Processing/LNG

Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced shutdowns, lost production, early repair and replacement, as well as safety and environmental consequences that can cost millions of dollars per incident.

A Look at Government’s Role in Pipeline Safety, Maintenance

As existing U.S. pipeline infrastructure ages and new projects face increased public scrutiny, it’s important that measures are in place to ensure safe operations. Here's an overview of the role government plays in making pipelines the safest way to annually transport 16.2 billion barrels of liquid products and over 25 Tcf of natural gas.

Midyear International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global energy trends and forecasts entering the second half of 2018 continue to support a generally bullish outlook for oil and gas production and infrastructure construction to meet growing demand and evolving patterns of interregional trade.

Australia’s APA Backs $9.5 Billion Bid from Hong Kong’s CKI

The board of Australia’s APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a $9.45 billion (A$12.98 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.

Gas Pipeline Issues Blamed for Malaysia's Falling LNG Exports

Malaysia's LNG exports fell to a four-year low in July as domestic gas pipeline issues plaguing the country since January took their toll, according to industry sources and Thomson Reuters data.

Honeywell

Honeywell's hands-free, wearable, connected plant technology features a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures and health and safety information into view.

Instrument Simplifies Flow Data Control in Oil and Gas Operations

The Thermo Scientific AutoXP flow computer incorporates the functionality of a smart multi-variable transmitter in a single unit to simplify the generation, management and interpretation gas and liquids flow data in harsh operating environments.

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.

Cheniere Moves Ahead with Corpus Christi LNG Expansion

Cheniere Energy has approved construction of a third liquefaction unit at its Corpus Christi export terminal in Texas, the first new LNG project to go ahead in the United States since 2015.

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.

Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners has commenced commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at the company’s new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas.

Howard Energy Partners Completes Corpus Christi Liquids Terminal

Howard Energy Partners has commenced commercial operations at a new bulk liquid terminal facility in the Port of Corpus Christi.

Contractors Selected to Build LNG Canada Terminal

LNG Canada selects a JGC Corp and Fluor Corp joint venture to perform final engineering, procurement and construction for the $31.1 billion LNG Canada terminal, with a final investment decision on the build still expected later this year,

The Great German Gas Switch-Over

Germany has commenced a 7 billion euro gas infrastructure project to switch 30% of its customers from low-calorie Group L to high calorie Group H natural gas by 2030.

Targa to Expand Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, Delaware Basin Gas Gathering Capacity

Targa Resources Corp. today announced it has entered into long-term fee-based agreements for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Delaware Basin and for downstream transportation, fractionation and other related services. The company also announced an extens..

Alaska Lawmakers Concerned About Authority for Gas Pipeline

Alaska lawmakers don't want to cede control of LNG pipeline construction project.

TransCanada Places Cameron Access Project in Service

TransCanada begins operations at the Cameron Access pipeline construction project.

Timeline Set for Environmental Study of Alaska LNG Project

FERC says it will release a draft environmental impact statement for the Alaska LNG pipeline construction project in a year.

Natural Gas Pipeline Plans Call for Use of Kenai’s Water

Alaskan town to supply water for LNG pipeline construction project.

Cheniere, GAIL Celebrate Commencement of 20-Year LNG Contract

Cheniere Energy, Inc. and GAIL (India) Limited today held a ceremony marking the commencement of their 20-year Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to supply U.S.-sourced liquefied natural gas to India from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana. The SPA, which was signed in Decembe..

Earthquake Knocks out Exxon's Papua New Guinea LNG Project for About 8 Weeks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – ExxonMobil Corp said on Monday it would take about eight weeks to restore production at the Papua New Guinea liquified natural gas project (LNG), following a powerful earthquake that hit the country’s energy-rich interior a week ago. The 7.5 magnitude quake on Feb. 26 triggered l..

First LNG Exports Leave Maryland Terminal

LUSBY, Md. (AP) — A transport shift carrying the first cargo of liquefied natural gas produced for export has left a Maryland terminal. Dominion Energy said in a release that the ship departed Thursday from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG terminal, where the newly constructed liquefaction facili..

Exxon Declares Force Majeure on Exports from Papua LNG Project - Source

TOKYO/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – ExxonMobil Corp has declared force majeure on exports from its Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which has been shut since a powerful earthquake on Monday, an industry source familiar with the matter said on Friday. At least 31 people were killed by t..

Two LNG Trains Shut but not Impacted After Papua Quake: Exxon Mobil

(Reuters) – Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains shut since Monday have not been affected by a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, an Exxon Mobil company executive said on Wednesday. Specialist engineers have been brought in to assess the impact on the PNG LNG project an..

US LNG Exports Increasing as Facilities Open

In August, total U.S. natural gas liquefaction capacity in the Lower 48 states increased to 2.8 Bcf/d following the completion of the fourth liquefaction unit at the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Louisiana. With increasing liquefaction capacity and use, exports averaged 1.9 Bcf..

The End Of The LNG Glut

Predicting Demand is Difficult Many reputable forecasters, who’ve anticipated an LNG supply glut for years, now expect a brief period of surplus at most, and gradual market tightening after 2020. But global demand, which has surprised market watchers to the upside and kept physical markets tight du..

Andeavor Completes Acquisition of Kenai LNG Facility

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Andeavor has completed its acquisition of the Kenai Liquefied Natural Gas facility. Kenai radio station KSRM , quoting Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, reports ConocoPhillips sold the plant to the company formerly known as Tesoro for $10 million. The companies had..

BHGE AM '18: Design Challenges of Novatek's Yamal LNG, Arctic LNG 2

FLORENCE—In a keynote speech on Day 2 of the 2018 BHGE Annual Meeting (BHGE AM), Mark Gyetyay, CFO and deputy chairman of the management board of Novatek, discussed the Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 projects in Russia. The execution of the Yamal LNG project, which Gyetyay called “one of the most diffi..

Gulf Publishing’s Energy Web Atlas Releases New Features for Real-Time LNG Intelligence Service

Gulf Publishing Company, a leading provider of data and technical information for the international energy industry, announced today several enhancements to the Energy Web Atlas (EWA) applications. The ESRI-based geographic information system (GIS) platform allows users to examine real-time project ..

National Grid Proposes New Plan for Liquefied Natural Gas

National Grid proposes moving forward with an LNG pipeline construction project in Rhode Island.