Projects

2021 Midyear International Outlook: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

As global markets claw their way back from the 2020 pandemic trough and energy demand continues to rise, oil and gas producers remain largely committed to fiscal restraint, prices have risen to multi-year highs and storage has yet to recover from historic lows.

Zimbabwe Agrees to $1.3 billion Joint Venture Fuel Pipeline with British Firm

Zimbabwe has signed a $1.3 billion joint venture agreement with British-based Coven Energy to develop a fuel pipeline from the Mozambican port city of Beira to the capital city Harare, the minister of information said.

Pipelines in Mexico: Opportunity for US Innovation, Exports and Patience

In 2021, there are very few new projects proposed in Mexico compared to what happened over the 2015–2020 period. New projects on the Mexican government’s radar are almost all related to connectivity with, and enhancing efficiency of, existing new pipelines.

New US Energy Security Advisor to Tackle Nord Stream 2 Risks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed former diplomat Amos Hochstein as a senior advisor for energy security to work on the fallout from the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, among other energy issues.

Enbridge Says More Permits Will Delay Line 5 Tunnel Project

Enbridge said the U.S. Army Corps’ decision to begin a tougher environmental review of the company’s proposed oil pipeline tunnel under the Great Lakes will set back construction on the project.

Projects August 2021

Tellurian Applies for New Reduced-Emission Pipeline Project in Louisiana, Navigator Aims to Expand U.S. Carbon Capture Pipeline Project and more.

Inpex to Delay Investment Decision on Indonesia's Abadi LNG Project

Japanese energy company Inpex Corp expects its final investment decision on the Abadi LNG project to be delayed because COVID-19 has disrupted survey work and adjustments may be needed due to climate change.

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 survival.

Cheniere Expects Louisiana Sabine 6 LNG Unit in 2022

U.S. LNG company Cheniere Energy said the sixth train at its Sabine Pass export plant in Louisiana was about 89.6% complete and was still expected to enter commercial service in the first half of 2022.

UGI and Synthica Energy Partner to Develop Renewable Natural Gas

The project is expected to generate approximately 250,000 MMBTUs of pipeline-quality RNG each year that will be injected into a local natural gas pipeline on the regional distribution system.

Perspective: What Lifting US Sanctions Means for the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Biden administration admits that the US sanctions are currently unlikely to succeed, as the project is almost complete and his government wants to improve relations with Germany.

Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex Nearing Completion

The Heartland Petrochemical Complex is in its final stages of completion in Strathcona County, Alberta, Inter Pipeline announced.

Ivory Coast to Build 200 MW LNG Plant, Says Energy Minister

Ivory Coast is in talks to build a 200-megawatt power plant fueled by LNG as it seeks to avoid outages that rocked the country earlier this year, Mines and Energy Minister Thomas Camara said on Tuesday.

Neptune Energy Installs World’s Longest ETH Production Pipeline

Neptune Energy announced the installation and testing of the world’s longest trace-heated subsea production pipeline at its operated Fenja field in the Norwegian sea. The 37-kilometre (23-mile) electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe solution will transport oil from the field to the Njord A platform, operated by Equinor.

Paradox Resources Completes Pipeline Connection and Deliveries of Navajo Helium Rich Gas

The gas delivery was made possible by the completion of a new pipeline connection by Paradox Resources, which unlocked bottlenecks impeding the Navajo Nation’s access to the Lisbon Valley Gas and Helium Processing Plant.

Texas Intrastate Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service last month, providing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin.

Mexico Strikes Pact with Canada's TC Energy for Natural Gas Pipeline

Mexico's state power utility has struck a deal with Canada's TC Energy Corp to develop a natural gas pipeline in the country's south and consolidate the firm's contracts in the central region, the utility said.

Entergy Seeks to Build NatGas/Hydrogen Power Plant in Texas

U.S. electric company Entergy Corp wants to build a power plant in Texas capable of burning a combination of natural gas and hydrogen as more consumers seek to transition from dirty fossil fuels to carbon-free sources of energy.

TC Energy Warns Coastal GasLink Pipeline Dispute Could Impact Construction

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy warned on Thursday that an ongoing dispute with LNG Canada over the cost of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia will impact construction if it is not resolved soon.

MDU Resources Planning $75 million NatGas Pipeline Expansion in North Dakota

To fulfill additional customer demand, WBI Energy plans to construct a 60-mile, 12-inch natural gas pipeline expansion and ancillary facilities to Wahpeton. The expansion will have capacity of 20 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and is expected to cost approximately $75 million.

Operator Says Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is Almost Finished

The much-politicized Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is 99% complete, the pipeline operator said Wednesday, after the pipelay vessel Akademik Cherskiy finished its initially planned workload.

Polish PGNiG Ends LNG Deal Over U.S. Texas Port Arthur Delays

PGNiG has terminated a deal with U.S. firm Sempra Energy for LNG supplies from the Texas Port Arthur project due to delays, Poland's biggest gas company said on Tuesday.

Dutch Government Grants Subsidy to PosHYdon, Offshore Green Hydrogen Production Project

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency has awarded a subsidy of 3.6 million euro to the PosHYdon project, which is the world's first offshore green hydrogen pilot on a working platform.

EU States to Discuss U.S.-Germany Nord Stream 2 Deal, Commission Says

The European Union reiterated that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was "not of common EU interest" but will discuss a deal between the United States and Germany agreed to this week.

Russia Rejects Aspects of Germany-U.S. Accord on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Kremlin said it disagreed with some statements in an agreement between the United States and Germany on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, insisting that Russia had never used energy as a tool of political pressure.

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on Wednesday rejected a liquefied natural gas export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

U.S., Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal to Push Back on Russian 'Aggression'

The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries.

Germany's Merkel Discussed Nord Stream 2 with Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, hours before the expected publication of Germany-United States agreement on the contested Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

U.S., Germany to Vow Action on Russia in Nord Stream 2 Deal

The United States and Germany will take action against Russia if it uses the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to harm Ukraine or other Eastern European countries, according to two sources familiar with a bilateral agreement expected on Wednesday.

Nisga'a Nation, Rockies LNG and Western LNG Propose New LNG Project

Two natural gas pipeline projects are being evaluated for Ksi Lisims LNG. Both pipeline projects have received regulatory approvals following robust environmental assessment processes and can connect resources in northeastern BC to the proposed project site.