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PetroChina lifts first spot LNG cargo from PNG national oil firm

PetroChina International has lifted a spot cargo of LNG from the PNG LNG project sold by Papua New Guinea's national oil company.

Russia's Q1 LPG exports to China by rail up 51%, calculations show

Russia's exports of LPG to China by rail, the main supply route, rose 51% in the first quarter from a year earlier to 72,300 metric tons.

U.S. natgas prices up 2% to one-week high on colder forecasts, drop in output

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 2% to a one-week high on forecasts for cooler weather and more demand next week than previously expected a continued drop in output and rising gas flows to LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG.

Asia spot LNG at fresh three-month high on supply concerns

Asian spot LNG prices rose this week to a new three-month high due to supply concerns amid tensions in the Middle East and a drop in feedgas deliveries to two LNG terminals in the U.S.

U.S. natgas flows rise to Texas Freeport and other LNG export plants

The amount of natural gas flowing to the seven U.S. LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG, was on track to jump by around 17% from a 15-month low.

U.S. natgas prices up 3% ahead of storage report as LNG feedgas rises

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 3% on forecasts for cooler weather and more demand next week than previously expected and with an increase in the amount of gas flowing to LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG.

Mexico's Pemex to hand over natural gas project to business magnate

Mexican state oil firm Pemex has agreed to hand over control of its Lakach natural gas project in the Gulf of Mexico to Grupo Carso, a company belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

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.

U.S. natural gas trade will continue to grow with the startup of new LNG export projects

In the U.S. EIA's recently released Short-Term Energy Outlook, it was forecast that U.S. LNG exports will continue to lead growth in U.S. natural gas trade as three LNG export projects currently under construction start operations and ramp up to full production by the end of 2025.

EU expected to sue Germany over gas tariff

The European Commission is expected to sue Germany for charging its neighbors an extra fee for buying gas from its storage, seen as flouting the EU's single market rules.

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.

Hexagon and Dragos unveil technical partnership to strengthen industrial cybersecurity

Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division announced a strategic partnership with Dragos, a global leader in cybersecurity for operational technology.

The science behind amine column corrosion and remedial solutions

4/16/2024

This article examines how and why corrosion takes place within amine columns and the corrosion mitigation strategies available.

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.

Drive energy efficiency and reduce emissions with dry gas sealing solutions

4/16/2024

Centrifugal compressors play a critical role in efficiently transporting the large volumes of natural gas used as a feedstock and fuel source in industries ranging from oil and gas to petrochemicals to liquefied natural gas (LNG). An effective sealing system is crucial to keeping a compressor running at peak efficiency. This article details the benefits of utilizing dry gas seals in these operations.

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.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

Engie buys two Dutch biogas sites, hunts for more

French energy company Engie has acquired two biomethane production sites in the Netherlands it hopes to expand, in line with plans to produce 10 terawatt hours of the gas and sell 30 TWh annually in Europe by 2030.

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.

Norway's Nyhamna gas plant ramps up output after Sleipner repair

Norway's Nyhamna gas processing plant gradually ramped up exports following successful repairs of a faulty valve on the North Sea gas transportation hub Sleipner Riser.

Trafigura to commercially deploy Daphne technology's PureMetrics on LNG carrier

Daphne Technology reached a significant milestone as Trafigura, a global commodities industry leader, selected them for the first commercial deployment of PureMetrics, slated for the summer of 2024.

Radix partners with Cleopatra Enterprise to enhance project controls and turnaround management

Radix, a global technology solutions company, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Cleopatra Enterprise, a leading project cost management software company.

Freeport LNG gas consumption running near zero for fifth day

Freeport LNG's liquefaction plant remains mostly offline for a fifth straight day, with gas utilization rates at 125 MMcfd, or 5% of its fully operational use.

EQT to sell some natgas assets in Pennsylvania (U.S.) to Equinor USA

EQT will sell 40% interest in its non-operated natural gas assets in northeast Pennsylvania to Equinor USA in exchange for Equinor's onshore asset in the Appalachian basin and $500 MM in cash.

Russia's Gazprom ships second LNG cargo from Portovaya to Spain

Russia's Gazprom shipped a second cargo of LNG from its small-scale Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea to Spain.

Uzbekistan aims to achieve a chemical hub status with the help of Chinese polymer tech

Uzbekistan is embarking on a significant economic transformation with the help of Chinese technology, aiming to capitalize on its natural gas reserves by producing value-added products rather than solely relying on energy consumption.

Japanese consortium to invest $370 MM in I Squared Capital's India natural gas platform

A Japanese consortium will invest $370 MM to acquire a minority stake in a platform that invests in companies developing city gas distribution networks in India.

The U.S. exported a record volume of natural gas in 2023

The U.S. exported 10% more natural gas in 2023 than in 2022, a record of 20.9 Bcfd, according to the U.S. EIA's Natural Gas Monthly. U.S. LNG exports accounted for more than half of all U.S. natural gas exports, and natural gas exports by pipeline to Canada and Mexico accounted for the remainder.

Oklahoma (U.S.) sues two companies over alleged natural gas price manipulation

Oklahoma (U.S.) has sued two energy companies, accusing them of manipulating natural gas prices during Winter Storm Uri in 2021, according to a press release from the state attorney general's office.