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Polish Experts Seek Evidence in Gas Blast that Killed 8

Investigators in southern Poland said they are questioning witnesses and gathering evidence in their probe into a gas blast that killed eight members of one family, including four children.

Alder Midstream Announces New Initiatives

Alder Midstream (Alder), owned and operated by Glenfarne Group, has announced several new initiatives focused on building, owning and operating midstream assets in the U.S.

Putin Accuses Bulgaria of Holding up TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria on Wednesday of deliberately delaying the implementation of Russia's TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said that Moscow could find ways to bypass Bulgaria if needed.

U.S. Senate Approves New Energy Secretary

Dan Brouillette, President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary was confirmed by the Senate on Monday.

Energy Transfer Employees Charged for Hiring Uniformed Constables for Pipeline Security

A county prosecutor is accusing Energy Transfer employees of illegally using uniformed state constables as a private pipeline security force.

Engie Brazil Wants to Buy Remaining Stake in TAG — CEO

Engie Brazil's CEO says the company is looking to buy the government out of its 10% stake in TAG.

U.S. Crude Output Rises to Record 12.5 Million Bpd in September — EIA

U.S. crude oil production in September rose 66,000 bpd to a new record of 12.46 million bpd, up from 12.397 million bpd in August, the U.S. government said in a monthly report on Friday.

State Sponsored Qatari LNG Projects Could Hurt North American Projects

Proposed North American LNG export projects may face an uphill battle against Qatar, which announced plans to further ramp up production to hold onto its position as the world’s leading LNG exporter.

Billion-Dollar LNG Project in Southern Mozambique Expected in 2020

A final investment decision on a $3.15 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project near Mozambique’s capital will be taken around the middle of 2020, France’s Total and its partners in the project said on Wednesday.

Hungary Ready to Discuss New Gas Supply Deal with Gazprom — Minister

Hungary is ready to start talks with Russia’s Gazprom about a new long-term gas supply deal, Hungary’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Turkey, Azerbaijan Mark Completion of TANAP Pipeline

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday, a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Power of Siberia Natural Gas Pipeline Officially Begins Flows

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping officially launched the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China.

Mexico to Build Pipeline From Port of Tuxpan to Yucatan Peninsula

According to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico is planning to build a natural gas pipeline from the eastern port of Tuxpan to the Yucatan peninsula.

Ontario Gas Transmission Reinforcement Pipeline Project Completed

Enbridge Gas has announced that the Kingsville Transmission Reinforcement Pipeline Project is in service.

Seaway to Begin Open Season

Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC has announced a binding open season for committed service on expansion capacity of its existing system originating in Cushing, Oklahoma and extending to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Canada Rail Strike Ends With CN, Union Deal

Canada’s longest railroad strike in a decade ended on Tuesday as Canadian National Railway Co, the country’s biggest railroad, reached a tentative agreement with workers that would help restore transportation of oil, chemicals, heating fuel, crops and more.

MOL Purchases Stake in ACG Oil Field, BTC Pipeline

MOL Group has agreed to purchase a stake in the ACG oil field in Azerbaijan and a stake in the BTC pipeline for $1.57 billion adding 20,000 bpd to the companies net production.

Kazakhstan Seeks to Join Russian Plans to Boost Gas Exports to China

Kazakhstan has told Russia it wants to join plans to boost gas exports to China proposing that a new pipeline being considered by Moscow connect through the Central Asia nation, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said on Monday.

Egypt Signs $430-million Natural Gas Deal With Noble Energy

Egypt said on Saturday it had signed a $430-million deal for Texas-based Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Company's pipeline.

National Grid Lifts New York Moratorium, Commits to Pursue Alternate Solutions

National Grid has reached an agreement with the State of New York to immediately resume connecting natural gas service to customers in Brooklyn, Queens and on Long Island for approximately the next two years as the company pursues other long-term solutions to the shortage of natural gas in the region.

One Critically Injured in Texas Oilfield Fire

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said.

Wisconsin Governor Signs Felony Pipeline Trespass Bill

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan proposal Wednesday making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in the state.

Ohio Power Siting Board Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Route

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved a route for Duke Energy’s Central Corridor natural gas pipeline.

21 Arrested at Oregon Pipeline Protest

Authorities arrested 21 protesters Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol.

Kurds Could Start Oil Deliveries to Baghdad in 2020 - Iraqi Minister

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government via pipeline by early 2020, Iraq's oil minister said.

Enbridge Completes Rock Sampling for Michigan Tunnel Project

Enbridge says it has completed sediment and rock sampling in preparation for building a Michigan oil pipeline tunnel for its Line 5 oil pipeline under the Great Lakes.

Alberta Oil Curtailments to End 'No Later' Than This Time Next Year — Premier

The premier of Alberta, Canada's top oil-producing province, said this he hopes to end government curtailments on oil production by this time next year "at the latest."

FERC Approves Construction of Four LNG Export Projects in Texas

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday approved the construction of four proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Texas totaling about 6.2 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of capacity.

ESPO Pipeline Expansion Nears Completion, Asia-Pacific Counts for a Third of Russian Oil Shipments

Russia is about to complete a fresh expansion of its oil pipelines to the Pacific coast that will cement its role as a top Asian supplier and allow it to ship a third of its total oil exports to Asia-Pacific markets.

NuStar Energy Announces Binding Open Season for Permian System Expansion

NuStar Energy has announced an open season for expansion of its Permian crude pipeline system.