Infrastructure

TotalEnergies Secures New LNG Contracts in Asia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts in Asia, as part of its strategy to expand its LNG business.

Enterprise Launches Open Season for Expanded Diluent Service on TE Products Pipeline

Originating in Mont Belvieu, Texas, the pipeline stretches to the Chicago-area market, providing access to third-party pipelines facilitating diluent transport to Canada. The open season aims to accommodate heightened shipper demand without disrupting existing operations.

Luxfer Introduces G-Stor Hydrosphere for Advanced Hydrogen Transportation

Developed for safe and sustainable hydrogen transportation via virtual gas pipelines, the G-Stor Hydrosphere range offers significant capacity and energy delivery.

Verde Clean Fuels Taps Chemex Global for Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Facility Design

Verde Clean Fuels Inc. has enlisted Chemex Global LLC to lead the front-end engineering and design phase for a proposed natural gas-to-gasoline facility in the Permian Basin.

Leeward Renewable Energy Inks 15-Year Deal with PG&E for Sierra Pinta Energy Storage Project

Leeward Renewable Energy has finalized a 15-year agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for LRE’s Sierra Pinta Energy storage project in Yuma County, Arizona.

Czech Republic Set to Ditch Russian Oil by Mid-2025, PM Announces Pipeline Upgrade

The Czech Republic will end its use of Russian oil no later than the first half of 2025 as state pipeline firm MERO completes a capacity upgrade on the Transalpine Pipeline, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Tuesday.

Kinder Morgan Maintenance Workers Injured in Gas Line Rupture at Corpus Christi Refinery

A gas-line rupture at a Corpus Christi refinery led to the closure of Up River Road and McBride Lane and prompted a shelter-in-place order, 3NEWS reported last week.

Navigating Small Diameter ILI Challenges in Crude Oil Gathering Systems

Bridger Pipeline operates a crude oil gathering system, of approximately 3,500 miles, in the Williston Basin of western North Dakota, eastern Montana and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The system contains many small-diameter (3-inch to 6-inch) gathering lines that are a challenge to inspect with ILI tools.

Tokyo Gas Seeks More U.S. Natural Gas Assets, President Says

Japan's top city gas supplier Tokyo Gas is looking to add more U.S. natural gas assets, its president said on Monday, as it aims to expand its gas-related businesses in North America after its recent acquisition of a U.S. shale gas producer.

Kremlin Confident Gas Pipeline Deal with China Will Be Reached

Russia said on Monday there was no doubt it would reach an agreement with China to build the new Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline, after a Financial Times report said the deal had stalled over Chinese price demands.

AltaGas and Vopak to Construct Major Energy Export Facility in British Columbia

Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. and Royal Vopak from Rotterdam have jointly announced their decision to move forward with the construction of the Ridley Island Energy Export Facility in British Columbia, Canada.

Colonial Pipeline Files for Rate Hike on 5,000-Mile U.S. Network, Effective July 1

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest pipeline system for refined oil products in the U.S., on Friday informed shippers that it has filed to increase rates for the majority of shipments on its more than 5,000-mile network.

Morocco to Tender for Floating LNG Terminal at Nador West Med Port, Official Says

Morocco plans to launch a tender this summer to build a floating LNG terminal in the northeastern Nador West Med port, the energy ministry's head of oil and gas said on Friday.

Leak Detection: Navigating Industry Evolution Through Adaptive Technology

To maintain innovation and growth while avoiding potential disruption, the governing bodies responsible for regulation and processes within the pipeline industry are expected to anticipate change and implement the appropriate solutions.

EU Ramps Up Support for CO2 Pipelines, Decarbonization Efforts

The EU is increasing its support for CO2 transport and storage projects with nearly $522 million allocated to initiatives in France, the Netherlands, Poland, and Norway. This funding is part of the EU’s $6.3 billion Connecting Europe Facility fund aimed at accelerating decarbonization efforts and enhancing CO2 pipeline infrastructure.

Chevron Australia Resumes Full LNG Production at Gorgon Facility

Chevron has resumed full LNG production at its Gorgon Gas facility in Australia, after a mechanical fault caused one production train to go offline in late April.

Canada Increases Loan Guarantees for Trans Mountain Pipeline to $731 Million

The Canadian government has guaranteed another $731 million in commercial loans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Trans Mountain's quarterly earnings statement showed on Thursday.

BP, Trinidad's NGC Receive U.S. License for Gas Development with Venezuela

British oil major BP and Trinidad and Tobago's state energy firm NGC have received a two-year license from the U.S. Treasury Department to negotiate and develop the Cocuina-Manakin gas fields with Venezuela, Trinidad's energy minister said on Wednesday.

Trinidad Court Upholds ConocoPhillips' $1.3 Billion Claim Against Venezuela

A Trinidad and Tobago court order has granted ConocoPhillips the right to enforce a $1.33 billion claim against Venezuela for past expropriations, a decision that could complicate proposed offshore gas ventures between Trinidad and Venezuela.

Italy, Germany, and Austria Sign Cooperation Deal for Southern Hydrogen Link

Italy, Germany and Austria have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of a network to transport hydrogen from the southern Mediterranean to northern Europe, the energy ministries of the three countries said on Thursday.

Southeast Asia's $220 Billion Gas Expansion Plans Could Hinder Energy Transition, Says GEM

Southeast Asian countries are planning to invest as much as $220 billion on a rapid natural gas expansion program that could slow the region's clean energy transition, research by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) showed on Thursday.

Wesfarmers to Sell LPG and LNG Distribution Businesses in Australia

Wesfarmers will sell its liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas distribution businesses to Supagas and Clean Energy Fuels Australia respectively for an undisclosed sum, the conglomerate said on Thursday.

Russia Condemns U.S. Actions on Russia-China Trade and Oil Tankers

U.S. plans to further curb the operations of Russia's so-called "shadow fleet" of oil tankers are unacceptable and its desire to impede Russia-China trade is part of an illegal trade war, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

U.S. Regulator Requests New Emissions Data from Venture Global LNG

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Venture Global LNG must refile emissions data for its Calcasieu Pass 2 plant construction permits, regulators said on Wednesday.

Tellurian Plans to Use Gas Asset Sale Proceeds to Reduce Debt

LNG developer Tellurian will use most of the proceeds from the sale of its natural gas assets to Aethon Energy to pay off long-term debt, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Sudan Oil Pipeline Repair Near Completion, Says South Sudan Official

A Sudan oil pipeline ruptured during fighting in February has been repaired and could resume operation in the next two weeks, a South Sudan oil ministry official said on Tuesday.

Aethon Energy to Acquire Tellurian's Upstream Assets for $260 Million

Aethon Energy said it would buy Tellurian's upstream assets for $260 million and signed a deal that could allow the investment firm to purchase two million tons per annum of LNG from Tellurian's Driftwood LNG plant.

Shell, Exxon Close to Selling North Sea Assets to Viaro Energy for $500 Million: Sources

Shell and ExxonMobil are nearing an agreement to sell their jointly-owned gas fields in the southern North Sea to independent British producer Viaro Energy, three industry and banking sources said.

ConocoPhillips to Acquire Marathon Oil in $22.5 Billion Deal Amid Ongoing Energy Mergers

ConocoPhillips has agreed to acquire Marathon Oil in an all-stock transaction valued at $22.5 billion, the latest in a series of mega-mergers in the oil and gas industry as companies look to bolster reserves.

Martin Resource Offers to Buy Remaining Stake in Martin Midstream Partners

Martin Midstream Partners said on May 24 it received a buyout cash offer of $3.05 per common unit from Martin Resource Management for all the units it does not already own.