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Gazprom Braces for Decline in European Gas Exports, Prices

Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom on Thursday conceded for the first time that its gas exports to Europe, as well as its prices, will decline in 2019 following record-high volumes last year.

Nord Stream 2 Investor OMV Says Project Can Still Meet Deadline

The chief executive of Austrian energy firm OMV said the Nord Stream 2 company has not changed its expected completion date and could still deliver the project on time and budget, despite Denmark's still-pending decision on a construction permit.

North Dakota Pledges Improvement to Spill Reporting Procedures

North Dakota's Health Department is pledging to provide easily accessible information on oilfield and agriculture-related spills, a move that comes after a liquid natural gas pipeline leak that was much bigger than publicly reported and could take another decade to clean up.

Canada's Largest Oil Producer Joins Opposition to Enbridge Pipeline Plan

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, the country's biggest oil producer, has joined a number of other firms asking Canada's energy regulator to intervene in Enbridge Inc's plan to overhaul shipping contracts on its Mainline pipeline network.

Mexican President Touts $4.5 Billion Savings in New Pipeline Deal

Mexico said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with a group of companies to renegotiate the terms of natural gas pipeline contracts signed under the previous administration that will eventually save the government $4.5 billion.

Plains All American to Remove Steel Tariff Surcharge on Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to remove a proposed surcharge on its Cactus II oil pipeline, tacked on as a result of the Trump administration’s tariff on imported steel.

Tellurian Files for FERC Review of Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a review of its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana's growing LNG export market.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.

Permian Basin Natural Gas Prices Rise as GCX Nears Completion

Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in West Texas closed at their highest price since March as the 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline is preparing to enter service, according to a Thursday update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Peru Natural Gas Production Hit by Leak at Pluspetrol Plant

Argentine energy company Pluspetrol will reduce production from its Las Malvinas natural gas plant in Peru while it repairs a leak detected in one of its pipes, Peru’s government said.

Brazil's LNG-to-Power Complex Funded; Phase 2 Underway

The Natural Gas Acu joint venture between Prumo Logistica, BP and Siemens has gained regulatory approval for LNG imports and satisfied lender conditions for $750 million in project financing to complete the 1.3 GW Phase 1 of its LNG-to-Power complex at the Port of Acu.

Bakken Oil Flows Hit 6-Month High as Rail to East Coast Drops

Crude pipeline flows from North Dakota's Bakken shale field have climbed to the highest in six months after the June closure of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery cut crude-by-rail volumes, according to traders and market intelligence firm Genscape.

Mexican President Hopes for Pipeline Deal Next Week

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday a deal could be reached next week with companies to end a contractual dispute over several natural gas pipelines, dialing back hopes for a quicker resolution.

Lotus Midstream Considers Reversing West Texas to Cushing Pipeline

Pipeline operator Lotus Midstream LLC may reverse flows on a line now sending crude from West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma, the main hub for pricing U.S. crude futures, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, an unusual move that could lift U.S. benchmark prices by draining supplies.

Canada's Alberta Extends Oil Curtailments Through 2020 Due to Slow Pipeline Progress

The government of Canada’s main oil-producing province, Alberta, said on Tuesday it was extending mandatory curtailments on crude production by an extra year through 2020, because of uncertainty about when expanded pipelines may come online.

Pembina to Acquire Kinder Morgan Canada, Cochin for $3.3 Billion

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline has agreed to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system in a $3.3 billion deal that expands its Canadian storage capacity in a period of high demand.

Natural Gas Deliveries to U.S. LNG Export Facilities Set Records

Natural gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export facilities set a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6 Bcfd, or 7% of the nation's total dry natural gas production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

Pipeline Shippers Challenge Plains' Steel Tariff Surcharge

Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.

Line 3 protesters Rally Outside Enbridge Minnesota Office

Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy Monday to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

China's CNPC Suspends Venezuelan Oil Loading Due to U.S. Sanctions: Sources

China National Petroleum Corp, a leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, has halted August loadings following the latest U.S. sanctions on the South American exporter, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

MEG Energy Opposes Proposed Enbridge Pipeline Changes

Oil sands producer MEG Energy has written to Canada's energy regulator to oppose pipeline company Enbridge Inc's plan to introduce long-term fixed volume contracts on its Mainline system.

Ukraine Plans to Create Capacity for Romanian Gas Imports

Ukraine, preparing for a possible cut in Russian gas supplies, has agreed with neighboring Moldova to modernize their border gas metering stations so it can receive gas from Romania, Ukraine's gas transport company Ukrtransgaz said on Monday.

Russia May Put Pipeline Company Transneft in Charge of Oil Terminals

Russia may transfer the running of oil intake terminals to state-owned pipeline company Transneft, according to a government website, after a privately-owned terminal was blamed earlier this year for contaminating oil supplies.

LNG Steals Euro Market Share from Pipeline Gas, Breaking 4-Year Trend

Europe's two biggest suppliers of pipeline gas, Norway's Equinor and Russia's Gazprom, have lost market share for the first time in at least four years amid a tripling in LNG imports into the region over the past 10 months.

Markets React to Drone Attack that Torched Saudi Gas Plant

Crude oil prices rose Monday and Tuesday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil and gas field caused a fire at a gas plant, but state-run Saudi Aramco said production was not affected.

Freeport LNG to Load First Cargo From Texas Plant

Freeport LNG, which recently received federal approval for construction of a fourth liquefaction train at its Quintana Island plant, appears on schedule to load its first LNG shipment to Asia from Train 1 in the third quarter.

Bid for Inter Pipeline Highlights Strength of Canada's Midstream Sector

A recent unsolicited bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd has highlighted the potential of Canada’s midstream companies to offer insulation from volatile oil prices.

Lebanon Prime Minister Hopes for Decision in September on Disputed Gas Pipeline

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday after talks in Washington that he hoped for a final decision, possibly in September, on a proposal for resolving a maritime border dispute with Israel on a gas pipeline.

EPIC Midstream Ships First Crude on New Permian-Gulf Coast Pipeline

EPIC Midstream Holdings Inc on Thursday began shipping crude oil on its 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast, pushing Midland crude prices higher, traders said.

Ukraine Preparing for Russian Gas Supply Cut if Transit Deal Falls Through

Ukraine's gas transport company Ukrtransgaz has upgraded several gas pumping stations so it can provide gas to eastern and southern regions of the country if there is a disruption in supply from Russia, the company said on Wednesday.