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‘Return of North American LNG FIDs’ Seen in 2022 — LNG Spotlight

‘Return of North American LNG FIDs’ Seen in 2022 — LNG Spotlight

The environment for North American liquefied natural gas (LNG) final investment decisions is looking brighter in 2022, with buyer interest in long-term contracts on the rise amid record-high spot prices. While the Covid-19 pandemic caused global demand to soften and resulted in project delays in 2020 and 2021, a handful of North American projects are…

September 17, 2021
Mexico ECA LNG Development Advancing to 2024 Start Date

Mexico ECA LNG Development Advancing to 2024 Start Date

San Diego-based Sempra is advancing plans to expand the Energia Costa Azul (ECA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Mexico, CEO Jeffrey Martin said during a recent earnings call. Subsidiaries Sempra LNG and Infraestructura Energética Nova (IEnova) late last year sanctioned the 3.25 million metric ton/year (mmty) ECA LNG Phase 1 liquefaction project. The…

August 10, 2021
MDU Begins Work on Bakken Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

MDU Begins Work on Bakken Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

An MDU Resources Group Inc. subsidiary has started construction on nearly 100 miles of new natural gas pipeline and other infrastructure that would boost takeaway capacity from the Bakken Shale in northwestern North Dakota. FERC on July 8 gave the all-clear for WBI Energy Inc. to begin work on the 250 MMcf/d North Bakken Expansion…

July 21, 2021
Enbridge CEO Confident of Line 3 Completion in Minnesota by Year’s End

Enbridge CEO Confident of Line 3 Completion in Minnesota by Year’s End

Enbridge Inc. still expects to complete and begin service by the end of the year on the contested $2.6 billion leg of the Canadian oil export pipeline now under construction across 240 miles in Minnesota, CEO Al Monaco said Wednesday. “Work is on schedule” for Enbridge Line 3, Monaco said at a Scotiabank CAPP Energy…

April 8, 2021
Quebec LNG Facility Gains Small Investment from Local Entrepreneurs

Quebec LNG Facility Gains Small Investment from Local Entrepreneurs

Quebec investors made a start Tuesday on filling a year-old gap left after Berkshire Hathaway Inc. walked away from the plan for French Canada to enter the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Construction contractors Cegerco and L. Fournier et fils Inc. announced a C$2 million ($1.5 million) initial participation commitment by an entrepreneur group…

March 11, 2021
Coastal GasLink’s Cost, Timeline Increase on Covid Workforce Slowdowns

Coastal GasLink’s Cost, Timeline Increase on Covid Workforce Slowdowns

The Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted increased construction costs and delay on Coastal GasLink, the conduit designed to supply the Royal Dutch Shell plc-led liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project underway in British Columbia (BC), according to TC Energy Corp. “We expect project costs will increase significantly and the schedule will be delayed,” TC management said…

February 19, 2021
FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC Dems Criticize ‘Piecemeal’ MVP Construction, Possibly Stalling Future Authorizations

FERC in its monthly meeting Tuesday failed to pass three draft orders for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), a move that could augur poorly for the developer’s expectations to quickly complete construction amid the transition to Democratic leadership at the agency. In recent months, MVP has sought the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s blessing to continue…

January 20, 2021
LNG Canada Conduit Coastal GasLink, Other BC Energy Projects Temper Labor Force on Covid Outbreak

LNG Canada Conduit Coastal GasLink, Other BC Energy Projects Temper Labor Force on Covid Outbreak

Construction schedules are under review in British Columbia (BC) for its entry into the global natural gas export market as a result of labor force limits that provincial public health authorities adopted to counter the impacts from the pandemic. “Long-term impacts to the overall schedule continue to be assessed,” said TC Energy Corp. Vice President…

January 14, 2021
Double E’s 1.35 Bcf/d Natural Gas Project from Permian to Gulf Coast OK’d for Construction

Double E’s 1.35 Bcf/d Natural Gas Project from Permian to Gulf Coast OK’d for Construction

Federal regulators have approved the start of construction on all but a small portion of Summit Midstream Partners LP’s 135-mile Double E natural gas pipeline that would connect Permian Basin supplies to the Gulf Coast. Summit CEO Heath Deneke touted the “efficiency with which this project has achieved its key milestones” and confirmed the pipeline’s…

January 13, 2021
Permian Natural Gas Pipeline Seeks OK to Start Construction

Permian Natural Gas Pipeline Seeks OK to Start Construction

The owners of the Double E natural gas pipeline have asked federal regulators for permission to begin construction on the 135-mile Permian Basin conduit. In a Monday filing, Double E Pipeline LLC asked FERC to approve the start of construction by Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the pipeline in October. Project backer Summit…

January 7, 2021
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