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Biden Administration Supports Mountain Valley Pipeline for Second Time in Week

The Biden administration has supported for the second time in a week the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline, a project a key Democratic senator has pushed in legislation to speed permitting of fossil fuel and power transmission projects.

Regional Spotlight: US Consolidates, Expands Ahead of LNG Export Demand

(P&GJ) — U.S. midstream companies would be hard-pressed this year to approach the record earnings that many achieved in 2022, but the sharp decline in oil and natural gas prices from last year’s highs hasn’t blunted their expansion efforts.

Alaska LNG Project Clears Legal Challenge, Advances 800-Mile Gas Pipeline

A U.S. appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that challenged the federal approvals required for a $39 billion project aimed at transporting natural gas across Alaska, starting from the North Slope. According to a spokesperson, construction on the 800-mile pipeline and related infrastructure has not yet commenced.

Biden Administration Clears Mountain Valley Pipeline for Progress Through Jefferson National Forest

(P&GJ) — The Department of Agriculture's Forest Service issued a record of decision Monday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Valley Pipeline project to cut through a 3.5-mile stretch of the Jefferson National Forest along the West Virginia-Virginia border. The determination clears the way for the project — which is 94% complete but has been mired in a lengthy permitting process for years — to finish construction.

Equitrans May Still Complete 303-Mile Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline by End-2023

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday it expects federal agencies to issue the required authorizations for its $6.6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by the early summer.

Senator Manchin Introduces New Energy Permitting Bill, Urges Completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin introduced on Tuesday his latest measure to speed permitting of both fossil fuel and renewable energy projects, as he tries to win support from both major parties after similar bills failed several times last year. The bill also calls for the completion of Equitrans Midstream Corp.'s Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Mountain Valley Gets Key Approval to Restart Construction

Enbridge to buy $335 million U.S. Gulf Coast gas storage facility, Mountain Valley gets key approval to restart construction, French court dismisses lawsuit over Uganda pipeline project, Europe moves toward hydrogen pipeline network development, and more!

First Nations: Canada’s New Infrastructure Power Brokers

(P&GJ) — After decades of largely contentious relations between Indigenous groups and energy infrastructure developers, Canada’s First Nations are beginning to embrace the economic opportunities that pipeline and export projects can offer – a trend that could make it easier to approve and complete future projects.

Nigeria's NNPC Says 384-Mile AKK Gas Pipeline Is 70% Complete

Construction of Nigeria's 614-km (384-mile) natural gas pipeline is 70% complete, the head of state oil firm NNPC said on Monday, missing a target he initially set to finish the project by the end of the first quarter.

Tellurian Receives US Approval for Driftwood Gas Pipelines

Liquefied natural gas developer Tellurian Inc. said on Monday the U.S. energy regulator had authorized Line 200 and Line 300 of its $1.4 billion Driftwood natural gas transmission pipeline project.

CEO: Woodside's Stalled Browse LNG Project Still 'Very Attractive'

The estimated $13.8 billion Browse project to develop Australia's largest untapped gas resource has been bogged down for years by demand uncertainty and negotiations over a processing agreement.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project to Nearly Triple Current Capacity to 890,000 bpd

(P&GJ) — When the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline begins operating next year, it will provide access to new markets in Asia for Canadian oil producers that have suffered from years of limited pipeline capacity. The expansion project will add approximately 980 km (609 miles) of new pipeline and bring the nominal capacity of the system from approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 890,000 bpd.

Sources: New Exxon Beaumont, Texas Crude Unit Completes Startup

The new 250,000 bbl/d Crude C CDU lifts the Beaumont refinery's capacity to 619,024 bbl/d, second only to the Motiva Enterprises refinery in nearby Port Arthur, Texas, the people said.

Tellurian to Sell Land for $1 Billion and Lease Back for Driftwood LNG Project

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc. has entered into an agreement with an institutional investor to sell 800 acres of land in Louisiana for $1 billion, a regulatory filing by the company showed on Thursday.

Bid to Pause ConocoPhillips' Alaska Willow Project Fails

A federal judge on Monday rejected a bid by environmentalists to temporarily suspend the U.S. government’s approval of ConocoPhillips' multibillion-dollar oil drilling project in Alaska’s Arctic.

