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European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

A coterie of European natural gas infrastructure companies this week expanded its vision for an extensive network of hydrogen pipelines to meet the continent’s future energy needs.  The European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative, which consists of 23 natural gas transmission system operators, proposed in a report released Tuesday building a nearly 25,000-mile hydrogen grid. Growth,…

April 14, 2021
TC Energy Eyeing Increased Canada Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. through West Path Expansion

TC Energy Eyeing Increased Canada Natural Gas Exports to Western U.S. through West Path Expansion

Capacity additions underway in annual stages on three TC Energy Corp. pipeline subsidiaries are set to increase Canadian natural gas exports to California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington during 2022 and 2023. The coordinated expansions, a package titled West Path, pioneer a switch to quiet growth that TC President Francois Poirier outlined at a spring investment…

April 12, 2021
Enbridge CEO Confident of Line 3 Completion in Minnesota by Year’s End

Enbridge CEO Confident of Line 3 Completion in Minnesota by Year’s End

Enbridge Inc. still expects to complete and begin service by the end of the year on the contested $2.6 billion leg of the Canadian oil export pipeline now under construction across 240 miles in Minnesota, CEO Al Monaco said Wednesday. “Work is on schedule” for Enbridge Line 3, Monaco said at a Scotiabank CAPP Energy…

April 8, 2021
CJ Express Expansion Signs on Golden Pass LNG for Additional Supply

CJ Express Expansion Signs on Golden Pass LNG for Additional Supply

A Midcoast Energy LLC subsidiary has brought the CJ Express pipeline expansion into service and inked a firm transportation deal with the Golden Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Texas to provide additional feed gas to the terminal when it is complete.  The CJ Express was sanctioned last year. It added compression and…

April 1, 2021
FERC Upholds MVP Construction Authorization in 3-2 Vote

FERC Upholds MVP Construction Authorization in 3-2 Vote

A split FERC on Wednesday upheld a recent decision to allow Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) to partially resume construction near national forest lands, denying a stay request filed by a coalition of environmental groups. Divided three to two along party lines, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rebuffed efforts to overturn a December order allowing…

March 25, 2021
Energy Operators Eyeing Myriad Blue and Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Energy Operators Eyeing Myriad Blue and Green Hydrogen Opportunities

Anybody hear about hydrogen’s potential in the energy transition? A better question: has anyone not heard about the potential for the ancient element to upend the oil and gas complex? Hydrogen in all its myriad colors has become omnipresent in every conversation about the energy transition. Oil and gas operators of all shapes and sizes…

March 25, 2021
Texas, Montana AGs Leading Charge to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit

Texas, Montana AGs Leading Charge to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit

Texas and Montana are leading a multistate lawsuit against the Biden administration for revoking the Keystone XL (KXL) crude oil pipeline’s 2019 presidential permit, arguing the administration lacks unilateral authority to overturn energy policy set by Congress. Upon taking office Jan. 20, President Biden issued an executive order (EO) rescinding the approval granted by President…

March 18, 2021
Michigan Readying Propane Trains, Storage to Fill Supply Gap Pending Line 5 Shut Down

Michigan Readying Propane Trains, Storage to Fill Supply Gap Pending Line 5 Shut Down

Michigan officials said they would have propane supply security with trains and storage available if Enbridge Inc. shuts down deliveries in May on Line 5, the Canadian oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) system. Line 5 flows 540,000 b/d, including 75,000 b/d of propane for about 55% of Michigan needs, led by two-thirds of requirements…

March 15, 2021
Summit Secures Double E NatGas Pipe Financing, but Permian Outlook Lower for 2021

Summit Secures Double E NatGas Pipe Financing, but Permian Outlook Lower for 2021

A Summit Midstream Partners LP subsidiary has closed financing for the Permian Basin natural gas Double E Pipeline project, which is expected to be in service and under budget by the end of the year. Summit Permian Transmission LLC closed on $175 million of senior secured credit facilities for Double E’s development. Summit owns a…

March 11, 2021
Absent Demand Drivers, April Natural Gas Futures Falter Fourth Consecutive Day; Cash Prices Fall

Absent Demand Drivers, April Natural Gas Futures Falter Fourth Consecutive Day; Cash Prices Fall

Natural gas futures on Monday tumbled for a fourth straight day amid mild weather, demand uncertainty and steady production. The April Nymex contract settled at $2.664/MMBtu, down 3.7 cents day/day. May fell 4.1 cents to $2.698. Weak near-term weather demand also weighed on cash prices. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg. shed 25.5 cents to $2.500.…

March 8, 2021
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