Regions

Chairman Says FERC will Add Environmental Justice Position

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Thursday the panel will create a senior position on environmental justice, to make sure new energy projects, such as pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities, do not unfairly harm minority communities.

Russell: Australian Refinery Closure Adds to Litany of Energy, Climate Failures

The closure of one of Australia's last remaining oil refineries, carbon border taxes in Europe and a proposal for the world's biggest battery storage plant all show a failure to produce a coherent climate change policy.

Unsolicited, Brookfield Offers $5.6 billion for Canada's Inter Pipeline

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. made an unsolicited C$7.08 billion ($5.6 billion) offer on Wednesday to buy Canada's Inter Pipeline Ltd as it seeks to benefit from rebounding oil and gas demand, after an approach last year was rebuffed.

Russia’s Gazprom Taps Eurobond Market Again with 1 billion Euro Deal

Gazprom returned to the bond market Wednesday with a new 1 billion euro ($1.21 billion) Eurobond issue, Gazprombank said, in a sign of investor confidence in the state-controlled Russian gas producer despite tensions with the West.

German Government, Gas Industry Locked in Tricky Conflict over Hydrogen Pipelines

The natural gas pipeline industry, which eventually needs to switch to hydrogen, wants an early merger of the two systems and criticized the government's approach for being too slow.

EIA: U.S. Crude Output to Fall More than Previously Forecast This Year

The U.S. government on Tuesday lowered its outlook for crude oil production in 2021 to 11.02 million barrels per day from 11.1 million bpd previously forecast, while oil prices rose on Tuesday for their seventh straight session of gains.

Gazprom Resumes Gas Supply to Russia's Kaliningrad

Supplies stopped at around noon GMT on Monday, without warning from Gazprom, said Amber Grid, which operates Lithuania's gas transmission system.

Saudi Aramco Prepares $10 billion Financing for Pipeline Business Buyers

Saudi Aramco is preparing a financing package of up to $10 billion that it could offer to buyers of its pipeline business unit, three sources said, as the oil giant seeks to extract value from its assets in an era of lower oil prices.

Senate Energy Leader Urges Biden to Reverse Keystone XL Opposition

The head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, Joe Manchin, urged President Joe Biden to reverse his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project provides union jobs and is safer than transporting the oil via trucks and trains.

ADNOC Natgas Pipeline Investors Galaxy Raise $3.92 billion via Bonds

Galaxy Pipeline Assets BidCo, owned by a consortium of investors that took a stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) natural gas pipeline assets, launched $3.92 billion in a dual-tranche amortizing bond offering on Tuesday, a document showed.

Canada Plans Hydropower Push after Keystone Cancellation

With Canadian crude exports taking a hit from Biden's decision to scrap the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Ottawa is increasingly focused on sales of clean energy.

Germany Planning Phased Intro of Hydrogen Pipeline Transport

The initial focus will be on the switching of existing pipelines carrying hydrogen made from fossil fuels to carry "green" hydrogen, which is made from wind and solar energy via electrolysis, and the building of new green hydrogen pipelines.

Gazprom Halts Gas Supply to Russia's Kaliningrad Region

The country relied solely on Gazprom for its gas supplies until 2014, when it launched its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility and now imports most of its gas from Norway and elsewhere.

Nord Stream 2's Construction in Danish Waters Could Wrap Up by End-April

Construction of Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany in Danish waters is scheduled for completion by the end of April, Danish Maritime Authority said on Monday.

U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Prices Rise During Arctic Freeze

Next-day gas for Monday rose to its highest since December 2018 at the Waha hub in the Permian basin in Texas where some producers were forced to pay others to take their gas when prices turned negative in October.

Bakken Facing Challenges in Coming Year

Going forward, the Bakken Shale region should continue to provide good opportunities for midstream companies in 2021, though it will face challenges recovering in the wake of the pandemic.

Pipe Laying for Nord Stream 2 Restarts in Danish Waters

The consortium behind the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline has resumed laying pipes in the waters of Denmark, it said on Saturday, despite mounting pressure on the project from Washington.

Germany Backs Nord Stream 2, For Now - Merkel

Germany is sticking with its support for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline "for the time being", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Pipelines at Heart of Bangladesh’s $453 Million Gas Project

Bangladesh’s government has undertaken an expensive gas infrastructure project with two goals: efficiency in gas production is to be improved and gas transmission pipeline capacity is to be extended.

Alaska Seeks to Build Natgas Pipeline from North Slope to Fairbanks

The proposed $5.9 billion gas pipe would run roughly 500 miles (805 kilometers) from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks and could start delivering gas into central Alaska in 2025.

South Africa’s Gas-to-Power Plan to Boost Pipeline Market

South Africa is eyeing the generation of at least 3,000 MW from various gas-to-power technologies by 2027. This trend is likely to increase investments in natural gas exploration, indigenous production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.

Big Four European Pipeline Owners Receptive to Change

Spain’s Enagás, Belgium’s Fluxys, France’s GRTgaz and Italy’s Snam own and operate more than 62,000 miles (100,000 km) of gas pipelines and related infrastructure across Europe and beyond.

Biden's EPA Pick Plans to Consult with Stakeholders, States in Climate Fight

U.S. President Joe Biden's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers he will consult with states and other stakeholders as the agency determines how to deliver on the administration's plans to tackle climate change and clean up pollution hotspots.

Polish Gas Firm PGNiG's LNG Imports Rise 10%

Liquefied natural gas imports by Poland's dominant gas firm PGNiG rose by 10% in 2020 to 3.76 billion cubic meters, as the company continues to look to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, it said on Thursday.

U.S. Will Monitor Activity to Complete Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The United States will monitor activity to complete or certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intended to transport Russian natural gas to Europe and, if such activity takes place, will make a determination on sanctions, the U.S. State Department spokesman said.

Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Head of ExxonMobil Nigeria

The EFCC said it had sought the warrant after Richard Laing, the managing director of ExxonMobil Nigeria, rebuffed three invitations to appear before investigators probing alleged procurement fraud involving a pipelines project.

Supreme Court to Hear Pipeline Company's Bid to Seize New Jersey Land

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a bid by a consortium of energy companies seeking to seize land owned by the state of New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline.

France Won't Pressure Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Plans, Officials Say

France will not put pressure on Germany about its plans for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to pump more Russian gas to Europe, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

Summit Midstream Announces $175 million Commitments for Double E Pipeline Project

Summit Permian Transmission has received $175 million of commitments from three leading commercial banks to finance the development of its Double E Pipeline Project, which will transport gas from the Delaware Basin in the Permian shale in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Russia Lawmaker Suggests Taxing Yamal LNG Over Challenging Gazprom

Russia's flagship liquefied natural gas project, privately-owned Yamal LNG, is challenging state gas giant Gazprom in its core European market, and should either be taxed or have a limit put on its sales there, a lawmaker said.