Gas

Greens Co-Leader: Germany Must Resist Russian 'Blackmail' Over Pipeline

The co-leader of Germany's Green Party accused Russian "blackmail" of causing high energy prices across Europe, saying Moscow is trying to leverage Germany to allow the Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline to begin operations.

US Natural Gas Slides on Mild Weather Forecasts, Lower Demand

United States natural gas futures slipped to a near four-week low on Tuesday on forecasts for milder than normal weather and lower than usual heating demand through early November.

Liquid Leak Shuts Britain's Easington Gas Processing Terminal, Norway Flows Unaffected

Britain's Easington gas processing terminal was fully shut down on Monday after a liquid leak was detected, British Gas said, but the flow of gas from Norway was unaffected, according to pipeline operator Gassco.

Enterprise’s Baymark Ethylene Pipeline Mechanically Complete, Being Commissioned

The pipeline, which is intended to extend Enterprise’s ethylene pipeline and logistics system further into south Texas, starts in the Bayport area of southeast Harris County and extends about 90 miles to Markham, Texas.

Russian Gas Transit Below Contract Level, Ukraine Operator Says

Russia is sending less gas to Europe via Ukraine than specified in the current transit contract, Ukraine's pipeline operator said on Friday.

Piñon Midstream’s Dark Horse Carbon Capture Facility, Pipelines in Service

Piñon Midstream announced its greenfield sour gas treating and carbon capture facility and its associated pipelines, compressor stations, and acid gas sequestration infrastructure were placed into service.

Shale Producer APA Ends Flaring, Captures More Gas as Prices Soar

Shale oil and gas producer APA Corp on Monday said it has ended routine gas flaring at its U.S. onshore operations, delivering ahead of schedule on a pledge to halt the practice as natural gas prices soar.

US Worried Energy Supply Not Meeting Demand, Top Biden Adviser Says

President Joe Biden's national security adviser urged energy suppliers to lift flows to meet demand, saying that the United States was concerned about their failure to do so.

U.S. Northeast Update: Appalachian Basin Gas Production Still Outpacing Pipeline Construction

The Northeast power grid is the most natural gas-dependent of all U.S. regions, and the Appalachian Basin is setting record highs for gas production. But pipeline construction and expansion projects have failed to keep up.

Explainer: Global Energy Shortage or a Coincidence of Regional Crises?

There is a broad-based rebound in energy demand from lows hit during the depths of the coronavirus pandemic that has raised prices for oil, gas and coal; ongoing supply restrictions by oil cartel OPEC; and global transport bottlenecks that have complicated fuel distribution.

Russia's Gazprom Completes Maintenance at Gas Pipeline to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it has completed planned maintenance at the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to China.

Putin Says Turkey Safe from Gas Crisis Thanks to TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey is shielded from a gas crisis, which has gripped Europe, thanks to the Russian-built TurkStream gas pipeline.

Enbridge Announces Low-Carbon Fuel Deals with Vanguard, Shell

Enbridge Inc. said on Tuesday it had signed partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell and Vanguard Renewables to make low-carbon fuels, as the Canadian pipeline operator aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Ukraine Says it Will Not Offer Extra Interruptible Gas Transit Capacity for October

Ukraine's gas pipeline operator will not offer additional interruptible transit capacity for Russian gas to Europe for October as supplier Gazprom has not booked any extra guaranteed capacity, the operator said on Thursday.

Soaring Gas Prices Ripple Through Heavy Industry, Supply Chains

Global record high natural gas prices are pushing some energy-intensive companies to curtail production in a trend that is adding to disruptions to global supply chains in some sectors such as food and could result in higher costs being passed on to their customers.

Why a Crisis Over European Gas Prices Caused Panic About CO2 Supplies

Britain struck a deal with a major producer of fertilizer and carbon dioxide to restart two plants which had halted operations due to soaring prices for natural gas. The closures had led to fears that the production of a wide range of food and drinks could be shut down within days.

Spire Gets More Time to Operate Missouri St. Louis NG Pipeline

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc. got permission from federal regulators on Tuesday to keep operating its STL natural gas pipeline in Missouri for another 90 days while regulators consider the next steps for the pipe.

Lebanon to Get Egyptian Gas via Pipeline in Plan to Ease Crisis

Egyptian natural gas will be piped to Lebanon via Jordan and Syria to help boost its electricity output under a plan agreed by the four governments on Wednesday to ease a crippling power crisis.

Papua New Guinea Hands Pandora Gas Field to State-Owned Kumul

The Papua New Guinea government has awarded Kumul Petroleum rights to develop the Pandora gas field, estimated to hold 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, rejecting other bids to keep control of PNG's resources within the country.

China's Zhenhua Oil Seeks Tie-Up with Local Firm for First Gas Terminal

China's Zhenhua Oil is in advanced discussions to join a provincial government-backed firm to build a natural gas receiving terminal in east China, the first import facility the state-run trader will own a stake in.

U.S. NatGas Soars Over 7% to 32-Month High on Small Storage Build, Hot Weather

U.S. natural gas futures soared over 7% to a 32-month high on a much smaller than expected storage build during hot weather last week.

WhiteWater Announces Acquisition of Sendero’s Gateway Pipeline

WhiteWater announced the acquisition of Sendero’s Gateway Pipeline. The 24-inch Gateway Pipeline is connected to WhiteWater’s Agua Blanca natural gas pipeline system.

China's LNG Import Surge to Cool in Winter as High Prices Bite

Pipeline gas will continue to ramp up to provide a supply cushion during winter, which includes supplies from Russia, which is scheduled to increase the amount of gas pumped via the Power of Siberia pipeline by 50% by the end of the year versus August levels.

Brazil in Talks with Argentina for Gas Pipeline from Vaca Muerta

Brazil is negotiating with Argentina on the construction of a billion-dollar pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said.

Ukraine Offers Extra 15 Mcm/Day of Gas Transit Capacity for October

Ukraine is offering guaranteed extra transit capacity for Russian gas to Europe at 15 million cubic meters per day for October, the head of the country's gas pipelines operator told Reuters.

Australia Faces ‘Precarious’ Gas Supply in 2022, Watchdog Warns

Australia's southern states could face a gas shortfall in 2022 unless LNG exporters offer more gas into the domestic market, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

U.S. Treasury to Oppose Development Bank Financing for Most Fossil Fuel Projects

The Treasury said it would oppose upstream natural gas projects, but could support midstream and downstream natural gas projects in poor countries that meet the World Bank's International Development Association targets.

EIA Flags Below Average U.S. NatGas Stocks Going into Winter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said high level of natural gas exports this year, coupled with relatively flat output have led to below average injection of the fuel into storage going into the winter heating season.

Russia's Gazprom Meeting Obligations for Yamal-Europe Gas Exports

Russian state gas company Gazprom is meeting gas delivery obligations via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline in full, its export arm, Gazprom Export, said.

Safe Procedure Failure Led to Natural Gas Release, Fire in San Francisco Neighborhood

Kilford Engineering Inc.’s excavation crew’s failure to follow safe excavation practices near a pipeline contributed to a 2019 natural gas release and fire in a San Francisco neighborhood, the National Transportation Safety Board determined through an investigation.