Infrastructure

Colombia ELN Guerrillas Claim Responsibility for Attacks on Oil Pipeline

Left-wing guerrillas from the National Liberation Army in Colombia have claimed responsibility for an attack against a pipeline used to transport crude to the country's most important refinery.

Jordan Aims to Supply Lebanon with Electricity by Year-End -Minister

Under an agreement recently announced, Egypt will supply natural gas to Lebanon via a pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria to help boost Lebanon's electricity output.

Egypt Close to Finalizing Arrangements for Gas Supplies to Lebanon

Under an agreement announced last month, Egypt will supply natural gas to Lebanon via a pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria to help to boost Lebanon's electricity output.

Future of Control System Cybersecurity Built Upon Industry Standards

The Colonial Pipeline attack should serve as a wake-up call for organizations in critical infrastructure and advanced manufacturing — now is the time to implement a standards-based approach to risk assessment and mitigation.

API’s Cybersecurity Standard Provides Approach to Protection

Working together with industry and government, the American Petroleum Institute has taken a major step to enhance protection of critical pipeline infrastructure by publishing the 3rd edition of Standard 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Directive for Oil, Gas Pipelines Targets Vulnerabilities

A comprehensive cybersecurity self-assessment sent to pipeline operators by the Transportation Security Administration is a clear signal that the federal homeland security apparatus is fully engaged in getting ahead of future attacks.

U.S. Awards $98 Million in Grants to Support Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA announced it is awarding $98.8 million in grants to states, territories, and tribes to help enhance pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs at the community level for 11 different safety programs.

Perspective: How Soon Could Carbon Capture Solve Industry CO₂ Shortages?

It may seem surprising that CO₂ – the greenhouse gas heating our world – also keeps certain essential industries functioning. How can there be a shortage of something we’re desperately trying to emit less of?

Colonial Pipeline Partially Resumes as Nicholas Brings Rains, Wind

The largest U.S. fuel line resumed partial operations Tuesday as oil and gas facilities weathered hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Texas, suffering less damage than in Hurricane Ida two weeks earlier.

Canadian First Nation Demands Enbridge Reroute Gas Pipeline After 2018 Explosion

A Canadian First Nation in northern British Columbia said on Tuesday it was trying to force Enbridge Inc. to reroute a natural gas pipeline off its reserve lands after the line exploded in 2018, causing residents to flee their homes.

Securing America’s Critical Energy Infrastructure: 5 Steps for Operators

Today, fearing the worst, oil and gas companies – and the federal government – are putting a renewed emphasis on cybersecurity in this crucial component of our nation’s critical infrastructure sector. In this threatening and confusing landscape, operators follow five steps detailed in this article.

Over 89% of Oil, Gas Output Shut in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Friday remained largely halted in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, with 1.7 million barrels, or 93%, of its daily crude output suspended.

Colonial Pipeline Restarts as Ida Damage Assessments Face Hurdles

Colonial Pipeline restarted on Tuesday while other efforts to assess damages to energy infrastructure were slowed by widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida and power outages.

Russia Says Nord Stream 2, TurkStream to Improve Europe's Energy Security

The Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines are designed to improve the energy security of Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

New Cybersecurity Standard for Pipelines Provides Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Defense

API published its third edition of Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity underscoring the natural gas and oil industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from malicious and potentially disruptive cyber-attacks.

U.S. Senators Target Ransomware by Targeting Countries That Allow It

Two senior U.S. senators planned legislation on Thursday that would fight ransomware attacks on U.S. infrastructure by sanctioning countries that harbor cyber criminals, as well as by strengthening protections against attacks.

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.