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Exxon, Pertamina to Advance Carbon Capture Efforts with Appraisal Drilling in Indonesia

Pertamina and Exxon plan to conduct appraisal drilling for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub in Indonesia, with the companies signing an initial storage deal with South Korea's KNOC on Wednesday.

Freeport LNG Plant in Texas Resumes Full Operations, Ships Queue for Loading

LNG tankers began loading at Freeport LNG in Texas this week as full operations resumed at the liquefied natural gas export plant after repairs and maintenance, data from financial firm LSEG showed on Wednesday.

Shell Probes Smoke Report Near Gbaran Oil Facility in Nigeria

Residents in the nearby community reported a fire near Shell's Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria, stating that blasts were heard in the area where pipeline repair works had been ongoing.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Repairs Leak, Proceeds with West Virginia-Virginia Gas Line Testing

U.S. natural gas pipeline venture Mountain Valley Pipeline said on Friday it repaired a segment of pipe that failed a water test earlier in the month and will continue to prepare the long-delayed West Virginia-Virginia pipe for service.

CGG, Baker Hughes Join Forces for Carbon Capture and Storage Solutions

CGG has signed a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes at the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston to facilitate the parties exploring jointly offered carbon capture and storage solutions.

Enbridge Gas Invites Bids for Peak Storage at Dawn Hub

Enbridge Gas has announced a binding open season for peak storage services at the Dawn Hub storage facility, with service starting as early as April 1, 2025.

New Fortress Delays Start of Mexico's First LNG Plant to Late May

New Fortress Energy said on Wednesday it delayed the start of its Altamira LNG plant in Mexico to May and expects to export its first cargo in June after an incident a few days before the country's first LNG export plant was due to begin production.

Pipeline Safety Improves Over Five Years, Focuses on Community Engagement and Low-Carbon Solutions

Despite increases in pipeline mileage and the volume of barrels transported, the American Petroleum Institute's recent report reveals that pipeline safety has seen improvement across various key metrics over the past five years.

TC Energy's Keystone Pipeline Shines in Q1, Achieving Record Operational Reliability

Total earnings from TC Energy's pipeline segments came in at $1.66 billion, primarily driven by the Keystone pipeline, which achieved 96% "operational reliability", TC Energy said.

Tallgrass Initiates Open Season for 400-Mile Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline

Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tallgrass Energy, has initiated a binding open season to solicit commitments for the transportation of carbon dioxide gas from origins in Nebraska through its 400-mile Trailblazer CO2 pipeline.

Plains All American Raises Stake Saddlehorn Pipeline JV, Surpasses Q1 Profit Estimates

Pipeline and storage operator Plains All American raised its stake in the Saddlehorn Pipeline Company joint venture and a mid-Continent basin terminal asset by 10% for about $110 million in cash.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Retreat Amid High Storage Levels Despite Increased LNG Demand

U.S. natural gas futures eased on Tuesday, pressured by large storage levels, after marking its best day in over two years in the previous session, helped by forecasts for more demand than previously expected with an increase in feedgas to Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas.

Enterprise Products Targets Year-End Approval for Deepwater Oil Port

Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it expects to have two contracts for its proposed deepwater oil export terminal by May 31 and reach a final investment decision before year-end.

Enterprise Products Partners Plans 10-Day Downtime for Wink-to-Webster Pipeline in June

Energy pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it notified shippers of downtime for about 10 days in June on the Wink-to-Webster shale oil pipeline.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

Tivoli Midstream Acquires Strategic Texas Gulf Coast Terminal Assets

Tivoli Midstream LLC has announced the closing of an acquisition of strategic terminal and infrastructure assets located in the Gulf Coast of Texas in Brazoria County (the Chocolate Bayou Assets) from affiliates of Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

Cenovus Subsidiary Husky Oil Operations Fined $1.83 Million for 2018 Canada Oil Spill

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) had laid three charges against Husky Oil Operations Ltd. for the spill — the largest in the province's history — in October 2021.

Four Killed in Drone Attack on Northern Iraq's Khor Mor Gas Field

Four expatriate workers were killed in a drone attack targeting the Khor Mor gas field in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday, an advisor to the Iraqi Kurdish prime minister told Reuters.

Security Concerns Drive Interest in Subsea Clamps

(P&GJ) — Increased concerns about energy security and the desire to support net-zero targets through innovative decommissioning projects are driving up demand for subsea clamps and connectors, according to pipeline technology specialist STATS Group.

Tanker Departs Freeport LNG in Texas After 12-Day Hiatus

The first tanker in 12 days set sail from Freeport LNG's Texas export terminal on Tuesday, signaling the resumption of gas processing after an outage this month.

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG Plant Shuts Until Friday After Gas Leak

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in Arctic northern Norway was evacuated on Tuesday because of a gas leak during maintenance and will remain offline until Friday at least, the company said.

Selection of Material for Hydrogen Services

(P&GJ) — The use of the existing natural gas transportation pipelines for hydrogen gas is an essential strategy to reduce the investment required for hydrogen distribution. However, the existing gas transmission pipelines are generally comprised of steels that are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.

Kistos Completes Acquisition of UK Onshore Gas Storage Assets

The acquisition includes two onshore gas storage facilities in the UK, Hill Top Farm and Hole House Farm, at a total cost of $31 million funded from existing cash resources.

TC Energy's NGTL Pipeline Resumes Normal Operations After Fire in Alberta

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture last week prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line, TC said in a statement on Monday.

Deepwater Port Struggles for Customers as Shale Oil Gains Slow

As U.S. shale oil boomed last decade, an oil pipeline company pitched an ambitious multi-billion-dollar export port off the Texas coast to ship domestic crude to buyers in Europe and Asia.

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.

Asbestos Pipe Abatement Possibly Simplified

(P&GJ) — From 1914 until 1988, asbestos was just an accepted part of life and industry, and even at the end of that span, the only requirement by the EPA was the reporting of asbestos used in some products.

TC Energy Expects No Service Disruptions After Alberta Pipeline Rupture

TC Energy said on Wednesday it does not anticipate any service interruptions from the rupture of its NGTL gas pipeline in Alberta, Canada, which caused a wildfire on Tuesday.

Mexico Seizes Air Liquide's Hydrogen Plant at Pemex Refinery

Mexico expropriated a hydrogen plant at a Pemex state oil refinery that a previous administration sold to French firm Air Liquide, the government announced in an official gazette on Thursday.