Infrastructure

Kremlin Rejects Claims Russia Attacked Nord Stream Gas Pipelines

The Kremlin on Wednesday said claims that Russia was somehow behind a possible attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines were stupid, adding that the United States had opposed the pipelines and its companies had made big profits supplying gas to Europe.

Mysterious Gas Leaks from Russian Pipelines to Europe Raise Sabotage Fears

Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.

TotalEnergies to Support New Gas Project in Argentina with 21-Mile Pipeline

The Fenix field will be developed through three horizontal wells, drilled from a new unmanned platform in 70 m (229 ft) water depth. The gas will be transported through a 35-km (21-mile) pipeline to the TotalEnergies-operated Véga Pleyade platform and treated onshore at the Rio Cullen and Cañadon Alfa plants, also operated by the company.

Russia’s Gazprom Loads First Cargo from New Portovaya LNG Plant

Russia's energy giant Gazprom has loaded its first cargo from the Portovaya LNG plant close to the Russia-Finland border, which has a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum.

Explainer: Does China Need More Russian Gas via the Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline?

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with his counterparts from China and Mongolia on Thursday, where they discussed a major new infrastructure project, Power-of-Siberia 2, to deliver gas to China via Mongolia.

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Valves

(P&GJ) — Oils processing occurs in multiple stages and requires specialized piping systems to handle different fluids. Additionally, oils and their products are explosive, with traces of hazardous gases. As such, valves and other components of the piping systems must provide leak and emission-free transportation of fluids.

Sources: BlackRock Pursuing Investors Ahead of Bond Sale for Aramco’s Pipeline Network

BlackRock Inc. has held meetings with investors in London to drum up interest in a bond sale to begin refinancing a $13.4 billion loan that backed the asset manager's deal to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco's gas pipelines network, two sources said on Tuesday.

Reducing Carbon Footprints at Oil, Gas Infrastructures

(P&GJ) — The energy and resources industry is undergoing one of the most significant shifts in generations. This transition is toward green energy – or renewable energy created from natural resources – that does not release greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during production.

Central African Nations Enter Deal to Construct Over 4,000 Miles of Pipeline

Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures with the intent to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles) as well as LNG terminals and at least three refineries.

Williams Acquires Texas Natural Gas Pipeline for $423 Million

The $423 million transaction, which closed on August 31, 2022, includes approximately 80 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines and 36 Bcf of natural gas storage in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Italgas Completes DEPA Infrastructure Deal, Acquires 4,700 Miles of Gas Network

The Italian group, which runs about 74,000 km (46,000 miles) of regulated gas pipelines, clinched the deal last year and said it would invest $8.6 billion to 2028 to expand and digitize the Greek gas grid DEPA Infrastructure, which holds stakes in Greece's three main gas distribution operators, which together manage 7,500 km (4,700 miles) of gas network.

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

The pipeline system consists of 97 miles of easements and has been approved to move 500,000 bbl/day of produced water that run from Lovington, New Mexico south to Monahans, Texas. Currently, the Rail Runner project has 150,000 bbl/day of available disposal volume with plans to expand that capacity up to 500,000 bbl/day.

Sources: YPF, Petronas Expected to Enter Deal to Build New Gas Pipeline in Argentina

Argentine oil company YPF and Malaysian state energy firm Petronas are in talks over plans to build a new gas pipeline in the South American nation and an LNG plant, a source close to YPF told Reuters on Thursday.

Perspective: Agencies with Power to Approve Pipelines Need a Reality Check

Federal regulators with the power to approve natural gas pipelines need to make judgment calls on everything from how pipelines will affect farmland to how much methane will leak. When real-world data comes in that contradicts predictions, regulators ought to reevaluate their decisions in the light of new facts.

