Infrastructure

U.S. Energy Industry Bracing for Change as Biden Becomes President-Elect

U.S. Energy Industry Bracing for Change as Biden Becomes President-Elect

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has become the president-elect and will take office in January, heralding a seismic shift in energy and climate policy from the executive branch. However, any major legislation could be stymied by a divided Congress, assuming Republicans retain their majority in the Senate, while executive actions could be challenged by a more…

November 9, 2020
Energy Transfer Converting Portion of Mariner East, Expects DAPL to Continue Operating

Energy Transfer Converting Portion of Mariner East, Expects DAPL to Continue Operating

Energy Transfer LP (ET) is in the process of converting a portion of the Mariner East natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline to refined products to capture price blowouts between Chicago and New York markets this winter. Newly named Co-CEO Mackie McCrea told investors during the third quarter earnings call last Wednesday the repurposed portion of…

November 6, 2020
Enbridge Wins Natural Gas Pipeline Duel with TC Over Traffic to LNG Canada

Enbridge Wins Natural Gas Pipeline Duel with TC Over Traffic to LNG Canada

A regulatory decision has confirmed a victory for Enbridge Inc. in a pipeline duel with TC Energy Corp. over high-volume traffic to the first Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the Pacific coast underway by Royal Dutch Shell plc and its partners. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) approved a C$25 million ($19 million)…

November 5, 2020
Mexico’s Public-Private Infrastructure Plan Includes LNG Export Project

Mexico’s Public-Private Infrastructure Plan Includes LNG Export Project

Mexico’s government unveiled its long-awaited infrastructure investment plan on Monday including a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project set for Salina Cruz on the Pacific Coast. Worth around $14 billion, the list of 39 projects is meant to jumpstart the ailing economy and also opens space for the private sector to participate in key national…

October 6, 2020
Mexico’s CFE Declares Final Leg of Waha-to-Guadalajara Natural Gas Pipeline In-Service

Mexico’s CFE Declares Final Leg of Waha-to-Guadalajara Natural Gas Pipeline In-Service

Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) last Thursday announced the long-awaited start of commercial operations on Fermaca’s 886 MMcf/d Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara (VAG) pipeline system. VAG constitutes the final leg of Fermaca’s larger Waha-to-Guadalajara or “Wahalajara” system, which transports gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the industrial center of…

October 5, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Retrench as Weather Demand Diminishes, October Contract Expires

Natural Gas Futures Retrench as Weather Demand Diminishes, October Contract Expires

Natural gas futures dipped even lower Monday after posting a double-digit decline to close out the prior week, as weather-driven demand was forecast to fade and the October contract rolled off the board. Futures dropped early, swung back into positive territory by early afternoon and then dropped again to finish in the red. The October…

September 28, 2020
Mountain Valley Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart

Mountain Valley Urges FERC to OK Construction Restart

The Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) told FERC late last week that it has received a series of key federal waterbody crossing permits, bolstering its case to restart construction on the 300-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. The Huntington, WV, Pittsburgh and Norfolk, VA, districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have all…

September 28, 2020
FERC Urged to Use Natural Gas Pipeline Reports in Assessing Reliability Risks

FERC Urged to Use Natural Gas Pipeline Reports in Assessing Reliability Risks

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has advocated for the use of natural gas pipeline operator reports and other information in helping FERC identify, assess and respond to risks to reliability. GAO was tapped by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), who is a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Sen. Sheldon…

September 24, 2020
Flooding, EPC Co. Pullout Raise Doubts At Mexico’s Flagship Energy Project

Flooding, EPC Co. Pullout Raise Doubts At Mexico’s Flagship Energy Project

Progress at Mexico’s biggest energy infrastructure project, the Dos Bocas refinery in Tabasco state, was slowed this week by heavy rains that flooded the construction site, adding to mounting criticism that the project as currently designed is a drain on state funds and part of a poorly designed energy policy. Analysts at Eurasia Group on…

September 22, 2020
Q&A with Patrick Rau on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Patrick Rau on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 39th Q&A in the series is with Patrick Rau, CFA. Rau is Director, Strategy & Research and…

September 19, 2020
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