Capacity

Streamlined Pipeline Shipping Rules Eyed for North Dakota E&Ps

The North Dakota Industrial Committee (NDIC) plans to hold a public hearing in November to evaluate changes to pipeline shipping statutes to streamline how oil and gas producers contract firm shipping capacity.

October 24, 2019

Gulf Coast Supply, Demand Growth Puts Natural Gas Pipeline Grid at Risk, Experts Say

The U.S. natural gas pipeline grid is not sufficient to handle the swift changes occurring in both supply and demand, and significant operational and commercial challenges may occur without additional midstream buildout, executives said Tuesday in New Orleans.

October 16, 2019
Thailand Pursues LNG Trading Hub Ambitions

Thailand Pursues LNG Trading Hub Ambitions

Thailand Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong ordered state-owned oil and gas major PTT last week to accelerate its gas business so that the country can become a liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading hub in Southeast Asia.

October 15, 2019
Stout Storage, Production Bears Down on Natural Gas Forwards

Stout Storage, Production Bears Down on Natural Gas Forwards

A losing streak that continued for 12 consecutive days in the natural gas futures market weighed heavily on regional forward prices, with lackluster demand and strong production growth pushing prices down considerably at some pricing hubs.

October 4, 2019
Work to Begin on Vietnam’s First LNG Import Terminal as New Players Join LNG Push

Work to Begin on Vietnam’s First LNG Import Terminal as New Players Join LNG Push

Facing a projected natural gas supply shortage that could begin next year, state-owned PetroVietnam said earlier this month that along with its partners it plans to start construction of the Thi Vai liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, Vietnam’s first, in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

September 24, 2019
Bakken Said Poised for Surplus Oil Pipeline Takeaway by 2021

Bakken Said Poised for Surplus Oil Pipeline Takeaway by 2021

As associated natural gas outpaces crude production growth, North Dakota’s Bakken Shale faces excess oil pipeline takeaway capacity by 2021, when production is expected to hit 1.5 million b/d.

August 13, 2019

Natural Gas Key to Meeting U.S. Low Carbon Goals, Says INGAA

Natural gas and related infrastructure will play an integral role in the U.S. transition to a lower-carbon economy and remain a significant contributor to the country’s energy portfolio as well as economic growth over the next two decades, according to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) INGAA Foundation.

May 7, 2019
U.S. NatGas-Fired Combined-Cycle Plants Found to Surpass Coal in Generating Capacity

U.S. NatGas-Fired Combined-Cycle Plants Found to Surpass Coal in Generating Capacity

Natural gas-fired combined-cycle (NGCC) power plants last year became the technology with the most electricity generating capacity in the United States, surpassing coal-fired plants, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

April 11, 2019
Demand, Regulatory Headwinds Seen Slowing U.S. NGL Export Growth

Demand, Regulatory Headwinds Seen Slowing U.S. NGL Export Growth

After growing by an estimated 600,000 b/d in 2018, natural gas liquids (NGL) are expected to see a slower pace of growth in the next couple of years amid possible headwinds from demand and the timeline for infrastructure projects entering service, particularly Energy Transfer LP’s (ET) Mariner East 2 (ME2) pipeline and its companion Mariner East 2X (ME2X), according to BofA Merrill Lynch.

January 29, 2019

ExxonMobil Credits Permian Growth on Decision to Expand Houston Area Refinery Capacity by 65%

Supported by increased crude oil production in the Permian Basin, ExxonMobil Corp. said Tuesday it has reached a final investment decision to build a unit at its Beaumont refinery east of Houston to increase capacity by more than 65%, or 250,000 b/d.

January 29, 2019