suspect market manipulation.

Carbon Capture and Storage Gains Wide Industry Support in Houston

Eleven companies have agreed to begin discussing plans that could lead to capturing and safely storing up to 50 million metric tons of CO2 per year by 2030 and about 100 million metric tons by 2040.

Maryland Cove Point LNG Export Plant to Start Work Next Week

Officials at Berkshire Hathaway Energy on Wednesday confirmed the pipeline and compressor station maintenance will start on Sept. 20 but would not confirm the shutdown of the liquefaction plant until about the day before an outage.

Spire Gets More Time to Operate Missouri St. Louis NG Pipeline

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc. got permission from federal regulators on Tuesday to keep operating its STL natural gas pipeline in Missouri for another 90 days while regulators consider the next steps for the pipe.

Kinder Morgan, Neste to Retrofit Tank and Piping for Green Fuels Feedstocks

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to convert some Louisiana tank and piping infrastructure to hold used cooking oil and other feedstocks for Finnish renewable-fuels giant Neste, the companies told Reuters.

Chevron, Enterprise Explore Carbon Storage Business Opportunities

Projects resulting from the evaluation would seek to combine Enterprise’s extensive midstream pipeline and storage network with Chevron’s sub-surface expertise to create opportunities to capture, aggregate, transport and sequester carbon dioxide.

Companies in the News September 2021

Corrosion prevention and sealing products manufacturer Winn & Coales International (Denso) acquired the global Viscotaq business, including Amcorr Products and Services, which formulates and manufactures viscoelastic protective coating technology.    The patented Viscotaq product range provides sel..

Rotork GP Actuators Selected for Asian LNG Terminal

G P-range pneumatic actuators have been installed at a South Korean LNG terminal. The terminal houses four LNG storage tanks, each capable of storing up to 52.8 million gallons, a 45,000-ton liquefied petroleum gas tank and a regasification plant.

Detecting Slag Buildup on Ferrite Casings in Pipe Mills

A major challenge in producing good-quality pipe on a welded pipe mill is the buildup of slag on the ferrite bundle used inside the pipe. Slag is a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide, which are byproducts of separating the steel from its raw ore.

What's New September 2021

News from Brooks, Enerpac, BPS, Esco Tool, Ralston, Sensirion and Sensor Networks.

Aramco Oil Pipelines Investors to Sell At Least $4 Billion in Bonds in Q4

A consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners that took a stake in Saudi Aramco's oil pipelines is preparing to issue at least $4 billion in the fourth quarter to refinance a loan that largely funded the $12.4 billion deal, two sources said.

Exxon to Begin Certifying Some Shale Gas Emissions Amid Investor Pressure

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday said it will begin measuring methane emissions from production of natural gas at a New Mexico facility, joining several shale gas producers seeking to provide the data to buyers.

Enbridge Bolsters U.S. Gulf Coast Export Capacity with $3 Billion Moda Midstream Buy

Enbridge Inc. said on Tuesday it was buying logistics company Moda Midstream Operating LLC for $3 billion in cash, gaining access to an export terminal in Texas that loaded more than a quarter of all U.S. Gulf Coast crude exports last year.

Black Sea Oil & Gas Project a Litmus Test for Romanian Offshore Gas Investment

Black Sea Oil & Gas is pressing ahead to be the first company to tap Romania's offshore gas fields despite a disputed tax that has stymied other projects, but if the levy remains, it could impact its operations in the country.

NDT Global Appoints New President

NDT Global announced the appointment of Trevor MacFarlane to the role of president. MacFarlane was previously president and CEO of Dynamic Risk, a company acquired by NDT Global's parent company, Eddyfi/NDT, in March.