Pipeline bid to bring U.S. gas to Mexico goes to Fermaca


Grupo Fermaca is to build a 262-mile pipeline -– to come online in 2017 -- that will bring U.S. natural gas to northern Mexico, now that the firm has won construction rights in an auction, state power company CFE announced late Tuesday, Platts reports.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece push EU gas pipeline link

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus says it has joined with Israel and Greece to get the European Union to consider a pipeline that would link the continent with newly found natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean.

A statement Tuesday said Cypriot Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis and his Greek counterpart Yiannis Maniatis pitched the idea to European Commission Energy Union chief Maros Sefcovic.

South Stream not dead yet: Juncker

The Wall Street Journal

Despite President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia was abandoning the idea of building the South Stream pipeline to bring his country’s gas into Europe, leaders of Bulgaria and the European Union are not giving up on the project, with European Commission President Jean-Claud Juncker declaring differences with Moscow “are not insurmountable,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

Shale gas line to Northeast US gets federal nod

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — U.S. energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York.

The project's backers said Wednesday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval means the 124-mile (200-kilometer) Constitution Pipeline could be operational by next winter, if it gets the remaining regulatory approvals from various state and federal agencies in a timely fashion.

Marcellus-to-New England pipeline gets FERC approval

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of the Constitution Pipeline, which would bring natural gas from the Marcellus Shale to New York and New England, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EIA sees bidirectional trend for gas pipelines in Northeast


Nearly a third of natural gas pipelines going to the Northeast could be capable of handling two-way flows in another two years, the Energy Information Administration said in a new report Tuesday, according to FuelFix.

Putin says Russia will scrap South Stream pipeline

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia is scrapping the South Stream natural gas pipeline project and may cooperate with Turkey instead on building a gas hub for southern Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

Putin pointed at the European Union's refusal to give the go-ahead for the multibillion project, saying that has left Moscow no other options. The project would have involved running a pipeline under the Black Sea to Bulgaria and further on to southern Europe.

Ukraine gets loan to modernize gas pipelines

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine landed a 150 million euro ($187 million) loan on Monday to modernize its section of the pipeline used to deliver natural gas from Russia to Europe.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Asreniy Yatsenyuk said optimization of the country's gas pipelines would lower the cost of transporting the fuel by 20 percent.

Dominion makes another request for FERC review start

The Associated Press

Days after Dominion Resources announced it had requested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission start review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline it is proposing to bring natural gas to the Southeast, the company said it had also started the ball rolling to get approval to connect its transmission facilities to the pipeline, The Associated Press reports.

IPO for Antero Midstream brings $1 billion


In its initial public offering, gas pipeline operator Antero Midstream Partners LP sold 40 million shares at $25 apiece, raising $1 billion, Bloomberg reports.


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