Pipeline

Polish PGNiG Says Nord Stream 2 Will Increase Risks for EU Gas Supplies

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will increase threats to the security of gas supplies to the European Union, Polish gas giant PGNiG said in a submission as part of the certification procedure for the pipeline's operator.

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Can Sell Gas to Europe Upon German Approval

Russia can start supplies of natural gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as soon as it gets the green light from Germany, President Vladimir Putin said.

US Reassures Lebanon Gas Supplies Through Syria to be Shielded from Caesar Law

Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayad said U.S. mediator Amos Hochstein has assured him that participants in the project to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas will be shielded from the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Law.

Enbridge Briefly Shut Down Line 5 After Protesters Tampered with Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. shut down its Line 5 oil pipeline for several hours on Tuesday after protesters trespassed onto a facility in Michigan and tampered with the pipeline, an Enbridge spokesman said on Wednesday.

Morocco Mulls Reversal of Pipeline Flow if Algeria Halts Gas Supply

Morocco is discussing with Spain the possibility of reversing the flow of a gas pipeline in case Algeria does not renew a supply deal that expires in Oct. 31, a senior Moroccan official said on Monday.

Liquid Leak Shuts Britain's Easington Gas Processing Terminal, Norway Flows Unaffected

Britain's Easington gas processing terminal was fully shut down on Monday after a liquid leak was detected, British Gas said, but the flow of gas from Norway was unaffected, according to pipeline operator Gassco.

Enterprise’s Baymark Ethylene Pipeline Mechanically Complete, Being Commissioned

The pipeline, which is intended to extend Enterprise’s ethylene pipeline and logistics system further into south Texas, starts in the Bayport area of southeast Harris County and extends about 90 miles to Markham, Texas.

Colombia ELN Guerrillas Claim Responsibility for Attacks on Oil Pipeline

Left-wing guerrillas from the National Liberation Army in Colombia have claimed responsibility for an attack against a pipeline used to transport crude to the country's most important refinery.

US Coast Guard Boards Ship in Connection with California Oil Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.

Nord Stream 2 Fills First Line with Gas Ready for Export

The operator of the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the bed of the Baltic Sea said the first of the project's two lines has been filled with so-called technical gas, while still awaiting clearance to start sales to Europe.

Supreme Court Refuses Stay Request for Spire Missouri NatGas Pipe

Spire has warned that the shutdown of the 65-mile (105-km) pipeline could cause gas outages for as many as 400,000 in St. Louis this winter.

Germany's Nord Stream 2 Gatekeeper: The Long Road Until Gas Flows

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is completed and ready to pump Russian gas to Europe, but nothing is flowing yet because it is still awaiting clearance from Germany's energy regulator.

Putin Says Russia Will Supply More Gas if Europe Asks

European gas prices have hit record levels this month, but the Kremlin has denied that Russia is withholding supplies to exert pressure for quick regulatory approval of the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Sudan Running Low on Fuel Oil and Wheat Due to Port Blockade

A three-week blockade of Sudan's main port by tribal protesters is causing shortages of wheat and fuel oil for power generation, endangering the country's already faulty electricity supply, a cabinet minister said.

EPIC Y-Grade Completes NGL, Ethane Pipeline System from Corpus Christi to Sweeny, Texas

EPIC Y-Grade announced the completion of its 165-mile pipeline from the EPIC Robstown, Texas, fractionation complex, to the Sweeny fractionation and storage complex, which includes Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical.

United Energy Buys 140-Mile Oklahoma Natural Gas Pipeline

United Energy announced it signed a purchase agreement for a 140-mile natural gas pipeline in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, formerly owned by Red Fork Energy.

Brazil's Petrobras Agrees to Pay 1.4 Billion Reais for 2000 Oil Leak

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said it has agreed to pay 1.4 billion reais ($254 million) to settle three civil suits relating to the leak of an oil pipeline in southern Brazil in 2000.

Saudi Aramco Taps Banks for $12-14 Billion Gas Pipeline Loan

Saudi Aramco has asked banks to arrange a loan expected to be in the $12 billion-$14 billion range that it plans to offer to buyers of its gas pipeline network, sources said, as the oil giant advances plans to raise funds from asset sales.

Beaches in Southern California City to Reopen After Oil Spill

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.

Despite Preparation, California Pipeline Operator May Have Taken Hours to Stop Leak

The company that operates the pipeline that spilled about 3,000 barrels of oil into the Pacific Ocean off California has an 800-page manual on handling an oil spill - but it is unclear whether its employees followed those procedures.

Nikola, TC Energy to Jointly Develop Hydrogen Hubs in US, Canada

Calgary-based TC could use existing pipeline and storage assets to distribute hydrogen and ship carbon emissions from the hydrogen production process to permanent storage sites.

Russia Says Nord Stream 2 Clearance May Cool Gas Prices in Europe

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that certification of the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline, which expects clearance from a Germany's regulator, could cool soaring European gas prices.

Venezuela's Coastal Villages, Fishermen Suffer as Oil Spills Rise

A breach in an undersea pipeline owned by state-run oil company PDVSA that had gushed for at least 10 days before being sealed was the cause, leaving an oil slick that floated over fishing grounds.

Isolation Enables Operator to Replace, Pressure Test Pipeline

T.D. Williamson completed its first SmartPlug isolation in offshore Nigeria, working for a major operator through its local partner, Strides Energy & Maritime.

Pipeline from California Oil Spill was Moved 105 Feet Along Sea Floor

The oil appears to have leaked through a 13-inch (33-cm) gash in the pipe, which was "pulled like a bowstring" about 105 feet from where it should have been, Martyn Willsher, chief executive of Amplify Energy, told a news conference.

Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 Can Challenge EU Rules, EU Court Adviser Says

Gazprom's Swiss unit can challenge an EU gas rule that requires gas producers to be separate companies from those that control the pipeline, an adviser to the EU's top court said on Wednesday.

Dominion to Sell Questar Pipeline to Southwest Gas in Near $2 Billion Deal

Dominion Energy said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell Questar Pipeline to Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $1.975 billion.

California Port Where Spill Occurred had Numerous Ships Waiting to Unload

Ships in record numbers have jammed the port complex near this weekend's oil spill in California, according to port data, as investigators look into whether a ship's anchor could have hit a pipeline to cause the leak.

EU Looking into Complaints that Russia Stoking Gas Price Surge

The European Commission is looking into complaints by some EU countries that Russia is using its position as a major supplier to propel the soaring price of gas in Europe, the bloc's energy policy chief said on Tuesday.

Egypt Close to Finalizing Arrangements for Gas Supplies to Lebanon

Under an agreement announced last month, Egypt will supply natural gas to Lebanon via a pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria to help to boost Lebanon's electricity output.