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Sempra Energy to Continue with Costa Azul LNG Project

Sempra Energy is planning to continue with its plans to build the first phase of its Costa Azul LNG Export Project in Mexico even as the coronavirus pandemic suppresses worldwide energy demands.

U.S. Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

UAE's SNOC Gas Project Startup Delayed

UAE's SNOC has announced that it's Mahani gas project startup is being delayed by 2 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BlackRock Withdraws Bid for ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets — Sources

Sources report that investment firm BlackRock has dropped out of the bidding for ADNOC's gas pipeline assets.

Texas Producers, Regulator Ask State, President for Curtailments as Prices Collapse

Texas oil producers are asking for production curtailments in the state to help stabilize plummeting oil prices.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Shell, INOX India Sign MoU for LNG Distribution

Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India's INOX to deliver LNG to customers not connected to distribution pipelines.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

Marathon Petroleum Names Midstream Boss as New CEO, Will Retain Unit

Marathon Petroleum is not selling its midstream unit as it taps the midstream head to be the company's new CEO.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

Tallgrass Energy has announced that due to continued interest in its Carpenter Expansion it is launching a supplemental open season to solicit binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation from a new origin near Carpenter, Wyo., to Pony Express destinations in Colorado.

Eni, SONATRACH Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni announced it has successfully completed the construction of the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in the south-eastern part of Algeria.

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Lineal Industries, the specialty construction, maintenance and pipeline integrity services company, announced the opening of a new field operations office in Houston. The 65-year-old company, which originally focused on the U.S. Northeast midstream and upstream markets is based in the Pittsburgh sub..

Reversed Capline Pipeline Set to Begin Light Crude Service in 2021

MPLX LP said the reversal of the Capline pipeline was on schedule, with the line expected to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022. Once the reversal is complete, the Capline will increase the flow of Canadian and Mid-Continent crude to the St. James, Louisiana, market.

Judge Approves $143M Natural Gas Explosions Settlement

A Massachusetts judge approved a $143 million class-action settlement Thursday for residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018.

ONEOK Suspends Expansion Projects Amid Oil Price Collapse

ONEOK has suspended key expansion projects as the price of oil has continued to drop amid fears of a slowing global economy due to the coronavirus.

TC Energy Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Pioneer Pipeline

TC Energy announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., has executed an exclusive letter of intent with Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Inc. and TransAlta Corporation to purchase the Pioneer Pipeline for $255 million.

OMV to Sell $2.3 Billion of Assets, Delays Gas Asset Purchase

Austrian oil and gas group OMV plans to sell $2.3 billion of assets by the end of next year and has delayed plans to purchase gas assets.

TC Energy Starts U.S. Prep Work for Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construction next month, as opponents await a judge's ruling on their request to block any work.

Marathon Petroleum Explores $15 billion MPLX Asset Sale — Sources

Marathon Petroleum Co, the largest U.S. independent refiner, is exploring the sale of assets of its pipeline subsidiary MPLX LP worth as much as $15 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Oil Price Collapse Sours Midstream Buyout

A court-ordered sale of one-time shale high-flyer Alta Mesa Resources Inc fell through due to a lack of financing on Monday, according to court filings, a day when oil prices and shares of U.S. oil producers plummeted.

Williams Drops Plans for Constitution Pipeline into New York

Williams Cos canceled its Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York in the wake of years of opposition from environmental groups and others in New York.

Midcoast Going Forward with Haynesville Pipeline System Expansion

Midcoast Energy will go forward with up to 150 additional miles of pipeline, after reaching an agreement with a long-term anchor shipper in support of the proposed expansion.

Brazil's Petrobras to Begin Sales Process for NTS Pipeline Stake: Executive

Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will begin the process this month to sell its 10% stake in gas pipeline firm Nova Transportadora do Sudeste SA (NTS), according to Anelise Lara, the oil company’s director of gas and refining.

Cameron LNG Train 2 Begins Commercial Operation

McDermott International, Inc. has announced the beginning of commercial operation of Train 2 at Cameron LNG, which is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC., following its substantial completion.

Enbridge Hires Companies to Design, Build Great Lakes Tunnel

Enbridge Inc. said Friday it has hired companies to design and build a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan, despite pending legal challenges.

Kinder Morgan Uncertain About Permian Pass Pipeline

U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc said its proposed Permian Pass natural gas pipeline in Texas faced an uncertain future since no customers for the project have been lined up in the current low-price environment.

Canadian Agency Determines Corrosion Caused 2018 Enbridge Gas Pipeline Blast

An explosion and fire in 2018 along an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia was caused by corrosion, Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said on Wednesday.

ExxonMobil Proposes Framework for Methane Regulations

ExxonMobil today released a model framework for industry-wide methane regulations that includes specific guidance related to transmission pipeline blowdowns between compressor stations.

Energy Transfer Announces Supplemental Open Season for Bayou Bridge Pipeline System

Energy Transfer subsidiary, Bayou Bridge Pipeline has launched a Supplemental Open Season to solicit additional shipper commitments for transportation service from Nederland, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana through the Bayou Bridge Pipeline System.

ONEOK to Expand Elk Creek Pipeline

ONEOK has announced plans to expand two of its natural gas pipelines by the end of Q1 2020, including the Elk Creek Pipeline.