Infrastructure

MDU Resources Planning $75 million NatGas Pipeline Expansion in North Dakota

To fulfill additional customer demand, WBI Energy plans to construct a 60-mile, 12-inch natural gas pipeline expansion and ancillary facilities to Wahpeton. The expansion will have capacity of 20 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and is expected to cost approximately $75 million.

Enbridge U.S. TETCO NatGas Pipe Prepares to Return to Full Service

Enbridge Inc's Texas Eastern Transmission unit said it provided all the information federal safety regulators requested and is preparing to increase pressure in its Pennsylvania to Mississippi pipeline as soon regulators approve.

National Grid Studies UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 1,243-mile (2,000-km) hydrogen pipeline network across the U.K. Reaching a goal of delivering hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take an abundance of planning and work.

GlobalData: Significantly More Carbon Capture Infrastructure Needed to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions

There are approximately 28 commercial Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage facilities globally, with a total capacity of 40 Megatons per annum, but accounting for only 0.12% of total energy-related CO2 emissions.

Nigeria Losing 200,000 BPD to Pipeline Damage, Minister Says

Nigeria is losing an average of 200,000 barrels of oil per day - more than 10% of its production - to pipeline vandalism, the country's information minister said on Monday.

'Eye of fire' in Mexican Waters Blamed on Gas Pipeline Leak

Pemex said that a fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Friday was caused by a gas leak from an underwater pipeline. Videos of the blaze went viral.

U.S. Infrastructure Deal Includes $6 Billion Sale from Oil Reserve

The infrastructure deal struck by a group of bipartisan senators and President Joe Biden on Thursday is partially funded by a $6 billion sale from the U.S. emergency oil reserve, according to a document circulated by Republican lawmakers.

Physical Threats to Pipeline Critical Infrastructure Growing

The importance of physical threat awareness toward critical pipeline infrastructure has never been greater. Safeguarding against physical threats are just as important, if not more important, as cyber-threats to protecting our nation’s pipeline systems, terminals and facilities.

Colonial Pipeline Shuts Down after Cyber Attack

Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast's fuel supply, after a cyber attack that industry sources said was caused by ransomware.

Piñon Starts Work on N.M. Sour Gas Treatment, Carbon Capture Facility

Piñon Midstream has started construction on the Dark Horse Sour Gas Treating and Carbon Capture Facility and associated pipeline infrastructure in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico

Pipeline Company Recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month

Georgia’s Colonial Pipeline is reminding homeowners and contractors that safe digging must remain a priority to protect people and prevent damage to critical utility services.

After Winter Crisis, Texas Power Grid Assures It Will Meet Record Summer Demand

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the power grid in most of the state, said it anticipates there will be sufficient generation to meet record-breaking demand forecast for this summer.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

With his implementation of a comprehensive energy program for Yucatan, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hopes to bolster the economic and social development of the state, along with the rest of southeast Mexico.

Canada Looks at All Options to Keep Line 5 Pipeline Operating

Canada will take whatever measures are needed to keep the Line 5 oil pipeline open, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said, as the deadline for a shutdown order from the U.S. state of Michigan looms.

Duke Energy Begins Replacing Aging Gas Pipeline

Construction got underway on the 12-mile Central Corridor replacement pipeline designed to run though Hamilton County, Ohio, which is in the southeast corner of the state and contains the city of Cincinnati.

Chevron to Buy Out Noble Midstream in All-Stock $1.32 Billion Deal

Chevron Corp will buy the shares of Noble Midstream Partners LP it does not already own in an all-stock deal that values the pipeline operator at $1.32 billion, a month after making a slightly smaller offer.

CERAWEEK: Texas Needs to Winterize its Grid or Interconnect with Neighbors

Texas should winterize its electric generation plants or consider connecting its grid with other parts of the country to help avoid another deadly blackout like the one last month that left people without heat, power or water for days.

Oil Refineries Shut as Texas Energy Industry Reels from Deep Freeze

A deep freeze across Texas took a toll on the energy industry in the largest U.S. crude-producing state, shutting oil refineries and forcing restrictions from natural gas pipeline operators.

SBS Energy Sets Record in GOM Decommissioning Project

SBS Energy Services (SBS) completed a multiphase project to decommission 29,000 feet (8,839 meters) of 10-by-6-inch (254-by-152-mm) insulated pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in partnership with Helix Energy Solutions, setting a new offshore snubbing unit/hydraulic workover world record.

Balkans Gas Developments Still Face Structural Woes

The gas market in Southeast Europe, better known as the Balkans, is weighed down by several longstanding difficulties. The region bounded by Bulgaria to the north, Croatia to the northwest and Turkey to the southeast currently suffers from disconnected markets, owing to the lack of an integrated cross-border gas pipeline network, a heavy dependence on Russian gas and insufficient storage capacity.

German Orgs Plan Pipeline Infrastructure to Cut Steel Plant Emissions

The idea is for OGE and Equinor to supply initially gas and then hydrogen to Thyssenkrupp steel plant via pipelines, and transport CO2 sequestered from the steelmaking process away to storage underneath the Dutch or Norwegian North Sea via pipelines or ships.

New Terminal Loads Initial VLCC Tanker with Crude Oil

Buckeye Partners said crude oil export operations began at the second deepwater dock at South Texas Gateway (STG), a new facility constructed at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Ingleside, Texas.

Enterprise, Navigator Begin Service on Ship Channel Ethylene Tank

Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings began service has begun on a 30,000-ton refrigerated ethylene storage tank at the ethylene export terminal, which is owned 50/50 by affiliates of the two companies.

Natixis Sees Deals from Gulf States Monetizing Oil Assets

Natixis expects oil-rich Gulf states to accelerate privatizations, including by extracting revenue from oil assets, with Saudi Arabia and possibly Oman as likely candidates for similar deals next year, the French bank’s regional head said.

Line 3 Pipeline Opponents Sue to Shut Down Minnesota Construction

Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit.

LNG Import Terminals Add-Ons Boast Advantages

North American LNG exporters are sounding more confident about the prospects for new projects in 2021 due to a recent rally in prices driven by surging Asian demand, even as most industry analysts expect next year to be another difficult one.

Appropriate Methods for Repairing Pipelines

Over many decades now, the ever-growing network of on- and offshore pipelines has transported an increasing volume of refined petroleum products, industrial chemicals, crude oil and natural gas to commercial and household customers. North America is a case in point.

Construction of Pipeline to Colombia’s Coast Nears Completion

The demand for natural gas in Colombia will increase by 50% in the next 13 years, from 961 MMBtu/d in 2019 to 1,449 MMBtu/d in 2033. With that in mind, Promigas has undertaken construction of the 250-MMcf/d Paiva-Caracolí gas pipeline along the Caribbean coast of Colombia, which was 92% complete in August.

Nebraska Pipeline Rupture Likely Caused by 3rd-Party

A natural gas pipeline in rural Nebraska has been repaired after a rupture caused an explosion that was large enough to be seen by satellite. Northern Natural Gas said “a series of scores and gouges were found across the impacted pipeline segment,"

Williams Projects Go In-Service Early as 2020 Ends

Williams said early in-service capacity was achieved for three of its gas expansion projects. Projects going online in the fourth quarter were Transco’s Leidy South and Southeastern Trail, along with the Bluestem Pipeline.