Pipeline

Shell Considering Mars Pipeline Expansion

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.

North Dakota Regulators Approve Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements.

Canada Seeks Peaceful End to Rail Blockade as Pressure Builds

Canada is seeking a peaceful end to a rail blockade that has shut down freight and passenger traffic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, amid increasing pressure from the Conservative opposition to clear the tracks.

TC Energy Unsure About Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy Corp sees too much uncertainty to commit immediately to the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, company executives said on Thursday, even as TC prepared for construction.

Dominion to Buy Southern's Stake in Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy said this week it agreed to buy Southern Co’s stake in the roughly $8 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina, which is expected to enter service in early 2022.

Texas Railroad Commission Adopts New Pipeline Safety Rules

Texas regulators have adopted new safety rules that prohibit natural gas distribution pipeline operators from installing underground cast iron, wrought iron or bare steel pipelines.

TurkStream Begins Gas Flows to Greece, North Macedonia

Russia is building TurkStream and doubling the capacity of NordStream across the Baltic Sea to Germany as part of plans to bypass Ukraine in its gas deliveries to Europe.

India Approves $774 Million for Gas Pipeline in Northeast

India approved funding of $774 million (955.6 billion rupees) for a natural gas pipeline in its northeast, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, as part of a national gas grid being built to span remote locations.

Work Resumes on Canada’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline

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

All-Polymer Connector Delivered to 3 Operators

Subsea pipelines polymer-lining specialist Swagelining installed its LinerBridge connector technology for the first time within pipeline bundles at one of Equinor’s developments in the Norwegian North Sea.

Tumbleweed Midstream Acquires Ladder Creek Helium Plant, System

Newly established Tumbleweed Midstream announced it has acquired the Ladder Creek Helium Plant and its associated 730-mile (1,175-km) gathering and distribution pipeline systems from DCP Midstream.

Emerging Offshore Pipeline Market in Southern Africa

The increasing exploration for and discovery of oil and gas reserves offshore Africa has raised prospects of growth of the continent’s offshore pipelines market.

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

CenterPoint Energy has announced an agreement to sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services for $850 million in cash, subject to customary price adjustments.

Mexico’s Pipeline Route Poses Terrain Hurdles

According to the analysts for the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the consumption of electricity in Mexico will grow at an annual rate of 2.6% through 2031, largely due to constant population increase, expected to reach 138.4 million by the end of that period.

FortisBC Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade Project

Michels Canada is working with gas distribution company FortisBC to complete a two-year project to upgrade 12.4 miles (20 km) of the Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade (LMIPSU), which serves more than 210,000 customers in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam. Already one of the most densely populated areas in Canada, metropolitan Vancouver’s population is nearing 2.5 million people and continues to rise.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Cost Jumps by Two-Thirds to C$12.6 Billion

The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to cost C$12.6 billion ($9.47 billion) to expand, a sharp increase from the previous estimate of C$7.4 billion, the pipeline company’s chief executive said on Friday.

Pipeline Integrity Management – Past, Present, Future

Before what was once a quiet middle-class suburban neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. had cooled into silence, a decade-long response in the U.S. pipeline industry was already underway, focusing on the molecules making up modern large-diameter pipe and the densely populated areas in which these energy highways traverse.

ARB Midstream Announces New Connection to Pipeline System in DJ Basin

DJ South Gathering, LLC, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream, LLC has announced an expansion of its crude oil gathering and transportation system in the prolific DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Canadian Court Dismisses Challenge to Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the approval by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, clearing some uncertainty from the project.

Enbridge Line 3 Receives Minnesota Regulator Approval

A Minnesota regulator ruled on Monday that a revised environmental impact statement for Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement is adequate, helping to clear a significant hurdle for the long-delayed project .

PennEast Seeks to Start Construction in Pennsylvania

PennEast Pipeline Co LLC said on Friday it has asked federal energy regulators for permission to build the Pennsylvania part of its proposed natural gas pipeline first due to difficulty in gaining approvals in New Jersey.

U.S. FERC Sides with PennEast Pipeline NJ Eminent Domain Case

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday supported the view of companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline that they can use federal eminent domain to gain access to properties owned by New Jersey.

Enterprise Products Expects to Complete Part of Wink-to-Webster Crude Pipeline by Year-End

Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Thursday it will own a 29% undivided joint interest in the Wink-to-Webster crude pipeline system and construction on the segment to Webster, Texas, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Enbridge Defends Long-Term Mainline Contract Plans Amid Criticism

Facing criticism, Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc said on Thursday its plan to sell nearly all capacity on the Mainline oil network was fair and would benefit the western Canadian industry.

Kazakhstan Halts Contaminated Oil From Spreading Outside the Country

Kazakhstan has contained the spread of contaminated oil within its borders by reducing exports to China and altering the schedule of supplies to domestic refineries, energy ministry and pipeline operator KazTransOil said on Wednesday.

MPLX Says Reversed Capline Pipeline to Begin Light Crude Service in Mid-2021

MPLX LP said on Wednesday the reversal of the Capline pipeline was progressing as planned, with the line on track to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022.

Pembina Withdraws Jordan Cove Application, Holds Out for Federal Approval

Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) has withdrawn its application for a state permit for the Jordan Cover natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Oregon.

North Dakota Signals No New Conditions on Dakota Access Expansion

North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Kinder Morgan Profit, Cash Flow Rise on Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Strength

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc reported a 26% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, benefiting from higher gas takeaway from the Permian Basin through its Gulf Coast Express pipeline.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL On US Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.