Projects

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.

Pin Oak Commissions Taft 20” Pipeline, Terminal Interconnections

Pin Oak Corpus Christi announced the completion of the Taft 20" Pipeline, which provides the Pin Oak Taft Terminal with interconnections to Flint Hills Resources Midway Station and Cactus II Taft Terminal.

Permian Update: America’s Oilfield Builds Back from Another Bust

Three quarters of the way through what was to be a post-pandemic year, the midstream sector of America’s biggest oilfield is slugging its way back from the bottom again.

German Court Says EU Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from European Union rules that require the owners of pipelines to be different from the suppliers of the gas that flows in them to ensure fair competition, a German court ruled.

Russia Says Nord Stream 2, TurkStream to Improve Europe's Energy Security

The Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines are designed to improve the energy security of Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Papua New Guinea Resumes Talks with Exxon on Gas Field Agreement

The Papua New Guinea government and U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp plan to resume talks on the P'nyang natural gas project, nearly two years after their negotiations halted.

Germany Open to Suggestions on Nord Stream 2, But Won't Create Obstacles

Germany is open to suggestions about the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project but will not create obstacles to it, economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.

GAO Report Finds Multiple Problems with Keystone Pipeline

The U.S. government watchdog found multiple problems with the construction, manufacture and design of the Keystone XL pipeline, validating President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke its permit, leaders of several House Democratic committees said.

Ukraine Discussed Guarantees with US, Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The energy ministers of Ukraine, the United States and Germany discussed guarantees for Ukraine about its future as a transit country after the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Bakken Energy, Mitsubishi to Repurpose North Dakota Gas Plant for Hydrogen Production

Bakken Energy and Mitsubishi Power Americas are establishing their positions in North America’s cleaner-energy future with a partnership agreement to create a clean hydrogen hub in North Dakota.

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.