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Wood won £26million contract in the United States
yesterday
Source: Energy Voice

Wood won £26million contract in the United States

Wood has won a contract in the United States for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. The contract is worth £26million. Under the work scope, the company will construct a 28-mile pipeline which will carry gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Wood’s CEO of Asset Solutions Americas said, "We’re delighted to be playing a key role in this strategic project".

HPCL Shapoorji's LNG terminal gets MoEF approval
March 19, 2019

HPCL Shapoorji's LNG terminal gets MoEF approval

India's HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Ltd (HSEPL) is planning to develop new LNG storage and re-gasification terminal at Chhara in Kodinar. The company has received approval by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF). HSEPL is planning to set up 5 million tonnes per annum LNG terminal. The project cost is expected to be Rs 5,408.82 crore.

Chevron shuts its oil production facilities
March 14, 2019

Chevron shuts its oil production facilities

According to the sources, Chevron has closed some of its oil production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Chevron has taken this step after the operator, Shell Pipeline Company shut down its almost 350,000 bpd Amberjack pipeline system. Amberjack connects the fields of the Gulf of Mexico to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners. The facilities shut down by Chevron include Jack/St. Malo, Tahiti, Big Foot and Genesis.

ADNOC inks $4 bn pipeline infrastructure deal
Feb. 25, 2019
Source: Reuters

ADNOC inks $4 bn pipeline infrastructure deal

UAE state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation (ADNOC) has entered into a definitive agreement with U.S. investment firms KKR and BlackRock. The $4 billion midstream pipeline infrastructure deal is expected to close in 3Q2019. While the consortium of KKR and BlackRock will own 40% stakes in the entity, ADNOC will own the rest. ADNOC will also hold sovereignty over the pipelines and management of operations.

PDVSA pumping station hit by fire
Feb. 20, 2019
Source: Reuters

PDVSA pumping station hit by fire

A crude oil pumping station owned by state-run PDVSA was caught in a fire yesterday. A company statement informed that the fire at the 300,000 bpd-Ero pumping station was controlled, with no one injured. PDVSA will, however, experience problems in the transport of crude through pipelines. PDVSA referred to the incident as “an act of sabotage perpetrated by the right-wing opposition.”

EU's tentative deal, a threat to Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline
Feb. 14, 2019

EU's tentative deal, a threat to Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline

Amidst the ongoing debate on Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the European Union's main institutions have agreed on a tentative deal. This deal will increase the bloc's role in managing a pipeline from Russia to Germany. EU's Energy Commissioner has declared "that everyone interested in selling gas to Europe must respect European energy law." However, US has declared Nord Stream as a threat to Europe's energy security.

Bahrain inks pipeline project deal with Saudi Aramco
Feb. 5, 2019
Source: Biz Bahrain

Bahrain inks pipeline project deal with Saudi Aramco

In an official meeting with Bahrain Oil Minister, Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco discussed joint efforts to carry out projects. The two sides also discussed the new pipeline and cooperation over the Carbon dioxide injection technology. The meeting saw both the sides signing a document to share information and establish a team for conducting a feasibility study.

Shizuoka Gas inks LNG supply deal with Clean Energy
Jan. 31, 2019
Source: Reuters

Shizuoka Gas inks LNG supply deal with Clean Energy

China’s Clean Energy has inked an LNG supply deal with Japanese city gas supplier, Shizuoka Gas. Under the supply deal, Shizuoka Gas will transport 1600 metric tonnes of LNG annually for the next three years to Clean Energy. LNG transportation will be carried out from Shizuoka’s Shimizu terminal through ISO tank containers. Currently, Shizuoka Gas is the only firm capable of re-exporting fuel by re-loading LNG onto ships.

OMV supports NS2, slams US for criticizing
Jan. 24, 2019
Source: Reuters

OMV supports NS2, slams US for criticizing

OMV has announced that the company will export gas which will compete on price, firmly rejecting US’ criticism over Nord Stream 2. The Austrian energy company is the stakeholder in the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany. OMV’s CEO said “If the U.S. were to offer competitively priced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Europe, they need not worry about the prospect of supply from NS 2 gas”.

