Infrastructure

What’s Ahead for Lower 48 Oil and Gas Players in 2022? Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

What’s Ahead for Lower 48 Oil and Gas Players in 2022? Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which NGI’s Patrick Rau, director of Strategy & Research, shares takeaways from the third quarter energy company earnings results and insight into what’s ahead for operators in the Lower 48. In “Shale 4.0 — Natural Gas Earnings Takeaways from 3Q21,”…

December 1, 2021
Natural Gas Customers Looking at Higher Heating Bills This Winter as Fuel Prices Spike; Texas May Get Some Relief

Natural Gas Customers Looking at Higher Heating Bills This Winter as Fuel Prices Spike; Texas May Get Some Relief

Natural gas customers for one of the largest U.S. utilities are set to see bills increase by as much as $71/month this winter as a result of ballooning natural gas prices. CenterPoint Energy Inc. said its local subsidiaries in Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio and Oklahoma could see higher heating bills from November to March when compared…

November 30, 2021
OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer Books Capacity on Heartland CCS Pipeline

OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer Books Capacity on Heartland CCS Pipeline

The Heartland Greenway carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) pipeline, a 1,300-mile system that would traverse five Midwestern states, has snagged a top Iowa fertilizer company as a customer, according to Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC. Under the agreement with Dutch fertilizer giant OCI NV, Navigator would transport and sequester up to 1.13 million metric tons/year (mmty)…

November 30, 2021
Argentina Advancing Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Argentina Advancing Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Natural gas output from Argentina’s Vaca Muerta formation in the Neuquén Basin has been growing steadily, and President Alberto Fernández has greenlighted an infrastructure project to move the fuel to market. The aim of the project is to further spur natural gas production from Vaca Muerta and to reduce the nation’s reliance during winter months…

November 30, 2021
Mexico’s CFE Planning $4.5 Billion Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion 

Mexico’s CFE Planning $4.5 Billion Offshore Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion 

Mexican state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said Thursday it is developing a $4.5 billion project with energy ministry Sener and Sistrangas pipeline grid operator Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural (Cenagas) to expand natural gas access on the Yucatán Peninsula. A CFE spokesperson told NGI’s Mexico GPI that the project in…

November 29, 2021
Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

A 28-month fight over access to Enbridge Inc.’s oil Mainline ended in defeat Friday for its plan to sell decades-long contracts to fill 90% of the conduit’s capacity for 3 million b/d to a handful of refineries and brokers. “Mainline contracting would likely reduce the access to pipeline capacity realistically available to certain shippers,” said…

November 29, 2021
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Facing Higher Costs, Scrutiny in Federal Auctions

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Facing Higher Costs, Scrutiny in Federal Auctions

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry need not fear a federal drilling ban — for now — but royalty rates may be hiked for the first time in a century and leasing terms could be tightened based on an analysis by the Department of Interior. After taking office in January, President Biden issued Executive…

November 29, 2021
Brattle Offers Energy Transition Pathway for Natural Gas Utilities

Brattle Offers Energy Transition Pathway for Natural Gas Utilities

Natural gas utilities can navigate the energy transition by following a three-step action plan, according to economists with management consulting firm The Brattle Group. “Increased coordination among stakeholders — especially between gas and electric utilities, and between gas utilities and technology providers — is needed to ensure decarbonization is achieved in the most cost-effective way…

November 29, 2021
Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

Energy Transfer to Pay Another $1.98M to Settle 2018 Incident on Revolution Pipe

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a nearly $2 million settlement tied to an affiliate of Energy Transfer LP’s natural gas pipeline failure and fire in 2018. PUC said the 3-0 vote resolves an investigation by the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) conducted following the event on the affiliate Energy Transfer Co.…

November 27, 2021
Mexico’s CFE Urged to Embrace Natural Gas, Renewables Over Fuel Oil

Mexico’s CFE Urged to Embrace Natural Gas, Renewables Over Fuel Oil

Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has avoided substantial variable generation costs and greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing clean energy through competitive auctions, according to a new study commissioned by the Institute of the Americas think tank. Former Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) Chairman Francisco Salazar and former CRE Commissioner Francisco Barnes…

November 24, 2021