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Police Investigating Bomb Hoax at Texas Pipeline Construction Site

State and federal law enforcement officials are investigating a device made to look like a bomb that was placed near a construction site for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas.

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.

Energy Transfer Announces Completion of Lone Star Express Pipeline Expansion Project

Energy Transfer has completed the expansion of its Lone Star Express natural gas liquids pipeline.

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.

Tellurian Cuts Pipelines to Reduce Phase 1 Costs at U.S. LNG Export Plant

Tellurian has announced it is cutting three pipeline projects to reduce costs for its Driftwood LNG export facility in Louisiana.

EU 'Highly Concerned' by U.S. Stance on Nord Stream Pipeline

A delegation of members within the European Union has raised concerns with the U.S. state department regarding sanctions imposed by the country on companies involved in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Red Butte Pipe Line Announces Open Season

Red Butte Pipe Line, a subsidiary of Silver Creek Midstream, has announced an open season on a crude oil pipeline system in Wyoming.

FERC Gives Delfin Another Year to Build Louisiana Floating LNG Project

U.S. energy regulators granted Delfin LNG a second one-year extension until September 2021, to complete its proposed floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export facility off the coast of Louisiana.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Brings Marten Hills Pipeline into Service

Rangeland Midstream Canada said its Marten Hills Pipeline System entered service. The system consists of new crude oil and condensate pipelines located in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta.

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Rangeland Midstream Canada Brings Marten Hills Pipeline into Service Rangeland Midstream Canada said its Marten Hills Pipeline System entered service. The system consists of new crude oil and condensate pipelines located in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta. The Marten Hills Pipelin..

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.

2020 Midyear International Outlook: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically affected oil and gas production and demand, leaving no midstream markets untouched as drilling screeched to a halt, pipeline projects were sidelined and global storage neared capacity in a stark reversal of trends at the start of 2020.

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.

Kinder Morgan Gets OK to Put 9th Unit at Georgia Elba LNG Plant in Service

Kinder Morgan has received approval from U.S. energy regulators to place the 10 liquefaction unit at its Elba Island LNG plant into service.

Problems Plagued U.S. CO2 Capture Project Before Shutdown - DOE Document

Mechanical problems and missed production targets, combined with the market collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic, contributed to the shutdown of a $1 billion carbon capture project in Texas earlier this year.

San Mateo Midstream Announces Binding Open Season

A subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream has announced a binding open season to gauge interest for a proposed expansion project.