Pipelines

Phillips 66 to buy Pinnacle Midland for $550 MM

Phillips 66 agreed to acquire Pinnacle Midland, a midstream company owned by private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital, for $550 million in cash, expanding the U.S. refiner's natural gas gathering and processing footprint in the Midland Basin.

Gulfstream LNG export terminal (U.S.) receives FERC approval

Gulfstream LNG, under development in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, announced that it has received the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to commence the pre-filing permitting process, kicking off the regulatory review for its proposed 4-MMtpy modular export facility.

Russia and China to sign Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline contract 'in near future'

Russia and China expect to a sign a contract "in the near future" on the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to China.

Italy's Snam eyes green opportunities

Italian gas grid distributor Snam is looking at green fuel opportunities. The €15-B group—which has Europe's largest gas transmission network and manages both storage assets and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in Italy—is leading a European project to build a pipeline for green hydrogen (H2).

Shell investigates smoke near Gbaran oil facility in Nigeria

Shell is investigating reports of smoke early Tuesday near its Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria's coastal Bayelsa state after residents reported hearing explosions and seeing smoke near the area.

STATS Group and National Gas win IGEM Product of the Year Award for innovative pipeline isolation technology

STATS Group and National Gas have been awarded the prestigious IGEM/EUA Gas Industry Award for Product of the Year for their collaborative work on substantially reducing emissions on a strategically important pipeline replacement project.

Oneok to acquire strategic U.S. Gulf Coast NGL pipelines for $280 MM

ONEOK will acquire a system of NGL pipelines from Easton Energy for approximately $280 MM.

Gazprom loss shows struggle to fill EU gas sales gap with China

Gazprom could face a long period of poor performance as it struggles to fill the gap of lost European gas sales with its domestic market and Chinese exports.

Air Products to build network of H2 refueling stations in Alberta, Canada

Air Products announced in late April that it intends to build a network of permanent, commercial-scale multi-modal hydrogen refueling stations stretching from Edmonton to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Canadian Utilities plans C$2-B Alberta natural gas pipeline

Canadian Utilities is developing a C$2-B ($1.46-B) natural gas pipeline project in Alberta to transport natural gas to a Dow petrochemicals plant and other industrial facilities.

Karpowership and Petrobras forge strategic alliance to enhance integrated natural gas projects in the Americas

Karpowership and Petrobras have signed a Memorandum of Intent to combine their respective expertise in the natural gas and power sectors to guarantee supply and meet the demand of the energy industry across the Americas.

Williams expects to win Energy Transfer dispute on Louisiana natgas pipe

U.S. energy firm Williams Co. said on Tuesday it still expects to overcome a pipeline dispute with rival Energy Transfer and complete its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas project in the second half of 2025.

Nigeria's Tinubu to commission gas infrastructure to boost domestic use

Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu will commission two gas processors and a key pipeline as part of ongoing moves to utilize the country's vast gas reserves and end routine flaring.

Iran, Pakistan seek ways to complete gas pipeline project

Iran and Pakistan are looking at ways to complete a long-delayed gas pipeline project between the two countries.

Canada's TC Energy says NGTL pipeline system resumes normal operations after fire

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line.

Rupture on TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline sparks wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire, sparking a wildfire in a remote area, the company said.

Balticconnector gas pipeline will be in commercial use again, Gasgrid says

The damaged Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia will be in commercial use again on April 2024, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid executive Janne Gronlund told an industry conference.

Global pipelines construction outlook 2024: New LNG terminals sound call for more pipelines—Part 1

4/16/2024

Mike Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline & Gas Journal, provides an overview of capital investments in pipeline construction. Part 1 examines capacity builds in North America, and Central and South America.

Three emerging threats: Climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack

4/16/2024

Pipeline integrity management systems (PIMSs) are now common practice, driven by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements in the U.S. This article discusses the threats associated with climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack from the perspective of existing risk models.

Global Projects Data

4/16/2024

A quick look at total project numbers by region.

VNG plans investments in green gases, turned to profits in 2023

VNG, an east German gas subsidiary of power utility EnBW, said it will invest up to $5.31 B by 2035, mostly in green gases.

Enbridge wins approval to commence service on Louisiana (U.S.) Venice natgas pipe project

Canadian energy company Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary received approval from U.S. energy regulators to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana.

Summit Midstream launches open season on natural gas pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Argentina builds case for exporting natural gas to Brazil through Bolivia

Energy companies from Argentina and Brazil have begun talks on reversing the southerly flow of a Bolivian natural gas pipeline network that connects the three countries as a regional gas deficit could force Brazil to pay up for alternative supplies of the fuel.

Russian pipeline gas exports to Europe rise 4.5% in March m/m

Russian energy giant Gazprom's average daily natural gas supplies to Europe rose 4.5% in March from February levels and by almost 26% from the same month of 2023.

Japan's Mitsui decides to develop Vietnam gas field for $740 MM

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said it has reached a final investment decision to develop Vietnam's Block B gas field, with its share of development cost of about $740 MM.

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, similar to 2022

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, or 5.0 Bcf/d, to average 125.0 Bcf/d, according to the U.S. EIA's Natural Gas Monthly.

Europe’s gas stocks point to healthy supply next winter

The European Union will have plenty of gas in stock next winter and the remaining buyers of Russian pipeline gas in central Europe are working on alternative imports in case transit via Ukraine stops from January.

Enbridge to form natural gas supply venture connecting Permian and Gulf Coast (U.S.)

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge said it would form a venture with I Squared Capital and pipeline firms WhiteWater and MPLX to connect Permian supplies to the U.S. Gulf Coast to tap into strong LNG demand for exports.

SEFE to become sole shareholder of gas grid operator WIGA

German nationalized energy firm SEFE will take full ownership of gas transmission network WIGA by buying around half of it from joint venture partner Wintershall, in the latest sign of Berlin tightening its grip on energy infrastructure.