Projects

Analysis: Trans Mountain Expansion May Offer Short-Term Relief for Canada's Oil Output, Long-Term Challenges Loom

Canadian oil producers expect the discount on their crude to shrink significantly when the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion starts this year, but the relief may be short-lived as surging supply looks set to exceed the country's pipeline capacity in just a few years.

Equitrans Delays Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Again, Increases Projected Cost

U.S. energy firm Equitrans Midstream has delayed the estimated completion of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to the second quarter from the first quarter due in part to adverse weather in January.

Venture Global Seeks One-Year Permit Extension for Calcasieu Pass LNG Completion

Venture Global LNG sought a one-year permit extension to complete construction of its Calcasieu Pass gas-export plant in Louisiana, in a filing Thursday with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

U.S. Regulators Approve Mexico Pacific LNG's Saguaro Connector Pipeline

U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a cross-border pipeline that would export about 2.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Texas to Mexico Pacific's Saguaro LNG export plant on Mexico's west coast.

Tellurian Secures Three-Year Permit Extension for Driftwood LNG Plant Construction

Cash-strapped Tellurian Inc. on Thursday won a three-year permit extension to complete construction of its Driftwood LNG export plant, a boost for the long-delayed liquefied natural gas project.

Spotlight on Mexico: Sierra Madre Pipeline Signals Nation’s Future

Mexico’s state of Chihuahua and the U.S. company Mexico Pacific have signed an agreement to construct the Sierra Madre Gas Pipeline (STGN). The pipeline will extend 155 miles (250 km) from the Waha Basin in Texas to the border at Chihuahua, then 497 miles (800 km) to Puerto Libertad in Sonora.

Venture Global LNG Presses Regulators to Approve CP2 LNG Project

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Venture Global LNG on Thursday asked federal regulators to approve construction of its controversial Calcasieu Pass 2 export plant at their meeting next month.

EU Approves $4.9 Billion German State Funds for Hydrogen Projects

The European Commission approved some $4.94 billion in German government funding for 24 German hydrogen projects, the economy ministry said on Thursday as Europe's biggest economy bets on the fuel for decarbonization.

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Renewed Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal appeals court has for the second time rejected a challenge by property owners to the Mountain Valley Pipeline's use of eminent domain, finding that a federal law bars the case despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it easier to sue federal agencies.

Enbridge Warns of Continued Oil Pipeline Congestion Despite Trans Mountain Expansion

Growing Canadian oil production means shipper volumes may still be rationed on the Enbridge Inc. Mainline pipeline system even once the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project is operating, an Enbridge executive said on Friday.

EIA Expects Big Boost for U.S. LNG Terminals with New Pipelines

More than 20 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity is under construction, partly completed, or approved to deliver natural gas to five U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals that are currently under construction, according to the U.S. EIA’s Natural Gas Pipeline Project Tracker.

Regulator Orders Trans Mountain Expansion Project to Address Deficiencies After B.C. Flooding

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has ordered the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to address environmental deficiencies and noncompliances found following flooding near Abbotsford, British Columbia, the regulator said on Thursday.

Arctic LNG 2's Third Line on Hold, TotalEnergies CEO Says

The third and the last train of the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia has been put on hold but the second train is likely to be installed, the head of stakeholder TotalEnergies said.

Petrobras Explores LNG Projects with Qatar, CEO Says

Brazil's state-run Petrobras is in talks with other national oil companies in China, India and the Middle East, including Kuwait Petroleum and Qatar Energy, to collaborate on energy projects, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Court Debates Fate of Biden's Approval for Willow Oil Project in Alaska

In Juneau, Alaska, a panel of appellate judges is deliberating on whether to uphold the Biden administration's green light for ConocoPhillips' Willow oil project within Alaska's federal petroleum reserve on the North Slope.

Mitsubishi Sees Russia's Sakhalin LNG as Key Energy Source for Japan

Mitsubishi Corp. CEO Katsuya Nakanishi said on Tuesday that Russia's Sakhalin 2 LNG project remains a key source for Japan's energy supply, as Japanese companies maintain their Russian exposure.

Tellurian Explores Sale of Haynesville Upstream Business to Finance Driftwood LNG

Tellurian is exploring the sale of its Haynesville upstream business, the LNG firm said on Tuesday, as it looks to raise capital for its Driftwood LNG project.

Techint-SACDE Consortium Secures Contract for Northern Argentina Gas Pipeline Reversal

The joint venture Unión Transitoria de Empresas (UTE) has been awarded the contract to build a pipeline that will supply the provinces in northern Argentina with gas from Vaca Muerta, substituting gas imported from Bolivia, where production is already registering a major decline.

Italy's Snam Initiates Market Test for Hydrogen Demand, Seeks Interest in Carbon Capture Projects

Snam is officially launching a market test for hydrogen demand in Italy and a collection of expressions of interest for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage, the gas grid operator said on Monday.

Projects February 2024

East African Crude Pipeline delivers first shipment; Pembina acquires Enbridge’s stake in Alliance Pipeline; KM boosts Permian Highway pipeline capacity by 550 MMcf/d; and more!

OMV Petrom Accelerates Investments in Black Sea Gas Project, Targets 2027 Production

The Neptun Deep Black Sea gas project, one of the European Union's most significant natural gas deposits, is expected to cost $4.3 billion. OMV Petrom is developing it with state-owned gas producer Romgaz.

U.S. Official to Testify on Biden's LNG Export Pause at Senate Hearing

A top U.S. Energy Department official will testify at Feb. 8 Senate Energy Committee hearing looking into President Joe Biden's pause on new approvals for LNG exports, the Energy Department said on Thursday.

U.S. House to Vote on Reversing Biden's LNG Exports Pause

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next month on a measure to overturn the Biden administration's moratorium on approvals of new liquefied natural gas exports, Bloomberg reported, citing a Republican lawmaker.

Former Sempra Energy Chief Behind Efforts to Salvage Driftwood LNG Project

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian chose a Lazard Inc. investment banker to right its struggling Driftwood LNG export project, the company's chairman told investors this week.

AG&P LNG Plans 6 South and Southeast Asian Terminals in Next 2 Years

Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) LNG aims to make a final investment decision (FID) and start developing six liquefied natural gas terminals in South and Southeast Asia within the next one-to-two years, the company's chief executive said.

Environmental Group Unlikely to Challenge Venture Global’s CP2 Construction Permit Approval

Environmentalists are unlikely to challenge in court regulators' expected approval of Venture Global LNG's CP2 export terminal, activist Bill McKibben told Reuters on Tuesday.

Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Faces New Delay Due to Technical Issues

Canada's Trans Mountain said on Monday that it had run into technical issues and faces new delays as it tries to complete the final part of expanding its oil export pipeline.

Tallgrass Energy, Bridger Commence Open Season for 830-Mile Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

The open season covers the Northwest portion of the Pony Express line, connecting Bridger Pipeline's Guernsey Hub in southeast Wyoming to Pony Express' Guernsey and Sterling origin terminals in Northeast Colorado.

POET's U.S. Midwest Ethanol Plants to Join Summit Carbon Pipeline Project

POET LLC said on Monday the world's largest ethanol producer will partner with Summit Carbon Solutions to capture carbon dioxide emissions at 17 of its U.S. Midwest ethanol plants as part of Summit's multi-state pipeline project.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Set to Begin in April, Increasing Crude Flow

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp. will begin adding crude oil to its long-delayed pipeline expansion in February and expects it to start operating in early April and will ramp up to full capacity by the end of the year, an executive said on Wednesday.