Gas transmission

Philippines Greenlights Seventh LNG Project, Gears Up for Gas Imports

The Philippines' Department of Energy said on Friday it has approved a $67-million LNG import terminal project, the country's seventh such facility, as it gears up for the launch of its liquefied natural gas industry this year.

Supply Chain Woes Loom Large for Oil, Gas Sectors

(P&GJ) — In the fall of 2022, the Chicago-based Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) joined with the respected global accounting and consulting firm KPMG International to create an index for measuring the sustainability of the global supply chain, accompanied by a report that included some sobering conclusions. It summarized the past two years as producing a doubling of the stress level on global supply deliveries.

Value of Routing Studies for New Natural Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — When natural gas pipeline owners announce their preferred route for a new pipeline, permitting bodies and other stakeholders inevitably ask, “Why here?” By conducting a methodical routing study that produces data-driven and experience-tested route alternatives, owners obtain supporting data and documentation they can use to formulate a response and help obtain buy-in.

Supply Chain Solutions for Natural Gas Leak Detection

(P&GJ) — Now more than ever, utilities, governments and pipeline companies are incentivized to secure their supplies of natural gas from production all the way to the meter. Leak detection and emissions reduction are critical components of an optimized natural gas distribution system.

Russian Gas Exports to Europe Plunge 22% in January - Reuters

Daily pipeline gas exports by Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom to Europe fell 22% in the first half of January compared with December amid milder than usual weather, Reuters calculations show.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Beats Profit Estimates; CEO to Step Down

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday announced fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, topping analysts' estimates, and said long-time CEO Steve Kean will step down after eight years in the role.

Opero Energy Wins Gas-Treating Contract for NG3 Development in Haynesville Basin

(P&GJ) — With 4,000 miles of pipeline and seven processing plants, Momentum Midstream’s New Generation Gas Gathering (NG3) project in the Haynesville Shale will have an initial treating capacity of 1.7 Bcf/d, expandable to 2.2 Bcf/d, and will also include a carbon capture and sequestration component.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2023

(P&GJ) — Seldom has a new year arrived with the degree of supply and demand uncertainty facing global energy markets at the start of 2023. Pipeline & Gas Journal's annual survey of global construction activity reflects a renewed emphasis on energy security after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Bulgaria Signs 13-Year Gas Deal with Turkey

Under the new 13-year agreement, Bulgargaz would be able to use Turkey's LNG terminals for cargo shipments, which would be transported via Botas's gas network to Bulgaria.

Analysis: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Shale Boom Running Out of Road

Argentina’s booming shale production in Vaca Muerta, a formation that rivals the United States’ Permian Basin, is at risk of running out of road as infrastructure to handle the oil and gas nears capacity, threatening to put the brakes on rapid growth.

Putin Plans to Increase Gas Sales to China

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would increase gas supplies to "the East", particularly China, and set prices for sales to Europe using an electronic platform.

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary Agree to Boost Gas Grid Interconnections

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary agreed on Thursday to upgrade the interconnection and transport capacity of their gas grids, part of their long-standing efforts to diversify gas sources and boost their role in Europe's energy supply chain.

Denmark's Orsted Signs Deal for Norwegian Gas via Baltic Pipe

Orsted AS has signed a supply deal for Norwegian gas from Equinor to be delivered via the newly constructed Baltic Pipe, cushioning the impact of Russian gas cuts on Danish energy markets.

Indonesia Expects New Gas Supply Deal with Singapore

Indonesia expects to sign a new long-term contract next week to supply Singapore with piped natural gas via the Grissik-Batam-Singapore Pipeline, its energy minister said.

Serbia Plans Nearly $12 Billion in Pipeline, Energy Projects

Serbia's new government plans to invest 12 billion euros ($11.83 billion) in energy projects, including oil and gas pipelines and increased power production capacity, prime minister designate Ana Brnabic told parliament on Tuesday.

How Germany is Replacing Russian Gas

Germany, Europe's biggest economy and historically a major importer of Russian gas, is scrambling to secure alternative supplies following a plunge in flows from Russia since its invasion of Ukraine.

Analysis-Pipeline Blasts Leave Nord Stream in Insurance Limbo

With the mystery of the blasts that destroyed undersea gas pipelines between Russia and Germany unsolved, Nord Stream 1's insurers and reinsurers are grappling with how to respond to hundreds of millions of dollars in potential claims.

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.

Pipeline Capacity Growth Fuels Record Haynesville Gas Production

Natural gas production from the Haynesville shale reached record highs in late 2021 and remained relatively strong in early 2022 on greater takeaway capacity and demand, a new government report revealed Wednesday.

Ukraine: Russian Troops Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Kharkiv

Ukraine said Russian troops have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, but Gazprom says flows to Europe are unaffected.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Argentina Launches Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina's government launched a tender on Wednesday for the construction of the first stage of a new natural gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Russian Gas Exports to Europe Unaffected by Ukraine Pipeline Blast

Russian gas supplies to Europe were not affected after part of a gas pipeline near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine caught fire late on Friday, a Ukrainian gas official said.

TAP Pipeline Could Boost Capacity a Year Early

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is ready to expand its capacity one year in advance if needed to meet market demand, Managing Director Luca Schieppati said.

Baltic States 'Working Closely Together' to Prepare for Russian Gas Cut

Energy companies and governments in the Baltic states are cooperating to prepare for a possible cut in Russian natural gas supplies amid tensions over Ukraine and concerns about gas supplies to Europe.

Putin Hails $118B of China Deals as Russia Squares Off with West

President Vladimir Putin unveiled new Russian oil and gas deals with China worth an estimated $117.5 billion on Friday, promising to ramp up Russia's Far East exports at a time of heightened tension with European customers over Ukraine.

Eastbound Gas Flows Resume on Russian Yamal-Europe Pipeline

Gas flows from Germany to Poland resumed on Wednesday evening via the Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas westwards into Europe, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Yamal Pipeline Gas Halts After Hints of Westbound Flows

Natural gas supplies between Poland and Germany via the Russian Yamal-Europe pipeline came to a halt on Wednesday, dashing expectations it was about to pump gas west for the first time since December.

Yamal Gas Pipeline Set to Resume Westbound Flows to Germany

Russian gas giant Gazprom was set to resume westbound gas flows from Poland to Germany on Tuesday via the Yamal pipeline, restoring the normal flows after the route was reversed in December and sent gas prices in Europe to all-time highs.