Processing/LNG

Tall Oak Midstream Expands Service in Oklahomas STACK Play

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC is constructing an oil gathering, storage and transportation system to serve producers in Oklahoma’s Sooner Trend (STACK) play. Tall Oak is already gathering and processing natural gas on its STACK system for multiple customers. Anchored by a long-term agreement with Felix Energy, LLC, the system will connect to multiple downstream pipelines that provide direct access to the market center at Cushing, OK. Tall Oak expects to bring the system into service later this year.

EIA: Annual Energy Outlook Through 2040

The latest Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) prepared by the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents long-term annual projections of energy supply, demand and prices through 2040. This analysis focuses on six scenarios: a reference case, low and high economic growth cases, low and high oil price cases, and the high oil and gas resource case.

Kinder Morgan Units File for LNG Liquification Project

Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company (GLLC) and Gulf LNG Energy (GLE) on Monday collectively filed an application with FERC for construction and operation of a new liquefaction and export facilities at GLE’s existing regasification terminal, located in Jackson County, MS. Additionally, Gulf LNG Pipeline (GLP) notified FERC minor modifications will be made to the existing pipeline facilities that interconnect with the terminal under GLP’s blanket authorization from the FERC. The applicants requested that FERC grant approvals no later than June 17, 2016.

Ethanol Production May Be Approaching 'Blend Wall'

It’s onward and stubbornly upward for the U.S. ethanol industry, which shows little sign of slowing after a record year in 2014. Weekly ethanol production matched its record high in the first week of June, equaling output from the week ending December 19, 2014. At 992,000 bpd, production is up 20,000 bpd from last week and more than 100,000 bpd since the beginning of May.

Natural Gas Glut Could Persist Short-Term

Oil is not the only energy source that is seeing a glut. Growing supplies of natural gas could soon result in a similar phenomenon. It was only a year and a half ago that the United States, and the northeast in particular, saw supplies dwindle to exceptionally low levels, forcing prices to temporarily spike. The Northeast experienced a freezing winter, leading to high levels of consumption as millions of people tried to keep warm. Natural gas storage levels plummeted to lows not seen in years.

Venture Global Moves Ahead with Liquefaction-Export Facility

Venture Global LNG has hired two manufacturing and engineering companies for its Calcasieu Pass Project in Cameron Parish, LA. Chart Energy & Chemicals will provide midscale modular technology and Tecnicas Reunidas will handle engineering design for the gas liquefaction and export facility project. Chart will provide its IPSMR liquefaction technology and proprietary equipment. Tecnicas Reunidas’ will design a multitrain liquefaction plant with 10 MMtpa LNG capacity, two full containment LNG tanks, a 600-MW combined-cycle power plant and marine facilities.

Natural Gas To Challenge Oils Monopoly as Transportation Fuel, IHS Study Says

A new study by business information provider IHS forecasts significant growth and value in the market for natural gas and LNG as a transportation fuel. The study, <em>LNG in Transportation: Challenging Oil’s Grip</em> showed that use of natural gas as a transportation fuel could displace more than 1.5 MMbpd of oil demand by 2030. A combination of drivers — environmental, technological and commercial — will lead to greater adoption of natural gas in transport, the study said. The highest level of adoption will be in high-fuel-consuming applications such as trucks and ships.

Dresser-Rands LNGo System Wins Award

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power and process industries, was honored with the 2015 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas “New Technology Development of the Year” Award for its LNGo™ natural gas conversion system.

In The News: Obama Gives Final Approval to Cove Point LNG Terminal

The Obama administration on May 7 granted final approval to a $3.8 billion natural gas export facility in Calvert County, MD – the first gas export site on the East Coast. Environmentalists sued within hours to stop the project.

Prepare Now for Uncertain LNG Future

Natural gas trade in the Asia is growing 5.6% per year, and while the region is currently dominated by LNG, pipeline natural gas is set to grow at a CAGR of 23% between 2012 and 2020. Moreover, a new wave of LNG is expected from Australia and the United States, depending on how factors such as Asian demand, oil prices, and North American and Australia exports play out.

Design, Siting Considerations for LNG Facilities

With the increase of natural gas production throughout the United States, the LNG market is growing at a rapid pace. Due to that growth, there has been a significant increase in development of small-scale, mid-scale, and large-scale LNG facilities, as well as expansion opportunities of existing facilities. Proper design of a facility concept will start with the application of good engineering practices and relevant design standards followed by a preliminary siting and feasibility study to determine whether a particular parcel of land is appropriate for the proposed project.

Wood Mackenzie: Oil Market Concerns Inescapable in 2015

Global consulting company Wood Mackenzie has drawn on the knowledge and expertise of senior analysts in compiling a new report, Horizons: What To Look For In 2015. In discussing the report, Paul McConnell, principal analyst for Global Trends at Wood Mackenzie, pointed out that oil market concerns will be inescapable in 2015. “With no sign that OPEC is reconsidering its decision to leave production targets unchanged, the impetus falls on non-OPEC producers to limit supply growth and bring the market back into balance,” he said.

