Infrastructure

Iran Checks Cyber Security at Key Energy Sites

Iran has launched an inspection of security at its key Gulf oil and gas facilities, including preparedness for cyber attacks, the Oil Ministry news agency SHANA said, following media reports of Washington weighing possible cyber attacks on Tehran.

Feds Recommend New Requirements After Natural Gas Disaster

Federal officials are recommending stronger nationwide requirements for natural gas systems following last September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts.

Eagle LNG Receives FERC Authorization for Jacksonville LNG Export Facility

Eagle LNG Partners LLC (“Eagle LNG”) announced that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has issued the order granting authorization for siting and constructing its proposed on-water Jacksonville LNG Export Facility.

Tellurian Signs $2.5 Billion LNG Deal with India’s Petronet

Tellurian Inc has signed a $2.5 billion investment deal with India’s Petronet for its Driftwood LNG project making it one of the largest foreign investments in a U.S. infrastructure project.

Next Wave of U.S. LNG Export Projects to be Tougher: Blackstone

The next wave of U.S. LNG export projects will be “tougher” to bring online, as companies with existing facilities take advantage of lower costs to expand capacity in coming years, the chief executive of Blackstone Energy Partners said Wednesday.

India, Nepal open cross border oil pipeline

The leaders of India and Nepal inaugurated South Asia's first cross-country oil pipeline Tuesday, allowing the Himalayan nation of Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from its large southern neighbor.

SemGroup Buy Prompts Energy Transfer to Build New Pipeline

Oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer said Monday it would buy smaller rival SemGroup Corp for $1.35 billion and build a 75-mile oil pipeline to strengthen its oil transportation, terminaling and export operations.

Saudi Arabia Shuts Pipeline to Bahrain after Oil Outage

Saudi Arabia has shut down its crude oil pipeline to Bahrain after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, two trade sources told Reuters.

Blue Mountain Launches Open Season for Gathering Systems

Blue Mountain Midstream announced its Wildcat subsidiaries launched an open season for new crude oil and water gathering systems and services in central Oklahoma.

New Pipelines Open Permian Tap as Demand Outlook Grows Cloudy

After scrambling to catch up with fast-growing Permian Basin crude oil production, pipeline operators appear to be entering a period of excess takeaway capacity with the completion of new and expanded systems this year.

South Africa Targets First LNG Import Terminal by 2024

State-owned freight logistics firm Transnet plans to launch a tender next year for South Africa’s first terminal to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Richards Bay port, with first gas expected to land in 2024, a senior official said.

India, Nepal Open South Asia’s First Cross-Border Oil Pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation where China is also making deep inroads.

Pipeline Operator EMG Signs Terminal Deal for Israel-Egypt Gas Exports

The East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline operator signed a deal to use a terminal belonging to Israel’s Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) for the export of natural gas to Egypt, the companies said on Sunday.

Sources: Italy's Snam Seeks U.S. Footprint With Bid for Midwest Gas Pipeline

Italy’s Snam is working on a bid for a stake in a $6 billion natural gas pipeline in the United States in what would be the gas group’s first foray outside Europe, four sources told Reuters.

Cheniere Completes Second Train at Corpus Christi LNG Project

Cheniere Energy, the largest U.S. exporter of LNG, on Tuesday announced that Train 2 of its Corpus Christi, Texas, liquefaction project has been declared substantially complete.

H2O Midstream Acquires Sabalo Energy Produced Water Assets, Closes 15-Year Service Agreement

H2O Midstream has announced the acquisition of produced water infrastructure from Sabalo Energy, concurrent with the execution of a 15-year acreage dedication to provide produced water gathering, disposal and recycling services to Sabalo.

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

The Natural Gas Acu joint venture between Prumo Logistica, BP and Siemens has gained regulatory approval for LNG imports and satisfied lender conditions for $750 million in project financing to complete the 1.3 GW Phase 1 of its LNG-to-Power complex at the Port of Acu.

XRI Announces New Delaware Basin Water Infrastructure System

XRI Holdings, a leading water midstream company with infrastructure throughout the Permian Basin, has announced the completion of its Northern Delaware Basin water pipeline infrastructure system.

ICE, Magellan to Offer Dock Capacity to Houston Oil Futures Customers

Intercontinental Exchange and Magellan Midstream said this week they would auction dock capacity at Magellan's terminals in Galena Park and Seabrook, Texas, for holders of ICE's Permian West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures contracts.

Freeport LNG to Load First Cargo From Texas Plant

Freeport LNG, which recently received federal approval for construction of a fourth liquefaction train at its Quintana Island plant, appears on schedule to load its first LNG shipment to Asia from Train 1 in the third quarter.

Pipeline Blast in Iraq Halts Power Station Supply, Output Unaffected

A gas pipeline has exploded near Basra in southern Iraq and halted supplies to a local power station, but did not affect gas or oil output, oil ministry officials and police said.

Concho Resources, Solaris Water Midstream Form Produced Water Management JV in Delaware Basin

Concho Resources Inc. and Solaris Water Midstream have announced the formation of a strategic joint venture focused on optimizing produced water logistics at scale in the Northern Delaware Basin.

Williams Seeks FERC Approval for Marcellus & Utica Takeaway Expansion

Williams has announced that its Transco interstate pipeline has filed an application with FERC seeking authorization for its Leidy South project, which is proposed to carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica plays to the East Coast.

Williams Begins Service on Deepwater Gulf Gathering Pipeline System

Williams announced today that it has acquired and placed into service the 16-inch Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system constructed by Shell, operator, and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore extending 54 miles from the Shell-operated Appomattox Floating Production System in 7,400-feet of water to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located approximately 60 miles south of Mobile, Alabama.

Produced Water Spills Again in North Dakota

North Dakota’s Health Department says more than 12,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a pipeline in Williams County, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland.

Flow Meter Provides Dual Measurements in Single Body

The Transus Instruments UIM-4F Duo natural gas custody transfer ultrasonic flow meter consists of two independent fiscal flow measurements in a single flow meter body, enabling enhanced condition-based diagnostics in a space saving, compact package.

Choosing Correct AMI System for Gas Utilities

The natural gas industry continues to build upon a customer-first approach and is always looking for new and better ways to operate. There’s no doubt, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems have emerged as attractive solutions for local distribution companies (LDC) seeking to improve both customer and employee operations.

LNG: Supporting Midstream Infrastructure as Financial Lifeline

When examining the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, including the role of U.S. midstream infrastructure, there are various exogenous factors that can be part of the matrix.

Is North America Facing a Pipeline Bubble?

With about a million active wells in the U.S. pumping more and more shale oil and gas, the fracking revolution of the last decade has spawned a boom in pipeline construction, initially to carry oil and gas to markets and regional hubs across America and more recently to export facilities.

Howard Energy Plans New Gathering System in STACK Play

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) executed an agreement with a major North American oil and gas producer to construct, own and operate a new natural gas gathering system located in the over-pressured area of the prolific STACK play.