Natural Gas

Gazprom Cuts Gas Exports to Italy by 15% Following Nord Stream Pipeline Disruptions

Russia's Gazprom cut its gas exports to Italy by around 15% on Wednesday, Italian energy firm Eni said, a move that comes as the Russian group is also curbing its gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, blaming Western sanctions for disrupting repair works it needs to do on the network.

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline, Gets OK for Final Stage of Construction

Aemetis Inc. has completed 20 miles of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

EU, Israel and Egypt Ink Framework Deal to Boost East Med Gas Exports to Europe

Israel and Egypt will aim to boost natural gas exports to Europe under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on Wednesday as the continent looks to replace Russian energy imports.

Natural Gas Companies Look to Hydrogen to Extend Life of US Pipelines

Natural gas companies plan to use hydrogen and renewable natural gas made from landfills or agricultural waste to extend the life of existing pipelines in a future carbon-free world, energy executives said at the Reuters Global Energy Transition conference on Tuesday.

West Africa Wants Eni to Start Production at Newly Discovered Field to Meet Gas Demand

Ivory Coast wants Italy's Eni to bring its recently discovered offshore field to full production earlier than a planned 2026 timeline to meet local and regional gas demand, its mines and petroleum minister said on Tuesday.

Southwestern Energy, Uniper Ink Supply Agreement for Responsibly Sourced Gas

Gas producer Southwestern Energy Co. has signed a multiyear, certified Responsibly Sourced Gas sales agreement with Uniper, one of Germany’s largest publicly listed energy supply companies.

Nord Stream Gas Capacity to Europe Constrained by Repair Delays

The capacity of Gazprom's Nord Stream 1 pipeline to supply gas to Europe is partly constrained as sanctions make it impossible for equipment supplier Siemens Energy to return a turbine being maintained in Canada, the companies said.

DNV Confirms Feasibility and Maturity of EastMed Gas Pipeline

DNV has issued confirmation of the feasibility statement of the EastMed gas pipeline, a 2,000-km (1,242-mile) long onshore and offshore natural gas conduit project meant to connect offshore gas reserves from the Levantine Basin to Greece and further to southeastern European countries.

Poland to Auction Capacity on Gas Links with Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania

Poland's state-owned gas pipeline operator Gaz-System will next month auction capacity to ship the fuel via new interconnections with Denmark, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Mexico’s President Pledges New Gas Pipeline, Liquefaction Plant in Oaxaca

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to see through the completion of a gas liquefaction facility in Oaxaca as well as a new pipeline to serve the facility, committing an investment of $6 billion.

PG&E Commissions New Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has partnered with Aemetis Inc. to officially commission the interconnection of a new renewable natural gas facility in Keyes, California.

Matador Resources Acquires Permian Pipeline, Gathering System in $75 Million Deal

Matador Resources Co. has agreed to acquire Summit Midstream's gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin for $75 million, which includes roughly 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

Dutch Government Reluctant to Boost Production from Groningen Gas Field

Tapping the Groningen gas field, which is being wound down due to a series of earthquakes, should be a "last resort", a Dutch minister said on Tuesday, after a government advisory body suggested using the field to help fill gas stores.

EU Exploring Deal to Boost Natural Gas Imports from Israel, Egypt

The European Commission has proposed a deal to EU member states with Egypt and Israel to boost imports of natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, according to a draft document dated June 7.

US Natural Gas Futures Drop 5% on Explosion at Texas Freeport LNG Plant

U.S. natural gas futures dropped about 5% on Wednesday on reports of a fire at the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas and early midday forecasts calling for less heat and demand over the next two weeks than previously expected.

US Envoy Expected to Visit Beirut Next Week Over Israel Gas Dispute

A U.S. mediator will visit Beirut next week to discuss a dispute over a maritime border with Israel, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Tuesday, according to a parliament source and local media.

Closely Watched Exploration Well Off Western Australia Finds No Gas, Oil

Western Gas said on Monday its Sasanof-1 exploration well off Western Australia found no hydrocarbons, in a big disappointment for one of the most closely watched drilling campaigns in Australia this year.

Israel Rejects Lebanese Accusation About Gas Field, Says Conflict Unlikely

Israel has denied a Lebanese allegation it is encroaching on a disputed Mediterranean natural gas field, playing down on Monday any prospect of conflict over the dispute.

Argentina Announces Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina has launched a tender process to build a new 563-km (350-mile) gas pipeline out of its huge Vaca Muerta shale formation that is estimated to cost $1.5 billion and take about 18 months of work to complete.

Bosnian Region Extends Gazprom Gas Deal Until End-2022

Bosnia's major gas importer Energoinvest has extended a deal on gas supplies with Russia's Gazprom until the end of the year under unchanged conditions.

Philippine Tycoon Razon to Buy Majority of South China Sea Gas Field

Philippines ports and gaming tycoon Enrique Razon is acquiring a majority stake in a South China Sea gas field from a close ally of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, a move seen benefitting his oil exploration franchise on the Reed Bank.

Nigeria Okays Next Step for New Gas Pipeline via Morocco to Europe

The new gas pipeline from Africa to Europe will be 5,660 km (3,517 miles) long and construction will be in phases covering 25 years. The pipeline is expected to be built both onshore and offshore.

Gazprom Cuts Gas Supply to Orsted and Shell Energy

Russian gas producer Gazprom has cut off gas supplies to Denmark's Orsted and to Shell Energy for its contract to supply gas to Germany, it said on Wednesday, citing the companies' failure to make payments in rubles.

Spain Expects EU to Pay for Gas Connections with Neighbors

Spain and Portugal, which have little dependence on Russian energy supplies, want an additional gas pipeline to be built between Catalonia and France so the Iberian countries can regasify imported LNG and send it on to central Europe.

US Gas Drilling Rig Count Highest Since 2019

The total number of rigs drilling for gas has climbed to 150, the highest since late 2019, and up from just 100 this time a year ago, according to field services company Baker Hughes.

Denmark's Orsted Warns of Russian Gas Supply Halt After Spurning Ruble Payments

Orsted on Monday warned that Russia's Gazprom Export could stop supplying gas to the Danish energy company because it has refused to pay in rubles, but such a move would not immediately put Denmark's gas supplies at risk.

Slovakia Strikes Supply Deals for LNG, Piped Norwegian Gas

Slovakia's state gas firm SPP has struck deals to buy enough piped Norwegian gas and other shipments of LNG to cover around 65% of the country's demand until the end of next year, Economy Minister Richard Sulik said.

PIT and CNX Resources Partner on Emission Reduction Measures

Natural gas will be used at the airport and transformed into alternative fuel through CNX technology.

Morgan Stanley's Shareholders Vote to Continue Financing Fossil Fuel Projects

Shareholders in Morgan Stanley voted against a proposal proposed by non-profit foundation Sierra Club to stop lending to new fossil fuel projects, in line with the bank's board of directors orientation.

Enbridge Advancing Construction of Natural Gas Pipeline to Venture Global's LNG Facility

Enbridge said its Gator Express Meter and Venice Extension projects would supply about 1.5 Bcf/d of gas to Plaquemines, and expects the Gator Express pipeline to enter service in 2023 and the Venice Extension in 2024. The estimated cost for both projects is $400 million.