Infrastructure

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.

Kinder Morgan Reports Loss After $1 Billion Charge

Kinder Morgan reported a second-quarter net loss of $637 million after downgrading the value of some assets due to the market impact of Covid-19.

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.

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S energy regulators have given Delfin LNG a second one-year extension to build it's floating LNG project off the coast of Louisiana.

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.

Options for Low-Pressure System Now Requiring Overpressure Protection

Events over the last several years have proven the inherent risks that can be present in older low-pressure gas distribution systems. As a result, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has investigated the problems and made several recommendations.

FERC Approval Gives Alaska LNG 10 Years to Start Operations

Federal authorization for the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project sets a 10-year deadline to start operating the gas pipeline and liquefaction plant, twice as much time as regulators have generally allowed for other U.S. LNG export terminal developers to build multibillion-dollar facilities.

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.

Cyprus to Get First Natural Gas Import Terminal

Cyprus officially began work Thursday on the country's first-ever natural gas import terminal.

China Hires Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Advise on Pipeline Asset Transfers — Sources

China has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to advise the country's top energy firms on multi-billion dollar deals transferring oil and natural gas pipeline assets to a new national energy infrastructure company.

Energy Transfer Vows to Keep Dakota Access Oil Flowing

Energy Transfer vowed to fight a court order to shut down and empty the Dakota Access oil pipeline, contending that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg overstepped his authority with the Monday ruling.

Subsea 7 Awarded Over $100 Million in North Sea, GOM Projects

Subsea 7 announced it has been awarded major contracts for work in the North Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico for subsea pipeline projects and additional infrastructure.

NiSource to Pay $56 Million to Resolve Gas Blasts Probe

NiSource Inc will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state's attorney general said.

Germany Plans Ambitious Hydrogen Pipeline Network

Over the next decade, Germany plans to create the longest hydrogen transmission pipeline network in the world and it will be an integral part of the country’s “green stimulus” program to restart the economy after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

India to Simplify Gas Pipeline Tariff to Boost Demand

India's oil minister announced the country is planning to simplify its gas pipeline tariff structure in order to attract further investment into the nation's gas infrastructure.

Tallgrass Energy Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Enters Service

Tallgrass Energy announced that both the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and the Rockies Express Pipeline expansion project have both entered service.

Investors Raise $7.96 Billion Loan for ADNOC Pipeline Deal

A group of investors has signed a nearly $8 billion loan to help finance a $10 billion gas pipeline investment with the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

KBR to Exit LNG, Energy Business

Engineering and construction firm KBR told investors and employees that the company will no longer be involved in LNG or other energy projects as the company refocuses on other core aspects of its business.