Pipeline

TC Energy Profit Rises 13% on Earnings from U.S. Gas Pipelines

TC Energy Corp reported a 13.4% rise in fourth-quarter comparable profit on Thursday, partly helped by lower operating costs for its U.S. natural gas pipelines.

U.S. LNG Exports Forecast to Exceed Pipeline Exports in 2022

EIA forecasts that U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will exceed natural gas exports by pipeline in the first and fourth quarters of 2021 and on an annual basis in 2022.

Putin Says Russia Needs to Protect Elections from Foreign Meddling

Some European countries have called for sanctions against Moscow, including halting the construction of the undersea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, designed to export gas from Russia to Germany by bypassing Ukraine.

Energy Transfer to Acquire Enable Midstream for $7 billion

Dallas-based Energy Transfer and Oklahoma City’s Enable Midstream Partners are merging after agreeing that Energy Transfer will acquire Enable for an all-equity $7.2 billion deal.

Magellan Midstream Launches Open Season for Potential New Mexico Pipeline Expansion

The nearly 250-mile pipeline segment currently transports various grades of gasoline and diesel fuel from Magellan's terminal in El Paso, Texas to terminals in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Senators Prod Biden Admin on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Sanctions

Two U.S. senators urged President Joe Biden to ensure the implementation of sanctions passed in January aimed at stopping the Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline project, which a State Department spokesman reiterated was a "bad deal" for Europe.

Oil Refineries Shut as Texas Energy Industry Reels from Deep Freeze

A deep freeze across Texas took a toll on the energy industry in the largest U.S. crude-producing state, shutting oil refineries and forcing restrictions from natural gas pipeline operators.

SBS Energy Sets Record in GOM Decommissioning Project

SBS Energy Services (SBS) completed a multiphase project to decommission 29,000 feet (8,839 meters) of 10-by-6-inch (254-by-152-mm) insulated pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in partnership with Helix Energy Solutions, setting a new offshore snubbing unit/hydraulic workover world record.

Balkans Gas Developments Still Face Structural Woes

The gas market in Southeast Europe, better known as the Balkans, is weighed down by several longstanding difficulties. The region bounded by Bulgaria to the north, Croatia to the northwest and Turkey to the southeast currently suffers from disconnected markets, owing to the lack of an integrated cross-border gas pipeline network, a heavy dependence on Russian gas and insufficient storage capacity.

Nigerians Can Sue Shell over Oil Spills, UK Court Rules

That move was seen as a victory for rural communities seeking to hold parent companies accountable for environmental disasters, while Shell is disappointed and has largely blamed sabotage for oil spills.

Enbridge Raises Line 3 Replacement Cost Estimate by $1.1 billion

Enbridge Inc forecast higher costs for its long-contested Line 3 pipeline replacement project, citing regulatory and permitting delays, winter construction and COVID-19 protocols, among other reasons.

Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Completion Expected by End 2021

Virginia natural gas company RGC Resources Inc's chief executive said the joint venture building the $5.8 billion-$6.0 billion Mountain Valley gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia expects to complete the project by the end of 2021.

Army Corps Attorneys Withdraw from Dakota Access Pipeline Case

An attorney at Earthjustice who represents the tribe said they hope the Biden administration will seek to close the line, but the departure of these attorneys should not necessarily be seen as a signal of that happening.

U.S. Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer to Tap into Alternative Energy

Traditional oil and gas companies are under increasing pressure to invest more in renewable energy and carbon-capture technology to battle climate change.

Chairman Says FERC will Add Environmental Justice Position

The chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Thursday the panel will create a senior position on environmental justice, to make sure new energy projects, such as pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities, do not unfairly harm minority communities.

Unsolicited, Brookfield Offers $5.6 billion for Canada's Inter Pipeline

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. made an unsolicited C$7.08 billion ($5.6 billion) offer on Wednesday to buy Canada's Inter Pipeline Ltd as it seeks to benefit from rebounding oil and gas demand, after an approach last year was rebuffed.

CorEnergy Acquires Crimson’s California Pipeline Assets

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust announced the acquisition of Crimson Midstream Holdings, a California Public Utilities Commission regulated crude oil pipeline owner and operator, for consideration valued at approximately $350 million.

German Government, Gas Industry Locked in Tricky Conflict over Hydrogen Pipelines

The natural gas pipeline industry, which eventually needs to switch to hydrogen, wants an early merger of the two systems and criticized the government's approach for being too slow.

Senate Energy Leader Urges Biden to Reverse Keystone XL Opposition

The head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, Joe Manchin, urged President Joe Biden to reverse his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project provides union jobs and is safer than transporting the oil via trucks and trains.

Multiple Bids to Stop Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Rejected

A federal judge and the Minnesota Court of Appeals both within the span of a week rejected attempts by tribal and environmental groups to stop construction on Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement, the Associated Press reported.

Germany Planning Phased Intro of Hydrogen Pipeline Transport

The initial focus will be on the switching of existing pipelines carrying hydrogen made from fossil fuels to carry "green" hydrogen, which is made from wind and solar energy via electrolysis, and the building of new green hydrogen pipelines.

Gazprom Halts Gas Supply to Russia's Kaliningrad Region

The country relied solely on Gazprom for its gas supplies until 2014, when it launched its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility and now imports most of its gas from Norway and elsewhere.

Nord Stream 2's Construction in Danish Waters Could Wrap Up by End-April

Construction of Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany in Danish waters is scheduled for completion by the end of April, Danish Maritime Authority said on Monday.

Germany Backs Nord Stream 2, For Now - Merkel

Germany is sticking with its support for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline "for the time being", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Pipelines at Heart of Bangladesh’s $453 Million Gas Project

Bangladesh’s government has undertaken an expensive gas infrastructure project with two goals: efficiency in gas production is to be improved and gas transmission pipeline capacity is to be extended.

Alaska Seeks to Build Natgas Pipeline from North Slope to Fairbanks

The proposed $5.9 billion gas pipe would run roughly 500 miles (805 kilometers) from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks and could start delivering gas into central Alaska in 2025.

Managing Integrity for Subsea Pipelines Without Pigging

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration estimates that 40% of the world’s pipelines are difficult to pig or are deemed “unpiggable,” which means they cannot be inspected via inline inspection, but their integrity still needs to be maintained.

Corrosion Inhibitor Development for Extreme Conditions

This article discusses corrosion inhibitor development for ultra-deep-water systems that experience most of these extreme conditions, including downhole temperatures as high as 400° F (204° C) and pressures as high as 20,000 psi (1,379 bar).

Data Analytics, Predictive Maintenance of Field Automation

The last six decades have experienced an explosion of technological development, with the most recent focus being on data analytics, and the pipeline industry has more than dipped its toe in the benefits of data analysis.

Big Four European Pipeline Owners Receptive to Change

Spain’s Enagás, Belgium’s Fluxys, France’s GRTgaz and Italy’s Snam own and operate more than 62,000 miles (100,000 km) of gas pipelines and related infrastructure across Europe and beyond.