Apache Halted Permian Gas Production in March Due to Bottlenecks

Oil and gas producer Apache said it temporarily halted production at its Alpine High assets in the Permian basin in late March, curtailing output of about 250 MMcf/d because of extremely low prices.

Oil and gas pipeline construction in the Permian has not kept up with output, which has more than doubled over the past three years, making the country the world’s largest oil producer.

Several new pipelines are in the works, but none are expected to enter service before late 2019. ...

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Jordan, Egypt and Iraq to Build $18 Billion Oil Pipeline

Jordan and Iraq are nearing final approval for an $18 billion oil pipeline that would carry 1 MMbpd of oil from the Iraqi city of Basra through the Jordanian port of Aqaba and across the Red Sea to Egypt.

The head of Jordan’s Lower House Energy Committee, MP Jamal Gammoh, said that both countries are accelerating preparations for the pipeline after an agreement was reached between all three nations to extend the pipeline into Egypt. This new source of oil would ...

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NNPC to lengthen Ajaokuta-Kaduna pipeline to Algeria

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced plans on Tuesday to extend its planned northern corridor gas pipeline to Algeria, increasing its distance by over 2,000km and advancing the corporation’s African integration agenda.

The Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline, originally extending to the northern state of Kano, is a 614km natural gas pipeline currently spearheaded by the NNPC and represents the first phase of the Trans-Nigeria Gas Pipeline project. Scheduled for commissioning in 2020, the pipeline will cost an estimated $2.8 billion and is ...

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Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy show political will for EastMed gas pipeline

Israel believes that further amounts of gas in the East Med are yet to be found and launched the 2nd offshore bid round last November.

There is political will from Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy to proceed with the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline, Israel’s Orit Ganor, Director of the Natural Gas International Trade, Ministry of Energy, told New Europe.

“The four countries support the promotion of the EastMed pipeline project,” she said on the sidelines of the Athens Energy ...

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Jemena awards Atlas pipeline facility construction contract to Valmec

Natural gas infrastructure operator Jemena has awarded a contract to Valmec for facility construction works at its Atlas gas pipeline project in South West Queensland, Australia.

Valmec will deliver the $22m contract on a turnkey basis. The company will begin the contract works immediately and expects to complete the project later this year.

The new contract builds on the relationship between Valmec and Jemena and comes after the recent completion of the Northern gas pipeline compression facility project in Mt Isa, Queensland. ...

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Petrobras to sale interest in TAG pipeline

Brazilian oil company Petrobras’ executive board has decided to resume the bidding process for a 90% interest in its Transportadora Associada de Gas (TAG) pipeline unit.

The sale will also include the company’s Araucaria fertiliser factory.

Petrobras will also continue to look for potential refining partnerships.

The company had been looking to divest its interest in the pipeline operator TAG. However, the sale process was suspended following an injunction issued by a Brazilian court.

A superior court overturned the injunction earlier this week. Based ...

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East Med countries agree to create regional gas market

The launch of the EMFG forum could boost the exploration, development and export of hydrocarbons from the East Mediterranean to Europe, increasing the EU’s energy security.

Eastern Mediterranean countries have agreed to create a regional gas market in an effort to transform their part of the Mediterranean into a major energy hub.

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territories founded on January 14 a forum to ensure supply and demand, cut infrastructure costs and offer competitive prices.

The East Med ...

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India to invest $9.91bn to expand gas pipeline network

India to invest $9.91bn to expand gas pipeline network

The latest discoveries of hydrocarbons in the East Mediterranean can help Europe diversify its natural gas resources, Stathakis said, adding: “The Forum will advance the strategic dialogue and cooperation of all the countries in the region in order to reach that goal.”

The Indian Government is reportedly planning to make an initial investment of Rs700bn ($9.91bn) to extend the gas pipeline network across the country.

According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), Union ...

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