Gas

Mountain Valley Pipeline Sues Protesters Hindering $7.2 Billion Construction Project

The developer of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has sued two protesters it says blocked construction on the $7.2 billion natural gas project, seeking compensation and orders barring them from interfering in the future.

Uganda, Tanzania to Do Feasibility Study on Gas Pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania have agreed to carry out a feasibility study for a pipeline linking Tanzania's gas fields to Uganda, their energy ministers said on Friday, as the East African neighbors seek to progress a plan first announced in 2016.

Snam Explores Acquisition of Edison's Gas Storage, Eyes Bigger Stake in Adriatic LNG

Snam plans to file an offer to buy Edison's gas storage business and is also considering increasing its stake in Adriatic LNG, Italy's biggest LNG terminal, the group's CEO said on Thursday.

New Fortress Delays Start of Mexico's First LNG Plant Until December

U.S. LNG developer New Fortress Energy has postponed the commercial start of Mexico's first LNG plant to December, company officials said on Wednesday, following delays in receiving the infrastructure.

Paradigm Shifts in Natural Gas Measurement, Maintenance

(P&GJ) — What drives paradigm shifts? Are paradigm shifts in industry the result of changes in behavior which lead to technology innovation, or does technology innovation precede paradigm shifts in behavior? This existential “what came first, the chicken or the egg” question may not have a universal answer, but in mature, risk averse, and regulated industries, the answer is almost universally the latter.

Increasing Gas Pipeline Capacity Using Nanocomposites

(P&GJ) — Even as the world needs energy desperately — particularly natural gas — takeaway capacity has been proved insufficient in several natural gas fields in the United States.

Mexico's Pemex, New Fortress Energy Scrap Deepwater Gas Project, Sources Say

Mexican state energy company Pemex and U.S. LNG company New Fortress Energy have terminated a deal to develop potentially the country's first deepwater natural gas project that was signed a year ago, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Kinder Morgan to Buy NextEra’s 462-Mile Texas Pipeline System for $1.8 Billion

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to acquire NextEra Energy Partner's South Texas assets, STX Midstream, for $1.815 billion. The STX Midstream pipeline system, which spans 462 miles, boasts a substantial transport capacity of 4.9 billion cubic feet per day.

New U.S. Sanctions Take Aim at Russia's Arctic LNG Project Amid Ukraine Conflict

The latest sanctions target a major entity involved in the development, operation and ownership of a massive project in Siberia known as Arctic-2 LNG, the State Department said in a statement. The project expected to ship chilled natural gas, known as LNG to global markets.

Chevron Pursuing 15-Year LNG Supply Contracts into Europe

Chevron is negotiating contracts to supply LNG into Europe for up to 15 years as buyers expect the region to rely on imports for longer than previously thought, an executive at the U.S. oil and gas company said.

Cadiz Signs Agreement with El Paso Natural Gas for Long-Term Power Supply

(P&GJ) — Cadiz Inc. has entered into a long-term contract with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC (EPNG) to install a tap on their natural gas pipeline, which runs through the Cadiz Ranch property in the California eastern Mojave Desert.

Entergy Agrees to Sell Gas Distribution Business for $484 Million

(P&GJ) — Entergy has agreed to sell its gas distribution business to Bernhard Capital Partners, a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm based in Baton Rouge, for approximately $484 million in cash.

Russia's Weaker Hand Undermines Case for Power of Siberia 2 Gas Pipeline to China

Russia is counting on a planned new pipeline to China as it seeks to make up for lost gas sales in Europe, but industry insiders see major risks around the project and question whether it will justify the huge costs.

Chesapeake Energy's Production Falls 15% and Profit Declines Amid Slumping Gas Prices

Chesapeake's Q3 production dropped by 15%, resulting in a profit of $70 million compared to $883 million in 2022. This decline was due to its exit from the Eagle Ford basin as part of a shift towards exclusive natural gas production, driven by activist investment firm Kimmeridge Energy Management.

Clean Energy, TotalEnergies First Renewable Natural Gas Facility Begins to Sell Environmental Credits

(P&GJ) — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and TotalEnergies SE have announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) from Del Rio Dairy in Friona, TX, began flowing in June to the transportation market and recently began generating D3 renewable identification numbers credits under the U.S. EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard.

