Projects

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports.

Biden Administration Offers $1 Billion Loan Guarantee for Hydrogen Project

The Biden administration said it has offered Monolith Nebraska LLC a conditional loan guarantee up to $1.04 billion for a project to make clean hydrogen, in its first use of an office that has tens of billions of dollars in financing.

US to Dominate Midstream Project Starts in North America Through 2025, GlobalData Forecasts

The United States is likely to start the operations of 169 midstream oil and gas projects from 2021 to 2025, accounting for about 69% of the total upcoming midstream project starts in North America by 2025.

RWE Zeroing in on Green Hydrogen Production Plans

Germany’s RWE, signed a contract with professional services firm Jacobs to study the production and supply of green hydrogen at the Pembroke Power Station in Wales.

Proteum Energy and Istmo Energy to Produce Low-Cost Hydrogen in the Permian Basin

Proteum Energy entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Istmo Energy for Proteum to provide low cost, low carbon intensity hydrogen to Istmo for production of "ultra-low sulfur diesel" and clean hydrogen.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project More Than Halfway Complete

Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project is more than 57% complete overall, and more than 46% of the construction is finished, according to its monthly construction update.

Enterprise Completes Expansion of Acadian Natural Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products Partners recently started commercial service on its new Gillis Lateral pipeline and associated expansion of its Acadian Haynesville Extension system to serve the growing LNG market on the Gulf Coast.

Nord Stream 2 Starts Filling Second Pipe with Natural Gas

Nord Stream 2 AG started filling its second pipe with natural gas, stepping up preparations to launch a project that has sparked global political tensions and is yet to get the green light from Germany.

Enbridge Removes Michigan's Oil Pipeline Lawsuit to Federal Court

Enbridge Inc. removed to U.S. federal court a lawsuit filed by Michigan's attorney general against its Line 5 oil pipeline, the latest in a long-running dispute between the Canadian company and the Midwestern state.

Israel's Environment Ministry Blocks Oil Pipeline Deal With UAE

Israel's Environmental Protection Ministry blocked a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via an Israeli port city.

Nord Stream 2 Won't Go Live in First Half of 2022, German Regulator Warns

The German energy regulator's eagerly-awaited decision on fully certifying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won't come in the first half of next year, it said on Thursday.

Va. Regulators Approve MVP Stream-Crossing Permit

After a series of setbacks, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a necessary stream-crossing permit for the embattled Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

Plains All-American Hoping to Replace Ruptured Oil Pipeline in California

Plains All American Pipeline is applying for a replacement pipeline project in California, showing the state still has potential to host fossil fuel infrastructure even as it takes significant measures to curb climate change.

Nord Stream 2 Gas Unlikely to Flow if Russia Renews Ukraine Aggression, US Says

Gas is unlikely to flow through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia renews its aggression against Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

EU Tells Russia Aggression Against Ukraine Would "Come at a Price"

The head of the European Commission declined to say outright if such a move by Moscow would trigger EU sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.

Polish PM Tells Germany's Scholz Not to 'Give in' Over Nord Stream 2

Poland's prime minister said he would call on Germany's newly appointed Chancellor Olaf Scholz to oppose the start-up of Nord Stream 2.

US Has 'Understanding' With Germany to Shut Nord Stream 2 Pipeline if Russia Invades Ukraine

United States officials have told members of Congress they have an understanding with Germany about shutting down the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine, a senior congressional aide told Reuters on Tuesday.

Looking Back at the Top 10 Midstream Stories of 2021

While not as volatile as the previous 12 months, 2021 brought its share of anxiety as we in the energy industry – midstream in particular – worked to recover from the fallout caused by the COVID-19 virus. There were also victories along the way.

Gas Price Windfall Makes Gazprom Patient Over Nord Stream 2 Delay

Windfall revenues from high European gas prices mean Russia's Gazprom will not start pumping gas through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before certification and it will not press Germany to speed up the process, two sources said.

Venture Global to Spend Over $10 Billion on Fourth Louisiana LNG Plant

The proposed CP2 facility will be located adjacent to its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant, which is under construction and could produce first LNG in test mode later this year.

Pembina Nixes Jordan Cove LNG Plant Project in Oregon

A unit of Canadian energy company Pembina Pipeline Corp. told U.S. energy regulators that it would not move forward with its proposed Jordan Cove LNG export plant in Oregon.

Michels Completes 15,000-Plus Foot HDD Crossing

Michels Completes 15,000-Plus Foot HDD Crossing, Turkmenistan Officials Discuss Work on TAPI Gas Pipeline, Russian Gas Flows to Germany Through Yamal Restart and more are included in this month's project news.

Navigator and OCI Agree on CO2 Transportation, Storage Services Through Heartland Greenway

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced it has entered into an agreement with Iowa Fertilizer Company facility to provide CO2 transportation and storage services on its CCS system, the Heartland Greenway.

Carbon+Intel: Capital Power and Enbridge Collaborate to Reduce CO₂ Emissions in Alberta

Capital Power Corporation and Enbridge Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on carbon capture and storage solutions in the Wabamun area west of Edmonton, Alberta.

ExxonMobil Continues Preparatory Work for Gas Project in Vietnam

ExxonMobil is continuing preparatory work for its Ca Voi Xanh (Blue Whale) gas project in Vietnam, it said, with a final investment decision dependent on factors including regulatory approvals and gas sales deals.

Germany Said to be Working with US on Nord Stream 2 Deal

Germany's foreign ministry said it continued to coordinate closely with the U.S. administration on implementing a joint declaration on the $11 billion pipeline.

Australia Unveils Plan to Spur Pipeline Investment

Australia outlined a plan to spur investment in new gas pipelines to beef up gas supply, despite the government's pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Delay to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline May Be Short - Analyst

The suspension of the approval process for the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline by a German regulator could be short-lived as Europe is hungry for more gas, an analyst said after meeting officials of Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

Contractors: Western Canada to Boost Drilling to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Western Canadian oil and gas producers will drill 27% more wells in 2022 than the previous year, returning to pre-pandemic levels as prices rebound and pipeline projects advance, the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) said.

U.S. Energy Secretary: Companies Making Big Profits Should Increase Oil Supply

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday urged U.S. energy companies to increase oil supply amid "enormous profits," as the Biden administration tries to bring down the price of gasoline.