Mid-Year Global Forecast: Midstream Responding to Demand from LNG Projects

Global pipeline construction surged to nearly 42,000 miles in mid-2024, driven by increased LNG and hydrogen infrastructure needs, with significant expansions in North America and Europe.

Woodside Energy to Acquire Tellurian for $1.2 Billion, Securing Future of Driftwood LNG Project

The agreement could strengthen the United States' position as the world's largest producer of the superchilled gas by securing the completion of Tellurian's 27.6 million metric ton per annum facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Editor’s Notebook: Landowners and CO2 Pipelines Amid South Dakota Legislation

(P&GJ) — South Dakota's new bill empowers landowners to challenge forced easements for CO2 pipelines, enhancing rights amid eminent domain concerns. The legislation impacts projects like Summit Carbon Solutions, aiming for fairer terms and compensation for affected property owners.

WTI Futures Backwardation Hits 8-Month High as Cushing Stocks Fall

The premium for front-month U.S. crude oil futures over the second-month contract CLc1-CLc2 widened to its highest since October on Wednesday, LSEG data showed, as stocks at the WTI delivery point, Cushing, Oklahoma, fell last week to a three-month low.

LNG’s Role in a Realistic Energy Transition

We are observing remarkable expansion and diversification within the global LNG market. It is projected that the market will grow from 400 million tons in 2023 to over 600 million tons by 2029.

Freeport LNG Resumes Natural Gas Imports Post-Hurricane Beryl

Freeport is one of the most-watched U.S. LNG export plants in the world because it has a history of swaying global gas prices when it shuts.

Shell's Gas Bet Takes Shape with New LNG Deals

Shell has replaced LNG volume it lost after exiting Russia in 2022 with a string of deals that underpin CEO Wael Sawan's bet on growing demand for the fuel as he reduces the focus on renewable energy.

Kansas Fed: Q2 Oil, Gas Activity Declines in U.S. Rockies and Midwest, Rebound Expected

Oil and gas activity in the U.S. Midwest and Rockies declined during the second quarter, but is expected to rebound over the next six months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Friday in a quarterly energy survey.

Diversified Acquires East Texas Gas Assets, Including 500 Miles of Pipelines, for $106 Million

Diversified Energy Company has agreed to buy natural gas assets, including over 500 miles of pipelines and compression facilities, in eastern Texas from Crescent Pass Energy for $106 million.

U.S. Natural Gas Output to Decline in 2024, While Demand Rises to Record High, EIA Says

U.S. natural gas production will decline in 2024 while demand will rise to a record high, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook on Tuesday.

Texas Oil Companies Restart Operations After Hurricane Beryl

Oil and gas companies in Texas were restarting operations on July 9 after Hurricane Beryl lashed the state with 80-mph winds, damaging property and leaving millions of people without power.

Devon Energy to Acquire Grayson Mill's Williston Assets for $5 Billion

Devon Energy has entered into a deal to acquire private equity firm EnCap-owned Grayson Mill Energy's Williston basin business in a cash-and-stock deal worth $5 billion, as it aims to cash in on high stock valuations to grow acreage.

Freeport LNG Gas Flows Hit Near Zero During Hurricane Beryl

During Hurricane Beryl, natural gas flows to Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas plummeted to near zero, impacting U.S. LNG exports.

Largest Texas Ports Close; Enbridge Activates Emergency Plans, Kinder Morgan Shuts Facilities as Hurricane Beryl Nears

Largest Texas ports close as Hurricane Beryl nears, affecting Enbridge and Kinder Morgan operations. The companies implemented emergency plans and facility shutdowns ahead of the storm's landfall on the Texas coast.

Elevation Midstream and ARB's Platte River Merge to Lead DJ Basin Consolidation

The Platte River assets include more than 200 miles of crude gathering and transmission pipelines and offer multi-market optionality to customers via the Platteville and Lucerne Terminals.

