Pipeline

U.S. Extends Sanctions on Companies for Work on Russian Pipelines

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the country will be extending sanctions against companies working on two major Russian pipelines if the firms do not halt their work.

Total Seeks Buyers for Stake in North Sea Gas Pipeline — Sources

According to industry sources, French major Total is looking to sell it's 27.5% stake in the Shearwater Elgin Area Line (SEAL) natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Appeals Court Grants Dakota Access Temporary Stay of Shutdown Order

A U.S. appeals court has granted the Dakota Access pipeline a temporary stay to allow the line to continue flowing during the legal proceedings.

Egypt Pipeline Fire Injures 17 — Health Ministry

A fire broke out on an Egyptian oil pipeline on Tuesday injuring at least 12 people the country's health ministry reported.

Construction of Pipelines in Steep Terrain with Cable Crane Systems

Cable crane systems provide the ideal solution when pipelines need to be built in inaccessible terrain. Pipes, construction material and equipment can be transported easily over demanding areas and can be positioned at any point of the track.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Appeal Dakota Access Shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will appeal a federal judge's shutdown order against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Fighting on Azerbaijan-Armenia Border Raises Pipeline Concerns

Several Azeri soldiers have been killed and Armenian soldiers and police wounded in border clashes, both countries said on Monday, in an area near several pipeline crossings.

U.S. Natural Gas Output Rises After Mountaineer Express Pipeline Returns

U.S. natural gas production rose over the weekend after TC Energy Corp’s Mountaineer Xpress pipeline in West Virginia returned to service following unplanned work, according to the company and data from Refinitiv.

A Little Good News from Back East

The pipeline industry in the U.S. Northeast finally got some positive news on the permitting front, when New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) received the go-ahead to move forward with construction work on a controversial 30-mile (48-km) section of the Southern Reliability Link (SRL) pipeline in New Jersey.

U.S. Judge Rejects Latest Dakota Access Effort to Avoid Pipeline Shutdown

A federal court judge has rejected the latest request from Dakota Access to stay a shutdown order issued for the 570,000-bpd oil pipeline, allowing the company to appeal to a higher court.

Russia's Blue Stream Gas Pipeline to Turkey Idle Since May — Sources

Russia's Blue Stream gas pipeline, which transports gas to Turkey, remains shut after scheduled maintenance was completed at the end of May.

Dakota Access Seeks Stay of Pipeline Shutdown Order Pending Appeal

Dakota Access has asked a federal court to stay its previous order to shut down and empty the pipeline within 30 days while an appeal of the decision is decided.

Bulgartransgaz Offered Over $600 Million to Complete TurkStream Expansion

Bulgaria's state-owned Bulgartransgaz said it has received offers totaling more than $600 million to help complete an expansion of the TurkStream gas pipeline.

Judge Denies Dakota Access Initial Motion to Stay Pipeline Shutdown Order

A federal judge has denied a request from owners of the Dakota Access pipeline to stay a shutdown order passed down on Monday requiring the pipeline to be shut and emptied within 30 days.

Russian Vessel Able to Complete Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Departs from German Port

A Russian vessel that has the capabilities needed to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has left the project's staging area in Germany where it was docked.

China Hires Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Advise on Pipeline Asset Transfers — Sources

China has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to advise the country's top energy firms on multi-billion dollar deals transferring oil and natural gas pipeline assets to a new national energy infrastructure company.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Brings Marten Hills Pipeline System into Service

The Marten Hills Pipeline System from Rangeland Midstream Canada has entered service.

Pipeline Shutdown Adds to Record Decline in U.S. Natural Gas Output

Unplanned maintenance on TC Energy's Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline helped push U.S. natural gas output on Tuesday towards its lowest point since September 2018.

Alberta Looking for U.S. Democratic Support of TC Energy's Keystone XL Pipeline — Premier

The government of Alberta is planning to approach several key U.S. Democratic lawmakers to garner support for its Keystone XL pipeline project.

U.S. Court Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Shut, Emptied

A U.S. District Court has ordered Energy Transfer to shut down and empty its controversial 570,000 bpd Dakota Access oil pipeline within 30 days.

Denmark Gives Nord Stream 2 Nod to Restart Pipeline Work

Denmark has given approval for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete work on the natural gas pipeline in Danish waters.

Subsea 7 Awarded Over $100 Million in North Sea, GOM Projects

Subsea 7 announced it has been awarded major contracts for work in the North Sea and in the Gulf of Mexico for subsea pipeline projects and additional infrastructure.

Record Debts Come Due for Canadian Energy Companies

The Canadian energy industry has borrowed heavily to survive a series of catastrophes, and is facing C$6 billion in refinancing in the next six months. Maturing energy debts this year are more than 40% higher than 2019.

BP Closes Part of Alaska Sale to Hilcorp; Pipeline Under Review

BP announced it has closed part of its planned $5.6 billion sale of Alaskan assets and operations to Hilcorp, but its stake in Trans Alaska Pipeline is still under regulatory review.

Petrobras Enters Binding Phase in Sale of 10% Stake in NTS Gas Pipeline

Brazil's state oil firm Petrobras has begun the binding phase in the sale process of its 10% remaining stake in gas pipeline firm Nova Transportadora do Sudeste SA (NTS), it said in a securities filing on Friday.

Energy Transfer Moves to Prevent Cancellations on Dakota Access Expansion — Sources

Energy Transfer has reportedly invoked force majeure in order to prevent oil companies from canceling contracts to ship crude oil on the company's proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Canada's Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada's Supreme Court has dismissed a lower court appeal filed against the Trans Mountain pipeline removing one of the last remaining hurdles of the expansion project.

Targa NGL Pipeline Company Launches Open Season

Targa NGL Pipeline Company has launched an open season to solicit shipper interest on a planned NGL pipeline from Kingfisher County, Oklahoma to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Germany's Merkel Underlines Aim to Complete Baltic Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reaffirmed her country's commitment to completing the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that has faced tough U.S. resistance.

India to Simplify Gas Pipeline Tariff to Boost Demand

India's oil minister announced the country is planning to simplify its gas pipeline tariff structure in order to attract further investment into the nation's gas infrastructure.