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Top German Court Rejects Bid to Block Gas Pipeline

Germany's highest court has rejected a bid by an environmentalist group to block construction of the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Medallion Launches Open Season for Major Expansion of Crude Pipeline

Medallion Pipeline Company began a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for a major expansion of its crude oil pipeline system in the Midland Basin. The company plans to expand six pipeline segments to transport crude to downstream pipelines and markets.

Tallgrass Energy, Silver Creek Midstream Set Iron Horse Pipeline Open Season

Tallgrass Energy and Silver Creek Midstream, began a binding open season for additional shipper commitments for Niobrara crude oil transportation service on the Iron Horse Pipeline. The system is designed to add grades of crude oil as necessary.

North Dakota Sues Dakota Access over Farmland Ownership

North Dakota's attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland.

Oryx Midstream Begins Open Season on Delaware Basin System

Midland, Texas-based Oryx Midstream Services II launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications to support the regional crude oil gathering and trunk line transportation systems, which will serve the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

Court: Louisiana Oil Pipeline Construction Allowed to Continue

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin swamp.

Seaway Crude Pipeline Loads First VLCC at Texas Marine Terminal

Seaway Crude Pipeline, which owns a pipeline system that transports crude oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast and a Gulf Coast distribution network, loaded its first very large crude carrier (VLCC) at the company’s marine terminal in Texas City.

Washington Voters Likely to Take Up Carbon Fee Initiative

Washington state voters will likely decide in November whether to charge industrial emitters a fee for their carbon pollution, the latest effort yet to pass a carbon-pricing measure to fight climate change.

Minnesota Approves Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Project

Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline, angering opponents who say the project threatens pristine areas and have vowed Standing Rock-style protests if needed to block it.

Bayou Bridge Plans to Finish Louisiana Oil Pipeline by October

A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana expects to complete the construction project by October if a federal appeals court doesn’t order another halt to the work. Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s attorneys said construction of the entire 163-mile (260-km) pipeline was nearly 76% complete as of Sunday.

Epic Completes Phase 2 of NGL Pipeline from Delaware, Midland Basins

Epic Midstream Holdings announced completion of Phase 2 of the Epic Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline and said product is now running from DLK Black River Midstream to Benedum, Texas. The completion of 205 miles of the total 700 mile pipeline comes less than three months after Epic finished construction on Phase 1.

EnLink to Build New Delaware Basin Crude Oil Gathering System

EnLink Midstream will construct a crude oil gathering system in the Northern Delaware Basin called the Avenger Crude Oil Gathering System. The project is anchored by a 10-year contract with Devon Energy and supported by dedications from Devon’s Todd (Eddy and Lea counties, N.M.) and Potato Basin (Eddy County, N.M.) development areas.

In Texas, Trump’s Steel Tariff Stirs Uncertainty, Concern

There’s no playbook to guide companies through an exemption process, often described as chaotic and unpredictable. In Baytown, Texas, east of Houston, Joel Johnson is fighting an uphill battle to keep his pipe factory from becoming a casualty .

SGA Chair Caron Lawhorn on a Mission to Raise Industry’s Voice

Southern Gas Association Chair Caron Lawhorn is on a mission to give the natural gas industry a bigger voice in the national conversation on energy efficiency and sustainability.

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Pipeline to Improve Shale Gas Transport

In the three years since Mauricio Macri was elected president of the Argentine Republic, the federal government has stepped up efforts to meet unsatisfied gas demand of 40 MMcm/d in winter and increasing year-round demand to fuel an expanding industrial base.

Liberty Utilities Sees Potential Benefit in Decoupling

Whenever the topic of “decoupling” is mentioned concerning natural gas distribution utilities, confusion, along with a fair amount of debate, is bound to follow. That’s because, traditionally, rates for business and residential customers are decided based on a particular company’s revenues and profits.

Caterpillar

Engineered for reliable production on the most challenging job-sites, the Cat PL61 pipelayer (sideboom) is part of a full line of purpose-built pipelayers designed for performance, safety and serviceability. Easy transport width, means this equipment is available when and where you need it.

Krohne

Krohne offers the Optisonic 7300 Biogas ultrasonic flowmeter, designed to measure dry and wet biogas with variable composition. The flowmeter provides functions such as calculation of standard volume, methane content measurement and diagnostics features.

Thermo Scientific

The new Thermo Scientific SOLA iQ online sulfur analyzer helps technicians in the oil and gas industry measure total sulfur content of liquid or gas phase samples without lab analysis.

A.Y. McDonald

A.Y. McDonald introduced its Portable Bypass Kit for getting around meters during inspections or when changing out devices.

John Deere

John Deere added three new plate compactors to its portfolio of Worksite Pro attachments. Designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models deliver powerful performance and productivity.

Companies in the News

Fluor Corporation was selected by a division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to execute the engineering and procurement scope for MPC’s South Texas Asset Repositioning (STAR) program at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog ..

Garlock

Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT) launched Evolution, its next generation of isolation gaskets, featuring easier installation, tight sealing, high-temperature operation, no permeation, hydrotesting isolation, fire-safety and chemical-resistance. The thinner, 1/8-inch design makes the gasket easier to install.

Enterprise Products

Enterprise Products Partners announced its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy pipeline went into full service.

GITA, Pipeline & Gas Journal Launch Annual Technology Conference

Gulf Energy Information's Pipeline & Gas Journal and the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) announced they will produce the Pipeline Technology Forum, including the 27th GITA Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference, Oct. 16-17 in Houston.

Primoris Completes Acquisition of Willbros Group

Dallas-based Primoris Services Corporation has completed its acquisition of pipeline and infrastructure contractor Willbros Group in a deal valued at $100 million.

Rover Pipeline’s Full Mainline B Goes into Full Service

Energy Transfer Partners today that Rover Pipeline received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin service of the Supply Connector B and full Mainline B pipeline segments.

PPSA/PRCI Host ILI Demonstration for Young Pipeline Professionals

The Pigging Products and Services Association (PPSA) and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) hosted a pull through ILI demonstration for Young Pipeline Professionals at the PRCI’s Technology Development Center (TDC) in Houston.

Energy Transfer Seeks More Commitments on Permian Express 3

Energy Transfer Partners said Permian Express Partners LLC will begin soliciting for intrastate service on up to 50,000 bpd of volume commitments on Phase 1 of Permian Express 3.

Double Success for BiSN at Offshore Achievement Awards

BiSN took home the Innovator Award and Great Company Award at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA). Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on March 22 in Aberdeen, Scotland.