Gas transmission

FERC Approves TC Energy's 1,377-Mile West Coast Pipeline Expansion

(P&GJ) — Despite strong opposition from environmental activists and high-ranking officials in West Coast states, federal regulators have granted approval for the 1,377-mile (2,216-kilometer) pipeline spanning across Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.

Chesapeake Considers Acquisition of Rival Natural Gas Producer Southwestern Energy

U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. has approached Southwestern Energy, a peer valued by the stock market at $12 billion including debt, about a potential acquisition, people familiar with the matter said.

ADNOC Gas Signs LNG Supply Deal with Japan's JERA

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Gas and Japan's JERA Global Markets signed a two-year LNG agreement valued between $500-700 million, the companies said on Wednesday.

Shell Urges DOE to Approve Energy Transfer’s LNG Export License Application

Shell PLC has submitted a letter to the U.S. Energy Department in support of Energy Transfer's request for a new license to export LNG to countries without free trade agreements with the U.S., saying the pipeline operator is a reliable gas supplier.

New Gas Pipeline Stretching 808 Miles to Murmansk Confirmed by Novatek

(P&GJ) — Novatek, the Russian energy giant, has officially announced its project to construct an extensive 808-mile (1,300-km) gas pipeline reaching Murmansk, Russia. The pipeline project is expected to be able to transport 40 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Marathon Oil Inks 5-Year LNG Deal for Alba Gas in Equatorial Guinea

(P&GJ) — Marathon Oil Corp. has entered into a five-year firm LNG sales agreement with Glencore Energy U.K. Ltd. for a portion of its equity natural gas produced from the Alba Field in Equatorial Guinea.

Petrobras, Excelerate Energy Extend 10-Year Charter for FSRU Sequoia in Brazil

(P&GJ) — Under the agreement, Excelerate will continue to deploy the Sequoia to provide regasification services in Brazil, primarily at the Bahia Regasification Terminal (TR-BA) in Salvador, Bahia.

Finland Terminal Receives First LNG Cargo After Pipeline Breach

A tanker carrying LNG arrived at Finland's Inkoo terminal on Tuesday, vessel tracking data showed, the first such cargo to appear following the Oct. 8 outage of a Finnish-Estonian gas pipeline.

Putin Optimistic About Progress on Power of Siberia 2 Gas Pipeline to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Mongolian counterpart Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh on Tuesday that he believed the Power of Siberia 2 pipeline project to bring Russian gas to China via Mongolia would move ahead at a "good pace."

Kimmeridge Secures Gas Takeaway Deal with Kinder Morgan for Eagle Ford Assets

(P&GJ) — Kimmeridge signed a definitive multiyear transportation agreement with Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC (KMTP) to secure midstream takeaway for its Eagle Ford natural gas, enabling Kimmeridge to deliver natural gas across multiple LNG facilities along the Gulf Coast.

Western Midstream Closes Meritage Acquisition, Adds 1,500 Miles of Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — In the $885 million deal, Western Midstream successfully acquired Meritage's 1,500 miles of high- and low-pressure natural gas gathering pipelines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin.

U.S. Supports Finland, Estonia as It Probes Baltic Gas Pipeline Burst

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday the United States would support Finland and Estonia as they probe damage to a gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable under the Baltic Sea.

Trinidad to Sign Atlantic LNG Restructuring Deal, Boosting Gas Processing

The deal is expected to simplify the ownership structure of the Atlantic LNG project, with Shell and BP soon to hold 45% each and Trinidad's state-run National Gas Company (NGC) holding the remaining 10%.

QatarEnergy, TotalEnergies Sign 27-Year LNG Supply Agreement

Qatar on Wednesday secured its largest and longest European gas supply deal from Doha's massive production expansion project, providing France with up to 3.5 million metric tons of LNG a year for 27 years.

