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Minnesota Releases Review on Enbridge Oil Pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators have released the final environmental review of Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline, which carries Canadian crude across northern Minnesota to Wisconsin. The document has been updated since the draft was released for public comment in May. Changes include additional discussion of the socio-economic impacts of the project, the potential impacts on tribal resources and the potential impacts of oil spills. Line 3 runs from Alberta to Wisconsin. Enbridge proposed the $7.5 billion project because the old pipeline is restricted to 390,000 barrels per day. […]

Saipem Awarded Pipeline Construction Contract

Saipem has been awarded a contract worth approximately 850 million USD by the Kuwait Oil Company for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning activities associated with the Feed Pipelines for New Refinery Project, which is connected to the development of the new Al Zour refinery located in southern Kuwait. The scope of work includes the construction of a pipeline system approximately 450 km in length designed to transport crude oil and gas from various Kuwait Oil Company South Tank Farm manifolds to the new Al Zour refinery and building a network to transport the refined products to storage […]

Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Lead to Smaller Price Discounts in Appalachian Region

As new pipeline projects and expansions are completed, the difference between the Henry Hub national benchmark price and daily spot natural gas prices at pricing hubs in the Appalachian region has narrowed. Through the first seven months of 2017, the difference between prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana and at Dominion South in southwestern Pennsylvania averaged $0.53 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), about two-thirds the average difference of $0.76/MMBtu during the first seven months of 2016. The differences between the Henry Hub and other Appalachian region price points followed similar trends. Appalachian regional […]

Crews Removing Natural Gas Pipeline in Simon Canyon

SIMON CANYON, N.M. (AP) – For more than five decades, a pipeline has transported natural gas over Simon Canyon near Navajo Dam. In about a week, that pipeline will be gone. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2vZ9Kmd ) Harpole Construction Inc. and Williams Companies Inc. are working to remove more than 2,000 feet (610 meters) of pipeline, which starts on the east side of the canyon. The pipeline is suspended in the air for about 650 feet (198 meters) as it crosses Simon Canyon. Williams Companies Inc. owns the pipeline, which has been transporting natural […]

Pipeline Construction Project Planned in the Delaware Basin

3Bear Energy, LLC has entered into definitive agreements with an anchor shipper to develop, own and operate a gathering and processing system serving the Northern Delaware Basin in Lea and Eddy Counties in New Mexico. As part of the project, 3Bear Energy is constructing more than 100 miles of pipeline wellhead gathering, including systems for oil, gas and water transportation, a central water treatment facility, crude terminal and a 60,000 Mcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant with treating capabilities. The company expects the system to be operational in the first quarter of 2018. “3Bear is pleased to […]

North Carolina Agency Getting More Public Input on Pipeline

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — The public is getting more formal opportunities to speak up about a proposed natural gas pipeline running through eastern North Carolina. The state Department of Environmental Quality scheduled three “listening sessions” this week on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, with the first event Tuesday evening in Rocky Mount. The project would lay 186 miles (299 kilometers) of pipe through Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland and Robeson counties. The pipeline would also reach into Virginia and West Virginia. Other listening sessions are Wednesday in Jackson and Thursday in Lumberton. […]

Pipeline Construction Project to Proceed

Andeavor has received sufficient commitments from third-party shippers to warrant construction of the Conan Crude Oil Gathering Pipeline system in the Delaware Basin. The Conan Crude Oil Gathering Pipeline system will be approximately 130 miles in length and transport crude oil from origins in Lea County, New Mexico and Loving County, Texas to a terminal to be constructed in Loving County, Texas, where the gathering system interconnects with long-haul pipeline carriers. The first phase of the Conan Crude Oil Gathering Pipeline system will provide capacity of approximately 250,000 barrels per day. Future phases of the […]

Line 67 Expansion Final EIS Released

The U.S. State Department has published its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Enbridge’s proposed Line 67 Expansion. The Secretary of State (or his delegate), based on Presidentially-delegated authorities under Executive Order 13337, will now conduct a review to determine whether issuance of a new permit to Enbridge would be in the national interest. To make this determination, the Secretary of State (or his delegate) will consider many factors, including, but not limited to, foreign policy; energy security; environmental, cultural and economic impacts; and compliance with applicable law and policy. The Department will also consult with the […]

NEXUS Pipeline Receives Favorable Ruling

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal magistrate in Akron has dealt a significant blow to efforts by some Ohio property owners to stop a high-pressure natural gas pipeline from being built. U.S. Magistrate Kathleen Burke in a written recommendation filed Monday said the U.S. District Court in northern Ohio lacks jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed in May by more than 60 property owners that sought to prevent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from approving construction plans for the 250-mile-long (402-kilometer) NEXUS pipeline. The $2 billion project is designed to carry 1.5 billion cubic feet (42.5 […]

West Virginia Ends Construction Halt to Rover Pipeline Segments

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – State environmental authorities lifted their order halting Rover Pipeline construction on two segments where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia. Inspectors in April, May, June and July found erosion-control failures that left sediment deposits in creeks and streams. The Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC on July 17 to stop. The DEP says inspections Wednesday show permit violations were corrected. One segment extends 36 miles (58 kilometers) from Ohio through Tyler and Wetzel counties to a compressor station at Sherwood in Doddridge County. Another runs […]

Sunoco Reaches Settlement on Natural Gas Pipeline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials, environmental groups and the owners of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania have reached an agreement to allow drilling to continue while providing protections to the public. In the settlement released Tuesday, Sunoco has agreed to re-evaluate high-risk sites associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The drilling plans for those sites will then need to be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for approval. Sunoco has also agreed to send the plans to homeowners who have private wells near the drilling areas and offer to have […]

The $50 Billion Backlog Of U.S. Energy Projects

For six months, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lacked the voting quorum necessary to authorize construction of oil and gas pipeline projects and LNG export terminals. Last week, the Senate confirmed the nominations of Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson to join the commission, filling two of the four vacancies on the five-seat panel. FERC had been without a quorum since early February this year, when Commissioner Norman Bay stepped down. Now Chatterjee, a senior energy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Powelson—a member and former chairman of the Pennsylvania Public […]

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