Construction

San Mateo Midstream Provides Pipeline, Black River LNG Updates

San Mateo midstream provided updates on Tuesday to several of its ongoing pipeline projects as well as on the expansion of its Black River LNG plant in New Mexico.

Texas Authorities 'Neutralize' Suspicious Package Near Pipeline Construction Site

Authorities in Texas removed a suspicious package near a construction site for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline on Tuesday.

Regulators Approve Two Pipeline Projects in North Dakota

Regulators in North Dakota have approved two pipeline projects in the state.

U.S. Court Rejects Bid to Halt Kinder Morgan Gas Pipeline

A judge in Austin, TX has rejected efforts by environmental groups to halt construction of Kinder Morgan's $2.3 billion Permian Highway natural gas pipeline.

Pipeline Tunnel Supporters, Foes Clash Before Michigan Panel

Supporters and opponents of a tunnel to house an oil pipeline crossing the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan appeared before a regulatory panel on Monday to present their arguments.

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.

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.

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.

Gas Pipeline to China's First Major Independent LNG Terminal Complete

Work has been completed on a subsea gas pipeline connecting the country's first major privately owned terminal with a local gas grid.

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.

Replacing Aging Pipe Remains a Big Source for Work

With so many companies involved in natural gas distribution (P&GJ reports on more than 300 such companies, ranging in size from 6 million to a few hundred customers in the Annual 500 Report in November), this summary of ongoing infrastructure replacement projects is not an all-inclusive overview of activity.

Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects in Nigeria that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipeline is the latest example.

Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12, Excludes Keystone XL

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) use of Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to let TC Energy resume construction of its Keystone XL pipeline under the fast-track permit.

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.

U.S. Senators Take Aim at German Port Over Russia Pipeline

Three U.S. Senators have threatened to impose sanctions on those involved in providing supplies to Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline project out of a small German port.

U.S. Department of Interior Approves Issuance of Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its decision to approve the issuance of rights-of-way permits for the Alaska LNG Pipeline Project.

U.S. Appeals Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

Equitrans Confirms Early 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream confirmed on Tuesday that the company plans to start up its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

Poland Fines Gazprom $57 Million Over Nord Stream 2

Gazprom has been fined nearly $60 million by Polish energy regulators for failing to cooperate with requests regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

China Starts Building Southern Section of East-Route Pipeline

Construction has started on the southern portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, which carries supplies from the Power of Siberia system in Russia, PipeChina announced Tuesday.

Work Completed on World’s Longest Hydraulically Inserted Pipe

The world's longest hydraulically inserted pipe has been installed nearly 100 feet below the Humber River in Northern England.

Kinder Morgan Reports Loss After $1 Billion Charge

Kinder Morgan reported a second-quarter net loss of $637 million after downgrading the value of some assets due to the market impact of Covid-19.

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.

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.

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.

Cyprus to Get First Natural Gas Import Terminal

Cyprus officially began work Thursday on the country's first-ever natural gas import terminal.