Natural Gas

Northeast Looking at Record Gas Pipeline Buildout in 2018

By the end of 2018, if all of the new natural gas pipeline projects start service on schedule, more than 23 Bcf/d of takeaway capacity will be online out of the Northeast - triple the capacity of only four years ago.

What a Gas Measurement Technician Needs to Know for Success

The position of measurement technician is one of the most important roles in the transmission pipeline operation. This article discusses those requirements and the knowledge and skills that a measurement technician must possess to be successful.

Egypt: The Next Natural Gas Hotspot

After years of halting progress, an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore Israel to Egypt is bolstering the region’s bid to transform itself into a sizable source of gas production, and potentially, exports.

Closer Look at Flammability, Inerting of Complex Hydrocarbon Mixtures

In the lifetime of oil and gas pipelines there are numerous events that could pose the potential of an explosion hazard. In case of air purging, flammable mixtures are created in pipelines in an uncontrolled manner. This article covers basic flammability and inerting principles and applications of mobile nitrogen unit technology has been proven safer than air purging while maintaining high operational flexibility.

Malaysia’s Mahathir to Visit China for Talks on Projects

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate terms for China-backed rail and gas pipeline projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion.

Erosion Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Construction

Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia has been halted to address some soil erosion problems. The suspension is expected to be temporary

Joint Development Planned for Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream and Apache signed a letter of intent to develop the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, which will provide an outlet for natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

‘Cradle-to-Grave’ Documentation Enhances Safety in Pipeline Projects

It’s common practice to identify and log materials when they are delivered by the manufacturer and upon installation in the ground. Two California utilities have developed an approach in which the documentation travels with the materials at all times.

Liberty Utilities Sees Potential Benefit in Decoupling

Whenever the topic of “decoupling” is mentioned concerning natural gas distribution utilities, confusion, along with a fair amount of debate, is bound to follow. That’s because, traditionally, rates for business and residential customers are decided based on a particular company’s revenues and profits.

The Role of Smart Gas in the Smart City

Gas utilities are looking to advanced metering infrastructure and other solutions that place them at the forefront of the smart city movement and capitalize on the promise of smart gas solutions.

Russia’s Gas Pipeline Network Revised

Gazprom spent $4.6 billion and built more than 17,000 miles of pipeline during 2005-2016. Here's an update on the Russian gas giant's vertically integrated business, now responsible for about 11% of global gas output

Report: US, Canada Need $800 Billion in Midstream Infrastructure Investment Through 2035

The United States and Canada will require annual average natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of about $44 billion per year, or a total of $791 billion over the 18-year period from 2018 through 2035, a new study finds.

UGI Expands Gathering System in Marcellus Basin

UGI Energy Services has approved further expansion of its Auburn Gathering System in the Marcellus Basin with construction of two additional compressor stations in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

Understanding Corps Of Engineers Approach to Pipeline Permit Approvals

Growing U.S. oil and gas production will require billions of dollars in projects that require permit approvals from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Understanding and working with the Corps can help companies avoid construction delays for pipelines and marine export facilities.

Natural Gas Utilities Securing the Future

Natural gas utilities must compete for digital-savvy customers who've grown accustomed to instant information and expect more from service providers. Customer-focused natural gas utilities who partner with innovative companies to provide value-added products and services will be successful.

Marcellus-Utica: The Juggernaut Continues

The Marcellus-Utica has an estimated quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas, but markets and infrastructure must be developed to leverage this potential.

EWA Partners with Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative to Leverage LNG Real-Time Global Project Information

Gulf Publishing Company, a leading provider of data and technical information for the global energy industry, announced April 12 that Energy Web Atlas (EWA) entered into a partnership with Stanford University’s Natural Gas Initiative (NGI). EWA is a platform that allows users to examine real-time natural gas project information.

TransCanada Official: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Construction Expected to Start in 2019

Construction on TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline will start in early 2019, pending a positive final investment decision on the LNG Canada project, the head of the project said.

Apache, Salt Creek Midstream to Build SCM Alpine Header System

Apache Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream are developing SCM Alpine, a 445,000 bpd NGL header system comprised of two pipeline segments originating at the companies' processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas. that will interconnect to pipelines at the Waha trading hub and provide access to Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi fractionation facilities.

Nord Stream 2 Prep Work Along German Coast Begins

Preparatory work for the section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline off Germany's Baltic coast has commenced, the consortium behind the project said.

Court Vacates Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

A federal appellate court has vacated a key Atlantic Coast pipeline permit because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species, however, no construction delays are expected.

Germany Proposes Consortium to Protect Ukraine from Nord Stream 2 Losses

Germany has proposed setting up some sort of consortium to ensure that Ukraine retains its role as a transit country for Russian gas once the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is operational.

El Paso Natural Gas Files South Mainline Application

El Paso Natural Gas Co. (EPNG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, has submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to construct and operate the $127.9 million South Mainline Expansion Project, which would expand capacity on the company's Line Nos. 1100 and 1103 by 321,000 Dth/d in Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Texas to serve markets in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico.

Enbridge to Sell U.S. Gas Pipelines Unit

Enbridge will sell Midcoast Operating, its U.S. gas pipelines unit, to an affiliate of private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners for $1.12 billion, the company said.

SoCalGas Warns Supply Could Fall Short

According to Southern California Gas, pipeline outages and restrictions on the Aliso Canyon storage facility could reduce its ability to deliver natural gas this year to a level even lower than California state regulators and others have predicted.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece Push for Gas Pipeline to Europe

The leaders of Cyprus, Israel and Greece said they're determined to push ahead with plans for a pipeline that would supply east Mediterranean gas to Europe as the continent seeks to diversify its supplies.

Sterling to Expand Centennial System

Sterling Energy Investments to expand the processing capacity and associated natural gas gathering pipeline infrastructure of its Centennial System in the northeastern DJ Basin to 220 MMcf/d to accommodate growing producer demand.

Sendero Places Permian Gas Processing System in Service

Sendero Midstream has commenced operations on a new gas processing system in New Mexico that includes more than 60 miles of pipeline and a processing plant with a capacity of 130 MMcf/d.

Cyprus-Egypt Natural Gas Pipeline Could Cost $1 Billion

A planned pipeline connecting Cyprus' Aphrodite gas field to Egypt's LNG facilities will cost between $800 million and $1 billion, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said.

Enterprise, ETP Form JV to Restore Old Ocean Service

Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have formed a 50/50 joint venture to resume service on the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline, which has been idled since 2012.