Gas transmission

Sypris Wins Award for Venture Global's CP2 LNG Terminal and Express Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Sypris Technologies Inc. has won an award for specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Venture Global CP2 LNG export terminal and the Venture Global CP Express natural gas pipeline project.

Benin's 1,200-Mile Niger Pipeline Project Unaffected by Sanctions Over Coup

Benin said on Thursday that work on a major oil pipeline linking it with neighboring Niger has not been impacted by sanctions imposed on Niamey by leaders of West Africa's regional bloc over last week's military coup, although it could mean a delay.

SGN Project to Repurpose UK Gas Pipeline to Carry Hydrogen Gets Green Light

The $38 million project will trial 100% hydrogen gas through a 30-km (19-mile) decommissioned gas pipeline between Grangemouth and Granton in Scotland.

Israel Energy Minister Backs More Natural Gas Exports

Israel's energy minister said on Wednesday that more of the country's natural gas reserves should be earmarked for export, amid renewed interest in offshore exploration and an ongoing debate on whether the gas should be kept for domestic use.

Enterprise Starts New Texas NGL Fractionator, Adding 150,000 bpd of Capacity

(P&GJ) — Enterprise Products Partners LP has announced the start of service at its 12th natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator in Chambers County, Texas, adding an incremental 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) of nameplate capacity.

Restart Delayed at Texas Coal Unit Linked to Petra Nova CCS Project

The coal unit had hosted the $1 billion Petra Nova carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) plant, which sent the carbon dioxide gas about 80 miles (130 km) by pipeline, where it was pumped into an aging oilfield to boost output, a technique known as enhanced oil recovery.

Equitrans to Begin Construction on Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — On Monday, FERC issued the Notice to Proceed, signaling Equitrans' imminent commencement of construction. The expansion project is designed to enhance deliverability on its Ohio Valley Connector pipeline, bolstering its capacity by approximately 350 MMcf/d.

Equitrans' 303-Mile Mountain Valley Pipeline on Track to Be Completed by Year-End 2023

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream on Tuesday said it still expects to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of the year despite being tangled in numerous court fights since construction began in 2018.

Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass 2 Project Gets Final U.S. Environmental Nod

Venture Global LNG's proposed Calcasieu Pass 2 project in Louisiana has received FERC's environmental approval, clearing the way for a final vote by the commission on expanding the company's natural gas liquefaction facility.

BP Sign 10-Year LNG Supply Agreement with OMV

(P&GJ) — BP and OMV have signed a long-term sale and purchase agreement covering the supply of up to 1 million tonnes of LNG per year for ten years from 2026.

TC Energy to Spin Off Oil Pipeline Business, Focus on Natural Gas

North American pipeline company TC Energy, which has been seeking to sell assets and cut debt, said on Thursday it would spin off its oil pipeline business and focus on transporting natural gas, saying the businesses would be more valuable apart.

Wintershall Dea CEO Says Exiting Russia Gets Harder by the Day

Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Dea, stated that the company's exit from Russia, announced in January, is challenging due to deep ties, including a stake in the Nord Stream gas pipeline shipping gas directly from Russia to Germany.

Supreme Court Approves Completion of 303-Mile Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

The justices granted Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC's request to lift stays imposed by a lower court that had halted construction of a final short section of the 303-mile (488-km) natural gas pipeline. That section is a 3.5-mile (5.6-km) corridor through the federally owned Jefferson National Forest.

354-Mile Vaca Muerta Pipeline Needs Investment to Deliver Argentina's Gas Dreams, Experts Say

Argentina could export the same amount of gas it consumes — about 2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) — annually, but that would require investments of $40 billion, Javier Iguacel, Argentina's former energy minister, said.

EQT in Deal with Energy Transfer Louisiana Lake Charles LNG Export Plant

EQT, the biggest U.S. natural gas producer, entered into an LNG agreement with U.S. energy firm Energy Transfer's proposed Lake Charles LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Maryland Cove Point LNG Feedgas Drops After TC Energy’s Gas Pipe Explodes in Virginia

The shutdown of part of Canadian energy company TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Virginia after a fire on Tuesday has reduced the amount of gas flowing to the Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland, the plant told customers.