Venture Global Requests FERC Approval to Start Service at Louisiana Calcasieu LNG Plant Amid Customer Disputes

The startup of commercial service at that plant is the subject of several disputes between Venture Global and some of its customers, including units of European energy firms Shell, BP, Edison and Repsol.

Nordics, Baltics Tighten Security at Energy Installations After Baltic Sea Pipe Burst

Norway and Lithuania tightened security at onshore energy installations following Sunday's gas pipeline gas leak in the Baltic Sea, while Finland recommended energy operators to be more aware of security.

Finland's New LNG Terminals Can Compensate for Balticconnector Pipeline Loss

Two new terminals for importing LNG to Finland have enough capacity to cover peak winter demand, making up for supply lost via the damaged Balticconnector pipeline, market observers said on Wednesday.

Orlen Takes Over Polish Segment of Yamal Gas Pipeline, Reducing Gazprom Stake

Orlen is taking over the Polish section of the Yamal gas pipeline, the state-controlled refiner said on Tuesday, meaning Russia's Gazprom will no longer have a stake.

Eni and Partners to Decide on Mozambique LNG Investment by Mid-2024

Italy's Eni SpA hopes to reach a final investment decision on its second floating LNG project in Mozambique by the end of June next year, two sources directly involved with the project said on Tuesday.

Chevron Halts Gas Exports via EMG Pipeline from Israel to Egypt

Chevron has halted natural gas exports through a major subsea pipeline between Israel and Egypt and is supplying gas via an alternative pipeline through Jordan, industry and government sources said on Tuesday.

South Africa's Gas Master Plan Nears Release, Aims to Boost Clean Energy

South Africa's master plan to develop its gas market is finally ready after repeated delays as it aims to reduce its carbon emissions and avoid chronic power outages that have plagued Africa's most developed economy for years.

'Outside Activity' Likely Damaged Gas Pipeline, Telecoms Cable, Finland Says

A subsea gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable connecting Finland and Estonia under the Baltic Sea have been damaged in what may have been a deliberate act, the Finnish government said on Tuesday.

Energy Transfer Pipeline Rupture Sparks Twin Explosions in Garland County

(P&GJ) — In Garland County, Arkansas, emergency teams swiftly responded to a gas pipeline rupture on Oct. 4. Energy Transfer owns the pipeline, and their crews promptly shut down one end of the line while addressing the situation at the other end.

Russia Begins Gas Supplies to Uzbekistan via Kazakhstan

Russia on Saturday started supplying natural gas to Uzbekistan via Kazakhstan, marking the occasion with ceremonies in Moscow and elsewhere attended by the presidents of the three countries and shown on state TV.

Israel Suspends Chevron's Tamar Gas Field Amid Hamas Attacks

Israel has suspended production at the Tamar gas field off its southern coast and will seek alternative fuel sources to meet its needs, the energy ministry said on Monday following three days of violence in the region.

Repairing Finland-Estonia Gas Pipeline May Take Months, Operator Says

Repairing a subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia that was shut on Sunday due to a suspected leak could take months or more if a puncture is confirmed, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid said.

Gas Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia Shut After Suspected Leak

A subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia was shut early on Sunday after an unusual drop in pressure probably caused by a leak, Finnish gas system company Gasgrid and Estonian operator Elering said.

RWE CEO Warns of Gas Supply Risks in Germany

Germany must speed up construction of gas import infrastructure to avoid supply squeezes, the CEO of the country's largest utility told news outlet WirtschaftsWoche, adding the risk of soaring energy prices had not been fully contained.

Tellurian Asks FERC for 3-Year Extension to Finish Louisiana Driftwood LNG Export Plant

U.S. energy company Tellurian Inc. has asked federal energy regulators for more time to build its Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Louisiana.

UAE's ADNOC Awards $17 Billion of Contracts for Gas Project, Including Subsea Pipelines

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Thursday it had awarded contracts worth about $16.94 billion for a gas project that aims to operate with net zero carbon dioxide emissions, adding it would be the first in the world to do so.