natural gas pipelines

Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

Natural Gas Pipeliners Tout Hydrogen Production, Blending Plans

North America’s largest natural gas transporters and distributors are advancing projects to produce clean hydrogen and blend it into their mix to help achieve decarbonization goals. Managers from industry heavyweights including Enbridge Inc. and Williams gave updates on their progress at the LDC Gas Forums Northeast event this month in Boston. Although hydrogen offers “great…

July 29, 2021
Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Release Trading Jumps, but Post-Covid Recovery Proving Unstable

Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Release Trading Jumps, but Post-Covid Recovery Proving Unstable

In a sign that the energy industry’s recovery from Covid-19 remains choppy, monthly trading for natural gas pipeline capacity releases reversed course, soaring 178% in June, according to the latest figures from The Capacity Center. The jump was a massive improvement from May, when monthly transactions plunged 70% from April levels, the data services company’s…

July 25, 2021
COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

COLUMN: CFE Emerging As Mexico’s De Facto Natural Gas System Operator

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico’s 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 start of activity on the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan, La Laguna-Aguascalientes and Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara pipelines since December 2018, the government…

July 23, 2021
Natural Gas Projects Spurring Industrialization Opportunities in Southern Mexico, Central America

Natural Gas Projects Spurring Industrialization Opportunities in Southern Mexico, Central America

Economic analysts, Mexican President Andrés López Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris have all said that liquefied natural gas (LNG) could fuel an industrial boom in southern Mexico and Central America and lead to prosperity. Central America, with its population of some 44 million, has four natural gas projects, each valued at some $1…

July 22, 2021
Germany, U.S. Reach Compromise on NS2, but European NatGas Supply Uncertainty Remains

Germany, U.S. Reach Compromise on NS2, but European NatGas Supply Uncertainty Remains

The United States and Germany have reached a compromise on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline, clearing a path for the project to finish unencumbered.  In a joint statement issued Wednesday, the countries pledged their support for Ukraine and agreed to sanction Russia if it uses the pipeline or energy supplies for geopolitical advantage. “The…

July 22, 2021
​​Mexico to Continue Nationalistic Energy Agenda Through 2024, Expert Says

​​Mexico to Continue Nationalistic Energy Agenda Through 2024, Expert Says

“The electricity bill, the purchase of the Deer Park refinery in Houston and the granting of Zama to Pemex hint that President López Obrador is more than determined to ramp up his energy nationalism stance during the next three years,” Adrián Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in energy studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute and seasoned expert…

July 16, 2021
NGTL Testing New Natural Gas Storage Services in Western Canada

NGTL Testing New Natural Gas Storage Services in Western Canada

A trial run has begun at using a pipeline service to set a floor under notoriously shaky Canadian natural gas prices on TC Energy Corp.’s supply collection grid in Alberta and British Columbia (BC), Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL). Titled “transfers to storage,” the service counters market cycles. During gas demand lows, shippers direct NGTL…

July 1, 2021
Mexico ‘Ideal’ for Hydrogen Development, Association President Says

Mexico ‘Ideal’ for Hydrogen Development, Association President Says

“Companies that have joined the Mexican Hydrogen Association consider that there is large potential for green hydrogen development in Mexico, particularly given the country’s geographic location and access to abundant renewable energy sources,” Israel Hurtado, president of the Mexican Hydrogen Association, told NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index. “Members of the industry are looking at green hydrogen…

June 25, 2021
Permian Midstreamer EagleClaw Shooting for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Permian Midstreamer EagleClaw Shooting for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Houston-based EagleClaw Midstream LLC has joined its midstream peers in announcing plans to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. “We are grateful to have incredibly talented and committed employees, suppliers and customers who all share our vision of working together to collectively stem the impacts of climate change for future generations,” CEO Jamie…

June 17, 2021
Tetco Warns Restrictions to Stretch into 3Q2021 as Natural Gas Futures Surge

Tetco Warns Restrictions to Stretch into 3Q2021 as Natural Gas Futures Surge

A pipeline notice raising the prospect of prolonged supply disruptions out of the Northeast had natural gas futures surging in early trading Friday. The July Nymex contract was trading 10.3 cents higher to $3.252/MMBtu at around 8:50 a.m. ET. In a posting to its bulletin board shortly before 6 p.m. ET Thursday, Texas Eastern Transmission…

June 11, 2021