Mountain Valley Pipeline's West Virginia Water Permit Tossed by Court

A federal appeals court on Monday vacated a water permit needed by developers to restart construction on the Mountain Valley pipeline in West Virginia, marking the latest setback for the $6.2 billion project.

Uganda Approves Construction of 898-Mile Crude Pipeline

Uganda approves construction of 898-mile crude pipeline, Biden backs scaled-back ConocoPhillips Alaska oil project, construction of 106-mile gas pipeline to Serbia underway, Coastal GasLink pipeline costs expected to top $10 billion and more.

Mountain Valley Clears Permit Hurdle for 303-Mile Pipeline Project in Virginia

A federal appeals court on Wednesday backed construction authorizations for the $6.2 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline project in Virginia, after finding state regulators thoroughly reviewed the project's environmental impacts.

Spotlight on Brazil: Government Promotes Five New Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — A division of Brazil's Ministry of Energy recently published a document outlining a plan for $4 billion in investments to finance the construction of five gas pipelines focusing on gas flow from the Sergipe-Alagoas basin and gas from the pre-salt field.

Army Corps Extends Line 5 Tunnel Review, Delaying Enbridge’s Pipeline Project by 18 Months

Canada's Enbridge Inc. said on Thursday it was "disappointed" by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to extend the federal permitting process for the company's proposed Great Lakes Tunnel that would rehouse its Line 5 oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Editor’s Notebook: Getting the CO2 Out

(P&GJ) — Navigator Heartland Greenway has voluntarily withdrawn its application for a certificate of authority to build a 250-mile portion of its CO2 pipeline through a part of western Illinois, but the company said it plans to refile soon.

Sempra Reaches Final Investment Decision on Port Arthur LNG Plant's Phase 1

U.S. power and gas utility Sempra Energy said on Monday the first phase of its proposed Port Arthur LNG export terminal received the financial greenlight to move ahead with investment firm KKR & Co. agreeing to a minority stake in the project.

Kremlin: Turkish Gas Hub is Complex, Will Require Time

President Vladimir Putin proposed the idea of a Turkish gas hub - the exact details of which remain unclear - last year as European countries moved to sharply cut their imports of Russian gas in response to Russia's military actions in Ukraine.

Edison to Make Final Investment Decision on Mediterranean Gas Pipeline by Years-End

The EastMed-Poseidon pipeline, which would initially connect several gas fields offshore Israel to Italy and have an annual capacity of 10 billion cubic meters of gas, could be ready by 2027, Edison said.

Study Finds Potential for Massive North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline Network

The study, commissioned by German gas pipeline operator Gascade, says that up to 300 terawatt hours a year of clean hydrogen made from North Sea offshore wind power could be transported by the grid.

Romania’s Transgaz to Build $529 Million Gas Pipeline for Black Sea Gas

The gas pipeline is meant to bring offshore Black Sea gas to the national grid once two gas producers make a final investment decision, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday.

Pembina Pipeline, Haisla Nation Receive Approval to Construct Pipeline for Cedar LNG Project

The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corp., partners in the development of the proposed Cedar LNG project, have announced that Cedar LNG has received its Environmental Assessment Certificate for the construction of a pipeline that will connect the project into the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Venture Global LNG to Move Forward with Phase 2 of Plaquemines Export Plant

U.S. liquefied natural gas company Venture Global LNG said on Monday that it will go forward with the second phase of its Plaquemines LNG export plant in Louisiana after securing $7.8 billion of financing.

Biden Administration Approves ConocoPhillips' $7 Billion Willow Project in Alaska

The Biden administration has approved a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips' $7 billion oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. The department reduced the size of ConocoPhillips' proposal by 40% by denying two requested drill pads that will prevent the development of 11 miles of roads, 20 miles of pipelines, and 133 acres of gravel.

Bahrain Explores Constructing LNG Export Facility

Bahrain aims to slash domestic natural gas consumption under a plan to decarbonize its economy and is exploring ways to export the fuel to international markets, the chairman of the kingdom's energy company said.