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Gas Operator DESFA Looking to Build 336-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline for $1.12 Billion

DESFA said that the 540-km (336-mile) pipeline will be part of a European corridor connecting regions with high potential for hydrogen production with central Europe and southern Germany, where significant demand is expected by 2030.

TC Energy Urges Canada to Speed Permits for Energy Transition Projects

TC Energy has more than 20,000 kilometers (14,300 miles) of pipeline in western Canada that could be repurposed to carry carbon dioxide for sequestration underground or transport low-emissions hydrogen, CEO Francois Poirier said.

Pinnacle Midstream to Double Midland Basin Processing Capacity

(P&GJ) — Houston-based Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday announced it has reached a final investment decision (FID) to expand its operations in the gas-rich Midland Basin with the construction of a 220 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant.

US Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Moving Forward, Capacity May Be Limited

The $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia is on track to get final permits by Saturday, moving the long-delayed project closer to re-starting construction.

Pipeline Operator CPC to Spend $200 Million to Resolve Bottleneck Issues, $100 Million on Repair Work

The CPC, which handles about 1% of global oil, will spend roughly $200 million to complete its program to remove bottlenecks, and about $100 million would be allocated for the replacement of pumps and valves as well as repair work.

Adapting ROW Strategies to Sustainability, Public Perception

(P&GJ) — Pipeline infrastructure and operations raise two common concerns among landowners and other public entities: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ecosystem disturbance.

TC Energy Shuts Two Compressor Stations on NGTL Due to Alberta Wildfires

TC Energy said it completed the shutdown of two compressor stations on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System and a gas storage facility on Saturday that were near wildfires in Edson, Alberta.

Black Bear Transmission Sells 120 Miles of Gas Pipeline in Mississippi

(P&GJ) — Black Bear Transmission LLC has announced the divestiture completion of gas gathering assets owned by BBT Mississippi LLC to Skye MS, LLC of Columbia, Mississippi.

As Gas Reserves Wane, Philippines Faces Rising Costs in Switch to LNG

With just four years before the Philippines' only gas field is set to run dry, the country has started importing LNG, creating a fresh headache for a government struggling to curb high inflation.

Biden, McCarthy Debt Deal Could Speed Up Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Project

Streamlined federal approval for the 303-mile (488-km) project was placed into the text of the budget deal between U.S. President Joe Biden and House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy that may end the debt limit crisis.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Seeks US Approval to Put US-Mexico Gas Pipeline in Service

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit asked U.S. energy regulators on Thursday for permission to put parts of the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

CorEnergy to Sell MoGas, Omega Pipeline Systems to Spire for $175 Million

(P&GJ) — CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. has entered a deal to sell its MoGas and Omega pipeline systems to Spire Inc. for approximately $175 million in cash, the company said on May 25. The MoGas System is an interstate natural gas transmission and distribution system providing service to markets in Missouri and Illinois.

Air Products Signs $1 Billion Deal for Gas Processing Facility in Uzbekistan

Industrial gases maker Air Products and Chemicals said on Thursday it had signed a $1 billion deal with the Republic of Uzbekistan government and Uzbekneftegaz JSC to acquire, own and operate a natural gas processing facility in the country.

NextEra Partners to Sell Texas, Pennsylvania Gas Pipeline Assets in Renewables Shift

(P&GJ) — Capitalizing on the affordability and demand for significant investments in decarbonizing the U.S. economy, NextEra Energy Partners LP is refocusing on renewable energy. As part of this strategy, the business intends to sell its STX Midstream in the Eagle Ford shale play and Pennsylvania’s Meade natural gas pipeline assets, positioning itself as a fully renewables-based company.

Regional Spotlight: US Consolidates, Expands Ahead of LNG Export Demand

(P&GJ) — U.S. midstream companies would be hard-pressed this year to approach the record earnings that many achieved in 2022, but the sharp decline in oil and natural gas prices from last year’s highs hasn’t blunted their expansion efforts.

Alaska LNG Project Clears Legal Challenge, Advances 800-Mile Gas Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that challenged the federal approvals required for a $39 billion project aimed at transporting natural gas across Alaska, starting from the North Slope. According to a spokesperson, construction on the 800-mile pipeline and related infrastructure has not yet commenced.

