Pipeline Project Spotlight

Here is a sample of over 400 new, planned, ongoing pipeline construction projects

Owner: East African Crude Oil Pipeline Company
Project: East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP)
Type: TotalEnergies in discussions with a Chinese company after Russian supplier Chelpipe was hit by sanctions.
Length: 902 miles (1,443 km)
Capacity: 200,000 b/d
Start: 2022
Completion: 2025
Owner: National Fuel Gas Supply Corp.
Project: Northern Access Project
Type: FERC approved NFG’s request for a 35-month extension to build the project by end-2024.
Length: 97 miles (155 km)
Capacity: 490 mmcf/d
Start: 2022
Completion: 2024

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Urban Pipeline Construction: Innovations Overcoming Density, Aging Infrastructure Issues

(P&GJ) — Looking for faster, better, more effective ways to work in the densely populated environments has equipped pipeline operators and utilities with new sets of tools. Innovation is changing the makeup of jobs and mindsets within the energy field.

Carbon Capture Not Ending Pipeline Woes

(P&GJ) — With growing demand and government incentives to develop more carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) capacity, some of the biggest U.S. pipeline projects now on the drawing board are designed to transport CO2 from source to storage.

Hydrogen Takeoff, Grounded in Safe Pigging Operations

(P&GJ) — As a critical medium for storing and transporting large volumes of renewably produced energy over long distances, hydrogen is expected to help fuel the drive to net-zero emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), over the next 25 years, hydrogen demand is expected to grow six-fold from today’s levels.

Revised Cybersecurity Requirements Focus on Performance Measures

(P&GJ) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the revision and reissuance of its Security Directive regarding oil and natural gas pipeline cybersecurity. This revised directive will continue the effort to build cybersecurity resiliency for the nation’s critical pipelines.

Harnessing Tacit Knowledge to Secure Operations Against Cyber-Threats

(P&GJ) — Across the energy sector and critical infrastructure in general there are many assets and systems deemed “crown jewel assets” or “mission-critical systems.” Depending on who you ask, nearly every digital component they rely on is potentially at risk in some way.

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Robert S. McAnnally 

ONE Gas Inc. announced Robert S. McAnnally has been named president and CEO and joined the company’s board of directors, succeeding Pierce H. Norton II, who is now president and CEO of ONEOK Inc. McAnnally has been with ONE Gas for six years, initially as senior vice president of Operations.

Brian Young

Brian Young joined Energy Services South (ESS) as senior vice president and general manager. Young came to ESS, of which the parent company is PLH Group, Inc., with 20 years of expertise in the underground infrastructure industry, including extensive pipeline construction and integrity experience. In addition to ESS’ legacy construction services, Young will be responsible for increasing ESS’ share of the U.S. Integrity Construction Market, focusing on integrity and compliance driven projects.

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NuStar Energy

NuStar Energy announced that it has closed on the sale of its terminals in Texas City, Texas, to BWC Terminals for $106 million. The companies first announced this sale in November. 

NRG Energy

NRG Energy received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the previously announced acquisition of Direct Energy. The acquisition was expected to close in December 2020. 

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INGAA

The board of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has elected David Slater to serve as chairman of the organization for a one-year term. INGAA’s board also elected Kim Watson, Kinder Morgan’s president of North Region Gas Pipelines, as the organization’s first vice chair and Pete Tumminello, Southern Company Gas’ group president of Commercial Business, as second vice chair.  

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