Pipelines

German gas storage operators seek supply boost until 2026/27

Germany must boost gas supply security in the coming four winters after it was cut off from Russian pipeline exports last year, gas storage operators group INES said.

U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico hit monthly record in June- EIA

U.S. natural gas pipeline exports to Mexico averaged around a record of 6.8 bcfd in June, driven by hot weather which increased demand in Mexico's electric power sector, according to the Energy information Administration.

Equitrans U.S. Mountain Valley natural gas pipe on track for end 2023 completion

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said it still expects to complete the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of the year despite being tangled in numerous court fights since construction began in 2018.

TC Energy begins re-pressurizing unaffected pipeline section in Virginia

Canada's TC Energy began re-pressurizing part of its Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Strasburg, Virginia that was not directly impacted by an unplanned incident last week, the company said.

Maryland Cove Point LNG feedgas drops after Virginia natgas pipe fire

The shutdown of part of Canadian energy company TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline in Virginia after a fire has reduced the amount of gas flowing to the Cove Point liquefied natural gas export plant in Maryland, the plant told customers.

TC Energy isolates Columbia gas line section in Virginia, declares force majeure

TC Energy's Columbia Gas Transmission Pipeline declared a force majeure after isolating a section of its 'Line VB' pipeline after detecting a pressure drop due to an unplanned incident along Interstate 81 in Strasburg, Virginia.

Washington state wildfire threatens homes, farms, gas pipeline

A fast-growing wildfire forced residents to evacuate a rural stretch of southern Washington state's Klickitat County on Saturday after it burned more than 30,000 acres in less than 24 hours.

TC Energy sells 40% stake in Columbia Gas Transmission pipelines to GIP for $4 B

Canada's TC Energy, best known for its Keystone oil pipeline, will divest a 40% interest in its Columbia Gas Transmission and Columbia Gulf Transmission pipelines for $3.95 B to Global Infrastructure Partners.

Cheniere Energy eyes new gas pipeline to feed LNG expansion

Cheniere Energy Inc, the largest U.S. liquefied natural gas exporter, says it may build a new pipeline to link its Louisiana expansion project to other pipelines in major shale-gas producing regions as it seeks to diversify its risk.

Equitrans weighing options as court blocks U.S. Mountain Valley project

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream said it is evaluating all legal options, including an emergency appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court, after an appellate court halted construction of the West Virginia-Virginia Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in the Jefferson National Forest.

Russian piped gas exports to Europe up 3.6% m/m in June

Pipeline natural gas exports to Europe by Russia's Gazprom in June rose by 3.6% from May despite repair work on the TurkStream pipeline, according to calculations based on volumes supplied via Ukraine and TurkStream.

U.S. Mountain Valley natgas pipe moving forward, capacity may be limited

The $6.6-B Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia is on track to get final permits by Saturday, moving the long-delayed project closer to re-starting construction.

Energy Dept. refuses Energy Transfer's rehearing request for LNG project

The U.S. Department of Energy will not rehear pipeline operator Energy Transfer's request for a second extension of its Lake Charles liquefied natural gas export project.

Russia's Novatek seeks rights for gas export from planned Murmansk LNG plant

The head of Russia's largest liquefied natural gas producer Novatek said the company is pushing for changes to the gas export law so that its future Murmansk LNG plant will be able to sell LNG abroad, TASS news agency reported.

Cyprus changes tack with plan for Mediterranean gas link to Israel

Cyprus hopes to develop plans for a pipeline linking it to Israel's east Mediterranean gas fields during talks which start next month, the island's top energy official told Reuters.

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.

A sustainable solution to reduce Europe’s reliance on natural gas

6/13/2023

This analysis shows that Europe will need to reduce natural gas demand by 55 Bm3 this year alone to mitigate against a potentially colder winter, a possible end to Russian supplies or rebounding Asian demand. This comes at a time when Europe has little bandwidth for additional energy rationing without sustaining a steeper slowdown in economic activity.

Germany welcomes construction of hydrogen-ready pipeline with Italy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he is pleased that Italy and Germany have agreed to push ahead with work on the construction of a new pipeline to transport gas and hydrogen between the countries.

FERC approves TC Energy's US-Mexico North Baja natgas pipe expansion

Canadian energy company TC Energy Corp's North Baja Pipeline LLC unit has received permission from U.S. energy regulators to put the North Baja natural gas pipeline expansion in Arizona and California into service.

Eastward gas flows halt on Yamal-Europe pipeline

Eastward natural gas flows on the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Poland from Germany stopped after briefly resuming, data from operator Gascade showed.

Biden, McCarthy debt deal would speed up Mountain Valley gas pipeline

U.S. energy company Equitrans Midstream Corp's long-delayed $6.6-B Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline could win federal approval as part of Washington's debt limit deal.

German cabinet approves legal framework for hydrogen core network

The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft law to create a framework for a hydrogen core network scheduled to go into operation by 2032, as Berlin aims to move away from fossil fuels and become climate-neutral by 2045.

As gas reserves wane, Philippines faces rising costs in switch to LNG

With just four years before the Philippines' only gas field is set to run dry, the country has started importing liquefied natural gas, creating a fresh headache for a government struggling to curb high inflation.

China's main import gas pipelines

China, the world's third-largest gas buyer, imports the fuel in gaseous form via long-distance pipelines from three sources - central Asia, predominantly Turkmenistan, as well as Russia and Myanmar.

China prioritizing Turkmenistan over Russia in next big pipeline project

China is accelerating the building of a long-delayed Central Asian pipeline to source gas from Turkmenistan even as Russia pushes its own new Siberian connection, as Beijing juggles its energy security needs with diplomatic priorities.

Canada natgas exports to U.S. back at levels seen before Alberta wildfires

Canadian natural gas exports to the U.S. this week returned to levels seen before wildfires in Alberta and other western provinces over the past three weeks forced producers to shut oil and gas wells and cut the amount of fuel flowing in pipelines.

Finland's Gasum terminates Gazprom pipeline gas contract

Finnish state-owned gas wholesaler Gasum said it had terminated a contract to buy natural gas from Gazprom Export via pipelines from Russia.

Bosnian Serb leader Dodik and Putin may discuss gas prices, pipeline

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik may discuss gas prices and a new pipeline with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow.

Biden administration grants Mountain Valley Pipeline permit

The Biden administration has approved a permit to allow the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline to run through the Jefferson National Forest straddling Virginia and West Virginia.

Germany's LNG import terminals tackle challenges

A German government-backed LNG terminal project at Mukran on Ruegen island in the Baltic Sea, near existing LNG reception facilities delivering into the mainland port of Lubmin, will be downsized.