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Regulators Unlikely to Add Conditions on Dakota Access Expansion

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Zachary Pelham, an attorney for the three-member, all-Republican North Dakota Public Service Commission told the panel that requiring additional measures could be considered “outside our lane” and “potentially problematic,” drawing a legal challenge from Texas-based Energy Transfer, the pipeline’s owner. The company wants to double the capacity of the pipeline to as much as 1.1 million barrels daily to meet […]

Saipem Wins Equatorial Guinea Pipeline Contract

Italy’s Saipem was awarded a contract in Equatorial Guinea worth $90-$100 million to build a 43 mile (70 km) subsea pipeline linking the Alen platform with the Punta Europa petrochemical hub, the oil ministry said. Gas deliveries from the project, operated by Noble Energy, are expected to begin in early 2021, Oil Minister Gabriel Obiang Lima said in a statement. The pipeline will serve offshore gas fields and have a capacity for 950 MMcf/d of gas as Equatorial Guinea looks to extend the life of its LNG production assets. “We anticipate that this contract, which […]

South Dakota Board Approves Keystone XL Water Permits

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. The hearing stretched into a dozen days over the course of four months as American Indian tribes and environmental groups argued against the permits approval. After holding a brief period for public comment in Fort Pierre Tuesday, the board met in a closed executive session before voting to approve the permits, with added requirements for real-time monitoring and weekly check-ins with the state. Opponents can appeal the board’s decision. They didn’t immediately […]

TC Energy to Resume Work on Keystone XL Pipeline in February

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) — Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp said it planned to start pre-construction work in February for its Keystone XL oil pipeline, the start of what it expects to be a busy work schedule for the long-delayed project. TC said in a filing with U.S. District Court in Montana that in February it would start mobilizing heavy construction equipment in Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, and aim to begin building a 1.2-mile (1.93 km) segment spanning the U.S.-Canada border in April. Work on the border-crossing segment is subject to receiving federal approvals, […]

Gassco Urges Norway to Build New Arctic Pipeline

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway should construct a new pipeline or a second LNG unit to boost its gas exports from the Arctic Barents Sea, pipeline system operator Gassco said. Natural gas represents about a quarter of Norway’s overall exports, making the country Europe’s second largest gas supplier behind Russia. There is sufficient gas to increase output, though the additional export infrastructure requires buy-in from oil and gas companies as well as Norwegian authorities, Gassco said. “We have concluded that gas exports could be profitable with current resources (without new gas discoveries),” Gassco Chief Executive Frode […]

FERC Approves Chesapeake Utilities Pipeline Expansion

Chesapeake Utilities has announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order approving the Company’s proposed Del-Mar Energy Pathway Project. The order, which was applied for in September of 2018 by Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, Chesapeake Utilities’ interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary, approves the construction and operation of new infrastructure facilities in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, and Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland. The $37 million project will add approximately 12 miles of natural gas infrastructure in Kent and Sussex counties and nearly seven miles of infrastructure in Wicomico […]

Cameron LNG Facility Begins Production At Train 2

(PLN) — Sempra LNG said its Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana has begun producing LNG from the second liquefaction train of the export facility, fewer than five months after its first train started commercial operations in August. Train 2 is expected to commence commercial operations under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements in the first quarter of 2020, and Train 3 is scheduled to start in the third quarter, Sempra LNG said. Those first three units make up Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project, which will enable the export of a total 12 mtpa) of […]

Mexico’s President to Request Rerouting of Planned Gas Pipeline

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he will ask for a natural gas pipeline being developed by Canada’s TC Energy Corp to be rerouted so it does not cut across lands considered sacred by communities in Puebla state. “Even if we have to pay, the gas pipeline will not go through the sacred hills,” Lopez Obrador said on Saturday while visiting the town of Pahuatlan in Puebla. The Tuxpan-Tula pipeline is set to stretch 178 miles (286 km), delivering fuel from Tuxpan in Veracruz state to the states of Puebla and Hidalgo. Lopez Obrador’s government last year […]

Williams Completes Gateway Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

(PLN) — Williams today said it has placed its Gateway Expansion into full service 11 months ahead of schedule through “expedited project execution and construction,” boosting natural gas deliveries to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast by 65,000 Mcf/d in time for the winter heating season. Compressor Station 303 added a 27,500 HP electric motor-driven compressor unit in the Gateway Expansion. (photo: Williams) The Gateway project, an expansion of Williams’ existing Transco pipeline system, adds incremental firm transportation capacity to PSEG Power and UGI Energy Services to meet growing natural gas demand for New Jersey tri-state consumers. Construction on the Gateway Expansion began in early 2019, with an original […]

FERC OKs Site Prep for Driftwood LNG; Related Pipelines Proposed

U.S. energy regulators approved Tellurian’s request to start site preparation work at its proposed $27.5 billion Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said Driftwood could start vegetation clearing and grading, demolition and removal of existing buildings, and dredging of marine berths, among other activities. The company plans to source natural gas from the Permian Basin to Driftwood via its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP), Tellurian said drew strong interest during an open season from West Texas natural gas producers seeking delivery to the rapidly growing natural gas market in […]

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