Infrastructure

SM Energy to Acquire XCL's Uinta Assets for $2 Billion

XCL, backed by EnCap Investments and Rice Investment Group, is one of the largest producers in the region with an output of around 55,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Venture Global's Louisiana Plaquemines LNG Export Plant Receives First Natural Gas

Venture Global LNG's Plaquemines export plant under construction in Louisiana started to take in natural gas from pipelines on Wednesday, according to data from financial firm LSEG on Thursday.

Russia's Novatek to Begin Delivering Equipment for Arctic LNG 2's Next Phase in July

Russian energy company Novatek plans to start delivering the foundations for the second stage of its Arctic LNG 2 plant in late July, two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters on Thursday.

U.S. Oil Firms Face Challenges Selling $27 Billion in Assets Post-Megamergers: Analysis

U.S. oil and gas companies could face an uphill struggle to sell about $27 billion of assets to fund investor payouts over the next few years as the biggest wave of energy megamergers in 25 years nears the end of regulatory reviews.

Strohm Unveils Carbon Fiber Pipes for CO2 Transfer in CCS Applications

(P&GJ) — Strohm, a leading thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) company, has introduced a new product combining carbon fiber and advanced PVDF polymer.

NNPC's OB3 Gas Pipeline Set to Be Completed by August

NNPC's OB3 Gas Pipeline is poised for completion by August, marking a significant milestone with the promise of delivering 2.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas to bolster national supply.

Southern Star Responds to Pipeline Fire in Terlton, Oklahoma

Investigators said they are still working to determine the cause of the fire, which occurred during maintenance work on a gas pipeline the morning of June 22.

Spanish, French Operators Sign Hydrogen Pipeline Agreement

The pipeline, known as BarMar, is expected to cost $2.67 billion. It is part of a broader plan for hydrogen infrastructure from the Iberian peninsula to France and on to Central Europe, called H2MED.

Grupo Potencial Invests $37 Million in Brazil's Longest 'Green Fuel' Pipelines

Brazil's privately owned Grupo Potencial will invest $37 million to build two "green fuel" pipelines in the south of the farm powerhouse, the company's Vice-President Carlos Hammerschmidt said on Monday.

Constellation Energy Retires Gas-Fired Mystic Generating Station in Massachusetts

Constellation Energy on May 31 permanently shut down the natural gas-fired Mystic Generating Station located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the EIA reported on Monday.

Exxon, Air Liquide Partner to Boost Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production in Baytown, Texas

ExxonMobil and Air Liquide have announced an agreement to support the production of low-carbon hydrogen and low-carbon ammonia at Exxon’s Baytown, Texas facility.

Equinor Plans Restart of Hammerfest LNG Plant Following Weekend Outage

The plant's power generators had been undergoing maintenance when its backup supply from an external grid failed, resulting in the outage.

EPA to Review Texas' Oversight of Oil, Gas Wastewater Disposal Wells

The review follows a petition from nine environmental groups and aims to assess if the Texas Railroad Commission meets federal standards for protecting public health and the environment.

China's Wison New Energies to Exit Russian Projects, Impacting Arctic LNG 2

Chinese engineering firm Wison New Energies has decided to discontinue all of its ongoing Russian projects and will immediately and indefinitely stop taking any new Russian business, the company said in a LinkedIn post.

Nigeria's 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline to Be Finished by Early 2025, NNPC Says

Construction of Nigeria's 614-km (384-mile) natural gas pipeline will be completed by the first quarter of 2025, the head of state oil firm NNPC said on Friday, two years after the initial planned completion date.

Piñon Midstream Secures EPA Approval for Carbon Capture at Dark Horse Facility

Piñon Midstream has received approval from the EPA for its monitoring, reporting, and verification plan for the permanent sequestration of carbon dioxide at its Dark Horse Treating Facility in Lea County, New Mexico.

Vallourec Extends Abu Dhabi Oil Contract, Secures New Order

Vallourec has signed a two-year extension to its contract with the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, originally worth around $900 million.

Genting Berhad Signs $963 Million Deal for Indonesian Floating LNG Facility

Genting Berhad has signed a $962.8 million deal for a floating LNG facility from China's Wison New Energies, the Malaysian company said on Thursday.

Carlyle Forms New Mediterranean Oil and Gas Firm in $945 Million Energean Deal

Carlyle will form a new Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company led by former BP CEO Tony Hayward after the private equity fund agreed to acquire Energean's assets in Egypt, Italy and Croatia for up to $945 million.

QatarEnergy, Exxon Move to Remove Contractor from Texas Gas Project Amid Bankruptcy

Joint venture partners QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil are urgently seeking court action to remove contractor Zachry Industrial from their $10-billion Golden Pass LNG project in Texas.

TGS Proposes $500 Million Expansion of Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentine gas transportation firm TGS said on Wednesday it has proposed investing $500 million to expand the capacity of a government-owned natural gas pipeline that connects to the country's massive Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas formation.

Russian Court Orders $102 Million Award of Commerzbank Assets to Pipeline Firm

A Russian court has ordered that Commerzbank assets worth $101.86 million be awarded in damages to a company overseeing construction of a gas processing plant in northwest Russia, court documents showed.

Aiteo Suspends 50,000 bpd Oil Production in Nigeria Following Leak

Nigerian energy firm Aiteo has shut down all oil production at its Nembe Creek facility, nearly 50,000 barrels per day of output, after detecting a leak, the company said on Wednesday.

TotalEnergies, NNPC to Invest $550 Million in Nigeria Gas Facility

The investment would include a gas processing plant and a pipeline, said the source who is privy to the agreement but could not be named as they were not authorized to speak on the issue.

Indonesia to Begin Construction of 152-Mile Java Gas Pipeline in July

Indonesia plans to start in July construction of a 245-km (152.24 miles) gas pipeline in Java to connect excess supply in eastern part of the island to buyers in the west, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday.

Phillips 66 Refining Margins Tighten on TMX Expansion Start-Up

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 said on Tuesday its margins have tightened after the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline project in Canada started up in May.

Geospatial Analytics: Predictions, Trends, and A.I. Applications for Pipeline Management

Geospatial analytics is revolutionizing pipeline management for oil and gas companies, enabling efficient monitoring of vast infrastructure. Utilizing A.I.-powered technologies, this approach detects potential leaks, encroachments, and chemical traces, ensuring early detection and minimizing environmental impact.

Biden Administration Offers $200 Million in Grants to Fix Aging Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is now accepting applications for nearly $200 million in grants aimed at repairing and modernizing aging natural gas pipes.

Meld Energy Gets Approval for $317 Million Hydrogen Facility in Hull

Meld Energy has received approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build a $317 million, 100-megawatt green hydrogen production facility at Saltend in Hull.

Cormetech and Ozona Partner on Full-Scale Carbon Capture Project

Cormetech Inc. and Ozona CCS LLC have signed an agreement to develop and operate a full-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) system with integrated NOx reduction.