Natural Gas

Australia's LNG Ltd Receives Preliminary FERC Approval to Expand Proposed LNG Project

Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said on Monday it has received preliminary approval to increase output at its proposed U.S. LNG plant to 8.8 million tons per annum (mtpa) from the currently authorized 8 mtpa.

Centrica Starts Buying Cheniere LNG Under 20-year Contract

Centrica has begun buying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from U.S. producer Cheniere under a long-term contract, the UK utility said in a statement on Monday.

Iran Checks Cyber Security at Key Energy Sites

Iran has launched an inspection of security at its key Gulf oil and gas facilities, including preparedness for cyber attacks, the Oil Ministry news agency SHANA said, following media reports of Washington weighing possible cyber attacks on Tehran.

Kinder Morgan's Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

Kinder Morgan said its Gulf Coast Express Pipeline will begin full commercial in-service today, helping to relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin.

Feds Recommend New Requirements After Natural Gas Disaster

Federal officials are recommending stronger nationwide requirements for natural gas systems following last September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts.

FERC Approves Tallgrass Cheyenne Connector Pipeline

Federal regulators have approved Tallgrass Energy's Cheyenne Connector project, which will transport natural gas from Colorado's DJ Basin to Cheyenne, Wyo., for Midwest delivery via the company's Rockies Express Pipeline.

Tellurian Signs $2.5 Billion LNG Deal with India’s Petronet

Tellurian Inc has signed a $2.5 billion investment deal with India’s Petronet for its Driftwood LNG project making it one of the largest foreign investments in a U.S. infrastructure project.

NextDecade and Enbridge Agree to Pursue Rio Bravo Pipeline

NextDecade Corporation and Enbridge announced an agreement to jointly pursue development of the Rio Bravo Pipeline and other pipelines to transport natural gas to NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in Brownsville, Texas.

Ukraine Seeking 'Full Recovery' of Gas Transport Costs from Russia

Ukraine is seeking a substantial payment from Russia for use of its pipelines to move Russian gas into Europe from 2020 but has still not received a Russian reply to its proposal, Naftogaz Chief Executive Andriy Kobolyev said on Friday.

Enterprise to Expand, Extend Acadian Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products announced Friday that it is responding to higher demand for natural gas in Louisiana's growing LNG market by expanding and extending its Acadian pipeline system and boosting capacity on the extension through upgrades to its Mansfield compressor station.

Ukraine, Russia Fail to Reach Gas Deal for Europe but Agree to Meet Again

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach a new gas transit deal on Thursday, but said talks were "constructive" and they would meet again to try to find an agreement before the current one ends.

Storm Disrupts U.S. Energy Operations from Pipelines to Terminals

Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery to cut production and a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas were shut down.

Casualties in Fight over New Gas Pipelines: The Customers

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. Utility National Grid halted new gas hookups after the state rejected a new pipeline.

Mexico Gas Pipeline at Center of Dispute Starts Operations

A major natural gas pipeline between Texas and the Mexican Gulf Coast port of Tuxpan that was at the heart of a dispute between Mexico's government and infrastructure firms begins operations on Tuesday.

U.S. Agency Commits $688 Million to Projects in Argentina

The U.S. government's development finance institution has approved four projects worth $688 million in Argentina, including oil and gas transportation and processing infrastructure for the Vaca Muerta field.

Gas Prices Forecast to Fall to '70s Levels on Pipeline Oversupply

An oversupply of natural gas in the United States from new pipelines will drive average prices at the Henry Hub benchmark to a level not seen since the 1970s, according to a report from IHS Markit on Thursday.

TurkStream 2nd String to Cross Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary

The second leg of the TurkStream gas pipeline is planned to go through Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced, as Moscow prepares to phase out gas transit to Europe via Ukraine.

Jobs Fall as Shale Boom Cools

U.S. oil and gas employment has started to fall as producers and service companies respond to the sharp decline in prices since the fourth quarter of 2018.

EU to Push for Progress in Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks

The European Union will do all it can to facilitate talks next week between Ukraine and Russia on future gas transits after their contract expires in January, the bloc's energy commissioner said on Wednesday.

Mexico Gets Deal with Final Holdout Firm in Pipeline Contract Dispute

Mexico's government has reached a deal with infrastructure firm Fermaca in its renegotiation of natural gas pipeline contracts signed under the last government, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday.

Pipelines Emerging in Africa’s Quest for Gas Power

Despite the many advances in the electrification of Africa, much of the continent has yet to be connected to the grid or have access to reliable and affordable power supplies. According to World Bank figures, Africa’s electrification rate is just 42%.

Natural Gas-Burning Power Plant Operations Vary During Cold Weather

Power generation in New England and New York is largely dependent on natural gas, which accounts for more than half of the region’s electricity generating capacity.

New Pipelines Open Permian Tap as Demand Outlook Grows Cloudy

After scrambling to catch up with fast-growing Permian Basin crude oil production, pipeline operators appear to be entering a period of excess takeaway capacity with the completion of new and expanded systems this year.

PHMSA Likely to Accelerate LNG Rail Shipments

Environmentalists are broadening their opposition to natural gas transportation beyond pipelines by opposing the shipment of LNG on rail cars.

Israel Expects to Begin Gas Exports to Egypt By Year End

Israel’s Delek Drilling said it has completed testing of a subsea natural gas pipeline to Egypt and expects to begin exports by year end. That schedule was reaffirmed by Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, who told Reuters in late July that gas exports to Egypt would begin within four months.

EU's Top Court Curtails Gazprom Access to Nord Stream Pipeline Link

Europe's top court on Tuesday overruled a 2016 EU decision allowing Russia's Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links the company’s Nord Stream pipeline to Germany.

Texas Waha Gas Prices Rise Ahead of Gulf Coast Pipeline Start-Up

Spot natural gas prices at the Waha hub in the Permian basin in West Texas rose to their highest since March as Kinder Morgan Inc’s new Gulf Coast Express pipeline prepares to enter service over the next month.

Antin Infrastructure Looks to Sell Major UK Gas Pipeline

Antin Infrastructure Partners has hired investment banks to kick-start a potential $1.5 billion-plus sale of one of Britain's biggest gas pipelines, banking sources and an executive at a subsidiary of the buyout fund said.

Williams Completes Rivervale South to Market Project

Williams announced today that it has successfully placed into full service its Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers.

China’s Gas Consumption Growth Rate Expected to Slip in 2019

China’s natural gas consumption growth rate is expected slow to around 10 percent in 2019, from 17.5 percent last year, amid easing economic growth and pressure on the country’s production, storage and gas sales network, a government report showed.