Gas transmission

Equitrans Confirms 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Despite Permit Denial

Equitrans has confirmed its 2021 target in-service date for its Mountain Valley Southgate natural gas pipeline even after North Carolina authorities denied a water permit for the project.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $30 million in funding to develop technology to rehabilitate aging natural gas pipelines.

PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an amended construction plan for Enbridge's PennEast natural gas pipeline.

New Jersey Utility Company Cancels Natural Gas Pipeline Project

A utility company has canceled a plan to expand a Kinder Morgan pipeline and opted instead to utilize existing infrastructure to meet its needs.

Duke Energy Takes $1.6 Billion Charge to Exit Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Duke Energy announced it has taken a $1.6 billion charge in relation to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Department of Interior Approves Issuance of Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its decision to approve the issuance of rights-of-way permits for the Alaska LNG Pipeline Project.

Ukraine Says no Plans to Resume Gas Purchases from Russia

Ukraine has said it would not resume buying natural gas supplies from Russia until Moscow offers competitive terms and pricing.

Lobbying for Russian Pipeline Spikes in Washington

Political lobbyists in Washington for Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline have increased their efforts in the past few years, but are disclosing fewer details of their work to U.S. officials according to government filings.

TC Energy Announces $400 Million ANR Pipeline Enhancement Project

TC Energy has announced it will proceed with enhancements to its ANR natural gas pipeline transmission system.

Equitrans Confirms Early 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream confirmed on Tuesday that the company plans to start up its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

Report: LDCs Own Residential, Commercial Sectors but Pipelines Fuel Power

A new government report on the U.S. natural gas industry shows that local distribution companies supply 90% of natural gas to U.S. residential and commercial sectors, but pipeline companies handle the biggest volumes through direct delivery to electric power and industrial customers.

Brazil's Petrobras Forges Ahead with Midstream, Downstream Divestments

Speaking to investors on Friday, executives at Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil firm, said the company is moving forward with the IPO of its gas pipeline assets and expects to conclude a deal for its RLAM refinery in the near future.

Dominion Takes $2.8 Billion Charge to Exit Atlantic Coast Project

Dominion Energy announced on Friday the company took a nearly $3 billion charge in the second quarter due to the cancellation of its Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Keen to Ensure Russian Pipeline Does not Threaten Europe — Pompeo

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers on Thursday that the U.S. will do everything it can to ensure Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline does not pose a security threat to Europe.

Kuwait's KIPIC Starts Operation of Gas Line Feeding Al-Zour

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co (KIPIC) has begun operating the gas line that will feed its long-delayed Al-Zour refinery, state news agency KUNA said on Tuesday.

Work Completed on World’s Longest Hydraulically Inserted Pipe

The world's longest hydraulically inserted pipe has been installed nearly 100 feet below the Humber River in Northern England.

Pipeline Rupture Halts Gas Flows from Bulgaria to Greece

Gas flows on a pipeline in southern Bulgaria which transports Russian natural gas to Greece were halted on Monday due to a rupture in the pipeline.

Delayed Romanian Black Sea Gas Projects Pose Risk to Pipeline

Romania is looking to finalize plans to build a pipeline through Eastern Europe but delayed plans to extract gas from the Black Sea leave the project in doubt.

Williams Receives Approval for Mid-Atlantic Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved capacity expansion on William's Leidy South natural gas pipeline.

Snam and Baker Hughes Test First Hydrogen Hybrid Turbine for Gas Transportation

Snam and Baker Hughes have announced the successful completion of testing for a new "hybrid" turbine that will allow pipelines to carry hydrogen along with natural gas.

Israel Approves Pipeline Deal to Sell Gas to Europe

Israel has approved an agreement with European countries to build the Eastmed pipeline to supply gas to Europe from the eastern Mediterranean.

Czech Gas Firm Scales Back Poland, Austria Interconnector Plans

Net4Gas, a Czech gas pipeline operator, has scaled back and delayed plans to build new pipeline connections with Poland and Austria according to the company's new investment plan.

U.S. Extends Sanctions on Companies for Work on Russian Pipelines

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the country will be extending sanctions against companies working on two major Russian pipelines if the firms do not halt their work.

Total Seeks Buyers for Stake in North Sea Gas Pipeline — Sources

According to industry sources, French major Total is looking to sell it's 27.5% stake in the Shearwater Elgin Area Line (SEAL) natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Natural Gas Output Rises After Mountaineer Express Pipeline Returns

U.S. natural gas production rose over the weekend after TC Energy Corp’s Mountaineer Xpress pipeline in West Virginia returned to service following unplanned work, according to the company and data from Refinitiv.

A Little Good News from Back East

The pipeline industry in the U.S. Northeast finally got some positive news on the permitting front, when New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) received the go-ahead to move forward with construction work on a controversial 30-mile (48-km) section of the Southern Reliability Link (SRL) pipeline in New Jersey.

Russia's Blue Stream Gas Pipeline to Turkey Idle Since May — Sources

Russia's Blue Stream gas pipeline, which transports gas to Turkey, remains shut after scheduled maintenance was completed at the end of May.

Pipeline Shutdown Adds to Record Decline in U.S. Natural Gas Output

Unplanned maintenance on TC Energy's Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline helped push U.S. natural gas output on Tuesday towards its lowest point since September 2018.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy to Acquire Dominion Energy’s Gas Transmission and Storage Business

Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to purchase Dominion Energy's natural gas transmission and storage business for almost $10 billion.

Denmark Gives Nord Stream 2 Nod to Restart Pipeline Work

Denmark has given approval for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete work on the natural gas pipeline in Danish waters.