Pipeline

Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Dispute Headed to Federal Court

Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Dispute Headed to Federal Court, Cheniere to Form JV to Construct 43-Mile Gas Pipeline in Texas, TotalEnergies Moving Forward on Gas Pipeline in Argentina, Croatia to Build $182.3 Million Gas Pipeline, Doubling Capacity, France Favors Gas Terminals vs. $3 Billion in Pipeline Projects and more.

Germany, Spain Stick to Plan to Build New Gas Pipeline Despite French Opposition

Germany and Spain are sticking to their plan to build a new gas pipeline across the Pyrenees in defiance of French opposition, a joint action plan showed, as the leaders of the two European nations met in the northern Spanish city of La Coruna.

API Summarizes Enhanced Pipeline Leak Detection Standards

(P&GJ) — Leak prevention, mitigation and detection are critical to ensure pipelines operate safely and reliably to protect the public, workers, the environment and pipeline assets.

Pipeline Compressor Stations Reexamine Emissions, Efficiency

(P&GJ) — In the global climate change-driven future for the pipeline industry, there is a vision of net-zero emissions compressor stations to transition to clean energy.

Nord Stream Operators: Authorities Won't Allow Us to Inspect Damaged Pipelines

The operators of two Baltic Sea gas pipelines that linked Russia and Germany until they both sprang major leaks last week said they were unable to inspect the damaged sections because of restrictions imposed by Danish and Swedish authorities.

Carbon America to Develop Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project in Nebraska

(P&GJ) — Carbon America plans to install carbon capture equipment that will extract CO₂ from the ethanol production process and transfer the gas via a new carbon dioxide pipeline to an underground geologic sequestration site near the plant.

New Norway Pipeline to Poland Temporarily Tapping Gas from Germany

The new Baltic Pipe from Norway to Poland, which opened on Saturday, is not yet sending gas from Norway but from Germany instead, Norwegian system operator Gassco said on Tuesday.

Sweden Sends Diving Vessel to Investigate Nord Stream Pipelines After Leak

Sweden sent a diving vessel on Monday to the site of Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea that ruptured last week following blasts in the area, to probe an incident that has added new tension to Europe's energy crisis.

Gas Starts Flowing to Poland Through New Baltic Pipe Pipeline

Gas started flowing to Poland through the new Baltic Pipe pipeline from Norway via Denmark and the Baltic Sea on Saturday morning, Polish gas pipeline operator Gaz-System said.

Greece-Bulgaria Gas Pipeline Begins Commercial Operation

(P&GJ) — The Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB), started commercial operation on Saturday, according to ICGB AD, owner and operator of the IGB. The total length of the gas pipeline is 182 km (113 miles), and the designed capacity is up to 3 billion cubic meters per year.

Czechs, Poles Ask for EU Funding for Revived Gas Pipeline Project

The Czech Republic and Poland asked the European Commission on Friday to provide funding for a new gas pipeline that would connect the Czech Republic to the Polish network and its LNG terminals, the Czech Industry Ministry said.

Netherlands Withdraws Exporting License from TurkStream Gas Pipeline

The Russian-owned operator of the TurkStream gas pipeline said on Thursday that the Netherlands had withdrawn its export license, but it will continue gas transportation, adding that it had requested the resumption of the license.

Analyst: Argentina's Shale Output to Stall Amid Bottlenecks

The Vaca Muerta shale region in the Neuquen province needs more drilling rigs, hydraulic fracturing fleets and natural gas pipelines transport to continue growing, said Alexandre Ramos, Rystad Energy's vice president of shale research.

Nord Stream Leaks Will Not Delay Oct. 1 Baltic Pipe Start-Up

The leaks on Nord Stream pipelines will not delay the Oct. 1 start of gas flows via Baltic Pipe, a new gas pipeline from Norway to Poland, a Polish government official in charge of strategic energy infrastructure said on Thursday.

Enbridge to Sell Stake in Seven Oil Pipelines to Indigenous Groups for $819 Million

Canada's Enbridge Inc. will sell an $818.83 million minority stake in seven Alberta oil pipelines to a group of Indigenous communities, the company said on Wednesday, adding that it may also sell at least part of its Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups once its expansion is closer to completion.

