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Sempra Energy Delays Port Arthur LNG Project Decision to 2021

Citing market concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced it has delayed an investment decision regarding its Port Arthur LNG project until 2021.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

NextDecade Delays Rio Grande LNG Final Investment Decision to 2021

Barely more than a week after NextDecade announced it would make a Final Investment Decision on its Rio Grande LNG project in 2020, the company announced it has pushed the decision back to 2021.

U.S. Presidential Candidate Would Rescind Keystone XL Permit if Elected

Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would rescind the approval permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline if he were to be elected in November.

Williams Discontinues New York Pipeline Project After Key Permit Denial

Energy regulators in New York have once again denied a key water permit for Williams controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement Project causing the company to indefinitely suspend the project.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany: Data

According to tracking data from Refinitiv, a Russian pipe-laying vessel that Gazprom may be planning to use to finish its Nord Stream 2 pipeline has docked near a German logistics hub in Mukran.

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German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction A remaining legal hurdle for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been cleared as the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg has rejected a complaint regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a portion of land to be..

Eni, Sonatrach Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni completed construction on the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in southeastern Algeria. The 16-inch, 115-miles (185-km) pipeline has with a transport capacity of 7 MMscm/d of gas.

Germany Denies EU Waiver for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Operators of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were denied a waiver of EU regulations for the pipeline on Friday by German energy regulators.

EQM Sees U.S. Mountain Valley Pipeline Service in 2020, Analysts Unconvinced

Equitrans Midstream is still optimistic that its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline can be in service by the end of 2020. Industry analysts are not as confident.

Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts

Responding to market conditions with cost-cutting across its business lines, Phillips 66 has announced that the Red Oak Pipeline, Liberty Pipeline and Sweeny Hub fractionation expansion have all been postponed.

More Pipelines Are Needed for India to Increase LNG Imports — EIA Report

Recent data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that in order to continue to increase its LNG imports, India needs to build more gas pipelines.

Nigeria LNG Signs EPC Contract for Train 7 — Oil Minister

Nigeria’s oil minister on Thursday reported that Nigeria LNG has signed the engineering, procurement and construction contract for its Train 7 project.

Energy Transfer Slashes 2020 Capex, Dakota Access Expansion Could Face Delays

Energy Transfer will cut at least $400 million from its 2020 capital expenditures potentially jeopardizing the company's plans to expand its Dakota Access pipeline.

U.S. Judge Revises Environmental Ruling on Pipeline Permits

A U.S. Judge partially revised a ruling that blocked pipeline crossings below streams and waterways, allowing crossings for utility and maintenance projects but continuing to require permits for pipeline construction projects.

Construction to Start on Gas Pipeline from Norway to Poland

Construction of a major gas pipeline from Norway is to begin in the coming days and will be a “milestone” in giving Poland independence from Russian gas, Polish President Andrzej Duda said.

MPLX Abandons Permian NGL Pipeline Amid Industry Downturn

MPLX LP said on Tuesday it is no longer pursuing a Permian-to-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline after the collapse in oil prices and said it will focus on expanding capacity on existing pipelines instead.

Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Third Train

Freeport LNG said it began commercial operations for its third liquefaction train on Friday, with the commencement of liquefaction services to Total S.A. and SK E&S under their tolling agreements with Freeport.

Poland's Gaz-System Reaches $306 Million Pipeline Deal with Saipem

Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System said on Monday it signed a 280 million euro ($306 million) contract with Italian oil services group Saipem to build a section of the Baltic Pipe between Denmark and Poland.

Williams Places Phase II of Hillabee Expansion in Service

Williams said it has placed Phase II of the Hillabee expansion project in service, adding natural gas capacity to the Transco system and direct access to Florida’s rapidly growing power generation market.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Reaches Baltic as Nord Stream 2 Target Looms

A Russian pipelaying vessel that could be used to complete construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany has arrived in the Baltic Sea.

U.S. Court Ruling Could Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Construction up to 1 Year

Construction of TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline could be delayed by up to one year after a U.S. court ruling invalidated several permits issued for the project.

TC Energy Boosts 2020 Capex to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy, bolstered by better-than-expected quarterly profit earnings, is raising its capital spending budget for 2020 in order to build its Keystone XL Pipeline.

Greek-Italian Joint Venture Seeks Contractors for EastMed Gas Pipeline

Greece's DEPA and Italy's Edison are looking for contractors to build part of the EastMed gas pipeline.

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An artist’s rendering of the Line 5 tunnel. (photo: Enbridge) Enbridge Hires Companies to Design, Build Great Lakes Tunnel Enbridge Inc. hired companies to design and build a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron ..

Canada’s Court Rulings Brighten Path for Pipeline Expansion

Canada's efforts to add oil and gas pipeline capacity were stalemated by legal challenges over the past decade, but two important court rulings since the start of the year may break the bottleneck.

Part Two: China’s Pursuing Historic Diversification of Pipeline Routes

In our second look at China’s pipeline infrastructure, Energy Writer Gordon Feller explores CNPC’s investment of billions of dollars in Kazakhstan´s energy sector and doubts that remain surrounding a final export corridor.

Pieridae Delays Nova Scotia LNG Export Plant FID Due to Pandemic

Canadian energy firm Pieridae joins the growing list of companies delaying final investment decisions on major projects this year, specifically on its Goldboro liquefied natural gas export plant in Nova Scotia.

U.S. Court Rules Against Permit for Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline project suffered another setback on Wednesday after a U.S. court ruled against a key permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowing new energy pipelines to cross bodies of water.