Natural Gas

U.S. Oil Executive Censure Puts Spotlight on Shale-OPEC Meetings

A U.S. regulator's censure of a top U.S. oil executive over private meetings with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group of oil producers has put a spotlight on dinners attended by dozens of shale executives.

Russia's Gazprom Sees Worst Loss in Decades as European Gas Sales Collapse

Kremlin-owned gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday it plunged to a net loss of $6.9 billion in 2023, its first annual loss in more than 20 years, amid dwindling gas trade with Europe, once its main sales market.

Exxon's $60 Billion Deal with Pioneer Gets FTC Approval, Former Pioneer Exec Barred from Board

U.S. regulators on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Exxon Mobil's $60 billion purchase of Pioneer Natural Resources, but barred Pioneer's former CEO from Exxon's board on allegations he attempted to collude with OPEC to raise oil prices.

Targa Resources Beats First-Quarter Core Profit Estimates on Higher Transportation Volumes

Targa Resources beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter core profit, as the pipeline operator benefitted from higher volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL) transported through its system.

Exxon's $60 Billion Pioneer Merger Deal Poised for FTC Approval, Pending Key Condition

The FTC is likely to approve ExxonMobil's $60 billion buyout of Pioneer Natural Resources, but former Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield's exclusion from the merged board may be crucial for finalizing the deal.

Tellurian Sends Production Workers Home Amid Talks for Haynesville Shale Sale

The Houston-based company has been holding talks with potential buyers to sell its Haynesville shale gas business to raise capital for its proposed Driftwood LNG export plant.

Cenovus Energy Surpasses Profit Estimates, Eyes New Markets with Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Cenovus Energy beat first-quarter profit estimates on Wednesday due to higher production and refinery throughput, and executives said the start-up of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would open up new markets.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Retreat Amid High Storage Levels Despite Increased LNG Demand

U.S. natural gas futures eased on Tuesday, pressured by large storage levels, after marking its best day in over two years in the previous session, helped by forecasts for more demand than previously expected with an increase in feedgas to Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas.

ONEOK's Q1 Profit Dips Due to Higher Costs, Despite Uptick in Pipeline and Gathering Segments

Pipeline operator ONEOK reported a decline in first-quarter profit on Tuesday due to increased operating costs and capital expenditures. However, the company noted an increase in capacity utilization in its natural gas gathering and pipeline segments, rising from 96% to 97%.

INGAA Foundation Names Hebe Shaw as New Executive Director

The INGAA Foundation announced at the 2024 INGAA and INGAA Foundation Spring Meeting that Hebe Shaw has been promoted to the role of Executive Director, effective April 1, 2024.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

NAMCOR Partners with Chevron for Offshore Block Development in Namibia

Namibia's national oil company has signed a development deal with Chevron that will see the U.S. oil major take an 80% operating working interest in an offshore block in the Walvis Basin, NAMCOR said on Monday.

Diamondback Energy, Endeavor Face FTC Scrutiny with Second Request on $26 Billion Merger

Oil and gas firm Diamondback Energy said on Monday it had received a second request from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in connection with the $26 billion deal to buy privately-held Endeavor.

Equitrans Raises Cost Estimate for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday it expects to complete the construction and final commissioning activities on its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of May at an estimated cost of $7.85 billion.

Texas Oil Operators Increase Flaring Amid Weak Gas Prices

Operators drilling for oil in Texas are scrambling to dispose of their excess natural gas amid a supply glut and weak prices, prompting an uptick in flaring requests.

Report: Global Upstream Sector Eyes $150 Billion in Deals for Rest of 2024

The global upstream industry could see dealmaking worth another $150 billion throughout the remainder of the year, with focus shifting to shale plays in U.S. other than the Permian Basin, analysts said.

Louisiana Secures $52.7 Million for Pipeline Construction and Natural Gas Infrastructure

The funds, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will support pipeline construction projects across various districts, replacing aging infrastructure and acquiring methane leak detection equipment.

Tivoli Midstream Acquires Strategic Texas Gulf Coast Terminal Assets

Tivoli Midstream LLC has announced the closing of an acquisition of strategic terminal and infrastructure assets located in the Gulf Coast of Texas in Brazoria County (the Chocolate Bayou Assets) from affiliates of Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

Four Killed in Drone Attack on Northern Iraq's Khor Mor Gas Field

Four expatriate workers were killed in a drone attack targeting the Khor Mor gas field in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday, an advisor to the Iraqi Kurdish prime minister told Reuters.

Uncertainty Clouds EastMed Gas Pipeline Project Timeline, Stakeholders Say

The timeline for a proposed 1,240-mile subsea pipeline connecting East Mediterranean gas reserves to Greece via Cyprus and Crete remains uncertain as stakeholders are reviewing its economic feasibility, delegates from Cyprus and the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) said.

Pipeline Projects Seen as Unlikely to Involve Western-Based Companies

(P&GJ) – Inside China, there are numerous large-scale oil and gas pipeline projects that are being built, are currently in the planning stages or have been proposed. Some of these have huge potential significance, and the situation has certainly caught the attention of Western-based companies, which hope to supply equipment, technology or services to one or more of the projects.

Natural Gas Price Plunge Hits Big Oil Earnings Hard

U.S. and European oil companies reported weaker first quarter results on Friday due to a sharp drop in natural gas prices compared with a year ago.

Valero Beats Profit Expectations Amidst Strong Demand and Supply Constraints

Refiner Valero Energy beat first-quarter profit estimates on Thursday, benefiting from sustained demand supplies remained tight due to disruptions in Russia and maintenance work at U.S. refineries.

Repsol Expanding Renewable Portfolio in U.S., Eyes More Deals

Spain's Repsol is working on a deal to sell a minority stake in a renewable portfolio in the United States as it aims to expand its footprint in a country it sees as a key market.

TotalEnergies, Vanguard Renewables Partner to Expand U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Production

TotalEnergies and Vanguard Renewables have formed a joint venture to develop, construct, and operate Farm Powered RNG projects in the United States.

Baker Hughes Wins Contract for Huge Aramco Gas Expansion Project

Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes said on Tuesday it has received an order to supply equipment for the third phase of oil giant Aramco's gas network expansion project in Saudi Arabia.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Requests In-Service Approval as Completion Nears

(P&GJ) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline is on the verge of completion, with the company seeking federal approval to commence operations. Although some final touches are pending, the company has submitted a request to FERC to expedite the process and issue an order by May 23.

Projects April 2024

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