Pipeline

Operators Seek Extension to Complete Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

The joint venture building the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia asked federal regulators for four more years until October 2026 to complete the long-delayed project.

Germany Considers Converting Nord Stream 2 Into LNG Connection

The German government is considering converting parts of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into a connection for a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Baltic Sea coast.

Emerging Trends, Approaches in Engineering Assessments Pipeline Safety

The increased application of robust engineering assessments/fitness-for-service evaluations is expected to play out in several key ways.

Pipeline Isolation, Cross Compression Virtually Eliminate Emissions

For corporations, countries and individuals alike, both long-range planning and daily behavior are increasingly influenced by two little words: net zero.

Canada’s Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline ‘No Longer Profitable,' Says Watchdog

The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline is no longer profitable after cost over-runs and delays to its expansion project, the country's parliamentary budget officer (PBO) said on Wednesday.

Algeria, Niger, Nigeria Take Steps to Build $13 Billion Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline

Algeria, Niger and Nigeria have set up a task force to build the 2,565-mile Trans-Saharan gas pipeline that has been in the works for more than 40 years, Niger's oil ministry said on Wednesday.

Canada Seeking Pathway to Enable German Gas Flow Amid Russian Sanctions

Ottawa is evaluating options to help restore German gas supplies as a crucial Nord Stream 1 pipeline part is stranded in Canada due to Russian sanctions, the Canadian Natural Resources Minister said in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Gas Interconnection Poland–Lithuania Pipeline Project Completed

Construction of the 315-mile (508-km) Gas Interconnection Poland–Lithuania (GIPL) pipeline has been completed, and partial capacity will be available beginning May 1, according to operator Amber Grid Corp.

Getting Creative with Vegetation Management in Pipeline ROWs

Vegetation management is one of the critical aspects of maintaining rights-of-way (ROWs) for pipelines. Results of regularly scheduled inspections are among the key determinators for the implementation of specific maintenance efforts to control vegetation.

Rethinking Practices Can Reduce Carbon Footprint for Pipeline Projects

The push to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is at the forefront as we continue to close in on our 2050 net-zero targets set by the Paris Agreement. Governmental agencies for countries pledged to the cause are clamping down on companies to aid them in their efforts.

Challenging Tethered ILI of a Crude Pipeline in the Caribbean

In most cases, inline inspections (ILI) follow a basic principle: what goes into the pipeline at one end must come out at the other. Sometimes, it is not that simple.

India Moves to Modernize, Expand Gas Pipeline Network

Indian government says that it foresees an increase in the share of natural gas in the country’s energy mix – from 6% in 2021 to 15% by 2025. A total of $60 billion of new investment planned in the country’s natural gas infrastructure by 2024, with most of that coming from the private sector.

Hurdles of Acquiring ROW in Africa Pipeline Projects

In the recent past, Africa has announced major natural gas discoveries, particularly in Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, with analysts estimating the discoveries to be equivalent of 40% of the global discoveries, especially between 2011 and 2018.

Ukraine to Tap 109 MMcm/d of Spare Gas Capacity to Offset Nord Stream 1 Flows

Ukraine has around 109 million cubic meters a day (MMcm/d) of spare gas capacity through a transit route to Europe which could be used to offset lower flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Ukraine's gas transmission operator said on Monday.

Argentina Contracts Tenaris for 350-Mile Pipeline Project to Move Gas from Vaca Muerta

Energia Argentina has signed a contract with Tenaris to complete the 563-km (350-mile) Presidente Nestor Kirchner Gas Pipeline, which will transfer natural gas from the Vaca Muerta shale formation and allow Argentina to forgo costly LNG imports.

