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Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Train 2

Freeport LNG announced it has launched commercial operation of the second liquefaction train at its three-train facility, with initial gas deliveries from BP under a 20-year agreement.

Jordanians Protest Israeli Gas Deal

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year.

Plains Crude Pipeline Cancels Rates at Points Originating in Louisiana, Mississippi

Plains All American Pipeline has canceled tariffs on its reversed Capline crude oil pipeline for barrels previously originating at St. James, Louisiana, and Liberty, Mississippi, the midstream company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

Canada Supreme Court Rejects British Columbia Bid to Regulate Oil Pipeline

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday quickly dismissed an attempt by the western province of British Columbia to regulate what can be transported in a major crude oil pipeline crossing its territory.

Energy Web Atlas Launches EWA Techlink to Enhance Data Offering

Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, today announced the availability of EWA TechLink, a new spatial research tool pairing comprehensive technical content with detailed project data.

China's Oil, Gas Imports Strong in 2019 Despite Trade Dispute

China's imports of major commodities ended last year with a bang, with strong gains showing the appetite of the world's largest importer of natural resources remains robust despite the trade dispute with the United States.

Israel Starts Exporting Gas to Egypt under Landmark Deal

Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt on Wednesday under one of the most important deals to have been signed by the neighbors since they made peace decades ago.

16 States Oppose PHMSA Proposal for LNG Rail Shipments

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that any leaks increase safety risks to residents and emergency responders.

NOAA: Jordan Cove LNG Project Would Have Minimal Environmental Impact

Federal authorities have suggested the environmental impact of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat.

Fourth Unit at Kinder Morgan's Georgia Elba LNG Export Plant Ready for Service

Kinder Morgan Inc asked U.S. energy regulators for permission to put the fourth liquefaction train in service at its nearly $2 billion Elba Island liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Georgia.

New Permian Pipelines Boost U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Exports

Three new major pipelines coming out of the Permian Basin have helped crude exports from Corpus Christi, Texas surge in recent weeks, often surpassing hubs such as Houston and Beaumont, Texas.

Gassco Urges Norway to Build New Arctic Pipeline

Pipeline system operator Gassco is urging Norway to construct a new pipeline or LNG plant to boost its gas exports from the Arctic.

Brazil Clears Bolivian Gas Company Use Pipeline

The Brazilian government authorized Bolivian oil and gas company YPFB to use the Gasbol pipeline to sell gas to other companies in Brazil beyond state-run oil firm Petrobras, according to a publication on Friday in the official gazette.

Mild Winter Sends U.S. Natural Gas Prices Tumbling: Reuters

U.S. gas prices have fallen even further in recent weeks as the market tries to avert a glut by encouraging power producers to maximize gas combustion and switch away from coal.

Belarus Halts Own Oil Exports to Germany, Russian Oil Transit Unaffected — Sources

Belarus' state oil company Belorusneft has suspended supplies of its own oil to Germany this month as Minsk needs to compensate for shortages of Russia-sourced oil amid a contract dispute with Moscow, four industry sources told Reuters on Friday.

A.Hak International Awarded Onshore Baltic Pipe Contract

Netherlands-based A.Hak International said it has been awarded a contract for construction of a Danish onshore section of the Baltic Pipe Project by Energinet.

Outrigger Expands in Williston Basin With Commitment from XTO

Outrigger Energy II signed a long-term gathering and processing agreement to service XTO Energy's natural gas production in Williams County, ND.

Tumbleweed Acquires Ladder Creek Helium Plant, System from DCP

Newly established Tumbleweed Midstream announced it has acquired the Ladder Creek Helium Plant and its associated 730-mile gathering system in eastern Colorado from DCP Midstream.

India Approves $774 million for Gas Pipeline

India has approved funding of 55.6 billion rupees ($774 million) for a natural gas pipeline in its northeast, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday, as part of a national gas grid being built to span remote locations.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $25 Million to Improve Natural Gas Operations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 16 projects to receive nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects to advance natural gas infrastructure technology development.

Qatar to Supply Kuwait with 3 Million Tons of LNG a Year

State-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) said on Sunday it had signed a 15-year agreement to supply Kuwait with up to 3 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year.

Oxy Separates Western Midstream in Debt-Reduction Move

Occidental Petroleum said it will make its Western Midstream business a standalone company, shedding $7.8 billion in debt with the former Anadarko pipeline business.

TurkStream Begins Gas Flows to Greece, North Macedonia

Russia has started European gas deliveries through the new TurkStream pipeline to Turkey, Bulgaria's Bulgartransgaz said on Sunday, as Moscow looks to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Enbridge May Re-file Application for U.S. Deepwater Oil Terminal

Enbridge Inc will consider re-filing its application for federal permits to build a crude export terminal off Freeport, Texas, if market demand picks up, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Mexico to Keep Importing Natural Gas as U.S. Exporters Face Oversupply

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday it will be a long time before Mexico produces enough natural gas to become self-sufficient and the country will continue to rely on imports until then, a boon for U.S. exporters.

Mexico's President to Request Rerouting of Planned Gas Pipeline

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he will ask for TC Energy Corp to be reroute its planned Tuxpan-Tula pipeline so it does not cut across lands considered sacred by communities in Puebla state.

Revolution, Mariner East to Resume after $30 Million Settlement

Pennsylvania fined Energy Transfer more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction of its Revolution pipeline. The agreement also lifts a statewide construction ban, enabling work to resume on Mariner East.

Deadly U.S. Attack on Iranian General Rattles Energy Market

Crude prices on Friday had the largest one-day spike since a September attack on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia after the U.S. killed Iran's top general in a drone strike.

Oil Prices Surge After U.S. Air Strikes In Iraq

Oil prices spiked after U.S. air strikes in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander, heightening geopolitical tensions.

Cameron LNG Facility Begins Production At Train 2

Sempra LNG said its Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana has begun producing LNG from the second liquefaction train of the export facility, fewer than five months after its first train started commercial operations in August.