Infrastructure

FERC Again Approves TC Energy’s 1,400-Mile Northwest Pipeline Expansion Despite Opposition

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has granted final approval for TC Energy's Gas Transmission Northwest XPress project. The expansion project spans 1,377 miles and is estimated to cost $75 million.

First Tanker Arrives at Troubled Freeport LNG Export Plant After 11-Day Hiatus

The first liquefied natural gas tanker to dock at Freeport LNG's gas liquefaction plant in 11 days arrived on Saturday, vessel tracking data from financial firm LSEG showed.

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.

Biden Restricts Drilling and Mining in Alaska Wilderness, Angering State Leaders

The U.S. took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the U.S. reliant on foreign resources. However, the measures won't affect ConocoPhillips' $8 billion Willow project.

PetroChina Purchases First Spot LNG Cargo from Papua New Guinea National Oil Firm

PetroChina International has lifted a spot cargo of LNG from the PNG LNG project sold by Papua New Guinea's national oil company, the Chinese state oil and gas trader said on Friday.

Black Bear Transmission's Ozark Supply Access Project Now In Service

The project includes two miles of natural gas loop pipeline, a new compressor station, and two new pipeline interconnects. These additional facilities will create access to new supply interconnections with major interstate pipelines from the east end of the Ozark Transmission system.

TC Energy Expects No Service Disruptions After Alberta Pipeline Rupture

TC Energy said on Wednesday it does not anticipate any service interruptions from the rupture of its NGTL gas pipeline in Alberta, Canada, which caused a wildfire on Tuesday.

Mexico's Pemex to Hand Over Natural Gas Project to Business Magnate, Report Says

Mexican state oil firm Pemex has agreed to hand over control of its Lakach natural gas project in the Gulf of Mexico to Grupo Carso, a company belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, El Heraldo columnist Dario Celis reported on Thursday.

Mexico Seizes Air Liquide's Hydrogen Plant at Pemex Refinery

Mexico expropriated a hydrogen plant at a Pemex state oil refinery that a previous administration sold to French firm Air Liquide, the government announced in an official gazette on Thursday.

Kinder Morgan Meets Profit Estimates on Strength in Natural Gas Pipeline Segment

Kinder Morgan attributed the growth in its natural gas pipeline segment to increased margins on storage assets and higher volumes on gathering systems, further boosted by the recent STX Midstream acquisition.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Set to Resume Commercial Operations on April 22

The Balticconnector subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged in Oct. 2023, will resume commercial operations on April 22. The damage had previously affected energy security and raised concerns in the wider region.

South Africa's PetroSA Targets Mozambique Gas in New Sales Deal, Plans Imports via 540-Mile ROMPCO Pipeline

South Africa's PetroSA expects the first flows of gas into the country from a deal with Mozambique's national energy company ENH later this year, officials said, amid efforts to shore up supplies ahead of a potentially crippling shortage.

Dutch Senate Approves Law to Permanently Close Shell, Exxon-Operated Groningen Gas Field

The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved a law to permanently close the Groningen gas field, following the government's promise that production will never be resumed to limit seismic risks in the region.

TC Energy's NGTL Gas Pipeline Rupture Sparks Wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire on Tuesday, sparking a wildfire about 25 miles northwest of Edson, Alberta, in Yellowhead County, the company said.

Tamarack Valley Halts Alberta Output After Fire at Canadian Natural Resources' Gas Plant

Canadian Natural Resources, the country's biggest oil and gas producer, said it was alerted to the fire that had started inside its Mitsue Gas Plant at about 4.00 a.m. local time.

Croatia Secures $566 Million to Construct Four New Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Croatia's energy infrastructure is set for a significant upgrade with the signing of a contract worth $566.4 million to construct four gas pipelines by mid-2026. The pipelines will facilitate gas transportation from the Krk LNG terminal to Slovenia, Hungary, and other Southeast European countries.

Black & Veatch Receives Green Light for Canada's First FLNG Project

Black & Veatch, in collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries, has received full authorization from Cedar LNG LP partners to commence construction of Cedar LNG's floating liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Japanese Consortium Invests $370 Million in I Squared Capital's India Gas Platform

A Japanese consortium will invest $370 million to acquire a minority stake in a platform that invests in companies developing city gas distribution networks in India, global infrastructure investor I Squared Capital said on Monday.

U.S. Natural Gas Exports Hit Record 21 Bcf/d in 2023, Led by LNG and Pipelines

(P&GJ) — According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States marked a record volume of natural gas exports in 2023, buoyed by robust LNG shipments and steady pipeline deliveries to neighboring countries.

EQT and Equinor Strike Mega Deal: Swapping Onshore Assets in Pennsylvania

EQT will sell 40% interest in its non-operated natural gas assets in northeast Pennsylvania to Equinor USA in exchange for Equinor's onshore asset in the Appalachian basin and $500 million in cash, the companies said on Monday.

Cenovus Energy to Invest $1.5 Billion in Ohio Refineries Over Next 5 Years

Cenovus Energy said it plans to invest $1.5 billion in its Ohio refineries over the coming five years, including Lima and Oregon.

Motiva Restarts Two CDUs at Port Arthur Refinery After Power Outage

Motiva Enterprises restarted two crude distillation units (CDUs) overnight at its 626,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas refinery, the nation's largest, after a power outage on Wednesday, people familiar with plant operations said on Thursday.

Trafigura Consortium in Talks to Buy Exxon Oil Refinery in France

Rhone Energies, a consortium of commodity trader Trafigura and Entara LLC, is in exclusive negotiations with Exxon Mobil's ESSO SAF to acquire the Fos-sur-Mer refinery in southern France and the Toulouse and Villette de Vienne terminals.

Global Partners Acquires Four Liquid Energy Terminals from Gulf Oil for $212 Million

Global Partners LP has announced the successful closing of its acquisition of four liquid energy terminals from Gulf Oil Limited Partnership for $212.3 million.

Germany's Mukran LNG Terminal Receives Operating Permit

Germany's Baltic Sea import terminal for LNG at Mukran on Ruegen island has received its operating permit under federal and state laws, private operating company Deutsche ReGas said on Wednesday.

Biden Administration Says Enbridge Pipeline Shutdown Order Should Be Reconsidered

The Biden administration has urged a U.S. appeals court to tell a lower court to rethink its order that would require Canadian operator Enbridge to drain portions of an oil pipeline that runs through Native American tribal land in Wisconsin, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.

GRTgaz Invests $43.4 Million in First French-German Cross-Border Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas grid operator GRTgaz will invest 40 million euros ($43.4 million) in a 110-million-euro planned hydrogen pipeline due to link France and Germany, its Chief Executive Sandrine Meunier said on Wednesday.

Occidental to Resume GoM Production Following Temporary Shutdown Due to Oil Spill

Occidental Petroleum said on Wednesday production is expected to commence in the coming days in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) after some operations were shut for about five months.

DeLa Express’ 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Gas Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval, Targets 2028 Launch

(P&GJ) — DeLa Express LLC, an affiliate of Moss Lake Partners, has formally requested FERC approval to initiate the Pre-Filing Review Process for the proposed DeLa Express Project—a 690-mile natural gas pipeline aiming to transport gas from production sites in the Delaware Basin, Texas, to markets around Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Newfoundland and Labrador Approves World Energy's Hydrogen Project

Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador province approved renewable energy firm World Energy's hydrogen plant on Tuesday, after more than 80 low-carbon hydrogen production projects have been announced in the country until March.