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Organization Commends Trump’s Call for U.S. Made Pipelines

The American Line Pipe Producers Association today announced its strong support for President Trump’s memorandum promoting the use of American-made pipe and steel in building pipelines across the United States. According to the Association, using American-made line pipe makes sense because these companies and other U.S. line pipe producers have substantial available production capacity and stand ready to meet demand. As a result, using American-made line pipe will not require new mills to be built or prevent pipeline companies from acquiring enough line pipe for their projects. It will also create good, well-paying jobs, both at […]

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Pipes Push May Not Be Feasible

President Trump’s desire that pipelines in the U.S. buy American iron and steel products may run into international trade law violations, and have a yet-unpredictable impact on costs and prices for manufacturers and pipeline companies, experts and economists reckon. Last month, President Trump issued a memorandum on the construction of American pipelines, asking the Secretary of Commerce to prepare within 180 days a plan “under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, […]

Judge Grants Partial Stop on North Dakota Pipeline Work

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American Indian tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline, but its broader request still hangs in the balance. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop between North Dakota’s State Highway 1806 and 20 miles east of Lake Oahe, but will continue west of the highway because he believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lacks jurisdiction on private land. He also said he will rule by the end of […]

Sioux Tribe Leader Wants Political Help to Halt Oil Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota’s senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that crosses the Missouri River near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II, in a teleconference with reporters, stressed that the he and the tribe are working to ensure peace among those protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. “There is no place for threats, violence or criminal activity,” Archambault said. North Dakota transportation officials, […]

Pipeline Construction Equipment Damage is Suspected Arson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Machinery located at three oil pipeline construction sites in central Iowa was found extensively damaged by fire Monday in what the company building the pipeline called a shameful act. There’s little doubt the fires were intentionally set along the Dakota Access pipeline, said Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty. Damage to a bulldozer and other large tracked equipment was estimated at $1 million, he said. The sheriff’s office was alerted around 6 a.m. Monday to a fire in a farm field 4 ½ miles west of Newton. Later, deputies learned of […]

Sierra Club Files Suit Against New Construction of Bakken Pipeline

The Iowa branch of the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Utilities Board (IUB) and Dakota Access LCC in an effort to block the construction of a pipeline that would connect North Dakota’s energy resources to the southern half of the United States. Wally Taylor, a lawyer for the nationwide environmental action and lobbying group, filed the petition on May 26th. The case, officially created on Tuesday, says the Bakken pipeline’s approval requires judicial review. Work on the project is set to begin shortly, according to a report by the local news source […]

Construction Underway in 3 States on $3.8 Billion Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Work on the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, spokeswoman Lisa Dillinger told the American News (http://bit.ly/1WGgmwu ). The 1,150-mile pipeline also will cross Iowa, but regulators there declined this week to act quickly on a request to allow Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners to begin construction in that state. The pipeline will carry nearly half a million barrels of crude from western […]

Work Starts on Pipeline Bringing Azeri Gas to Italy

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Construction work is starting on a new pipeline project bringing Azeri gas through northern Greece and Albania to Italy, reducing Europe’s energy dependency on Russia. The Trans Adriatic Pipeline will run for 878 kilometers (550 miles), from Greece’s border with Turkey to southern Italy, and includes a 105-kilometer (65-mile) stretch under the Adriatic Sea. First deliveries to Europe are expected in 2020. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the project would create 8,000 jobs in his financially struggling country, which has more than 24 percent unemployment. He spoke at a ceremony Tuesday […]

Largest U.S. Refinery in 40 Years Planned for ND

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

Plans are moving forward to build the biggest new U.S. refinery since 1976, at a time when gasoline consumption is expected to break an all-time record in 2016. California-based Meridian Energy Group hopes to start construction on the Davis Refinery in North Dakota near the Bakken shale play, which would process up to 55,000 bpd of oil. Last year marked the opening of the 20,000 bpd Dakota Prairie Refinery. Houston-based BASIC Equipment is contracted for fabrication and construction services.

Sunbury Pipeline Receives FERC Approval

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

UGI Sunbury, a subsidiary of UGI Energy Services, received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate the 35-mile-long Sunbury Pipeline in central Pennsylvania. The pipeline, comprised of 20-inch steel pipeline and related facilities, is designed to deliver up to 200 MMcf/d of natural gas. It originates in eastern Lycoming County. The route extends south through Montour, Northumberland and Union counties before terminating at Hummel Station in Snyder County. The pipeline also provides supply flexibility to parts of the UGI Utilities distribution system along the […]

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Look to Future After Merger Scuttled

May 2016, Vol. 243, No. 5

DALLAS (AP) — Halliburton and Baker Hughes, whose planned merger is the latest big deal to be shot down by antitrust regulators, now must pick up the pieces and shore up their companies during a severe slump in oil and gas drilling. The two Houston companies are key components of the U.S. energy-exploration business. So big and so important, the Justice Department decided, that letting Halliburton buy Baker Hughes would have hurt competition and driven up prices. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the companies’ decision Sunday to abandon the deal was a victory for the […]

Jacobs Wins Contract for Tuxpan-Tula Project in Mexico

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

Jacobs Engineering Group received a contract for detailed engineering of facilities associated with the Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline Project in Mexico. As subcontractor for pipeline facilities, Jacobs is providing engineering, procurement and field engineering support for the installation of a compressor station, a meter station and associated pipeline appurtenances along the 155-mile, 36-inch pipeline. TransCanada is the builder, owner and operator of the pipeline, which is supported by a 25-year natural gas transportation service contract with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s state-owned power company. Bonatti S.p.A. is the prime contractor. “We are delighted to contribute […]

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