Projects

Poland, Lithuania Speed Up Gas Link Amid Russia Supply Worries

A natural gas pipeline called GIPL linking Poland and Lithuania will open on May 1, earlier than the scheduled mid-2022 start, linking the Polish grid with a route to an LNG terminal in Lithuania.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Argentina Launches Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina's government launched a tender on Wednesday for the construction of the first stage of a new natural gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Pipeline Projects Could Reach 42 Million Tons Annual Capacity

A large proportion of hydrogen pipeline projects in the feasibility phase brings the global low-carbon hydrogen project capacity to 42 million tons per annum, GlobalData announced.

Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers US Supreme Court Setback

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid led by Dakota Access Pipeline operator Energy Transfer to avoid additional environmental review of a section that runs under an artificial lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, leaving the pipeline vulnerable to being shut down.

Germany Freezes Nord Stream 2 Gas Project as Ukraine Crisis Deepens

The pipeline had been set to ease the pressure on European consumers facing record energy prices amid a post-pandemic cost of living crisis, and on governments that have already forked out billions to try to cushion the impact on consumers.

NextEra Takes $800 Million Charge for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A unit of NextEra Energy recorded an $800 million impairment charge in the first quarter as the U.S. renewable energy company re-evaluates its investment in the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

North Dakota System Wins PPI Project of the Year Honors

In May 2021, the application and complexity of the piping system was named Project of the Year by the Energy Piping System Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.

Canada Halts Government Funding of Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canada said it will halt any further public funding for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, after costs for the government-owned project soared 70%.

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

Energy Transfer Eyes Permian Gas Pipeline, Starts Gulf Run Construction

Energy Transfer has joined at least two other companies looking to build the next pipeline to transport growing natural gas production from the Permian Basin to export hubs on the Gulf Coast.

Regional Pact Puts Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Back on Track

Niger, Algeria and Nigeria have signed an agreement that will see development resume on the $13 billion Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project.

TAP Pipeline Could Boost Capacity a Year Early

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is ready to expand its capacity one year in advance if needed to meet market demand, Managing Director Luca Schieppati said.

East Africa Boost: Uganda Pipeline Approval Underway

Uganda has now completed a draft bill, which, when passed into law by Parliament, will pave the way for the $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline project.

Bakken Buildup: Williston Basin Outlook Brightens Through Year of Midstream Expansion

As North Dakota’s largest processor of natural gas, ONEOK often serves as an industry bellwether for Williston Basin midstream activity, and with demand surging in 2021, the natural gas liquids major was bent on growth.

Projects February 2022

US Voices Misgivings on EastMed Gas Pipeline, Greek Officials Say, Enterprise Completes Expansion of Acadian Natural Gas Pipeline, Norway’s Oil and Gas Output Expected to Rise 9% by 2024 and more.

Mariner East Pipeline System Construction Complete, Commissioning in Progress

After numerous delays and environment-related issues, Energy Transfer expects its Mariner East pipeline system to be fully completed in the first quarter of this year.

Editor's Notebook - Replacing Pipelines in California

Plains All American’s application to build a replacement pipeline in California is entering a critical phase this year, as the state’s potential as a location for fuel infrastructure increasingly comes in conflict with efforts to curb climate change.

Venture Global Gets OK on 4th LNG Block at Louisiana Calcasieu Plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received permission on Tuesday from federal energy regulators to commission the fourth liquefaction block at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Cheniere Announces Substantial Completion of Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy Partners on Monday announced substantial completion of its sixth liquefaction train at Sabine Pass and said construction partner Bechtel has handed over the project after its commissioning was complete.

Russia, China May Sign Energy Deals Amid Moscow Tensions with West

Russian President Vladimir Putin may seek to deepen energy ties with China during a meeting with leader Xi Jinping this week while attending the Winter Olympics this week in Beijing.

EU Says Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline on Hold for Compliance Review

European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been put on hold and the Commission is looking into the project's compliance with Europe's energy policy.

Greece's Gastrade Says LNG Terminal on Track with Final Investment Decision

Greece's Gastrade said a final investment decision had been made on developing a Greek LNG terminal, the last step before building the project begins.

Whistler Pipeline Announces Lateral Expansion

Whistler Pipeline LLC announced the expansion of the Whistler pipeline’s Midland basin footprint with a new 36-inch lateral extending northwest into Martin County, Texas.

US State Dept Says Nord Stream 2 Will Not Move Forward if Russia Invades Ukraine

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany will not move forward if Russia invades Ukraine.

Nord Stream 2 Registers German Subsidiary, Certification Still Suspended

The operator of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has registered a subsidiary for the German part of the pipeline to meet German regulatory requirements, though certification for the project remains suspended by Berlin.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."

Explainer: Nord Stream 2 Russian Gas Pipeline's Long Wait for Approval

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany may consider halting the pipeline if Russia attacks Ukraine, reflecting growing political pressure on the Gazprom-led project.

Delfin Plans Final Decision on US Gulf of Mexico LNG Project in 2022

Delfin's project would use existing offshore pipelines to supply gas to up to four vessels that could each produce about 3.5 million tons per annum of LNG.