Pipeline

Bulgaria Begins Construction on 106-Mile Gas Pipeline to Serbia

Bulgaria began construction on Wednesday of a long-delayed natural gas link with neighboring Serbia that will allow flows of non-Russian gas to Belgrade and boost the security of supplies in southeastern Europe.

TC Energy Raises Coastal GasLink Pipeline Costs by 30% to Over $10 Billion

North American pipeline firm TC Energy Corp. said on Wednesday it now estimates costs for completion of its troubled Coastal GasLink project to be $10.89 billion, as it faces skilled labor crunch and adverse weather conditions.

2,000-Mile Carbon Pipeline Project Sparks Battle Among North Dakota Landowners

(P&GJ) — Landowners from North Dakota gave testimony on Jan. 27 in favor of and against Summit Carbon Solutions' use of eminent domain to construct a 2,000-mile carbon pipeline network beneath hundreds of homes and farms in the Midwest.

Peninsula Pipeline Receives Approval to Expand Natural Gas Infrastructure in Nassau County, Florida

(P&GJ) — Peninsula Pipeline Co. will construct new infrastructure in two phases. Phase one involves the construction of three new pipeline segments, which consist of steel pipe, new regulator stations and improvements, a new gas injection point and three new points of delivery. Phase two of the project involves the installation of two new steel pipeline segments.

How Geogrid Advancements Can Benefit Pipeline Operators

(P&GJ) — Since the first gas well was drilled in the U.S. in 1825, there have been many advancements in technology and engineering to make the capture and pipeline transportation of oil and gas better and more efficient. These advancements have resulted in now-industry standard methods such as hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, 3-D seismic imaging, and many more.

Texas Oil Regulator Advises Pipeline Operators to Prepare for Severe Winter Conditions

The Texas oil regulator on Sunday advised oil and gas pipeline operators to secure equipment and facilities after forecasts for severe weather over the next several days.

Argentina Inks $540 Million Deal with Development Bank for Gas Projects

Argentina's government reached a $540 million deal with development bank CAF for the extension of natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure linked to the country's Vaca Muerta basin, Economy Minister Sergio Massa announced on Wednesday.

Jobo-Medellin Gas Pipeline Tabbed as Colombia’s Priority Project

(P&GJ) – The Canadian company Canacol Energy signed an agreement with the Shanghai Engineering and Technology Corp. (SETCO) consortium to build a gas pipeline. The 189-mile (289-km), 22-inch pipeline, from the Jobo gas processing facility to the city of Medellin, was declared part of the National Strategic Interest policy by the Colombian government.

Recognizing Value of Data as Pipeline Integrity Assets

(P&GJ) — Increased investment in infrastructure as a result of higher oil and gas prices, as well as growing activity in planning for future energy provision, means that many operators and utilities around the world are seeking ways to help them improve operational efficiency and access to safe and sustainable energy for the communities that they serve.

Russia, Uzbekistan in Talks to Reverse Gas Pipeline

Russia and Uzbekistan plan to look into the possibility of arranging Russian natural gas shipments to the Central Asian nation via a pipeline that is currently used to pump it in the other direction, the Tashkent government said on Wednesday.

Value of Routing Studies for New Natural Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — When natural gas pipeline owners announce their preferred route for a new pipeline, permitting bodies and other stakeholders inevitably ask, “Why here?” By conducting a methodical routing study that produces data-driven and experience-tested route alternatives, owners obtain supporting data and documentation they can use to formulate a response and help obtain buy-in.

Santos Faces New Delay on Barossa Gas Pipeline Due to Heritage Assessment

Santos Ltd. faces a new delay developing the Barossa gas project off northern Australia after a regulator ordered it to evaluate environmental risks to underwater indigenous cultural heritage before starting pipeline construction.

Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Be Fully Operational Early Next Year, MEG Energy Says

MEG Energy, an oil shipper on Canada's Trans Mountain Expansion project, said on Monday the pipeline is expected to start filling with oil in late 2023 and be fully operational early next year.

EPA Ups Ante on Pipeline Methane Emissions

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again proposed to tighten the vise on interstate pipeline methane emissions. EPA’s supplemental Clean Air regulatory proposal in November 2022 doubles down on a never-finalized proposed rule issued in November 2021, which the transmission industry slammed for unrealistic emission controls on wet seal compressors, pneumatic controllers and rod packing and other equipment.

