Pipeline

Added Transnational Oil Pipeline Capacity Could Reduce Oil by Rail

The Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline, which delivers crude oil from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wisconsin, became fully operational on Oct. 1, increasing the pipeline’s capacity to 760,000 bpd.

Oil Flow Resumes in Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline After Blast in Turkey

The flow of crude oil through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline has resumed, after it was halted on Tuesday due to a blast near the pipeline in the southeastern Turkish province of Kahramanmaras.

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

US Tells Lebanon Not to Fear Sanctions Over Energy Supply Plans, PM's Office Says

Under a plan agreed between Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria, Egyptian gas would be piped to Lebanon via Jordan and Syria to help boost Lebanon's power output.

BBL Pipeline to Reduce Reverse Flow to Zero Starting Saturday

The BBL gas pipeline between the Netherlands and Britain will reduce its reverse flow day-ahead and within-day capacity to zero from Saturday.

US Worried Nord Stream 2 Sanction Plan by Cruz Would Undermine United Front

The State Department is worried that a vote to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia.

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Says it is Operating Normally

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium, a group which runs Kazakhstan's crude oil blend to export terminals, continues to operate normally amid the state of emergency.

TC Energy's 590,000-bpd Keystone Pipeline Resumes Operations

TC Energy's 590,000-barrels-per-day Keystone oil pipeline resumed operations after it was shut the previous evening for unplanned maintenance.

Iran Leads Midstream Project Starts in the Middle East by 2025, GlobalData Projects

Iran is likely to set to start operations at 27 midstream oil and gas projects between 2021 and 2025, accounting for 22% of upcoming midstream projects in the Middle East.

Artificial Intelligence and Pipelines – A Smart Way to Go

Today’s digital world defines so much of the global society from finances to socialization, education to work and play. It is no surprise that the energy sector, too, is increasingly digitized and data-driven.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project More Than Halfway Complete

Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project is more than 57% complete overall, and more than 46% of the construction is finished, according to its monthly construction update.

BP to Buy Out US Pipeline Partnership in $723 Million Deal

BP will acquire the remaining stake in its U.S. pipelines partnership BP Midstream Partners LP that it doesn't already own in a more than $700 million deal.

New PHMSA Rule Strengthens Pipeline Standards for Great Lakes, Coastal Waters

PHMSA issued an Interim Final Rule that designates the Great Lakes, coastal beaches, and marine coastal waters as “Unusually Sensitive Areas,” extending more stringent requirements to hazardous liquid pipelines near such areas.

Enbridge Removes Michigan's Oil Pipeline Lawsuit to Federal Court

Enbridge Inc. removed to U.S. federal court a lawsuit filed by Michigan's attorney general against its Line 5 oil pipeline, the latest in a long-running dispute between the Canadian company and the Midwestern state.

About Half of US Oil Pipeline Space is Empty After Boom Time Building Spree

About half of U.S. oil pipeline space is sitting unused, heating up competition for barrels in higher-output areas like the Permian Basin in Texas.

Key Ecuador Crude Oil Pipeline Ruptures While Halted by Erosion

The collapse in the pipeline's tubing did not cause any environmental damage given it was empty following its suspension, the ministry said.

Permian Oil Output Forecast to Hit Record High in January -EIA

Output from the Permian is closely watched by the global oil market because it has pipeline access to export hubs in Houston.

Brazil's Petrobras Expects to Sell TBG Pipeline Unit in 2022

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA expects to sign a deal to sell its TBG natural gas pipeline unit next year.

DIMP-Related Pipe Replacement Work Continues in Full Force US

While the amount of work to replace cast-iron and bare-steel pipe has declined in volume since the implementation of the Gas Distribution Integrity Management Program in 2009, there is still plenty of construction left to be done.

Looking Back at the Top 10 Midstream Stories of 2021

While not as volatile as the previous 12 months, 2021 brought its share of anxiety as we in the energy industry – midstream in particular – worked to recover from the fallout caused by the COVID-19 virus. There were also victories along the way.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Restarted on Sunday

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline restarted operations on Sunday, weeks after shutting down during a record-breaking rainstorm in British Columbia that washed out road and railways.

Gas Price Windfall Makes Gazprom Patient Over Nord Stream 2 Delay

Windfall revenues from high European gas prices mean Russia's Gazprom will not start pumping gas through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before certification and it will not press Germany to speed up the process, two sources said.

Assistive Technologies Set to Transform Pipeline Projects

Increased attention is being focused on minimizing or removing human presence in extreme environments by using remote operations and assistive technologies for monitoring and decision support.

Blast-Damaged Part of Arizona NatGas Pipeline Will Be Down for Months, Kinder Expects

U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. expects part of its El Paso natural gas pipeline to remain out of service for "several months" following a blast in Arizona that killed two people in August.

Carbon+Intel: DNV Supports First Large-Scale Testing of Submerged CO2 Pipelines

DNV is working with Wintershall Noordzee and the OTH Regensburg University of Applied Sciences to explore how existing natural gas pipelines in the southern North Sea can be used for future CO2 transport.

Canada's Trans Mountain Still 'Days Away' From Restarting Pipeline

Canada's Trans Mountain said it was "still days away" from restarting the key oil pipeline at a reduced capacity as heavy rains continue to impede restoration efforts.

Germany Said to be Working with US on Nord Stream 2 Deal

Germany's foreign ministry said it continued to coordinate closely with the U.S. administration on implementing a joint declaration on the $11 billion pipeline.

Seaborne, Saudi Oil Supplies to Poland at Highs Amid Belarus Tensions

Poland raised its seaborne oil imports as well as crude supplies from Saudi Arabia to multi-year highs in October amid tensions with neighboring Belarus and talks on new supply deals with Russia, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and traders.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $2 Million for 2018 NatGas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a nearly $2 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipe in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards Winners Honored at In-Person Houston Gala

An elite group of midstream professionals gathered in Houston on Thursday evening to attend the inaugural Pipeline & Gas Journal Awards gala, which honored the midstream industry’s leading innovations and outstanding personal contributions.