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COLUMN: 2021 to See More Natural Gas Imports, Political Risk in Mexico

COLUMN: 2021 to See More Natural Gas Imports, Political Risk in Mexico

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. Prud’homme was central to the development of Cenagas, the nation’s natural gas pipeline operator, an entity formed in 2015 as part of…

January 15, 2021
U.S. Midstream Looks to Steady Recovery, but Pipeline Additions Fueling Fight for Molecules

U.S. Midstream Looks to Steady Recovery, but Pipeline Additions Fueling Fight for Molecules

After a gut-wrenching 2020 in which bankruptcies, write-downs and historic losses consumed the oil and natural gas industry, the U.S. midstream sector is poised for a stable path to recovery in the year ahead, according to experts. Several key themes this year could shape the return to normal, including the pace of economic reopenings/demand recovery…

January 8, 2021
Braskem Idesa Partially Restores Operations at Mexico Petrochemical Complex

Braskem Idesa Partially Restores Operations at Mexico Petrochemical Complex

Braskem Idesa said Thursday it had partially restored operations at the Etileno XXI polyethylene complex in Mexico’s Veracruz state. In December, Mexico natural gas system operator Cenagas canceled the company’s access to pipeline natural gas supply, forcing Braskem Idesa to shut down Etileno XXI, the largest petrochemicals operation in Latin America.  The Etileno plant uses…

January 7, 2021
Permian Natural Gas Pipeline Seeks OK to Start Construction

Permian Natural Gas Pipeline Seeks OK to Start Construction

The owners of the Double E natural gas pipeline have asked federal regulators for permission to begin construction on the 135-mile Permian Basin conduit. In a Monday filing, Double E Pipeline LLC asked FERC to approve the start of construction by Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the pipeline in October. Project backer Summit…

January 7, 2021
Double E Natural Gas Pipeline Wants OK to Construct 1.35 Bcf/d Permian-to-Gulf Coast Conduit

Double E Natural Gas Pipeline Wants OK to Construct 1.35 Bcf/d Permian-to-Gulf Coast Conduit

The owners of the Double E natural gas pipeline have asked federal regulators for permission to begin construction on the 135-mile Permian Basin conduit. In a Monday filing, Double E Pipeline LLC asked FERC to approve the start of construction by Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized the pipeline in October. Project backer Summit…

January 6, 2021
Permian Highway Pipeline Commences Full Commercial In-Service to Gulf Coast

Permian Highway Pipeline Commences Full Commercial In-Service to Gulf Coast

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) on Monday announced that the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) began full commercial in-service on Jan. 1, delivering natural gas from the Waha in West Texas to the Katy area near Houston, with connections to the Gulf Coast and Mexico markets. The pipeline, which has multiple ownership interests but is operated by…

January 4, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Pummeled by Increasingly Warmer Weather Outlooks; Cash Sinks Too

Natural Gas Futures Pummeled by Increasingly Warmer Weather Outlooks; Cash Sinks Too

Natural gas futures tumbled more than 20 cents lower in post-Christmas trading as weather data “failed miserably” over the weekend, shedding a hefty amount of demand from the 15-day outlook.  With any opportunity for truly cold weather not expected before the middle of next month, the January Nymex gas futures contract settled Monday at $2.305/MMBtu,…

December 28, 2020
Oklahoma’s Blueknight Rakes in $162 Million for Crude Oil Midstream Assets

Oklahoma’s Blueknight Rakes in $162 Million for Crude Oil Midstream Assets

In a move that transitions Blueknight Energy Partners LP into a pure-play, downstream terminalling business, the Tulsa, OK-based company via three separate transactions has agreed to sell its crude oil terminalling, pipeline and trucking business segments for about $162 million in cash, including estimated crude oil linefill and inventory. “This announcement represents a significant milestone…

December 22, 2020
USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

USFS Finalizes Review, Clearing Way for MVP to Cross National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has finalized a supplemental environmental review of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a key step in resolving a permitting setback that has prevented construction on a small portion of the project routed through the Jefferson National Forest. Late last week, the USFS released a final supplemental environmental impact statement for…

December 14, 2020
Solicitor General Supports PennEast Petition for Supreme Court Review

Solicitor General Supports PennEast Petition for Supreme Court Review

The Solicitor General has filed an amicus brief supporting the PennEast Pipeline’s petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case against New Jersey’s efforts to stop the project from condemning state-owned land.  Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall said the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to PennEast by FERC “expressly” allows…

December 11, 2020
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