Croatia Set to Spend $182.3 Million to Build New Gas Pipeline, Double Capacity

The new gas pipeline, estimated to cost $156 million, will connect the towns of Zlobin and Bosiljevo in northwestern Croatia, the Croatian government said, adding that LNG capacity on the northern Adriatic island of Krk will increase from 2.6 to 6.1 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

Australia's Santos Buys Underground Gas Pipeline to Offset Supply Crunch

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Thursday it had bought a company that owns an approved underground pipeline route and would work with infrastructure developers to build the planned 883-km (550-mile) pipeline, which was approved to run from the Wallumbilla gas supply hub in Queensland to New South Wales.

TC Energy, Mexican Utility Sign Deal to Build $4.5 Billion Gas Pipeline

TC Energy Corp. said on Thursday it had struck a deal with a Mexican state utility to develop a $4.5 billion natural gas pipeline. The offshore Southeast Gateway Pipeline will supply natural gas to Mexico's central and southeast regions, the Canadian pipeline operator added.

Enterprise to Build Two Natural Gas Plants, Expand Shin Oak Pipeline System in Permian

Enterprise Products Partners LP has unveiled plans to build two natural gas processing plants and expand the Shin Oak natural gas liquid pipeline system in the Permian Basin to further support ongoing production growth in the basin.

Exxon Mobil Awards TechnipFMC Contract for Gas to Energy Project in Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an Exxon Mobil affiliate to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea risers and pipelines for its gas-to-energy project in Guyana.

Enbridge Set to Invest $1.5 Billion in Pacific Energy's Woodfibre LNG Project

Canada's Enbridge Inc. said on Friday it will invest $1.5 billion in the joint construction and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project and also said it will spend an additional $2.1 billion on new projects, including expansions of its British Columbia and Texas gas pipeline systems.

TC Energy Hikes 416-Mile Gas Pipeline Cost 70% to Nearly $9 Billion

TC Energy Corp. said it expects its Coastal GasLink pipeline project to cost $8.72 billion, nearly 70% higher than initially budgeted. First announced in 2018, the 416-mile pipeline is being built to transport natural gas across Canada.

Howard Energy to Expand South Texas Natural Gas Transportation System

Through a combination of ongoing enhancements to existing systems and new greenfield pipelines, Howard Energy Partners plans to nearly double throughput capacity to a total of up to 2 Bcf/d from the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford shale plays in and around Webb County, Texas.

NTT to Study Hydrogen Transportation Through Existing Pipelines

NTT Anode Energy Corp. has launched a research and development project to study safety measures for the mass transportation of hydrogen through existing pipeline infrastructure.

Snam, Edison Team Up to Develop Small-Scale LNG Market in Italy

Italy's gas infrastructure group Snam and France's EDF unit Edison said on Monday they signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop small-scale LNG.

Sempra, Mexico Team Up to Build Gas Infrastructure, Restore 500-Mile Sonora Pipeline

Sempra Energy and Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission have signed deals to further develop gas infrastructure projects, including a possible LNG terminal in Oaxaca and restoring service at the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline in Sonora.

US Pipeline Companies Set Sights on Natural Gas Infrastructure for Growth

U.S. midstream companies have set their sights on natural gas pipelines and export terminals as a key growth opportunity as investor pressures and political headwinds make new crude oil pipeline projects unpalatable.

Can US Port Infrastructure Handle More Crude Exports?

U.S. crude shippers are exporting huge amounts of oil to meet strong demand from Europe following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions against Moscow. In coming years U.S. oil may find even more buyers overseas, but that could test the capabilities of U.S. export infrastructure.

Delfin Asks FERC for Extension on US Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Project

U.S. LNG developer Delfin LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana into service until September 2023.

Harvest Midstream Acquires Louisiana Pipeline System

Harvest Midstream announced the closing of a transaction to purchase the remaining interest of Arrowhead Gulf Coast Holdings LLC, which includes nearly 300 miles of crude and condensate pipelines and terminal assets in South Louisiana.

Momentum Midstream Acquires Pipeline Assets in East Texas for $1.3 Billion

Privately-owned Momentum Midstream has agreed to buy 3,625-miles (5,834 km) of gathering and processing pipeline assets in the East Texas part of the Haynesville Shale from Midcoast Energy for $1.3 billion, including debt, Reuters reported on Friday.