Pipeline

Port Arthur Pipeline Announces Binding Open Season for Additional Capacity on Texas Connector Project

A component of Sempra LNG has launched an open season to solicit interest for capacity on a proposed pipeline to connect its proposed Port Arthur LNG facility to connecting pipelines and transport hubs.

MPLX Announces Binding Open Season, Expansion of SLC Pipeline System

Marathon Petroleum's midstream division has launched a binding open season for a proposed expansion of its SLC Pipeline System.

Dakota Access Flows Safe Through 2020 — Court Schedule

The Dakota Access pipeline will be able to continue flows until late December 2020 at the earliest, according to a federal court schedule released last week.

Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Oklahoma City

A natural gas pipeline exploded near Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.

Russian Ship Sails for Nord Stream 2 Supply Base in Germany

Recent tracking data showed a Russian ship heading towards the German base of Nord Stream 2 pipeline project as the Kremlin seeks to push forward with the project.

Germany Offered to Build LNG Terminals to Avert U.S. Pipeline Sanctions - Die Zeit

A new report from a German newspaper says that the country told the U.S. it would spend $1.2 billion to build two LNG terminals in exchange for not imposing sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Argentina Pitches Pipeline to Brazil for Vaca Muerta Shale Gas

Officials in Argentina are planning to propose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project with Brazil to carry shale gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to Brazil's gas distribution market.

Pennsylvania Orders Sunoco to Reroute Section of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

Environmental regulators in Pennsylvania have ordered Sunoco Pipeline, a unit of Energy Transfer, to reroute a section of the company's Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.

German State Leader Says Nord Stream 2 Should not be Used to Punish Russia

The leader of the German state where the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is to come onshore has said the pipeline should not be used as punishment against the Kremlin for the poisoning of a ciritc of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Uganda, Tanzania Sign Agreement for Pipeline Construction

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to build a crude oil export pipeline to carry Ugandan oil to an export facility in Tanzania.

Equitrans Considers Options Against EQT Corp in Pipeline Dispute

Equitrans Midstream said on Monday it is considering all options against its former parent company EQT over an ownership dispute of the Hammerhead Pipeline.

Genesis Energy Oil Pipeline Unlikely to be Restored Before October

An oil pipeline owned by Genesis Energy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is unlikely to return to operations before October 1, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Morrison Completes Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Installation, Reaches Milestone

Morrison, an energy services firm, has completed installation of over 60,000 feet of subsea pipeline in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico marking more than 5.5 million feet of pipe laid by the company in the region.

Enbridge To Resume Operation of East Segment of Line 5

Enbridge has announced it is restarting the east segment of its Line 5 oil pipeline in Michigan.

Inland U.S. Refinery Closures Good Magellan Pipeline Systems — CEO

The closure of some U.S. oil refineries will be a boon to Magellan Midstream's oil pipeline systems, the company's CEO said on Wednesday.

Plains All American CEO Sees Further Consolidation in Pipeline Industry

The CEO of Plains All American said on Wednesday that the pipeline industry should expect more consolidations in the near future as low oil prices continue to hinder growth in the industry.

Energy Transfer Expects Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Operational by Late 2021

Energy Transfer told investors on Tuesday that it expects the expansion of its embattled Dakota Access oil pipeline to be operational by the end of next year.

Enterprise Abandons Texas Pipeline Project as Oil Prices Remain Weak

Enterprise Products announced on Wednesday it is canceling its $1.1 billion Midland-Houston oil pipeline due to the collapse in oil prices from the coronavirus pandemic.

Equitrans on Track to Finish Mountain Valley Pipeline in Early 2021

Equitans Midstream said on Tuesday that it remains on track to finish its nearly $6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

Executive Profile: Engineering Veteran Ventures Out on His Own

Longtime pipeline engineering mainstay Marcelino Guedes Gomes has retired from Brazil oil giant Petrobras after more than 30 years, but he has no intention of leaving behind the work he loves. Guedes Gomes has co-founded PipelineBrazil, with the goal of improving pipelines in terms of safety and imaginative design ideas.

PHMSA Ratifies Industry Requestion MAOP

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in mid-July granting transmission pipelines the changes they requested after publication of a big final rule last October titled, “Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments.”

Yesterday and Today: Installing a Pipeline Across the World’s Busiest Shipping Channel

Pipeline construction veteran Joe Pikas recalls a 50-year-old offshore construction project that highlights the differences between how engineering goals were met in the past, and how they are met today.

Adjusting Costs with Large-Diameter Tapping Tees

Since 2011, Peoples Gas has been pursuing an aggressive system modernization program, including the replacement of 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of cast iron and ductile iron mains operating at 7 inches (178 mm) water column with modern polyethylene operating at 22 psi (1.5 bar).

When Pipelines Strain Assessment Exceeds Capacity

There are many advantages of combining multiple inspection technologies to effectively build a picture of the pipeline condition and how it changes over time.

Using Phased Array UT in Lieu of Radiography for Weld Inspections

Since its introduction in the early 2000s, phased array ultrasonic testing (UT) instruments have been embraced by NDT service providers for weld inspections in lieu of RT.

German Chancellor Dampens Talk of Halting Nord Stream 2 — Party Sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel downplayed the possibility of halting Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline in response to the poisoning of a top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Anatomy of Frustration: Atlantic Coast and Dakota Access Pipelines

In early July, the U.S. pipeline industry faced down a one-two punch as the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled and a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down.

And Our Readers Say …

A recent survey of Pipeline & Gas Journal readers showed a clear majority of respondents believe the lingering effects of the coronavirus and recent developments concerning Dakota Access and Atlantic Coast pipelines have dealt a serious one-two punch to midstream businesses.

Death Toll from Bangladesh Gas Explosion Rises to 24

The death toll from a gas pipeline explosion in a mosque outside Bangladesh’s capital rose to 24 on Sunday while authorities were examining how a leakage caused the accident during evening prayers.

Italy Can be Hydrogen Hub with Pipeline Imports from Africa - Snam

Italy could become a clean energy hub for Europe by piping hydrogen produced in North Africa from solar power at 10-15% less than it costs to produce locally, according to a new study.