Natural Gas

Iran to Revive Gas Pipeline Project to Oman

Iran's oil minister has agreed to revive a long-stalled project to lay an undersea pipeline to carry gas to Oman. The project was delayed due to price disagreements and U.S. pressure on Oman to find other suppliers before the U.S. withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and reimposed sanctions in 2018.

RWE: Germany Can Be Independent from Russian Gas by Spring 2025

Germany can wean itself off Russian gas within the next three years, the CEO of the country's largest power producer, RWE told a weekly paper.

EnLink Moves Forward with Permian-Houston Natgas Pipeline Project

EnLink Midstream will move forward with the construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline, a Permian-to-Houston pipeline that will transport up to 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas through about 490 miles of pipe.

Israel Ramping Up Gas Output, Looks to Help Supply Europe

Israel is boosting offshore natural gas output and aims to reach a supply agreement with Europe in the coming months as the continent looks to replace Russian supply.

UGI Commits Funding for Renewable Natural Gas Projects in South Dakota

The first set of projects, known as a cluster, will be built at three farms located north of Sioux Falls, SD, and is expected to generate approximately 300 million cubic feet of RNG annually once completed in calendar year 2024.

New Prospects Emerge in Guyana-Suriname Basin

In 2000, the federal government’s U.S. Geological Survey, based in Washington, D.C., identified the Guyana-Suriname Basin as having the second highest resource potential among unexplored oil and gas basins in the world.

INGAA CEO: Natural Gas Critical to Energy Mix Amid Renewable Push

Natural gas and related infrastructure will be critical to securing a low-carbon economy and will continue to be a significant contributor to the U.S. long-term energy mix, according to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) President and CEO Amy Andryszak.

Tallgrass Energy Plans to Convert Natgas Pipeline into CO2 Transport System

Tallgrass Energy said it will convert its Trailblazer natural gas pipeline, which runs through Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, into a 400-mile carbon dioxide system capable of transporting over 10 million tons of CO2 per year.

Canacol Nears Construction Phase for $560 Million Colombian Gas Pipeline Project

Colombian gas producer Canacol is on track to begin construction on the Jobo-Medellín natural gas pipeline having received final binding offers from four interested contractors in March.

U.S. Update: Midstream Markets Turn Up Gas on Higher Prices, Global Demand

The surge of LNG expansion activity continued in March and April after the Ukraine invasion, as President Joe Biden promised the United States would deliver at least 15 Bcm in additional LNG to Europe this year than previously planned, with more to come in future years.

Equinor, Exxon Expand Brazil Oil Operations, Discuss Building 100-Mile Gas Pipeline

Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp. have taken the first steps to expand an $8 billion oil development off Brazil's coast and are considering adding a more than 100-mile-long gas pipeline as part of the next phase of the expansion.

TotalEnergies Places 3,500-km Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network Up for Sale

TotalEnergies has launched the sale of its 10% stake in Nigerian joint venture SPDC, which includes 3,500 km of pipelines that connects to two key crude export terminals, Bonny and Forcados.

Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Pipeline Launches Open Season for Expansion Project

Gulf Coast Express Pipeline LLC has launched an open season to solicit commitments for an expansion project on its system, which will increase natural gas deliveries from the Permian Basin to South Texas markets.

Eni Set to Open Rubles Account for Russia Gas Unless Told Otherwise by EU

Italian energy group Eni will begin the process of opening an account in rubles next week to pay for Russian gas unless it is told that would breach sanctions, three sources close to the matter said.

GlobalData: Nigeria to Account for 24% of Oil, Gas Projects Starting Up in Africa by 2026

More than 100 oil and gas projects should commence operations in Nigeria during the next four years, accounting for more than 24% of the predicted total projects starts during that time, predicts GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Latest Venture Global LNG Deals Advance Second Louisiana Facility

The long-term supply deals struck this week with Exxon and Petronas by Venture Global LNG put its second Louisiana LNG facility on the verge of construction and financing approval.

StormFisher, Modern Niagara Partner to Deliver RNG to Canada's Building Infrastructure

StormFisher and Modern Niagara have partnered to utilize renewable natural gas (RNG) as a carbon reduction solution for building infrastructure across Canada.

Renewable Natural Gas: Pipe Dream or Industry Future?

After several decades of being a favorite of the environmental community, natural gas finds itself amid climate change worries on the outside looking in, seeking to make billions of dollars of pipeline, processing and storage infrastructure relevant in a world hungry for a carbon-free energy future by 2050.

Preventing Hydrate Formation Problems at Storage Sites

In natural gas storage facilities in underground salt caverns, hydrates can easily form in the pipes, clogging them and making regular measurement of the gas pressure difficult.

VVC Increases Natural Gas Production Capabilities with New Seven-mile Pipeline

VVC has expanded its natural gas production capabilities with the installation of seven miles of new pipeline, which will transport gas produced by the company’s natural gas wells to the Tumbleweed Midstream Ladder Creek Pipeline.

Another Pothole in the Road

With its new policy declaring that greenhouse gas and “environmental justice” must be taken into account during the approval process for natural gas pipelines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has outdone itself in further muddying the road forward for future projects.

OMV CEO Warns of Possible Further Writedowns on Russian Gas Field

Austrian oil and gas group OMV could require further writedowns on its Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field in Russia that it bought a 24.99% stake in from German energy supplier Uniper for about $1.8 billion.

Energy Transfer Announces Higher Transportation Volumes for Q1 2022

Energy Transfer LP had higher transportation volumes across all of its segments for the first quarter of 2022 and completed construction on the final phase of its Mariner East project, the company said in its first quarter earnings release on Wednesday.

Swiss Court Rules on Which Gas Imports Are Subject to CO2 Tax

A Swiss court has ruled that natural gas imported to power turbines for compressing gas in the transit pipeline is not subject to the national carbon tax designed to curb the use of fossil fuels and protect the environment.

Guyana, Exxon Discuss Pipeline to Bring Natural Gas Ashore - Minister

Guyana has started discussions with Exxon Mobil Corp. to build a more than 120-mile (190-km) natural gas offshore pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat said on Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Nigeria Oil Minister Says Russia Interested in Gas Pipeline to Morocco

Russia has expressed interest in investing in the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project that has been on the cards since 2016/ Besides linking the two countries, the 5,660 km (3,517 miles) pipeline is also expected to connect some other African countries to Europe.

MPLX to Move Forward with Permian, Bakken Pipeline Expansion Projects

MPLX LP will advance projects focused on expansions and reducing bottlenecking on its crude and natural gas long-haul pipelines in the Permian and Bakken, starting with the 450-mile Whistler pipeline that transports from the Permian to South Texas.

GHD and PG&E Partner on Hydrogen, Natural Gas Blending Project in California

GHD has entered a partnership with PG&E to conduct a complete study of different levels of hydrogen blends in natural gas pipeline systems.

Chevron's Profit Nearly Quadruples, Vows More Natural Gas Investment

Chevron Corp. posted its highest quarterly profit in 10 years on Friday as oil and gas prices surged and said it was looking to boost investment in natural gas on rising world demand.

Virginia Natural Gas to Deploy Drones to Inspect 5,500 Miles of Gas Pipeline

Virginia Natural Gas said it will use drones to perform equipment inspections across its natural gas infrastructure. The drones will begin flights across Hampton Roads conducting inspections of critical infrastructure, right-of-way assessments, and 5,500 miles of gas pipeline.