Natural Gas

Poland, Lithuania Speed Up Gas Link Amid Russia Supply Worries

A natural gas pipeline called GIPL linking Poland and Lithuania will open on May 1, earlier than the scheduled mid-2022 start, linking the Polish grid with a route to an LNG terminal in Lithuania.

Ukraine: Russian Troops Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Kharkiv

Ukraine said Russian troops have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, but Gazprom says flows to Europe are unaffected.

Yamal-Europe Gas Pipeline Reverses After Some Westbound Flows

Russia's Yamal-Europe gas pipeline switched back into reverse mode on Sunday morning, resuming supplies from Germany to Poland after short intermittent westbound flows overnight, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Transmed Gas Pipeline Can Increase Supply to Europe - Sonatrach

The trans-Mediterranean natural gas pipeline that links Algeria and Italy has spare capacity that can be used to increase supply to Europe, the CEO of Sonatrach said on Sunday.

Germany in Talks With Uniper over LNG Terminal

The German government has asked utility firm Uniper to resume its plans to build an LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven as Germany steps up its plans to cut dependence on Russian gas, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Greece Lines up Additional Gas Supplies as Ukraine Tensions Rise

Greece has lined up additional supplies of pipeline gas and LNG should existing plans be disrupted by the Ukraine crisis, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Argentina Launches Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina's government launched a tender on Wednesday for the construction of the first stage of a new natural gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Natural Gas-Fired Generators Used More in PJM Interconnection

The rapid development of shale gas resources in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia has contributed to sustained low natural gas prices, and it has encouraged the construction of natural gas-fired power plants.

Qatar: 'Almost Impossible' to Quickly Replace Russian Gas Supplies

Neither Qatar nor any other single country has the capacity to replace Russian gas supplies to Europe with LNG in the event of disruption due to a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Qatar's energy minister said on Tuesday.

Factbox: Europe's Options in Case of Russian Gas Disruption

Europe relies on Russia for around 40% of its natural gas. What are the region's options in the event that Russian gas deliveries are suspended or pipeline flows are impacted by war damage?

Germany Must Regulate Gas Storage to Secure Supplies - Minister

Germany must introduce regulation that commits its privately operated gas storage facility to have full capacity before winter to avoid the kind of energy crunch gripping the country, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Monday.

NextEra Takes $800 Million Charge for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A unit of NextEra Energy recorded an $800 million impairment charge in the first quarter as the U.S. renewable energy company re-evaluates its investment in the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

EIA Reports: North Dakota’s Producers Meet State’s Natural Gas Capture Target

In North Dakota, the rate of natural gas flaring declined to an average of 7.5% from January through September 2021.

Russian Gas Exports to Europe Unaffected by Ukraine Pipeline Blast

Russian gas supplies to Europe were not affected after part of a gas pipeline near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine caught fire late on Friday, a Ukrainian gas official said.

Energy Transfer Eyes Permian Gas Pipeline, Starts Gulf Run Construction

Energy Transfer has joined at least two other companies looking to build the next pipeline to transport growing natural gas production from the Permian Basin to export hubs on the Gulf Coast.

TAP Pipeline Could Boost Capacity a Year Early

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is ready to expand its capacity one year in advance if needed to meet market demand, Managing Director Luca Schieppati said.

US Natural Gas Jumps Nearly 10% on Colder Forecasts

U.S. natural gas futures jumped almost 10% to a near two-week high on Wednesday on forecasts for much colder weather and higher heating demand through early March than previously expected.

Russia Ready to Re-Route Gas Flows if Hit by Sanctions

Russia would be ready to re-route supplies to other markets should new Western sanctions target its energy sector, finance minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.

Green Stream Pipeline to Resume Libya Gas Flows to Italy

Gas flows into Italy from Libya will restart on Thursday, ahead of schedule, following unplanned maintenance on facilities at the Mellitah Complex, Italian energy group Eni said.

Israel Will Not Object if Exported Gas Reaches Lebanon - Minister

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday that it would not be a problem if Israeli natural gas that is exported to Egypt makes its way to Lebanon, a long-time enemy that is dealing with an energy crisis.

Venture Global to Buy Natural Gas from Repsol for LNG Plant

Venture Global LNG has agreed to buy natural gas for its Plaquemines LNG export plant in Louisiana, expected to start up in 2024, from a unit of Spanish energy company Repsol.

EU Likely to Intensify Fact-Finding on Gazprom - Source

EU antitrust regulators are likely to intensify information gathering on Gazprom's European businesses, said a person familiar with the regulator's thinking, amid Europe's gas supply crisis.

Feed to U.S. LNG Plants Soars as 7th Terminal Loads First Cargo

Natural gas supplies to U.S. LNG export plants reached near record levels over the weekend as vessels docked for loading at all seven export terminals for the first time.

Permian Oil Output Forecast to Hit Record High in March

Oil output in the Permian Basin will rise 71,000 bpd to a record 5.205 MMbpd in March, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its productivity report on Monday.

Mariner East Pipeline System Construction Complete, Commissioning in Progress

After numerous delays and environment-related issues, Energy Transfer expects its Mariner East pipeline system to be fully completed in the first quarter of this year.

New England Carbon Emissions Spike as Power Plants Turn to Dirtier Fuel

New England’s electric grid delivered a massive blast of greenhouse gas into the air during a recent stretch of cold weather, as power stations switched from natural gas to dirtier but cheaper fuel oil.

Austria Resists Including Nord Stream 2 in EU Package of Russia Sanctions

Austria is sticking with its opposition to including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in a package of sanctions against Moscow that the European Union is preparing in the event Russia invades Ukraine, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said.

How German Fund Set Out to Help Russia Dodge Pipeline Sanctions

A German politician set up a state-backed foundation with Russian energy company Gazprom last year to help Moscow avoid U.S. sanctions on a pipeline due to carry Russian gas to Europe.