North America

Momentum Midstream Acquires Pipeline Assets in East Texas for $1.3 Billion

Privately-owned Momentum Midstream has agreed to buy 3,625-miles (5,834 km) of gathering and processing pipeline assets in the East Texas part of the Haynesville Shale from Midcoast Energy for $1.3 billion, including debt, Reuters reported on Friday.

Siemens Energy to Power Low-Emission LNG Facility in Canada

Siemens Energy has been selected as the single solution supplier for the all-electric Woodfibre LNG project in British Columbia, Canada, the company said on Tuesday.

Tellurian Acquires Natural Gas Assets in Haynesville Shale for $125 Million

Tellurian Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase natural gas assets located in the Haynesville Shale from EnSight Energy Partners LP for $125 million, the company said on Wednesday.

Canada's Trudeau: 'Very Difficult Decision' to Return Turbine for Russian Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that it was a "very difficult decision" to grant an exemption from sanctions imposed on Russia for the return of a repaired turbine needed for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline.

Biden Administration Issues Options for ConocoPhillips’ Alaska Oil Drilling Project

The Biden administration on Friday outlined several options for the development of ConocoPhillips' planned $6 billion Willow oil and gas project in Alaska, including a proposal to build up to five drill sites, dozens of miles of roads, seven bridges and pipelines.

NextDecade Inks 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Guangdong Energy Group

NextDecade Corp. has entered a 20-year sale and purchase agreement with Guangdong Energy Group for the supply of LNG from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas.

NextDecade Secures Third 20-Year LNG Supply Deal This Year with China Gas

NextDecade Corp. has executed a 20-year sale and purchase agreement with China Gas Holdings Ltd. for its Rio Grande LNG, marking the company's third 20-year deal this year.

US Grants NFG 35-Month Extension to Build Northern Access Natural Gas Pipeline

U.S. regulators have given National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) more time to build its proposed Northern Access natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania and New York.

Canada Sees Repsol LNG as Fastest Way to Boost Gas Supply to Europe

Canada's East Coast has only enough natural gas supply to accommodate one new LNG export facility, and the project that would boost shipments to Europe the fastest is Repsols, Canada's environment minister told Reuters.

Tellurian Commissions Baker Hughes for Driftwood Pipeline Project

Tellurian's subsidiary, Driftwood Pipeline, has commissioned Baker Hughes to provide decarbonization technology for its upcoming Lines 200 and 300 projects in southwest Louisiana.

Kinder Morgan Green Lights Permian Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Project

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan has given the greenlight to financing expanded capacity on the 428-mile Permian Highway Pipeline, which currently carries 1.2 Bcf/d from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

Williams to Move Forward with Louisiana Natural Gas Project in Haynesville Basin

U.S. energy company Williams Co. Inc. has reached a final investment decision to build its proposed Louisiana Energy Gateway project to gather natural gas produced in the Haynesville shale basin, the company said on Wednesday.

Operators Seek Extension to Complete Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

The joint venture building the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia asked federal regulators for four more years until October 2026 to complete the long-delayed project.

US Natural Gas Futures Hold Near 11-Week Low as LNG Exports Decline

U.S. natural gas futures held near an 11-week low on Friday as forecasts for hotter weather, higher demand and less output than last month offset a drop in LNG exports due to the extended shutdown of the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas.

Canada’s Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline ‘No Longer Profitable,' Says Watchdog

The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline is no longer profitable after cost over-runs and delays to its expansion project, the country's parliamentary budget officer (PBO) said on Wednesday.

Cheniere to Move Forward with Texas Corpus Stage 3 LNG Plant Expansion

Cheniere Energy Inc. on Wednesday said its Board of Directors had decided to go forward with the expansion of the Corpus Christi export plant in Texas and told Bechtel Energy to continue with its construction.

DOE Awards $504 Million Loan Guarantee to Utah Hydrogen Storage Project

The U.S. Department of Energy closed on a $504.4 million loan guarantee to help finance the construction of the Advanced Clean Energy Storage I project in Utah, the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen storage facility.

Canada Seeking Pathway to Enable German Gas Flow Amid Russian Sanctions

Ottawa is evaluating options to help restore German gas supplies as a crucial Nord Stream 1 pipeline part is stranded in Canada due to Russian sanctions, the Canadian Natural Resources Minister said in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday.

US Exported Record Amounts of LNG in 2021

U.S. exports of LNG set a record high in 2021, averaging 9.7 Bcf/d (275 MMcm/d) according to our most recent Natural Gas Monthly. U.S. LNG exports increased by 50% from 2020.

Sources: Tug Hill Explores Sale of Natural Gas Producer THQ Appalachia, Pipeline Firm XcL Midstream

Tug Hill and Quantum Energy are exploring a sale of U.S. natural gas producer THQ Appalachia I LLC and XcL Midstream, a pipeline firm that moves THQ's gas to market in a deal that could fetch more than $5 billion, sources told Reuters on Friday.

EnLink Midstream Founder, CEO Barry Davis to Retire

EnLink Midstream Chairman and CEO Barry E. Davis will retire from EnLink, the company he led the founding of, after more than 25 years of leadership, the company announced in a statement.

Targa Resources to Acquire Permian Gas Gathering, Processing Assets in $3.55 Billion Deal

Targa Resources has agreed to buy natural gas processor Lucid Energy Group for $3.55 billion in cash, a deal that includes a portfolio of about 1,050 miles of natural gas pipelines in the Delaware Basin.

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.