Exxon's Q2 Outlook Affected by Pioneer Deal and Gas Price Trends

Exxon's second-quarter outlook hinges on the impact of its Pioneer acquisition and fluctuating gas prices, amid broader market dynamics.

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks EPA's 'Good Neighbor' Air Pollution Plan

The 5-4 decision granted requests by Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia, as well as U.S. Steel Corp, pipeline operator Kinder Morgan and industry groups, to halt enforcement of the EPA's "Good Neighbor" plan restricting ozone pollution from upwind states, while they contest the rule's legality in a lower court.

U.S. Oil Firms Face Challenges Selling $27 Billion in Assets Post-Megamergers: Analysis

U.S. oil and gas companies could face an uphill struggle to sell about $27 billion of assets to fund investor payouts over the next few years as the biggest wave of energy megamergers in 25 years nears the end of regulatory reviews.

Kimmeridge Acquires 90% Stake in Commonwealth LNG

Private equity firm Kimmeridge, through its subsidiary Kimmeridge Texas Gas, has acquired a 90% stake in proposed U.S. liquefied natural gas export project Commonwealth LNG, it said on Tuesday.

Equitrans and EQT Announce Preferred Stock Election Deadline Ahead of Merger

Equitrans Midstream Corp. and EQT Corp. have announced the deadline for record holders of Equitrans Series A Perpetual Convertible Preferred Shares to elect their form of consideration in connection with the upcoming merger.

States Sue U.S. to Block $7 Billion Rule Requiring Oil Firms to Guarantee Well Dismantling Payments

Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Monday sued the U.S. government to block the Biden administration's proposed rule that would require the offshore oil and gas industry to provide nearly $7 billion in financial assurances to cover costs of dismantling old infrastructure.

Colonial Pipeline Owners Explore Stake Sales at $10 Billion Valuation: Sources

Some of Colonial Pipeline's owners are exploring divesting their stakes, hoping they can fetch prices that would value the largest U.S. fuel transportation system in excess of $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

TC Energy Shareholders Approve Spin-Off of North American Oil Pipeline Business

TC Energy shareholders voted in favor of spinning off the Canadian company's liquids pipeline business on Tuesday, creating a new energy infrastructure firm known as South Bow Corp. whose assets include the Keystone oil pipeline.

Enbridge Adds 21,000 Miles of Gas Pipelines to Network with Questar Gas Company Acquisition

Questar Gas's asset portfolio includes over 21,000 miles of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines, a liquefied natural gas storage facility that enhances system reliability, and interconnections to multiple interstate natural gas pipelines.

Challenges to Growth Remain Key Story in Appalachian Basin

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 Tcf of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Spotlight on Marcellus: Prolific Gas Play Keeps Rolling as Caution Persists

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, with natural gas prices depressed, the prolific Marcellus Shale gas play rolled along, albeit at a slower pace than usual with some producers cutting back production in March with a wait-and-see attitude toward prices.

EIA: U.S. Oil Output in Top Shale Regions to Hit Six-Month High in June

Production in the top basins will reach 9.85 million barrels per day (bpd), its highest since December, the EIA said.

ONEOK Agrees to $280 Million Acquisition of Gulf Coast NGL Pipelines

ONEOK Inc. has agreed to acquire a system of natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines from Easton Energy, a Houston-based midstream company, for approximately $280 million.

U.S. Gas Surplus Forecasted to Vanish by End of Winter 2024/25

U.S. gas inventories are nearing record highs for this time of year, propelled by exceptionally mild temperatures during the winter of 2023/24, attributed to the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Williams Scraps Northeast Pipeline Project While Pennsylvania Gas Transport Plan Advances

Williams ambitious natural gas pipeline project, aimed at crossing New Jersey and extending under two bays to New York, has met its demise. Concurrently, another initiative involving the transportation of LNG from Pennsylvania via tanker truck is progressing.