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Norway outage pushes European gas prices to highest this year

Norway's gas exports to Europe fell sharply on Monday as a shutdown of the offshore Sleipner hub halted operations at the Nyhamna onshore processing plant, pipeline operator Gassco said, lifting European prices to their highest level this year.

Canada's TC Energy says NGTL pipeline system resumes normal operations after fire

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line.

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.

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.

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.

The illusion of accuracy in analyzing plant failures

This article highlights the challenges faced by plant engineers in accurately determining damage mechanisms, discussing three common illusions of accuracy including temperature limits, reliance on single references, and confirmation bias during failure investigations.

Henkel closes acquisition of specialized supplier for protective coating and sealing solutions

Henkel has successfully completed the acquisition of the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners.

Dutch Senate delays Groningen gas field shutdown

The Dutch Senate has postponed a vote on a law to close permanently the Groningen gas field, angering the government that has said production would never resume because of the risk of earthquakes.

Nozomi Networks extends partnership with Yokogawa to deliver OT and IoT security services worldwide

Nozomi Networks Inc. announced it has extended its partnership with Yokogawa Electric Corporation, to address global demand for managed security services and solutions designed to holistically satisfy the unique OT and IoT cybersecurity requirements of process manufacturers.

Ukraine's Naftogaz says its facilities damaged in overnight Russian strikes

Ukraine's state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz said its facilities had been damaged in overnight Russian strikes on Ukraine's energy system.

Yokogawa launches OpreX Robot Management Core

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Robot Management Core, a software application in the OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family and will go on sale on March 22, 2024.

Israeli gas producer NewMed says ADNOC buy-in offer on hold

A $2-B offer by Abu Dhabi's national oil company and to buy a 50% stake in Israeli gas producer NewMed has been put on hold due to uncertainty in the region.

U.S. natural gas pipeline accidents pose big, unreported climate threat

Accidental pipeline leaks – caused by things like punctures, corrosion, severe weather and faulty equipment - happen routinely and are a climate menace that is not currently counted in the official U.S. tally of greenhouse gas emissions, according to an examination of public data and regulatory documents.

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.

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.

U.S. natural gas prices drop 8% on contract expiry, Freeport LNG unit outage

U.S. natural gas futures plunged about 8% in light trade ahead of the expiration of the February contract on forecasts that demand for the fuel for heating and export would remain low in coming weeks with mild weather and a unit outage at the Freeport LNG export plant in Texas.

Dana Gas resumes operations at Iraqi Kurdistan’s Khor Mor gas field

United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas has resumed the production operations at Iraqi Kurdistan's Khor Mor gas field have been resumed, the company said in a statement.

Freeport LNG faces month-long unit outage due to winter storm

Freeport LNG expects one of the three gas liquefaction units at its Texas plant to be out of service for a month after it faced a technical issue during Winter Storm Heather.

Qatar delays LNG shipments to Europe amid Red Sea conflict

Qatar, one of the world's biggest LNG exporters, is delaying some shipments to Europe as conflict in the Red Sea forces longer travel times.

Signing of a MoU for the participation of Slovakia, Moldova, and Ukraine in the Vertical Corridor initiative

An important step towards the security of supply for Central, Southeastern Europe, Moldova and Ukraine was taken by the natural gas infrastructure Operators participating in the Vertical Corridor initiative, with the signing of a MoU for the inclusion of Slovakia, Moldova and Ukraine in the initiative.

U.S. LNG feedgas cut by Arctic freeze, problems at Freeport LNG

The amount of natural gas flowing to U.S. LNG export plants dropped to a one-year low this week as an Arctic freeze caused some energy firms to divert fuel to the domestic market and Freeport LNG's facility in Texas experienced mechanical problems.

Tankers carrying Qatari LNG resume course amid Red Sea tension

Four tankers used for shipments of Qatari LNG have resumed course after pausing for several days amid maritime attacks by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis in the Red Sea.

U.S. natural gas supplies drop, record demand forecast due to extreme cold

U.S. natural gas supplies have fallen by the most in over a year as extreme cold froze wells, while demand for heating was on track to hit a record and lift both power and gas prices to multi-year highs.

QatarEnergy halts Red Sea LNG shipping amid attacks, seeking security advice

QatarEnergy, the world's second largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, has stopped sending tankers via the Red Sea although production continues.

Some LNG vessels avoid passing Yemen after Red Sea attacks increase

Several LNG vessels have changed their courses in recent days to avoid the Red Sea region amid maritime attacks by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis on the world's main East-West trade route.

Freeport LNG settles with U.S. EPA over safety failures for June 2022 Texas blast

Freeport LNG, which operates the second-largest U.S. LNG export plant in Texas, agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle safety violations related to a June 2022 blast that caused some $275 MM in damage to the facility.

Freeport LNG's Texas (U.S.) facility faces problems with upstream gas feed

Freeport LNG's pretreatment facility in Texas (U.S.), immediately reduced production rates due to issues with the upstream gas feed to the facility.

Australia Pacific LNG resumes production and cargo loading

Production of LNG and the loading of cargoes have resumed at Australia Pacific LNG after a loaded tanker that was stuck at the facility was moved.

Australia Pacific LNG deliveries disrupted due to tanker outage

Shipments of LNG from Australia Pacific LNG have come to a halt after a loaded tanker docked at the site lost power.

Train 1 restarts after trip at Freeport LNG plant, Texas (U.S.)

Freeport LNG reported that during the operation of its liquefaction plant in Texas.

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