Infrastructure

Trans Mountain's Expanded Pipeline System to Begin Operations on May 1

Trans Mountain's expanded oil pipeline system will start commercial operations on May 1, the Canadian company said on Wednesday.

Court Upholds FERC's Authority in Gas Pipeline, LNG Project Deadline Extensions

(P&GJ) — A recent court ruling upheld FERC's authority to extend deadlines for approved natural gas projects, despite opposition from environmental groups. The cases in question involved the Northern Access Pipeline in Pennsylvania and the expansion of Cheniere's Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG facility in Texas.

Enterprise Expands Permian Operations with New 300 MMcf/d Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products Partners will build a natural gas processing plant in Texas to expand its operations in the Permian Basin, the U.S. energy firm said on Wednesday.

Lunate Acquires 40% Stake in ADNOC Pipeline Assets from BlackRock and KKR

Abu Dhabi investor Lunate said on Wednesday it had bought a 40% stake from private equity firms BlackRock and KKR in the entity that leases Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) oil pipelines.

White House Considers Ending LNG Export Pause for Ukraine Aid, Sources Say

U.S. officials are open to ending President Joe Biden's pause on approvals of LNG exports to get a Ukraine aid package passed in Congress, but want to wait to see the entire proposal before making any decisions, two White House sources said on Tuesday.

Trans Mountain to Finish Final Segment of Oil Pipeline Expansion in April

Trans Mountain will finish building the final segment of its Canadian oil pipeline expansion in April, according to a construction schedule the corporation filed on Monday with a regulator.

Summit Midstream Launches Open Season on Natural Gas Pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners on Monday launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Pembina Pipeline Completes Enbridge Interest Acquisition, Boosts 2024 Guidance

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has finalized its acquisition of Enbridge’s interest in the Alliance, Aux Sable, and NRGreen joint ventures.

Canada Rejects Investment in LNG Facilities, Emphasizes Private Sector Role

Canada is not interested in subsidizing future LNG projects, including electrification of projects currently in the works, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said in a television interview on Sunday.

Argentina Pursues Gas Export Route to Brazil via Bolivia Amid Regional Supply Concerns

Energy companies from Argentina and Brazil have begun talks on reversing the southerly flow of a Bolivian natural gas pipeline network that connects the three countries as a regional gas deficit could force Brazil to pay up for alternative supplies of the fuel.

SLB to Acquire Majority Stake in Aker Carbon Capture for $380 Million

SLB and Aker Carbon Capture will combine technology portfolios, expertise and operations platforms to bring carbon capture solutions to market more quickly and more economically.

Eni Receives UK Government Approval for CO2 Pipeline Crossing England-Wales Border

The pipeline will facilitate the transportation of carbon dioxide from capture plants across the North West of England and North Wales to Eni's depleted natural gas reservoirs beneath the seabed in Liverpool Bay.

Mitsui Invests $740 Million in Developing Vietnam Gas Field

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. said on Friday it has reached a final investment decision to develop Vietnam's Block B gas field, with its share of development cost of about $740 million.

Colonial Pipeline Freezes Nominations on Baltimore Section Amid Port Shutdown

The Colonial Pipeline Company on Tuesday paused nominations to ship fuel on cycles 15 and 16 on Line 32, which delivers products to its Curtis Bay facility in the port of Baltimore, according to a notice seen by Reuters.

Exxon Sells Majority Stake in Italy's Largest LNG Terminal to IKAV and VTTI

Under the deal, Exxon Mobil will sell its 70.7% stake in the Adriatic LNG terminal, the U.S. oil and gas group said, as part of a broader strategy to divest non-strategic assets and focus efforts on doubling its LNG production by 2030 globally.

Takeaway on Upswing in Permian, Haynesville

According to Pipeline & Gas Journal’s recent construction report a total figure of 19,832 miles of pipeline either planned or under construction in North America.

Osaka Gas Expects Minimal Impact from Freeport LNG Partial Shutdown

Japan's Osaka Gas expects to see little impact on its balance of supply and demand for LNG from a partial shutdown of U.S. Freeport LNG's facilities, the president of the city gas provider said on Wednesday.

Phillips 66 Explores Sale of Stake in 1,700-Mile REX Pipeline, Sources Say

U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 is exploring a sale of its 25% stake in the Rockies Express Pipeline that it hopes could be worth more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Woodside Completes Sale of 10% Scarborough Interest to LNG Japan

Woodside has finalized the sale of a 10% non-operating participating interest in the Scarborough Joint Venture to LJ Scarborough Pty Ltd., also known as LNG Japan.

Enbridge to Form Natural Gas Supply Venture Connecting Permian and Gulf Coast

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge said on Tuesday it would form a venture with I Squared Capital and pipeline firms WhiteWater and MPLX to connect Permian supplies to the U.S. Gulf Coast to tap into strong LNG demand for exports.

U.S. Gas Producers Optimistic Amidst Low Prices, Banking on LNG Expansion

Energy executives say they are looking past current ultra-cheap gas prices and betting on a coming wave of new LNG plants to lift demand — and prices — for the fuel.

Pipeline Movement, Landslides Navigated with Technology

Bearing the responsibility of ensuring the continuous flow of energy resources through vast networks of pipelines, the custodians of pipeline integrity face an ever-present challenge: geohazards.

Matador Completes Natural Gas Pipeline Connections in Delaware Basin

Matador Resources Company has announced the successful completion of natural gas pipeline connections between Pronto Midstream and San Mateo and between Pronto Midstream and Matador’s acreage obtained in the Advance acquisition.

Iraq, Oil Firms Trade Blame Over Shut Turkey Pipeline

Foreign oil firms operating in Iraq's Kurdistan region are partly to blame for the delay in resuming crude exports after failing to submit contracts for revision, Iraq's oil ministry said.

Experts See Polymers Among Keys to Better Pipe Protection

Leaders within the coatings industry have indicated that there are a number of innovative products and services that have been developed recently, which enhance corrosion control and provide better pipeline coatings.

Editor’s Notebook: Nord Stream’s $20 Billion Question

It has been more than two years since the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines and still nobody knows for sure who were the perpetrators – or if they do, they are not saying so publicly.

Using Integrated Approach Toward Geohazard Threat Management

In a recent advisory bulletin (ADB-2022-01, Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Earth Movement and Other Geological Hazards), PHMSA highlighted the importance of proactive integrity management, to reduce the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by earth movement or other geological hazards, collectively referred to as “geohazards.”

Coating Versatility Can Assist with Better Flow Efficiency

Corrosion control is an important factor when it comes to maintaining the integrity and safety of pipelines. Given the growing need for energy transportation it's crucial to shield pipelines from corrosion in order to ensure their longevity and prevent any leaks or failures.

U.S. Pipeline Firms Looking to Follow Biggest Customers into M&A Wave

U.S. energy pipeline and storage operators have spent two years watching the consolidation of oil and gas producers, and now they are gearing up for the merger wave to hit their sector, executives, investors, and analysts said.

Addressing Challenges in Carbon Capture, Storage Deployment

While the use of renewables, improved energy efficiency and electric vehicles are areas of focus, oil and natural gas will continue to be in demand for petrochemicals and fueling transportation by land, sea and air.