Gas

Spain-France Gas Pipeline Capacity Increased and Available, Spain Says

Enagas and French counterpart Terega have maximized the use of compressors in the link that goes from the northern Spanish town of Irun across the Pyrenees mountain range, boosting its capacity by 1.5 billion cubic meters a year.

Mubadala Energy Makes Significant Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

(P&GJ) — Mubadala Energy, the Abu Dhabi headquartered international energy company, has confirmed the discovery of a good quality gas reservoir penetrated by the Cengkih-1 exploration well in Block SK320 offshore Malaysia.

Gas Companies Working 'Urgently' to Expand France-Spain Pipeline

Spanish gas system operator Enagas said on Thursday it was working "urgently" with French counterpart Terega on increasing the capacity of a cross-border pipeline as Europe scrambles to shore up its energy supplies.

President Ramos-Horta Urges Australia to Back Gas Pipeline to East Timor

Timor President Ramos-Horta said it made no sense to him to send the gas to Darwin, which would require a 500-km (310-mile) pipeline, rather than to East Timor with a 200-km (124-mile) pipeline and added that operating costs in Timor would be much less than in Australia.

Italgas Completes DEPA Infrastructure Deal, Acquires 4,700 Miles of Gas Network

The Italian group, which runs about 74,000 km (46,000 miles) of regulated gas pipelines, clinched the deal last year and said it would invest $8.6 billion to 2028 to expand and digitize the Greek gas grid DEPA Infrastructure, which holds stakes in Greece's three main gas distribution operators, which together manage 7,500 km (4,700 miles) of gas network.

Wintershall Dea CEO: 'Insane' Prices Will Make People Abandon Gas

Wholesale gas prices have scaled "insane" levels that will ultimately hurt demand, although the lack of Russian gas means Europe's supply will be tight for several years, the CEO of German oil firm Wintershall Dea said on Tuesday.

Croatia Set to Spend $182.3 Million to Build New Gas Pipeline, Double Capacity

The new gas pipeline, estimated to cost $156 million, will connect the towns of Zlobin and Bosiljevo in northwestern Croatia, the Croatian government said, adding that LNG capacity on the northern Adriatic island of Krk will increase from 2.6 to 6.1 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Energy Group MPLX Boosts Pipeline Throughput by 6% in Second Quarter

U.S. midstream oil and natural gas company MPLX LP said Tuesday it had increased total pipeline throughputs by 6% in the second quarter of 2022 and terminal throughput by 4%, compared with year-ago levels.

India's GAIL Rationing Gas as Former Gazprom Unit Cuts Supplies

India's largest gas distributor GAIL (India) Ltd. has started gas rationing, cutting supplies to fertilizer and industrial clients after imports were hit under its deal with a former unit of Russian energy giant Gazprom, two sources familiar with the matter said.

PHMSA Issues Notice of Limited Enforcement Discretion for Certain Gas Gathering Pipelines

The new notice specifies that PHMSA will hold off on pursuing enforcement action against operators for a further year (i.e., until May 17, 2024), but only for Type C gathering pipelines with lower outer diameters.

US Senate Bill Could Deal Significant Blow to Biden’s Anti-Drilling Pledge

U.S. President Joe Biden's vow to end federal oil and gas drilling could be axed by a $430 billion spending bill proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats. If it passes, it would effectively guarantee continued drilling rights auctions on federal lands and waters for at least another decade.

Italy's Eni Expects to Replace Russian Gas by 2025

Italian energy group Eni believes it will be able to completely replace Russian gas imports by 2025 as uncertainty over Moscow's energy supplies to Europe forces countries to seek alternative sources.

Ukraine Says Gazprom Spiked Gas Pipeline Pressure Without Prior Notice

Russian gas giant Gazprom has sharply increased pressure in the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline that delivers Russian gas to Europe without prior notice, the Ukrainian state pipeline operator company said on Tuesday.

Shell Delivers Final Greenlight to Jackdaw Gas Project in North Sea

Shell Plc said on Monday it had made a final investment decision to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the British North Sea, which is expected to come online in the mid-2020s and could provide 6% of U.K. gas output.