Spain's Enagas to Gauge Hydrogen Appetite as It Seeks EU Subsidies

Spanish natural gas grid operator Enagas is to start gathering data on hydrogen supply and demand as it moves forward with plans for national and international hydrogen pipelines it expects will get significant European Union subsidies.

Black Bear's AlaTenn Pipeline Commences Gas Deliveries to New Power Plant Units

(P&GJ) — Black Bear's AlaTenn pipeline system has started delivering natural gas supply for the commissioning of three new natural gas-fueled power plant units in Alabama’s Colbert County.

TC Energy's Columbia Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Virginia's Interstate 81

(P&GJ) — A gas line explosion occurred near Strasburg, Virginia, in rural western Virginia, not far from Interstate 81. The incident took place on Tuesday morning and was promptly responded to by local officials, according to The Associated Press.

Changing Ownership Structure of Africa’s Pipeline Companies

(P&GJ) – Recent buying and selling of upstream oil and gas assets in Africa has opened new growth opportunities for the region’s pipeline market as new players make entry into the management and ownership structure of existing pipeline operating companies.

Developments in Custody Transfer Metering of Natural Gas

(P&GJ) — Natural gas has become an even more important energy source as the world looks to transition away from coal-fired power plants. Natural gas emits about half of the carbon emissions as coal, so it has many countries looking to adopt it as a larger part of their energy infrastructure.

Managing Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Volumes

(P&GJ) — Lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas is a calculated value that compares the amount of gas coming into a system (purchased) to the amount of gas leaving that system (sold or otherwise accounted for). Although LAUF is often equated to leaking pipes and equipment, leaks generally only represent a small portion of the value.

Importance of Moisture Analysis in Pipeline Transportation

(P&GJ) — Nearly every substance is affected by moisture, which can alter physical, chemical and electrical properties. When transporting hydrocarbons such as natural gas, the presence of moisture in the pressurized stream can create serious problems.

Venezuela Expects to Sign Gas Licenses by Year-End, Oil Minister Says

Venezuelan expects to sign licenses by year-end for developing the nation's vast natural gas reserves, oil minister Pedro Tellechea said on Friday, even amid U.S. sanctions.

Natural Gas Pipeline at Risk as Wildfire Sweeps Through Washington County

The Newell Road Wildfire has already destroyed several structures in the area and is threatening homes, farms, crops and livestock, solar and wind farms and a natural gas pipeline, county emergency officials said.

Wary of 2022 Crisis, Asian Buyers to Build Strategic Gas Reserves

Governments across Asia are formulating strategic natural gas reserve policies, building new terminals and storage tanks as buffers against supply disruptions following last year's energy crisis that sent global prices soaring to a record high.

Vietnam Approves $11.4 Billion Plan to Expand Fuel Storage Capacity by 2030

The investment would raise the country's crude oil and refined fuel storage capacity to 75 to 80 days of net imports, according to the plan signed by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on Tuesday.

Cheniere Energy Plans to Build New Gas Pipeline to Feed LNG Expansion in Louisiana

Cheniere Energy Inc., the largest U.S. LNG exporter, says it may build a new pipeline to link its Louisiana expansion project to other pipelines in major shale-gas producing regions as it seeks to diversify its risk.

Global Construction Update: LNG Markets, Resurgent China Kindle Pipeline Projects

(PGJ) — Global midstream markets continue to face near-term headwinds and economic uncertainties, but Europe’s rapid transition from Russian energy and projected higher demand in Asia continue to drive midstream expansion in those regions and others that supply them.

New Leak Detection Rules for Pipelines Proposed

(P&GJ) — The federal pipeline safety agency has proposed major changes to its leak detection, based not on concerns about safety but rather in order to reduce methane emissions based on their contribution to climate change.