Infrastructure

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.

Protection in Renewal Biogas Systems for Increased Pipeline Reliability

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic fermentation of organic matter. Biogas is a mixture of gases, mainly methane and carbon dioxide, accompanied by trace elements dependent on the feedstock and production method.

Summit Midstream Exits Utica Shale in $625 Million Deal with MPLX

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners said on Friday it would sell its Utica assets to a unit of midstream company MPLX LP for about $625 million in cash.

Gas Pipeline Expansion Trends Shift: Intrastate Capacity Surpasses Interstate in 2023

In a significant shift, natural gas intrastate pipeline capacity outpaced interstate additions in the United States in 2023, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Williams Finds Tellurian Bid Unattractive, Cites Commercial Concerns, Executive Says

Pipeline operator Williams Companies looked at acquiring struggling LNG developer Tellurian, but considered its export project not that attractive, the company's strategy chief said on Tuesday.

Venture Global CEO: Shift Towards Internal Financing for LNG Projects Expected

More funding for future LNG plants will rely on internal financing instead of the project financing that has paid for most projects to date, Venture Global LNG 's CEO said on Tuesday.

Freeport LNG Expects Trains 1 and 2 at Texas Facility to Remain Offline Until May

Freeport LNG said on Wednesday that trains 1 and 2 at its LNG facility in Texas are anticipated to be down until May, while train 3 is now back online.

Petronas Begins Construction of Floating LNG Facility for Argentina's Gas Exports

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas has begun the construction of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) processing unit to be placed off the coast of Argentina, which aims to begin exports by 2027.

Williams Plans Expansion of Gas Pipeline Network in Virginia

Pipeline operator Williams Cos. is preparing for a major expansion of its pipeline network in the Southeastern United States. This expansion will increase the capacity of the Transcontinental pipeline network, which spans approximately 10,000 miles from Texas to New York.

Enstor Seeks FERC Approval to Double Capacity of Mississippi Hub Natural Gas Storage Facility

Enstor Gas LLC has submitted an application to FERC through its affiliate, Mississippi Hub LLC, for an expansion of its natural gas storage facility located in Simpson County, Mississippi.

Enbridge Plans 120,000 bpd Expansion for Gray Oak Texas Oil Pipeline by 2025

Energy pipeline company Enbridge plans to expand capacity on its Gray Oak oil pipeline by 80,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year and could add another 40,000 bpd in 2025, an executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

Viridi Energy to Develop Renewable Natural Gas Facility in Maine

Viridi Energy said on Tuesday it has acquired a biosolids digester plant in Brunswick, Maine, as part of its plans to develop a facility to convert waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) in the state.

Pembina Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Enbridge's Interest in Joint Ventures

Pembina Pipeline said on Tuesday the Canadian Competition Bureau has approved its proposed $2.28 billion acquisition of Enbridge's interests in the Alliance, Aux Sable, and NRGreen joint ventures.

Saudi Aramco CEO Foresees Prolonged Oil Demand Growth Amidst Shipping Disruptions

Global oil demand will not peak for some time, so policy makers need to ensure sufficient investment in oil and gas to meet consumption and abandon the fantasy of phasing out fossil fuels, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said on Monday.

CERAWeek: Hydrogen Adoption to Cost Europe, U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Europe and the U.S. will have to spend in excess of $1 trillion for building infrastructure to enable widespread use of hydrogen fuel, an executive at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Monday.

Colombian Police Seize 7.3 Million Gallons of Crude Stolen from Pipelines in Raids on Illegal Refineries

Colombian police have seized more than seven million gallons of crude oil in raids on illegal refineries, in an operation targeting production of bootleg fuel in Norte de Santander province, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Tellurian Explores Sale Options, CEO Steps Down Amid Driftwood LNG Project Efforts

Tellurian said on Monday it was looking at all options, including a potential sale, and that CEO Octavio Simoes had stepped down from his role, amid the liquefied natural gas developer's efforts to keep its Driftwood export project alive.

Ukraine Declines Extension of Russian Gas Transit Deal

Ukraine said on Sunday it does not plan to prolong a five-year deal with Russia's Gazprom on the transit of Russian gas to Europe or to sign another one.

Venture Global LNG Acquires Nine LNG Vessels, Deepens Presence in LNG Value Chain

The nine vessels will be constructed in South Korea and the Arlington-based company said the move will deepen its involvement throughout the LNG value chain.

U.S. Export Credit Agency Approves $500 Million Support for Bahrain Oil Project

The U.S. export credit agency on Thursday voted to approve a $500 million loan guarantee for an oil and gas drilling project in Bahrain, testing a U.S. climate pledge to stop backing projects that expand the use of fossil fuels.

TC Energy to Sell 470-Mile British Columbia Gas Pipeline to Ksi Lisims LNG Partners

The pipeline project, which TC will sell to Ksi Lisims co-developers Nisga'a Nation and Houston-based Western LNG, is permitted to move up to 3.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day across British Columbia.

Venture Global LNG Asks FERC to Keep Louisiana Export Facility Documents Confidential

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG on Thursday delivered to U.S. regulators a proposed protective order seeking to keep documents on the construction of a Louisiana export facility confidential.

Russia's Gazprom Seeks Over $900 Million in Gas Dispute Damages from Polish Companies

In 2022, Poland terminated its agreement with Russia to receive Russian gas via the Yamal gas pipeline after Warsaw rejected a demand to pay for the fuel in rubles and Moscow responded by cutting off supplies.

Shell Weakens 2030 Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, Scraps 2035 Objective

Shell weakened a 2030 carbon reduction target and scrapped a "perilous" 2035 objective, citing expectations for strong gas demand and uncertainty in the energy transition even as it affirmed a plan to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.