Projects

Senstar Wins Security Contract for Oil Pipeline Project in Africa

(P&GJ) — Senstar Technologies, a provider of sensing and information management solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure, has been awarded a significant oil pipeline project in Africa.

Spotlight on Brazil: Government Promotes Five New Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — A division of Brazil's Ministry of Energy recently published a document outlining a plan for $4 billion in investments to finance the construction of five gas pipelines focusing on gas flow from the Sergipe-Alagoas basin and gas from the pre-salt field.

Army Corps Extends Line 5 Tunnel Review, Delaying Enbridge’s Pipeline Project by 18 Months

Canada's Enbridge Inc. said on Thursday it was "disappointed" by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to extend the federal permitting process for the company's proposed Great Lakes Tunnel that would rehouse its Line 5 oil pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Editor’s Notebook: Getting the CO2 Out

(P&GJ) — Navigator Heartland Greenway has voluntarily withdrawn its application for a certificate of authority to build a 250-mile portion of its CO2 pipeline through a part of western Illinois, but the company said it plans to refile soon.

Lukoil-backed Congo Project to Begin LNG Output in December

Lukoil Vice President Ivan Romanovsky said the initiative will produce around 600,000 tonnes of LNG per year, and that Lukoil plans to boost total LNG output at the Marine XII oil and gas project in the Congo to 3 million tonnes by the end of 2025.

Sempra Reaches Final Investment Decision on Port Arthur LNG Plant's Phase 1

U.S. power and gas utility Sempra Energy said on Monday the first phase of its proposed Port Arthur LNG export terminal received the financial greenlight to move ahead with investment firm KKR & Co. agreeing to a minority stake in the project.

Kremlin: Turkish Gas Hub is Complex, Will Require Time

President Vladimir Putin proposed the idea of a Turkish gas hub - the exact details of which remain unclear - last year as European countries moved to sharply cut their imports of Russian gas in response to Russia's military actions in Ukraine.

Edison to Make Final Investment Decision on Mediterranean Gas Pipeline by Years-End

The EastMed-Poseidon pipeline, which would initially connect several gas fields offshore Israel to Italy and have an annual capacity of 10 billion cubic meters of gas, could be ready by 2027, Edison said.

Repsol Ditches Plans to Develop LNG Terminal on Canada’s East Coast

"Following a study carried out by the company, it was determined to not continue with the Saint John liquefaction project as the tolls associated to it made it uneconomical," a Repsol spokesperson said in a statement.

Study Finds Potential for Massive North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline Network

The study, commissioned by German gas pipeline operator Gascade, says that up to 300 terawatt hours a year of clean hydrogen made from North Sea offshore wind power could be transported by the grid.

Romania’s Transgaz to Build $529 Million Gas Pipeline for Black Sea Gas

The gas pipeline is meant to bring offshore Black Sea gas to the national grid once two gas producers make a final investment decision, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday.

Green Groups Sue Biden Administration Over Approval of Alaska Willow Oil Project

Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday over the Biden administration's approval of ConocoPhillips' Willow oil and gas project in Alaska, which they claimed could be a stepping stone to more development in an ecologically sensitive region.

Pembina Pipeline, Haisla Nation Receive Approval to Construct Pipeline for Cedar LNG Project

The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corp., partners in the development of the proposed Cedar LNG project, have announced that Cedar LNG has received its Environmental Assessment Certificate for the construction of a pipeline that will connect the project into the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Wave of New LNG Export Plants Threatens to Knock Gas Prices

A flood of LNG export projects due online worldwide in mid-decade will vie against lower-cost renewable energy and a revived nuclear power sector, which could rock gas prices and hurt some proposed projects, analysts say.

Minister: Britain to Announce New CCS Support Within Days

The British government will outline within days incentives for companies to bury their greenhouse gases deep underground, using a promising technology for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, a minister said on Thursday.

