Gas transmission

Black Bear Transmission Acquires Ozark Natural Gas Transmission Business from Enbridge

Black Bear Transmission has acquired Enbridge's Ozark gas transmission businesses.

Cheniere Applies to Begin Service on Midship Pipeline

Cheniere has applied to the U.S. FERC to begin service on its Midship natural gas pipeline.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

Greece Receives 9 Bids for Stake in Gas Supplier

Greece has received nine non-binding bids for the sale of a 65% stake in DEPA, its dominant gas supplier.

BlackRock Withdraws Bid for ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets — Sources

Sources report that investment firm BlackRock has dropped out of the bidding for ADNOC's gas pipeline assets.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Shell, INOX India Sign MoU for LNG Distribution

Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India's INOX to deliver LNG to customers not connected to distribution pipelines.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project cleared another legal hurdle in Germany last week.

Eni, SONATRACH Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni announced it has successfully completed the construction of the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in the south-eastern part of Algeria.

TC Energy Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Pioneer Pipeline

TC Energy announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., has executed an exclusive letter of intent with Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Inc. and TransAlta Corporation to purchase the Pioneer Pipeline for $255 million.

Kazakhstan Decreases Gas Supplies to China

Kazakhstan has reduced natural gas supplies to China by 20-25%, Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev said on Wednesday, after importer PetroChina issued a force majeure notice to suppliers this month.

Brazil's Petrobras to Begin Sales Process for NTS Pipeline Stake: Executive

Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will begin the process this month to sell its 10% stake in gas pipeline firm Nova Transportadora do Sudeste SA (NTS), according to Anelise Lara, the oil company’s director of gas and refining.

Pipeline Upgrades to Increase Natural Gas Flows into New England — EIA

Several natural gas pipeline upgrades are either planned or under construction in New England, which will increase deliverability into the region over the next several years, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Kinder Morgan Uncertain About Permian Pass Pipeline

U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc said its proposed Permian Pass natural gas pipeline in Texas faced an uncertain future since no customers for the project have been lined up in the current low-price environment.

PetroChina Suspends Gas Contracts as Coronavirus Hits Demand — Sources

PetroChina has suspended some natural gas imports, including LNG and pipeline gas, as a seasonal plunge in demand adds to the impact on consumption from the coronavirus outbreak.

Nigeria to Back $2.59 Billion AKK Gas Pipeline with Sovereign Guarantee

Nigeria will issue a sovereign guarantee to back the bulk of a gas pipeline that is a core part of the government's energy strategy, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said on Wednesday.

ONEOK to Expand Elk Creek Pipeline

ONEOK has announced plans to expand two of its natural gas pipelines by the end of Q1 2020, including the Elk Creek Pipeline.

ExxonMobil, Indian Oil, Chart Industries to Develop Virtual Gas Pipelines for India

Chart Industries, Inc. has signed a Letter of Cooperation with ExxonMobil India LNG, and Indian Oil Corporation to develop virtual LNG pipelines in India.

U.S. Supreme Court Leans Toward Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to find that the federal government had authority to grant a right of way for a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

Energy Transfer Signs NGL Transportation, Processing Agreement

Energy Transfer LP said on Wednesday it signed agreements with an undisclosed company for the gathering, processing, transportation and fractionation of natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the Eagle Ford shale basin through 2034, and the Delaware basin through 2040.

Enbridge to Purchase Rio Bravo Pipeline from NextDecade

NextDecade Corporation and Enbridge announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Enbridge will acquire Rio Bravo Pipeline Company, LLC from NextDecade.

Ameren Illinois Plans $64 Million Pipeline Upgrades

Ameren Illinois said it will replace 12 miles of aging natural gas pipeline in two Illinois locations for a combined cost of $64 million as part of its planned system upgrades around the state.

Texas Railroad Commission Adopts New Pipeline Safety Rules

Texas regulators have adopted new safety rules that prohibit natural gas distribution pipeline operators from installing underground cast iron, wrought iron or bare steel pipelines.

NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG Receives Non-FTA Export Authorization

NextDecade Corporation has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has issued an order granting authorization to export liquefied natural gas from its Rio Grande LNG facility to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries.

Williams Completes Gateway Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Williams placed its Gateway Expansion into full service 11 months ahead of schedule through “expedited project execution and construction,” boosting natural gas deliveries to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast by 65,000 MMcf/d, in time for the winter heating season.

Bulgaria Starts Receiving Gas from TurkStream, Bypassing Ukraine

Bulgaria started receiving natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom via Turkey on January 1 and will no longer use the route through Ukraine and Romania, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said.

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

CenterPoint Energy has announced an agreement to sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services for $850 million in cash, subject to customary price adjustments.

FortisBC Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade Project

Michels Canada is working with gas distribution company FortisBC to complete a two-year project to upgrade 12.4 miles (20 km) of the Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade (LMIPSU), which serves more than 210,000 customers in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam. Already one of the most densely populated areas in Canada, metropolitan Vancouver’s population is nearing 2.5 million people and continues to rise.

Qatargas Signs Long Term SPA to Supply LNG To Kuwait

Qatargas has announced the signing of a new, long term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of LNG to the State of Kuwait, commencing this year.