Gas

Kinder Morgan Gets OK to Put Last Elba Island LNG Unit in Service

The Federal Energy Regulatory Energy Commission has granted a request from Kinder Morgan to put the final train at its Elba Island LNG plant into service.

Philippine Energy Chief Says LNG Projects Still on Track Despite Virus Delays

Four LNG import projects in the Philippines are still on track for approval despite "minor delays" due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country's energy secretary said on Thursday.

Phillips 66 Shuts More Louisiana Facilities, Pipelines as Hurricane Approaches

Phillips 66 announced it is closing additional facilities in Louisiana in preparation of Hurricane Laura's landfall on Wednesday evening.

Investigation into Baltimore Explosion Finds Gas Utility Equipment Not to Blame

An investigation by Baltimore Gas and Electric into a recent fatal gas explosion in the city discovered that the company's pipes and equipment were not responsible for the blast.

Bodies of Remaining 2 Missing in Texas Port Explosion Found

The bodies of the 2 crew members from a dredging vessel who were missing after the ship struck a pipeline causing an explosion on Friday have been found.

Blackstone to Sell 40% Stake in Cheniere Limited Partnership

The Blackstone Group announced on Monday that it will sell about 40% of its stake in its limited partnership with Cheniere Energy.

Draft of EU Methane Strategy Shies Away from Binding Emissions Standards

A draft of the European Union's strategy to reduce methane emissions in the region will not impose binding standards on natural gas imported and sold in the bloc.

Kinder Morgan Says Last Unit at Georgia Elba Island LNG Plant Ready

Kinder Morgan has asked regulators for permission to put its 10th and final train at Elba Island LNG facility in Georgia into service.

4 People Missing After Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion at Texas Port

Four people are missing after a dredging vessel hit a natural gas pipeline causing an explosion at a port in Texas.

Mexico Asks Sempra to Build Second LNG Facility in Return for Approving Permit

The Mexican government has asked Sempra Energy to build a second LNG export facility in the country in return for approving a permit to build an initial facility.

Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco Mariner East 2 NGL Pipeline for Drilling Fluid Spills

Pennsylvania has fined Energy Transfer for drilling fluid spills during the construction of its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline.

Rule Allowing LNG Rail Shipments in U.S. Challenged in Court

A new PHMSA rule allowing for LNG shipments by rail, set to take effect in the coming days is being challenged by a group of environmental organizations.

European Personnel Firms Awarded Work on Baltic Pipe Project

Three European oil and gas personnel firms have been awarded contracts to supply workers to assist construction on the EU-backed Baltic Pipe Project.

Kinder Morgan Reroutes Portion of Permian Pipeline, Reaffirms Commitment

Texas energy firm Kinder Morgan remains committed to its Permian Highway Pipeline and has agreed to reroute a short portion of the project after experiencing drilling fluid spills and notable opposition in recent months.

U.S. Natural Gas Futures Jump to 8-Month High on Rising LNG Exports, Hot Weather

U.S. natural gas futures jumped to an eight-month high on Tuesday on rising liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports and forecasts for high air conditioning demand over the next two weeks.

Gas Pipeline to China's First Major Independent LNG Terminal Complete

Work has been completed on a subsea gas pipeline connecting the country's first major privately owned terminal with a local gas grid.

Tellurian Cuts Pipelines to Reduce Phase 1 Costs at U.S. LNG Export Plant

Tellurian has announced it is cutting three pipeline projects to reduce costs for its Driftwood LNG export facility in Louisiana.

Australia Bucks the Global Trend, Goes with Natural Gas Over Renewables: Russell

Australia's conservative government appears to be pivoting away from backing coal for future energy needs but hasn't quite made it all the way to renewables, instead waylaying into natural gas.

EU 'Highly Concerned' by U.S. Stance on Nord Stream Pipeline

A delegation of members within the European Union has raised concerns with the U.S. state department regarding sanctions imposed by the country on companies involved in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S. energy regulators granted Delfin LNG a second one-year extension until September 2021, to complete its proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility off the coast of Louisiana.

Replacing Aging Pipe Remains a Big Source for Work

With so many companies involved in natural gas distribution (P&GJ reports on more than 300 such companies, ranging in size from 6 million to a few hundred customers in the Annual 500 Report in November), this summary of ongoing infrastructure replacement projects is not an all-inclusive overview of activity.

Alaska LNG Faced Challenges from Within State

Amid the state-led push for Alaska’s LNG project, the loudest challenges to the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) within Alaska came from the city of Valdez and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, both of which promoted sites within their own municipality as preferable to building the LNG terminal in Nikiski.

Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects in Nigeria that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipeline is the latest example.

Developers Cancel Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the long-delayed, 600-mile (965-km) Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled the multistate natural gas project, citing recurring litigation, permitting uncertainties and mounting costs.

Gas Utility Pushes Back in Court on California Energy Policy Document

Southern California Gas is asking a state court to force the revision of a document being used by the government to phase out natural gas in California.

Equitrans Confirms 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Despite Permit Denial

Equitrans has confirmed its 2021 target in-service date for its Mountain Valley Southgate natural gas pipeline even after North Carolina authorities denied a water permit for the project.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $30 million in funding to develop technology to rehabilitate aging natural gas pipelines.

PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an amended construction plan for Enbridge's PennEast natural gas pipeline.

Sempra Energy Says Cameron LNG Plant Launches Full Commercial Operations

Sempra Energy has announced that its $10 billion Cameron LNG export facility in Louisiana has entered full commercial operations.