Natural Gas

Dominion Confident of 2022 Atlantic Coast Startup, Despite Analyst Doubts

Dominion Energy said it is confident it will complete the proposed $7.3-$7.8 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina by early 2022, in response to a prediction by investment bank Morgan Stanley that a court decision would likely scuttle the project.

Bloomberg Claims Credit for Killing Coal, Now Targets Gas Plants

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg broadly, repeatedly — and wrongly — took a huge amount of credit for driving the U.S. coal industry to its knees. Now he wants to target gas plants.

Israel Signs Egypt Gas Permit, Becomes Major Energy Exporter

Israel became a major energy exporter for the first time on Monday after signing a permit to export natural gas to Egypt. The announcement comes just days before a lucrative Israeli gas field in the Mediterranean Sea is expected to go online.

Innovation Drives World Record Natural Gas Main Renewal

Drivers along the stretch of Central Avenue crossing the Garden State Parkway by the East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey would have noticed the construction crews, excavations, equipment and vehicles in the middle of the street. What he or she would not know is that the project underway was setting a world record.

Associated Gas Contributes to Growth in U.S. Natural Gas Production

A growing share of U.S. natural gas production is associated-dissolved natural gas, produced from oil wells, which is the result of increased crude oil production from low permeability, tight rock formations – Permian, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Anadarko.

Electrification: Sorting Out Where Natural Gas Supply Fits In

Electrification is a word that is gaining attention these days from the corporate and regulatory boardrooms to the oilfields where hydraulic fracturing and other innovations have vaulted the United States into the global lead for both oil and natural gas production.

Opinion: Tough for China to Buy Enough U.S. crude, LNG

The big, unresolved question from the initial trade agreement between the United States and China is what happens if Beijing cannot meet the massive jump in required commodity purchases.

Epic Approves Second Greenfield Fractionator at Robstown Complex

EPIC Y-Grade will construct its second fractionator in Robstown, Texas, bringing the total fractionation capacity of the project to 270,000 bpd.

Asian LNG Prices Rise for First Time Since October

Asian spot prices for LNG edged up this week after almost two months of declines on new demand and amid signs that the U.S. was close to reaching a trade deal with China.

Vessel Loadings Show Record U.S. LNG Exports in Oct-Nov

U.S. exports of LNG set two consecutive records in October and November 2019, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. LNG exports averaged 5.8 Bcf/d with 52 exported cargoes in October and 6.3 Bcf/d with 55 exported cargoes in November.

China's 2020 Gas Consumption to Reach 320 Bcm: CNPC

China's gas consumption in 2020 is expected to rise to around 320 Bcm, while the pace of gas import growth is set to slow sharply this year, state energy group China National Petroleum Corp's (CNPC) research arm said on Thursday.

New U.S. Energy Secretary Slams NY for Blocking Gas Pipelines

New U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed New York state regulators on Thursday for blocking pipelines that would bring natural gas from Appalachia to New England, but did not specify whether the Trump administration could do anything to push the projects forward.

Dominion Energy Partnership to Convert Manure to Natural Gas

Richmond-based Dominion Energy announced that it is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas.

Russia, Ukraine Fail to Reach a New Gas Deal in Paris

The Russian government said Tuesday that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine discussed a new contract for natural gas supplies during peace talks in Paris on Monday, but failed to reach a deal.

MET Energy Holding Plans Billion-Euro M&A Deals in Europe

Swiss-based MET Energy plans to expand rapidly in Europe over the next three years via acquisitions worth at least 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) once a deal with Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corporation is finalized next month, MET's CEO said on Monday.

Polish Experts Seek Evidence in Gas Blast that Killed 8

Investigators in southern Poland said they are questioning witnesses and gathering evidence in their probe into a gas blast that killed eight members of one family, including four children.

Russia, Belarus Closer to Resolving Supply, Pipeline Issues: Moscow

Russia and Belarus, who have yet to resolve a dispute over contamination of an oil pipeline, are closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said Saturday after talks between the two countries.

Asian LNG Buyers Target Record Low Prices in Contract Talks

Asian LNG buyers are starting talks with producers to renew long-term contracts due to expire over the next few years, aiming to secure all-time low prices in deals likely to set new industry benchmarks.

Kinder Morgan Expects Slight Profit Increase in 2020

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Thursday said it expects core earnings to increase slightly next year and signaled it would move to cut its debt load and increase its dividend.

Alder Midstream Announces New Initiatives

Alder Midstream (Alder), owned and operated by Glenfarne Group, has announced several new initiatives focused on building, owning and operating midstream assets in the U.S.

Engie Brazil Wants to Buy Remaining Stake in TAG — CEO

Engie Brazil's CEO says the company is looking to buy the government out of its 10% stake in TAG.

Hungary Ready to Discuss New Gas Supply Deal with Gazprom — Minister

Hungary is ready to start talks with Russia’s Gazprom about a new long-term gas supply deal, Hungary’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Turkey, Azerbaijan Mark Completion of TANAP Pipeline

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday, a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Power of Siberia Natural Gas Pipeline Officially Begins Flows

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping officially launched the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China.

Egypt Signs $430-million Natural Gas Deal With Noble Energy

Egypt said on Saturday it had signed a $430-million deal for Texas-based Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Company's pipeline.

National Grid Lifts New York Moratorium, Commits to Pursue Alternate Solutions

National Grid has reached an agreement with the State of New York to immediately resume connecting natural gas service to customers in Brooklyn, Queens and on Long Island for approximately the next two years as the company pursues other long-term solutions to the shortage of natural gas in the region.

EIA: U.S. Set Records for Natural Gas Production, Consumption, Exports in 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday that its Natural Gas Annual 2018 shows that the United States set new records in natural gas production, consumption, and exports in 2018.

Gazprom Proposes Short-Term Gas Deal with Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom said it has sent a letter to Ukraine formally proposing either to extend a current deal supplying gas to the country for its own use and for transit to Europe or to sign a new one-year agreement.

At Least 7 Killed in Gas Explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.

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.