Latest Price Shock Offers Some Midstream Bright Spots

The price of oil may have fallen to its lowest level in six years, but this “price shock” is different than the 2008-’09 variety, according to analysts at Pace Global. “The current low-price situation is likely to persist for several years unless geopolitical events shift the market psychology from one of surplus to one of shortage,” Jim Diemer, vice president and head Pace Global-Siemens’ Energy Consulting Company, told PG&J.

GE Lands 20-Year Contract For LNG Trains

GE and Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., have entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year contract in GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four LNG trains under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, LA.

Creative Responses To Provide Natural Gas

With the continuing expansion of natural gas development in shale plays across the nation, pipeline infrastructure continues to be built out, with product making the trek from source points to downstream consumers. However, not every end-user has access to affordable natural gas yet.

Pipeline & Gas Journals 2015 Worldwide Construction Report

<em>P&GJ</em>’s 2015 survey figures indicate 100,114 miles of pipelines are planned and under construction worldwide. Of these, 57,201 represent projects in the planning design phase while 42,913 reflect pipelines in various stages of construction.

British Columbia Prohibits Oil Or Bitumen Transport Through LNG Pipelines

British Columbia has adopted a regulation to ensure pipelines built to support LNG facilities will not be permitted to transport oil or diluted bitumen. This follows concerns expressed in environmental assessments and by First Nations about the long-term pipeline use.

Energy Forecast Predicts Rising Gas, Oil Demand As Global Middle Class Grows

ExxonMobil’s 2015 energy forecast posits natural gas as the fuel with the most demand growth between now and 2040, overtaking coal as the second most popular energy source with a 65% gain vs. its 2010 levels. By the end of the period, the report predicted more than 125 Bcf/d will be shipped by LNG or inter-regional pipeline.

LNG Export Facility Planned In Southwestern Louisiana

Venture Global LNG has announced plans to develop an LNG export facility, the Calcasieu Pass Project, in southwestern Louisiana. The project, south of Lake Charles, will be built, operated and manufactured in Louisiana and will create 1,500 construction jobs, 326 indirect jobs and 100 permanent jobs for the community.

Freeport LNG Gains Final FERC, DOE Approvals

Freeport LNG Expansion received final approvals for its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility on Quintana Island, near Freeport, TX.

Construction Starts On Texas-Based LNG Facility

Applied LNG held a groundbreaking on Nov. 20, marking the start of construction on its Midlothian LNG facility - a first in the northwest region of Texas.

ExxonMobil Executives Discuss Challenges, Achievements Of PNG LNG Project

Construction of ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea began in 2010 and delivered its first cargo of LNG in May 2014, ahead of schedule. The project took over 200 million work hours to complete and employed 21,000 people at its peak. There are 700 km of pipelines connecting the LNG facilities, which include a gas conditioning plant in Hides and liquefaction and storage facilities near Port Moresby with a capacity of 6.9 million tons per year.

Eagle LNG Pre-Filing Request Approved

Eagle LNG Partners’ pre-filing review process for the Jacksonville LNG project was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The proposed LNG facility will serve domestic and international markets. Eagle LNG will receive and liquefy natural gas, temporarily storing the produced LNG and periodically loading it onto ocean-going vessels for use in marine fueling trade.

Excelerate Energy Named Midstream Partner For FLNG Project Off Equatorial Guinea

Excelerate Energy has executed an agreement with the Government of Equatorial Guinea and Ophir Energy plc for a floating liquefaction storage and offloading vessel (FLSO). The Fortuna FLNG will be located at Block R, Equatorial Guinea which is owned 80% by Ophir and 20% by the national oil company of Equatorial Guinea, GEPetrol.

Air Products To Provide LNG Process Technology For China Plant

Air Products has signed an agreement to supply its proprietary LNG process technology and equipment to Technip for a mid-scale LNG project in Fengzhen City, Inner Mongolia Province, China.

First Gas Flows Into Santos GLNG Pipeline

Santos GLNG has fed natural gas into its 420-km transmission pipeline for the first time via its primary compressor station in the Fairview field in southwest Queensland, Australia.

GlobalData: New Russian Players To Double Share In Global LNG Market By 2018

The global LNG market, in which Gazprom intends to increase its liquefaction capacity by 250% to 25 million tons per year by 2018, will pose unfamiliar challenges to the company, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Construction Starts On LNG Expansion In BC

Bechtel recently started construction at the Tilbury LNG facility in British Columbia.

More Emphasis Needed On Natural Gas, APGA Leader Says

These are unquestionably exciting times in America’s natural gas industry as wide arrays of statistics continue to show. Homeowners and businesses that use natural gas are enjoying considerable cost savings and ample, reliable supplies that will only increase as the nation’s pipeline grid spreads to regions that have not been accustomed to using the environmentally friendly and domestically produced fuel.

JV Plans LNG Production Facility To Serve Permian Basin

Stabilis Energy and Flint Hills Resources announced plans for their joint venture to acquire property in Odessa, TX for construction of a second planned LNG facility.