Infrastructure

EDP Closes Financing for El Salvador LNG-to-Power Project

Energía del Pacífico (EDP) said it has completed project financing for the LNG-to-power project currently under construction at the Port of Acajutla, El Salvador. It is the largest private investment ever made in the country, EDP said.

Israel Gets First Gas from Leviathan; Exports to Follow

Israel's $3.6 billion offshore Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, transporting gas via a subsea pipeline connected to Israel's transmission system and on to consumers throughout the country.

Jesse Jackson Joins Push for Natural Gas Pipeline to Illinois Town

Not all pipeline activists are fighting against more construction. Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined local leaders in calling for extension of natural gas service to a low-income township south of Chicago.

Europe’s Gas Distribution in Need of Evolution

Europe is in transition toward a low-carbon economy in which fossil fuels’ share of the energy mix is projected to fall in coming years, but import of natural gas are expected to rise. This means that Europe’s distribution network capacity will have to be improved.

APGA Chairman Intends to Re-Engage Membership

In an interview with Pipeline & Gas Journal, APGA Chairman Samual Davis Jr. discusses the challenges and goals faced by the organization in during the coming year. He also talks about strategies for effectively explaining the benefits of natural gas to the public and shares his thoughts on electrification.

Innovation Drives World Record Natural Gas Main Renewal

Drivers along the stretch of Central Avenue crossing the Garden State Parkway by the East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey would have noticed the construction crews, excavations, equipment and vehicles in the middle of the street. What he or she would not know is that the project underway was setting a world record.

China's 2020 Gas Consumption to Reach 320 Bcm: CNPC

China's gas consumption in 2020 is expected to rise to around 320 Bcm, while the pace of gas import growth is set to slow sharply this year, state energy group China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) research arm said on Thursday.

EPIC Midstream Loads First Oil Tanker at New Texas Export Terminal

EPIC Midstream loaded its first oil tanker at its new Texas export terminal and plans to open another dock in the third quarter of 2020, benefiting from rising demand for low-sulfur U.S. crude, EPIC President Brian Freed said.

China Creates State-Owned Pipeline Company

China has created a new centrally administered, state-owned pipeline company that combines all pipeline assets of the top three state-owned energy giants: China National Petroleum Corp., China Petrochemical Corp., and China National Offshore Oil Corp.

Saskatchewan's Oil Lures Investors, Producers from Troubled Alberta

Alberta's congested pipelines and production limits are turning oil companies to neighboring Saskatchewan, driving up prices for drilling rights as the region weathers a deep slump.

Libya's El Feel Oilfield Shut Due to Valve Closure

Libya's El Feel oilfield has been shut down due to a valve closure, the head of the National Oil Corporation said on Thursday, in the second stoppage at the southwestern field in consecutive weeks.

Alder Midstream Announces New Initiatives

Alder Midstream (Alder), owned and operated by Glenfarne Group, has announced several new initiatives focused on building, owning and operating midstream assets in the U.S.

State Sponsored Qatari LNG Projects Could Hurt North American Projects

Proposed North American LNG export projects may face an uphill battle against Qatar, which announced plans to further ramp up production to hold onto its position as the world’s leading LNG exporter.

Billion-Dollar LNG Project in Southern Mozambique Expected in 2020

A final investment decision on a $3.15 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Mozambique’s capital will be taken around the middle of 2020, France’s Total and its partners in the project said on Wednesday.

How Rotating Equipment Enhances Efficiency in Pipelines

Today, pipeline operators face increasing challenges on multiple sides, from more complex regulatory processes to the need for safer and environmentally friend operations. Baker Hughes has introduced the NovaLT gas turbine family, which is pushing the boundaries of reliability, efficiency and operability in gas turbines range up to 27,000 Hp.

Moda Midstream to Expand Loading Center, Evaluate New Pipeline

Along with expanding its Ingleside Energy Center to allow for VLCC loading, Moda Midstream is also evaluating building a new pipeline.

New Gas Pipelines Adding Capacity from U.S. South Central, Northeast

The United States is expected to add between 16 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 17 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity in 2019, most of which was built to provide additional takeaway capacity out of supply basins.

Energy Transfer Expects Supertanker Facility in Service by 2023

Energy Transfer said on Thursday that it is expecting to have its offshore export facility in Texas capable of loading supertankers in service by early 2023.

Pioneer Natural CEO Calls Out Permian Basin Gas Flaring

The chief executive of Pioneer Natural Resources, Scott Sheffield, called on Permian Basin producers to limit natural gas flaring and to monitor for methane leaks.

Norway's Equinor Eyes Natural Gas Infrastructure in Brazil

Norway's Equinor is actively looking to install new natural gas infrastructure on the coast of Brazil to help facilitate the large amounts of gas being produced in the country.

Williams Completes Rivervale South to Market Project

Williams said it has successfully placed into full service its Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system – to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers.

Investors Flock to Finance Calcasieu Pass LNG Construction

Venture Global LNG said it has made a final investment decision to proceed with development of its $5.8 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefaction facility after financing was nearly two times oversubscribed with more than $10 billion in binding commitments.

Brazil’s LNG-to-Power Complex Funded; Phase 2 Underway

The Gas Natural Açu (GNA) joint venture between Prumo Logistica, BP and Siemens – developer of Brazil’s largest infrastructure project – has gained regulatory approval for LNG imports and satisfied lender conditions for $750 million in project financing to complete the 1.3 GW first phase of its LNG-to-Power complex at the Port of Açu.

Global Oil Majors See Surge in Indian Demand for Natural Gas

Global oil and gas majors are looking to India, the world's third biggest oil importer, to buy some of their excess liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the South Asian nation improves its gas infrastructure and strives to reduce emissions.

India Investing $60 Billion on National Gas Grid by 2024

India, one of the world's largest consumers of oil and coal, is investing $60 billion to build a national gas grid and import terminals by 2024 in a bid to cut its carbon emissions, the oil minister said on Sunday.

Exxon to Make $500 Million Initial Investment in Mozambique LNG Project

Exxon Mobil plans to invest more than $500 million in the initial construction phase of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique.

Subsea 7 Awarded Shell Offshore Infrastructure Contract Near Aberdeen, UK

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Shell for the Pierce depressurization project, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.

Kinder Morgan Announces Commercial in Service of First Unit at Elba Island Liquefaction Facility

The Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. (ELC), a joint venture between Kinder Morgan and EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has announced the commercial in service of the first of ten liquefaction units of the approximately $2 billion Elba Liquefaction project.

PHMSA Publishes "Mega" Rule After Nearly A Decade of Work

U.S. transportation officials on Tuesday adopted long-delayed measures that are meant to prevent pipeline spills and deadly gas explosions but don't address recommended steps to lessen accidents once they occur.

NextEra Energy Partners to Buy Meade Pipeline for $1.37 billion

Independent power producer NextEra Energy Partners LP said on Monday it will buy Meade Pipeline Co LLC, a co-owner of the Central Penn Line in Pennsylvania, in a deal valued at about $1.37 billion, including some future capital contributions.