Pipeline

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.

Biden Restricts Drilling and Mining in Alaska Wilderness, Angering State Leaders

The U.S. took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the U.S. reliant on foreign resources. However, the measures won't affect ConocoPhillips' $8 billion Willow project.

Black Bear Transmission's Ozark Supply Access Project Now In Service

The project includes two miles of natural gas loop pipeline, a new compressor station, and two new pipeline interconnects. These additional facilities will create access to new supply interconnections with major interstate pipelines from the east end of the Ozark Transmission system.

TC Energy Expects No Service Disruptions After Alberta Pipeline Rupture

TC Energy said on Wednesday it does not anticipate any service interruptions from the rupture of its NGTL gas pipeline in Alberta, Canada, which caused a wildfire on Tuesday.

Kinder Morgan Meets Profit Estimates on Strength in Natural Gas Pipeline Segment

Kinder Morgan attributed the growth in its natural gas pipeline segment to increased margins on storage assets and higher volumes on gathering systems, further boosted by the recent STX Midstream acquisition.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Set to Resume Commercial Operations on April 22

The Balticconnector subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged in Oct. 2023, will resume commercial operations on April 22. The damage had previously affected energy security and raised concerns in the wider region.

South Africa's PetroSA Targets Mozambique Gas in New Sales Deal, Plans Imports via 540-Mile ROMPCO Pipeline

South Africa's PetroSA expects the first flows of gas into the country from a deal with Mozambique's national energy company ENH later this year, officials said, amid efforts to shore up supplies ahead of a potentially crippling shortage.

TC Energy's NGTL Gas Pipeline Rupture Sparks Wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire on Tuesday, sparking a wildfire about 25 miles northwest of Edson, Alberta, in Yellowhead County, the company said.

Permian Natural Gas Prices Plummet to 15-Month Low Amid Lingering Negative Territory

Natural gas in the Permian and across the U.S. has been oversupplied following a warmer-than-expected winter, offtake constraints, and operational issues at a major LNG plant in Texas.

Croatia Secures $566 Million to Construct Four New Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Croatia's energy infrastructure is set for a significant upgrade with the signing of a contract worth $566.4 million to construct four gas pipelines by mid-2026. The pipelines will facilitate gas transportation from the Krk LNG terminal to Slovenia, Hungary, and other Southeast European countries.

U.S. Natural Gas Exports Hit Record 21 Bcf/d in 2023, Led by LNG and Pipelines

(P&GJ) — According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States marked a record volume of natural gas exports in 2023, buoyed by robust LNG shipments and steady pipeline deliveries to neighboring countries.

Biden Administration Says Enbridge Pipeline Shutdown Order Should Be Reconsidered

The Biden administration has urged a U.S. appeals court to tell a lower court to rethink its order that would require Canadian operator Enbridge to drain portions of an oil pipeline that runs through Native American tribal land in Wisconsin, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.

GRTgaz Invests $43.4 Million in First French-German Cross-Border Hydrogen Pipeline

French gas grid operator GRTgaz will invest 40 million euros ($43.4 million) in a 110-million-euro planned hydrogen pipeline due to link France and Germany, its Chief Executive Sandrine Meunier said on Wednesday.

Occidental to Resume GoM Production Following Temporary Shutdown Due to Oil Spill

Occidental Petroleum said on Wednesday production is expected to commence in the coming days in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) after some operations were shut for about five months.

DeLa Express’ 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Gas Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval, Targets 2028 Launch

(P&GJ) — DeLa Express LLC, an affiliate of Moss Lake Partners, has formally requested FERC approval to initiate the Pre-Filing Review Process for the proposed DeLa Express Project—a 690-mile natural gas pipeline aiming to transport gas from production sites in the Delaware Basin, Texas, to markets around Lake Charles, Louisiana.

U.S. Coast Guard Clears Louisiana Waters After Main Pass Oil Gathering Pipeline Integrity Test

The Unified Command completed a line integrity test on the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company's pipeline system near Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

Pipeline Integrity Specialist PipeSense Opens Advanced Testing Facilities

PipeSense, a leading provider of advanced continuous pipeline monitoring technology, has unveiled its latest investment with the opening of two cutting-edge testing facilities in Houston, Texas, and Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Iraq to Restart Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline as Kurdish Talks Stall

The reopening of the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline, which has been shut for a decade, would provide a rival route to a pipeline from the Kurdistan region that has been shut for a year as talks between Baghdad and the KRG on resuming exports have stalled.

Delays in Guyana Gas-to-Power Project Threaten Oil Revenue, Energy Cost Reduction Goals

Guyana’s efforts to use its natural gas resources to fuel a power plant that would slash the South American nation's energy costs have snagged on construction delays and threaten to curtail the rising oil hotspot's revenue this year by about $1 billion.

AMPP Unveils New Guide to Enhance Pipeline Safety Through Corrosion Control

AMPP unveils a comprehensive guide to enhance pipeline safety through corrosion control, aligning with the latest PHMSA regulations. Developed by industry experts, the guide offers practical strategies for U.S. gas transmission operators and valuable insights for international counterparts, all aimed at safeguarding pipeline integrity.

Coastal GasLink Route Fuels Pembina Pipeline's LNG Deal with ARC Resources for Cedar LNG

Under the agreement, ARC Resources will supply natural gas through the Coastal GasLink from its production base in Montney, British Columbia, for a term of 20 years commencing in 2028.

Enbridge Receives Approval to Begin Service on Louisiana Venice Gas Pipeline Project

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge's Texas Eastern Transmission subsidiary received approval on Thursday from U.S. energy regulators to commence service of a natural gas pipeline associated with its Venice extension project in Louisiana.

Surprise May Start for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Leaves Analysts Puzzled

Trans Mountain's expanded oil pipeline system will start commercial operations on May 1, the Canadian government-owned company said late on Wednesday, surprising analysts with an earlier than expected commencement on the long-delayed $25.2 billion project.

Baker Hughes, Snam Partner to Decarbonize Italian Gas Network with Hydrogen-Ready Technology

Baker Hughes has secured a contract with Snam, Europe’s primary operator in natural gas infrastructure, to provide advanced technology aimed at decarbonizing the Italian gas network.

Trans Mountain's Expanded Pipeline System to Begin Operations on May 1

Trans Mountain's expanded oil pipeline system will start commercial operations on May 1, the Canadian company said on Wednesday.

Court Upholds FERC's Authority in Gas Pipeline, LNG Project Deadline Extensions

(P&GJ) — A recent court ruling upheld FERC's authority to extend deadlines for approved natural gas projects, despite opposition from environmental groups. The cases in question involved the Northern Access Pipeline in Pennsylvania and the expansion of Cheniere's Corpus Christi Liquefaction LNG facility in Texas.

Lunate Acquires 40% Stake in ADNOC Pipeline Assets from BlackRock and KKR

Abu Dhabi investor Lunate said on Wednesday it had bought a 40% stake from private equity firms BlackRock and KKR in the entity that leases Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) oil pipelines.

Canada's Indigenous Community Eye Big Energy Deals, Await Trudeau Loan Promise

Canada's First Nations are eyeing their biggest opportunities yet to invest in multi-billion-dollar energy projects such as pipelines, hinging on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keeping a promise this spring to make the deals easier to finance.

Trans Mountain to Finish Final Segment of Oil Pipeline Expansion in April

Trans Mountain will finish building the final segment of its Canadian oil pipeline expansion in April, according to a construction schedule the corporation filed on Monday with a regulator.

Summit Midstream Launches Open Season on Natural Gas Pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners on Monday launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.