Projects

IGB Pipeline on Track to Receive Operation License in Greece

(P&GJ) — The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline, which is on track for commercial launch on October 1, is in the final stage of completion and administrative procedures for granting operational license and Right of Use acts are ongoing in both countries.

FERC Reviewing $160 Million Ohio Valley Connector Expansion Project

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice that it will conduct an environmental review of Equitrans’ Ohio Valley Connector Expansion (OVCX) project, a regulatory hurdle that, if passed, will bring the project closer to receiving authorization.

Mongolian President Advocates for Russia-China Oil, Gas Pipelines via Mongolia

Russian energy giant Gazprom hopes to build the Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline via Mongolia to China with a view to exporting 50 billion cubic meters of gas per year via the route by 2030.

EPA Approves First-of-its-Kind Permanent Carbon Sequestration Plan in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Stakeholder Midstream's Pozo Acido well’s proximity to the most prolific interstate CO2 pipelines in the United States, such as Kinder Morgan's Cortez pipeline, allows Stakeholder to provide carbon sequestration to third parties in the Permian Basin and beyond.

Baltic Pipeline Starting to Flow Gas this Month

(P&GJ) — The $2 billion Baltic Pipe is scheduled to start flowing Norwegian natural gas to Poland on Sept. 27, a government official said, marking a key step in Europe‘s drive toward energy independence from Russia.

Portugal Urges France to Back MidCat Gas Pipeline Across the Pyrenees

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has urged France to stop blocking the proposed MidCat gas pipeline across the Pyrenees noting it would help central and eastern Europe wean themselves off Russian gas.

Analysis: Pyrenees Gas Pipeline Puts EU Energy Divisions in Stark Relief

French skepticism about a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees highlights the competing visions for Europe's future energy mix as the continent urgently confronts a power crisis.

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Aemetis completed 20 miles (32 km) of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles (31 km) in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

EU's Breton Says Unclear If Gas Pipeline from Spain Makes Economic Sense

European Union industry chief Thierry Breton said on Thursday it was uncertain whether a pipeline connecting the Spanish and French gas grids would be profitable.

DNV Confirms Feasibility, Maturity of EastMed Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has issued confirmation of the feasibility statement of the Eastern Mediterranean Deepwater Pipeline (EastMed), a 1,343-mile (2,000-km) onshore and offshore natural gas project.

Central African Nations Enter Deal to Construct Over 4,000 Miles of Pipeline

Central African countries signed a deal on Thursday to create a regional oil and gas pipeline network and hub infrastructures with the intent to construct three multinational oil and gas pipeline systems of around 6,500 km (4,000 miles) as well as LNG terminals and at least three refineries.

TAP Gas Pipeline Execs to Make Final Decision on Expanding Capacity in Early 2023

A final decision on whether to double the capacity of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas link will be taken early next year, TAP's managing director said on Tuesday, adding that the additional gas will come from several Azeri fields.

President Ramos-Horta Urges Australia to Back Gas Pipeline to East Timor

Timor President Ramos-Horta said it made no sense to him to send the gas to Darwin, which would require a 500-km (310-mile) pipeline, rather than to East Timor with a 200-km (124-mile) pipeline and added that operating costs in Timor would be much less than in Australia.

Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Block Construction of 72-Mile Pipeline in Colorado

(P&GJ) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld Larimer County’s decision to deny the permit tied to the construction of a 72-mile pipeline meant to funnel water from the Cache La Poudre River to residents in Denver, Colorado, the Denver Post reported last week.

UGI to Develop New Renewable Natural Gas Project in Upstate New York

Once completed in the second half of calendar year 2024, the project is expected to produce approximately 150 million cubic feet of RNG annually that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system.

Sypris to Supply High-Pressure Closures for Permian Highway Pipeline Expansion Project

Sypris Technologies Inc. has recently received an award for specialty high-pressure closures for use in the Permian Highway Pipeline expansion project, the company said on Tuesday. Shipments under this award are expected to be completed by year-end. Terms of the order were not disclosed.