Mammoet join hands with Astro
Jan. 24, 2019

Mammoet join hands with Astro

In an attempt to expand its oil and gas transport solutions in Middle East, Netherlands-based Mammoet has joined hands with Dubai-based Astro Offshore. Mammoet, which provides engineered heavy lifting and transport services, is looking to grow its capability to provide onshore and offshore transport solutions for oil and gas construction projects in the Middle East. Astro Offshore provides services throughout Middle East, Asia and Africa.

CNOOC resells floating LNG cargo to Japan
Jan. 22, 2019

CNOOC resells floating LNG cargo to Japan

According to the sources, China National Oil Corp (CNOOC) has sold a LNG cargo which is floating offshore South Korea. This cargo has been sold for the second time pointing out the drop in winter gas demand in China. Unlike 2017/18 winter, when China was desperate to keep up with the super-chilled fuel demand, this move signifies that the nation has overcome those times.

Sheffield contracts Woodside and EDL JV for LNG supply
Jan. 22, 2019

Sheffield contracts Woodside and EDL JV for LNG supply

Australia-based Sheffield Resources has contracted the joint venture between Woodside and Energy Developments (EDL) to supply LNG to the Thunderbird mineral sands project. According to the 15-year deal, the JV will deliver 1950 terajoules of LNG annually to the project. LNG will be supplied from Woodside’s Pluto facility through a road tanker fleet. The Thunderbird project has a mine life of 42 years, and production will begin in 2020.

Explosion in ruptured pipeline in Mexico
Jan. 19, 2019
Source: Reuters

Explosion in ruptured pipeline in Mexico

An explosion in a ruptured pipeline burnt many people trying to fill containers with fuel in central Mexico yesterday. Television footage showed flames blazing from the burning pipeline in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan. State governor Omar Fayad denied knowledge of any deaths, but said that he had received reports that “many people” suffered burn injuries in the explosion.

GAIL plans to cancel IL&FS Rs 270 crore contract
Jan. 18, 2019

GAIL plans to cancel IL&FS Rs 270 crore contract

GAIL awarded a pipe laying contract worth Rs 270 crore to IL&FS last year but is planning to terminate that contract. This is because the financially-troubled contractor is delaying the project. According to the source “Due to its financial crisis, IL&FS is unable to pay its subcontractors and suppliers. So, these sub-contractors have stopped working and vendors have stopped supplies.” This 2,655 km pipeline is called Pradhan Mnatri Urja Ganga.

Offshore tanker sinks pipelay vessel in South China Sea
Jan. 15, 2019
Source: Energy Voice

Offshore tanker sinks pipelay vessel in South China Sea

In a major accident in the South China Sea, an offshore tanker rammed into the pipelay vessel, Star Centurion, and sank the £77 million ship. The collision punctured a hole in Star Centurion, making it tip onto its side. Tanker owner, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management stated that all crew members on the vessel were accounted for. The course of pipelay vessel is thought to have been charted out for Indonesia.

Shell concludes purchase of Total’s stakes in Hazira LNG
Jan. 10, 2019

Shell concludes purchase of Total’s stakes in Hazira LNG

In an undisclosed amount, supermajor Royal Dutch Shell bought the 26% stakes of Total Gaz Electricité Holdings in India’s Hazira LNG and Port Ventures. A Shell company statement stated that the purchase was complete, giving the full ownership to Shell’s subsidiary in India. The Hazira LNG and Port was established under a joint venture between Shell Gas B.V and Total Gaz Electricité Holdings France.

Valero Energy ordered to suspend pipeline operations in Wales
Jan. 9, 2019
Source: Reuters

Valero Energy ordered to suspend pipeline operations in Wales

Citing water contamination issues in Milford Haven, environmental watchdog of Wales, NRW has ordered to suspend two fuel pipelines on the Valero refinery jetty. Valero Energy had reported a product leak into the Milford Haven Waterway, last week. The US-based downstream firm runs the 220,000 barrel per day oil refinery in Pembroke.

FERC gives approval to Williams
Jan. 5, 2019
Source: Energy Voice

FERC gives approval to Williams

Oklahoma pipeline company Williams has got the permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday to begin its services for an expansion project to support two LNG terminals along the Texas Gulf Coast. The request was made by William’s subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., to put its Gulf Connector Expansion Project into service. Further, Transcontinental has finished three compressor stations’ construction recently.

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