Economic and ESG Cost of Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Errors

The industry-accepted lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) natural gas storage, processing and transportation averages 0.40% of throughput. LAUF is driven by myriad factors, including pneumatic device integrity and venting, but it is dominated by persistent measurement errors.

US Pipeline Companies Set Sights on Natural Gas Infrastructure for Growth

U.S. midstream companies have set their sights on natural gas pipelines and export terminals as a key growth opportunity as investor pressures and political headwinds make new crude oil pipeline projects unpalatable.

Environmentalists Challenge North Sea Gas Drilling Plans in Dutch Court

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Environmentalist groups in Germany and the Netherlands are challenging plans for a new gas field in the North Sea, a German non-profit organization said on Friday, possibly complicating Europe's hunt for alternatives to Russian fuel.

Gas Gathering Pipeline Rules: A New Beginning

The need to regulate the more than 425,000 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines throughout the United States for the first time stems from more than governmental fiat. It is tied to the transformation of the energy industry in the 21st century and the pipelines that supply increasingly complex markets.

Tellurian Acquires Natural Gas Assets in Haynesville Shale for $125 Million

Tellurian Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase natural gas assets located in the Haynesville Shale from EnSight Energy Partners LP for $125 million, the company said on Wednesday.

Operator Enagas to Invest $4.8 Billion in Gas Infrastructure, Hydrogen Projects by 2030

Spanish gas grid operator Enagas said on Tuesday it expects to invest $4.77 billion in gas infrastructure, renewable hydrogen and biomethane production projects by 2030, including the completion of an underwater gas pipeline between Spain and Italy.

EU Prepares to Curb Demand as Russian Gas Cuts Intensify

A "serious disruption" to the European Union's gas supplies from Russia is likely, the bloc's energy chief said on Monday as she urged countries to update their contingency plans for supply shocks and use other fuels where possible to conserve gas.

Running Short of Gas: Russia's Pipeline Repair Has Europe Worried

When Russia turns off the gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline for maintenance in July, Europe is starting to worry that it won't turn it back on again.

Pennsylvania’s Gas Drilling Impact Fee Distribution Rises by $100 Million

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), which has been collecting fees from gas wells and distributing them to local governments, said it has collected and distributed over $2.2 billion to Pennsylvania communities.

Algeria, Niger, Nigeria Take Steps to Build $13 Billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria have set up a task force to build the 2,565-mile Trans-Saharan gas pipeline that has been in the works for more than 40 years, Niger's oil ministry said on Wednesday.

India Moves to Modernize, Expand Gas Pipeline Network

Indian government says that it foresees an increase in the share of natural gas in the country’s energy mix – from 6% in 2021 to 15% by 2025. A total of $60 billion of new investment planned in the country’s natural gas infrastructure by 2024, with most of that coming from the private sector.

Ukraine to Tap 109 MMcm/d of Spare Gas Capacity to Offset Nord Stream 1 Flows

Ukraine has around 109 million cubic meters a day (MMcm/d) of spare gas capacity through a transit route to Europe which could be used to offset lower flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Ukraine's gas transmission operator said on Monday.

Sources: Tug Hill Explores Sale of Natural Gas Producer THQ Appalachia, Pipeline Firm XcL Midstream

Tug Hill and Quantum Energy are exploring a sale of U.S. natural gas producer THQ Appalachia I LLC and XcL Midstream, a pipeline firm that moves THQ's gas to market in a deal that could fetch more than $5 billion, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Southwestern Energy, Uniper Ink Supply Agreement for Responsibly Sourced Gas

Gas producer Southwestern Energy Co. has signed a multiyear, certified Responsibly Sourced Gas sales agreement with Uniper, one of Germany’s largest publicly listed energy supply companies.

Nord Stream Gas Capacity to Europe Constrained by Repair Delays

The capacity of Gazprom's Nord Stream 1 pipeline to supply gas to Europe is partly constrained as sanctions make it impossible for equipment supplier Siemens Energy to return a turbine being maintained in Canada, the companies said.

Indigenous Australians File Lawsuit to Block $3.6 Billion Barossa Pipeline Project

The Barossa project, due to start producing gas in 2025, calls for the construction of a nearly 260 km (162 mile) pipeline to the west of the Tiwi Islands that will connect offshore gas facilities to an existing pipeline that runs to Darwin in the Northern Territory.