Natural Gas

Occidental Considers $18 Billion Sale of Western Midstream, Sources Say

Occidental Petroleum is exploring a sale of Western Midstream Partners, a U.S. natural gas-focused pipeline operator that has a market value of more than $18 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Equitrans Delays Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline Again, Increases Projected Cost

U.S. energy firm Equitrans Midstream has delayed the estimated completion of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to the second quarter from the first quarter due in part to adverse weather in January.

EQT Misses Quarterly Profit Estimates on Lower Prices, Plans Moderate Drilling Expansion

EQT Corp., the largest U.S. natural gas producer, missed fourth-quarter profit estimates on Tuesday, as higher sales volumes were offset by lower gas prices.

Cenovus Energy Boosts Production Despite Refinery Challenges, Shares Rise 7%

Cenovus Energy narrowly missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit, but higher production and refinery throughput volumes pushed shares in the Canadian oil and gas producer as much as 7% higher on Thursday.

ADNOC Executive Emphasizes Gas-Centric Strategy, Eyes Egypt Market Potential

A top executive of state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday said the company's strategy was anchored around gas output and that Egypt has been identified as a market with a lot of potential.

EU Sees No Need to Extend Deal on Russian Gas Transit via Ukraine

The European Union sees no need to extend an agreement to transport Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine, ahead of the contract's planned expiry at the end of the year, the bloc's energy policy chief said on Thursday.

El Niño Drives Real U.S. Gas Prices to Multi-Decade Low

Inflation-adjusted U.S. gas prices have fallen to the lowest level for over 30 years as a mild winter and continued production growth leave the market carrying a growing surplus of inventories.

Strike Looms: Marathon Petroleum Workers in Detroit Vote to Authorize Walkout, Union Reports

Workers represented by Teamsters union at Marathon Petroleum's Detroit refinery have voted to authorize a strike, the union said on Thursday.

North Dakota Natural Gas Output Reaches Record High in December, Flaring Eases

Natural gas production in North Dakota in December rose to a record 3.525 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) from the prior all-time high of 3.469 Bcf/d in November, while gas flaring eased.

Occidental Says Crownrock Deal Delayed by FTC Requests of 'Everything'

Occidental Petroleum on Thursday said a U.S. regulator's second request for information on the acquisition of shale producer CrownRock has pushed back the deal's closing date to second half this year.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Beats Profit Estimates on High Gas Demand

North American pipeline operator TC Energy beat fourth-quarter profit estimates on Friday, boosted by high demand for transporting natural gas.

Venture Global Seeks One-Year Permit Extension for Calcasieu Pass LNG Completion

Venture Global LNG sought a one-year permit extension to complete construction of its Calcasieu Pass gas-export plant in Louisiana, in a filing Thursday with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

U.S. Regulators Approve Mexico Pacific LNG's Saguaro Connector Pipeline

U.S. energy regulators on Thursday approved a cross-border pipeline that would export about 2.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Texas to Mexico Pacific's Saguaro LNG export plant on Mexico's west coast.

Spotlight on Mexico: Sierra Madre Pipeline Signals Nation’s Future

Mexico’s state of Chihuahua and the U.S. company Mexico Pacific have signed an agreement to construct the Sierra Madre Gas Pipeline (STGN). The pipeline will extend 155 miles (250 km) from the Waha Basin in Texas to the border at Chihuahua, then 497 miles (800 km) to Puerto Libertad in Sonora.

U.S. House Set to Vote on Bill Reversing Biden's LNG Export Pause

The U.S. House was expected to vote on Thursday on a bill that attempts to strip the power of President Joe Biden's administration to freeze approvals of liquefied natural gas exports.

Spotlight on Bakken: Gas Expansions Offer Alternative to Permian Constraints

Fueled primarily by U.S. production growth concentrated around the oil-generating geology of North Dakota, the Williston Basin’s midstream footprint has expanded according to the region’s evolving needs.

Hydrogen-Blend Pipelines: Fast-Tracking Innovations Leading Fossil Fuel Resurgence

The year 2023 was a time of extremely conflicting messages for the future of fossil fuels and the sundry clean fuel alternatives to meet distance carbon-free climate change goals.

Tokyo Gas Expects Half of Overseas Profit to Come from U.S. Gas by 2030

Japan's biggest city gas supplier Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. expects that by 2030 its U.S. shale gas and related businesses, including trading and marketing, will contribute around 50% to its targeted overseas profit, its president said.

New York Pension Fund Tightens Restrictions on Exxon, Other Oil Companies

The New York State Common Retirement Fund would restrict its investments in eight integrated oil and gas companies including Exxon Mobil, after a review of the companies' readiness to transition to a low-carbon economy.

Gasgrid Confirms On-Track Progress for Balticconnector Pipeline Repair, Targeting April Completion

Finland's Gasgrid on Thursday said preparations for the repair of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia were on schedule and estimated that commissioning could take place in April.

Pipeline Operator Targa Resources Expects Profit Growth in 2024 on Strong NGL Transport, Processing

Pipeline operator Targa Resources said on Thursday it expects higher core profit for full-year 2024, helped by its natural gas processing facilities in the Permian, LPG exports and high transport volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL).

Williams Companies Beats Profit Estimates, Forecasts Higher 2024 Core Profit

Williams Companies beat estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, as it benefited from strength in its transmission and Gulf of Mexico unit, and the pipeline operator also forecast a higher core profit for this year.

Williams CEO Warns U.S. LNG Export Terminal Permit Pause May Fuel Overseas Coal Consumption

The Biden administration's pause on approving permits for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals could backfire by boosting coal usage overseas, the CEO of U.S. natural gas pipeline operator Williams Companies said.

Iran's Main Gas Pipeline Hit by Sabotage, Oil Minister Says

Two explosions along Iran's main south-north gas pipeline network on Wednesday were caused by sabotage, the Iranian oil minister told state TV, without naming any suspects.

Phillips 66 Appoints Industry Veteran Robert Pease as New Director

Phillips 66 said on Tuesday it has appointed energy industry veteran Robert Pease to its board after activist investor Elliott Investment Management urged the U.S. oil refiner and pipeline operator to overhaul its board.

Why Endeavor Energy's Founder Sold His Company After Years of Rebuffing Offers

For years, Endeavor Energy founder Autry Stephens' refusal to entertain acquisition offers for one of the most lucrative producers in the U.S. oil patch vexed some of his peers.

EIG’s MidOcean Energy Acquires 20% Stake in Peru LNG, Including 254-Mile Pipeline

EIG's MidOcean Energy secures 20% stake in Peru LNG, which includes a natural gas liquefaction plant, a 254-mile pipeline, storage tanks, a marine terminal, and a truck loading facility.

Oil Industry, Environmental Groups Challenge Biden's Offshore Drilling Plan in Court

Oil and gas companies and environmental groups on Monday filed dueling legal challenges to the Biden administration's five-year plan to offer drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

Clean Energy's Tri-Cross Dairy Begins Production of Renewable Natural Gas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced the successful completion and operational launch of its latest renewable natural gas production facility at Tri-Cross Dairy in Viborg, South Dakota.

Former Trump, Bush Officials Urge Congress to Reverse Biden's LNG Pause

Dozens of former officials from the past two Republican U.S. administrations on Monday urged Congress to reverse the Biden administration's pause on approvals of LNG exports, saying the shipments promote global stability.