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Nord Stream 2 Warns of Security Risks to Pipeline from Warships, Planes

The consortium behind the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline warned about security risks to the project from warships and planes, as the link is nearing completion.

German Gas Grids Report Progress with Investment Plans, Pipeline Expansions

German gas pipeline companies have completed 28 out of 201 measures planned between 2020 and 2030, keeping them on track to provide capacity expansions and conversions for increased imports this decade.

Investors Renew Push for EU Methane Emissions Standard on Gas

A group representing European investors managing 36 trillion euros ($42.3 trillion) in assets renewed pressure on the European Commission to introduce mandatory methane emissions standards for natural gas.

Industry Group Says Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Misses Opportunity for Pipelines

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan with higher corporate taxes, which is facing criticism from Republicans and industry support groups including the American Petroleum Institute who say it will kill jobs.

New Poll Shows Widespread U.S. Support for Pipelines

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) released new polling data measuring the sentiment of the American public toward pipelines, climate change and the energy transition.

Merkel Ally Demands Temporary Halt to Nord Stream 2

Germany's coordinator for transatlantic relations called on Wednesday for a moratorium on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, breaking ranks with many in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

Denmark’s Orsted Plans Wind Farm, Hydrogen Plant

The proposed plant at the North Sea Port straddling the Dutch-Belgian border is supported by a group of companies that will also pursue an expansion of local pipelines to handle the hydrogen.

Certarus, RNG Moovers Agree on Delivery of Renewable Natural Gas

Certarus will be responsible for the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) from several dairy farms in California to gas pipeline injection points, where it will help to meet the growing demand for lower carbon intensity fuel.

Russia's Transneft Posts 26% Fall in 2020 Net Profit

Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft's net profit fell by 26% last year to 133.2 billion roubles ($1.8 billion) as lower volumes of oil were transported amid global production cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian State Rejects AGL Energy's Plan to Import LNG

Victoria state rejected a plan by AGL Energy to build an LNG import terminal, effectively killing a proposal designed to help fill an expected shortfall in gas supply in southeast Australia from 2024.

Perspective: Australia's Natural Gas Industry Should Worry About Demand, Not Supply

Australia, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is facing a dilemma when it comes to domestic demand for the fuel, as the government's plans for a gas-fired economic recovery run into some confronting realities.

Cheniere Announces Completed Construction of Train 3 at Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project

Commissioning is complete and Cheniere’s EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals has turned over care, custody and control of Train 3 to Cheniere.

As Suez Canal Reopens, Number of LNG Vessels Waiting to Enter Jumps

A total of 16 vessels carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) were prepared to enter the Suez Canal, double the number from Friday, according to cargo tracking firm Kpler, as stranded container ship Ever Given was freed on Monday after a nearly week-long stranding.

NextDecade, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures Agree on CO2 Transportation and Storage in South Texas

NextDecade Corporation and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures executed a term sheet for the offtake and permanent geologic storage of CO2 captured from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, the companies announced.

U.S. Secretary of State: Finishing Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ultimately Up to Builders

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview that it was ultimately up to those building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline whether to complete it despite opposition from Washington.

Suez Ship Congestion Could Delay LNG Deliveries to Europe

A container ship blocking the Suez Canal, one the world's busiest trade routes, could delay delivery of millions of tons of LNG to Europe if the vessel stays stuck there for two weeks, analysts said.

Perspective: U.S. Gas Industry Increasingly Relies on LNG Exports

U.S. gas producers have become increasingly reliant on LNG exports to Europe and Asia to absorb their growing output and prevent domestic prices from plunging as a result of oversupply.

Annova Cancels Texas LNG Export Facility Project

Annova LNG announced the immediate cancellation of its liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility under development in Brownsville, Texas, due to changes in the global LNG market.

Suez Canal Steps Up Efforts to Remove Blockage as Shipping Rates Surge, Tankers Diverted

The Suez Canal stepped up efforts on Friday to free a giant stuck container ship and end a blockage that has sent shipping rates for fuel tankers soaring and disrupted global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes.

Gazprom Chairman Expects Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion This Year Despite U.S. Pressure

The chairman of Russian gas producer Gazprom's board was cited by the TASS news agency on Friday as saying that construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany would be completed this year despite U.S. opposition to the project.

After Winter Crisis, Texas Power Grid Assures It Will Meet Record Summer Demand

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the power grid in most of the state, said it anticipates there will be sufficient generation to meet record-breaking demand forecast for this summer.

Singapore Appoints Two More Term LNG Importers

Singapore's Energy Market Authority has appointed ExxonMobil LNG Asia Pacific and Sembcorp Fuels (Singapore) as term liquefied natural gas importers for the city state, increasing the number of players to four.

INEOS Energy to Sell Norwegian Oil and Gas Business to PGNiG for $615 million

INEOS Energy has agreed to sell its Norwegian oil and gas business to Poland's PGNiG Upstream Norway AS for $615 million.

Saudi Aramco Sends Request for Pipeline Deal Financing

Saudi Aramco has sent a request for proposals to banks for financing it wants to offer to investors looking to lease its pipelines, three sources said, a sign the oil giant is progressing with plans to extract value from its assets.

U.S.'s Blinken Warned Germany's Maas About Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he had told his German counterpart that sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline were a real possibility and there was "no ambiguity" in American opposition to its construction.

U.S. Senators Want Biden to Speed Sanctions Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Two senior U.S. Senate Democrats urged President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday to make a full diplomatic push to stop the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, increasing pressure on the issue from members of his party.

White House Climate Czar and Big Oil Meet, Talk Cooperation

Representatives from the oil and gas industry and national climate adviser Gina McCarthy struck a cooperative tone following a meeting where the two sides discussed how companies can align with the Biden administration's ambitious climate goals.

At NATO, Blinken Warns Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union's own interests and could undermine Ukraine.

Venezuela Gas Pipeline Tract Explosion Blamed on Attack

A tract of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela suffered an explosion on Saturday afternoon, according to a report from state oil company PDVSA seen by Reuters, an incident the country’s oil minister blamed on an attack.

FERC Approves Northern Natural’s Pipeline Replacement Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Northern Natural Gas Company’s request to replace 87 miles of natural gas pipeline, agreeing that the project’s greenhouse gas emissions would not be significant.