North America

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline, Gets OK for Final Stage of Construction

Aemetis Inc. has completed 20 miles of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Mexico’s President Pledges New Gas Pipeline, Liquefaction Plant in Oaxaca

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to see through the completion of a gas liquefaction facility in Oaxaca as well as a new pipeline to serve the facility, committing an investment of $6 billion.

Cheniere Gets OK to Place Sabine LNG Tank Back in Service

U.S. LNG company Cheniere Energy Inc. received permission from federal regulators on Wednesday to return one of two shut storage tanks to service at its Sabine Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana following a leak in 2018.

PG&E Commissions New Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has partnered with Aemetis Inc. to officially commission the interconnection of a new renewable natural gas facility in Keyes, California.

Matador Resources Acquires Permian Pipeline, Gathering System in $75 Million Deal

Matador Resources Co. has agreed to acquire Summit Midstream's gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin for $75 million, which includes roughly 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

Cheniere Inks 15-Year LNG Supply Deal with Equinor

Cheniere Energy Inc. has agreed to sell liquefied natural gas to Equinor as the Norwegian energy company plans to boost its LNG volumes for Europe amid a tight commodity market and surging demand for the super-cooled fuel.

Canada Expands Pipeline Capacity, But Crude Now Faces US Gulf Coast Oversupply Issue

After long being deeply discounted for years because of a lack of pipelines, Canadian heavy crude is finally trading like a "North American" grade, moving in tandem with U.S. sour crudes sold on the Gulf Coast after Enbridge Inc. expanded its Line 3 pipeline late last year.

DOE Launches $8 Billion Program for Clean Hydrogen Hubs across US

The U.S. Department of Energy filed a notice of intent to fund the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $8 billion program to develop regional clean hydrogen hubs – H2Hubs – across America, the DOE said in a press release on Monday.

US Natural Gas Futures Drop 5% on Explosion at Texas Freeport LNG Plant

U.S. natural gas futures dropped about 5% on Wednesday on reports of a fire at the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas and early midday forecasts calling for less heat and demand over the next two weeks than previously expected.

Freeport LNG Plant Suffers Explosion, Nearby Residents Evacuated, Police Say

A explosion and fire on Wednesday hit the massive Freeport LNG liquefied natural gas plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, prompting an evacuation of nearby residents in Quintana, Texas.

US Envoy Expected to Visit Beirut Next Week Over Israel Gas Dispute

A U.S. mediator will visit Beirut next week to discuss a dispute over a maritime border with Israel, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Tuesday, according to a parliament source and local media.

Sources: US to let Eni, Repsol Ship Venezuela Oil to Europe for Debt

Eni and Spain's Repsol SA could begin shipping Venezuelan oil to Europe as soon as next month to make up for Russian crude, resuming oil-for-debt swaps halted two years ago when Washington stepped up sanctions on Venezuela.

Texas Pacific Land, Milestone Carbon to Conduct Carbon Sequestration Study in Permian Basin

Texas Pacific Land Corp. and Milestone Carbon LLC have signed a Letter of Intent to evaluate the geological and geophysical characteristics of roughly 21,000 acres in the Permian Basin for the purposes of sequestering captured CO2.

New Fortress Eyes $3 Billion Investments in Mexico

U.S. firm New Fortress Energy is considering various investments in Mexico's energy sector that could be worth $3 billion, according to President Lopez Obrador who said the potential projects could include a LNG facility.

PIT and CNX Resources Partner on Emission Reduction Measures

Natural gas will be used at the airport and transformed into alternative fuel through CNX technology.

Venture Global Decides to Build Louisiana Plaquemines LNG Export Plant

Venture Global has closed on the $13.2 billion project financing for the initial 13.33 million tonnes per annum phase of the project and associated Gator Express pipeline.

Technip, Samsung Engineering JV Bags Texas LNG Work

Texas LNG Brownsville, a four million tons per annum LNG export terminal to be constructed in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, has executed an agreement with Technip Energies USA and Samsung Engineering Co. to lead the delivery of the facility via a joint venture.

Sempra Signs Carbon Capture Deal for Proposed Louisiana Project

Houston-based Sempra said the proposed project, Hackberry Carbon Sequestration, could potentially store up to 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year if approved, utilizing the Cameron LNG Phase 1 and 2 export terminals as the anchor source for the captured and sequestered carbon dioxide.

Blackstone Unit Acquires 49% Stake in US LNG Facility

Blackstone Inc.'s credit investment unit has bought a 49% stake in an LNG facility in Georgia and Kinder Morgan will continue holding the remaining 51%.

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.”