Analysis: US Northeast Looks at Winter Threat Once Again

(P&GJ) – Driven in large part by the New England states’ policies seeking to reduce carbon emissions, the shift toward renewable resources to power the electric grid has been underway for years in the region.

Enterprise Reveals Permian Growth Projects; Takes Seminole Pipeline Out of Crude Oil Service

(P&GJ) — Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has announced four new capital projects in the Permian Basin and also revealed that it has begun initial steps to return the Seminole Pipeline, which has a capacity of 210,000 bbl/d of crude oil, to natural gas liquid (NGL) transportation service in December 2023.

Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Set for Q1 2024 Completion

Equitrans Midstream remains on track to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia in the first quarter of 2024 at an estimated cost of $7.2 billion, U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday.

MPLX Completes Whistler Pipeline Expansion, Advances Permian Gas Processing Plant

In the Permian Basin, MPLX completed its Whistler pipeline expansion from 2 Bcf/d to 2.5 Bcf/d at the end of Q3. In the Delaware Basin, MPLX also progressed the construction of its sixth natural gas processing plant, Preakness ll, expected online in the first half of 2024, the company said.

TC Energy Completes Pipe Installations at Troubled Coastal GasLink Project

TC Energy said on Monday it had installed pipes across the entire route of its Coastal GasLink project, keeping the Canadian energy firm on track to complete the work by year-end.

Column: Italy's LNG Deal with Qatar Shows How Hard It Is to Quit Gas

Italy's ENI SpA signed a deal this week to purchase up to 1 million tonnes of LNG annually from QatarEnergy for the next 27 years, locking in gas flows to Southern Europe's largest economy until at least 2050.

WBI Energy's North Dakota Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Gets FERC Approval

(P&GJ) — For the project, WBI Energy will construct approximately 60 miles of 12-inch natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities to Wahpeton from an existing compressor station at Mapleton, North Dakota.

Indigenous Group Files Emergency Application to Halt Santos Gas Pipeline Offshore Australia

Australia said on Tuesday it was reviewing an emergency application by an indigenous group seeking to block pipeline construction on Santos Ltd.'s $3.6-billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.

Finland Says Gas Pipeline Likely Broken by Ship Dragging Anchor

Damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline earlier this month is believed to have been caused by a ship dragging a large anchor along the seabed, but it was too early to tell if this was an accident or a deliberate act, Finnish police said on Tuesday.

Pipeline-Bound RNG Production Facility Construction Kicks Off in New Jersey

(P&GJ) — South Jersey Industries, OPAL Fuels Inc., and Atlantic County Utilities Authority have announced that construction has commenced on a new RNG production facility (Atlantic RNG) located at ACUA’s solid waste landfill in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion Pushed to First-Quarter 2024, Costs Rise to $7.2 Billion

(P&GJ) — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has redefined its timeline for completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project, now aiming for a startup in the first quarter of 2024, the company announced in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 18.

CER Commission Recommends Approval of NorthRiver Midstream Connection Project

(P&GJ) — The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) recommended approval of NorthRiver Midstream's NEBC Connector Project on Oct. 18. The project involves constructing and operating two parallel, 215-km (134-mile) natural gas liquids pipelines from B.C. to Alberta.

A Tale of Setbacks as Venezuela's Citgo Heads to U.S. Auction

For the past four years, the United States protected oil refiner Citgo Petroleum from creditors seeking to seize Venezuela's foreign crown jewel for billions of dollars in claims. But on Monday, a U.S. judge will kick off an auction expected to place the Houston-based company in the hands of rivals or investors.

Williams’ DJ Basin Move May Signal New Investments

(P&GJ) — Early in 2023, Tulsa-based energy infrastructure giant Williams wasted no time in announcing that it had acquired MountainWest Pipelines Holding Company from Southwest Gas Holdings, in a transaction that included $1.07 billion in cash and $430 million in assumed debt, for an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.

Opinion: Chevron’s $53 Billion Deal Is a Risky Imitation of Exxon's Strategy

Chevron has decided, like Exxon Mobil, that it’s better to discover oil on the New York Stock Exchange than drilling in the ground. The $318 billion oil giant said Monday it would buy New York-based Hess for $53 billion in an all-stock deal.