Pipelines

National Grid Forecasting New York City, Long Island Natural Gas Shortfall in Coming Winters

National Grid Forecasting New York City, Long Island Natural Gas Shortfall in Coming Winters

National Grid believes that there will be a gas shortfall in lower New York state in the winter of 2022-2023 if new infrastructure projects aren’t able to go ahead. Without new infrastructure, a gap of 9,000 Dth/d would open up and continue to grow to a gap of 518,000 Dth/d in 2035-2036, the utility said.…

July 8, 2021
Roaring July Contract Expires Above $3.60 as Heat Seen Dominating Through Mid-July

Roaring July Contract Expires Above $3.60 as Heat Seen Dominating Through Mid-July

July natural gas futures charged like a lion Monday, surging 12.1 cents from Friday’s levels as a historic heat wave continued to smother the Pacific Northwest, leading to pipeline issues and amplified demand. Notable heat also blanketed the East Coast, and with forecasts pointing to more hot weather ahead, the July Nymex contract extended its…

June 28, 2021
Canadian Oilsands Production Growth Expected — If Trans Mountain, Line 3 Proceed

Canadian Oilsands Production Growth Expected — If Trans Mountain, Line 3 Proceed

Oilsands production in Canada is expected to grow despite the cancellation of the 830,000 b/d Keystone XL pipeline project because other export pipelines continue to advance toward completion, according to IHS Markit. IHS Markit on Wednesday pointed to 960,000 b/d of capacity under construction in Canada and the United States. These include the 590,000 b/d…

June 25, 2021
Enbridge Expecting Delays for Line 5 Tunnel as Army Corps Orders EIS for Disputed Project

Enbridge Expecting Delays for Line 5 Tunnel as Army Corps Orders EIS for Disputed Project

A U.S. environmental review is expected to delay construction of the proposed Straits of Mackinac tunnel for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5, the 540,000 b/d oil pipeline that serves Central Canada and the Midwest The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require a formal environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Line 5 project, said Acting Assistant…

June 24, 2021
DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

DC Court Vacates Spire Pipeline Certificate, Says FERC Erred in Needs Determination

FERC erred when it issued a 2018 certificate to Spire STL Pipeline LLC by failing to adequately examine the market need for the natural gas transmission project, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC) Circuit vacated Spire’s certificate and remanded it back to the Federal Energy…

June 23, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

The changes in supply and demand that brought natural gas futures down a few notches to start the week provided some uplift to the market on Tuesday. A large decline in production, though likely temporary, along with a warmer turn in the latest weather models sent the July Nymex gas futures contract up 6.7 cents…

June 22, 2021
Colonial Pipeline CEO Apologizes for Paralyzing Fallout of Ransomware Attack

Colonial Pipeline CEO Apologizes for Paralyzing Fallout of Ransomware Attack

The chief executive of the pipeline operator that was temporarily crippled by a ransomware attack last month apologized to Americans. During testimony before a Senate panel on Tuesday, he acknowledged that Colonial Pipeline was susceptible to hackers and that it is still grappling with challenges caused by the infiltration. “We are deeply sorry for the…

June 8, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Slip on More Cooler Changes to Forecast, LNG Maintenance

Natural Gas Futures Slip on More Cooler Changes to Forecast, LNG Maintenance

Natural gas futures opened the week lower as a trifecta of bearish factors, including a large drop in export feed gas demand, brought prices down a couple of notches. The July Nymex gas futures contract fell 2.7 cents to $3.070. August fell 2.5 cents to $3.089. Spot gas prices were higher, however, as heat blanketed…

June 7, 2021
Midwest CO2 Pipeline to Capture, Sequester Emissions Draws Support, Says Navigator

Midwest CO2 Pipeline to Capture, Sequester Emissions Draws Support, Says Navigator

An open season to gauge support for a pipeline that would transport carbon emissions across five Midwest states for permanent sequestration has drawn enough support that the project could be a go, according to Navigator CO2 Ventures. Valero Energy Corp. and a unit of BlackRock Inc. in March teamed up with Navigator Energy Services to…

June 3, 2021
MDU’s Bakken Natural Gas Conduit Gains FERC Approval

MDU’s Bakken Natural Gas Conduit Gains FERC Approval

The pipeline subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc. has received federal approval to build a pipeline expansion to transport natural gas from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. FERC on Tuesday issued the certificate of public convenience and necessity for WBI Energy Inc.’s 250 MMcf/d North Bakken Expansion project. The project includes construction in western…

June 3, 2021