Pipelines

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enbridge wins approval to commence service on Louisiana (U.S.) Venice natgas pipe project

Canadian energy company Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary received approval from U.S. energy regulators to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana.

Summit Midstream launches open season on natural gas pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Argentina builds case for exporting natural gas to Brazil through Bolivia

Energy companies from Argentina and Brazil have begun talks on reversing the southerly flow of a Bolivian natural gas pipeline network that connects the three countries as a regional gas deficit could force Brazil to pay up for alternative supplies of the fuel.

Russian pipeline gas exports to Europe rise 4.5% in March m/m

Russian energy giant Gazprom's average daily natural gas supplies to Europe rose 4.5% in March from February levels and by almost 26% from the same month of 2023.

Japan's Mitsui decides to develop Vietnam gas field for $740 MM

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co said it has reached a final investment decision to develop Vietnam's Block B gas field, with its share of development cost of about $740 MM.

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, similar to 2022

U.S. natural gas production grew by 4% in 2023, or 5.0 Bcf/d, to average 125.0 Bcf/d, according to the U.S. EIA's Natural Gas Monthly.

Europe’s gas stocks point to healthy supply next winter

The European Union will have plenty of gas in stock next winter and the remaining buyers of Russian pipeline gas in central Europe are working on alternative imports in case transit via Ukraine stops from January.

Enbridge to form natural gas supply venture connecting Permian and Gulf Coast (U.S.)

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge said it would form a venture with I Squared Capital and pipeline firms WhiteWater and MPLX to connect Permian supplies to the U.S. Gulf Coast to tap into strong LNG demand for exports.

SEFE to become sole shareholder of gas grid operator WIGA

German nationalized energy firm SEFE will take full ownership of gas transmission network WIGA by buying around half of it from joint venture partner Wintershall, in the latest sign of Berlin tightening its grip on energy infrastructure.

Natural gas intrastate pipeline capacity additions outpaced interstate additions in 2023

In 2023, 5.2 Bcfd of natural gas intrastate pipeline capacity was added in the U.S., according to EIA's recently updated Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Tracker and are within a single state and are regulated by state agencies.

TC Energy to sell Prince Rupert pipeline project to Ksi Lisims LNG partners

TC Energy has agreed to sell its Prince Rupert natural gas pipeline project to two partners in Ksi Lisims LNG, a proposed Canadian export terminal.

Navigating the complex LNG value chain

3/7/2024

Capturing efficiency and visibility across the LNG value chain is possible with modern technologies. This article examines how boundless automation is managing data seamlessly from the field to the edge and into the cloud. This includes a move toward holistic, seamlessly integrated energy logistics software solutions that help operators visualize and manage the LNG value chain from end-to-end.

India sees $4.95-B investment for natural gas network in northeast Kashmir

India expects investment of about $4.95 B from companies to build natural gas pipeline infrastructure in its northeastern states and northern federal territories of Kashmir and Ladakh.

Equitrans delays WV-VA Mountain Valley natgas pipe again, boosts cost

U.S. energy firm Equitrans Midstream delayed the completion date for its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to the second quarter of 2024 from the previous estimate of the first quarter.

U.S. regulators approve Mexico Pacific LNG's Saguaro connector pipeline

U.S. energy regulators approved a cross-border pipeline that would export about 2.8 Bcfd of natural gas from Texas to Mexico Pacific's Saguaro LNG export plant on Mexico's west coast.

FERC greenlights methane export pipeline for large-scale LNG supply to China via Mexico's Pacific Coast

In a split decision handed down today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Presidential Permit and granted authorization to allow Oklahoma-based Oneok Inc. to build the Saguaro natural gas export Pipeline.

Iran's main gas pipeline hit by sabotage, oil minister says

Two explosions along Iran's main south-north gas pipeline network were caused by sabotage, the Iranian oil minister told state TV, without naming any suspects.

Algeria's Sonatrach to supply Germany with pipeline gas for first time

Germany will receive its first supplies of pipeline natural gas from Algeria under a medium-term contract signed between a subsidiary of trader VNG AG and state-owned oil and gas firm Sonatrach.

Phillips 66 shuts section of Oklahoma panhandle (U.S.) gas pipeline after fire

Phillips 66 said it has shut a section of a natural gas pipeline it operates in the Oklahoma Panhandle after a fire and rupture that occurred.

Russia’s planned gas pipeline to China faces construction delay

Mongolian Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene said construction of Russia's planned new Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline to China, which was expected to start this year, may be delayed.

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to start in April

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp will begin adding crude oil to its long-delayed pipeline expansion in February and expects it to start operating in the second quarter.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken urges Bosnia MPs to push through law to build gas pipeline with Croatia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Bosnian Croat lawmakers to stop holding up legislation to build a natural gas pipeline with Croatia, seen as an alternative to Russian gas.

INEOS polymer used to create world’s first sustainable gas pipeline

INEOS produced bio-based high-density polyethylene has been used to create the world’s first fully sustainable gas pipeline. Installed by French gas utility network operator, GRDF, the pipeline only uses the low carbon footprint polymer.

Russia's pipeline gas exports to Europe down versus December

Russian gas supply to Europe this month has declined, with January 1-15 daily volumes down by 6.5% from December's average levels.