Pipeline

One Killed in Fire on Pertamina Pipeline in Indonesia - Fire Official

A Chinese construction worker was killed while working on an Indonesian oil pipeline after a fire broke out.

Ecuador State Oil Firm Reopens Oil Pipeline, Resumes Exports After Protests

Ecuador's state oil company has resumed shipping on a major oil pipeline after government protests forced it to declare a force majeure earlier this month.

Russia Says Bulgaria to Complete TurkStream Portion By 2020

Bulgaria has promised Russia that it will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline on schedule bringing it in service by early 2020.

Corps: No More Dakota Access Pipeline Study Needed

The Army Corps of Engineers has determined that no further environmental study is needed on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

TC Declares Force Majeure on Keystone Shipments after Storm

TC Energy Corp has declared force majeure on shipments on its 590,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Keystone oil pipeline after a snow storm hit Manitoba over the weekend, disrupting operations.

Phillips 66 Sets Rates for Gray Oak Crude Pipeline

— Phillips 66 Partners LP set spot rates of $4.75 a barrel to ship crude on its new 900,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Gray Oak crude pipeline within points in Texas, according to a filing this week.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Begins Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System

Rangeland Midstream Canada has commenced the construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System.

ARB Midstream Announces Start-up of DJ Basin Crude Oil Gathering System

ARB Midstream subsidiary DJ South Gathering announced a key expansion of its fast-growing crude oil gathering and transportation system in the DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Trans Mountain Restarts Construction on Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp restarted construction on parts of its pipeline to nearly triple the flow of crude from Alberta’s oil sands to the British Columbia coast roughly a year after the project’s latest regulatory setback.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.

Enterprise to Expand ATEX Pipeline after Successful Open Season

Enterprise Products Partners will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season.

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Subsea Contract for Vietnam Gas Pipeline

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant contract by PetroVietnam Gas for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Nam Con Son 2 Phase 2 pipeline across Nam Con Son basin and Cuu Long basin in Vietnam.

National Grid Says it Will Reconnect Gas Customers After NY Order

National Grid Plc said on Monday it was taking steps to reconnect about 1,000 natural gas customers in New York City and Long Island following a state order after the utility previously refused to reinstate service, citing short supply.

Utility Finds Big Assist with Low-Pressure Issue

While psi levels vary depending on the application, real-time pressure monitoring is essential for utilities that supply natural gas to residential and commercial endpoints on their distribution networks.

Separating Pipeline Integrity Management’s Wheat from Its Chaff

Natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline operators have been accumulating mass volumes of data for several years. But what to do with all this data? This is a question many natural gas pipeline operators are asking in advance of the highly anticipated Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) proposed gas and gathering pipeline mega-rule.

New Diagnostics Technology Assesses Pipeline Pig Runs

Pipelines can require both scheduled and unplanned cleaning for many reasons, from the maintenance of throughput to preparation for inspections runs. The most common method for removing debris from pipelines is using pigs and scraper tools.

New York to Fight FERC Ruling on Constitution Pipeline

The New York regulatory agency that failed to act on a water quality certification for Williams’ planned Constitution Pipeline said it will fight a federal ruling that it waived the decision through inaction. In spite of the challenge, the project may move ahead to completion by 2021.

Laguna-Aguascalientes Gas Pipeline Propels Growth in Mexico

It is estimated that by 2026 in Mexico, natural gas demand will double the total amount of natural gas produced in 2012. Meanwhile, the current conditions suggest production will increase 2.8% annually.

Appeals Court Puts Mountain Valley Pipeline Permits on Hold

A federal appeals court has put a hold on two permits needed for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Italy's Snam Looking to Raise Hydrogen Mix in Its Pipelines

Italy’s Snam is planning to inject more hydrogen into its gas pipeline network and will be able to count on the backing of Rome as the new government rolls out its new climate package.

Enbridge Offers Tribe At Least $24M to Settle Pipeline Lawsuit

Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation in northern Wisconsin.

NJ Denies Permits for Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says his administration has rejected a proposed 120-mile long natural gas pipeline that would start in Pennsylvania and end in New Jersey.

Judge Weighs Renewed Keystone XL Arguments

A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump's permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border.

Permian Highway Pipeline Clears Key Legal Hurdle

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline reached major milestone as the City of Kyle, Texas, approved a settlement agreement allowing construction of the pipeline through the city.

Tallgrass Announces Open Season for Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, through its affiliate Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC (“Pony Express”), have announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation for near-term expansion on the Pony Express system from origin points in Wyoming to the McPherson refinery destination in Kansas.

Poland Expects to Remove Tainted Russian Oil By July 2020

Poland’s pipeline operator PERN expects that its system will be completely cleared of contaminated Russian oil by July 2020, its Chief Executive Igor Wasilewski said on Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appalachian Trail Pipeline Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by Dominion Energy Inc and President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that halted construction on a natural gas pipeline due to run underneath a section of the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.

Bulgartransgaz to Seek 150 Million Euro Loan to Finance Gas Pipeline

Bulgarian state gas firm Bulgartransgaz is seeking a short-term loan of 150 million euros ($164.36 million) to help finance advance payments for the Bulgarian extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline project, it said on Thursday.

OMV Chief Says No Need to Discuss Alternative Nord Stream 2 Route

There is no need to discuss alternative routes for Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, which is still awaiting approval for its Danish leg, the chief executive of Austria’s OMV said on Thursday.

Israel to Increase Gas Exports to Egypt via EMED Pipeline

Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export via the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMED) Pipeline to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said on Wednesday.