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Pennsylvania Fines Sunoco Mariner East 2 NGL Pipeline for Drilling Fluid Spills

Pennsylvania has fined Energy Transfer for drilling fluid spills during the construction of its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline.

Minnesota Governor Appeals Enbridge Line 3 Regulator Approval

The Governor of Minnesota has appealed utility regulators approval Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project.

TechnipFMC Awarded Subsea Contract for Petrobras Offshore Project

Petrobras has awarded TechnipFMC a large subsea infrastructure contract for the Brazilian oil company's Mero offshore project.

API Names Distinguished Pipeline Safety Award Winners

Citgo, Colonial and Marathon were selected by their peers as winners of API's annual safety awards, which recognize leadership in fostering a proactive safety culture and sharing best practices with the industry.

European Personnel Firms Awarded Work on Baltic Pipe Project

Three European oil and gas personnel firms have been awarded contracts to supply workers to assist construction on the EU-backed Baltic Pipe Project.

Kinder Morgan Reroutes Portion of Permian Pipeline, Reaffirms Commitment

Texas energy firm Kinder Morgan remains committed to its Permian Highway Pipeline and has agreed to reroute a short portion of the project after experiencing drilling fluid spills and notable opposition in recent months.

Indigenous Protesters Agree to Leave Peru Pipeline Station

Petroperu announced it has reached an agreement with indigenous protestors who had occupied a pipeline pumping station along one of the country's crude oil pipelines.

ConocoPhillips Gets U.S. Green Light for Alaska Oil Project

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved ConocoPhillips' plan for drilling in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve, including roads and pipelines to access the North Slope site.

Tellurian Cuts Pipelines to Reduce Phase 1 Costs at U.S. LNG Export Plant

Tellurian has announced it is cutting three pipeline projects to reduce costs for its Driftwood LNG export facility in Louisiana.

Red Butte Pipe Line Announces Open Season

Red Butte Pipe Line, a subsidiary of Silver Creek Midstream, has announced an open season on a crude oil pipeline system in Wyoming.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.

Black Bear Transmission

An affiliate of Black Bear Transmission has agreed to acquire six intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines from a subsidiary of Third Coast Midstream. The acquisition provides an extension to the U.S. Southeast gas transmission business that Basalt acquired from Third Coast in 2019, resulting i..

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S. energy regulators granted Delfin LNG a second one-year extension until September 2021, to complete its proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility off the coast of Louisiana.

Companies in the News

Colonial Terminals Operating Company – a subsidiary of Colonial Enterprises, Inc. (Colonial) and an affiliate of Colonial Pipeline Company – has agreed to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company, a products and biofuels marketing and logistics company. Two of the termi..

Case Study: Starling Pipe-in-Pipe Project Copes with Stresses of S-Lay Pipelaying

The use of pipe-in-pipe systems for the thermal insulation of pipelines is well established. Since 2004, Tata Steel has been delivering systems for pipe-in-pipe projects in the North Sea, including BP Rhum and Talisman Tweedsmuir.

Developers Cancel Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the long-delayed, 600-mile (965-km) Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled the multistate natural gas project, citing recurring litigation, permitting uncertainties and mounting costs.

Energy Transfer Vows to Keep Dakota Access Oil Flowing

Energy Transfer has vowed to fight a court order to shut down and empty the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), contending that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg overstepped his authority with the ruling.

Phillips 66 Plans to Shut Facilities, Pipelines Amid Renewables Shift

Phillips 66 has announced plans to close or convert some of its facilities along with the associated pipelines as part of the company's transition to renewable fuels.

Gas Utility Pushes Back in Court on California Energy Policy Document

Southern California Gas is asking a state court to force the revision of a document being used by the government to phase out natural gas in California.

Equitrans Confirms 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Despite Permit Denial

Equitrans has confirmed its 2021 target in-service date for its Mountain Valley Southgate natural gas pipeline even after North Carolina authorities denied a water permit for the project.

PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an amended construction plan for Enbridge's PennEast natural gas pipeline.

Sempra Energy Says Cameron LNG Plant Launches Full Commercial Operations

Sempra Energy has announced that its $10 billion Cameron LNG export facility in Louisiana has entered full commercial operations.

Kinder Morgan Gets OK to Put 9th Unit at Georgia Elba LNG Plant in Service

Kinder Morgan has received approval from U.S. energy regulators to place the 10 liquefaction unit at its Elba Island LNG plant into service.

New Jersey Utility Company Cancels Natural Gas Pipeline Project

A utility company has canceled a plan to expand a Kinder Morgan pipeline and opted instead to utilize existing infrastructure to meet its needs.

Duke Energy Takes $1.6 Billion Charge to Exit Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Duke Energy announced it has taken a $1.6 billion charge in relation to the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.

U.S. LNG Firms Take Steps to Add Export Capacity Despite Coronavirus

U.S. LNG companies have taken steps to increase export capacity even as a collapse in energy demand has collapsed around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic.

San Mateo Midstream Announces Binding Open Season

A subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream has announced a binding open season to gauge interest for a proposed expansion project.

BP Midstream Pipeline Volumes Fall 10% in Q2, Revenues Up

BP Midstream announced that pipeline volumes fell 10% in Q2 due to shrinking demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic while revenues for the company rose over the same period.

Cheniere Energy Accelerates LNG Plant Expansion Amid Q2 Profit Gains

Cheniere Energy is planning to accelerate the planned expansion of two of its LNG export facilities in Texas after being analyst profit estimates in Q2.

Solaris Water Midstream Expands Water Infrastructure Joint Venture with Concho Resources

Solaris Water Midstream and Concho Resources have expended their produced water infrastructure management joint venture agreement.