Pipeline

Key Win for Enbridge Oil Pipeline as Minnesota Court Affirms Regulator Approval

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a state regulator's decision that there is sufficient need for Enbridge Inc to replace its Line 3 pipeline, handing the Canadian company a crucial victory in its lengthy battle with environmental opponents.

Empire Midstream Acquires Offshore Gulf of Mexico Pipeline

Empire Midstream announced that its affiliate Empire Auger 12 has acquired the Auger 12” pipeline from Pecten Midstream, a subsidiary of Shell Midstream Partners.

Death Toll in China Gas Pipe Explosion Rises to 25

The number of people killed in a gas pipeline explosion in central China on Sunday has risen to 25, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday.

National Poll Finds Strong Support for Oil and Gas Pipelines

By a margin of more than 3-to-1, Americans believe pipelines are the best option to transport oil and gas compared to the alternatives of truck and train, both of which present additional risk and produce higher levels of carbon emissions.

Nord Stream 2 to Start Work on Filling Pipeline on Friday

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas project will start preparations on Friday to fill the first of two pipelines with natural gas, the Gazprom-led project said on Thursday.

New Pipelines Connect West Texas Natural Gas-Producing Areas to Demand Markets

Recently completed pipeline projects in Texas and Mexico have increased natural gas transportation capacity from the Waha Hub — located near Permian Basin production activities in West Texas — to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico.

TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Energy infrastructure company TC Energy said on Wednesday it had terminated the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project, months after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked a key permit in a blow to Canada's oil sector.

Oil Falls on Weak Summer Kickoff for U.S. Fuel Demand

The poor weather up and down the U.S. East Coast may have reduced consumption, following a period of gasoline hoarding that artificially boosted demand during the Colonial Pipeline outage last month from a ransomware attack.

Timeline of Nord Stream 2: The Difficult Birth of Russia's Gas Link to Germany

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline looks set for completion after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday called it a "fait accompli" and said United States was working with Germany to mitigate its effects.

One Password Allowed Hackers to Disrupt Colonial Pipeline

The head of Colonial Pipeline told U.S. senators that hackers who launched last month's cyber attack against the company and disrupted fuel supplies to the U.S. Southeast were able to get into the system by stealing a single password.

Transneft Halting Oil Supplies to Poland Due to Pipeline Maintenance

Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Wednesday it will halt oil shipments to Poland via the Druzhba pipeline for four days to carry out maintenance work, the Interfax news agency reported.

Libya Oil Pipeline Leaks Hitting Output, NOC Chief Says

The head of Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) reiterated on Wednesday the need for funds for much needed repairs in the oil industry after corroded pipelines recently hit production.

U.S. to Insist on 'Real Steps' to Mitigate Russian Pipeline Impact

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that Washington was working with Germany to try to mitigate any effects of the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Pipeline Leaks at Libya's Samah Oilfield

A pipeline leak at Libya's Samah oilfield may pause pumping operations, an oil engineer there and an oil source at Waha Oil Company said on Tuesday.

Protesters Clash with Police at Enbridge Pipeline Construction Site in Minnesota

Environmental protesters clashed with police after occupying a pump station as they rallied against Enbridge Inc's Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, while Enbridge said it had evacuated 44 workers from its site.

U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million From Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it recovered some $2.3 million worth of cryptocurrency from the Colonial Pipeline Co ransomware attack.

Blinken: U.S. Able to Mitigate Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Effects

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday the completion of the Russian Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline was a "fait accompli,” defending the U.S. decision to waive some sanctions and vowing a response if Moscow tries to use gas as a weapon.

U.S. Pipeline Operators Should Prepare for Methane Curbs

The U.S. Department of Transportation's pipeline regulator on Monday sent an advisory to oil and gas pipeline operators directing them to update their inspection and maintenance plans for curbing the release of potent greenhouse gas methane, as part of the Biden administration's broader effort to combat climate change.

Germany: Ukraine Must Remain Gas Transit Country After New Pipeline

Germany said Ukraine should remain a transit country for Russian gas, the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper reported, after President Vladimir Putin said it would depend on the former Soviet republic showing "goodwill" towards Moscow.

Natural Gas Production in Extreme Weather

During the February freeze event, the wells themselves did not freeze or fail, the ancillary equipment downstream did. This distinction is important, because it can affect the manner in which the natural gas industry seeks to mitigate risks from future freeze events.

Nord Stream 2 to Be Completed as US Wants Good Ties With EU, Putin Says

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany should be completed as new U.S. administration wants good relations with Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin told an economic forum.

PVC Pipes Dominate South Africa Pipelines Market by Wide Margin

South Africa’s plastic pipes market is dominated by polyvinyl pipes, according to a survey by industry lobby Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association.

Monitoring Pipelines to Protect Against Theft, Leaks

Oil and gas pipeline operators are under enormous pressure to reduce risk across their networks while simultaneously lowering costs. This can be achieved through effectively monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the pipeline networks to minimize product loss.

Options for Internal Inspection of Difficult-to-Check Pipelines

Pipelines are essentially cylindrical pressure vessels. Any medium transported must not leak out. Each built to a specific design pressure, they must be operated efficiently and effectively to ensure not just safety and environmental protection but also optimum performance.

WBI Energy Gets FERC Approval for Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, Inc. received an order from FERC issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity on the North Bakken Expansion project, a natural gas pipeline expansion with capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken in North Dakota.

U.S. to Give Ransomware Hacks Similar Priority as Terrorism

The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters.

Russia Estimates Lukoil's Oil Spill Damage at $4 Million

Russian environment watchdog has estimated the environment damage from a recent spill at one of oilfields of producer Lukoil at 300 million roubles ($4.1 million).

Hungary Agrees to 15-year Gas Deal with Gazprom

Although the Shell deal was its first with a Western supplier, Hungary has relied on Russia for most of its natural gas imports via a pipeline through Ukraine. That will change with the inauguration of a new southern pipeline across the Balkans.

Concern Over Wildlife Halts Building of Norway-Poland Gas Link

Concern over the impact on protected mice and bat species has halted construction in Denmark of Baltic Pipe, a pipeline connecting Poland with Norwegian gas fields, Danish grid operator Energinet said on Thursday.

Russia Within 62 Miles of Finishing Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is almost complete with just 100 kilometers (62 miles) left to build, TASS news agency quoted Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak as saying on Thursday.