Natural Gas

Dominion's Cove Point LNG Terminal Loads 100th Commercial Ship

Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG Terminal said it loaded its 100th commercial LNG ship this week—nineteen months after the facility entered commercial service for natural gas liquefaction and export.

Whistler Pipeline Consortium Announces Binding Open Season

Whistler Pipeline, LLC has announced a binding Open Season to solicit commitments for the remaining capacity on the Whistler Pipeline.

Poland Says it Will Stop Importing Russian Gas Unless it Secures Better Contract

Poland’s state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms.

MoGas Pipeline Announces Open Season

MoGas Pipeline has announced an open season to solicit interest on its natural gas pipeline system in Missouri and Illinois.

National Grid Addresses NY Challenges as AGA Weighs In

National Grid said it was confident it would be able to address concerns over gas supplies raised this week by governor of New York, while AGA condemned the "punitive measures."

Germany Makes Legal Changes to Ease Nord Stream 2 Completion

Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved changes to the law governing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to make it compliant with European Union regulations, removing a hurdle to completion of the Russia-led project.

Hungary Expects Gas from Russia's TurkStream by Late 2021

Hungary plans to be able to get natural gas from the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2021, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after hosting a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mild Winter, Softer Economy Weaken Asian LNG Markets

LNG spot prices in Asia have dropped to seasonal lows on expectations of a mild winter depressing demand for gas for heating. A slowdown in China's coal-to-gas switch amid a weaker economy is also having an impact.

China's West-to-East Pipeline Throughput Hits 25 Bcm/Year

The supply of natural gas from the Tarim oilfield through the West-to-East gas pipeline has increased to 25 Bcf/year, according to the PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company.

New Gas Pipelines Adding Capacity from U.S. South Central, Northeast

The United States is expected to add between 16 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 17 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity in 2019, most of which was built to provide additional takeaway capacity out of supply basins.

Kinder Morgan Completes Acquisition of Southcross Energy Assets

Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline completed its $76 million acquisition of Southcross Energy natural gas pipeline assets Thursday, including the Corpus Christi Pipeline Network and Bay City Lateral.

Noble Energy Closes Purchase of Interest in EMG Pipeline

Noble Energy has closed its acquisition of a 39% stake in the EMG pipeline.

PennEast Developers Press on Despite Court Decision

The companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline remain committed to building the project and are evaluating their options after a federal appeals court decided not to rehear an earlier decision against the pipeline.

Pioneer Natural CEO Calls Out Permian Basin Gas Flaring

The chief executive of Pioneer Natural Resources, Scott Sheffield, called on Permian Basin producers to limit natural gas flaring and to monitor for methane leaks.

Israel-Egypt Gas Pipeline Deal Closed “In Practice”

The EMED joint venture consisting of Noble Energy, Israel's Delek Drilling and Egypt's East Gas Co has all but completed its purchase of a 39% stake in the subsea EMG pipeline.

NGL Energy Partners LP Closes Acquisition of Hillstone

After acquiring Hillstone LLC, NGL Energy now has approximately 380 miles of water disposal pipelines serving the Delaware Basin.

Ukraine to Develop Gas Transit Company in Effort to Bolster Talks with Russia

In an effort to improve its position in gas transit talks with Russia, Ukraine is developing its own transport company.

Putin, Hungary's Orban to Discuss TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban are hoping to agree on terms for the TurkStream Pipeline at a meeting this week.

Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Project

The Nord Stream 2 project has been approved by Denmark, the last remaining country needed to finish the pipeline.

Singapore Committed to Natural Gas Power

Natural gas will continue to play a dominant role in generating electricity in Singapore while the state plans to accelerate the use of renewable energy, primarily solar power, in the next decade to battle climate change, a senior government official said.

Small Oil & Gas Companies get Cold Shoulder from Big Banks

The largest banking lenders to the oil and gas sector are becoming more cautious, marking down their expectations for oil and gas prices that underpin loans in a move expected to put further financial stress on struggling producers, industry and banking sources said.

Phillips 66 Beats Profit Estimates with Help from Midstream Assets

Phillips 66 midstream assets helped the company produce better than expected profits last quarter.

New Exxon Partner Prefers Arctic LNG Shipping to Alaska LNG Pipeline

A new company plans to partner with Exxon to ship liquefied natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to Asian markets as an alternative to an Alaskan pipeline.

Norway's Equinor Eyes Natural Gas Infrastructure in Brazil

Norway's Equinor is actively looking to install new natural gas infrastructure on the coast of Brazil to help facilitate the large amounts of gas being produced in the country.

Equinor to Ship First Sverdrup Oil Cargo to China

Equinor is planning to ship its first cargo of crude from Norway's giant Johan Sverdrup field to China this week.

Russia Says Bulgaria to Complete TurkStream Portion By 2020

Bulgaria has promised Russia that it will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline on schedule bringing it in service by early 2020.

First Part of TurkStream Filled With Gas

Russia's Gazprom has begun filling the first part of the undersea TurkStream pipeline with gas, the pipeline operator said on Friday.

DTE Energy to Buy Natural Gas Gathering System, Pipeline for $2.25 billion

- DTE Energy’s midstream business said on Friday it would buy a natural gas gathering system and pipeline in Louisiana’s Haynesville shale for $2.25 billion in cash.

Basalt to Acquire Natural Gas Transmission Business from Third Coast Midstream

A fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners (“Basalt”) has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream LLC’s natural gas transmission business (the “Natural Gas Transmission Business”).

Gas Futures Rise on Permian Highway Delay

U.S. natural gas futures for the winter of 2020-2021 gained the most of any contracts on Thursday after Kinder Morgan delayed the projected in service date for its $2 billion Permian Highway gas pipe in Texas to early 2021.