Gascade and Fluxys Step Up Plans for North Sea Hydrogen Pipeline

Pipeline operators Gascade and Fluxys are stepping up the pace on plans for a green hydrogen pipeline in the North Sea by applying to the European Commission to qualify for fast-track approvals and funding, they said on Monday.

Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027

Williams, Sempra to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects on Gulf Coast, Ørsted Plans Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark, Enbridge Reduces Supply on Vital Canadian Pipeline System, Pembina to Sell $500 Million Stake in Gas Pipeline System, Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027 and more.

Editor’s Notebook: Big Early Win for Northwest Capacity

(P&GJ) — The venerable Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline system, which runs from the Canadian border to California, appears headed toward an important regulatory victory in the effort to increase its capacity by about 150 MMcf/d.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Nears Completion

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is more than 80% completed overall, and more than 77% of the construction is finished, according to a company construction update.

Uganda to Announce Oil Blocks Licensing Round in May

Uganda said on Friday it plans to announce a third oil licensing round in May in an effort to further develop a sector on track to produce its first oil in 2025. The country is also developing a crude export pipeline and a domestic crude refinery that will help to commercialize the country's oil resources.

Pipelines Gearing Up for Hydrogen-Powered Economy

(P&GJ) — From growing concerns for climate change and net-zero carbon emission commitments, to a focus on greenhouse gas reduction – hydrogen’s potential to help solve crucial energy issues, has gained plenty attention.

Tallgrass Completes Ruby Pipeline Acquisition, Adds 682 Miles of Infrastructure to Portfolio

(P&GJ) — Tallgrass announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Kinder Morgan and Pembina’s Ruby Pipeline. The acquisition extends Tallgrass’ reach to west coast markets and adds 683 miles of modern 42-inch pipeline infrastructure capable of moving 1.5 Bcf/d to the company’s extensive asset base.

Uganda Approves Construction for 898-Mile Crude Pipeline Costing $3.5 Billion

Uganda has approved an application by a company controlled by France's TotalEnergies to construct a $3.5 billion oil pipeline spanning 1,445 km (roughly 898 miles) that will transport the country's crude to international markets.

Chinese Oil Major CNOOC Wins Ruling Against Canada's Pembina Pipeline

Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. unjustly discriminated against Chinese oil major CNOOC Ltd. by refusing access to storage facilities in Edmonton, Alberta, the Canada Energy Regulator has ruled. The Edmonton terminal is part of the TransMountain pipeline system and is fed by 20 feeder pipelines coming from different parts of Alberta.

Pipeline Operator Kinder Morgan Beats Profit Estimates; CEO to Step Down

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday announced fourth-quarter earnings of $1.4 billion, topping analysts' estimates, and said long-time CEO Steve Kean will step down after eight years in the role.

Tennessee Community Pushes Against Kinder Morgan’s 32-Mile Cumberland Pipeline Project

(P&GJ) — Residents in Dickson County, Tennessee, are hesitant to welcome Kinder Morgan’s 32-mile-long Cumberland gas pipeline project in the community, citing concerns over living within the pipeline's "explosion zone," a fear sparked by a 1996 explosion in a neighboring town.

Bulgaria Looking to Revive 186-Mile Trans-Balkan Pipeline Project

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is holding talks with neighboring Greece to build the 300-km (186-mile) trans-Balkan pipeline to transport crude oil from the Greek port of Alexandroupolis on the Aegean Sea to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas in an effort to secure non-Russian oil.

Uniper Sells Stake in BBL Pipeline to Spain's Enagas for $81 Million

Uniper has agreed to sell its 20% stake in the BBL gas pipeline, a 235-km (146-mile) pipeline that links Britain with the Netherlands, to Spanish grid operator Enagas for $81 million.

Lithuanian Pipeline Blast Blamed on Rupture Not Attack

A rupture in an old natural gas pipe has emerged as the most likely cause of Friday's blast in the Lithuania-Latvia pipeline, the head of its operator said on Saturday.

Lithuania-Latvia Gas Pipeline Rocked by Explosion, 250 People Evacuated

A gas pipeline connecting Lithuania and Latvia was rocked by an explosion on Friday, Lithuania gas transmission operator Amber Grid said. Flames rose some 50 m (160 ft) in the air and could be seen at a distance of at least 17 km (11 miles), Lithuania's public broadcaster LRT reported.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Ready to Increase Oil Supply in 2023

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium is ready to increase oil supply in 2023, CPC cited director general Nikolai Gorban as saying on Friday, thanks to increased capacity.