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Turkey Threatens Retaliation Against Possible U.S. Pipeline Sanctions

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday that Ankara would retaliate against potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian defense systems and the TurkStream gas pipeline.

First Pipe Segments Delivered for Canada's Coastal GasLink Project

TC Energy said the first segments of pipe for its Coastal GasLink pipeline project have been delivered to storage sites in Kitimat and Chetwynd, British Columbia, in anticipation of construction ramp-up next year for the 416-mile (670-km) project.

Bill Imposing Sanctions on Companies Building Nord Stream 2 Heads to White House

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation to slap sanctions on companies building a pipeline to bring Russian natural gas to Germany, but it was uncertain whether the measures would slow completion of the project.

U.S. Sanctions Could Hit Nord Stream 2 Construction in Danish waters

Germany believes a new U.S. law imposing sanctions on companies building Russia's contested seabed Nord Stream 2 pipeline could affect ongoing construction works off the coast of Denmark, Bild newspaper said, citing a government document.

Dominion Confident of 2022 Atlantic Coast Startup, Despite Analyst Doubts

Dominion Energy said it is confident it will complete the proposed $7.3-$7.8 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina by early 2022, in response to a prediction by investment bank Morgan Stanley that a court decision would likely scuttle the project.

Epic Approves Second Greenfield Fractionator at Robstown Complex

EPIC Y-Grade will construct its second fractionator in Robstown, Texas, bringing the total fractionation capacity of the project to 270,000 bpd.

FEED Study Commissioned for New GTL Plant

Primus Green Energy Inc. announced that, along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, it has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design study for a first-of-its-kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas.

FERC Approves Site Prep for Tellurian's Driftwood LNG Export Plant

Federal regulators said Tellurian can begin site preparation at the site of its proposed $27.5 billion Driftwood LNG export project, a facility that calls for major pipeline construction projects in Texas and Louisiana.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy announces the start of an open season for transportation on its Pony Express crude oil pipeline.

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.

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.

Iran Building Oil Pipeline to Terminal Outside Gulf

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country’s oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil.

Niger Seeks to Step Up Oil Production with Pipeline to Coast

Niger began construction on a $7 billion oil pipeline that will reach the coast through West African neighbor Benin. The 1,232-mile (1,982-km) pipeline is Niger’s most important project since gaining independence.

Germany Makes Legal Changes to Ease Nord Stream 2 Completion

Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved changes to the law governing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to make it compliant with European Union regulations, removing a hurdle to completion of the Russia-led project.

U.S. Development Agency to Finance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

The new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is investing more than $600 million in a natural gas pipeline in southern Mexico.

Moda Midstream to Expand Loading Center, Evaluate New Pipeline

Along with expanding its Ingleside Energy Center to allow for VLCC loading, Moda Midstream is also evaluating building a new pipeline.

Energy Transfer Expects Supertanker Facility in Service by 2023

Energy Transfer said on Thursday that it is expecting to have its offshore export facility in Texas capable of loading supertankers in service by early 2023.

Saipem Wins $100 Million Equatorial Guinea Pipeline Contract

Italy's Saipem has won a $100 million contract to build a 43-mile subsea pipeline in Equatorial Guinea.

PennEast Developers Press on Despite Court Decision

The companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline remain committed to building the project and are evaluating their options after a federal appeals court decided not to rehear an earlier decision against the pipeline.

Harvest Midstream Begins Construction on Ingleside Pipeline, Harvest Midway Terminal

Harvest Midstream has begun construction on its new 24-inch, crude oil Ingleside Pipeline originating from its new Harvest Midway Terminal.

Enbridge Wins Court Backing to Build Great Lakes Pipeline Tunnel, Keep Line Running

A Michigan state judge has approved an agreement between Enbridge and the state to allow the company to build a tunnel to house its Line 5 pipeline under the Great Lakes and continue to run the pipeline during construction.

Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Project

The Nord Stream 2 project has been approved by Denmark, the last remaining country needed to finish the pipeline.

Palisade Pipeline Secures Funding for Permian Water Pipeline

Palisade Pipeline has secured funding to build a water pipeline from Lubbock, TX to the Permian Basin.

Bulgartransgaz Raises 50 Million Euros Above Target for TurkStream

Bulgartransgaz has raised 50 million euros more than it originally sought to finance its portion of the TurkStream pipeline.

Norway's Equinor Eyes Natural Gas Infrastructure in Brazil

Norway's Equinor is actively looking to install new natural gas infrastructure on the coast of Brazil to help facilitate the large amounts of gas being produced in the country.

EQM Delays Mountain Valley, Raises Costs Again

EQM Midstream has once again delayed the timeline and raised the cost for its Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

Russia Says Bulgaria to Complete TurkStream Portion By 2020

Bulgaria has promised Russia that it will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline on schedule bringing it in service by early 2020.

Gas Futures Rise on Permian Highway Delay

U.S. natural gas futures for the winter of 2020-2021 gained the most of any contracts on Thursday after Kinder Morgan delayed the projected in service date for its $2 billion Permian Highway gas pipe in Texas to early 2021.

Woodside Targets FIDs on Browse, Scarborough Gas Projects

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse gas project but slightly brought forward plans to sign off on its smaller Scarborough project. Combined, the projects would require construction of 826 miles of subsea pipeline

Kinder Morgan Reports 'Momentous' Third Quarter

Kinder Morgan reported what CEO Steve Kean described as a "momentous" third quarter Wednesday as the company achieved a 13% increase in natural gas transport volumes and the completion of major pipeline and LNG projects in the period ended Sept. 30.