Pipeline

Nord Stream 2 Says Departing Top Manager Has Been Replaced

Nord Stream 2 has announced that a top manager who left the project on Friday has already been replaced by someone with heavy involvement in both the current project and its predecessor, Nord Stream 1, but said the name could not be revealed at this time for procedural reasons.

Dominion Seeks More Time to Complete Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy has requested more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its long-delayed Atlantic Coast pipeline, even after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Trump Administration Takes Keystone XL Dispute to Supreme Court

The Trump Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a permit program that was suspended by a lower court earlier this year in a case against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Updated Permit to Complete Pipeline in Danish Waters

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has applied for a new permit from Danish authorities in order to complete the remaining 75 miles of subsea pipeline in Danish waters.

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Restarts After Oil Spill

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline has been restarted after shutting on Saturday following an oil spill at a pump station in British Columbia.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Appalachian Trail Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, stating the federal government has the authority to allow the $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail.

Total Reviewing Pipeline to Grandpuits Oil Refinery After Leaks

A spokesman for French energy group Total said on Friday the company is exploring the costs of replacing a 161-mile oil pipeline that feeds its Grandpuits refinery near Paris.

EQM Delays Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline to 2021

EQM Midstream has delayed the expected completion date of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline to sometime in early 2021 which could drive the cost of the project close to $6 billion.

Michigan Court Rules Enbridge Tunnel Deal Constitutional

An appeals court in Michigan has ruled that a deal struck between Canadian pipeline company Enbridge and the state's former Republican governor to build a tunnel to house the company's oil pipeline under a portion of the Great Lakes was constitutional.

Actuators Specified for Long-Haul Pipeline in India

A currently under construction 435-mile (700-km) pipeline from southern India to a key refinery has selected hundreds of Rotork actuators for the project, according to a company spokesman.

Federal Court Decision Threatens Pipeline Work Around Wetlands

Pipeline construction in and around wetlands faces a major, new legal impediment given the significant decision by a federal district court in Montana in mid-April.

How Pipelines Are Solving Texas’ Flaring Problem

To curb the amount of flaring in the Permian basin and to relieve congestion requires significantly more gas offtake pipeline capacity. Fortunately for both the environment and production companies, the Gulf Coast Express has just come online, and the Permian Highway Pipeline and the Whistler Pipeline are underway, possibly to be joined by the Permian Pass Pipeline in the future.

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rules Enbridge Line 5 Spill Plan Adequate

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that an oil-spill response plan for Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline was adequate, reversing a previous decision from a lower court.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Enters Initial Testing Phase

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline has begun testing flows of natural gas on 2.5-mile section at the Greek-Albanian border as it moves toward European deliveries later this year, but the bidding phase was postponed due to the global market downturn.

U.S. Senators Propose Tighter Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Several U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which Washington says will increase Moscow's influence in Europe.

Ecuador Declares Force Majeure After Oil Pipeline Shutdown

Soil erosion which damaged the primary oil pipeline in Ecuador has caused the country to declare force majeure on exploration and production until the pipeline can be repaired.

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project Faces New Delay Over Water Concerns

Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is facing months of further delays after Minnesota regulators agreed to hold a public hearing this summer to discuss environmental concerns about the project.

Poland May Fine Gazprom Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Case

Polish regulators are considering fining Gazprom over $56 million related to anti-monopoly proceedings against the company's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

U.S. Senators to Announce Sanctions Bill on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. senators is expected to announce legislation on Wednesday that would expand sanctions levied against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Russia's Gazprom.

U.S. EPA Moves to Curb State Powers to Deny Permits for Energy Projects

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a new rule on Monday that will limit the ability of state governments to deny a critical permit to infrastructure projects in their states.

Ecopetrol Extends Subsidies, Increases Pipeline Financing Assistance

Columbia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol announced on Friday that it is extending tariff subsidies and financing programs for oil shippers in South American country to help ease the burden of falling oil prices due to the pandemic.

Algeria's Sonatrach Becomes Majority Shareholder in Medgaz Pipeline

Algeria's Sonatrach has acquired an additional 19.10% stake in the Medgaz Pipeline making it the largest shareholder in the offshore natural gas pipeline.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End — PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister is hoping his country will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2020, despite construction delays brought about due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Warns of Coming Job Cuts

Dallas-based pipeline operator Energy Transfer will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, as the impact of weak oil and gas prices continued to spread through the energy industry.

Court Ruling in Keystone XL Case Will Affect Other Major U.S. Pipelines

A U.S. appeals court ruling on Thursday in a case against the Keystone XL pipeline will likely have large effects on other major pipeline projects in the country.

Keystone XL Pipeline Likely to Face Delays After U.S. Court Denies Stay

A U.S. court ruling from last month that would impose delays and increase permitting costs for major pipeline projects in the U.S. was not overturned by an appeals court this week.

Coating Repairs Under Way on Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge reported it has begun repairing gaps in the protective coating on its Line 5 pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac after the damage was discovered during routine maintenance that began early this month.

U.S. Senators Weigh Additional Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Two U.S. senators are considering leveraging additional sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Enbridge to Raise Rates on Express Crude Pipeline

Enbridge has filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise shipping tariffs on its Express crude oil pipeline by 3%.