Pipeline

Oman Aiming to Boost LNG Output as Asian Sales Grow

Oman Aiming to Boost LNG Output as Asian Sales Grow

Oman and Iran have agreed to revive an offshore pipeline project that would see Iranian natural gas exported via Oman’s LNG facilities, which have been working to boost capacity amid strong global demand. The agreement followed a meeting earlier this summer between Iranian oil minister Javad Owji and Omani energy minister Mohammed al-Rumhy in Muscat.  …

August 16, 2022
Energy Transfer Affiliates Convicted of Environmental Crimes for Pennsylvania Pipeline Incidents

Energy Transfer Affiliates Convicted of Environmental Crimes for Pennsylvania Pipeline Incidents

Energy Transfer LP (ET) affiliates have reached a plea deal and accepted criminal charges related to the Mariner East 2 (ME2) and Revolution pipeline projects in Pennsylvania, resolving cases brought by state Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro since last year. ET affiliates pleaded no contest to 23 counts against both pipelines without admitting guilt. Another…

August 8, 2022
Amid Robust Natural Gas Demand, Targa Further Ramps Up Permian Expansion

Amid Robust Natural Gas Demand, Targa Further Ramps Up Permian Expansion

Targa Resources Corp. plans to build a 275 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant in the Permian Basin, adding to a spate of projects in the prolific region aimed at meeting mounting demand — both domestically and globally. The Houston-based company is eyeing additional future projects in West Texas as well, executives said during the second…

August 8, 2022
Tallgrass Seeking to Convert Natural Gas Pipeline System to Transport CO2

Tallgrass Seeking to Convert Natural Gas Pipeline System to Transport CO2

Trailblazer Pipeline Co. LLC (TPC) and Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) are moving through the regulatory process with plans to abandon the Trailblazer system and repurpose the infrastructure for carbon dioxide (CO2) transportation.  The two Tallgrass Energy Partners-owned midstreamers in late May filed plans for the abandonment project with FERC.  The plan involves abandoning 392…

July 25, 2022
Kinder Morgan Records Stronger Natural Gas Volumes in Texas

Kinder Morgan Records Stronger Natural Gas Volumes in Texas

Rising natural gas gathering volumes in the Haynesville and Eagle Ford shales boosted the bottom line during the second quarter for Kinder Morgan Inc., which is now looking to grow its supplies for U.S. LNG exports. Gas gathering volumes during 2Q2022 were up 12% year/year, led by a 15% increase in Haynesville volumes and a…

July 25, 2022
Canada Sending Nord Stream Equipment to Europe as More Russian Natural Gas Cuts Feared

Canada Sending Nord Stream Equipment to Europe as More Russian Natural Gas Cuts Feared

European demand for natural gas prevailed in a weekend decision to let pipeline machinery bypass Canadian trade sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine. Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson described the move as “supporting Europe’s ability to access reliable and affordable energy as they transition away from Russian oil and gas.” The decision allows a…

July 11, 2022
Tenaris Welding Pipes for Vaca Muerta Pipeline as Argentina NatGas Production Continues Rise

Tenaris Welding Pipes for Vaca Muerta Pipeline as Argentina NatGas Production Continues Rise

Global steel manufacturer Tenaris SA has won a contract for the natural gas pipeline that would connect Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale formation to capital Buenos Aires and other large consumption areas. After three years of “low activity,” Tenaris’s mill in Valentín Alsina, Buenos Aires, is set to start operations to supply welded pipes for the…

July 6, 2022
MVP Seeking Another Extension from FERC as Construction Deadline Approaches

MVP Seeking Another Extension from FERC as Construction Deadline Approaches

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC is seeking an extension from FERC that would give the operator until October 2026 to finish construction on the delayed Appalachia-to-Southeast natural gas conduit. In a letter filed last Friday, MVP asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for more time to finish construction in light of “ongoing legal and permitting challenges.”…

June 27, 2022
NGTL’s West Path Gains Permit to Increase U.S. Natural Gas Deliveries

NGTL’s West Path Gains Permit to Increase U.S. Natural Gas Deliveries

After a 19-month regulatory case that generated a 293-page decision, approval has been recommended for the first Canadian pipeline project reviewed under rules enacted by the federal government in its 2019 Impact Assessment Act. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) tacked 34 conditions and two national policy suggestions onto the recommended permit for TC Energy Corp.…

May 31, 2022
U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

U.S. Liquids Pipeline Safety Improving, Say Trade Groups

The safety of U.S. liquids pipelines has improved across several key metrics over the past five years, according to a new joint report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL). “Pipelines are not only the best way to deliver large volumes of liquids energy; they are also the…

May 13, 2022