Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline Partially Resumes as Nicholas Brings Rains, Wind

The largest U.S. fuel line resumed partial operations Tuesday as oil and gas facilities weathered hurricane Nicholas' landfall in Texas, suffering less damage than in Hurricane Ida two weeks earlier.

Canadian First Nation Demands Enbridge Reroute Gas Pipeline After 2018 Explosion

A Canadian First Nation in northern British Columbia said on Tuesday it was trying to force Enbridge Inc. to reroute a natural gas pipeline off its reserve lands after the line exploded in 2018, causing residents to flee their homes.

Record Gas Prices Could Hasten Nord Stream 2 Launch, Analysts Say

Record gas prices in Europe could hasten clearance for fuel supplies via Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, analysts said on Tuesday.

Enbridge’s Cameron Extension Pipeline Project Nearing Completion

Texas Eastern Transmission’s Cameron Extension pipeline project in southwestern Louisiana is on track to be mechanically complete in October, leading to a November in-service, an Enbridge spokesperson said.

Spire Gets More Time to Operate Missouri St. Louis NG Pipeline

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc. got permission from federal regulators on Tuesday to keep operating its STL natural gas pipeline in Missouri for another 90 days while regulators consider the next steps for the pipe.

Colonial Pipeline Shuts, Power Outages Rise as Nicholas Brings Rains, Wind

The largest U.S. fuel line shut down on Tuesday due to power outages caused by Nicholas, which made landfall as a hurricane before weakening on Tuesday, the second U.S. Gulf storm in as many weeks.

Kinder Morgan, Neste to Retrofit Tank and Piping for Green Fuels Feedstocks

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc. plans to convert some Louisiana tank and piping infrastructure to hold used cooking oil and other feedstocks for Finnish renewable-fuels giant Neste, the companies told Reuters.

Germany has Four Months to Certify Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator on Monday said it had four months to complete a certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after receiving all necessary documents for an application for an operating license from the pipeline company.

Russia Completes Nord Stream 2 Construction, Gas Flows Yet to Start

Gazprom said it had finished construction of the Nord Stream 2 subsea pipeline to Germany, allowing Russia to potentially double lucrative gas exports to Europe via the Baltic Sea while bypassing political foe Ukraine.

German Hydrogen Council: Pipelines Most Economical Way to Move Hydrogen

Germany’s National Hydrogen Council determined pipeline transport to be the most economical option to move hydrogen for distances up to about 6,210 miles (10,000 km), even if it would require building new pipelines.

Performance Measures Needed to Assess Liquid Pipeline Regulations

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended safety regulations in 2019. Several operators said they would need to modify or replace pipelines to accommodate certain inspection tools.

Offshore Operators Face Big Ida Losses as Insurers Trim Cover

Offshore energy firms are likely to face greater financial losses from Hurricane Ida than from previous storms in the Gulf of Mexico because of reduced coverage offered by insurers, risk modeling firm RMS said on Thursday.

EIA Reports: Natural Gas Exports to Mexico Set Monthly Record

Natural gas pipeline exports from the United States to Mexico surpassed 7 Bcf/d on multiple days during June, according to data from Wood Mackenzie. The highest amount of pipeline exports, 7.4 Bcf/d, was sent out on June 17.

Stronger Storms Test Aging U.S. Offshore Oil Facilities

Stronger hurricanes threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast energy hub are elevating the risks of oil spills from damage to area refineries, oil platforms and subsea pipelines, experts say.

Introducing P&GJ’s Europe 500 Report of Top Pipelines

This first-ever list of pipelines serving Europe is intended to provide the industry with a listing of some of the longest transportation routes on the continent as of July 2021.

Operator Exceeds Requirements with Clamp-On Flow Meter Run Design

As a transporter, a company commits to the safe and reliable transfer of natural gas in adherence to the guidelines set forth by the American Gas Association (AGA), including the specifications outlined in its AGA Report No. 9, “Measurement of Gas by Multipath Ultrasonic Meters."

Making Hydrogen Work for UK’s Commercial Buildings

While domestic heat makes up more than half of the U.K. heat demand, commercial and industrial properties’ space heating, hot water and heat for cooking account for more than a quarter. Therefore, any conversion from natural gas to hydrogen in the national and local pipeline grids must cater to larger-scale commercial and industrial heating.

Energy Transfer Completes DAPL Expansion, Updates Pipeline Projects

Energy Transfer said it has completed a phased expansion of Dakota Access Pipeline that boosted capacity to 750,000 bpd from 570,000 bpd even as it waged a legal battle for DAPL’s survival.

Projects September 2021

TC Energy Warns Coastal GasLink Dispute Could Impact Construction, Neptune Energy Installs World’s Longest ETH Production Pipeline and more.

INGAA Questions New Pipeline Cybersecurity Mandates

Members of Congress, who view gas and oil pipelines as dangerously vulnerable to cyberattacks, appear to be underwhelmed by the DHS mandates which come from its subagency, the Transportation Security Administration. A second directive in May was simply non-enforceable guidance.

U.S. NatGas Slips on Milder Weather View, Post-Ida Restarts

U.S. natural gas futures slipped on Tuesday as forecasts projected milder weather and energy firms continued efforts to restart facilities along the U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ida.

Russia, Ukraine Trade Accusations After Pipeline Attack in Crimea

Russia's FSB security service accused Ukraine of organizing an attack on a gas pipeline in Russian-annexed Crimea, an allegation rejected by Kyiv which said Moscow was trying to punish prominent Crimean Tatar figures.

Final Piece of Nord Stream 2 in Place, Operator Says

The last section of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been welded into place, its operator said on Monday, meaning the two long stretches of the pipe can now be joined to complete the Baltic subsea link.

China Approves $149 Million Coalbed Methane Pipeline Project

China's state planner has approved a 960 million yuan ($149 million) coalbed methane pipeline project linking the northern provinces of Shanxi and Shaanxi, the National Development and Reform Commission said.

Brazil's Logum Makes 1st Ethanol Export to U.S. Using Pipeline to Port

The firm said the transport of the ethanol by pipelines, beyond the smaller cost and economies of scale, prevented the use of more than 700 trucks, estimating the operation avoided 2,000 tons of carbon emissions.

ConocoPhillips-Backed Solaris Readies IPO with Sustainability Pitch

ConocoPhillips-backed Solaris Midstream Holdings LLC, the water pipeline company serving the U.S. oil and gas fracking industry, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) that it hopes will attract sustainability-focused investors.

WhiteWater Announces Acquisition of Sendero’s Gateway Pipeline

WhiteWater announced the acquisition of Sendero’s Gateway Pipeline. The 24-inch Gateway Pipeline is connected to WhiteWater’s Agua Blanca natural gas pipeline system.

Trophy Pipeline Announces Open Season for Texas Expansion Project

Trophy Pipeline announced it intends to conduct an Open Season for its Texas Expansion project. Trophy proposes to construct an approximately 3-mile-long pipeline from a new origin in Winkler County, Texas, to its existing FERC-regulated, crude oil pipeline in Lea County, New Mexico.

Permian Update: America’s Oilfield Builds Back from Another Bust

Three quarters of the way through what was to be a post-pandemic year, the midstream sector of America’s biggest oilfield is slugging its way back from the bottom again.

German Court Says EU Rules Apply to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from European Union rules that require the owners of pipelines to be different from the suppliers of the gas that flows in them to ensure fair competition, a German court ruled.