Gas

Russia's Novatek Starts LNG Ship-to-Ship Operations in Murmansk

Russian gas producer Novatek has started ship-to-ship loadings of LNG near the northern port of Murmansk, following U.S. pressure to stop terminal deliveries in Norway.

EU Denies Gas Plants a Green Finance Tag

The European Commission on Friday proposed that power plants fueled by natural gas would not be not classed as a sustainable investment in Europe, although plants could possibly gain a green label by burning some hydrogen.

New CO2 Tax Hikes Price of Natural Gas in Germany

Millions of German households will see their gas heating bills rise at the start of 2021 because of a new carbon dioxide tax, price comparison portal Verivox said on Tuesday, citing 7.1% average increases planned by 104 suppliers it surveyed.

Mexico Sets Condition for Sempra LNG Export Permit

Mexico will give the local unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy an export permit for an LNG facility in northwest Mexico, as long as the company helps offset an oversupply of gas in the area, the president said on Friday.

Italy's Snam Takes First Steps into India with Hydrogen, Gas Deals

Italian gas group Snam has taken its first steps into India by signing a series of deals involving hydrogen and low-carbon mobility projects, the company said.

Coronavirus Surge Throws Oil Recovery into Reverse

Oil futures prices have started to signal OPEC+ may have to do more to offset a second wave of coronavirus and a renewed economic slowdown.

Russia's Gazprom Seeks More Capacity to Transport Gas Through Ukraine — Naftogaz

The head of Ukraine's state natural gas firm Naftogaz said Russia's Gazprom has approached them seeking to book more transport capacity on its natural gas pipelines to Europe.

TC Energy Sees Higher Costs for Coastal Gaslink Pipeline

TC Energy told investors on Thursday that it expects the cost for its Coastal Gaslink Pipeline in British Columbia to rise compared to previous estimates due to increased scope, permitting delays, and impacts from the pandemic.

China's Sinopec Completes Qingdao-Nanjing Gas Pipeline Construction

China's Sinopec announced on Tuesday it had completed construction of a natural gas pipeline connecting the Qingdao LNG terminal to Nanjing city in the Jiangsu province.

EQT Corp to Buy Chevron Appalachian Assets, Pipeline Stake, for $735 Million

EQT announced it has agreed to purchase assets from Chevron in the Appalachian basin, including a stake in Laurel Mountain Midstream, for $735 million.

TC Energy to Begin Construction on NGTL Expansion Project

TC Energy has received approval from the Canadian government for its 2021 NOVA Gas Transmissions Ltd. (NGTL) System Expansion Project.

DTE Energy to Spin Off Gas Pipeline Business

Michigan utility DTE Energy announced on Tuesday it is spinning off its gas pipeline business into a publicly-traded company.

Canada's Cenovus to Buy Husky for $2.9 Billion

Canada's Cenovus Energy has agreed to purchase Husky Energy for nearly $3 billion as the industry is forced to consolidate amid the pandemic continues to suppress demand.

Nord Stream 2 Pipe-Laying Vessel Nears Project Hub

A Russian pipe-laying vessel, expected to help complete the $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline, is heading towards a pipeline storage yard for the project in Germany, according to ship-tracking data.

IEnova Expects Mexican Export Permit for Costa Azul LNG This Year

IEnova, a unit of Sempra Energy, still expects to receive a permit from Mexico for its Costa Azul LNG export facility by the end of the year.

French Government Asks Engie to Delay U.S. LNG Deal Over Environment Concerns — Source

According to a source familiar with the matter, the French government has asked Engie to reevaluate its U.S. LNG import deal over environmental concerns.

Kinder Morgan Permian Highway Still on Track as Profit Falls

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan told investors on Wednesday that its Permian Highway pipeline was still on track to begin service in 2021 even as quarterly profit fell 10% due to lower shipping volumes.

FERC Approves Kinder Morgan Acadiana Expansion Project

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline’s Acadiana Project.

Kleinfelder Completes Acquisition of Gas Transmission Systems

San Diego-based Kleinfelder Group said it has acquired utilities and pipeline services firm Gas Transmission Systems (GTS) for an undisclosed sum.

Fluor Awarded Pipeline Construction, Maintenance Contract in Peru

Fluor has been awarded a pipeline construction and maintenance contract in Peru by Compañía Operadora de Gas (COGA) under the Consorcio Mantenimiento de Gasoductos del Peru (CMgP) consortium.

U.S. LNG Jumps to 20-Month High on Rising Exports, Cold Weather

Natural gas prices in the U.S. jumped to their highest level in nearly two years on Tuesday on higher volumes of LNG exports and forecasted colder weather than previously expected.

Kentucky Utility Benefits from New PHMSA Mega Rule

A high-pressure gas pipeline completed by Henderson Municipal Gas (HMG) in Kentucky utilized pipe made from polyamide 12 (PA 12), which is now approved for use under the new the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Mega Rule.

Canada’s LNG Prospects: Real Need, Real Limits

A recent report from the Conference Board of Canada, funded by the Canadian LNG Alliance, suggests that the country could be exporting as much as 56 mtpa of LNG worth $8.36 billion (C$11 billion) by 2034.

ADNOC to Divest 20% Stake in Gas Pipeline Assets

ADNOC has announced a 20% sale of its gas pipeline assets to the Abu Dhabi Pension Fund and a regional holding company, ADQ.

FERC Approves Summit Midstream Double E Pipeline

U.S. energy regulators have approved Summit Midstream's Double E pipeline project.

EU Considers Binding Methane Emissions Standards for LNG

The European Union has released a new draft of proposed standards on natural gas within the bloc in an effort to limit methane emissions.

DNV GL Leads Hydrogen Readiness Study for Italian Gas Network

Oil and gas research firm DNV GL has been hired by Italian utility company SGI to assess the feasibility of switching the company's gas distribution network to hydrogen.

BP Says Trans Adriatic Pipeline to be Ready by End of 2020

BP said it expects to begin shipping natural gas on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline by the end of 2020.

IEA Raises 2020 Gas Demand Forecast, Still Expects Record Fall

The International Energy Agency raised its forecast for global LNG demand this year but still expects to see the biggest fall on record due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Equitrans to Evaluate Mountain Valley Pipeline Cost, Timing

Equitrans Midstream said on Monday that the company will evaluate the cost and timing of completing the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline based on current litigation and regulatory approvals.