compression

Williams seeks to put more of US natural gas project into service

U.S. energy company Williams WMB.N sought permission from a federal energy regulator on Friday to put more of the Regional Energy Access natural gas project already under construction into service by July 1.

Tecnimont, Baker Hughes awarded an EPC contract for Hassi R'mel (Algeria) gas gathering system upgrade

MAIRE announced that a consortium composed by its subsidiary Tecnimont Integrated E&C Solutions and Baker Hughes has been awarded by SONATRACH an EPC contract for the implementation of three gas boosting stations and the upgrading of the gathering system, located at the Hassi R’mel gas field, 550 km south of Algiers.

Gato Negro Permitium Uno seeks U.S. DOE approval to ship gas to Mexico

Gato Negro Permitium Uno is seeking U.S. permission to export gas to Mexico, turn it into LNG and send it to countries with U.S. free-trade agreements.

Phillips 66 to buy Pinnacle Midland for $550 MM

Phillips 66 agreed to acquire Pinnacle Midland, a midstream company owned by private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital, for $550 million in cash, expanding the U.S. refiner's natural gas gathering and processing footprint in the Midland Basin.

Russia and China to sign Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline contract 'in near future'

Russia and China expect to a sign a contract "in the near future" on the Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to China.

Oneok to acquire strategic U.S. Gulf Coast NGL pipelines for $280 MM

ONEOK will acquire a system of NGL pipelines from Easton Energy for approximately $280 MM.

ConocoPhillips boosts processing efficiency with new Zia Hills Central Facility

ConocoPhillips’ newest central processing facility is significantly enhancing the company’s Zia Hills asset in New Mexico by optimizing operational costs, expanding processing capacity, reducing surface footprint and curbing emissions.

Global pipelines construction outlook 2024: New LNG terminals sound call for more pipelines—Part 1

4/16/2024

Mike Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline & Gas Journal, provides an overview of capital investments in pipeline construction. Part 1 examines capacity builds in North America, and Central and South America.

Drive energy efficiency and reduce emissions with dry gas sealing solutions

4/16/2024

Centrifugal compressors play a critical role in efficiently transporting the large volumes of natural gas used as a feedstock and fuel source in industries ranging from oil and gas to petrochemicals to liquefied natural gas (LNG). An effective sealing system is crucial to keeping a compressor running at peak efficiency. This article details the benefits of utilizing dry gas seals in these operations.

Detect operator-induced faults on a liquid expander

4/16/2024

This case study examines a fault during the startup of liquid expanders in an LNG facility.

Optimized high-pressure injection system design

3/7/2024

This article details an optimization opportunity that was taken in a high-pressure injection system after a thorough evaluation during the Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project in Saudi Arabia.

Optimizing waste heat recovery systems for more efficient, sustainable operations

11/2/2023

In the natural gas sector, recovering available waste heat from processing operations and converting it into carbon-free electricity can represent a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and increase energy savings.

Fuel gas blending: Follow the H2 signal

6/13/2023

In some cases, it may be practical to blend hydrogen (H2) into the local natural gas distribution network via an agreement with local utilities, but regardless of the strategy, blending must be carefully controlled. This article examines these challenges.

Braskem Idesa and Advario partner to build a new, $400-MM ethane export terminal in Mexico

Braskem Idesa and Advario partner to build a new, $400-MM ethane export terminal in Mexico

Chevron opens second CNG station in California

Chevron U.S.A. announced the opening of its second compressed natural gas station in the state of California, increasing availability of lower carbon fuels to heavy duty vehicles.

A comparison study of water disposal methods in a gas project—Part 1

1/1/2023

Produced water refers to water associated with the production of oil and/or natural gas from a well.

The impact of imposed high-temperature piping loads on the chronic failures of steam turbine-driven compressor units in gas compression plants

12/1/2022

This article examines liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) gas compressors that employ steam turbines as drivers (FIG. 1) which consistently faced chronic issues during operating conditions—compressor trips due to malfunctions were observed on the turbine side.