Pipeline

Plains Crude Pipeline Cancels Rates at Points Originating in Louisiana, Mississippi

Plains All American Pipeline has canceled tariffs on its reversed Capline crude oil pipeline for barrels previously originating at St. James, Louisiana, and Liberty, Mississippi, the midstream company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

For China, 2020 Looks Like the Year of the Pipeline

Beijing’s leaders are increasingly concerned about China’s heavy dependence upon energy suppliers who worry, with a special concern centered on Russia and others in Africa and the Mideast.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2020

For those who thought producer retrenchment in U.S. shale basins, global trade wars or middling commodity prices would stop pipeline expansion dead in its tracks: Move along, folks. There’s nothing to see here.

Canada Supreme Court Rejects British Columbia Bid to Regulate Oil Pipeline

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday quickly dismissed an attempt by the western province of British Columbia to regulate what can be transported in a major crude oil pipeline crossing its territory.

DNV GL Publishes New HDD Standard for Pipelines

Oslo-based technical advisor DNV GL said it has published a new standard that reduces risk and improves quality of site investigation, engineering, planning and installation of pipelines using horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

Energy Web Atlas Launches EWA Techlink to Enhance Data Offering

Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, today announced the availability of EWA TechLink, a new spatial research tool pairing comprehensive technical content with detailed project data.

TC Energy to Resume Work on Keystone XL Pipeline in February

Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp said on Tuesday it planned to start pre-construction work in February for its Keystone XL oil pipeline, the start of what it expects to be a busy work schedule for the long-delayed project.

Michigan Officials Request Line 5 Records from Enbridge

Michigan officials requested records from Enbridge Inc. on Monday in an investigation of the company's oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Gassco Urges Norway to Build New Arctic Pipeline

Pipeline system operator Gassco is urging Norway to construct a new pipeline or LNG plant to boost its gas exports from the Arctic.

Putin: Nord Stream 2 Will be Finished by Q1 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he hoped the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be completed by the end of the year or in the first quarter of 2021, after sanctions imposed by the United States delayed construction.

Brazil Clears Bolivian Gas Company Use Pipeline

The Brazilian government authorized Bolivian oil and gas company YPFB to use the Gasbol pipeline to sell gas to other companies in Brazil beyond state-run oil firm Petrobras, according to a publication on Friday in the official gazette.

Work Resumes on Canada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Over Indigenous Opposition

Construction of the C$6.6-billion ($5-billion) Coastal GasLink pipeline in western Canada resumed this week, after an indigenous group that opposes the project had ordered its workers off their territory.

India Approves $774 million for Gas Pipeline

India has approved funding of 55.6 billion rupees ($774 million) for a natural gas pipeline in its northeast, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday, as part of a national gas grid being built to span remote locations.

Turkey, Russia Launch TurkStream Pipeline

The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday formally launched the TurkStream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.

Russia to Retaliate for US Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2

The Russian government has vowed to retaliate against U.S. sanctions on a new Russia-Germany pipeline, work on which was suspended on Saturday.

World Petroleum Congress Returning to US in 2020

Next year, the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) will return to the United States for the first time since 1987. P&GJ talked to organizing committee Chairman Jeff Shellebarger about the event.

Europe’s Gas Distribution in Need of Evolution

Europe is in transition toward a low-carbon economy in which fossil fuels’ share of the energy mix is projected to fall in coming years, but import of natural gas are expected to rise. This means that Europe’s distribution network capacity will have to be improved.

Launch of ACFTA and Africa’s Pipeline Industry

The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), was launched to serve as a catalyst for the manufacturing and trade in pipeline industry-related products to support regional demand and encourage growth.

PPI Offers Overview on NDT for Plastic Pipe

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) published a new document, Inspection of Plastic Pipes, Fittings and Joints Using Non-Destructive Test Methods and Evaluation (TN-60), which provides an overview of non-destructive testing and evaluation techniques that have been introduced into the plastic pipe industry.

A Chat with PPI’s Energy Piping Chief

Randy Knapp, is the director of engineering at the Energy Piping Systems Division of The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc.  In this conversation, he discusses educating the industry about plastic pipes, the need for more skilled labor in the sector and what PPI sees as the its top priorities in the coming year.

PPI Provides Midstream Workforce with Chance to Learn About Plastic Pipes

As employment growth continues across much of the U.S., many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire people with the right skill set. The energy sector is no different, and the situation is more severe in the United States because of rapid industry growth.

NPC Study Offers Ways to Improve Pipeline Regulatory Process

The National Petroleum Council (NPC) released a report focusing on pipeline permitting solutions, which suggests the regulatory process for infrastructure needs to be simplified in order to eliminate redundancies.

In Situ Pipeline Coating – A Hidden Champion Comes Out Of Hiding

In situ pipeline cleaning and coating offers advantages over conventional methods, particularly if it is possible to coat multi-mile lengths of pipe at a time. Not only rehabilitation of lines suffering from corrosion or deposits, but also in situ internal coating of new lines can offer savings as well as results of high quality and durability.

Israel Signs Egypt Gas Permit, Becomes Major Energy Exporter

Israel became a major energy exporter for the first time on Monday after signing a permit to export natural gas to Egypt. The announcement comes just days before a lucrative Israeli gas field in the Mediterranean Sea is expected to go online.

Innovation Drives World Record Natural Gas Main Renewal

Drivers along the stretch of Central Avenue crossing the Garden State Parkway by the East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey would have noticed the construction crews, excavations, equipment and vehicles in the middle of the street. What he or she would not know is that the project underway was setting a world record.

Canadian Producer Raises Budget as Alberta Bottlenecks Ease

Canadian oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc said on Tuesday it would spend nearly a quarter more in 2020, after the province of Alberta lifted some curtailments on new oil wells last month.

Putin Accuses Bulgaria of Holding up TurkStream Pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Bulgaria on Wednesday of deliberately delaying the implementation of Russia's TurkStream natural gas pipeline on its territory and said that Moscow could find ways to bypass Bulgaria if needed.

Turkey, Azerbaijan Mark Completion of TANAP Pipeline

Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday, a milestone in a major project to help reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Power of Siberia Natural Gas Pipeline Officially Begins Flows

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping officially launched the Power of Siberia pipeline on Monday that will transport natural gas from Siberia to northeast China.

Mexico to Build Pipeline From Port of Tuxpan to Yucatan Peninsula

According to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico is planning to build a natural gas pipeline from the eastern port of Tuxpan to the Yucatan peninsula.