North America

Could More LNG Supplies Get to Europe in the Event of a Crisis?

The United States is in talks with major energy-producing countries and companies over a potential diversion of LNG to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."

Perspective: Canada Praised for Climate Leadership Despite Scathing Watchdog Report

The report said federal investment of $12.6 billion in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is an example of policy incoherence in relation to moving forward on climate commitments.

Aerial Surveys Detect Dozens of Methane 'Super-Emitters' in Permian

The facilities, which include pipelines, were observed as "persistently" emitting large volumes of methane over the three years of aerial surveys.

Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass Plant in Louisiana Close to Producing LNG

Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass export plant in Louisiana is close to producing its first LNG, energy traders said after the amount of feed gas to the facility increased rapidly this week.

Energy Transfer to Supply Gas to Texas Power Plants in Feb Freeze Dispute

Energy Transfer will continue providing natural gas to Vistra Corp's power plants in Texas, it said after Vistra complained to state regulators that Energy Transfer threatened to stop supplying fuel.

Texas Cold Snap Arrives as Industry Says NatGas Infrastructure is Ready

To avoid a repeat of last February's energy emergencies after power plants and gas pipes froze, state agencies have imposed several weatherization and other rules to ensure that power and gas supplies keep flowing.

Kinder Morgan Profit Tops Expectations on Higher Gasoline, Jet Fuel Volumes

Kinder Morgan beat Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter profit, as the U.S. pipeline operator transported higher volumes of gasoline and jet fuel with demand rising.

Added Transnational Oil Pipeline Capacity Could Reduce Oil by Rail

The Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline, which delivers crude oil from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin, became fully operational on Oct. 1, increasing the pipeline’s capacity to 760,000 bpd.

Crude Oil Demand Returns Faster Than Supply

The price of U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil is near its highest level since 2014, increasing rapidly from low prices in mid-2020.

Delfin Plans Final Decision on US Gulf of Mexico LNG Project in 2022

Delfin's project would use existing offshore pipelines to supply gas to up to four vessels that could each produce about 3.5 million tons per annum of LNG.

Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure and Climate Balance

America’s energy security must be balanced with environmental stewardship while accounting for the needs and impacts of current and future generations.

Enbridge’s Cameron Extension Pipeline Project Nearing Completion

Texas Eastern Transmission’s Cameron Extension pipeline project in southwestern Louisiana was on track to be mechanically complete in October, leading to a November 2021 in-service.

Mega-Field of Zama Draws Big Investment in Mexico

Although Pemex has yet to present a development plan for the Zama oil field, exploration company Talos Energy recently said its value, regardless of operator and equity splits, will be in “multiples of invested capital to date.”

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

Clearfork Midstream Secures $400 Million Commitment, Plans to Acquire Azure Midstream

Clearfork Midstream announced it has secured a $400 million commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and will acquire Azure Midstream Energy.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Returns to Normal Operating Pressure

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline returned to normal operating pressure on Saturday, it said in a statement, after functioning at reduced pressure for over a month.

Infrastructure Bill Lavishes $44 Billion in New Money on Water Construction

Congress dropped a load of new funding for drinking water and sewer construction in the IIJA, which is meant to be over and above what the appropriations committees will provide annually for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), which typically get between $1 billion and $2 billion a year.

Permitting Provision in Infrastructure Bill Disguises Federal Threats Elsewhere

The “permitting” provision in President Biden's Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act creates the illusion that help is on the way at the same time his administration is pursuing other initiatives to hamper pipeline permitting.

Global News January 2022

US Oil Pipelines at Half-Capacity, U.S. Natural Gas Production to Increase in 2022, Osaka Gas Plans to Enter India’s City Market, and more.

Cruz's Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill Fails to Pass in US Senate

The U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a day after Democrats unveiled their own legislation.

Illinois Court Vacates Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Capacity Expansion

An Illinois appellate court vacated approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission to allow expanding the Dakota Access pipeline capacity up to 1.1 million barrels per day.

US Senators Say Cruz Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Could Harm Relations with Germany

Several Democratic senators said they believe sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline backed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz could harm relations with Germany.

New England Power Prices Jump to 4-Year High as Region Freezes

Power prices in New England jumped to their highest since January 2018 as homes and businesses cranked up their heaters to escape the region's coldest day of the winter.

Mexico Attorney General Seeks Up to 39 Years Prison for Ex-Pemex Boss

Mexico's attorney general has requested a prison sentence of up to 39 years for the former chief executive of state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos for his role in a corruption scandal.

Enterprise Products to Buy Navitas for $3.3 Billion to Boost Natural Gas Pipeline Network

Pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners said on Monday it would buy Warburg Pincus-owned Navitas Midstream for $3.25 billion in cash.

US Northeast Power, NatGas Prices Jump as Snowstorm Batters Region

Northeast power and natural gas prices jumped to their highest since January 2018 as homes and businesses crank up their heaters during the region's first big snowstorm.

Williams Delivers Record Volumes Through Expanded Transco Gas Pipeline System

Williams announced that it recently delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate pipeline, due to continued expansions on the pipeline.

US Worried Nord Stream 2 Sanction Plan by Cruz Would Undermine United Front

The State Department is worried that a vote to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia.

Extreme Cold Grips Much of Western Canada, Hits Restart of Key Pipeline

Icy weather across western Canada has hampered efforts to restart a key oil pipeline and will persist at least until Friday before temperatures rise, weather forecasters said on Thursday.