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Germany, Qatar Sign Energy Partnership Agreement Focused on Gas

Germany and Qatar have signed a declaration to deepen their energy partnership, with a focus on trade in hydrogen and LNG, as Europe's biggest economy looks for alternative supplies amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Finland Leases Floating LNG Terminal for 10 Years to Break Free from Russian Gas

Finland has agreed a 10-year charter for a floating storage and regasification vessel with U.S. based Excelerate Energy to help replace Russian gas supply, finance minister Annika Saarikko said on Friday.

RWE: Germany Can Be Independent from Russian Gas by Spring 2025

Germany can wean itself off Russian gas within the next three years, the CEO of the country's largest power producer, RWE told a weekly paper.

Russia to Halt Gas Flows to Finland on Saturday

Russia's Gazprom has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from Saturday morning, Gasum said on Friday, after the Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler refused to pay its Russian supplier in rubles.

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.

Europe Will Need Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline One Day, Kremlin Says

Russia has no hope of starting up its undersea gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 anytime soon but is confident that Europe will need the pipeline someday regardless of what it says now, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Israel Ramping Up Gas Output, Looks to Help Supply Europe

Israel is boosting offshore natural gas output and aims to reach a supply agreement with Europe in the coming months as the continent looks to replace Russian supply.

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.

Canacol Nears Construction Phase for $560 Million Colombian Gas Pipeline Project

Colombian gas producer Canacol is on track to begin construction on the Jobo-Medellín natural gas pipeline having received final binding offers from four interested contractors in March.

Sources: Deutsche Bank Not Financing EACOP African Pipeline

Germany's largest lender has come under pressure to clarify its stance on the financing of the planned $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline, which would stretch more than 1,400 km (870 miles) from Uganda to Tanzania.

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.

Germany, Netherlands Up Ambition for North Sea Hydrogen Hubs

There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to exploiting the strong winds offshore Germany and the Netherlands to produce green hydrogen.

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.

Equinor, Exxon Expand Brazil Oil Operations, Discuss Building 100-Mile Gas Pipeline

Equinor and Exxon Mobil Corp. have taken the first steps to expand an $8 billion oil development off Brazil's coast and are considering adding a more than 100-mile-long gas pipeline as part of the next phase of the expansion.

TotalEnergies Places 3,500-km Nigerian Gas Pipeline Network Up for Sale

TotalEnergies has launched the sale of its 10% stake in Nigerian joint venture SPDC, which includes 3,500 km of pipelines that connects to two key crude export terminals, Bonny and Forcados.

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.

Eni Set to Open Rubles Account for Russia Gas Unless Told Otherwise by EU

Italian energy group Eni will begin the process of opening an account in rubles next week to pay for Russian gas unless it is told that would breach sanctions, three sources close to the matter said.

GlobalData: Nigeria to Account for 24% of Oil, Gas Projects Starting Up in Africa by 2026

More than 100 oil and gas projects should commence operations in Nigeria during the next four years, accounting for more than 24% of the predicted total projects starts during that time, predicts GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

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.

Petronet In Talks with Qatar for LNG Deal Renewal amid Turbulent Markets

India's Petronet LNG has begun talks with Qatar to renew a multiyear gas deal despite market "turbulence", making new long-term contracts difficult as sanctions on Russian fuel have squeezed an already tightly supplied market.

Ukraine Will Not Reopen Gas Route Until It Controls Pipeline System

Ukraine will not reopen the Sokhranovka gas transit route from Russia to Europe until Kyiv obtains full control over its pipeline system, the head of operator GTSOU said on Thursday.

Snam Signs Deal to Study Spain-Italy Gas Pipeline

Italian gas group Snam has agreed with Spain's Enagas to explore the construction of an offshore pipeline between the two countries, as Europe scrambles to diversify its energy supply mix and wean itself off Russian gas.

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.

Russian Gas Flows to Europe Via Ukraine Fall after Kyiv Shuts Route

Russian gas flows to Europe via Ukraine fell by a quarter on Wednesday after Kyiv halted use of a major transit route blaming interference by occupying Russian forces, the first time exports via Ukraine have been disrupted since the invasion.

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.”

Ukraine to Suspend Key Russian Gas Transit to Europe

Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow of gas through a transit point which it said delivers almost a third of the fuel piped from Russia to Europe through Ukraine, blaming Moscow for the move and saying it would move the flows elsewhere.

Russia Concerns Loom Over FERC and EPA Anti-Pipeline Efforts

Pipeline companies had already been pressuring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine to rethink its two new policy statements on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pipeline certificates.