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Germany Must Speed Up Hydrogen Plans – Pipeline Group OGE

Germany must accelerate a hydrogen law revision, which is pending in Berlin, to allow for related investments in gas transport networks up to the end of the decade, said the head of gas pipeline operator, Open Grid Europe (OGE).

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Beats Profit Estimates; CEO to Step Down

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday announced fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, topping analysts' estimates, and said long-time CEO Steve Kean will step down after eight years in the role.

Wintershall Dea to Leave Russia, Causing $8 Billion Loss at Parent BASF

Chemicals giant BASF on Tuesday unveiled a $7.9 billion non-cash impairment on Wintershall Dea, after the oil and gas exploration joint venture decided to exit Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

Bulgaria Looking to Revive 186-Mile Trans-Balkan Pipeline Project

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is holding talks with neighboring Greece to build the 300-km (186-mile) trans-Balkan pipeline to transport crude oil from the Greek port of Alexandroupolis on the Aegean Sea to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas in an effort to secure non-Russian oil.

Former Gazprom Unit Sefe Has Secured Regasification Capacity at Dunkirk

German gas importer Sefe has secured 3.5 Bcm of regasification capacity in Dunkirk and is closing in on new LNG import deals, its boss said, mapping out the former Gazprom division's future strategy.

Indonesia Approves Revised $3.35 Billion Plan for Eni's Merakes Gas Fields

Indonesia has approved a revised plan of development for its Merakes and Merakes East gas fields with a total investment of $3.35 billion, its upstream oil and gas regulator said on Tuesday.

Wintershall Dea Urges Germany to Clear CO2 Exports for Storage

German oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea urged Berlin on Monday to clear exports of carbon dioxide to European neighbors that would be buried in so-called carbon capture and storage facilities.

Congo Awards Lake Kivu Gas Blocks to US, Canadian Producers

Democratic Republic of Congo has awarded licenses to three natural gas blocks in Lake Kivu on its eastern border, with some production expected to start as early as next year, the hydrocarbons ministry said on Monday.

Snam Seen Boosting Italy's Gas Security with Spending on LNG, Grid

Europe's biggest gas grid operator Snam is expected to increase investments to boost its transport, storage and LNG businesses in the next four years, in a move to reinforce Italy's energy security.

Uniper Sells Stake in BBL Pipeline to Spain's Enagas for $81 Million

Uniper has agreed to sell its 20% stake in the BBL gas pipeline, a 235-km (146-mile) pipeline that links Britain with the Netherlands, to Spanish grid operator Enagas for $81 million.

Guyana's Oil Exports Double, with Europe Taking Half of Cargoes

Guyana's oil exports jumped 164% last year, boosted by growing output and demand for the newest Latin American oil producer's light sweet crudes, particularly in Europe, where thirsty refiners ramped up imports to replace Russian supplies.

Qatar, UAE Energy Ministers Say Gas Will Be Needed for Long Time

The world will need natural gas for a long time and more investment is required to ensure supply security and affordable prices during the global energy transition, the energy ministers of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates said on Saturday.

UK Court Rules $1.15 Billion Funding for Mozambique LNG Project is Lawful

The British government's funding of up to $1.15 billion for an LNG project in Mozambique is lawful, a London court ruled on Friday, dismissing an appeal by Friends of the Earth.

Germany in Talks with Iraq Over Possible Gas Imports

Germany is in talks with Iraq over the possibility of importing natural gas from the oil-rich country, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Friday, as Berlin scrambles to diversify its energy sources to replace a drop in Russian fossil fuel shipments.

Russia Suggests Sweden Has 'Something to Hide' in Nord Stream Blast Probe

Russia questioned on Thursday whether Sweden had "something to hide" over explosions that damaged the Nord Stream gas pipelines last year, as it slammed Stockholm for not sharing information in the ongoing investigations into the blasts.

China's CNOOC Targets Record Oil, Gas Output in 2023

China's CNOOC Ltd. has raised its 2023 production target by around 8% to a record 650 million to 660 million barrels of oil equivalent, it said on Wednesday.

French Gas Operator GRTgaz Seeks Interest in Building Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas transmission system operator GRTgaz on Thursday opened a Call for Interest, or invitation to participate, to determine the viability of building a hydrogen transport pipeline linking the French side of the Franco-Spanish pipeline BarMar with a local storage facility.

Opero Energy Wins Gas-Treating Contract for NG3 Development in Haynesville Basin

(P&GJ) — With 4,000 miles of pipeline and seven processing plants, Momentum Midstream’s New Generation Gas Gathering (NG3) project in the Haynesville Shale will have an initial treating capacity of 1.7 Bcf/d, expandable to 2.2 Bcf/d, and will also include a carbon capture and sequestration component.

German Green Group Files Complaint Seeking Shorter LNG Terminal License

A German environmental group has lodged a complaint calling for the operating license of a new floating LNG terminal at Wilhelmshaven to be shortened by a decade, citing its discharging of chlorine and risks to Germany's climate targets.

Spain to Ask EU For Extension to Iberian Gas Price Cap Until End 2024

Spain will seek European Union permission to extend its temporary cap on reference prices for natural gas and coal used by power plants until at least the end of 2024, Energy Minister Teresa Ribera said on Monday.

Spire STL Gas Pipeline Project Backed by FERC Following Legal Woes

(P&GJ) — The Spire STL Pipeline has been reissued a permanent certificate by FERC to operate the 65-mile (105-km) natural gas system, stating the project sufficiently satisfies economic needs in the St. Louis region.

EU Energy Regulator to Launch LNG Price Assessment on Friday

European Union energy regulators will start publishing a daily LNG price assessment on Friday, the first step in the EU's plan to form a new European benchmark price for the super-chilled fuel.

Eni, Snam Join Forces on Algeria-Italy Gas Pipelines

Italian energy group Eni and gas grid operator Snam have clinched a partnership to jointly manage their assets in the gas pipelines connecting Algeria to Italy, the companies said on Tuesday.

EPA, TC Energy Agree to Clean Up Oil Discharge from Keystone Pipeline Rupture in December

(P&GJ) — TC Oil Pipeline Operations Inc. has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up the oil discharge that occurred Dec. 7 in Washington County, Kansas, as a result of a rupture in a section of the Keystone Pipeline. TC Energy is the parent company to TC Oil Pipeline Operations Inc.

Canada's Trudeau Urges Alberta to Contribute to Carbon-Capture Incentives

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged the government of the main oil-producing province of Alberta to use its budget surplus to help bolster tax credits meant to help scale up carbon capture and storage and reduce emissions.

Rosneft Wants to Supply Gas to Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline

Russia's Gazprom is aiming to start delivering gas via the 2,600-km Power-of-Siberia 2 pipeline by 2030. The pipeline could carry 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Nears Completion

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is more than 80% completed overall, and more than 77% of the construction is finished, according to the company’s December construction update.

Phillips 66 to Buy Pipeline Operator DCP Midstream

(P&GJ) — The public divisions of DCP Midstream will be acquired by U.S. refiner Phillips 66 in a deal that will value the pipeline operator at around $8.7 billion and expand Phillips' natural gas liquids business.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2023

(P&GJ) — Seldom has a new year arrived with the degree of supply and demand uncertainty facing global energy markets at the start of 2023. Pipeline & Gas Journal's annual survey of global construction activity reflects a renewed emphasis on energy security after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

DNV Completes Verification for 195-Mile Section of Baltic Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Energinet has received Certificates of Conformity from DNV for its offshore Baltic Pipe project section. Its part of the project comprises 105 km (65 miles) of pipeline in the North Sea and 210 km (130 miles) underground pipeline across Denmark.