Infrastructure

Mexico Touts Multi-Billion Dollar Public-Private Natural Gas Projects

Mexico Touts Multi-Billion Dollar Public-Private Natural Gas Projects

Amid a global energy crunch, Mexico is set to go all in on natural gas with numerous public-private projects announced over the past week. Speaking at the launch of the Olmeca refinery in Dos Bocas, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CRE) head Manuel Bartlett said the utility would partner with the local subsidiary of Canada’s TC…

July 5, 2022
Ukraine Banning Energy Exports, Collaborating with U.S. on LNG Imports

Ukraine Banning Energy Exports, Collaborating with U.S. on LNG Imports

In the midst of a 100-day-plus war, Ukraine is preparing for the next heating season with proposed plans to secure large volumes of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the United States. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said the government has begun solidifying plans for winter storage and boosting electricity production. Ukraine also plans to end all…

June 14, 2022
COLUMN: When Will New Natural Gas Projects Materialize in Mexico?

COLUMN: When Will New Natural Gas Projects Materialize in Mexico?

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following column by Eduardo Prud’homme as part of a regular series on understanding this process. With the constitutional reform proposal for the energy sector shot down, President López Obrador will find it hard to reverse the structural…

May 27, 2022
CNX, Pittsburgh Airport to Showcase Natural Gas Aviation Potential with Utica Project

CNX, Pittsburgh Airport to Showcase Natural Gas Aviation Potential with Utica Project

Pittsburgh International Airport, known to fliers by the three-digit code PIT, is stepping up its natural gas development partnership with Appalachian Basin-focused independent CNX Resources Corp. PIT and CNX earlier this month launched another phase of their public-private partnership. It currently includes a revenue-sharing deal for CNX-operated Marcellus Shale wells on airport property and a…

May 27, 2022
U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

The safety of U.S. liquids pipelines has improved across several key metrics over the past five years, according to a new joint report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL). “Pipelines are not only the best way to deliver large volumes of liquids energy; they are also the…

May 13, 2022
Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Future Sistrangas Open Seasons Could Favor Mexico’s CFE and Pemex, Expert Lawyer Says

Potential future open seasons on Mexico’s Sistrangas national pipeline system could be designed to benefit the nation’s state-run energy companies Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), according to energy and regulatory lawyer Paulina Doen. “At the same time, given that both CFE and Pemex use the Sistrangas system, the open seasons could…

April 22, 2022
Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Ruby Pipeline LLC, the 1.5 Bcf/d natural gas system that moves supply from Wyoming to Oregon, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy to reorganize and relieve its debt obligations. The 680-mile, 42-inch diameter system is jointly owned by Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) and Pembina Pipeline Corp., based in Calgary. The Chapter 11 filing is “in…

April 1, 2022
Mexico’s TC Energía Set to Hold Open Seasons on Multiple Natural Gas Pipelines

Mexico’s TC Energía Set to Hold Open Seasons on Multiple Natural Gas Pipelines

Mexican energy regulator Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) has granted TC Energía permits to hold open seasons to gauge demand interest on its pipelines. TC Energía is the Mexico subsidiary of Canada’s TC Energy Corp. The company sees “a wealth of untapped demand” for natural gas in Mexico to be unlocked over the next decade,…

March 29, 2022
FERC’s Natural Gas Policies Changed to ‘Draft’ Status as Glick Addresses Criticisms

FERC’s Natural Gas Policies Changed to ‘Draft’ Status as Glick Addresses Criticisms

Facing pushback from lawmakers and industry, and from dissenters within its own ranks, the Democratic-led FERC on Thursday walked back the rollout of controversial updates to its policies for reviewing natural gas infrastructure.  As part of its monthly meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted to seek comments on an update to its 1999 Certificate…

March 25, 2022
Braskem Reports Record U.S. Ethane Imports at Mexico Plant, with New Terminal Coming Soon

Braskem Reports Record U.S. Ethane Imports at Mexico Plant, with New Terminal Coming Soon

Brazilian petrochemicals giant Braskem SA reported record imports of ethane from the United States to its Braskem Idesa polyethylene plant in Mexico for a second straight quarter in the fourth quarter of 2021, and it expects a new ethane import terminal at the site to start up by 2024. CFO Pedro Freitas described a dramatically…

March 21, 2022
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