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The Deal between TC Energy and Mexican Utility is Concluded to Build $4.5 Billion Gas Pipeline08/30/2022
TC Energy Corp. had reached a deal with a Mexican state utility to build a $4.5 billion natural gas pipeline, according to a company release on Aug. 4.
The natural gas to Mexico's central and southeast regions will be furnished by the 1.3 bcfd offshore Southeast Gateway Pipeline, the Canadian pipeline operator said.
Due to the most serious trade spat with Mexico over the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Canada and the United States made the deal with Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
TC Energy and CFE in conjunction with the alliance also took the final investment decision (FID) on the 715-km Southeast Gateway. The pipeline will serve southeast Mexico, starting onshore in Tuxpan, Veracruz, then proceeding offshore, making landfall at Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and Dos Bocas, Tabasco.
TC Energy noticed that sanctioning the pipeline would expand its secured capital program to $33 billion and could complete its 2021-2026 adjusted EBITDA uptick outlook.
Additionally, a senior foreign ministry official in Mexico Roberto Velasco claimed last month that TC Energy had approved to build a $5 billion gas pipeline in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz.
Subject to regulatory approvals from Mexico’s economic competition commission and its Regulatory Energy Commission, CFE will have the opportunity to hold a 15% equity interest in TGNH. Regulatory approvals related to CFE’s equity participation are expected to take up to 24 months.
TC Energy and the CFE have agreed to combine previous transportation service agreements (TSA) executed between TC Energy’s Mexico-based subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas Natural de la Huasteca (TGNH), and CFE in connection with shared natural gas pipelines in central Mexico under a single, US dollar-denominated take-or-pay agreement extending through 2055. This new TSA will also govern related new infrastructure projects to be developed.
These two companies also agreed to mutually finish presently suspended international arbitration (OGJ Online, Nov. 8, 2021) between the two related to the 886-MMcfd Tula-Villa de Reyes and Tuxpan-Tula (TXTL) pipelines, with TC Energy earning a return on and of all previous capital invested. TC Energy and CFE have also decided to work together to complete TXTL’s central segment, subject to fourth-quarter 2022 FID.
TC Energy builds and operates safe and reliable energy infrastructure. This includes 93,300 km (57,900 miles) network of natural gas pipelines, which supplies more than 25 percent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America to heat homes, fuel industries, and generate power.
Also, the existing oil & liquids pipeline infrastructure, approximately 4,900 km (3,045 m), connects Alberta crude oil supplies to U.S. refining markets in Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Keystone Pipeline System, the largest liquids pipeline asset, moves approximately 20 percent of western Canadian crude oil export to key refining markets. The company has located storage terminals in Canada and the U.S., including Hardisty, AB.; Cushing OK; and Houston, TX.
Meanwhile, TC Energy’s portfolio of energy infrastructure assets includes investments in seven power generation facilities with a combined generating capacity of approximately 4,200 megawatts (MW) – enough to power more than 4 million homes, and moreover, approximately 75 percent of our power capacity is emission-less.
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Undisclosed industry sources said that THQ Appalachia I LLC (Tug Hill and Quantum Energy) is seeking a sale of the U.S. natural gas producer for more than $5 billion, including debt. Mainly operating in the Marshall and Wetzel counties in West Virginia, THQ Appalachia has net production of around 760 MMcf/d. Despite volatility in commodity markets which has made the valuation of energy producers tougher, THQ Appalachia is anticipating more than $5 billion due to the worth of its existing production and the possible value of its undeveloped acreage, the sources said on June 17. Additionally to purchasing THQ Appalachia, possible bidders in the sale process also have the opportunity to buy XcL Midstream, the pipeline firm that moves the company’s gas to market and has the same CEO as in Tug Hill. If the same buyer chooses to purchase XcL, the deal consideration will increase further. However, the anonymous sources admitted that the sale depends on the market conditions and is not guaranteed since Tug Hill and Quantum could ultimately decide to retain some or all of THQ Appalachia and XcL’s assets. Tug Hill and Quantum refused to comment on these statements and XcL did not respond to a comment request.
On 27 June, the analysts at Kpler spread the word that the exports of crude oil from the U.S. Gulf Coast could break a record 3.3 MMbbl/d this quarter as Europe has regard to U.S. crude which can outweigh sanctioned Russian oil. Due to Washington's decision to release 180 MMbbl of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, U.S. exports have increased in the last three months, as it has flooded the domestic market. Exports to Europe are anticipated averaging approximately 1.4 MMbbl/d this quarter, about 30% higher than the year-ago quarter, meanwhile, export to Asia is set to decrease to less than 1 MMbbl/d. Despite that the U.S. has lost about 1 MMbbl/d of refining capacity since 2020, it also boosted exports thanks to the government’s intervention to back crude supplies which has had consequences in growth in exports. Throughput via the Port of Corpus Christi has grown by more than 150,000 bbl/d and has become 1.86 MMbbl/d. Nevertheless, Port of Houston exports also have been increasing since the third quarter of last year, they remain below pre-pandemic levels.
Baytex Energy Corp., a prominent oil and gas company, has struck a deal to sell part of its Viking assets located in Forgan and Plato, southwest Saskatchewan. The transaction sealed at CAD 153.8 million (approximately US$113.23 million).
This summer, J.P. Morgan Securities highlighted Endeavor Energy Resources as the Midland Basin's standout in mergers and acquisitions, suggesting its value might approach $30 billion. Endeavor Energy Resources, a privately-owned entity in Midland focusing solely on its operations, has seen a significant uptick in production. It now boasts a production rate of 331,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), marking a 25% increase from the previous year.
WhiteHawk Energy has recently completed a significant acquisition in the Marcellus Shale, investing $54 million. This deal has effectively doubled their mineral and royalty ownership in the Marcellus Shale, particularly in Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. This region is noted for its high-quality natural gas reserves. WhiteHawk’s Marcellus assets now encompass approximately 475,000 gross unit acres, featuring production from about 1,315 horizontal shale wells. In addition to this, they own interests in 72 wells-in-progress, 64 permitted wells, and nearly 900 undeveloped Marcellus locations. This acquisition is expected to double WhiteHawk's net revenue interest in each well within its Marcellus holdings.