Projects

Projects October 2021

Enbridge Bolsters GOM Capacity with Purchase of Moda Midstream, Ukraine Says Russian Gas Transit to Europe Decreasing and more.

Bolivia’s YPFB Transporte to Boost Gas Pipelines Capacity

YPFB Transporte S.A.’s objectives for 2021 are to increase natural gas production and meet the growing demands of the domestic market, such as respecting the contracts with Brazil and Argentina.

Enbridge's Long-Delayed Line 3 Oil Pipeline Project to Start Up Oct. 1

Enbridge Inc. said on Wednesday its Line 3 pipeline replacement project will begin operating on Oct. 1, the first successful major expansion of Canadian crude export capacity in six years, clearing hurdles that other projects were unable to overcome.

Lithuania Expects Polish Gas Link Construction Completion This Year

A pipeline designed to connect the gas grids of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland to continental Europe will begin operating in the second half of 2022 after a delay of almost a year, the Lithuanian energy minister said.

U.S. Appalachian Gas Pipeline Projects Go by the Wayside

Many of the proposed pipelines to deliver gas to the Appalachian region have been scuttled in recent years, running into opposition to fossil-fuel infrastructure, regulatory problems, or protests from environmental groups.

PennEast to End Development of Pennsylvania-New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline

PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would cease development of the natural gas pipeline it had proposed to build from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in part because the project has not yet received all the required permits.

U.S. Senate Panel Sets Hearing on Russian Gas Pipeline Amid Ukraine Concerns

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a closed-door hearing for Sept. 29 to discuss Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which several lawmakers say could harm allies in Eastern Europe.

Cheniere Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Export Unit Moves Closer to Entering Service

U.S. energy regulators on Wednesday gave Cheniere Energy Inc. permission to introduce feedgas to commission parts of the sixth liquefaction train at the U.S. LNG company's Sabine Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Dakota Access Pipeline Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Scrap Environmental Study Order

Dakota Access asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit whether the largest pipeline out of the North Dakota oil basin requires additional environmental review.

Enbridge Fined $3.32 Million for Failings in Line 3 Replacement Project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fined Enbridge Inc. $3.32 million, citing the Canadian company's failure to follow environmental laws during the construction of its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

Russia to Consider Rosneft's Access to Nord Stream 2

Russia's energy ministry is due to prepare a report in the coming days on the possibility of Rosneft exporting gas to Europe via the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Interfax cited Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Wednesday.

Record Gas Prices Could Hasten Nord Stream 2 Launch, Analysts Say

Record gas prices in Europe could hasten clearance for fuel supplies via Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, analysts said on Tuesday.

Enbridge’s Cameron Extension Pipeline Project Nearing Completion

Texas Eastern Transmission’s Cameron Extension pipeline project in southwestern Louisiana is on track to be mechanically complete in October, leading to a November in-service, an Enbridge spokesperson said.

Kinder Morgan, Neste to Retrofit Tank and Piping for Green Fuels Feedstocks

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to convert some Louisiana tank and piping infrastructure to hold used cooking oil and other feedstocks for Finnish renewable-fuels giant Neste, the companies told Reuters.

Germany has Four Months to Certify Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator on Monday said it had four months to complete a certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after receiving all necessary documents for an application for an operating license from the pipeline company.

U.S. Reassures Allies Over Nord Stream 2 but Calls it a 'Reality'

A senior U.S. envoy said on Saturday he had delivered reassurances to Ukraine and Poland on mitigating any threat posed by Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but that the project was now a "reality.”

Germany's Merkel Seeks to Calm Nord Stream 2 Fears

Merkel asserted that Ukraine will remain a transit land for Russian gas during a farewell visit to Poland during which also struck a conciliatory tone on Warsaw's conflict with the European Union over judicial reforms.

Russia Completes Nord Stream 2 Construction, Gas Flows Yet to Start

Gazprom said it had finished construction of the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline to Germany, allowing Russia to potentially double lucrative gas exports to Europe via the Baltic Sea while bypassing political foe Ukraine.

Russia Waits for Germany's Nod to Start Gas Sales via Nord Stream 2

Pumping commercial natural gas supplies via the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not start until a German regulator gives the green light, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Ukraine Says Russian Gas Transit to Europe Seen Falling This Month

The transit of Russian gas through Ukrainian gas transit system to Europe will fall to 109 million cubic meters a day in September from average 124 mcm a day in April to August, Ukrainian state-run gas transit operator said on Wednesday.

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 DAPL’s survival.

Projects September 2021

TC Energy Warns Coastal GasLink Dispute Could Impact Construction, Neptune Energy Installs World’s Longest ETH Production Pipeline and more.

Black Sea Oil & Gas Project a Litmus Test for Romanian Offshore Gas Investment

Black Sea Oil & Gas is pressing ahead to be the first company to tap Romania's offshore gas fields despite a disputed tax that has stymied other projects, but if the levy remains, it could impact its operations in the country.

Final Piece of Nord Stream 2 in Place, Operator Says

The last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been welded into place, its operator said on Monday, meaning the two long stretches of the pipe can now be joined to complete the Baltic subsea link.

China's Zhenhua Oil Seeks Tie-Up with Local Firm for First Gas Terminal

China's Zhenhua Oil is in advanced discussions to join a provincial government-backed firm to build a natural gas receiving terminal in east China, the first import facility the state-run trader will own a stake in.

China Approves $149 Million Coalbed Methane Pipeline Project

China's state planner has approved a 960 million yuan ($149 million) coalbed methane pipeline project linking the northern provinces of Shanxi and Shaanxi, the National Development and Reform Commission said.

Northern Demand not Isolated

Say what you will about the state of the industry, customers are still clamoring for natural gas in their homes and businesses, and with that need for expansion comes new pipeline projects.

Ukraine Warns Europe to be Dependent on Russia for Gas Supply with Nord Stream 2

The launch of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will mean Europe will be solely dependent on Moscow-run pipelines as the Ukrainian route for gas delivery to Europe disappears, the head of Ukraine's gas transit operator said.

Line 3 Pipeline Approaches Completion after Court Ruling

Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is nearing completion after successfully defending another legal challenge last week, when the Minnesota Supreme Court decided it would not hear an appeal from opponents who sought to overturn regulatory approval.

Trophy Pipeline Announces Open Season for Texas Expansion Project

Trophy Pipeline announced it intends to conduct an Open Season for its Texas Expansion project. Trophy proposes to construct an approximately 3-mile-long pipeline from a new origin in Winkler County, Texas, to its existing FERC-regulated, crude oil pipeline in Lea County, New Mexico.