Pipelines

Despite Coronavirus Impacts, U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Still Climbing

Despite Coronavirus Impacts, U.S. Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Still Climbing

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico, most of which cross the border via pipeline, have continued to increase in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA). Mexico imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), meanwhile, have declined every month since March, according to EIA, as pipeline infrastructure comes online offering cheaper alternatives. In early…

October 22, 2020
Federal Court Upholds Keystone XL Border-Crossing Permit — For Now

Federal Court Upholds Keystone XL Border-Crossing Permit — For Now

A federal district court has denied ongoing legal challenges to the Trump administration’s 2019 approval of TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline.  In separate orders handed down late last week, Chief District Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for Montana denied requests filed by tribal and environmental groups seeking a preliminary injunction…

October 22, 2020
Kinder Turns 3Q Profit, Notes Positive Momentum for Natural Gas

Kinder Turns 3Q Profit, Notes Positive Momentum for Natural Gas

Kinder Morgan Inc. moved back to the positive side of the ledger during the third quarter, but management for the midstream giant remains keenly aware of the lingering uncertainties facing the oil and gas industry. “We’re not on the other side of the downturn of the U.S. energy industry,” CEO Steven Keen said Wednesday during…

October 22, 2020
Texas Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines Said Major Contributor to State Economy

Texas Oil, Natural Gas Pipelines Said Major Contributor to State Economy

The Texas oil and gas pipeline sector supported more than 238,000 high paying jobs and contributed more than $48.6 billion to the state in 2019, according to a Texas Tech University study. The report, by Tech’s Center for Energy Commerce at the Rawls College of Business, was commissioned by the Austin, TX-based Texas Pipeline Association…

October 21, 2020
Colder Weather Data Provides Late Bump for Natural Gas Futures, but LNG Recovery Murkier

Colder Weather Data Provides Late Bump for Natural Gas Futures, but LNG Recovery Murkier

Natural gas futures started off the week lower amid further uncertainty surrounding the pace of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export recovery. A “complicated” weather outlook also left traders unsure of where to price gas, but a chillier turn in Monday’s midday models ultimately lifted the November Nymex contract up 2.2 cents to $2.795. December nudged…

October 19, 2020
Dakota Access Secures Key Regulatory Nod to Ramp Up Bakken-Fueled Oil Capacity

Dakota Access Secures Key Regulatory Nod to Ramp Up Bakken-Fueled Oil Capacity

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) secured the final regulatory approval needed to build a pump station and expand others in Illinois, projects that should help it nearly double oil capacity. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) this week approved Energy Transfer LP’s plan to build a pump station in Hancock County, IL, and expand other…

October 15, 2020
LNG Demand Recovery Spurs Double-Digit Gain for Natural Gas Futures Prices; Cash Surges Too

LNG Demand Recovery Spurs Double-Digit Gain for Natural Gas Futures Prices; Cash Surges Too

With Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities unscathed by Hurricane Delta, export demand’s quick rebound combined with a chillier forecast to send natural gas futures sharply higher Monday. The November Nymex gas futures contract jumped 14.0 cents to settle at $2.881. December climbed 6.7 cents to $3.271. Spot gas prices also posted stout increases…

October 12, 2020
Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

Stream-Crossing Permits Bring New Court Challenges as MVP Awaits Construction Restart

In keeping with an extensive history of persistent legal opposition to Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP), environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to stay recently updated waterbody-crossing permits for the 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d natural gas conduit. In petitions filed Monday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, a coalition…

October 6, 2020
Natural Gas Suppliers Urge Cutting Methane Emissions to Maintain Social License to Operate

Natural Gas Suppliers Urge Cutting Methane Emissions to Maintain Social License to Operate

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), which last year called for carbon pricing to be enacted, has now adopted principles that commit members to reducing methane emissions.   Among other things, creating “an effective market mechanism could incentivize broader participation from all sectors” to reduce emissions, the national group said. NGSA members are some of the…

October 6, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Blast Higher as LNG Demand Climbs, Cash Prices Surge

Natural Gas Futures Blast Higher as LNG Demand Climbs, Cash Prices Surge

After sinking near the 200-day moving average at the end of last week, natural gas futures bounced back with a vengeance Monday thanks to stronger liquefied natural gas (LNG) feed gas demand and strong cash prices. The November Nymex gas futures contract hit a $2.727/MMBtu intraday high before settling at $2.615, up 17.7 cents from…

October 5, 2020
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