Infrastructure

Singapore LNG to Develop Country's Second LNG Terminal

Singapore LNG Corp. (SLNG) will develop and operate the country's second LNG terminal, with gas supply capacity of up to 5 million tons a year, it said on Tuesday.

Finland Says Gas Pipeline Likely Broken by Ship Dragging Anchor

Damage to a Baltic Sea gas pipeline earlier this month is believed to have been caused by a ship dragging a large anchor along the seabed, but it was too early to tell if this was an accident or a deliberate act, Finnish police said on Tuesday.

U.S. Hydrogen Tax Credits Trigger Disputes Among Senate Democrats

Ten Senate Democrats will ask President Joe Biden's administration not to include strict rules guiding use of clean hydrogen tax credits that the Treasury Department is due to release by the end of the year, according to a draft of a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Embracing Sustainability Across Pipelines Requires Digital Transformation

(P&GJ) — The environment in which pipelines must operate is changing rapidly and dramatically, as constant shifts in the global marketplace have underscored a need for increasing flexibility.

Significance of API 1164 in Safeguarding Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Digital connectivity comes at a steep cost: security. Hardly a news cycle goes by without word of a cyberattack compromising sensitive data. Yet, the proverbial genie is already out of the bottle.

Algeria's Sonatrach Plans $1 Billion Project for Natural Carbon Storage

Algeria's state oil and gas firm Sonatrach has plans for a $1 billion project for natural carbon storage through planting 420 million trees over 10 years, Algeria's Ennahar TV reported on Monday, citing Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab as saying.

Pipeline-Bound RNG Production Facility Construction Kicks Off in New Jersey

(P&GJ) — South Jersey Industries, OPAL Fuels Inc., and Atlantic County Utilities Authority have announced that construction has commenced on a new RNG production facility (Atlantic RNG) located at ACUA’s solid waste landfill in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion Pushed to First-Quarter 2024, Costs Rise to $7.2 Billion

(P&GJ) — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has redefined its timeline for completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project, now aiming for a startup in the first quarter of 2024, the company announced in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 18.

Williams’ DJ Basin Move May Signal New Investments

(P&GJ) — Early in 2023, Tulsa-based energy infrastructure giant Williams wasted no time in announcing that it had acquired MountainWest Pipelines Holding Company from Southwest Gas Holdings, in a transaction that included $1.07 billion in cash and $430 million in assumed debt, for an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.

Maintaining a Focus on Physical Security in a Cyber-focused World

(P&GJ) — In today’s technology-driven world, where cyber-threats dominate headlines and organizations invest significant resources in safeguarding their OT and IT infrastructure from digital threat vectors, the importance of facility physical security can sometimes be overlooked. However, it remains an essential component of enterprise risk mitigation.

Africa Leads the Way in Rapid Expansion of Floating Gas Facilities Amid Rising European Demand

Africa is at the forefront of a global wave of new floating gas facilities as countries on the continent seek to meet surging demand in Europe as quickly and cheaply as possible, analysts and energy companies told Reuters.

Russia’s Gazprom Working on Infrastructure Design for Far Eastern Gas Pipeline to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Thursday that it was working on the design of infrastructure for a gas pipeline from the Sakhalin region in Russia's Far East to China.

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Peace Pipeline’ Project Appears Dead

At least for a while over the last couple of decades, the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline was perceived by some as something that would bring at least a measure of harmony to Pakistan’s relationship with Iran. However, once again, the project has been shelved – this time apparently under U.S. pressure.

Canadian Regulator Approved Trans Mountain Pipeline Route Change Over Delay Concerns

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) said on Friday that it approved a route change application for the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline because continuing to use micro-tunneling construction techniques could delay completion by at least 10 months.

Navigator CO2 Ventures Cancels 1,300-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project in U.S. Midwest

Navigator CO2 Ventures has canceled its Heartland Greenway pipeline project aimed at capturing 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from Midwest ethanol plants and storing it permanently underground, the company said, citing "unpredictable" state regulatory processes.

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.

Shell to Complete Maintenance at Prelude LNG by Mid-November

Shell is expected to complete maintenance at its flagship Prelude LNG facility off Australia by mid-November, two sources close to the project told Reuters on Wednesday.

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.

Mitsui Considers Stake in Qatar's North Field LNG Expansion Project

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co is considering buying a stake in the North Field LNG expansion project in Qatar as a way to ensure a stable supply of LNG, a Mitsui spokesperson said.

German Gas Grid Operator OGE Joins Hydrogen Pipeline Project

German gas grid operator Open Grid Europe (OGE) is joining its French, Spanish and Portuguese peers working to develop a multibillion-euro hydrogen pipeline connecting the Iberian peninsula to France and on to Central Europe.

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.

Williams Selected by DOE to Participate in Two Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen Williams to join two hydrogen hubs, one in the Pacific Northwest and another in Appalachia.

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.

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."

Brazil's Ocyan to Renovate Petrobras Gas Pipeline for $317.5 Million

Brazilian oil and gas services provider Ocyan has won a contract with state-run oil firm Petrobras to revitalize a network of gas pipelines in the offshore Campos Basin for $317.49 million, Reuters reported on Monday.

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.

Japan’s Inpex Enters Partnership to Develop Low-Cost Hydrogen Hub in South Texas

(P&GJ) — Inpex and Green Hydrogen International (GHI) have agreed to advance GHI's flagship Hydrogen City production hub in South Texas to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia to meet growing Asian and global market demand.

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.

As Oil Majors Cast Shale Nets, Texas Oilman Sheffield Made Pioneer the Prized Catch

Four years ago, Texas oilman Scott Sheffield saw the oil majors were moving aggressively into the top U.S. shale basin and plotted to make his then-$24 billion Pioneer Natural Resources the oilfield's biggest prize.

Williams' Gas Pipeline in Idaho Ruptures, Company Challenges Explosion Allegations

The rupture occurred when an excavator operator accidentally damaged a 22-inch gas pipeline near Middleton. However, Williams contested the local authorities' account of the incident, asserting no ignition, fire, or explosion was connected to the occurrence.