North America

EnLink Moves Forward with Permian-Houston Natgas Pipeline Project

EnLink Midstream will move forward with the construction of the Matterhorn Express Pipeline, a Permian-to-Houston pipeline that will transport up to 2.5 Bcf/d of natural gas through about 490 miles of pipe.

ArcLight Acquires $857 Million Stake in Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

ArcLight Capital Partners has closed a $857 million deal to acquire Targa Resources’ wholly-owned subsidiary, which owns a 25% stake in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) in the Permian Basin.

Alberta Premier Says Canada Could Boost Oil Export to US, Calls for Major New Pipeline

Canada could add over a million barrels per day of oil export capacity to the U.S. over the next two years, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told a U.S. Senate committee. He also discussed building a major new cross-border oil pipeline to further ensure U.S. energy security.

Marcellus, Utica Operators Post Victories, Recalibrate

To be sure, it has not been an easy road, but of all the projects that have been completed this year, the Mariner East system may be midstream’s most satisfying – it certainly has been for those in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

U.S. Update: Midstream Markets Turn Up Gas on Higher Prices, Global Demand

The surge of LNG expansion activity continued in March and April after the Ukraine invasion, as President Joe Biden promised the United States would deliver at least 15 Bcm in additional LNG to Europe this year than previously planned, with more to come in future years.

Freeport LNG Seeks Extension to Build 4th Liquefaction Train at Texas Plant

Freeport LNG has asked federal regulators to extend the amount of time it has to construct a fourth liquefaction train at its export plant in Texas until August 2028.

Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Pipeline Launches Open Season for Expansion Project

Gulf Coast Express Pipeline LLC has launched an open season to solicit commitments for an expansion project on its system, which will increase natural gas deliveries from the Permian Basin to South Texas markets.

Canada In Talks with Repsol, Pieridae Energy About LNG Export Terminals

The Canadian government is in discussion with the companies behind two proposed east coast LNG export facilities to see how it can speed up the projects and help boost supply to Europe.

Latest Venture Global LNG Deals Advance Second Louisiana Facility

The long-term supply deals struck this week with Exxon and Petronas by Venture Global LNG put its second Louisiana LNG facility on the verge of construction and financing approval.

Bulgaria to Receive US LNG Deliveries Starting in June

Bulgaria has agreed to purchase two shipments of U.S. LNG for June and is in talks for a long-term contract for U.S. deliveries after Russia's Gazprom cut off gas supplies to Sofia, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on Wednesday.

Alberta Court Rules Canada's Environmental Impact Law Unconstitutional

The Alberta Court of Appeal said the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), which assesses how major infrastructure projects in Canada like pipelines impact the environment, was a “classic example of legislative creep.”

Enbridge, Humble Midstream to Develop Low-carbon Hydrogen, Ammonia Export Facilities

Enbridge Inc. and Humble Midstream LLC have announced the joint development and marketing of a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility which will be located at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center, near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Sempra Sees Decision on New Cameron LNG Train in Louisiana in 2023

Sempra said in its first quarter earnings release that Cameron LNG plans to complete development work on the fourth liquefaction train in 2023 and plans to make a final investment decision afterwards.

Plains All American Raises 2022 Profit Forecast as Permian Ramps Up

Plains All American Pipeline LP raised its profit forecast for the year by 3.4% on Wednesday, partly as higher oil and gas prices are expected to boost production and volumes shipped on pipelines from the top U.S. shale field.

Energy Transfer Announces Higher Transportation Volumes for Q1 2022

Energy Transfer LP had higher transportation volumes across all of its segments for the first quarter of 2022 and completed construction on the final phase of its Mariner East project, the company said in its first quarter earnings release on Wednesday.

Energy Transfer to Supply LNG to SK Gas in 18-Year Deal

Energy Transfer LP has executed a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with SK Gas Trading LLC for the supply of 0.4 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG from Energy Transfer’s Lake Charles LNG export facility.

MPLX to Move Forward with Permian, Bakken Pipeline Expansion Projects

MPLX LP will advance projects focused on expansions and reducing bottlenecking on its crude and natural gas long-haul pipelines in the Permian and Bakken, starting with the 450-mile Whistler pipeline that transports from the Permian to South Texas.

Chesapeake Utilities to Construct Pipeline to Serve Delaware, Maryland

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. is in the final pre-construction stage of a $6.3 million capital project where it will construct a new pipeline to extend existing infrastructure through Fenwick Island, Delaware, to northern Ocean City to serve residences and businesses.

NextDecade Executes 15-Year US LNG Deal with France’s Engie

NextDecade Corp. announced the execution of a 15-year sale and purchase agreement with Engie SA for the supply of LNG from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project (RGLNG) in Brownsville, Texas.

Enterprise Products Sees Volumes Rise 16% on Crude Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners' reported volumes climbed 16% on its Midland-to-ECHO pipeline, which transports crude from the heart of the Permian basin to Enterprise's ECHO terminal in Houston.

Duke Energy Invests in Two Renewable Natural Gas Projects in North Carolina

Duke Energy has invested in two new projects to convert landfill gas from two North Carolina landfills into renewable natural gas. Each project is projected to produce roughly 500,000 dekatherms of RNG each year.

DOE Issues Export Authorizations to LNG Projects in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued two long-term orders authorizing an additional 0.5 Bcf/d of LNG exports from two LNG export projects: Golden Pass LNG in Texas and Magnolia LNG in Louisiana.

European Markets Looking to Canada, but More Pipe Needed First

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, the Syrian civil war had reached its violent peak and refugees were streaming across the Atlantic.

US To Resume Oil, Gas Drilling on Public Land Despite Biden Campaign Pledge

The plan calls for the government to lease fewer acres for drilling than initially proposed, charge steeper royalties to oil and gas companies, and assess the climate impact of developing the acreage.

Pipeline Capacity Growth Fuels Record Haynesville Gas Production

Natural gas production from the Haynesville shale reached record highs in late 2021 and remained relatively strong in early 2022 on greater takeaway capacity and demand, a new government report revealed Wednesday.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Wins Federal Approval for Stream Boring

Federal regulators approved MVP's permit request to bore under about 180 streams and wetlands it must cross to complete the 300-mile natural gas pipeline.

Warburg Pincus Uses Price Volatility to Place RimRock Oil & Gas Up For Sale

Warburg Pincus is taking advantage of the upswing in commodity prices to offload Bakken gas producer RimRock Oil & Gas, its second attempt to sell the company in just over a year.

TotalEnergies to Hike LNG Production in US with Cameron Expansion

French energy major TotalEnergies SE said it would step up its LNG activities in the U.S. by expanding production at the Cameron site in Louisiana.

Sempra Wins Extension to Build Pipelines in Texas, Louisiana

FERC has granted Sempra Energy an extension to build two pipelines in Texas and Louisiana to connect to a Texas LNG plant, and NextDecade Corp. is also seeking more time to build a Texas LNG project.

Midcoast Energy Explores Sale of East Texas Pipelines — Sources

Midcoast Energy operates a 3,625-mile (5,834 km) gathering and processing pipeline network that transports natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as a marketing and logistics business, according to its website.