North America

Enbridge to Sell Stake in Seven Oil Pipelines to Indigenous Groups for $819 Million

Canada's Enbridge Inc. will sell an $818.83 million minority stake in seven Alberta oil pipelines to a group of Indigenous communities, the company said on Wednesday, adding that it may also sell at least part of its Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups once its expansion is closer to completion.

Tellurian Says Driftwood LNG Deals with Shell, Vitol Scrapped

The company announced the canceled deals a few days after withdrawing a $1 billion high-yield bond sale that would have funded the initial construction of its proposed multibillion-dollar Driftwood LNG plants in Louisiana.

Pieridae Advocates for TC Energy’s Pipeline Expansion Plan for Goldboro LNG Project

Pieridae Energy has asked the federal government to help ensure pipeline operator TC Energy would be able secure permits to expand gas supply pipelines in a timely fashion for the Goldboro LNG project, which it said can only go ahead if TC expands capacity on its existing pipeline network.

Upcoming Court Hearing to Review Williams' Proposed Expansion of Pennsylvania Pipeline

(P&GJ) — The subject of a state regulatory hearing being held on Oct. 5 is the proposed expansion of an existing natural gas pipeline from the Marcellus Shale production region in northeastern Pennsylvania into New Jersey.

Cheniere to Form JV to Construct 43-Mile Gas Pipeline in Texas

Top U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy Inc. will form a joint venture with units of Whistler Pipeline LLC to construct the ADCC natural gas pipeline, WhiteWater Midstream LLC said on Monday.

Explainer: Why Western Canada Has Some of the Cheapest Natural Gas in the World

Despite soaring global demand for natural gas, Canadian producers are struggling with volatile prices and deep discounts at Alberta's AECO hub, one of the largest storage facilities in North America and where the benchmark price for Canadian gas is set.

Pipeline Bottlenecks Force Canada’s Tourmaline, Kelt Exploration to Reduce Production

Two Canadian natural gas producers on Monday said they had temporarily reduced production due to pipeline bottlenecks that led to a collapse in western Canadian gas prices in the second half of August.

EPA Approves First-of-its-Kind Permanent Carbon Sequestration Plan in Permian Basin

(P&GJ) — Stakeholder Midstream's Pozo Acido well’s proximity to the most prolific interstate CO2 pipelines in the United States, such as Kinder Morgan's Cortez pipeline, allows Stakeholder to provide carbon sequestration to third parties in the Permian Basin and beyond.

Texas Pacific Land, WaterBridge Form Delaware Basin Water Alliance

Texas Pacific Land Corp. and WaterBridge NDB LLC have formed a partnership to focus on sustainable oil and gas development on over 64,000 acres in Loving and Reeves County in the core of the Delaware Basin.

Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Sparks Fire in Louisiana Waters

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday that it was responding to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, Louisiana, and there have been no reports of injuries, casualties or pollution at this time.

Williams Acquires Texas Natural Gas Pipeline for $423 Million

The $423 million transaction, which closed on August 31, 2022, includes approximately 80 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines and 36 Bcf of natural gas storage in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

The pipeline system consists of 97 miles of easements and has been approved to move 500,000 bbl/day of produced water that run from Lovington, New Mexico south to Monahans, Texas. Currently, the Rail Runner project has 150,000 bbl/day of available disposal volume with plans to expand that capacity up to 500,000 bbl/day.

Exxon to Sell Arkansas Shale Gas Assets to Flywheel Energy

The assets under agreement include approximately 5,000 natural gas wells — 850 operated and approximately 4,100 non-operated — and related pipeline and processing properties across approximately 381,000 acres.

Occidental to Begin Construction on Direct Air Carbon Capture Facility in Permian Basin

The direct air capture plant will be the world’s largest of its kind and is expected to capture up to 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year once operational with the capability to scale up to 1 million metric tons per year.

Permian Basin Midstream Expands to Deliver More Gas to the World

(P&GJ) — The world needs more natural gas, and the Permian Basin is gearing up to deliver it with a flurry of midstream projects that will expand gathering and processing infrastructure and add an expected 6 Bcf/d of pipeline takeaway capacity within the next two years.

Canada Examines Feasibility of Direct LNG Exports to Europe

Canada is exploring ways to see if there is a business case to export LNG directly to Europe from its east coast, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday.

Judge Sides with Enbridge Against Michigan to Send Pipeline Dispute to Federal Court

In a small victory for Enbridge, a judge ruled on Thursday that a state of Michigan lawsuit aimed at forcing the pipeline operator to shut down operations the Line 5 oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes will be heard in federal court.

Midyear International Update: Midstream Steps Up as Europe Pivots from Russian Energy

(P&GJ) — Six months into Russia’s war on Ukraine, a global oil and gas supply squeeze has been further tightened by sanctions on the world’s largest energy exporter, sending power and fuel prices soaring.

Tellurian Completes $126 Million Acquisition of Haynesville Natural Gas Assets

Tellurian Inc. subsidiary Tellurian Production LLC said on Thursday it has closed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets in the Haynesville Basin from privately held EnSight IV Energy Partners, LLC and EnSight Haynesville Partners LLC.

EIA: US Natural Gas Pipeline Exports to Mexico Reach Record High in May

Natural gas pipeline exports from West Texas to Mexico averaged 1.6 billion cubic feet per day during May 2022—the most pipeline exports from West Texas on record, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday.

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.

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.

EIA: Permian Oil Output Forecast to Hit Record High in September

Oil output in the Permian in Texas and New Mexico, the biggest U.S. shale oil basin, is due to rise 79,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to a record 5.408 million bbl/d in September, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its productivity report on Monday.

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.

Sunbridge Energy Services Launches Natural Gas Compression Station in Permian Basin

Helping to meet Permian operators’ emission reduction goals, the company’s natural gas compression station will come online on Aug. 31 in the North Midland Basin with a capacity of 50 million cubic feet per day.

Energy Group MPLX Boosts Pipeline Throughput by 6% in Second Quarter

U.S. midstream oil and natural gas company MPLX LP said Tuesday it had increased total pipeline throughputs by 6% in the second quarter of 2022 and terminal throughput by 4%, compared with year-ago levels.

Magellan's Permian-Houston Crude Pipelines Volumes Drop

Volumes on Magellan's 450-mile (724-km) Longhorn crude oil pipeline from West Texas to Houston averaged about 200,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in the three months ended June 30 compared with 260,000 bbl/d in the same period last year.

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.