Sources: Tug Hill Explores Sale of Natural Gas Producer THQ Appalachia, Pipeline Firm XcL Midstream

Tug Hill and Quantum Energy are exploring a sale of U.S. natural gas producer THQ Appalachia I LLC and XcL Midstream, a pipeline firm that moves THQ's gas to market in a deal that could fetch more than $5 billion, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Gazprom CEO Sees No Solution to Nord Stream 1 Repair Delays Caused by Sanctions

Gazprom sees no solution to an ongoing equipment issue at the Portovaya compressor station, part of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that carries Russian gas to Germany, its CEO said on Thursday.

Italgas Plans to Invest $4.7 Billion to Upgrade Gas Pipeline Network in Italy

Italgas plans to invest $4.7 billion to 2028 to complete the upgrade of its domestic Italian network, which includes 74,000 km (46,000 miles) of regulated gas pipelines, the company said on Wednesday.

Gazprom Cuts Gas Exports to Italy by 15% Following Nord Stream Pipeline Disruptions

Russia's Gazprom cut its gas exports to Italy by around 15% on Wednesday, Italian energy firm Eni said, a move that comes as the Russian group is also curbing its gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, blaming Western sanctions for disrupting repair works it needs to do on the network.

Aemetis Completes 20 Miles of California RNG Pipeline, Gets OK for Final Stage of Construction

Aemetis Inc. has completed 20 miles of renewable natural gas (RNG) pipeline and received approval for construction of an additional 19 miles in Merced County, California, with project completion set for the fourth quarter of 2022.

Natural Gas Companies Look to Hydrogen to Extend Life of US Pipelines

Natural gas companies plan to use hydrogen and renewable natural gas made from landfills or agricultural waste to extend the life of existing pipelines in a future carbon-free world, energy executives said at the Reuters Global Energy Transition conference on Tuesday.

DNV Confirms Feasibility and Maturity of EastMed Gas Pipeline

DNV has issued confirmation of the feasibility statement of the EastMed gas pipeline, a 2,000-km (1,242-mile) long onshore and offshore natural gas conduit project meant to connect offshore gas reserves from the Levantine Basin to Greece and further to southeastern European countries.

Mexico’s President Pledges New Gas Pipeline, Liquefaction Plant in Oaxaca

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to see through the completion of a gas liquefaction facility in Oaxaca as well as a new pipeline to serve the facility, committing an investment of $6 billion.

PG&E Commissions New Renewable Natural Gas Pipeline in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has partnered with Aemetis Inc. to officially commission the interconnection of a new renewable natural gas facility in Keyes, California.

Matador Resources Acquires Permian Pipeline, Gathering System in $75 Million Deal

Matador Resources Co. has agreed to acquire Summit Midstream's gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin for $75 million, which includes roughly 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

POET Plans to Fast-Track Ethanol Climate Goals with Midwest Carbon Pipeline Project

Ethanol producer POET said it hopes to meet some of its climate goals early as a result of a new partnership it announced this week with a Midwest carbon capture and storage pipeline.

Canada Expands Pipeline Capacity, But Crude Now Faces US Gulf Coast Oversupply Issue

After long being deeply discounted for years because of a lack of pipelines, Canadian heavy crude is finally trading like a "North American" grade, moving in tandem with U.S. sour crudes sold on the Gulf Coast after Enbridge Inc. expanded its Line 3 pipeline late last year.

Texas RRC Commissioners Assess Unusually Heavy Amount of Enforcement Fines

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $1,008,396 in fines with pipeline operators and excavators ticketed $476,200 for violations of the Commission’s Pipeline Damage Prevention rules, the Commission said on Wednesday.

Russia Hikes Oil Exports from Major Eastern Port to Help Offset EU Ban

Russia is ramping up oil exports from its major eastern port of Kozmino by about a fifth, aiming to meet surging demand from Asian buyers and offset the impact of European Union sanctions.

Indigenous Australians File Lawsuit to Block $3.6 Billion Barossa Pipeline Project

The Barossa project, due to start producing gas in 2025, calls for the construction of a nearly 260 km (162 mile) pipeline to the west of the Tiwi Islands that will connect offshore gas facilities to an existing pipeline that runs to Darwin in the Northern Territory.