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Sentinel Midstream, ExxonMobil Form Enercoast Midstream to Serve Houston Energy Market

Sentinel Midstream Texas announced the formation of a joint venture with ExxonMobil Pipeline Company that owns crude oil pipelines and related transportation infrastructure in the Houston area.

Former PetroChina Executive Under Probe for Suspected Graft

Ling Xiao, who resigned last month from his position as a vice president of PetroChina, had been a PetroChina veteran long responsible for company's natural gas pipeline and marketing business.

Bulgaria Hikes Natural Gas Price by 36.2% in October

Bulgaria's energy regulator approved a 36.2% increase of the wholesale natural gas price as of October following a request by Bulgargaz, the Balkan country's main gas provider and public supplier.

Ukraine Demands Sanctions on Russia's Gazprom After Kyiv Loses Gas Imports

Ukraine called on the United States and Germany to impose sanctions on Russia's Gazprom, which it accused of using energy as a weapon after the energy giant implemented a transit deal with Hungary.

European Gas Prices Hit All-Time Highs as Russian Flows Slump

European gas prices surged to all-time highs on Friday as Russia kept a tight lid on supply, signaling further price pressures on consumers heading into the winter season.

SoCalGas Testing Hydrogen Blending in Infrastructure and Appliances in Closed Loop System

Technicians are measuring the performance of common household appliances like stoves, wall heaters and forced-air furnaces when they are fueled with a blend of hydrogen and natural gas.

Poland Joins Calls for EU Action on Energy Price Spike

Poland has joined a growing group of countries seeking European Union action to curb surging gas and energy prices, as governments take steps to protect consumers from higher bills.

Bolivia’s YPFB Transporte to Boost Gas Pipelines Capacity

YPFB Transporte S.A.’s objectives for 2021 are to increase natural gas production and meet the growing demands of the domestic market, such as respecting the contracts with Brazil and Argentina.

Explainer: Global Energy Shortage or a Coincidence of Regional Crises?

There is a broad-based rebound in energy demand from lows hit during the depths of the coronavirus pandemic that has raised prices for oil, gas and coal; ongoing supply restrictions by oil cartel OPEC; and global transport bottlenecks that have complicated fuel distribution.

Global News October 2021

EIA Expects U.S. Natural Gas Consumption to Decline Through 2022, Brazil Seeks Natural Gas Pipeline from Argentina’s Vaca Muerta and more.

Russia's Gazprom Completes Maintenance at Gas Pipeline to China

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it has completed planned maintenance at the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to China.

Putin Says Turkey Safe from Gas Crisis Thanks to TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey is shielded from a gas crisis, which has gripped Europe, thanks to the Russian-built TurkStream gas pipeline.

Lithuania Expects Polish Gas Link Construction Completion This Year

A pipeline designed to connect the gas grids of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland to continental Europe will begin operating in the second half of 2022 after a delay of almost a year, the Lithuanian energy minister said.

U.S. Appalachian Gas Pipeline Projects Go by the Wayside

Many of the proposed pipelines to deliver gas to the Appalachian region have been scuttled in recent years, running into opposition to fossil-fuel infrastructure, regulatory problems, or protests from environmental groups.

EU Lawmakers Back Clampdown on Potent Greenhouse Gas Methane

The European Parliament's environment committee on Tuesday rallied behind EU plans to make companies and countries cut their methane emissions.

Enbridge Announces Low-Carbon Fuel Deals with Vanguard, Shell

Enbridge Inc. said on Tuesday it had signed partnerships with Royal Dutch Shell and Vanguard Renewables to make low-carbon fuels, as the Canadian pipeline operator aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

Tallgrass to Track, Measure Emissions on U.S. Interstate NatGas Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners will begin monitoring emissions, including methane and other greenhouse gases, on its Rockies Express Pipeline, making it the first U.S. company to do so an interstate natural gas pipeline.

PennEast to End Development of Pennsylvania-New Jersey Natural Gas Pipeline

PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would cease development of the natural gas pipeline it had proposed to build from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in part because the project has not yet received all the required permits.

Sudan Protesters Agree to Resumption of South Sudanese Oil Exports

Sudan's government reached an agreement with tribal protesters to allow the resumption of exports of landlocked South Sudan's crude oil via a terminal on the Red Sea, Sudanese officials said.

Hungary Accuses Ukraine of Meddling as Hungary Signs Russia Gas Pact

Russia, which used to ship natural gas primarily through Ukraine, has diversified export routes, constructing the undersea Nord Stream pipelines direct to Germany and the TurkStream link from Russia to Turkey.

Protesters in Eastern Sudan Shut Oil Import Pipeline

Protesters in eastern Sudan shut a pipeline that carries imported crude oil to the capital Khartoum, but there are enough reserves for the country's needs for up to ten days, the ministry of energy and oil said on Saturday.

Texas Railroad Commission: Statewide Gas Flaring Falls to Lowest Rate in Years

In July, the statewide flaring rate in Texas fell to its lowest rate in years according to Railroad Commission data, falling by more than 75% since August 2019.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

U.S. NatGas Futures Rise on Cooler Weather, Rising Heating Demand

U.S. natural gas futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as some parts of the country start to crank up their heaters with the coming of cooler weather and as near record global gas prices keep demand for U.S. LNG exports high.

U.S. Senate Panel Sets Hearing on Russian Gas Pipeline Amid Ukraine Concerns

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a closed-door hearing for Sept. 29 to discuss Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which several lawmakers say could harm allies in Eastern Europe.

Summit Midstream Partners Plead Guilty in Largest U.S. Inland Spill from Oil Drilling

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners pleaded guilty in federal court in Bismarck, North Dakota, to criminal water pollution charges stemming from what prosecutors call the largest-ever land-based spill from oil drilling.

U.S. NatGas Futures Rise on Soaring Global Prices, Low Output

U.S. natural gas futures rose from a two-week low on Thursday as soaring global gas prices kept demand for U.S. LNG exports high and output remained sluggish after Hurricane Ida in late August.

INGAA Welcomes New Director of Security, Reliability and Resilience

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America announced that Maggie O’Connell has joined the organization as Director of Security, Reliability and Resilience.

Ukraine Says it Will Not Offer Extra Interruptible Gas Transit Capacity for October

Ukraine's gas pipeline operator will not offer additional interruptible transit capacity for Russian gas to Europe for October as supplier Gazprom has not booked any extra guaranteed capacity, the operator said on Thursday.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Southwestern Energy Announce Methane Emission Reduction Plan

Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, and Southwestern Energy announced the initiation of a responsibly sourced natural gas strategic agreement, which should further reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.