Current Issue: November 2021, Vol. 248, No. 11

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Editor's Notebook

CEPA Exiting After Nearly 3 Decades

The decision by the Board of Directors to shut down its offices as of Dec. 31 comes as a tough blow for midstream companies, though all things considered the move was not especially surprising.

Global News

Global News November 2021

In this month's global headlines, US Supreme Court Refuses Stay Request for Spire Missouri Pipeline, Summit Midstream Settles Criminal Pollution Charges for $36 Million and more.

Government

Will Democratic-Run FERC Bless Use of ‘Social Cost of Carbon Tool’?

In a decision at the end of September, FERC staff handed the pipeline industry what could be a short-lived victory by approving three compressor stations – one new – in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Projects

Projects November 2021

Canada Formally Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty with US Over Line 5 Dispute, Gazprom Begins Shipping Gas on TurkStream and more is included in November's project news.

Features

Carbon+Intel: For Carbon Capture Pipelines, the Future’s Now

Carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines are becoming a bigger area of focus in the United States, with 36 publicly announced carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects scattered in more than a dozen states.

New Financing for 2 Key EU Pipeline Projects

In November 2019, European Investment Bank (EIB) adopted a new energy lending policy which agreed to phase out the financing of traditional fossil fuel energy projects by the end of 2021. Among the final pipelines that EIB will finance are two notable projects.

Annual 500 Report Offers Few Surprises in Rankings

The list of companies leading the way in Pipeline & Gas Journal’s 41st annual 500 report will certainly be familiar to long-time midstream observers, with little shake-up in rankings occurring between the 2020 and 2021 editions of the publication.

In Africa, COVID-19 Jolts Dangote Pipeline’s Timelines

The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted project timelines of the 731-mile (1,177-km) Dangote subsea pipeline in Nigeria, with one of the contractors saying the delay has come with financial implications.

A Guide to New Robotics, Drone Technologies for Pipelines

Today, the pipeline industry can buy a wide range of technologies for automating, managing, monitoring, repairing and improving safety of pipeline infrastructure and operations.

Using Isolation Plug in Remote Area Pipeline Rerouting Project

A multinational pipeline company in Canada recently contacted STATS Group to provide leak-tight double block isolation of a 24-inch crude oil line that required to be rerouted because of terrain stability issues.

Highway Traffic and the Effect on Pipelines

Ruptures of natural gas pipelines in right-of-ways of roadways are less common, but when they occur, the devastation can be far more extensive than the more common ruptures.

Tight Deadlines, Imminent Concerns Result from Security Directives

The federal Transportation Security Administration is moving quickly to ramp up the ability of utilities and pipelines to defend themselves against future cyberattacks.

15-Mile Pipeline Provides Path for High-Temp Water from Deep Underground

The Desert Hills pipeline would eventually use approximately 80,000 feet of polyethylene, raised temperature high-density polyethylene PE 4710 pipe to provide E&P companies with a way to dispose of the water.

Leveraging 2 Kinds of Wisdom to Support Asset Integrity

For most pipeline integrity and risk assessment programs, there are two main sources of information, including measurement-driven data that is fed into computational risk assessment tools and information obtained from human observation or perception.

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50% by 2050

In its International Energy Outlook 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that, absent significant changes in policy or technology, global energy consumption will increase nearly 50% over the next 30 years.

US Natural Gas Consumption to Fall Through 2022, Data Shows

The EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook shows U.S. consumption of natural gas is expected to decline from 2020 levels in all end-use sectors except in the industrial sector and among non-specific users, such as lease and plant fuel, pipeline and distribution use, and vehicle use.

What's New

What's New November 2021

News from NevadaNano, TSC Subsea, Ralston, B&K Vibro, Denso and Siemens.

Business

People in the News November 2021

Garcia Rosa García was appointed as new chairwoman of Madrid-based liquids distribution and storage logistics provider Exolum, succeeding José Luis López de Silanes, who served as chairman for 16 years and will now become honorary chairman. She brings three..

Tech Notes

Providing a Safer Welding Environment in Pipeline Construction

Acting as the veins of a region, pipelines transport water, gas, oil and more. Through a network of pipelines, these materials get distributed to power plants, businesses and consumers’ homes. Wherever these pipelines are, welding is required.

Spotlight on Hydrogen

GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center to Research Clean Energy Distribution

Recently, Kristine Wiley was named vice president of GTI’s Hydrogen Technology Center, which will facilitate increased use of hydrogen in an integrated energy system to meet the challenges of decarbonization.