North America

UGI to Develop Fifth Renewable Natural Gas Project in Upstate New York

(P&GJ) — The project is expected to produce approximately 35 million cubic feet of RNG annually that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system.

US Natural Gas Futures Pare Gains on Texas Freeport LNG Delay Rumors

U.S. natural gas futures pared earlier gains on Monday from up over 8% to up just 3% on unconfirmed rumors that Freeport LNG delayed the restart of its liquefied natural gas export plant in Texas from November to December.

NERC: Winter Power Resources May Be Tight in Parts of North America

The organization responsible for the reliability of the U.S. and Canadian power grids said on Wednesday that generation resources could be tight across a large portion of North America on the coldest days this winter.

Norway's Aker BP Wants "Price Floor" in European Gas Supply Deals

European buyers of Norwegian natural gas should commit to paying a minimum price if they want to obtain long-term supply deals that prevent price spikes like those seen this year, the chair of Norwegian producer Aker BP told Reuters.

Canada, Nigeria Target Oil and Gas Methane Emissions with New Laws

Oil and gas producers Canada and Nigeria have become the latest countries to tackle the potent greenhouse gas methane with laws to rein in emissions in the fossil fuel energy sector.

Alaska State Company Proposes Hydrogen Hub, Eyeing Federal Funds

"The Alaska Hydrogen Hub concept anticipates using $850 million in DOE funding along with $3.75 billion in private-sector funds, backed by offtake agreements from hydrogen customers in the U.S. and Asia," the Alaskan state-owned AGDC said.

UK to Announce US Gas Deal After Climate Change Summit

Britain hopes the United States will promise about 10 billion cubic meters of LNG over the coming year, the Telegraph newspaper reported, adding that discussions about the deal are in their final stages and an announcement could come in a week or two.

Stakeholder Midstream to Double Gas Capacity in Permian with Second Processing Train

(P&GJ) — Stakeholder Midstream LLC said on Oct. 26 that it reached a final investment decision on the installation of a second treating and processing train at its Campo Viejo facility. The installation of Train II will double the current inlet gas capacity from approximately 80 MMcf/d to approximately 160 MMcf/d.

Enbridge Approves $2.7 Billion Expansion of Southern B.C. Pipeline System

Enbridge Inc. on Friday sanctioned an expansion of the southern segment of its British Columbia (B.C.) pipeline system, a project that would cost up to $2.65 billion, after strong demand from crude oil producers.

Equitrans Wants US Legislation to Help Finish Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday that the best path to complete its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by the second half of 2023 was through U.S. permitting reform legislation.

New Fortress Energy, CFE Finalize Deal for FLNG Hub Offshore Mexico

(P&GJ) — New Fortress Energy Inc. has finalized its agreements with Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to create a new FLNG hub off the coast of Altamira, Tamaulipas, with CFE supplying requisite feedgas to multiple NFE FLNG units using CFE’s existing and underutilized pipeline capacity.

Higher LNG Exports May Turbocharge US Energy Transition

Sales of U.S. "freedom gas" are on track to smash volume and earnings records in 2022, but the stellar short-term gains for exporters may have long-term consequences for the entire U.S. energy sector due to the resulting higher natural gas prices.

U.S. Gas Production Hits Record High, Storage Still Trails

U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in September, but gas inventories remained below average despite 20% higher stock builds during the month, according to government reports.

U.S. Natgas Gains 5% on Technical Move, LNG Export Forecast

U.S. natural gas futures jumped about 5% after sliding to a fresh seven-month low earlier in the session on a technical rebound and expectations demand would rise as LNG exports increase once export plants exit maintenance outages in coming weeks.

Exxon Selling Yellowstone Pipeline Rights, Silvertip Crude Oil Pipeline for $310 Million

Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday agreed to sell its Billings, Montana, refinery and related pipeline properties to Par Pacific Holdings Inc. for $310 million. The assets being sold off include the Silvertip Pipeline, Exxon's interest in the Yellowstone Pipeline as well as Yellowstone Energy LP and its interests in product terminals in Montana and Washington.

TC Energy Hires Contractor to Lay 715-km Stretch of $4.5 Billion Offshore Gas Pipeline

(P&GJ) — TC Energy has hired Swiss-based contractor Allseas to install the 715-km (444-mile) offshore segment of the Southeast Gateway Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico. The $4.5 billion Southeast Gateway Pipeline is the first significant gas infrastructure project to result from a strategic partnership between TC Energy and Mexico's state-owned utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad.

Enbridge Agrees to Pay $11 Million on Line 3 Pipeline Penalties

Enbridge Inc. said on Monday it has reached an agreement on penalties over its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project and that it will pay $11 million to various Minnesota regulators and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Gulf Coast Midstream Launches Open Season for Natural Gas Storage Services at Freeport Hub

(P&GJ) — The Freeport Energy Storage & Sequestration Hub is strategically located for providing high deliverability, multiple inventory cycle gas storage services to the Texas Gulf Coast intrastate market, with potential connectivity to as many as 11 intrastate pipeline segments.

US Natural Gas Pipeline Exports to Mexico Reach Record High

(P&GJ) — Natural gas pipeline exports from West Texas to Mexico averaged 1.6 Bcf/d (45 MMcm/d) during May 2022 – the most pipeline exports from West Texas on record, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed.

Clearfork Midstream Expanding Haynesville Gathering System with Two New Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Clearfork is expanding the footprint of its Holly System by constructing a 24-inch diameter pipeline to the east side of the Red River in northeast Red River Parish, Louisiana as well as a 16-inch diameter pipeline that will expand Clearfork’s capacity in the Spring Ridge area in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

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.