Projects

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Nord Stream 2, Project's Opponents Say Not Enough

The Biden administration on Friday slapped sanctions on one Russian vessel and two Russian individuals involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but opponents of nearly-completed project said the move would do little to stop it.

Ukraine Naftogaz Says Nord Stream 2 Cannot Succeed

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a political project that breaches European Union regulations, cannot work commercially and should be stopped, the head of Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz told Reuters.

Just 15 Kilometers of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to Go, Says Putin

There are only 15 km (9 miles) left to finish the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that bypasses Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

Brazil in Talks with Argentina for Gas Pipeline from Vaca Muerta

Brazil is negotiating with Argentina on the construction of a billion-dollar pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said.

Russia Expects Nord Stream 2 to Deliver 5.6 Bcm of Gas This Year

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is currently under construction, is expected to deliver 5.6 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to Europe this year, gas producer Gazprom said on Thursday.

German Court to Rule on Nord Stream 2 Gas Link on Aug. 25

A German regional court will decide on Aug. 25 whether European Union rules requiring the separation of energy production from transportation and trade must be applied to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

USD Partners Increase Connectivity at Stroud Terminal at the Cushing Hub

The expansion is being pursued by an affiliate of US Development Group and when completed will add a pipeline connection to a second 300,000-barrel storage tank at the Cushing, Oklahoma, crude oil hub.

TC Energy’s Louisiana Pipeline Projects Should Expand Gulf Coast Natural Gas Access

TC Energy is progressing with pipeline-related projects in Louisiana that should help deliver more natural gas to high-demand markets along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

NG Imports Grow, Pipeline Construction Slows

According to the new quarterly report published by the Central Bank of Mexico, economic growth for 2021 will be between 5% and 7%, which compares favorably with the January edition, indicating between 2.8% and 6% growth.

EIA Reports: Gulf of Mexico Projects, Production to Grow in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico will increase in the next two years, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.

PennEast Aims to Complete Phase of NatGas Pipe in 2022, Despite Delay

PennEast Pipeline said it still expects to complete the first phase of its $1.2 billion natural gas pipe in Pennsylvania in 2022 even though it put off acquiring rights of way for the project due to legal and regulatory hurdles.

Challenges of Installing a New Pipeline

During the installation of a new pipeline, corrosion engineers must consider many different aspects of the pipeline and its corrosion protection. On the surface it may appear simple, thinking only of coatings and cathodic protection, but once construction is underway, the tasks are many.

Africa’s New Pipeline Projects – What to Expect During the Next Few Years

The World Bank released a special report about the future of sub-Saharan Africa, which found the region’s economic growth contracted by 2% in 2020. This was closer to the lower bound of the forecast it made last year. But it also found that prospects for recovery and growth in SSA are strengthening.

2021 Midyear International Outlook: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

As global markets claw their way back from the 2020 pandemic trough and energy demand continues to rise, oil and gas producers remain largely committed to fiscal restraint, prices have risen to multi-year highs and storage has yet to recover from historic lows.

Zimbabwe Agrees to $1.3 billion Joint Venture Fuel Pipeline with British Firm

Zimbabwe has signed a $1.3 billion joint venture agreement with British-based Coven Energy to develop a fuel pipeline from the Mozambican port city of Beira to the capital city Harare, the minister of information said.

Pipelines in Mexico: Opportunity for US Innovation, Exports and Patience

In 2021, there are very few new projects proposed in Mexico compared to what happened over the 2015–2020 period. New projects on the Mexican government’s radar are almost all related to connectivity with, and enhancing efficiency of, existing new pipelines.

New US Energy Security Advisor to Tackle Nord Stream 2 Risks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed former diplomat Amos Hochstein as a senior advisor for energy security to work on the fallout from the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, among other energy issues.

Enbridge Says More Permits Will Delay Line 5 Tunnel Project

Enbridge said the U.S. Army Corps’ decision to begin a tougher environmental review of the company’s proposed oil pipeline tunnel under the Great Lakes will set back construction on the project.

Projects August 2021

Tellurian Applies for New Reduced-Emission Pipeline Project in Louisiana, Navigator Aims to Expand U.S. Carbon Capture Pipeline Project and more.

Inpex to Delay Investment Decision on Indonesia's Abadi LNG Project

Japanese energy company Inpex Corp expects its final investment decision on the Abadi LNG project to be delayed because COVID-19 has disrupted survey work and adjustments may be needed due to climate change.

Energy Transfer Completes DAPL Expansion, Updates Pipeline Projects

Energy Transfer said it has completed a phased expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline that boosted capacity to 750,000 bpd from 570,000 bpd even as it waged a legal battle for survival.

Cheniere Expects Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Unit in 2022

U.S. LNG company Cheniere Energy said the sixth train at its Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana was about 89.6% complete and was still expected to enter commercial service in the first half of 2022.

UGI and Synthica Energy Partner to Develop Renewable Natural Gas

The project is expected to generate approximately 250,000 MMBTUs of pipeline-quality RNG each year that will be injected into a local natural gas pipeline on the regional distribution system.

Perspective: What Lifting US Sanctions Means for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Biden administration admits that the US sanctions are currently unlikely to succeed, as the project is almost complete and his government wants to improve relations with Germany.

Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex Nearing Completion

The Heartland Petrochemical Complex is in its final stages of completion in Strathcona County, Alberta, Inter Pipeline announced.

Ivory Coast to Build 200 MW LNG Plant, Says Energy Minister

Ivory Coast is in talks to build a 200-megawatt power plant fueled by LNG as it seeks to avoid outages that rocked the country earlier this year, Mines and Energy Minister Thomas Camara said on Tuesday.

Neptune Energy Installs World’s Longest ETH Production Pipeline

Neptune Energy announced the installation and testing of the world’s longest trace-heated subsea production pipeline at its operated Fenja field in the Norwegian sea. The 37-kilometre (23-mile) electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe solution will transport oil from the field to the Njord A platform, operated by Equinor.

Paradox Resources Completes Pipeline Connection and Deliveries of Navajo Helium Rich Gas

The gas delivery was made possible by the completion of a new pipeline connection by Paradox Resources, which unlocked bottlenecks impeding the Navajo Nation’s access to the Lisbon Valley Gas and Helium Processing Plant.

Texas Intrastate Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service last month, providing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin.

Mexico Strikes Pact with Canada's TC Energy for Natural Gas Pipeline

Mexico's state power utility has struck a deal with Canada's TC Energy Corp to develop a natural gas pipeline in the country's south and consolidate the firm's contracts in the central region, the utility said.