Regions

Canadian Crude Imports Fall 20% in 2020 Due to Pandemic

Imports of crude oil into Canada dropped 20% year-on-year in 2020 due to weak demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Energy Regulator said in an analysis.

Canada's Energy Industry Will Shape the Future

It has been another tough couple of weeks for the pipeline industry. Keystone XL lost its Presidential Permit. A critical infrastructure project that would have delivered immense benefits on both sides of the border, cancelled as an act of backward-looking political symbolism by the President of the United States on his very first day in office.

Tank Car Impact Tests Take Aim at Safety Concerns

Tank cars transport roughly 2 million shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat), carrying goods that are essential to North America’s economy, public health and quality of life. Railroad safety is the key to making it all work. Rail is recognized as the safest mode of transportation for moving bulk shipments of hazardous materials.

Texas Oil Pipelines Face Dry Months as Production Languishes

By the fourth quarter, total utilization of the largest oil pipelines from the Permian is expected to drop to 57%, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said. The nadir during the last market bust in 2016 was roughly 70%.

U.S. Shale Oil Output to Rise 13,000 bpd in May, EIA Says

U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise for a third straight month, climbing by about 13,000 bpd in May to 7.61 MMbpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.

Canada Looks to Future Beyond Keystone XL, COVID-19

With production curtailments lifted and a post-COVID-19 upturn in sight, Canadian oil production is on the rise, prompting concerns that output from Alberta’s oil sands could again exceed takeaway capacity within a few years, even if current pipeline construction is completed.

SSE Thermal and Equinor Planning UK Hydrogen and Carbon Capture Projects

The projects would utilize the parallel hydrogen and CO2 pipeline infrastructure being developed by the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) partnership – which includes Equinor and SSE Thermal – and offshore CO2 infrastructure.

LM Energy Launches Open Season to Extend Oil Gathering System in Northern Delaware Basin

The proposed extension of the system will gather crude oil from origination points in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico and deliver to destination points also in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico.

Uganda, Tanzania, Oil Firms Sign Accords to Build $3.5 billion Pipeline

Total's CEO said the pipeline is one of the largest projects they should develop on this continent, adding they expected oil production to commence in early 2025.

New PHMSA Rules Ease Burdens, Maintains Safety

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) re-examination of the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations should ease regulatory burdens on the construction, maintenance and operation of gas transmission, distribution and gathering pipeline systems, according to the final rule in the Federal Register.

New Pipeline Gas Supply Heading to West Australia

Western Gas, the owner and operator of the Equus Gas Project, signed a memorandum of understanding with APA Group assess supplying the gas at competitive prices to western Australia domestic gas customers and East Coast markets through a new pipeline, a news release states. Both companies are based in Australia.

EPA Chief: Biden Admin's Methane Emission Curbs to Exceed Obama's

The Biden administration’s curbs on methane will be more ambitious than those imposed by former President Barack Obama and will go a long way to helping the United States achieve its overall targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.

Petrobras Natural Gas Hikes Enduring Even as Shares Dip

Petroleo Brasileiro SA is unlikely to be able to back away from a 39% hike in natural gas prices slammed by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, sources close to the company said, pointing to the durability of existing contracts with distributors.

Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline at Stake at Friday Court Hearing

The fate of the Dakota Access pipeline could be decided at a U.S. court hearing Friday, where federal regulators could set in motion a months-long shutdown of the line while the Biden Administration completes an environmental review.

Lithuanian LNG Port Looks to Supply Poland, Ukraine Via New Pipe

Klaipeda's LNG import terminal operator says its gas could reach Poland, Ukraine and other countries south of Lithuania next year, when a new pipeline comes online.

Archaea Energy, Aria Energy Combine to Form RNG Development, Advancement Company

The business combination with Archaea and Aria, one of the largest companies in the North American landfill gas (LFG) sector, will create a significant U.S. RNG platform.

Britain Will Have Enough Gas, Electricity This Summer, Says National Grid

The volume of LNG delivered to Britain is expected to be lower than the previous two summers at 5.7 bcm because of competing markets, but pipeline flows from Norway will be higher this summer.

Canadian Pipeline Companies See Natgas Opportunities in Shift to Green Energy

Natural gas and liquids will continue to play a prominent role in the energy economy for decades to come, one executive said, even as a transition to cleaner energy evolves.

Gazprom Repairing North Caucasus-Transcaucasia Gas Pipeline

More than 120 people and 50 units of machinery are working to repair a section of the North Caucasus-Transcaucasia gas pipeline, Russia’s Gazprom announced.

Report Shows Oil Industry Jobs Pay More Than Wind, Solar Jobs

Workers in nuclear energy and fossil fuel industries earn higher wages than those in renewable energy sectors like wind and solar that are the focus of Biden's plan to stimulate the U.S. economy and combat climate change, according to an analysis.

Brookfield, BlackRock No Longer in Race For $10 billion Aramco Pipeline Stake

U.S. asset manager BlackRock and Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc are no longer in the race to buy a stake in Saudi oil giant Aramco's pipeline business, two sources familiar with the deal said.

Phillips 66 Warns U.S. Winter Storm Pushing First-quarter Loss Past Forecast

U.S. refiner Phillips 66 on Monday predicted that its first-quarter loss would be larger than expected, citing the severe winter cold snap that battered its U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical operations.

Improving Natural Gas Distribution Systems to Ease Pressure Risks

This article examines redundant overpressure protection (OPP) requirements at the city gates in the U.S. and how several operators are at risk of noncompliance as states begin to enforce redundant OPP requirements specifically at the city gates.

Democrats Asking Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

A group of 33 Democratic congress members are named on a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while it undergoes a court-mandated environmental review.

Midcoast Energy Completes CJ Express Pipeline Expansion

Texas-based Midcoast Energy completed its CJ Express pipeline expansion project, and it is now in service, the subsidiary announced.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

The start-up of the Cuxtal 1 gas pipeline represents a key infrastructure project aimed at satisfying the demand for energy in this region of Mexico, which is currently growing at twice the national average: 4.1% versus 2.6%.

U.S. LNG Export Bonanza Reshapes Energy Map in Asia

U.S. exports of LNG to China, Japan and South Korea, the biggest importers of the fuel, have surged to record highs in recent months as the heavily industrialized region recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Eikon trade data shows.

Energy Transfer, Centurion Pipeline Agree on Crude Oil Transportation

Energy Transfer and Centurion Pipeline announced they will post a joint tariff for crude oil transportation service from ET’s terminals in Platteville, Colorado and Cushing, Oklahoma to ET’s Nederland, Texas terminal.

Russia Expects Maritime Rules to be Respected Amid Nord Stream 2 Concerns

Russia expects all maritime traffic rules "to be strictly observed" in the area of the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a foreign ministry official said.

Pony Express Pipeline Announces Open Season for Transportation

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, a subsidiary of Tallgrass Energy, announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation.