Infrastructure

Sempra Says 6 Weeks Until Cameron LNG Plant in Full Service

Sempra Energy said it expects its Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana to be back in full service in six weeks after Hurricane Laura caused major power outages in the area.

Nearly $14 Billion Ready to Invest in Post-COVID Economic Recovery — Report

A new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance details nearly $14 billion worth of economic activity is being threatened by delays, obstructions and cancellations of pipeline infrastructure projects.

Argentina Pitches Pipeline to Brazil for Vaca Muerta Shale Gas

Officials in Argentina are planning to propose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project with Brazil to carry shale gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to Brazil's gas distribution market.

Glenfarne Seeks 5 More Years to Build Louisiana Magnolia LNG Export Plant

Glenfarne Group and Kinder Morgan have asked U.S. energy regulators for an additional five years to build the Magnolia LNG export facility and accompanying pipeline expansion.

Freeport LNG Gets More Time to Complete Train 4 at Texas Facility

Freeport LNG has received more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its fourth liquefaction train at the company's export facility in Texas.

Adjusting Costs with Large-Diameter Tapping Tees

Since 2011, Peoples Gas has been pursuing an aggressive system modernization program, including the replacement of 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of cast iron and ductile iron mains operating at 7 inches (178 mm) water column with modern polyethylene operating at 22 psi (1.5 bar).

LNG Investments Vanish in 2020 as Coronavirus Slashes Oil and Gas Prices

For the first time in nearly two decades, some analysts believe that no new LNG export projects could be approved this year as the global coronavirus pandemic has destroyed oil and gas prices.

Chevron Delays Restart of Gorgon LNG Train for Additional Repairs

Chevron is delaying the restart of Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Western Australia until October to allow for additional repairs.

San Mateo Midstream Provides Pipeline, Black River LNG Updates

San Mateo midstream provided updates on Tuesday to several of its ongoing pipeline projects as well as on the expansion of its Black River LNG plant in New Mexico.

Brazil's Lower House to Vote on End to Petrobras Virtual Gas Monopoly, Encourage Pipelines

The lower house of Brazil's parliament is set to vote soon on legislation that would end the state-owned energy company Petrobras' virtual monopoly of the natural gas industry, opening up the sector, including pipelines, to private investment.

Cheniere Says no Storm Major Damage to Sabine Pass Facility, Pipelines

Cheniere Energy, the largest U.S. LNG producer, said on Monday that the company's Sabine Pass LNG facility and pipeline assets were not significantly damaged by Hurricane Laura.

Kinder Morgan Gets OK to Put Last Elba Island LNG Unit in Service

The Federal Energy Regulatory Energy Commission has granted a request from Kinder Morgan to put the final train at its Elba Island LNG plant into service.

Philippine Energy Chief Says LNG Projects Still on Track Despite Virus Delays

Four LNG import projects in the Philippines are still on track for approval despite "minor delays" due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country's energy secretary said on Thursday.

Phillips 66 Shuts More Louisiana Facilities, Pipelines as Hurricane Approaches

Phillips 66 announced it is closing additional facilities in Louisiana in preparation of Hurricane Laura's landfall on Wednesday evening.

Hurricane Laura Poses Biggest Storm Threat to U.S. Oil and Gas in 15 Years

The oil and gas industry is shutting down production at facilities on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast at a rate not seen since 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the region prepares for Hurricane Laura.

Mexico Asks Sempra to Build Second LNG Facility in Return for Approving Permit

The Mexican government has asked Sempra Energy to build a second LNG export facility in the country in return for approving a permit to build an initial facility.

TechnipFMC Awarded Subsea Contract for Petrobras Offshore Project

Petrobras has awarded TechnipFMC a large subsea infrastructure contract for the Brazilian oil company's Mero offshore project.

Gas Pipeline to China's First Major Independent LNG Terminal Complete

Work has been completed on a subsea gas pipeline connecting the country's first major privately owned terminal with a local gas grid.

Replacing Aging Pipe Remains a Big Source for Work

With so many companies involved in natural gas distribution (P&GJ reports on more than 300 such companies, ranging in size from 6 million to a few hundred customers in the Annual 500 Report in November), this summary of ongoing infrastructure replacement projects is not an all-inclusive overview of activity.

Alaska LNG Faced Challenges from Within State

Amid the state-led push for Alaska’s LNG project, the loudest challenges to the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) within Alaska came from the city of Valdez and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, both of which promoted sites within their own municipality as preferable to building the LNG terminal in Nikiski.

Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects in Nigeria that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipeline is the latest example.

Phillips 66 Plans to Shut Facilities, Pipelines Amid Renewables Shift

Phillips 66 has announced plans to close or convert some of its facilities along with the associated pipelines as part of the company's transition to renewable fuels.

Nigeria Opens Pipeline, Depot Repair to Private Investors

Nigeria's state oil company NNPC is seeking bids for companies to perform repairs to its pipeline infrastructure and depots serving its oil refineries.

Kinder Morgan Gets OK to Put 9th Unit at Georgia Elba LNG Plant in Service

Kinder Morgan has received approval from U.S. energy regulators to place the 10 liquefaction unit at its Elba Island LNG plant into service.

U.S. LNG Firms Take Steps to Add Export Capacity Despite Coronavirus

U.S. LNG companies have taken steps to increase export capacity even as a collapse in energy demand has collapsed around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheniere Energy Accelerates LNG Plant Expansion Amid Q2 Profit Gains

Cheniere Energy is planning to accelerate the planned expansion of two of its LNG export facilities in Texas after being analyst profit estimates in Q2.

Solaris Water Midstream Expands Water Infrastructure Joint Venture with Concho Resources

Solaris Water Midstream and Concho Resources have expended their produced water infrastructure management joint venture agreement.

FERC to Decide on Marathon Alaska LNG Import Project by Year End

U.S. energy regulators said on Wednesday they plan to make a decision on Marathon Petroleum Corp’s plan to convert the Kenai liquefied natural gas export plant in Alaska into an import terminal by the end of the year.

Chevron Expects to Restart Train 2 of Gorgon LNG Plant in Early September

Chevron is expecting to restart Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Australia by early September, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Tuesday.

China Starts Building Southern Section of East-Route Pipeline

Construction has started on the southern portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, which carries supplies from the Power of Siberia system in Russia, PipeChina announced Tuesday.