Projects

Algeria, Niger, Nigeria Take Steps to Build Trans-Saharan Pipeline

Finland Plans to Build Hydrogen Pipeline Network, CenterPoint Launches Green Hydrogen Project in Minnesota, Ukraine to Tap Gas Capacity to Offset Loss of Nord Stream 1 Flows, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria Take Steps to Build Trans-Saharan Pipeline and more.

Australia's Santos Moves Forward with $2.6 Billion Alaska Oil Project

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Wednesday it will move ahead with developing a $2.6 billion Alaskan oil project in a surprise decision that sent the energy producer's shares lower despite it posting a record first-half profit.

EPA, Army Corps Double Team Pipeline Construction

(P&GJ) — The Biden Administration is at it again with its latest regulatory effort to stymie pipeline development. Three months ago, the Army Corps of Engineers suggested new restrictions on general pipeline repair Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12, in which there is minimal dredge and fill near Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).

FERC Grants Trans-Foreland Pipeline Extension for Alaska LNG Import Project

Marathon Petroleum Corp.'s Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co. unit received more time to convert the Kenai LNG export plant in Alaska into an import terminal, U.S. energy regulators said on Tuesday.

Spotlight on Mexico: Construction Begins on Tequila Valley Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Mexican’s Corporación CH4 S.A. will carry out the construction of the Camino Real de Tequila Gas Distribution System to distribute high- pressure natural gas to the industrial zone in Tequila.

Oil Industry Ready to Tap $430 Billion Climate Fund for Carbon Capture Projects

Tax credits in the $430 billion U.S. climate and tax bill set to be signed into law this week will kickstart carbon sequestration projects, say oil and gas proponents, offsetting startup costs for some of the anti-pollution initiatives.

German Chancellor Pushes for New European Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday pushed for the construction of a pipeline from Portugal through Spain and France to central Europe to wean Europe from Russian energy dependence.

Australia's Santos Buys Underground Gas Pipeline to Offset Supply Crunch

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Thursday it had bought a company that owns an approved underground pipeline route and would work with infrastructure developers to build the planned 883-km (550-mile) pipeline, which was approved to run from the Wallumbilla gas supply hub in Queensland to New South Wales.

Saipem Enters Negotiations to End Arctic LNG 2 Project Contracts

Saipem is in talks to end two contracts related to Russia's $21-billion Arctic LNG 2 project led by Moscow-listed gas producer Novatek, the Italian energy services group said in its interim financial statement.

TC Energy, Mexican Utility Sign Deal to Build $4.5 Billion Gas Pipeline

TC Energy Corp. said on Thursday it had struck a deal with a Mexican state utility to develop a $4.5 billion natural gas pipeline. The offshore Southeast Gateway Pipeline will supply natural gas to Mexico's central and southeast regions, the Canadian pipeline operator added.

NFE, Plug Power Partner to Build 120 MW Green Hydrogen Plant on Gulf Coast

New Fortress Energy Inc. has entered an agreement with Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, to build a 120-megawatt (MW) industrial-scale green hydrogen plant near Beaumont, Texas.

Enterprise to Build Two Natural Gas Plants, Expand Shin Oak Pipeline System in Permian

Enterprise Products Partners LP has unveiled plans to build two natural gas processing plants and expand the Shin Oak natural gas liquid pipeline system in the Permian Basin to further support ongoing production growth in the basin.

Manchin Appears to Have Secured Pro-Energy Side-Deal with White House

(P&GJ) – In addition to securing a commitment from President Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership that might enable the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed, Sen. Joe Machin apparently gained a side-deal that could have a far-reaching positive effect on energy projects.

Exxon Mobil Awards TechnipFMC Contract for Gas to Energy Project in Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an Exxon Mobil affiliate to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea risers and pipelines for its gas-to-energy project in Guyana.

Equitrans on Track to Finish $6.6 Billion Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline in 2023

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday the venture building the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia still expects to complete the $6.6 billion project in the second half of 2023.

Senator Manchin Secures Future of Mountain Valley Pipeline Project

Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has secured a commitment from President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be completed, his office told a CBS affiliate on Monday.

Enbridge Set to Invest $1.5 Billion in Pacific Energy's Woodfibre LNG Project

Canada's Enbridge Inc. said on Friday it will invest $1.5 billion in the joint construction and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project and also said it will spend an additional $2.1 billion on new projects, including expansions of its British Columbia and Texas gas pipeline systems.

CapturePoint Submits Proposal to Build Carbon Capture Facility in Louisiana

Privately-backed CapturePoint LLC has applied to build a carbon capture storage facility in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, roughly 90 miles north of Lafayette, according to a filing with the Environmental Protection Agency.

TC Energy Hikes 416-Mile Gas Pipeline Cost 70% to Nearly $9 Billion

TC Energy Corp. said it expects its Coastal GasLink pipeline project to cost $8.72 billion, nearly 70% higher than initially budgeted. First announced in 2018, the 416-mile pipeline is being built to transport natural gas across Canada.

Pipeline Operator TC Energy Beats Quarterly Profit, Reports Coastal GasLink 70% Done

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy beat quarterly profit estimates on Thursday, adding that its 670-km Coastal GasLink project is about 70% complete, with mechanical in-service expected by the end of 2023.

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria Sign Deal for $13 Billion Saharan Gas Pipeline

Algeria, Nigeria and Niger have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a natural gas pipeline across the Sahara Desert, Algeria's energy minister said on Thursday.

Shell Delivers Final Greenlight to Jackdaw Gas Project in North Sea

Shell Plc said on Monday it had made a final investment decision to develop the Jackdaw gas field in the British North Sea, which is expected to come online in the mid-2020s and could provide 6% of U.K. gas output.

Brazil's Unigel Secures $120 Million Investment for Green Hydrogen Project

Brazilian chemical maker Unigel has announced plans to build a green hydrogen plant in the northeastern state of Bahia and has secured an initial investment of $120 million, with the goal of making it one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Sempra, Mexico Team Up to Build Gas Infrastructure, Restore 500-Mile Sonora Pipeline

Sempra Energy and Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission have signed deals to further develop gas infrastructure projects, including a possible LNG terminal in Oaxaca and restoring service at the Guaymas-El Oro pipeline in Sonora.

Delfin Asks FERC for Extension on US Gulf of Mexico LNG Export Project

U.S. LNG developer Delfin LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to put the onshore part of its proposed Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana into service until September 2023.

FERC Reviewing $160 Million Ohio Valley Connector Expansion

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 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.

Germany Plans to Build Fifth Floating LNG Terminal by Year End

A fifth floating LNG terminal, to be located about 250 km (155 miles) north of Berlin, will be built by a private consortium, in addition to the four already planned by the government, the country's economy ministry said on Tuesday.

EverGen Infrastructure Buys 67% Interest in Alberta-based RNG Facility

EverGen Infrastructure Corp. said it has completed the acquisition of a 67% interest in Grow the Energy Circle Ltd., an Alberta-based renewable natural gas (RNG) facility.

ConocoPhillips Buys 30% Stake in Sempra's Port Arthur LNG Project

ConocoPhillips on Thursday agreed to take a 30% stake in Sempra Energy's proposed Port Arthur, Texas, LNG plant, advancing the long-delayed gas export project.

European Commission Proposes Azerbaijan Gas Deal, Pipeline Expansion

The European Commission has proposed to EU countries a deal with Azerbaijan to increase imports of natural gas and support the expansion of a pipeline to do this, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.