France to Reconsider Approving MidCat Gas Pipeline Across Pyrenees

French President Emmanuel Macron said three weeks ago he opposed the MidCat project, arguing that two existing pipelines across the Pyrenees which divide the Iberian Peninsula from France are under-utilized with flows going mainly toward Spain.

Kremlin Rejects Claims Russia Attacked Nord Stream Gas Pipelines

The Kremlin on Wednesday said claims that Russia was somehow behind a possible attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines were stupid, adding that the United States had opposed the pipelines and its companies had made big profits supplying gas to Europe.

EU Vows to Protect Energy Network After 'Sabotage' of Russian Gas Pipeline

The European Union on Wednesday promised a "robust" response to any intentional disruption of its energy infrastructure after saying it suspected sabotage was behind gas leaks discovered this week on subsea Russian pipelines to Europe.

IGB Pipeline Receives Operation Permit for The Territory of Greece

(P&GJ) — The operation permit for the Greek section of the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria was signed, allowing the start of the commercial operation of the pipeline on October 1, 2022.

Uganda Criticizes EU for Passing Resolution Delaying $3.5 Billion Pipeline

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni criticized the European Union parliament after it passed a resolution this month urging TotalEnergies to delay development of a $3.5 billion pipeline that would help ship Uganda's landlocked crude to the world markets via a port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast.

RWE, Neptune Energy Award Feasibility Study Contract for North Sea Hydrogen Project

RWE and Neptune Energy have awarded a series of technical feasibility study contract awards to Siemens Gamesa, H2SEA and Enersea to support concept engineering work for the H2opZee offshore green hydrogen project in the North Sea. Transportation to shore of this green hydrogen will be via pipeline.

PHMSA Awards $75.6 Million for Pipeline Safety Oversight, Enhancement Activities

(P&GJ) – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded over $75.6 million in grants to fund projects and activities to improve the safety of pipelines. The grants will support the jobs of state pipeline inspectors, important pipeline safety training and educational programs, and the advancement of pipeline safety technologies.

P&GJ's Europe 500 Report of Top Pipelines

(P&GJ) — This list of pipelines serving Europe is intended to provide the industry with a listing of some of the longest transportation routes on the continent as of July 2022. This second such report will be broken down into two sections, gas and liquids (oil and products), which will be updated in each of our September issues going forward.

Mysterious Gas Leaks from Russian Pipelines to Europe Raise Sabotage Fears

Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the Baltic Sea on Tuesday and raised concerns from Copenhagen to Moscow about sabotage on infrastructure at the heart of an energy standoff.

Cheniere to Form JV to Construct 43-Mile Gas Pipeline in Texas

Top U.S. LNG exporter Cheniere Energy Inc. will form a joint venture with units of Whistler Pipeline LLC to construct the ADCC natural gas pipeline, WhiteWater Midstream LLC said on Monday.

Explainer: Does China Need More Russian Gas via the Power-of-Siberia 2 Pipeline?

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with his counterparts from China and Mongolia on Thursday, where they discussed a major new infrastructure project, Power-of-Siberia 2, to deliver gas to China via Mongolia.

Gas Companies Working 'Urgently' to Expand France-Spain Pipeline

Spanish gas system operator Enagas said on Thursday it was working "urgently" with French counterpart Terega on increasing the capacity of a cross-border pipeline as Europe scrambles to shore up its energy supplies.

Sources: BlackRock Pursuing Investors Ahead of Bond Sale for Aramco’s Pipeline Network

BlackRock Inc. has held meetings with investors in London to drum up interest in a bond sale to begin refinancing a $13.4 billion loan that backed the asset manager's deal to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco's gas pipelines network, two sources said on Tuesday.

Baltic Pipeline Starting to Flow Gas this Month

(P&GJ) — The $2 billion Baltic Pipe is scheduled to start flowing Norwegian natural gas to Poland on Sept. 27, a government official said, marking a key step in Europe‘s drive toward energy independence from Russia.

Portugal Urges France to Back MidCat Gas Pipeline Across the Pyrenees

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has urged France to stop blocking the proposed MidCat gas pipeline across the Pyrenees noting it would help central and eastern Europe wean themselves off Russian gas.