Processing/LNG

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%.

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.

South Africa Targets First LNG Import Terminal by 2024

State-owned freight logistics firm Transnet plans to launch a tender next year for South Africa’s first terminal to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Richards Bay port, with first gas expected to land in 2024, a senior official said.

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.

Gazprom Signs 5-Year Natural Gas Deal with Turkmenistan

Gazprom has signed a five-year contract with Turkmengaz to purchase natural gas, the Russian gas producer sad.

Putin Pushes For Potential Gas Pipeline Through Mongolia

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the head of state-controlled Gazprom to consider making Russian gas exports to China via Mongolia, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Pipeline Operator EMG Signs Terminal Deal for Israel-Egypt Gas Exports

The East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline operator signed a deal to use a terminal belonging to Israel’s Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) for the export of natural gas to Egypt, the companies said on Sunday.

Sources: Italy's Snam Seeks U.S. Footprint With Bid for Midwest Gas Pipeline

Italy’s Snam is working on a bid for a stake in a $6 billion natural gas pipeline in the United States in what would be the gas group’s first foray outside Europe, four sources told Reuters.

Freeport LNG Ships First Commissioning Cargo From Texas Facility

The Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the United States has shipped its first commissioning cargo, adding to the glut of supply of the super-chilled fuel globally.

Shell Delays U.S. Lake Charles LNG Export Project to 2025

Royal Dutch Shell has asked to extend the time by which it should complete its planned LNG export project in Louisiana with partner Energy Transfer by five years to 2025, regulatory filings showed.

U.S. LNG Grabs 10% of Market as Jan-Aug Exports Equal 2018 Volumes

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), negligible just three years ago, now amount to 10% of the global market and at 22 million tons so far this year are equal to the total volumes pumped out in 2018, Refinitiv data showed on Tuesday.

Cheniere Completes Second Train at Corpus Christi LNG Project

Cheniere Energy, the largest U.S. exporter of LNG, on Tuesday announced that Train 2 of its Corpus Christi, Texas, liquefaction project has been declared substantially complete.

Enterprise Begins Open Season for ATEX Ethane Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners has announced the start of a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the partnership’s Appalachia-to-Texas (“ATEX”) ethane pipeline.

Brazil's LNG-to-Power Complex Funded; Phase 2 Underway

The Natural Gas Acu joint venture between Prumo Logistica, BP and Siemens has gained regulatory approval for LNG imports and satisfied lender conditions for $750 million in project financing to complete the 1.3 GW Phase 1 of its LNG-to-Power complex at the Port of Acu.

Investors Flock to Finance Calcasieu Pass LNG Construction

Venture Global said it has made a final investment decision to proceed with construction of its $5.8 billion Calcasieu Pass LNG facility after its financing was nearly two times oversubscribed with more than $10 billion in binding commitments

Natural Gas Deliveries to U.S. LNG Export Facilities Set Records

Natural gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export facilities set a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6 Bcfd, or 7% of the nation's total dry natural gas production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

LNG Steals Euro Market Share from Pipeline Gas, Breaking 4-Year Trend

Europe's two biggest suppliers of pipeline gas, Norway's Equinor and Russia's Gazprom, have lost market share for the first time in at least four years amid a tripling in LNG imports into the region over the past 10 months.

Freeport LNG to Load First Cargo From Texas Plant

Freeport LNG, which recently received federal approval for construction of a fourth liquefaction train at its Quintana Island plant, appears on schedule to load its first LNG shipment to Asia from Train 1 in the third quarter.

Pipeline Construction, LNG Terminal Start-Up Delayed in India

Indian natural gas company H-Energy will delay the start of its LNG import terminal at Jaigarh until the fourth quarter, company CEO Darshan Hiranandani, told Reuters.

Black Bear Midstream Announces New L.A. Gas Agreement, Hints Further Expansion

Black Bear Midstream, a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, announced it has entered into a seven year gas gathering and processing agreement with a Cotton Valley producer in Desoto and Caddo Parishes, LA.

Boskalis to Manage Seabed, Shore Crossing for Scarborough Pipeline

Papendrecht, Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster said it has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

First Cargo of U.S. LNG Under PSNiG, Cheniere Long-Term Agreement Arrives in Poland

The first cargo of liquified natural gas under the long-term contract between Poland’s state-owned natural gas company, PGNiG, and U.S. LNG provider Cheniere Energy arrived today at the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

South Africa Targets First LNG Import Terminal by 2024

State-owned freight logistics firm Transnet plans to launch a tender next year for South Africa's first terminal to import LNG at Richards Bay port, with first gas expected to land in 2024, a senior official said.

FERC Reorganizes to Create New LNG Division, Open Houston Regional Office

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee has announced that the agency is creating a new division in its Office of Energy Projects to accommodate the growing number and complexity of applications to site, build and operate liquefied natural gas export terminals.

Israel to Begin Gas Exports to Egypt Within Four Months

Israel will begin natural gas exports to Egypt within four months, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters on Wednesday.

Kinder Morgan Moves Closer to Construction of Third Permian Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is in discussions with customers about a third major Permian Basin natural gas pipeline, Permian Pass, which would deliver 2 Bcf/d of natural gas from Waha Hub to the Sabine area of the East Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast.

IEA: U.S., China Will be World's Biggest LNG Exporter and Importer in 2024

The United States and China will become the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters and importers, respectively, in five years, according to projections by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Enterprise Begins Service on Orla 3

Enterprise Products Partners has announced that service recently began on the third train at its Orla cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Texas.

LNG: Supporting Midstream Infrastructure as Financial Lifeline

When examining the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, including the role of U.S. midstream infrastructure, there are various exogenous factors that can be part of the matrix.

McDermott Announces First Cargo from Cameron LNG Train 1

McDermott International announced that the first cargo of LNG has been shipped from the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, La., marking a key step in development of the facility and a precursor to the completion of Train 1. The latest development follows the announcement of first liquid from Cameron LNG Train 1 on May 14.