natural gas

Mitsui to join with ADNOC and others in LNG project in UAE

Japan's Mitsui & Co plans to participate in a $7-B LNG project in the United Arab Emirates, teaming up with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and others.

Spain's gas use falls again despite recovery in industrial demand

Spain's gas demand fell 4% in the first quarter of the year as a drop in use to produce electricity and keep homes warm during a mild winter offset a higher industry requirement.

Russia's Gazprom ships first LNG cargo this year from Portovaya to Asia around Africa

Russia's Gazprom is shipping its first cargo of LNG to Asia this year from its Portovaya plant on the Baltic Sea, travelling around the southern tip of Africa in order to avoid the Red Sea.

U.S. natural gas consumption set annual and monthly records during 2023

In 2023, the United States consumed a record-high 89.1 Bcfd of natural gas, marking a 4% average annual increase in consumption since 2018.

Hong Kong's Wah Kwong orders more LNG carriers banking on growing trade

Hong Kong-based shipping company Wah Kwong is finalizing a deal later this month to double the number of LNG carriers that it has ordered to four, as it eyes growing global trade in the superchilled fuel.

First tanker in 11 days arrives at troubled Freeport LNG export plant

The first LNG tanker to dock at Freeport LNG's gas liquefaction plant in 11 days arrived on over the weekend.

U.S. natural gas prices up over 1% on rising feedgas to Freeport LNG

U.S. natural gas futures rose more than 1%, as an increase in feedgas to the Freeport LNG export plant and a drop in output outweighed lower demand forecasts for next week and mild weather outlook.

Technip Energies OQ’s Marsa LNG project in Oman

Technip Energies has been awarded a substantial contract by TotalEnergies and OQ for the Marsa LNG bunkering project located in Sohar, Oman.

TotalEnergies launches the Marsa LNG project and deploys it's multi-energy strategy in the Sultanate of Oman

During a visit in Muscat, Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies met with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Saidand His Excellency Eng. Salim bin Nasser Al Aufi, Minister of Energy & Minerals, to reaffirm the long-term partnership between TotalEnergies and the Sultanate of Oman.

TotalEnergies signs an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% of SapuraOMV

TotalEnergies has signed an agreement with Sapura Upstream Assets Sdn Bhd to acquire its 50% interest in Malaysian independent gas producer and SapuraOMV for a consideration of $530 MM, subject to closing adjustments.

Oman LNG forges strategic partnership with BOTAS for LNG supply to Turkey

Oman LNG solidifies its global energy presence by entering into a strategic partnership with BOTAS, aimed at supplying LNG to Turkey and fostering international collaboration in the energy sector.

PetroChina lifts first spot LNG cargo from PNG national oil firm

PetroChina International has lifted a spot cargo of LNG from the PNG LNG project sold by Papua New Guinea's national oil company.

U.S. natgas prices up 2% to one-week high on colder forecasts, drop in output

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 2% to a one-week high on forecasts for cooler weather and more demand next week than previously expected a continued drop in output and rising gas flows to LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG.

Asia spot LNG at fresh three-month high on supply concerns

Asian spot LNG prices rose this week to a new three-month high due to supply concerns amid tensions in the Middle East and a drop in feedgas deliveries to two LNG terminals in the U.S.

U.S. natgas flows rise to Texas Freeport and other LNG export plants

The amount of natural gas flowing to the seven U.S. LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG, was on track to jump by around 17% from a 15-month low.

U.S. natgas prices up 3% ahead of storage report as LNG feedgas rises

U.S. natural gas futures climbed about 3% on forecasts for cooler weather and more demand next week than previously expected and with an increase in the amount of gas flowing to LNG export plants, including Freeport LNG.

Mexico's Pemex to hand over natural gas project to business magnate

Mexican state oil firm Pemex has agreed to hand over control of its Lakach natural gas project in the Gulf of Mexico to Grupo Carso, a company belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Rupture on TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline sparks wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire, sparking a wildfire in a remote area, the company said.

U.S. natural gas trade will continue to grow with the startup of new LNG export projects

In the U.S. EIA's recently released Short-Term Energy Outlook, it was forecast that U.S. LNG exports will continue to lead growth in U.S. natural gas trade as three LNG export projects currently under construction start operations and ramp up to full production by the end of 2025.

EU expected to sue Germany over gas tariff

The European Commission is expected to sue Germany for charging its neighbors an extra fee for buying gas from its storage, seen as flouting the EU's single market rules.

Balticconnector gas pipeline will be in commercial use again, Gasgrid says

The damaged Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia will be in commercial use again on April 2024, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid executive Janne Gronlund told an industry conference.

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.

Three emerging threats: Climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack

4/16/2024

Pipeline integrity management systems (PIMSs) are now common practice, driven by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requirements in the U.S. This article discusses the threats associated with climate change, vandalism and cyber-attack from the perspective of existing risk models.

Global Projects Data

4/16/2024

A quick look at total project numbers by region.

Tamarack Valley shuts Alberta output after gas plant fire

Canada's Tamarack Valley Energy has temporarily halted production at a Canadian Natural Resources Ltd gas plant in Alberta following a fire.

VNG plans investments in green gases, turned to profits in 2023

VNG, an east German gas subsidiary of power utility EnBW, said it will invest up to $5.31 B by 2035, mostly in green gases.

Norway's Nyhamna gas plant ramps up output after Sleipner repair

Norway's Nyhamna gas processing plant gradually ramped up exports following successful repairs of a faulty valve on the North Sea gas transportation hub Sleipner Riser.

Trafigura to commercially deploy Daphne technology's PureMetrics on LNG carrier

Daphne Technology reached a significant milestone as Trafigura, a global commodities industry leader, selected them for the first commercial deployment of PureMetrics, slated for the summer of 2024.