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Editor’s Notebook: Alaska’s Long Road Back

(P&GJ) — With the Biden administration’s recent approval of exports from a proposed LNG project and the rejection of a lawsuit challenging construction of related infrastructure, prospects may again be looking up again for the Final Frontier.

World’s Top LNG Players Push for More, But Greener, Gas Investments

Current investments in gas infrastructure are falling short of what is needed, officials at an industry conference in Japan said on Wednesday, citing the role they say the fuel has to play in both global energy security and the transition to net zero.

Enterprise Products Begins Service at New Midland Basin Gas Processing Plant

(P&GJ) — The new plant, the company’s sixth in the Midland Basin, has a nameplate capacity of 300 million cubic feet per day and can extract more than 40,000 barrels of natural gas liquids per day.

EU Considers Gas Imports from Argentina, Document Shows

The European Union is considering possible gas imports from Argentina, a net gas importer that plans to expand domestic production, a draft document showed.

Indian Oil Signs Long Term LNG Import Deals with ADNOC LNG, TotalEnergies

Indian Oil Corp., the country's top refiner, has signed long-term LNG import deals with United Arab Emirates' s Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co. Ltd. (ADNOC LNG) and France's TotalEnergies.

Iraq-Iran Gas-for-Oil Barter Would Likely Violate US Sanctions

A barter of Iranian natural gas for Iraqi oil as described by the Iraqi prime minister this week would likely violate U.S. sanctions on Tehran unless the U.S. issued a waiver permitting it, three former U.S. officials said on Thursday.

Shell Inks 12-Year LNG Supply Deal with Morocco

The ministry said that the gas will initially be transported from Spanish ports using a gas pipeline that links the two countries until Morocco builds its own LNG terminals.

Gas Executive: Chevron Opted to Buy Versus Build US LNG Processing

Chevron Corp. is comfortable with buying U.S. LNG on long-term contracts rather than constructing its own U.S. domestic export facility, said Freeman Shaheen, the company's head of global gas.

Mountain Valley Asks US Supreme Court to Vacate Stays Halting Pipeline

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC asked the U.S. Supreme Court in a filing on Friday to vacate stays imposed by a federal court halting construction of a portion of its West Virginia-to-Virginia natural gas pipeline.

German Oil Refinery Wants $448 Million in State Aid for Pipeline Upgrade

German oil refinery PCK Schwedt has applied to the economy ministry for $448.2 million in state aid to help it upgrade the Rostock-Schwedt pipeline, the local authority in Brandenburg said on Tuesday following a meeting at the facility.

Energy Transfer Signs Deals for Louisiana Lake Charles Export Plant

The agreements come even though the U.S. Department of Energy has so far refused to extend Lake Charles' authorization to sell LNG to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries beyond December 2025.

TC Energy Urges Canada to Speed Permits for Energy Transition Projects

TC Energy has more than 20,000 kilometers (14,300 miles) of pipeline in western Canada that could be repurposed to carry carbon dioxide for sequestration underground or transport low-emissions hydrogen, CEO Francois Poirier said.

NextDecade Makes Final Investment Decision on Rio Grande LNG Phase 1

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) firm NextDecade said on Wednesday it has made a positive final investment decision (FID) to construct the first three liquefaction trains (Phase 1) at its Rio Grande LNG export facility.

Kinder Morgan Expanding Eagle Ford Pipeline Systems, Supplying 2 Bcf/d of Gas to Gulf Coast Markets

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan and Howard Energy Partners have announced plans to expand their respective Eagle Ford natural gas transportation systems, which is expected to add up to 2 Bcf/d of natural gas to U.S. Gulf Coast markets.

EIA: Appalachian Natural Gas Output Stagnated in 2022 on Pennsylvania Declines

Natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin, which accounts for a majority of U.S. output, was nearly flat last year as drilling efficiency at Pennsylvania's wells dropped for the first time since 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.

Qatar Expects Record Volume of LNG Offtake Signings This Year

About 40% of new global LNG output will come from Qatar by 2029, said Minister of Energy Saad al-Kaabi at the LNG 2023 conference. The country last year approved expansion projects that will boost its LNG output by 64% to 126 million tons per year by 2027.

Pinnacle Midstream to Double Midland Basin Processing Capacity

(P&GJ) — Houston-based Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday announced it has reached a final investment decision (FID) to expand its operations in the gas-rich Midland Basin with the construction of a 220 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant.

BP Settles US Natural Gas Market Manipulation Case for $10.8 Million

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) alleged that BP violated the Natural Gas Act by manipulating the next-day gas market at Houston Ship Channel from mid-September through Nov. 30, 2008.

Sempra Expects US to Approve Permit Extension for Cameron LNG Plant

Sempra Infrastructure likely will ask the U.S. Department of Energy for an export license extension for its Cameron LNG facility expansion, President Dan Brouillette said on Monday.

Cheniere Shunning Panama Canal for Longer LNG Routes to Asia

Top U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy is shunning the Panama Canal to transport LNG to Asia because the market is not supporting use of the waterway, said Chief Operating Officer Corey Grindal on Monday.

UK's Centrica Signs 15-Year, $8 Billion LNG Supply Deal with Delfin Midstream

The long-term supply deal for 1 million tonnes of LNG a year from Delfin's planned Deepwater Port off the coast of Louisiana has a market value of $8 billion.

Equitrans Midstream Weighing Options as Court Blocks Mountain Valley Project

Pipeline operator Equitrans Midstream said on Tuesday it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appellate court halted construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline project in the Jefferson National Forest.

Uniper Chief Says Flexible Duration LNG Contracts Key for Europe

Shorter-duration contracts for LNG purchases will be important for Europe's diversifying supply given uncertainty about long-term gas demand, the new chief executive of German utility Uniper said on Monday.

Argentina Inaugurates Key Gas Pipeline to Reverse Energy Deficit

The completion of the first stage of the gas pipeline, which starts in Neuquen province and reaches Buenos Aires province, adds 11 million cubic meters of gas per day.

Pipeline Construction Stalls Startup of Indian LNG Terminal

The terminal was completed in March, but its commissioning has been delayed as a 40-km (25-mile) pipeline link to an existing network meant for consumer sales is not yet ready.

Iraq, TotalEnergies Sign $27 Billion Oil, Gas, Renewables Deal

The deal includes the Gas Growth Integrated Project (GGIP), which aims to improve the country's electricity supply by recovering flared gas at three oilfields and using the gas to supply power plants, helping to reduce Iraq's import bill.

ADNOC Invests $1.34 Billion in 186-Mile Expansion of UAE Gas Pipeline Network

(P&GJ) — ADNOC Gas is set to revolutionize natural gas distribution in the Northern Emirates of the United Arab Emirates with an ambitious expansion plan, increasing its pipeline network by approximately 300 km (186 miles) from over 3,200 km (1,988 miles) to over 3,500 km (2,174 miles).

Edison CEO: 1,242-Mile EastMed Pipeline Project Still Viable

A project to build a 2,000-km (1,242-mile) pipeline to bring natural gas from East Mediterranean fields to Europe is still alive, the CEO of Italian energy group Edison said on Friday.

German Parliament Backs Fast-Track Plans for LNG Terminals

Germany's lower house of parliament on Friday passed a legal reform to speed up the construction of LNG terminals off the Baltic Sea coast, defying resistance from local governments and environmental groups.

Trinidad and Tobago Signs Preliminary Energy Agreement with Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago has been searching for ways to expand its natural gas supplies. The Caribbean nation can process some 4.2 Bcf/d of gas into LNG and petrochemicals, but its current output is less than 2.7 Bcf/d of gas, according to government statistics.