Projects

Illinois Rejects Bid to Delay Decision on Dakota Access Expansion

Regulators in Illinois have unanimously rejected an attempt by environmental groups to delay the expansion of TC Energy's Dakota Access Pipeline due to the coronavirus.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

Golden Pass Seeks to Boost Capacity at Texas LNG Plant

Golden Pass LNG has requested permission from FERC to increase the capacity of its $10 billion LNG plant in Texas from 15.6 MTPA to over 18 MTPA .

U.S. Senators to Announce Sanctions Bill on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. senators is expected to announce legislation on Wednesday that would expand sanctions levied against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Russia's Gazprom.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End — PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister is hoping his country will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2020, despite construction delays brought about due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Court Ruling in Keystone XL Case Will Affect Other Major U.S. Pipelines

A U.S. appeals court ruling on Thursday in a case against the Keystone XL pipeline will likely have large effects on other major pipeline projects in the country.

Keystone XL Pipeline Likely to Face Delays After U.S. Court Denies Stay

A U.S. court ruling from last month that would impose delays and increase permitting costs for major pipeline projects in the U.S. was not overturned by an appeals court this week.

Sinopec to Build $2.8 Billion LNG Terminal in Eastern China

Sinopec has contracted with the city of Zhoushan on China's eastern coast to build a $2.8 billion LNG import terminal.

U.S. Senators Weigh Additional Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Two U.S. senators are considering leveraging additional sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Sempra Energy Delays Port Arthur LNG Project Decision to 2021

Citing market concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced it has delayed an investment decision regarding its Port Arthur LNG project until 2021.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

NextDecade Delays Rio Grande LNG Final Investment Decision to 2021

Barely more than a week after NextDecade announced it would make a Final Investment Decision on its Rio Grande LNG project in 2020, the company announced it has pushed the decision back to 2021.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Would Rescind Keystone XL Permit if Elected

Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would rescind the approval permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline if he were to be elected in November.

Williams Discontinues New York Pipeline Project After Key Permit Denial

Energy regulators in New York have once again denied a key water permit for Williams controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement Project causing the company to indefinitely suspend the project.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany: Data

According to tracking data from Refinitiv, a Russian pipe-laying vessel that Gazprom may be planning to use to finish its Nord Stream 2 pipeline has docked near a German logistics hub in Mukran.

Projects

German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction A remaining legal hurdle for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been cleared as the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg has rejected a complaint regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a portion of land to be..

Eni, Sonatrach Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni completed construction on the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in southeastern Algeria. The 16-inch, 115-miles (185-km) pipeline has with a transport capacity of 7 MMscm/d of gas.

Germany Denies EU Waiver for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Operators of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were denied a waiver of EU regulations for the pipeline on Friday by German energy regulators.

EQM Sees U.S. Mountain Valley Pipeline Service in 2020, Analysts Unconvinced

Equitrans Midstream is still optimistic that its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline can be in service by the end of 2020. Industry analysts are not as confident.

Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts

Responding to market conditions with cost-cutting across its business lines, Phillips 66 has announced that the Red Oak Pipeline, Liberty Pipeline and Sweeny Hub fractionation expansion have all been postponed.

More Pipelines Are Needed for India to Increase LNG Imports — EIA Report

Recent data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that in order to continue to increase its LNG imports, India needs to build more gas pipelines.

Nigeria LNG Signs EPC Contract for Train 7 — Oil Minister

Nigeria’s oil minister on Thursday reported that Nigeria LNG has signed the engineering, procurement and construction contract for its Train 7 project.

Energy Transfer Slashes 2020 Capex, Dakota Access Expansion Could Face Delays

Energy Transfer will cut at least $400 million from its 2020 capital expenditures potentially jeopardizing the company's plans to expand its Dakota Access pipeline.

U.S. Judge Revises Environmental Ruling on Pipeline Permits

A U.S. Judge partially revised a ruling that blocked pipeline crossings below streams and waterways, allowing crossings for utility and maintenance projects but continuing to require permits for pipeline construction projects.

Construction to Start on Gas Pipeline from Norway to Poland

Construction of a major gas pipeline from Norway is to begin in the coming days and will be a “milestone” in giving Poland independence from Russian gas, Polish President Andrzej Duda said.

MPLX Abandons Permian NGL Pipeline Amid Industry Downturn

MPLX LP said on Tuesday it is no longer pursuing a Permian-to-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline after the collapse in oil prices and said it will focus on expanding capacity on existing pipelines instead.

Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Third Train

Freeport LNG said it began commercial operations for its third liquefaction train on Friday, with the commencement of liquefaction services to Total S.A. and SK E&S under their tolling agreements with Freeport.

Poland's Gaz-System Reaches $306 Million Pipeline Deal with Saipem

Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System said on Monday it signed a 280 million euro ($306 million) contract with Italian oil services group Saipem to build a section of the Baltic Pipe between Denmark and Poland.

Williams Places Phase II of Hillabee Expansion in Service

Williams said it has placed Phase II of the Hillabee expansion project in service, adding natural gas capacity to the Transco system and direct access to Florida’s rapidly growing power generation market.