Community & Environment

Pipe Burst Leads Ecuador Pipeline Operator to Suspend Pumping Crude

OCP Ecuador, the operator of Ecuador's privately held heavy crude pipeline, suspended pumping crude as a preventative measure after it ruptured in the Amazon.

Forced Electrification Could Cost Maryland Consumers $26,000+ per Household, CEA Report Finds

Removing natural gas service and usage could cost Baltimore households more than $26,000 each, a Consumer Energy Alliance analysis found.

Thai Oil Spill Cleanup to Take 5 More Days, Navy Says

An oil spill caused by a leak from an undersea pipeline 20 km (12.4 miles) off Thailand's eastern coast will take at least five more days to clear, its navy said on Thursday.

Peru Reports Small New Oil Leak During Clean-Up of Prior Spill

Spain's Repsol SA, which was removing remnant crude oil from a pipeline 18 meters (59 feet) under the surface of the sea, said the escaped oil was an expected part of the process and contained.

Carbon+Intel: Top US Oil States Vie for Carbon Capture Oversight to Speed Up Permits

Companies are proposing carbon capture and storage hubs to sequester greenhouse gas emissions from refineries, chemical and natural gas plants, a move that could help slow global warming.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."

Linde Debuts Plant for Extracting Hydrogen from Natural Gas Pipelines Using Membrane Technology

Linde Engineering started a full-scale pilot plant in Germany to showcase how its HISELECT powered by Evonik membrane technology can extract hydrogen from natural gas pipelines.

Analysts Raise EU Carbon Price Forecasts as Gas Rally Persists

Analysts have raised their European carbon market average price forecasts in response to persistently high gas prices that encourage electricity generators to use more polluting coal-fired power.

Perspective: Canada Praised for Climate Leadership Despite Scathing Watchdog Report

The report said federal investment of $12.6 billion in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is an example of policy incoherence in relation to moving forward on climate commitments.

EU in Touch with Partners to Boost Gas Supplies, Energy Commissioner Says

The European Union is talking with partners about the potential for increasing gas supplies to the bloc, Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said after a meeting with European energy ministers.

Aerial Surveys Detect Dozens of Methane 'Super-Emitters' in Permian

The facilities, which include pipelines, were observed as "persistently" emitting large volumes of methane over the three years of aerial surveys.

Energy Transfer to Supply Gas to Texas Power Plants in Feb Freeze Dispute

Energy Transfer will continue providing natural gas to Vistra Corp's power plants in Texas, it said after Vistra complained to state regulators that Energy Transfer threatened to stop supplying fuel.

DNV Evaluating Hydrogen Readiness of Hungarian Gas Pipeline

FGSZ Ltd. commissioned DNV to assess the suitability for partial to full hydrogen transport of one of FGSZ’s natural gas pipelines in Hungary.

Texas Cold Snap Arrives as Industry Says NatGas Infrastructure is Ready

To avoid a repeat of last February's energy emergencies after power plants and gas pipes froze, state agencies have imposed several weatherization and other rules to ensure that power and gas supplies keep flowing.

In Ukraine Crisis, Germany Faces Tough Decisions Over Gas Pipeline

Chancellor Olaf Scholz would face pressure from allies to respond to any invasion by stopping the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany going into operation.

Inaugural P&GJ Awards Winners Honored at In-Person Houston Gala

An elite group of midstream professionals gathered in Houston on November 18th to attend the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which honored the midstream industry’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions.

Ensuring Resilient Infrastructure and Climate Balance

America’s energy security must be balanced with environmental stewardship while accounting for the needs and impacts of current and future generations.

Methane Leak Detection Moving to Higher Plateaus

The U.S. government continues to look at rules or fees requiring companies to track and limit volumes of methane released into the atmosphere. Investment companies such as BlackRock are also keeping a close eye on sustainability practices such as methane reduction.

Germany Could Halt Pipeline if Russia Attacks Ukraine, Scholz Signals

Germany may consider halting the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia attacks Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz signaled on Tuesday, as pressure grew on his government to take a more hawkish stance on the Kremlin.

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

Germany Cannot Rule Out Nord Stream 2 as Means of Pressure, Says Foreign Policy Expert

Germany cannot rule out using the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a means of pressure against the Kremlin in case of further Russian aggression towards Ukraine.

Saudi-Polish Deal Dents Russian Oil Dominance in Baltic

Saudi Arabia’s planned purchase of Polish refining assets is set to put OPEC's top producer in charge of two thirds of Poland's oil supply, eroding previously dominant supplier Russia's leverage.

Russia Urges European Union, Germany to Not Delay Nord Stream 2

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Returns to Normal Operating Pressure

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline returned to normal operating pressure on Saturday, it said in a statement, after functioning at reduced pressure for over a month.

Canary Project Explores “Responsibly Sourced Gas” Possibilities

PureWest Energy LLC took bids on 7% of its Wyoming natural gas output that was certified as coming from net-zero wells that are also certified as being responsibly sourced. PureWest was testing the market.

American Petroleum Institute Wants Recognition for Methane Reductions

The American Petroleum Institute lobby group is seeking recognition of reductions in methane emissions by oil and gas producers as the Biden administration moves to regulate the greenhouse gas.

Russia Undermining European Gas Supply Amid Ukraine Standoff, IEA Says

Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows on Yamal-Europe Pipeline Continue to Move Eastward

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 23rd day on Wednesday.

Potential Russian Invasion of Ukraine Could Kill Off Nord Stream 2, US Says

Moscow's behavior towards Ukraine will play a crucial role in the fate of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the United States said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows Reversed Eastward via Russian Yamal Pipeline for 22nd Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 22nd day on Tuesday.