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Dakota Access Flows Safe Through 2020 — Court Schedule

The Dakota Access pipeline will be able to continue flows until late December 2020 at the earliest, according to a federal court schedule released last week.

Sempra Says 6 Weeks Until Cameron LNG Plant in Full Service

Sempra Energy said it expects its Cameron LNG plant in Louisiana to be back in full service in six weeks after Hurricane Laura caused major power outages in the area.

Petrobras on Track to Expand Rio LNG Import Capacity

Brazilian state-owned oil energy firm Petrobras said the company is on track to expand import capacity at its Rio LNG facility by 50%,.

EQT Bids for Chevron U.S. Shale, Pipeline Assets in Appalachia — Sources

According to sources, EQT Corp, the largest LNG producer in the U.S. by volume, has placed a bid on Chevron's natural gas assets in Appalachia, including pipelines.

Cameron LNG Moves Closer to Exiting Outage

Industry analysts believe Cameron LNG's Louisiana export plant is close to returning to service after Hurrican Laura devastated the area causing power outages throughout the area.

Black Bear Completes Acquisition of Natural Gas Assets from Third Coast Midstream

Black Bear Midstream announced it has closed its acquisition of natural gas pipeline assets from Third Coast Midstream.

Pennsylvania Orders Sunoco to Reroute Section of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

Environmental regulators in Pennsylvania have ordered Sunoco Pipeline, a unit of Energy Transfer, to reroute a section of the company's Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.

Glenfarne Seeks 5 More Years to Build Louisiana Magnolia LNG Export Plant

Glenfarne Group and Kinder Morgan have asked U.S. energy regulators for an additional five years to build the Magnolia LNG export facility and accompanying pipeline expansion.

Uganda, Total Reach Agreement Bringing Crude Pipeline Construction Closer

French oil major Total has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda that will bring the company closer to beginning construction on an oil pipeline to neighboring Tanzania.

Genesis Energy Oil Pipeline Unlikely to be Restored Before October

An oil pipeline owned by Genesis Energy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is unlikely to return to operations before October 1, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Freeport LNG Gets More Time to Complete Train 4 at Texas Facility

Freeport LNG has received more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its fourth liquefaction train at the company's export facility in Texas.

Morrison Completes Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Installation, Reaches Milestone

Morrison, an energy services firm, has completed installation of over 60,000 feet of subsea pipeline in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico marking more than 5.5 million feet of pipe laid by the company in the region.

Enbridge To Resume Operation of East Segment of Line 5

Enbridge has announced it is restarting the east segment of its Line 5 oil pipeline in Michigan.

Pin Oak Midstream Acquires Assets from Laurel Mountain Midstream in NW Pennsylvania

Pin Oak Midstream announced it has acquired assets in Northwest Pennsylvania from Laurel Mountain Midstream.

Inland U.S. Refinery Closures Good Magellan Pipeline Systems — CEO

The closure of some U.S. oil refineries will be a boon to Magellan Midstream's oil pipeline systems, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.

PETRONAS Launches Virtual LNG Pipeline System

Malaysian energy firm PETRONAS has launched a virtual LNG pipeline system to deliver natural gas to customers who cannot attach to the pipeline distribution grid.

Energy Transfer Expects Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Operational by Late 2021

Energy Transfer told investors on Tuesday that it expects the expansion of its embattled Dakota Access oil pipeline to be operational by the end of next year.

Enterprise Abandons Texas Pipeline Project as Oil Prices Remain Weak

Enterprise Products announced on Wednesday it is canceling its $1.1 billion Midland-Houston oil pipeline due to the collapse in oil prices from the coronavirus pandemic.

Equitrans on Track to Finish Mountain Valley Pipeline in Early 2021

Equitans Midstream said on Tuesday that it remains on track to finish its nearly $6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

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Dominion Overhauls Leadership After Sale

Dominion Energy announced a reorganized executive leadership team after the cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline and sale of its natural gas transmission and storage assets to an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway.

A Clearer Picture: How Phased Array UT Delivers 3-D Results

Today’s advanced phased array UT instruments and software give technicians the computing power to transform traditional 2-D inspection data into full-color 3-D visualizations

Using Phased Array UT in Lieu of Radiography for Weld Inspections

Since its introduction in the early 2000s, phased array ultrasonic testing (UT) instruments have been embraced by NDT service providers for weld inspections in lieu of RT.

Sonatrach Reports Two Leaks on OK1 Oil Pipeline

Algerian oil company Sonatrach has reported two oil leaks from its 400-mile OK1 pipeline.

Michels Corporation Selected by TC Energy to Build Facilities on Keystone XL

Michels has been selected by TC Energy to build several pump stations along the Keystone XL pipeline.

Chevron Delays Restart of Gorgon LNG Train for Additional Repairs

Chevron is delaying the restart of Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Western Australia until October to allow for additional repairs.

San Mateo Midstream Provides Pipeline, Black River LNG Updates

San Mateo midstream provided updates on Tuesday to several of its ongoing pipeline projects as well as on the expansion of its Black River LNG plant in New Mexico.

Imperial Shuts Kearl Oil Sands Operations After Pipeline Outage

Imperial Oil announced on Wednesday it has shut production at its Kearl oil sands production site in Canada due to an outage on a third-party pipeline.

Enbridge Restores Offshore Pipelines After Hurricane Shutdown

Enbridge has restored operations on two of its offshore natural gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Laura prompted shutdowns last week.

Texas Authorities 'Neutralize' Suspicious Package Near Pipeline Construction Site

Authorities in Texas removed a suspicious package near a construction site for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline on Tuesday.