Pipeline

Pipelines Sail into Political Winds in Washington in 2021

With the ascension of President Joe Biden and environmentally friendly Democratic agency heads taking over U.S. regulatory and independent agencies, interstate gas pipelines face a host of newly emboldened, top-level appointees.

U.S. Will Monitor Activity to Complete Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The United States will monitor activity to complete or certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intended to transport Russian natural gas to Europe and, if such activity takes place, will make a determination on sanctions, the U.S. State Department spokesman said.

Supreme Court to Hear Pipeline Company's Bid to Seize New Jersey Land

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a bid by a consortium of energy companies seeking to seize land owned by the state of New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline.

Enterprise Products Misses Profit Estimates as Costs Surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed global fuel demand and ended a boom in U.S. shale production, forcing pipeline companies that run oil from fields to refineries and export terminals to slash fees to ensure customers keep using their networks.

France Won't Pressure Germany Over Nord Stream 2 Plans, Officials Say

France will not put pressure on Germany about its plans for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to pump more Russian gas to Europe, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.

Summit Midstream Announces $175 million Commitments for Double E Pipeline Project

Summit Permian Transmission has received $175 million of commitments from three leading commercial banks to finance the development of its Double E Pipeline Project, which will transport gas from the Delaware Basin in the Permian shale in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Environmentalists and Unions Clash Politically Over Pipelines

Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States.

Agua Blanca Pipeline Expansion in Service Ahead of Schedule

WhiteWater Midstream announced that the Agua Blanca pipeline system expansion has entered commercial service. The 1.8 billion cubic-feet-per-day (Bcf/d) expansion of Agua Blanca will deliver gas from across the Delaware Basin to the Waha hub.

Report: Flexible Pipe Technology Improvements Gaining Momentum Offshore in Middle East and Africa

ResearchAndMarket.com’s new report shows the MEA offshore pipeline market is expected to grow from about US $1.4 billion in 2019 to about $1.68 billion by 2027.

Baker Hughes Introduces Composite Flexible Pipe for Onshore Pipelines

Baker Hughes announced the launch of its Onshore Composite Flexible Pipe to address the corrosion and cost of ownership challenges with conventional steel pipe for the energy, oil and gas and industrial sectors.

Biden Thinks Nord Stream 2 is 'Bad Deal' for Europe, White House Says

Biden's administration will be reviewing restrictions on the project included in a bill that passed during the Trump administration, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S. Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Again Delayed

The companies building the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline now plan to seek individual permits to cross each stream remaining in its path, and analysts say that will delay its startup until 2022.

Augustus Pipeline in Service in Texas, Centurion Announces

Centurion Pipeline announced the Augustus Pipeline commenced service on schedule on Dec. 1, 2020.

Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Assumes Greater Importance After KXL's Demise

Trans Mountain Corp, a government corporation, is spending C$12.6 billion ($9.9 billion) to nearly triple capacity to 890,000 barrels per day (bpd), a 14% increase from current total Canadian capacity.

Pipe-laying Vessel Started Work in Danish Waters for Nord Stream 2

The project, designed to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe and bypass Ukraine, has met resistance from Washington, which wants to sell its own sea-borne liquefied natural gas to the European Union and cut the region's reliance on energy supplies from Moscow.

Tracking Data Shows Russian Pipe-Laying Vessels Head toward Nord Stream 2 Work Site

Russian pipe-laying and other vessels are heading to Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction sites in the Baltic Sea amid U.S. pressure to scrap the project that aims to pump more Russian gas to Europe.

Canada’s Connacher Oil and Gas Announces Pipeline Project

Connacher Oil and Gas expects to have a 18,000 barrel per day oil pipeline from its Great Divide oil sands leases near Fort McMurray, Alberta, completed by the second half of 2022.

U.S. Set for Record Canadian Oil Imports Even Without Keystone XL

Even without Keystone, the United States now relies on Canada for more than half of its imported oil. Several of the lines carrying that crude are in the midst of expansions.

European Lawmakers Call to Block Nord Stream 2

As expected, European Union lawmakers passed a resolution calling for the bloc to stop the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, in response to the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Gas Pipeline Running Under River Humber Enters Record Book

A ground-breaking project to lay a gas pipeline beneath the River Humber in the English coastal village of Goxhill has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.

TC Energy Cutting Jobs after Biden Revoked Keystone Permit

TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the project's presidential permit.

INGAA, API Laud Congressional Passage of PIPES Act

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) praised Congress for passing the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act (PIPES Act) in the 2021 omnibus spending package.

Canada Regulators Support NOVA’s Edson Pipeline Expansion

The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has recommended federal cabinet approval of NOVA Gas Transmission (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project, which includes the construction and operation of 53 miles (85 km) of natural gas pipeline loops in two sections, along with the associated facilities.

Pipeline Integrity: History of Direct Assessment Process

Direct assessment is a process through which a pipeline operator determines a pipeline’s integrity through integrating knowledge of the physical characteristics and operating history of a pipeline with the results of diagnostic testing.

Early Adopters of AI Reaping Integrity Management Benefits

To cope with increasing data volume, big data technologies are a must, say experts – combined with the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning – for robust, consistent and accurate analysis of pipelines.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2021

Morgan Stanley went so far as to upgrade the 2021 outlook for midstream as “attractive,” in the wake of post-pandemic re-openings and the sector’s “self-help” measures.

Pipeline Safety: New Directions, Old Concerns

B&V is advocating for a more integrated, advanced and complete system for the management of long-haul pipelines. The company has drilled down to pipeline control rooms and their management, noting operators need to look beyond the stringent regulations governing their operations.

Army Corps on Hot Seat over Changes to Pipeline Approvals

With the arrival of the Biden administration and the ascension of environmental concerns to provide a spike in political pressure, the Army Corps of Engineers may have to rethink its proposed changes to the nationwide permits it issues for all sorts of dredge and fill construction activities around wetlands, including gas and water pipelines.

Report Indicates Germany's Bilfinger Drops Out of Nord Stream 2 Project

The news comes as the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a vessel helping to build the pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe via Germany.

Pembina Pipeline Launches Open Season on Cochin Pipeline

Through the open season, Cochin Canada will make available up to 14,000 barrels per day of committed capacity on the Canadian Segment of the Cochin Pipeline, subject to execution by an interested shipper of a transportation services agreement for requested capacity.