Business & Markets

Minnesota Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The years-long review process for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is nearing its conclusion. The Public Utilities Co..

Open Season Launched for Alliance Pipeline System Expansion

Pembina Pipeline Corporation today announced that Alliance Pipeline Ltd., of which it owns a 50 percent interest, has commenced a binding open season for an estimated  400 million cubic feet per day of additional firm service on the Alliance Pipeline system. Alliance recei..

FERC Denies Pipeline’s Request for More Time to Cut Trees

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal commission denied a request Wednesday from developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue cutting down trees along the project’s route beyond an initial deadline designed to protect birds and bats. Dominion Ene..

Vermont Gas Agrees to Independent Review of Pipeline

Vermont Gas Agrees to Independent Review of Pipeline

Operators Race to Build Pipelines as Permian Nears Takeaway Capacity

Numerous crude oil pipeline construction projects are currently underway as the Permian Basin nears its takeaway capacity.

Targa to Expand Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, Delaware Basin Gas Gathering Capacity

Targa Resources Corp. today announced it has entered into long-term fee-based agreements for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Delaware Basin and for downstream transportation, fractionation and other related services. The company also announced an extens..

EU Lawyers Give Cautious Backing to Bid to Regulate Russian Pipeline

EU lawyers support proposal to extend existing pipeline regulations to Nord Stream 2.

ETP Mariner East Liquids Pipe Spills More Fluid in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators cite Energy Transfer Partners for releasing Mariner East 2 pipeline construction project drilling fluids into a wetland.

North Dakota to Ask Feds for Money for Pipeline Protest Cost

North Dakota to ask feds for money to cover costs associated with Dakota Access pipeline construction project protests.

Virginia Regulators OK Key Step for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Regulators in Virginia approve erosion, sediment and storm water control plans for the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project.

Construction Contract Awarded for BRUA Pipeline Compressor Stations

Consortium led by INSPET Ploiesti receives contract to build three compressor stations associated with the BRUA gas pipeline construction project.

Energy Transfer Partners in Hot Water over Rover Pipeline Restoration Activities

Energy Transfer Partners in hot water for failing to complete restoration activities at two Rover pipeline construction project compressor stations.

Michigan Regulators OK More Support Anchors For Line 5 Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State officials have given Enbridge Inc. permission to install 22 more anchor supports along twin pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit last week allowing the supports for Line..

Russia Holds Firm as Top Crude Oil Supplier to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia kept its spot as the largest crude oil supplier to China in February, data showed on Friday, a role it held in January and for the past two years on an annual basis. Russia supplied 5.052 million tonnes, or 1.32 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 17.8 percent fr..

Denmark Faces Dilemma Over Russian Gas Pipeline

Denmark under pressure to rule whether the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction project can be built near its Baltic Coast.

TechnipFMC Receives EPCI Contract for Malaysian Pipeline Project

TechnipFMC wins EPCI contract for an oil pipeline construction project off the Malaysian coast.

Poland Detains Energy Official Suspected of Spying for Russia

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s security agents have detained a government official on suspicion of providing Russia with secrets about tactics Warsaw planned to use to try to block the construction of a gas pipeline, the Polish government said on Monday. Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for the minister res..

Garden State Expansion Phase 2 Facilities Placed in Service

Williams Partners L.P. today announced it has placed into service the facilities constructed as part of Phase 2 of the Garden State Expansion Project, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system designed to deliver 180,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas capacity to New Jersey Natural Gas..

Records: Virginia State Police Spent Nearly $50K on Pipeline Hearings

Records show Virginia State Police spent nearly $50,000 on personnel and equipment during public hearings for two gas pipeline construction projects.

NTSB: Dallas Gas Leaks Reported Some 2 Months Before Fatal Blast

DALLAS (AP) — A preliminary federal report indicates natural gas leaks were first detected in a Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before another leak led to a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. The report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board says leaks in the..

Draft EIS Issued for Northeast Supply Enhancement Project

FERC releases the draft EIS for Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline construction project.

Alaska Lawmakers Concerned About Authority for Gas Pipeline

Alaska lawmakers don't want to cede control of LNG pipeline construction project.

Statoil to Award Norwegian Pipeline Construction Contracts

Statoil to award contracts to Subsea 7 and Ocean Installer for pipeline construction projects in Norway.

China's Chongqing Gas Exchange Seeks Producer Allocations for Mid-Year Launch

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) – China’s Chongqing gas exchange is tapping state producers to allocate supplies to boost liquidity ahead of a planned launch by mid-year, while setting its sights on the country’s underground gas storage as a future trading product. The exchange, China’s latest attempt t..

Gas Pipeline to Be Built Off the Israeli Coast

Energean Oil & Gas to move ahead with a natural gas pipeline construction project located off the Israeli coast.

Judge Lifts Restraining Order Against Pipeline Protesters

Judge lifts restraining order against protesters of the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project in West Virginia.

Eni Official: East Mediterranean Gas Could Supply Europe

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The East Mediterranean could become a hub to export gas to Europe — and the fastest and cheapest way to do that is to utilize idle processing plants in Egypt, a senior executive with Italian energy company Eni said Wednesday. Eni’s Chief Exploration Officer Luca Bertelli told..

EU Lawmakers Back Draft Rules to Regulate Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

EU lawmakers back extending pipeline regulations to offshore projects such as Gazprom's Nord Stream 2.

Tellurian Announces Open Season for the Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian announces an open season for the Global Access pipeline construction project.

Mandated Study of Dakota Access Pipeline to Miss Completion Goal

Federal officials say more time is needed to complete an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline construction project.