Operations

Leeward Renewable Energy Inks 15-Year Deal with PG&E for Sierra Pinta Energy Storage Project

Leeward Renewable Energy has finalized a 15-year agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for LRE’s Sierra Pinta Energy storage project in Yuma County, Arizona.

U.S. LNG Exports Rise in May as Freeport LNG Returns to Production

U.S. exports of LNG rebounded in May as Freeport LNG, the country's second-largest exporter of the superchilled gas, returned to full production and as more supplies flowed to Asia, preliminary data from LSEG showed.

Navigating Small Diameter ILI Challenges in Crude Oil Gathering Systems

Bridger Pipeline operates a crude oil gathering system, of approximately 3,500 miles, in the Williston Basin of western North Dakota, eastern Montana and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The system contains many small-diameter (3-inch to 6-inch) gathering lines that are a challenge to inspect with ILI tools.

Technote: Enhancing Pipeline Safety Through Automation

Discover the pivotal role of automation in modern pipeline operations, addressing safety challenges while optimizing efficiency and regulatory compliance. Gain insights into the evolving dynamics of the industry and future technological trends.

Pipeline Efficiency: Enhancing Bearings with Surface Preparation and Coatings

Surface preparation and coatings enhance the performance and lifespan of industrial bearings in pipelines. Techniques like shot blasting and advanced coatings provide superior wear and corrosion protection, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. Explore methods to boost pipeline efficiency.

Chevron-led TCO Completes Maintenance at Tengiz Oilfield in May

TCO exports oil mainly via Caspian Pipeline Consortium's Black Sea terminal near Russian port of Novorossiisk. Some 5% of its crude exports also go through the Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan pipeline.

Leak Detection: Navigating Industry Evolution Through Adaptive Technology

To maintain innovation and growth while avoiding potential disruption, the governing bodies responsible for regulation and processes within the pipeline industry are expected to anticipate change and implement the appropriate solutions.

Chevron Australia Resumes Full LNG Production at Gorgon Facility

Chevron has resumed full LNG production at its Gorgon Gas facility in Australia, after a mechanical fault caused one production train to go offline in late April.

Energy Transfer Adds 6,000 Miles of Pipeline with $3.25 Billion WTG Midstream Acquisition

WTG's assets include a 6,000-mile pipeline network that serves the Midland Basin, eight processing plants with a total capacity of 1.3 billion cubic feet per day, and two new plants that are under construction.

EU Countries Approve Methane Emissions Limits on European Oil and Gas Imports

From 2030, the EU will impose "maximum methane intensity values" on fossil fuels placed on the European market. The European Commission will design the exact methane limits by that date.

Conduit Power and Riley Permian Expand Partnership for ERCOT Power Sales

Plans include the construction of 100MW natural gas-fueled generation and battery energy storage systems across multiple West Texas facilities, slated for commercial operations by 2025.

Petronas' Bintulu LNG Facility Fully Operational After Power Disruption

Malaysian state-run Petronas said on Thursday its LNG complex in Bintulu was fully restored on Sunday, more than a week after a power loss incident disrupted normal operations.

Case Study: Risk Management for Valve Rupture Mitigation in Pipeline Operations

Discover how a U.S. transmission pipeline operator collaborated with Dynamic Risk to conduct a comprehensive risk analysis for valve rupture mitigation. Learn how geospatial data and advanced analytics were utilized to prioritize high-consequence areas and optimize risk management strategies.

Exxon, Pertamina to Advance Carbon Capture Efforts with Appraisal Drilling in Indonesia

Pertamina and Exxon plan to conduct appraisal drilling for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub in Indonesia, with the companies signing an initial storage deal with South Korea's KNOC on Wednesday.

Freeport LNG Plant in Texas Resumes Full Operations, Ships Queue for Loading

LNG tankers began loading at Freeport LNG in Texas this week as full operations resumed at the liquefied natural gas export plant after repairs and maintenance, data from financial firm LSEG showed on Wednesday.

Shell Probes Smoke Report Near Gbaran Oil Facility in Nigeria

Residents in the nearby community reported a fire near Shell's Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria, stating that blasts were heard in the area where pipeline repair works had been ongoing.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Repairs Leak, Proceeds with West Virginia-Virginia Gas Line Testing

U.S. natural gas pipeline venture Mountain Valley Pipeline said on Friday it repaired a segment of pipe that failed a water test earlier in the month and will continue to prepare the long-delayed West Virginia-Virginia pipe for service.

CGG, Baker Hughes Join Forces for Carbon Capture and Storage Solutions

CGG has signed a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes at the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston to facilitate the parties exploring jointly offered carbon capture and storage solutions.

Enbridge Gas Invites Bids for Peak Storage at Dawn Hub

Enbridge Gas has announced a binding open season for peak storage services at the Dawn Hub storage facility, with service starting as early as April 1, 2025.

New Fortress Delays Start of Mexico's First LNG Plant to Late May

New Fortress Energy said on Wednesday it delayed the start of its Altamira LNG plant in Mexico to May and expects to export its first cargo in June after an incident a few days before the country's first LNG export plant was due to begin production.

Pipeline Safety Improves Over Five Years, Focuses on Community Engagement and Low-Carbon Solutions

Despite increases in pipeline mileage and the volume of barrels transported, the American Petroleum Institute's recent report reveals that pipeline safety has seen improvement across various key metrics over the past five years.

TC Energy's Keystone Pipeline Shines in Q1, Achieving Record Operational Reliability

Total earnings from TC Energy's pipeline segments came in at $1.66 billion, primarily driven by the Keystone pipeline, which achieved 96% "operational reliability", TC Energy said.

Tallgrass Initiates Open Season for 400-Mile Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline

Trailblazer CO2 Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tallgrass Energy, has initiated a binding open season to solicit commitments for the transportation of carbon dioxide gas from origins in Nebraska through its 400-mile Trailblazer CO2 pipeline.

Plains All American Raises Stake Saddlehorn Pipeline JV, Surpasses Q1 Profit Estimates

Pipeline and storage operator Plains All American raised its stake in the Saddlehorn Pipeline Company joint venture and a mid-Continent basin terminal asset by 10% for about $110 million in cash.

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Retreat Amid High Storage Levels Despite Increased LNG Demand

U.S. natural gas futures eased on Tuesday, pressured by large storage levels, after marking its best day in over two years in the previous session, helped by forecasts for more demand than previously expected with an increase in feedgas to Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas.

Enterprise Products Targets Year-End Approval for Deepwater Oil Port

Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it expects to have two contracts for its proposed deepwater oil export terminal by May 31 and reach a final investment decision before year-end.

Enterprise Products Partners Plans 10-Day Downtime for Wink-to-Webster Pipeline in June

Energy pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners on Tuesday said it notified shippers of downtime for about 10 days in June on the Wink-to-Webster shale oil pipeline.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

Tivoli Midstream Acquires Strategic Texas Gulf Coast Terminal Assets

Tivoli Midstream LLC has announced the closing of an acquisition of strategic terminal and infrastructure assets located in the Gulf Coast of Texas in Brazoria County (the Chocolate Bayou Assets) from affiliates of Ascend Performance Materials LLC.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.