Natural Gas

US Senators Manchin, Cruz Float Bill to Block Gas Stove Bans

Cruz, a Texas Republican, and Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, teamed up to float the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, a bill that would prevent the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission from banning gas stoves.

Pipeline Operator Enterprise It's Says Bullish on Permian Oil Output

U.S. energy pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners was bullish on oil production from the top U.S. shale basin, the firm said on Wednesday, predicting that international demand for U.S. oil and gas will rise.

Bulgaria Begins Construction on 106-Mile Gas Pipeline to Serbia

Bulgaria began construction on Wednesday of a long-delayed natural gas link with neighboring Serbia that will allow flows of non-Russian gas to Belgrade and boost the security of supplies in southeastern Europe.

Peninsula Pipeline Receives Approval to Expand Natural Gas Infrastructure in Nassau County, Florida

(P&GJ) — Peninsula Pipeline Co. will construct new infrastructure in two phases. Phase one involves the construction of three new pipeline segments, which consist of steel pipe, new regulator stations and improvements, a new gas injection point and three new points of delivery. Phase two of the project involves the installation of two new steel pipeline segments.

ICE to Open London Gas Hub, Creating Route Around EU Price Cap

The Intercontinental Exchange plans to launch a "parallel market" in London for Title Transfer Facility gas trading next month, it said on Friday, providing a way for market participants to avoid the European Union's gas price cap.

Trinidad Offers to Pay for Venezuelan Gas with Humanitarian Supplies

Trinidad and Tobago would pay Venezuela for natural gas produced at an offshore development with humanitarian supplies like food and medicine, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said, to comply with a U.S. license prohibiting cash payments to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Sees Tax Credits Speeding Up Clean Energy Investments

U.S. funding for clean energy projects will help energy pipeline operator Kinder Morgan accelerate its investments in renewable natural gas and carbon sequestration, executives said on Wednesday.

Supply Chain Woes Loom Large for Oil, Gas Sectors

(P&GJ) — In the fall of 2022, the Chicago-based Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) joined with the respected global accounting and consulting firm KPMG International to create an index for measuring the sustainability of the global supply chain, accompanied by a report that included some sobering conclusions. It summarized the past two years as producing a doubling of the stress level on global supply deliveries.

Exxon Stops Routine Gas Flaring in The Permian, Wants Others to Follow

Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has stopped routine flaring of natural gas from production in the top U.S. shale basin and will press for stronger regulations for rivals to do the same, company officials said in an interview.

Russia, Uzbekistan in Talks to Reverse Gas Pipeline

Russia and Uzbekistan plan to look into the possibility of arranging Russian natural gas shipments to the Central Asian nation via a pipeline that is currently used to pump it in the other direction, the Tashkent government said on Wednesday.

Value of Routing Studies for New Natural Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — When natural gas pipeline owners announce their preferred route for a new pipeline, permitting bodies and other stakeholders inevitably ask, “Why here?” By conducting a methodical routing study that produces data-driven and experience-tested route alternatives, owners obtain supporting data and documentation they can use to formulate a response and help obtain buy-in.

Supply Chain Solutions for Natural Gas Leak Detection

(P&GJ) — Now more than ever, utilities, governments and pipeline companies are incentivized to secure their supplies of natural gas from production all the way to the meter. Leak detection and emissions reduction are critical components of an optimized natural gas distribution system.

APGA Perspective: Policymakers Need to Incentivize Natural Gas Innovations

(P&GJ) — Energy security, affordability and efficiency remain top-of-mind for American consumers. As such, the role of natural gas in our country’s future energy mix has sparked continuous debate among voters and policymakers.

Chesapeake Selling Eagle Ford Assets for $1.4 Billion; Focusing on Gas-rich Marcellus, Haynesville

U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company Chesapeake Energy Corp. said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell part of its operations in south Texas to private equity-owned WildFire Energy for $1.43 billion in cash.