Venture Global LNG to Move Forward with Phase 2 of Plaquemines Export Plant

U.S. liquefied natural gas company Venture Global LNG said on Monday that it will go forward with the second phase of its Plaquemines LNG export plant in Louisiana after securing $7.8 billion of financing.

Biden Administration Approves ConocoPhillips' $7 Billion Willow Project in Alaska

The Biden administration has approved a scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips' $7 billion oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. The department reduced the size of ConocoPhillips' proposal by 40% by denying two requested drill pads that will prevent the development of 11 miles of roads, 20 miles of pipelines, and 133 acres of gravel.

Bahrain Explores Constructing LNG Export Facility

Bahrain aims to slash domestic natural gas consumption under a plan to decarbonize its economy and is exploring ways to export the fuel to international markets, the chairman of the kingdom's energy company said.

Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Expansion Costs Surge 44% to $22.4 Billion

The cost of the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion has jumped 44% from last year's estimate to $22.35 billion, the federal corporation building the project said on Friday.

YPF CEO: Green Light for Argentina's Gas Project with Petronas to Come in 2024

Argentina's state-controlled energy firm YPF and Malaysia's Petronas expect to make a final decision next year on whether to invest in the first phase of a massive $60 billion natural gas project in Argentina, the head of YPF said on Wednesday.

US Carbon Pipeline Faces Setback as Residents Refuse to Cede Land Rights

Navigator CO2 Ventures’ proposed carbon pipeline project in the U.S. Midwest is struggling to secure a site to store millions of tons of greenhouse gas it hopes to collect from the region’s ethanol plants, as residents refuse to give up land rights over fears the underground reservoirs could leak, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

Alaska's Qilak LNG Targets Asia with $5 Billion Project to Compete with Russia

Qilak LNG plans to invest $5 billion in a proposed LNG facility in Alaska's North Slope to compete with Russia's Yamal project for Asian customers towards the end of this decade, its chief executive said.

Factbox: Carbon Capture and Storage Projects Across Europe

Efforts to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industry and store them in underground storage have gained steam across Europe over the past few years as countries seek to meet their climate goals.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets a Key Approval to Restart Construction

The Biden administration has determined that restarting construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline won’t significantly jeopardize rare fish and other endangered species along its path, clearing a major hurdle that was keeping developers from finishing the project.

ConocoPhillips’ Willow Oil, Gas Drilling Project in Alaska Sparks Green Opposition

Environmental and climate activists are rallying online against ConocoPhillips’ proposed Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska as the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden weighs whether to greenlight the controversial plan.

Europe Takes Steps Toward Developing Hydrogen Pipeline Network

German energy firm RWE and Norwegian oil and gas producer Equinor are planning the construction of new combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) in Germany, blue hydrogen production facilities in Norway, and the implementation of hydrogen pipelines between the two countries.

Tellurian Says Chairman Sold Stock Ahead of Looming End of Gunvor Contract

U.S. LNG developer Tellurian Inc. said in a federal filing late Wednesday that its Executive Chairman Charif Souki sold about $1.1 million of Tellurian stock days before an LNG purchase agreement with commodity trader Gunvor Ltd was set to expire on Feb. 28.

French Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against TotalEnergies Over Uganda Pipeline Project

Under the case filed in 2019, six French and Ugandan activist groups had accused the company of not doing all it could to protect people and the environment from the Tilenga oil development and the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline.

Tellurian Faces New Setback as Financing Looms for $13 Billion Driftwood LNG Project

Tellurian Inc. is facing a new setback in a long-running effort to advance a $12.5 billion U.S. LNG export project. Commodities trader Gunvor Ltd. can walk away from a 10-year, about $12 billion commitment to buy LNG if Tellurian's Driftwood LNG project lacks a financial go-ahead, project financing and a full construction authorization by Feb. 28.

Venture Global Strikes 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Excelerate Energy

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG has agreed to supply 0.7 million tonnes of LNG per annum to Excelerate Energy Inc. for 20 years. The LNG will be delivered to Excelerate from Venture's Plaquemines LNG facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.