North America

Occidental Petroleum Aims to Close CrownRock Deal by August

Occidental Petroleum hopes to close its acquisition of shale oil producer CrownRock before its second-quarter earnings call, CEO Vicki Hollub said on Wednesday, a date that typically falls in August.

New Fortress Delays Start of Mexico's First LNG Plant to Late May

New Fortress Energy said on Wednesday it delayed the start of its Altamira LNG plant in Mexico to May and expects to export its first cargo in June after an incident a few days before the country's first LNG export plant was due to begin production.

Canadian Utilities Unveils $1.5 Billion Alberta Gas Pipeline Project

The company, majority-owned by ATCO, said the Yellowhead Mainline project would include 124 miles of pipeline and related control and compression facilities that will run from Peers, Alberta, to Edmonton.

U.S. Looks to Rebuild Strategic Petroleum Reserve as Oil Prices Drop

A drop in crude oil prices has put the U.S. back in the market for replenishing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after selling off a record amount of crude from the stockpile in 2022.

TC Energy's Oil Pipeline Spin-off Faces Challenges in Gulf Expansion

TC Energy's planned oil pipeline spin-off is a bet that it can supply more Canadian crude to U.S. Gulf of Mexico refiners, but the venture faces stiff competition and will carry high debt when it starts up.

Crescent Point Unloads Assets in $600 Million Deal with Saturn Oil & Gas

Crescent Point Energy Corp. has finalized an agreement with Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. to offload specific non-core assets in Saskatchewan, Canada, for $600 million in cash.

Vinland Energy Sells Appalachia Assets to Dara Energy in Production Expansion Deal

Dara Energy, a production focused company, announced it has closed an agreement to acquire oil and gas assets in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas from Vinland Energy.

Centurion Group Sells Centurion Canada Infrastructure to Hillcore Group

Centurion Group, a global leader in specialist rental equipment and services, has finalized the sale of its legacy construction business, Centurion Canada Infrastructure, to the Hillcore Group.

Exxon, Chevron CEOs Call for Clarity on U.S. Clean Energy Subsidies

Top executives at U.S. oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron Corp. said on Monday that the U.S. needs to clarify rules on energy subsidies to drive the rapid, large-scale investments needed to fight climate change.

Williams Scraps Northeast Pipeline Project While Pennsylvania Gas Transport Plan Advances

Williams ambitious natural gas pipeline project, aimed at crossing New Jersey and extending under two bays to New York, has met its demise. Concurrently, another initiative involving the transportation of LNG from Pennsylvania via tanker truck is progressing.

U.S. Plans to Buy 3.3 Million Barrels of Oil for SPR Replenishment

The U.S. Energy Department is seeking to purchase up to 3.3 million barrels of oil to replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Williams Foresees Victory in Energy Transfer Dispute Over Louisiana Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy firm Williams Cos said on Tuesday it still expects to overcome a pipeline dispute with rival Energy Transfer and complete its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas project in the second half of 2025.

Over 70 Democratic Lawmakers Back Biden's Pause on LNG Exports

Nearly 75 U.S. lawmakers from President Joe Biden's Democratic party on Tuesday praised his pause on approvals of exports of LNG saying it would protect Americans from pollution and potential higher prices.

Pipeline Operator Williams Beats First-Quarter Profit Estimates on Favorable Acquisitions

Williams Companies beat first-quarter profit estimates on Monday, as the pipeline operator benefited from increased rates and favorable contributions from acquisitions.

Sinopec in Talks with Pembina Pipeline for LNG Offtake, Cedar LNG Stake, Sources Say

China's Sinopec is in discussions with Pembina Pipeline Corp. for an LNG offtake agreement and equity stake in the Canadian company's proposed Cedar LNG project, sources said.

Pipeline Safety Improves Over Five Years, Focuses on Community Engagement and Low-Carbon Solutions

Despite increases in pipeline mileage and the volume of barrels transported, the American Petroleum Institute's recent report reveals that pipeline safety has seen improvement across various key metrics over the past five years.

