Infrastructure

Sempra Nabs 1.4 MMTY Contract with UK’s Ineos for Proposed Gulf Coast LNG Projects

Sempra Nabs 1.4 MMTY Contract with UK’s Ineos for Proposed Gulf Coast LNG Projects

A subsidiary of Sempra has potentially netted another offtaker for two of its proposed Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects as a European chemical manufacturer moves to secure natural gas supply. Sempra Infrastructure, the LNG and renewable infrastructure arm of the San-Diego based company, said it had a 1.4 million metric ton/year (mmty) heads…

June 22, 2022
RNG Playing Key Role in Decarbonizing California, Says PG&E

RNG Playing Key Role in Decarbonizing California, Says PG&E

The goal of California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. (PG&E) to have renewable natural gas (RNG) make up 15% of its core throughput is gaining steam as the utility has completed an interconnection to the transmission system.  Natural gas and electric utility PG&E Co. and renewable fuels producer Aemetis Inc. recently cut the ribbon for…

June 21, 2022
As Global Demand Soars, ExxonMobil Invests in LNG Production Expansion in Qatar

As Global Demand Soars, ExxonMobil Invests in LNG Production Expansion in Qatar

ExxonMobil said Tuesday it would invest in a $29 billion project that would boost Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity from 77 million tons to 110 million tons annually. The deal comes at a time when demand is soaring, particularly in Europe, amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Irving, TX-based supermajor joined other international energy…

June 21, 2022
Chevron, BP Among Major Players Snagging RNG Investments

Chevron, BP Among Major Players Snagging RNG Investments

A Chevron Corp. subsidiary has inked an agreement to supply Walmart Inc. with compressed natural gas (CNG) linked to renewable natural gas (RNG) production. Beginning in early 2023, Walmart plans to add Cummins Inc.’s 15-liter CNG-fired engines to some of its heavy-duty trucks as part of the multinational retail corporation’s goal to achieve zero emissions…

June 21, 2022
API Calls on Biden Administration to Fast-Track LNG Export Approvals

API Calls on Biden Administration to Fast-Track LNG Export Approvals

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has put forth a 10-point policy plan it wants the Biden administration to adopt to promote U.S. oil and natural gas production – and ease the global energy crisis. “As energy costs and geopolitical instability around the world continue to rise, API is calling on policymakers to confront the global…

June 21, 2022
Magnum, Mitsubishi Looking to Build World-Class Green Hydrogen Hub in Utah

Magnum, Mitsubishi Looking to Build World-Class Green Hydrogen Hub in Utah

Magnum Development LLC and Mitsubishi Power Americas Inc. have secured a $504 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop what could be the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen hub in Delta, UT. The loan is DOE’s first in more than 10 years for a renewable energy project, Mitsubishi Power said.…

June 21, 2022
COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

COLUMN: Forcing Sistrangas Users to Source Gas From State Would Threaten Mexico Gas Market

The spring of 2017 promised a change in the natural gas industry in Mexico. An open season to allocate capacity on the Sistrangas national pipeline system, together with an auction of capacity in the main gas entry pipeline into the country, paved the way for private traders to offer supply proposals to Mexican consumers. At the time, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was barely able to meet half of national demand through its production. Energy regulator Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) and Energy Ministry Sener knew that depending on Pemex as the only intermediary capable of importing gas was not the best practice to benefit users.

June 17, 2022
Targa Strikes $3.5B Deal to Buy Lucid, Expand Permian Delaware Footprint

Targa Strikes $3.5B Deal to Buy Lucid, Expand Permian Delaware Footprint

Houston-based Targa Resources Corp. has clinched an agreement to buy Lucid Energy Group’s Permian Basin Delaware natural gas processing business, which would add 1,050 miles of pipeline and 1.4 Bcf/d of capacity.The all-cash deal for Lucid Energy Delaware LLC, valued at $3.55 billion, was reached with sponsors Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.…

June 17, 2022
FERC Pitches Plan to Uncork Power Generation Growth Bottlenecks

FERC Pitches Plan to Uncork Power Generation Growth Bottlenecks

FERC on Thursday issued a proposed rule that aims to speed up the process for linking new electric generation to the power grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s unanimous vote advances a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that could ease interconnection queue backlogs. Commission staff said the rule would add certainty to the process and…

June 17, 2022
Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Cold weather, coal-fired power outages and a lack of natural gas infrastructure to connect to regional markets has left Australia questioning the value of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. “Much like recent energy crises elsewhere in the world, the situation in Australia is an unfortunate confluence of massive coal capacity outages, combined with a colder-than-normal…

June 16, 2022