Russian Gas Exports to Europe Plunge 22% in January - Reuters

Daily pipeline gas exports by Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom to Europe fell 22% in the first half of January compared with December amid milder than usual weather, Reuters calculations show.

Gas Starts Flowing to Freeport LNG Export Plant in Texas

Freeport LNG's long-shut LNG export plant on the Texas Gulf Coast started receiving pipeline natural gas over the long U.S. Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend, according to Refinitiv data.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Beats Profit Estimates; CEO to Step Down

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday announced fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, topping analysts' estimates, and said long-time CEO Steve Kean will step down after eight years in the role.

Wintershall Dea to Leave Russia, Causing $8 Billion Loss at Parent BASF

Chemicals giant BASF on Tuesday unveiled a $7.9 billion non-cash impairment on Wintershall Dea, after the oil and gas exploration joint venture decided to exit Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

Former Gazprom Unit Sefe Has Secured Regasification Capacity at Dunkirk

German gas importer Sefe has secured 3.5 Bcm of regasification capacity in Dunkirk and is closing in on new LNG import deals, its boss said, mapping out the former Gazprom division's future strategy.

China's CNOOC Targets Record Oil, Gas Output in 2023

China's CNOOC Ltd. has raised its 2023 production target by around 8% to a record 650 million to 660 million barrels of oil equivalent, it said on Wednesday.

US Natural Gas Price Volatility Hit Record Highs in 2022

U.S. natural gas futures price volatility, both implied and historic, hit record highs in 2022 as global prices spiked due to supply disruptions and sanctions linked to Russia's war in Ukraine, feeding demand for U.S. exports.

Rosneft Wants to Supply Gas to Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline

Russia's Gazprom is aiming to start delivering gas via the 2,600-km Power-of-Siberia 2 pipeline by 2030. The pipeline could carry 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2023

(P&GJ) — Seldom has a new year arrived with the degree of supply and demand uncertainty facing global energy markets at the start of 2023. Pipeline & Gas Journal's annual survey of global construction activity reflects a renewed emphasis on energy security after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Proved US Reserves of Natural Gas Reach New Record

In 2021, proved reserves of natural gas set a new record in the United States, and proved reserves of crude oil and lease condensate increased, but not quite to pre-pandemic levels.

Sources: Tokyo Gas Nears $4.6 Billion Deal to Buy US Natural Gas Producer Rockcliff

Rockcliff produces more than 1 Bcf/d of natural gas from the Haynesville shale formation, which stretches across Louisiana and East Texas. Quantum originally backed the Rockcliff management team with a $350 million investment in 2015.

Russian Pipeline Gas Exports to Europe Fall to Post-Soviet Low

Russian gas exports to Europe via pipelines plummeted to a post-Soviet low in 2022 as its largest customer cut imports due the invasion of Ukraine and the Nord Stream pipeline was damaged by mysterious blasts

Analysis: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale Boom Running Out of Road

Argentina’s booming shale production in Vaca Muerta, a formation that rivals the United States’ Permian Basin, is at risk of running out of road as infrastructure to handle the oil and gas nears capacity, threatening to put the brakes on rapid growth.

Transitus, Proteum to Produce Hydrogen in Europe Using Natural Gas from North Sea

(P&GJ) — Proteum Energy and Transitus Energy have entered into an agreement to explore joint development opportunities in the U.K., Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Norway to produce low-carbon hydrogen by reforming natural gas resources from the North Sea.

Looking Back at the Top 10 Midstream Stories of 2022

(P&GJ) — In this year-ending issue of P&GJ, the staff, along with a little help from its readers, has taken a look back at the frequently volatile year that was 2022. As was the case during the previous 12 months, the year brought its share of anxiety as we in the energy industry – midstream in particular – worked to adjust to the global demand for natural gas, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

US, Canada Natural Gas Output Could Feel Growing Pains In 2023

U.S. and Canadian natural gas production is expected to hit new records in 2023, but growth may be slow due to weakened demand, pipeline bottlenecks and a lack of new LNG export plants.