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Kurds Could Start Oil Deliveries to Baghdad in 2020 - Iraqi Minister

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government via pipeline by early 2020, Iraq's oil minister said.

Alberta Oil Curtailments to End 'No Later' Than This Time Next Year — Premier

The premier of Alberta, Canada's top oil-producing province, said this he hopes to end government curtailments on oil production by this time next year "at the latest."

Nigerian Pipeline Shut Due to Sabotage

Nigeria's Nembe Creek oil trunk pipeline has been shut down due to sabotage, a spokesman for the operator Aiteo said on Tuesday.

EIA: U.S. Set Records for Natural Gas Production, Consumption, Exports in 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday that its Natural Gas Annual 2018 shows that the United States set new records in natural gas production, consumption, and exports in 2018.

Keystone Leak Affected Larger Area than First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

Uzbekistan May Sell Stakes in State Energy Firms

Uzbekistan may soon sell shares in some its biggest state energy and mining companies, including pipeline operator Uztransgaz, the head of the state asset management body said.

Alternative to Congested Pipelines at Risk as Canada Rail Strike Looms

Canada's Teamsters notified Canadian National Railway of plans to strike Tuesday after a stalemate in contract negotiations, threatening an important shipping alternative to congested pipelines for Alberta's oil producers.

Gazprom Proposes Short-Term Gas Deal with Ukraine

Russia's Gazprom said it has sent a letter to Ukraine formally proposing either to extend a current deal supplying gas to the country for its own use and for transit to Europe or to sign a new one-year agreement.

At Least 7 Killed in Gas Explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.

Bulgaria Signs up Saudi-Led Group for TurkStream Extension

Bulgaria’s state gas company signed a $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euro) contract with Saudi-led group Arkad to build a gas pipeline to carry mainly Russian natural gas.

Iran Building Oil Pipeline to Terminal Outside Gulf

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country’s oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil.

Mexico Gas Pipeline at Center of Dispute Starts Operations

A major natural gas pipeline between Texas and the Mexican Gulf Coast port of Tuxpan that was at the heart of a dispute between Mexico’s government and infrastructure firms begins operations, the companies behind it said.

Niger Seeks to Step Up Oil Production with Pipeline to Coast

Niger began construction on a $7 billion oil pipeline that will reach the coast through West African neighbor Benin. The 1,232-mile (1,982-km) pipeline is Niger’s most important project since gaining independence.

China’s Gas Consumption Growth Rate Expected to Slip in 2019

China’s natural gas consumption growth rate is expected slow to around 10 percent in 2019, from 17.5 percent last year, amid easing economic growth and pressure on the country’s production, storage and gas sales network, a government report showed.

Brazil’s Petrobras Confronts Growing Pipeline Thefts

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras said thefts from its pipelines soared to a record high 261 incidents in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo last year, up from just one case in 2014, according to a securities filing and a Reuters report.

India, Nepal Open South Asia’s First Cross-Border Oil Pipeline

India and Nepal have officially opened South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline, a project seen as part of New Delhi’s efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation where China is also making deep inroads.

Israel to Increase Gas Exports to Egypt via EMED Pipeline

Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export via the EMED Pipeline to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said.

Dakota Access Eyes Expansion Over Tribe's Objections

A regulatory hearing has begun in North Dakota to determine if Energy Transfer will be allowed to expand its Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Germany Makes Legal Changes to Ease Nord Stream 2 Completion

Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved changes to the law governing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to make it compliant with European Union regulations, removing a hurdle to completion of the Russia-led project.

Enterprise Extending Acadian Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products Partners said it is responding to higher demand for natural gas in the growing Gulf Coast LNG market by expanding and extending the Acadian pipeline system and boosting its capacity through upgrades to the Mansfield compressor station.

Why Tanzania, Zambia Want a New Oil Pipeline

Demand for refined petroleum products in Tanzania has been increasing in recent years, and the East African country has proposed a new oil pipeline project to meet the consumption requirement for refined fuel

Hungary Expects Gas from Russia's TurkStream by Late 2021

Hungary plans to be able to get natural gas from the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2021, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said after hosting a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mild Winter, Softer Economy Weaken Asian LNG Markets

LNG spot prices in Asia have dropped to seasonal lows on expectations of a mild winter depressing demand for gas for heating. A slowdown in China's coal-to-gas switch amid a weaker economy is also having an impact.

China's West-to-East Pipeline Throughput Hits 25 Bcm/Year

The supply of natural gas from the Tarim oilfield through the West-to-East gas pipeline has increased to 25 Bcf/year, according to the PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company.

Leased Russian Tanker Heads for U.S. to Load LNG Cargo

A gas tanker once hailed by President Vladimir Putin as a bulwark of Russian energy security is heading for an LNG terminal in the United States, according to ship-tracking data from Refinitiv's Eikon.

Alberta Lifts Curtailment on New Oil Wells

Alberta, Canada has lifted its curtailment on new oil wells in an effort to boost its struggling oil industry hit hard by heavily strained pipeline takeaway capacity.

Blacklisted Russian Businessman Sells Pipeline Construction Firm

Russian businessman Arkady Rotenberg, who has been under U.S. sanctions since 2014, has sold his gas pipeline construction firm Stroygazmontazh.

New Gas Pipelines Adding Capacity from U.S. South Central, Northeast

The United States is expected to add between 16 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 17 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity in 2019, most of which was built to provide additional takeaway capacity out of supply basins.

PennEast Developers Press on Despite Court Decision

The companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline remain committed to building the project and are evaluating their options after a federal appeals court decided not to rehear an earlier decision against the pipeline.

Uganda Aims for Q1 Investment Decision on Oil Pipeline - Minister

Uganda's Energy Minister is expecting a final investment decision for an oil export pipeline project in the country by end of Q1 next year.