Business & Markets

Qatar Petroleum Maintains Scope of LNG Expansion, Postpones Production — CEO

The CEO of Qatar Petroleum said that while the company intends to delay the start of production of its LNG facility, there are no plans to reduce the scope of the expansion project.

Phillips 66 Offers Storage on Gray Oak Pipeline

Phillips 66 will offer on system storage for shippers on its Gray Oak pipeline system.

Putin Suggests Sizable Oil Production Cut as Prices Fall

The President of Russia has said he would be willing to cut oil production in cooperation with the U.S. and OPEC+.

Texas Might Curb Oil Output Under Broader OPEC+ Deal — Regulator

A Texas oil regulator said that America's largest producing state would consider cutting production if Saudia Arabia and Russia reached a curtailment deal.

President Trump Says Saudi Arabia, Russia Ready to Cut 15 Million Bpd

President Trump said that Saudi Arabia and Russia might be ready to cut their oil production by as much as 15 million bpd.

Kazakh Oil Producers Seek New Pipeline Route

Oil producers in Kazakhstan are looking for a new pipeline route to Baltic and Black sea export facilities.

Black Bear Transmission Acquires Ozark Natural Gas Transmission Business from Enbridge

Black Bear Transmission has acquired Enbridge's Ozark gas transmission businesses.

U.S. to Lease Strategic Reserve Space After Buying Plan Canceled — Sources

The Trump administration is considering leasing storage space in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after plans to purchase oil collapsed.

Cheniere Applies to Begin Service on Midship Pipeline

Cheniere has applied to the U.S. FERC to begin service on its Midship natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Oil Output Set to Plunge as Storage Fills

Ultra-low oil prices and full storage tanks and pipelines will force an unprecedentedly fast decline in U.S. output this year as producers are forced to choke or shut old wells and cut back new drilling, writes market analyst John Kemp.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

Coronavirus Crisis 'Game Changer' for Oil Sector: Goldman Sachs

Analysts from Goldman Sacha say the oil sector will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic leaner and stronger but the crisis still poses a risk for shortages down the line.

Poland's PGNiG Wins $1.5 Billion in Court Battle with Gazprom

Polish gas distributor PGNiG has won a $1.5 billion settlement with Russia's Gazprom.

Iran: 'Terrorist' Attack on Gas Pipeline Halts Exports to Turkey

Iran said on Tuesday its natural gas exports to Turkey have stopped after an attack on a pipeline inside the neighboring country

U.S., Russia Agree to Oil Market Talks

Russian and U.S. leaders have agreed to meet to discuss the collapsing global oil market.

Saudi Arabia Plans to Boost Oil Exports to 10.6 Million Bpd from May

Saudi Arabia is planning to increase its oil exports to 10.6 million bpd beginning in May.

U.S. LNG Storage to Hit Record as Pandemic Cuts Demand, Exports

Stockpiles of natural gas in the U.S. are expected to reach record levels this year as producers continue to flood the market with supply as demand plunges in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gazprom Workers Leave Hospital After Negative Coronavirus Tests

Twenty Gazprom workers, who were airlifted to a hospital following a coronavirus scare last week, have been discharged after the tests came back negative, a Gazprom spokesman said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia Says no Talks with Moscow on New Oil Deal

Saudia Arabia said it is not in talks with Russia to develop a new deal on oil production to stabilize erratic oil prices driven by uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic.

LNG Suppliers Flood Market with Excess Spot Cargoes as Demand Shrinks

Major LNG suppliers around the world are flooding the market with spot cargoes driving prices down even further as demand dries up due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian LNG Importers Issue Force Majeure — Sources

Several Indian LNG importers have issued force majeure notices after the country has shut down to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

PetroChina to Seek Price Talks with Gas Suppliers as Coronavirus Hits Demand

PetroChina is looking to renegotiate gas prices with several global suppliers, as well as a transfer of pipeline assets, amid plunging gas demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Choppers Evacuate Offshore Workers

Offshore aviation company Bristow Group said it has deployed specially-equipped helicopters from its Search and Rescue (SAR) fleet to transport offshore workers with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in the North Sea and Americas regions.

China to Resume U.S. LPG Imports as Beijing Waives Trade-War Tariff — Sources

China has once again begun buying U.S. LPG as the government waived tariffs as part of the U.S.-China trade deal.

Sempra Energy to Continue with Costa Azul LNG Project

Sempra Energy is planning to continue with its plans to build the first phase of its Costa Azul LNG Export Project in Mexico even as the coronavirus pandemic suppresses worldwide energy demands.

Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts

Phillips 66 said the Red Oak Pipeline, Sweeny Frac 4 and Liberty Pipeline projects have all been deferred by cost-cutting efforts. A final investment decision on ACE Pipeline also was postponed.

UAE's SNOC Gas Project Startup Delayed

UAE's SNOC has announced that it's Mahani gas project startup is being delayed by 2 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pipeline Shares Sink on Oil Decline, Coronavirus Impact

It’s a common refrain among investors that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” meaning the share prices of similar companies tend to act in unison. Unfortunately, that’s equally true of falling tides, as demonstrated by the performance of North American midstream equities in recent weeks.

Greece Receives 9 Bids for Stake in Gas Supplier

Greece has received nine non-binding bids for the sale of a 65% stake in DEPA, its dominant gas supplier.

BlackRock Withdraws Bid for ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets — Sources

Sources report that investment firm BlackRock has dropped out of the bidding for ADNOC's gas pipeline assets.