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Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL On US Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.

U.S. OKs Kinder Morgan Request to Start Texas Lockridge Pipeline Construction

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc’s Dec. 13 request to start construction of its proposed Lockridge natural gas pipeline in the Permian basin in West Texas.

Enbridge-Annova LNG Deal to Expand Valley Crossing Pipeline

Enbridge's Valley Crossing Pipeline will be expanded along with the construction of a nine-mile lateral to supply natural gas for Annova LNG’s Brownsville, Texas, export facility, under an agreement announced Wednesday.

Centurion Pipeline Announces Successful Open Season for Augustus Pipeline

Centurion Pipeline has announced the successful completion of its binding open season for the Augustus Pipeline.

Kazakhstan Cuts Oil Exports to China After Contamination Detected — Sources

Kazakhstan reduced oil supplies via the Atasu-Alashankou pipeline to China on Tuesday after tests carried at the end of the last week showed a high content of organic chloride, three trade sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S. Shale Oil, Natural Gas Output Growth to Hit Slowest in a Year — EIA

U.S. oil and natural gas output in major shale formations is expected to rise by the smallest in about a year in February to record highs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday, as producers pull back on new drilling.

South Dakota Board Approves Keystone XL Water Permits

The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction.

PETRONAS Signs 12-Year LNG Deal With Shenergy

PETRONAS has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Shenergy Group Company Limited (Shenergy) to supply approximately 1.5 MTPA of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its Wuhaogou receiving terminal in China.

STATS Group Completes 12 Pipeline Isolations For Malaysian Operator

Pipeline technology specialist STATS Group (STATS) has completed an extensive pipeline isolation campaign offshore and onshore Malaysia.

Libya Pipeline Closure Warrants Force Majeure

Military forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline in Libya on Sunday, potentially reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

Pipeline Fire Kills Three in Lagos

A fire on a pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company in the commercial capital Lagos killed three people on Sunday, a Reuters witness said.

Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Train 2

Freeport LNG announced it has launched commercial operation of the second liquefaction train at its three-train facility, with initial gas deliveries from BP under a 20-year agreement.

Germany Makes Legal Changes to Ease Nord Stream 2 Completion

Germany’s parliament 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.

US Development Agency to Finance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

In one of the first actions of the new International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. government investment organization is pledging more that $600 million to the Rassini natural gas pipeline to be built across southern Mexico.

Niger Looks 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.

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.

Putin Accuses Bulgaria of Holding up TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria of deliberately delaying the implementation of Russia’s TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said that Moscow could find ways to bypass Bulgaria if needed.

Transneft Extends Oil Transit Deal with Ukraine Operator

Ukrainian pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta said it has agreed to a 10-year oil transit extension with Russia’s Transneft.

Europe’s Newest Gas Link Could Weaken Gazprom Prices

Europe’s first new gas interconnector in a decade, linking Finland and Estonia across the Baltic Sea, will weaken Gazprom’s hold on the region and spark price competition, the pipeline’s owners said.

Billion-Dollar LNG Project in Southern Mozambique Expected in 2020

A final investment decision on a $3.15 billion LNG project near Mozambique’s capital will be taken around the middle of 2020, France’s Total and its partners in the project said after signing an agreement to develop the project.

Jordanians Protest Israeli Gas Deal

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year.

US Now Boasts More Crude Export than Import Destinations

As U.S. crude oil export volumes increased to an average of 2.8 MMbpd in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations – including countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions – that receive U.S. exports has also increased.

Long Time Coming: Power Of Siberia Delivers First Gas

The 1,865-mile (3,000-km) Power of Siberia $9 billion gas pipeline is set to become the longest transmission pipeline, east of the Ural Mountains, with its first delivery in mid-December. It will transmit 61 Bcm of natural gas a year from Irkutsk and Yakutia to Russia’s Far East, bringing vital energy for the economic development of the Russian side of the Amur River and onward.

For China, 2020 Looks Like the Year of the Pipeline

Beijing’s leaders are increasingly concerned about China’s heavy dependence upon energy suppliers who worry, with a special concern centered on Russia and others in Africa and the Mideast.

China's Oil, Gas Imports Strong in 2019 Despite Trade Dispute

China's imports of major commodities ended last year with a bang, with strong gains showing the appetite of the world's largest importer of natural resources remains robust despite the trade dispute with the United States.

Israel Starts Exporting Gas to Egypt under Landmark Deal

Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt on Wednesday under one of the most important deals to have been signed by the neighbors since they made peace decades ago.

TC Energy to Resume Work on Keystone XL Pipeline in February

Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp said on Tuesday it planned to start pre-construction work in February for its Keystone XL oil pipeline, the start of what it expects to be a busy work schedule for the long-delayed project.

Belarus Starts Maintenance on Druzhba Pipeline, Poland Supplies Reduced - Source

Belarus has started planned maintenance on the Druzhba oil pipeline, the main transit route for Russian oil exports to Europe, resulting in reduced oil supplies to Poland, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters.

NOAA: Jordan Cove LNG Project Would Have Minimal Environmental Impact

Federal authorities have suggested the environmental impact of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat.

New Permian Pipelines Boost U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Exports

Three new major pipelines coming out of the Permian Basin have helped crude exports from Corpus Christi, Texas surge in recent weeks, often surpassing hubs such as Houston and Beaumont, Texas.