natural gas pipelines

EnLink Sees Permian Driving ‘Modest Growth’ in 2024 Ahead of More Bullish Long-Term Natural Gas Demand

EnLink Sees Permian Driving ‘Modest Growth’ in 2024 Ahead of More Bullish Long-Term Natural Gas Demand

EnLink Midstream LLC continues to see signs of an increasing need for natural gas, with the Permian Basin poised for significant growth ahead following a record quarter. Dallas-based EnLink reported that average natural gas gathering volumes in the Permian were about 6% higher sequentially and 15% higher than the prior-year quarter. Average natural gas processing…

November 8, 2023
MVP to Rank Among ‘Most Valuable Pipelines’ in U.S., Says Equitrans CEO

MVP to Rank Among ‘Most Valuable Pipelines’ in U.S., Says Equitrans CEO

Equitrans Midstream Corp. management remains upbeat about the long-term fundamentals underpinning the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) despite recently postponing the project’s expected in-service date and upwardly revising its projected cost.  Canonsburg, PA-based Equitrans has moved the targeted start-up date for the embattled 2 Bcf/d natural gas conduit to early 2024 from late 2023, and the…

October 31, 2023
FERC Approves TC’s GTN Xpress and Two Natural Gas Pipeline Expansions

FERC Approves TC’s GTN Xpress and Two Natural Gas Pipeline Expansions

FERC on Thursday granted final approval for TC Energy Corp.’s Gas Transmission Northwest Xpress (GTN Xpress) project.  The project is designed to add 150,000 Dth/d of transport capacity through upgrades to compressor stations in Athol, ID, Starbuck, WA, and Kent, OR, along the existing Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) system.  GTN Xpress is fully subscribed under…

October 19, 2023
MVP Startup Slipping into Early ‘24 as ‘Unforeseen Factors’ Delay Progress

MVP Startup Slipping into Early ‘24 as ‘Unforeseen Factors’ Delay Progress

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) has pushed back the in-service date of its 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit from late 2023 to early 2024, citing unexpected setbacks since resuming construction this summer. Project co-sponsor Equitrans Midstream Corp. in a Form-8K filing this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pointed to “unforeseen…

October 19, 2023
Kinder Morgan Forecasting 20% Natural Gas Demand Growth by 2028 Driven by LNG, Mexico Exports

Kinder Morgan Forecasting 20% Natural Gas Demand Growth by 2028 Driven by LNG, Mexico Exports

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is advancing numerous projects across its vast Lower 48 natural gas pipelines footprint as LNG and Mexico export demand continues to rise, management said Wednesday. The midstream giant kicked off the third quarter earnings season touting robust volumes and demand across its gas network during the period.  “This quarter KMI continued…

October 19, 2023
MVP Extension Project Gets Boost from North Carolina Legislature

MVP Extension Project Gets Boost from North Carolina Legislature

North Carolina’s Republican-majority lawmakers on Tuesday overturned Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) veto of House Bill 600, which would streamline water quality requirements for the extension of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The move gives a boost to MVP’s extension plans, known as the MVP Southgate Project. North Carolina regulators denied a water quality permit for…

October 12, 2023
Mexico LNG Exports Poised for Takeoff, Changing Dynamics of Domestic Natural Gas Market — Column

Mexico LNG Exports Poised for Takeoff, Changing Dynamics of Domestic Natural Gas Market — Column

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. As New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) prepares to start operations on its floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit offshore Tamaulipas, Mexico is…

September 8, 2023
Oneok Says Saguaro Connector Pipeline Dependent on Mexico LNG Project FID

Oneok Says Saguaro Connector Pipeline Dependent on Mexico LNG Project FID

Oneok Inc. is waiting on the sanctioning of a proposed LNG export terminal on Mexico’s Pacific Coast before proceeding with the 2.8 Bcf/d Saguaro Connector pipeline out of the Permian Basin, management indicated Wednesday. CEO Pierce Norton and his team discussed the midstreamer’s North America plans during the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York.…

September 6, 2023
Transco Partnering with Duke to Monitor Natural Gas Methane Emissions in North Carolina

Transco Partnering with Duke to Monitor Natural Gas Methane Emissions in North Carolina

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., the nation’s largest natural gas interstate pipeline system, is partnering with Duke Energy Corp. on a methane monitoring project in North Carolina with about $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.  Duke’s Methane Monitoring Platform Extension project would expand on the company’s established monitoring system to work…

August 30, 2023
Mexico Nearshoring Limited by Insufficient Natural Gas Grid, Says IMCO 

Mexico Nearshoring Limited by Insufficient Natural Gas Grid, Says IMCO 

Nearshoring, which allows companies to move some manufacturing operations to other countries while keeping supply chains closer to home, is being billed as the next great economic opportunity for Mexico.  The forecasts for the amount of investment that Mexico could generate as a result of nearshoring by North American companies vary, though the consensus is…

August 17, 2023