NPCC to Build $548 Million Pipeline Offshore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a $548 million contract to National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) to build a new 85-km (53-mile) gas pipeline at its Lower Zakum field offshore of Abu Dhabi.

France’s President Rejects France-Spain MidCat Gas Pipeline Project

French President Emmanuel Macron said he was opposed to the France-Spain MidCat gas pipeline project, arguing that capacity on two existing cross-Pyrenees gas pipelines was underutilized and that gas flows were going mainly in the direction of Spain.

Azeri President Says Investors Negotiating Plan to Expand TAP Gas Pipeline

Talks have begun among shareholders in the Trans-Adriatic pipeline (TAP) to expand its capacity, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said on Friday, saying quick progress was necessary for his country to be able to boost gas exports to Europe.

TC Energy Expects Coastal Gas Line to Cost Nearly $9 Billion

NGL Energy Partners Places 225-Mile Ambassador Pipeline in Service, Howard Energy to Expand South Texas Natural Gas Transportation System, Enterprise to Expand Shin Oak Pipeline System in Permian, Magellan’s Permian-Houston Crude Pipelines’ Volumes Drop and more.

Senegal’s President: Phase 2 of Greater Tortue Gas Project Needs $5 Billion

The second phase of Senegal's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim gas project will need investments worth around $5 billion and could start in 2024 or 2025, Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Thursday.

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

The pipeline system consists of 97 miles of easements and has been approved to move 500,000 bbl/day of produced water that run from Lovington, New Mexico south to Monahans, Texas. Currently, the Rail Runner project has 150,000 bbl/day of available disposal volume with plans to expand that capacity up to 500,000 bbl/day.

Sources: YPF, Petronas Expected to Enter Deal to Build New Gas Pipeline in Argentina

Argentine oil company YPF and Malaysian state energy firm Petronas are in talks over plans to build a new gas pipeline in the South American nation and an LNG plant, a source close to YPF told Reuters on Thursday.

Equinor, Wintershall Dea Consider Building 560-Mile Pipeline to Capture CO2 Under North Sea

Equinor and Wintershall Dea eye the construction of a 900-km (560-mile) long pipeline to transport CO2 from northern Germany to storage sites offshore Norway before 2032. The pipeline is expected to have a transport capacity of 20 million to 40 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Operator Gascade to Build First Pipeline Linking LNG to German Gas Network

German pipeline operator Gascade said on Tuesday it would provide what is expected to be the first pipeline connecting LNG to the German gas network.

Spain Criticizes France Over Reluctance to Finish Pyrenees Gas Pipeline

A Spanish government minister on Tuesday criticized France's reluctance to support reviving a project to build a third gas connection through the Pyrenees mountains to reduce Europe's reliance on Russian gas.

Australia's Santos to Spend Extra $311 Million for Barossa-Darwin Gas Pipeline

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Monday it would spend an additional $311 million to build a new pipeline to transport gas from its offshore Barossa field to its Darwin LNG plant in the Northern Territory.

FERC Grants Mountain Valley Four-Year Extension to Build 303-Mile Pipeline

U.S. environmental group the Sierra Club said on Wednesday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline's (MVP) request for four more years to build the natural gas line from West Virginia to Virginia.

Shell, Shenergy Form JV to Establish Hydrogen Distribution Hub in China

Shell (China) Ltd. and Shenergy (Group) Co. Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture to build a network of hydrogen refueling stations in Shanghai, Shell’s first hydrogen refueling network in Asia.

Croatia Set to Spend $182.3 Million to Build New Gas Pipeline, Double Capacity

The new gas pipeline, estimated to cost $156 million, will connect the towns of Zlobin and Bosiljevo in northwestern Croatia, the Croatian government said, adding that LNG capacity on the northern Adriatic island of Krk will increase from 2.6 to 6.1 billion cubic meters of gas annually.