Infrastructure

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
Sempra Exec Says Companies ‘Staying Put’ in Mexico Due to Strong Fundamentals

Sempra Exec Says Companies ‘Staying Put’ in Mexico Due to Strong Fundamentals

Fundamentals underpinning Mexico’s natural gas and power sectors remain strong despite the government’s controversial energy policies, according to Sempra Infrastructure’s Tania Ortiz, president. The subsidiary of San Diego, CA-based Sempra is developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects at two sites on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, and has played a starring role in building out the…

March 16, 2022
Manchin Urges All-of-the-Above Energy Approach to ‘Disarm’ Putin, Russia

Manchin Urges All-of-the-Above Energy Approach to ‘Disarm’ Putin, Russia

The United States must boost production and exports of oil and natural gas in order to reduce Russia’s leverage in the global energy markets while continuing to pursue decarbonization, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Thursday. Manchin, who chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, oversaw a committee hearing on “the use of energy…

March 11, 2022
Sempra Exec Touts ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Offtaker Interest for Mexico, U.S. LNG Projects

Sempra Exec Touts ‘Dramatic Increase’ in Offtaker Interest for Mexico, U.S. LNG Projects

Sempra is seeing “a dramatic increase in the market interest” for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects under development on Mexico’s Pacific Coast and the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to Sempra Infrastructure CEO Justin Bird. Formed in 2021, Sempra Infrastructure is tasked with developing, building and operating Sempra’s natural gas liquefaction, pipeline and storage…

February 28, 2022
Vaca Muerta Shale’s Natural Gas Pipe Said ‘First Step to Going Global’

Vaca Muerta Shale’s Natural Gas Pipe Said ‘First Step to Going Global’

Argentina’s government has published a decree granting the natural gas transport concession for the Néstor Kirchner pipeline project to state natural gas buyer Integración Energética Argentina SA (Ieasa). Ieasa, which is also responsible for sourcing liquefied natural (LNG) imports in the country, has been given authorization to create a trust to construct the pipeline. The…

February 25, 2022