Pipelines

Russian piped gas exports to Europe down 2.4%, may fall by half in 2023

Natural gas pipeline exports to Europe by Russia's Gazprom were down 2.4% in October compared to September.

Finland raises gas supply risk assessment due to pipeline rupture

Finland's National Emergency Supply Agency said it had raised its risk assessment for gas supply security in the Nordic country following the damage earlier this month to the Balticconnector gas pipeline.

Finland LNG terminal to open booking for winter slots

Finland's Gasgrid, which operates the floating LNG import terminal at Inkoo, will be opening booking for its revised winter slots for three days to help maintain stable supplies after the loss of a pipeline.

Gascade gains mining approval for pipeline link to boost LNG flow from Ruegen to Lubmin

Gas grid company Gascade has obtained approval from mining authorities to complete a link for a pipeline linking Mukran port on the German Baltic Sea island of Ruegen with Lubmin on the mainland so that more LNG can flow.

Construction of Mongolian part of Russian gas link to China may start in early 2024

Construction of the Mongolian portion of Russia's planned new Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline to China may start in the first quarter or first half of 2024.

Gasgrid publishes revised winter booking plan for floating LNG terminal

Finland's Gasgrid, which operates the floating LNG import terminal at Inkoo, published a revised booking schedule for 6 slots between December and March, to help maintain stable supplies after the loss of a pipeline.

Shell calls Energy Transfer reliable, supports LNG license application

Shell PLC has submitted a letter to the U.S. Energy Department in support of Energy Transfer's request for a new license to export LNG to countries without free trade agreements with the U.S., saying the pipeline operator is a reliable gas supplier.

Russian gas supplies to China may soon match exports to West Europe

Russian pipeline gas supplies to China may soon match volumes sent to Western Europe.

Russia-China oil and gas cooperation in focus as Putin visits Xi

Beijing has rejected Western criticism of its growing partnership with Moscow in light of Russia's conflict in Ukraine and it insists the ties do not flout international norms, and China has the prerogative to collaborate with whichever country it chooses.

Finland's new LNG terminals can compensate for Balticconnector pipeline loss

Two new terminals for importing LNG to Finland have enough capacity to cover peak winter demand, making up for supply lost via the damaged Balticconnector pipeline.

How does Norway export its natural gas?

Norway is Europe's largest gas exporter, exporting more than 120 bcm of gas in 2022 via a network of subsea pipelines to consumers, such as Britain and Germany. In addition, it ships LNG.

Chevron halts gas exports via EMG pipeline from Israel to Egypt

Chevron has halted natural gas exports through a major subsea pipeline between Israel and Egypt and is supplying gas via an alternative pipeline through Jordan.

Gas prices fall as some Norwegian outages end

Dutch and British wholesale gas prices fell as Norwegian pipeline supplies picked up after some maintenance outages ended.

Why the volatile South Caucasus is important for gas and oil supplies

Azerbaijan is trying to take back control of Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway territory controlled by ethnic Armenians, in the latest escalation of a decades-old conflict.

The story behind engineering the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture plant

9/1/2023

VPI—a power generator and owner of a 1,260-MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant based in Immingham, UK, adjacent to the Humber Oil refinery—is set to play a pivotal role in decarbonizing the region, as it plans to transform its existing facility into the largest post-combustion carbon capture plant of its type in the world.

Tennessee natural gas pipeline declares force majeure due to fire

Kinder Morgan unit Tennessee Gas Pipeline declared force majeure due to an explosion and fire caused by equipment failure at a compressor station near Centerville in Hickman County.

Russian piped gas exports to Europe up 4.5% in August

Pipeline natural gas exports to Europe by Russia's Gazprom rose 4.5% in the first half of August from July's average, remaining at the maximum levels of this year, according to calculations based on volumes supplied via Ukraine and TurkStream.

U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico set a monthly high in June 2023

U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico averaged a record 6.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) for June 2023, which is 0.1 Bcf/d greater than the previous record set in June 2021.

U.S. appeals court rejects challenge to Mountain Valley pipeline

A U.S. appeals court rejected a challenge to federal approvals for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, in a decision that likely ends legal fights over the construction of the $6.6 billion natural gas project led by Equitrans Midstream.

German gas storage operators seek supply boost until 2026/27

Germany must boost gas supply security in the coming four winters after it was cut off from Russian pipeline exports last year, gas storage operators group INES said.

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico hit monthly record in June- EIA

U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico averaged around a record of 6.8 bcfd in June, driven by hot weather which increased demand in Mexico's electric power sector, according to the Energy information Administration.

Equitrans U.S. Mountain Valley natural gas pipe on track for end 2023 completion

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said it still expects to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of the year despite being tangled in numerous court fights since construction began in 2018.

TC Energy begins re-pressurizing unaffected pipeline section in Virginia

Canada's TC Energy began re-pressurizing part of its Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Strasburg, Virginia that was not directly impacted by an unplanned incident last week, the company said.

Maryland Cove Point LNG feedgas drops after Virginia natgas pipe fire

The shutdown of part of Canadian energy company TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Virginia after a fire has reduced the amount of gas flowing to the Cove Point liquefied natural gas export plant in Maryland, the plant told customers.

TC Energy isolates Columbia gas line section in Virginia, declares force majeure

TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline declared a force majeure after isolating a section of its 'Line VB' pipeline after detecting a pressure drop due to an unplanned incident along Interstate 81 in Strasburg, Virginia.

Washington state wildfire threatens homes, farms, gas pipeline

A fast-growing wildfire forced residents to evacuate a rural stretch of southern Washington state's Klickitat County on Saturday after it burned more than 30,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

TC Energy sells 40% stake in Columbia Gas Transmission pipelines to GIP for $4 B

Canada's TC Energy, best known for its Keystone oil pipeline, will divest a 40% interest in its Columbia Gas Transmission and Columbia Gulf Transmission pipelines for $3.95 B to Global Infrastructure Partners.

Cheniere Energy eyes new gas pipeline to feed LNG expansion

Cheniere Energy Inc, the largest U.S. liquefied natural gas exporter, says it may build a new pipeline to link its Louisiana expansion project to other pipelines in major shale-gas producing regions as it seeks to diversify its risk.

Equitrans weighing options as court blocks U.S. Mountain Valley project

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appellate court halted construction of the West Virginia-Virginia Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in the Jefferson National Forest.

Russian piped gas exports to Europe up 3.6% m/m in June

Pipeline natural gas exports to Europe by Russia's Gazprom in June rose by 3.6% from May despite repair work on the TurkStream pipeline, according to calculations based on volumes supplied via Ukraine and TurkStream.