natural gas pipelines

Western Canada’s 1 Bcf/d Yellowhead Natural Gas Pipe to Move Supply to Dow Cracker – and Beyond

Western Canada’s 1 Bcf/d Yellowhead Natural Gas Pipe to Move Supply to Dow Cracker – and Beyond

A 124-mile-long Western Canadian natural gas pipeline system that would deliver about 1 Bcf/d from west-central Alberta to northeastern Edmonton is in the works by a unit of Atco Ltd. The Yellowhead Mainline project, announced by Calgary-based Canadian Utilities Ltd., would cost more than C$2 billion (C$1.00/US 73 cents), according to preliminary estimates. The system…

May 15, 2024
MVP Mainline Releases Water During Testing as In-Service Target Nears

MVP Mainline Releases Water During Testing as In-Service Target Nears

As Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) seeks to conclude a protracted construction phase and enter service this month, the developer recently experienced a setback in Virginia when a section of pipe ruptured during hydrostatic testing. The incident, which occurred last Wednesday on the MVP mainline in Roanoke County, VA, saw water escape through the rupture;…

May 7, 2024
SoCal Summer Premiums Ease in Recent Natural Gas Forwards Trading

SoCal Summer Premiums Ease in Recent Natural Gas Forwards Trading

Amid continued downward pressure from excess storage inventories, and with cooling demand yet to ramp up in earnest, regional natural gas forwards drifted lower during the April 25-May 1 trading period, according to NGI’s Forward Look. June fixed prices at Henry Hub exited the period at $1.939/MMBtu, down 4.6 cents week/week. In line with the…

May 3, 2024
Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

Is U.S. Natural Gas Infrastructure a Target for Cyberattacks? FBI Director Puts Industry on High Alert

The oil and natural gas industry should remain vigilant against cyberattacks as global tensions mount and threaten U.S. critical infrastructure, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray.  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has repeatedly sponsored cyberattacks against the United States and has “made it clear that it considers every sector that makes…

May 1, 2024
Mexico’s CFE Touts Private Sector Natural Gas Partnerships as Pipeline Imports Grow

Mexico’s CFE Touts Private Sector Natural Gas Partnerships as Pipeline Imports Grow

Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) highlighted the expansion of its natural gas marketing business and partnerships with the private sector in a series of recent updates.  In addition to its role as Mexico’s largest generator and distributor of electricity, CFE is the country’s primary importer and marketer of natural gas via…

April 29, 2024
Planning Said Essential for Natural Gas Utilities Lacking Pipeline Capacity to Move Supply to Market

Planning Said Essential for Natural Gas Utilities Lacking Pipeline Capacity to Move Supply to Market

In a natural gas market where abundant supplies and a lack of demand have depressed prices, the scarcity of pipeline capacity has added to the complexity for buyers who must ensure daily deliverability to customers, a panel of executives said recently. “When you talk about supply and demand in pricing, I have been in the…

April 23, 2024
From LNG to Data Centers, Kinder Morgan Bullish on Natural Gas Growth

From LNG to Data Centers, Kinder Morgan Bullish on Natural Gas Growth

Producers of natural gas may be struggling with low prices, but for pipeline operators like Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), the outlook is anything but bearish. The Houston-based midstreamer, which transports about 40% of the natural gas consumed in the United States, kicked off the first quarter earnings season with stellar results and a positive message…

April 18, 2024
Equitrans Agrees to $1.1M Fine for Major 2022 Natural Gas Storage Well Leak in Pennsylvania

Equitrans Agrees to $1.1M Fine for Major 2022 Natural Gas Storage Well Leak in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Equitrans Midstream Corp. $1.1 million for a storage well that leaked 1 Bcf of natural gas into the atmosphere for more than 10 days in November 2022.  In all, 223 tons of carbon dioxide, 27,040 tons of methane and 106 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC)…

April 15, 2024
DeLa Express Joins Rush to Add Permian Natural Gas Takeaway Capacity

DeLa Express Joins Rush to Add Permian Natural Gas Takeaway Capacity

DeLa Express LLC is seeking to construct a 2 Bcf/d interstate pipeline to help ease the glut of natural gas trapped in the Permian Basin.  The independent energy infrastructure company, an affiliate of Houston-based Moss Lake Partners LP, in early April asked FERC to begin the prefiling review for a 42-inch diameter, 690-mile pipeline.  The…

April 15, 2024
EU Grants Members Option to Block Russian LNG Imports

EU Grants Members Option to Block Russian LNG Imports

European Union (EU) lawmakers approved new rules that would allow member countries to limit LNG imports from Russia as cargoes continue to hit Europe’s ports in record numbers. Under the new gas market regulations, countries could legally block Russian exporters from being able to bid on liquefied natural gas import or storage capacity. “We have…

April 12, 2024
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