An Operator’s Perspective: How to Comply with New US Gas Gathering, ILI Regulations

(P&GJ) —Traditionally, most gas gathering lines were small-diameter, low-pressure systems traversing sparsely populated areas, posing little risk from a business, safety, and environmental perspective. More recently, the volume of gas transported through gathering systems has increased significantly due to the advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques.

Marcellus Bottlenecks Continue to Muddy the Picture

(P&GJ) — It has gotten to be a familiar yet no less frustrating story for midstream operators in the Marcellus-Utica region: pipeline takeaway capacity remains bottlenecked and production from the gas-rich region continues to stagnate.

EU Joint Gas Purchases Demand More Than Matched by Supply Offers

Gas suppliers have made offers to supply more than 13.4 Bcm of gas in the EU's joint gas buying scheme, European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday. The volume offered would more than cover the 11.6 Bcm of gas that European Union companies have requested in the bloc's first round of joint gas buying.

EIA: US Shale Production Set to Rise to Highest on Record in June

U.S. oil output from the seven biggest shale basins is due to rise in June to the highest on record, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. Oil output is set to rise by 41,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 9.33 million bpd, the EIA said.

PRCI Report: Bridging Energy Infrastructure Opportunities with Today’s Needs

(P&GJ) — We are at a crossroads, both in the U.S. and globally, as the world works to develop new sources of energy. As the next generation of energy is becoming reality, it is critical to acknowledge the vital role that the current pipelines and associated assets will play in transporting and storing these commodities.

Argentina Seeking New Vaca Muerta Pipeline Work to Move Local Gas Supply

Argentina's government will next week call for bids to reverse the flow of natural gas on a major pipeline designed to transport Vaca Muerta production to the north and center of the country, Economy Minister Sergio Massa said on Friday.

Tight Market for Sour Crude Oil to Squeeze US Gulf Coast Refiners

The oil-producing group's 500,000 barrel per day cut will reduce stocks of sour crudes as U.S. oil refiners ramp up purchases for summer driving season.

Sources: GAIL Plans $4.9 Billion Ethane Cracker in West India

GAIL (India) Ltd., the country's top gas supplier, plans to build a 400-billion rupee ($4.89 billion) ethane cracker near its LNG import plant in Western India, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, as it seeks to meet an expected surge in demand.

Texas Waha Natural Gas Prices Turn Negative on Low Spring Demand

Spot natural gas prices for Wednesday at the Waha hub in the Permian Shale in West Texas fell into negative territory as pipeline maintenance prevented some gas from leaving the basin and mild spring weather reduced demand for the fuel.

Congo in Discussions with Uganda Over Use of 898-Mile Crude Pipeline

Uganda is developing the $3.5 billion 1,445-km (898-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) that will start from oil fields in its Albertine rift basin on its western border with Congo to Tanzania's Indian Ocean seaport of Tanga.

EU Joint Gas Buying Scheme Attracts Demand From 65 Firms

More than 60 companies have submitted demands to buy gas through the European Union's scheme for joint purchases, with the bloc aiming for the first deals to be signed within months.

Enterprise Products' Oil Pipeline Volumes Rise on Permian Basin Output Growth

Enterprise has remained bullish on oil production from the Permian basin, spread across Texas and New Mexico, and is looking to build a crude oil export terminal on the Gulf Coast to help push some of those barrels into the foreign market.

MPLX Reports Boost in Total Pipeline Throughputs in Q1 2023

The company's overall gathered volumes averaged 6.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), a 21% increase from the first quarter of 2022, it said. Gathered volumes in the Marcellus in Pennsylvania averaged 1.4 Bcf/d, or a 4% increase. Additionally, it announced that it is working to expand natural gas long-haul and crude gathering pipelines for the Permian and Bakken basins.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Beats Profit Estimates, Eyes Asset Sales to Fund Coastal GasLink Project

Canada's TC Energy Corp. beat analysts' estimates for first-quarter profit on Friday and said it was actively looking to sell $3.67 billion worth of assets this year to reduce debts and fund other projects, such as the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia that has seen major cost over-runs.