TC Energy's Keystone Pipeline Shines in Q1, Achieving Record Operational Reliability

Total earnings from TC Energy's pipeline segments came in at $1.66 billion, primarily driven by the Keystone pipeline, which achieved 96% "operational reliability", TC Energy said.

Natural Gas Flows to Freeport LNG in Texas Reach Two-Month High

The amount of natural gas flowing to Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas rose to a two-month high on Sunday in what energy traders said was another sign that the plant was wrapping up a series of outages over the past month or so.

Tallgrass Initiates Open Season for 400-Mile Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline

Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tallgrass Energy, has initiated a binding open season to solicit commitments for the transportation of carbon dioxide gas from origins in Nebraska through its 400-mile Trailblazer CO2 pipeline.

Antero Midstream Acquires Summit Midstream's Marcellus Assets for $70 Million

Antero Midstream Corp. has made a strategic move with the acquisition of gathering and compression assets in the Marcellus Shale region for $70 million from Summit Midstream Partners.

Kinder Morgan-Backed Gas Pipeline Expansion Prevails in U.S. Appeals Court Decision

The Kinder Morgan-backed Evangeline Pass Expansion project would expand existing pipelines to feed more fuel to Venture Global's Plaquemines liquefied natural gas export terminal in the Gulf of Mexico.

Occidental Explores Sale of Permian Assets Worth Over $1 Billion, Sources Say

Occidental Petroleum is exploring a sale of a part of its operations in the Permian Basin that could fetch more than $1 billion for the energy producer, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S. Faces Natural Gas Shortfall as LNG Canada Terminal Nears Operational Phase

The start-up of LNG Canada, the country's first such export terminal, is likely to strain its natural gas supplies for multiple years and force producers to reduce exports to the U.S., where demand for the fuel is record high, companies said.

ExxonMobil Completes Pioneer Acquisition, Doubling Permian Footprint

The acquisition, finalized on May 3, sees ExxonMobil more than doubling its footprint in the Permian Basin, combining Pioneer's substantial acreage and industry expertise with ExxonMobil's technological prowess and financial strength.

Energy Transfer Subsidiary Sunoco and NuStar Energy Merger Receives Green Light from Unitholders

The acquisition grants Sunoco access to NuStar's extensive transportation and storage infrastructure, encompassing approximately 9,500 miles of pipeline and 63 terminals.

Plains All American Raises Stake Saddlehorn Pipeline JV, Surpasses Q1 Profit Estimates

Pipeline and storage operator Plains All American raised its stake in the Saddlehorn Pipeline Company joint venture and a mid-Continent basin terminal asset by 10% for about $110 million in cash.

U.S. Oil Executive Censure Puts Spotlight on Shale-OPEC Meetings

A U.S. regulator's censure of a top U.S. oil executive over private meetings with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group of oil producers has put a spotlight on dinners attended by dozens of shale executives.

Capital Power Discontinues $2.4 Billion Genesee CCS Project Amid Economic Challenges

Capital Power announced the discontinuation of its $2.4 billion Genesee CCS project, which aimed to deploy carbon capture technology at the Genesee Generating Station near Warburg, Alberta, as part of its first-quarter results.

Railroad Commissioner Criticizes Biden's LNG Export Pause at House Committee Hearing

Commissioner Christian denounced President Biden's actions as election year politics, asserting that the pause on LNG exports would neither reduce emissions nor benefit allies, instead making energy more expensive and less accessible.

Exxon's $60 Billion Deal with Pioneer Gets FTC Approval, Former Pioneer Exec Barred from Board

U.S. regulators on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Exxon Mobil's $60 billion purchase of Pioneer Natural Resources, but barred Pioneer's former CEO from Exxon's board on allegations he attempted to collude with OPEC to raise oil prices.