Industry News

FERC Approves NGPL Expansion to Serve Gulf Coast LNG Exports

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Kinder Morgan's Natural Gas Pipeline of America a green light to start construction on Phase 2 of its Gulf Coast Southbound Expansion Project, adding 300,000 Dth/d of firm southbound capacity.

Australia rejoins road to shale riches

Shale gas developers are beginning to ramp up their exploration efforts following the end of a freeze on fracking approvals in the Northern Territory

Trafigura goes upstream

The trading house expands its E&P footprint, but does not want to go down the ‘mini-major’ route

ExxonMobil, IndianOil and Chart Industries to pioneer virtual pipeline initiative

ExxonMobil India LNG Limited has signed a Letter of Cooperation with Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Chart Industries, Inc. to establish a system of transportation infrastructure to expand gas access in India. Virtual pipeline systems deliver liquefied natural gas by road, rail and waterways to areas not connected by physical pipelines.

Kazakh firm to build $860 M Kashagan gas processing plant

Kazakh firm GPC Invest will build a $860 million gas processing plant near the Central Asian nation’s biggest oilfield, Kashagan, the Kazakh government said.

Sempra says coronavirus outbreak has not hit talks with LNG buyers

Energy infrastructure company Sempra Energy said the spread of coronavirus had not impacted talks with buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), easing some worries after the virus outbreak cut gas demand in China earlier this month.

Oil falls for fifth day on demand concerns as coronavirus spreads

Oil prices fell for a fifth day on Thursday to their lowest since January 2019 as a growing number of new coronavirus cases outside of China fuelled fears of a pandemic which could slow the global economy and lower crude demand.

Shell and Gasunie plan to build massive Dutch green hydrogen plant

Oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch gas company Gasunie plan to build a massive green hydrogen plant in the northern Netherlands in the next decade, the companies said, to cut emissions.

ADNOC announces expansion of carbon capture program

ADNOC is building on its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas producers in the world by significantly expanding its CCUS program, according to His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

FERC Weighs Plan to Build Pacific Connector Pipeline in Oregon

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is set to decide this week on a proposed natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal in Oregon that is likely set up a court battle over state's rights if approved.

Wisconsin Assembly to Vote on Bills Fighting Water Pollution

A bipartisan, $10 million package of more than a dozen bills designed to combat groundwater contamination in Wisconsin is slated for approval in the state assembly.

Bahrain’s gas plans remain in flux

Completion of an import terminal has not ended the kingdom's gas dilemmas

Row engulfs Canadian oil sands project

Battle lines are drawn as the contentious Frontier project awaits ultimate verdict

Gas a bridge to nowhere

The fuel without a CCUS solution is reaching a “dead end” in the energy transition debate, warns the head of a bonds market non-profit

Texas Railroad Commission Adopts New Pipeline Safety Rules

Texas oil and gas regulators have adopted new safety rules that prohibit natural gas distribution pipeline operators from installing underground cast iron, wrought iron or bare steel pipelines.

Rio Police Investigate Utility, Workers for Smelly Water

io de Janeiro police are investigating workers at a state utility after foul-smelling tap water began flowing into dozens of neighborhoods in the Brazilian city last month, raising health concerns and sparking a run on bottled water.