Projects

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.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Begins Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System

Rangeland Midstream Canada has commenced the construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System.

Nord Stream 2 Investor OMV Says Project Can Still Meet Deadline

The leader of a company invested in Nord Stream 2 said the project’s completion date has not been changed and the pipeline could still be delivered on time and budget, despite Denmark’s long-pending decision on a construction permit.

LM Energy Completes Phase I of Touchdown System

LM Energy Holdings said it has completed first phase of its Touchdown Crude Oil Gathering System in the northern Delaware Basin and will begin transporting crude oil shortly for contracted customers in Eddy County, N.M.

Trans Mountain Restarts Construction on Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp restarted construction on parts of its pipeline to nearly triple the flow of crude from Alberta’s oil sands to the British Columbia coast roughly a year after the project’s latest regulatory setback.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.

Feds Clear Way for Williams Pipeline over NY Objections

Federal regulators have cleared the way for a Williams Partners natural gas pipeline to move forward despite New York’s denial of a water quality permit that had blocked the project.

Tellurian Files for FERC Review of Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a review of its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana’s growing LNG export market.

Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a motion to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. The tribe, which led original opposition to the pipeline, petitioned for status as an intervenor in the case before the Public Service Commission.

Williams Completes Rivervale South to Market Project

Williams said it has successfully placed into full service its Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system – to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers.

Enterprise to Expand ATEX Pipeline after Successful Open Season

Enterprise Products Partners will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season.

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Subsea Contract for Vietnam Gas Pipeline

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant contract by PetroVietnam Gas for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Nam Con Son 2 Phase 2 pipeline across Nam Con Son basin and Cuu Long basin in Vietnam.

FERC Approves Sendero Carlsbad Gateway Project

Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline from its Carlsbad processing plant to White Water Midstream's Agua Blanca pipeline.

Investors Flock to Finance Calcasieu Pass LNG Construction

Venture Global LNG said it has made a final investment decision to proceed with development of its $5.8 billion Calcasieu Pass liquefaction facility after financing was nearly two times oversubscribed with more than $10 billion in binding commitments.

Laguna-Aguascalientes Gas Pipeline Propels Growth in Mexico

It is estimated that by 2026 in Mexico, natural gas demand will double the total amount of natural gas produced in 2012. Meanwhile, the current conditions suggest production will increase 2.8% annually.

Appeals Court Puts Mountain Valley Pipeline Permits on Hold

A federal appeals court has put a hold on two permits needed for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

India Investing $60 Billion on National Gas Grid by 2024

India, one of the world's largest consumers of oil and coal, is investing $60 billion to build a national gas grid and import terminals by 2024 in a bid to cut its carbon emissions, the oil minister said on Sunday.

Protests, Red Tape Block Millions in Colombia Oil Industry Investment

Some $700 million in investment spending by oil companies operating in Colombia is frozen because of contract delays caused by community protests and consultations, slow environmental licensing and court orders, the Colombia Petroleum Association said.

EIB to Finance Bulgaria-Greece Gas Link

The European Investment Bank agreed on Thursday to finance the construction of a 182-km gas pipeline linking Bulgaria with Greece that will end Sofia's complete dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

Judge Weighs Renewed Keystone XL Arguments

A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump's permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border.

Senex Flows First Gas With Completion of Jemena's Atlas Pipeline

Senex Energy announced that first gas production has been achieved at Project Atlas following completion of Jemena's Atlas Gas Pipeline in Queensland, Australia.

Permian Highway Pipeline Clears Key Legal Hurdle

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline reached major milestone as the City of Kyle, Texas, approved a settlement agreement allowing construction of the pipeline through the city.

Subsea 7 Awarded Shell Offshore Infrastructure Contract Near Aberdeen, UK

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Shell for the Pierce depressurization project, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.

OMV Chief Says No Need to Discuss Alternative Nord Stream 2 Route

There is no need to discuss alternative routes for Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which is still awaiting approval for its Danish leg, the chief executive of Austria’s OMV said on Thursday.

Israel to Increase Gas Exports to Egypt via EMED Pipeline

Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export via the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMED) Pipeline to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said on Wednesday.

Putin Urges Denmark to Ignore U.S. Pressure Over Nord Stream 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Denmark on Wednesday to ignore U.S. pressure and "show it has sovereignty" by allowing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to go through its territory.

Shell Urges U.S. Congress to Withhold Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Royal Dutch Shell is asking the U.S. Congress not to enact sanctions against the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline to Germany, said Cederic Cremers, head of Shell's business in Russia.

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.

Russia's Novatek Sees Enough Gas for Third Big LNG Plant

Russia's top private gas producer Novatek expects newly acquired licenses will give it enough resources for a third liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in its super-cooled gas cluster, CEO Leonid Mikhelson said.

Medallion Launches Open Season for Midland Basin Crude Expansion

Medallion Pipeline Company announced a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for an expansion of its crude oil pipeline system in the Midland Basin.