Expansion

Enterprise Expands Acadian Haynesville Gas Pipeline, Boosts Takeaway Capacity by 400 MMcf/d

(P&GJ) — The expansion increases the Acadian Haynesville Extension's natural gas takeaway capacity by approximately 400 million cubic feet per day, raising the total transportation capacity from 2.1 Bcf/d to 2.5 Bcf/d.

FERC Approves TC Energy's US-Mexico North Baja Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp.'s North Baja Pipeline LLC unit has received permission from U.S. energy regulators to put the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

Caliche Launches Open Season for Expansion Project, Firm Natural Gas Storage in Beaumont

(P&GJ) — Caliche Development Partners II has launched a non-binding open season to solicit natural gas firm storage service to support the development of two additional natural gas storage caverns at Golden Triangle Storage facility in Beaumont, TX.

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.

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.

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.

Peninsula Pipeline Completes $11 Million Natural Gas Expansion Project in Florida

(P&GJ) — Chesapeake Utilities Corp. has announced that its subsidiary, Peninsula Pipeline Company Inc., has completed an 11.3-mile expansion that will bring additional natural gas capacity to the Vero Beach, Florida, area.

Kinder Morgan Launches Expansion Open Season for SFPP Pipeline System

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit commitments to support a proposed expansion of a portion of its SFPP, L.P. (SFPP) pipeline system from El Paso, Texas, to Tucson, Arizona.

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.

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.

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.

Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion Costs Surge 44% to $22.4 Billion

The cost of the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion has jumped 44% from last year's estimate to $22.35 billion, the federal corporation building the project said on Friday.

US Carbon Pipeline Faces Setback as Residents Refuse to Cede Land Rights

Navigator CO2 Ventures’ proposed carbon pipeline project in the U.S. Midwest is struggling to secure a site to store millions of tons of greenhouse gas it hopes to collect from the region’s ethanol plants, as residents refuse to give up land rights over fears the underground reservoirs could leak, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

US Regulator Approves 135-Mile ET Louisiana Pipeline

The 135-mile pipeline Gulf Run pipeline, with a capacity of 1.65 Bcf/d, transports gas from the company’s other Energy Transfer pipelines that link to basins in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, running from Westdale to Starks, Louisiana.

DNV Kicks Off Phase Two of Offshore Hydrogen Pipeline Project H2Pipe

(P&GJ) — Phase 2 of H2Pipe will include a feasibility-level design of offshore hydrogen pipelines and a risk assessment study to examine the safety aspects of offshore hydrogen pipelines. The project's primary outcome is expected to be a detailed guideline offering specific guidance for use in the design and re-purposing of offshore pipelines for hydrogen transport. Phase 2 of H2Pipe is planned to start in Q1 2023 and last 2 years.

Cheniere Initiates Permit Process for Key Sabine Pass Project Expansion

Cheniere Energy Inc. on Thursday initiated an expansion permit process of LNG export capacity at its key Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana after the exporter topped revenue estimate on strong demand following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Expanding Gas Infrastructure Presents Alternative to Permian Constraints

(P&GJ) — Oil is still serious business in the Bakken Shale, but when it comes to midstream, the money is on natural gas. As in the Permian Basin, oil production in the Williston has a high rate of associated natural gas. But the Bakken’s residual gas is rich in natural gas liquids (NGLs), and that requires infrastructure generally more akin to North Texas’ Barnett Shale than West Texas’ Permian.

Navigator to Submit Expanded Proposal for 1,300-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project

(P&GJ) — Navigator CO2 plans to resubmit an enhanced proposal to the Illinois Commerce Agency before the end of February, over six months after initially submitting an application to the commission for its multistate pipeline. The expanded proposal is set to include at least one new sequestration site and an additional lateral route.

Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Be Fully Operational Early Next Year, MEG Energy Says

MEG Energy, an oil shipper on Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion project, said on Monday the pipeline is expected to start filling with oil in late 2023 and be fully operational early next year.

DNV Completes Verification for 195-Mile Section of Baltic Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Energinet has received Certificates of Conformity from DNV for its offshore Baltic Pipe project section. Its part of the project comprises 105 km (65 miles) of pipeline in the North Sea and 210 km (130 miles) underground pipeline across Denmark.

Australia's Senex Energy Suspends $671 Million Queensland Gas Project Expansion

South Korean steel giant POSCO International Corp.'s unit Senex Energy said it would suspend its $671 million investment plan of its Queensland gas project amid the Australian government's efforts to quell surging energy prices.

Canada's TC Energy Gets Approval to Expand NGTL Gas Pipeline System

The West Path Delivery 2023 (WP2023) project will add about 40 km (25 miles) of new natural gas pipeline to the existing 25,000-km (15,534 miles) NGTL system, which ships gas across Canada and to U.S. markets.

Israel's NewMed Energy Leaning Towards Floating LNG Expansion

Israel's NewMed Energy said on Thursday it was leaning towards building a floating liquefied national gas terminal to further develop its Leviathan gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Williams, Sempra Enter Deal to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects in Texas and Louisiana

(P&GJ) — Williams and Sempra plan to form a joint venture to own, expand and operate the Cameron Interstate Pipeline and the the Louisiana Connector Pipeline. The pipelines are expected to deliver gas to the proposed Cameron LNG site in Louisiana and the Port Arthur LNG facility in Texas.

Enbridge Approves $2.7 Billion Expansion of Southern B.C. Pipeline System

Enbridge Inc. on Friday sanctioned an expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia (B.C.) pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion, after strong demand from crude oil producers.

Sierra Club Says Mountain Valley Pipeline to Give Up on North Carolina Extension

Were it completed, the Southgate project would have added 75 miles (121 km) of pipeline from Southern Virginia into central North Carolina, the statement by Sierra Club read, adding that without the land, the extension is unlikely to ever be built.

Sources: Shell, Exxon to Win New Roles in Qatar's LNG Expansion

The North Field South expansion is part of Qatar's ambitious drive to consolidate its position as the world's top LNG exporter, with demand for the fuel growing as Europe scrambles to substitute the Russian pipeline gas that made up almost 40% of the continent's imports.

EverGen Infrastructure Nears Completion of GrowTEC RNG Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — The project is finalizing construction of the injection infrastructure for tie-in into the local pipeline network and is anticipated to be ready to commission in the next month. It is expected to produce 80,000 gigajoules of RNG annually.

Pieridae Advocates for TC Energy’s Pipeline Expansion Plan for Goldboro LNG Project

Pieridae Energy has asked the federal government to help ensure pipeline operator TC Energy would be able secure permits to expand gas supply pipelines in a timely fashion for the Goldboro LNG project, which it said can only go ahead if TC expands capacity on its existing pipeline network.