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Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Warns of Coming Job Cuts

Dallas-based pipeline operator Energy Transfer will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, as the impact of weak oil and gas prices continued to spread through the energy industry.

Coating Repairs Under Way on Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge reported it has begun repairing gaps in the protective coating on its Line 5 pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac after the damage was discovered during routine maintenance that began early this month.

Enbridge to Raise Rates on Express Crude Pipeline

Enbridge has filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise shipping tariffs on its Express crude oil pipeline by 3%.

Enbridge Finds Coating Gaps on Michigan Pipeline

Enbridge has reported it has discovered four spots on its subsea oil pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac where the protective coating has eroded away exposing the bare metal of the pipe.

Sempra Energy Delays Port Arthur LNG Project Decision to 2021

Citing market concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced it has delayed an investment decision regarding its Port Arthur LNG project until 2021.

Blackstone's EagleClaw Midstream Sues Caprock Over Troubled Seal

EagleClaw Midstream, owned by the Blackstone investment group, is suing the former owners of Caprock Midstream for allegedly failing to disclose millions in outstanding liabilities before the company closed an acquisition deal.

TC Energy Completes Sale of Coastal GasLink Stake

TC Energy has completed the sale of a 65% stake in its Coastal GasLink pipeline.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Cameron LNG Begins Production Train 3 at LNG Facility

Cameron LNG, owned by Sempra LNG, has begun producing LNG from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

Kinder Morgan Restarts Units at Elba LNG Facility After Fire

Kinder Morgan has begun restarting two of its three trains damaged in a fire at its Elba Island LNG facility in Georgia.

Dominion to Keep Exporting LNG from Maryland Cove Point During June Maintenance

Maintenance scheduled to be performed on a section of Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG facility in June should not affect exports from the facility the company said on its website.

Petronas, China LNG Deal Calls for Distribution via ‘Virtual Pipelines’

Petronas and China's Clean Tiger Energy have agreed to an LNG supply deal with a provision that the Chinese company distributes the fuel to remote locations using ISO tanks.

EQT Cuts U.S. Gas Production as Coronavirus Depresses Prices

The largest natural gas producer in the U.S., EQT Corporation, said it has begun to reduce output from its operations in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.

Oryx Launches Binding Open Season on Proposed Expansion of Delaware System

Oryx Midstream has launched a binding open season to gauge interest on a proposed expansion of its Delaware oil pipeline system.

Russia's Transneft, Rosneft Disagree Over Oil Transport Costs

Two of Russia's largest energy companies have failed to reach an agreement on restructuring oil transportation costs amidst the global collapse in oil prices due the coronavirus pandemic.

Phillips 66 to Raise Rates for Gray Oak Crude Pipeline

Phillips 66 is proposing to raise its tariff rates on its Gray Oak, Permian Basin pipeline.

Poland Expects Russia to Continue Gas Transit to Europe

Polish authorities expect that Russia's Gazprom will continue to transport gas through their country into Europe even after a transit deal between the two countries expired earlier this week.

NextDecade Delays Rio Grande LNG Final Investment Decision to 2021

Barely more than a week after NextDecade announced it would make a Final Investment Decision on its Rio Grande LNG project in 2020, the company announced it has pushed the decision back to 2021.

Gazprom Begins Preparation for Power of Siberia-2

Russian gas giant Gazprom has begun a feasibility study for its Power of Siberia-2 natural gas pipeline.

Williams Discontinues New York Pipeline Project After Key Permit Denial

Energy regulators in New York have once again denied a key water permit for Williams controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement Project causing the company to indefinitely suspend the project.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany: Data

According to tracking data from Refinitiv, a Russian pipe-laying vessel that Gazprom may be planning to use to finish its Nord Stream 2 pipeline has docked near a German logistics hub in Mukran.

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Eni, Sonatrach Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni completed construction on the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in southeastern Algeria. The 16-inch, 115-miles (185-km) pipeline has with a transport capacity of 7 MMscm/d of gas.

EQM Sees U.S. Mountain Valley Pipeline Service in 2020, Analysts Unconvinced

Equitrans Midstream is still optimistic that its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline can be in service by the end of 2020. Industry analysts are not as confident.

Michigan Regulators Request More Detail on Enbridge Tunnel Proposal

Energy regulators in Michigan have rejected a proposal submitted by Enbridge for its Line 5 tunnel project requesting revised and updated information.

Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts

Responding to market conditions with cost-cutting across its business lines, Phillips 66 has announced that the Red Oak Pipeline, Liberty Pipeline and Sweeny Hub fractionation expansion have all been postponed.

Gazprom Natural Gas Exports Slump 19% in Q1 — Source

Citing weak demand, a source told Reuters that natural gas exports on Gazprom pipelines fell by nearly 20% in the first quarter.

APA Group Receives Funding to Test Methane in Australia’s Gas Pipelines

Australian pipeline operator APA Group has received over $1 million for its renewable methane pilot project to test the viability of the gas as a replacement for LNG.