Natural Gas

Editor’s Notebook: Landowners and CO2 Pipelines Amid South Dakota Legislation

(P&GJ) — South Dakota's new bill empowers landowners to challenge forced easements for CO2 pipelines, enhancing rights amid eminent domain concerns. The legislation impacts projects like Summit Carbon Solutions, aiming for fairer terms and compensation for affected property owners.

U.S. FTC Probes Hess, Occidental Execs Over OPEC Communication

The current investigation of communication with OPEC officials is part of the U.S. antitrust regulator's review, the report said, adding that investigators are looking for evidence of collusion over oil market dynamics.

Freeport Prepares to Restart LNG Exports After Two-Week Halt

A LNG tanker was docked at the Freeport LNG terminal for the first time in almost two weeks on Friday, likely signaling the resumption of exports of the superchilled gas from the second-largest LNG exporter.

Drilling Rig Arrives at Russia's Sakhalin, Supporting Potential Gas Pipeline to China

A semisubmersible drilling rig called Polar Lights is due to arrive at the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin on Saturday to drill a well at a field hit by U.S. sanctions, the Russian agency for sea and river transport said.

Exxon to Sell Malaysian Oil, Gas Assets to Petronas, Sources Say

Exxon has agreed to sell its Malaysian oil and gas assets to state energy firm Petronas, an exit from a country where it used to be a dominant producer, sources said.

Crescent Energy, SilverBow Resources Set to Close $2.1 Billion Merger by July 30

The merger, which follows industry consolidation trends, will position Crescent as the second-largest operator in the Eagle Ford basin.

ONEOK to Build 230-Mile Refined Products Pipeline from Kansas to Denver

ONEOK plans to boost its pipeline capacity by constructing a new 230-mile pipeline from Scott City, Kansas, to Denver International Airport, enhancing its refined products supply between the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast.

Sempra, Bechtel Ink Deal for Port Arthur LNG Phase 2 Expansion

Sempra has signed a fixed-price agreement with Bechtel Energy to build the second phase of the Port Arthur liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Texas.

Trinidad Court Reaffirms ConocoPhillips' Claim Against Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago's High Court has reaffirmed a decision recognizing ConocoPhillips' arbitration claim against Venezuela, which could freeze the Caribbean country's payments to its neighbor for joint natural gas projects.

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows Amid Slow Freeport LNG Restart After Hurricane Beryl

The number of LNG tankers waiting to load at Freeport LNG in Texas has increased since the U.S. second largest exporter of the supercooled gas halted processing ahead of Hurricane Beryl's landfall last week.

WoodMac: National Oil Company International M&A Spending Hits 20-Year Low

Despite a surge in mergers and acquisitions by international oil companies, national oil companies have significantly reduced their international spending from a decade ago, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Tenaz Energy to Acquire NAM's Offshore, Pipeline Assets for $180 Million

The transaction includes all of NAM's offshore exploration and production businesses, associated pipeline infrastructure, and onshore processing in the Netherlands.

Kinder Morgan Launches Binding Open Season for South System Expansion 4 Project

Kinder Morgan has launched a binding open season on its proposed South System Expansion 4 project, designed to increase Southern Natural Gas Pipeline's South Line capacity by 1.2 billion cubic feet per day.

Judge Pauses Wyoming Oil, Gas Drilling Leases for Environmental Review

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to pause approving new permits to drill for oil and gas on nearly 120,000 acres of federal land in Wyoming until it finishes reevaluating the environmental impacts of a lease sale.

Second Gas Pipeline Rupture in Texas’ Reeves County Raises Environmental Concerns

A natural gas pipeline in Reeves County ruptured on July 15, marking the second such incident in the area within 11 months.

Exxon Shuts Joliet, Illinois Refinery After Storm Causes Power Outage

ExxonMobil shut down its 251,800-barrel-per-day refinery at Joliet, Illinois, due to a power outage after a storm, according to a filing late on Monday.

DeLa Express Advances 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Pipeline with FERC Pre-filing Progress

DeLa Express advances its 690-mile Permian-to-Louisiana pipeline project with FERC pre-filing progress, aiming to transport natural gas from Texas to Louisiana markets. The project includes extensive environmental surveys and engages stakeholders early to address regulatory requirements.

Chesapeake Utilities Expands Renewable Natural Gas Infrastructure in Florida

Chesapeake Utilities' subsidiary, Peninsula Pipeline Company (PPC), has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission for three projects expanding natural gas infrastructure.

TC Energy's $15 Billion Keystone XL Claim Rejected by U.S. Tribunal

Canada's TC Energy said on Tuesday a free trade arbitration tribunal had tossed out its claim to recover more than $15 billion from the U.S. government for the cancellation of its Keystone XL project.

Energy Transfer, Sunoco Join Forces in Permian Basin Crude Venture

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer and fuel distributor Sunoco on Tuesday said they would form a joint venture combining their crude oil and produced water-gathering assets in the Permian Basin.

ADNOC Gas Awards $550 Million in Contracts to Expand UAE Gas Pipeline Network

ADNOC Gas has agreed to transfer ownership of the $2.4 billion UAE gas pipeline expansion project to ADNOC. This transfer aims to enhance the capacity for natural gas delivery to the Northern Emirates.

Freeport LNG Resumes Natural Gas Imports Post-Hurricane Beryl

Freeport is one of the most-watched U.S. LNG export plants in the world because it has a history of swaying global gas prices when it shuts.

Energy Transfer Completes WTG Midstream Acquisition, Expanding Pipeline Network by 6,000 Miles

This acquisition bolsters Energy Transfer’s Permian Basin operations with an additional 6,000 miles of gas gathering pipelines, primarily in the Midland Basin.

Biden Administration Considers Expanded Alaska Drilling Protections

The Biden administration is seeking input on whether to add more areas for protection from oil and gas drilling in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Gevo Surpasses Production Milestone in Renewable Natural Gas

Gevo Inc. has reported reaching a new production milestone in its renewable natural gas business, achieving an annualized rate of approximately 402,000 MMBtu in May.

Gibson Energy Extends Contract, Adds Cactus II Pipeline Connection

Gibson Energy Inc. has approved a new connection to the Cactus II Pipeline at its Gateway Terminal in South Texas, providing customers with access to up to 700,000 barrels per day of additional supply.

Ramco Secures Long-Term Contract for Equinor's Oil, Gas Pipelines

Ramco Norway will handle 80% of Equinor's oil and gas pipes running from Fjord Base in Florø to the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Bolivia Makes Largest Natural Gas Discovery Since 2005 in "Mega Field"

Bolivian President Luis Arce on Monday announced the discovery of a 1.7 trillion cubic foot natural gas reserve located north of the country's administrative capital, La Paz.

WhiteWater's ADCC Pipeline in South Texas Starts Transporting Natural Gas

WhiteWater said the pipeline provides Cheniere direct access to Permian and Eagle Ford volumes in addition to volumes sourced along the Gulf Coast.

ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Face Second FTC Inquiry on $22.5 Billion Merger

Top U.S. independent oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Friday it received a second request from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for information on its proposed acquisition of rival Marathon Oil.