Pipeline

Williams Seeks FERC Approval for Marcellus & Utica Takeaway Expansion

Williams has announced that its Transco interstate pipeline has filed an application with FERC seeking authorization for its Leidy South project, which is proposed to carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica plays to the East Coast.

1 Dead After Gas Pipeline Explosion in Rural Kentucky

A gas line explosion shortly after midnight on Thursday in a residential community in rural Kentucky sent up a ball of flame that could be seen for miles, killing one person and setting several houses on fire, a local sheriff said.

Plains to Allocate Unused Cactus II Space to Committed Shippers

Plains All American LP said on Wednesday it would allocate unused space on its Cactus II crude pipeline to committed shippers if spot shipments fall below the 10% of capacity set aside for those shipments.

Boskalis to Manage Seabed, Shore Crossing for Scarborough Pipeline

Papendrecht, Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster said it has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

Columbia Gas Parent Settles Massachusetts Gas Explosion Lawsuits for $143 Million

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities last year.

Canadian Federal Approval not Needed for Gas Pipeline

TC Energy Corp's proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline to supply the LNG Canada project in northern British Columbia is not subject to federal regulation, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) said on Friday.

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Challenges EU in Court Over New Ruling

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is taking the European Union to court to challenge new rules it says endanger its business model, opening a new front in a fight that has divided EU nations.

Saudi Arabia Looking to Expand Pipeline to Reduce Oil Exports via Gulf

Saudi Arabia aims to raise the capacity of its east-west pipeline by 40% in two years so more of its oil exports can avoid passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the energy minister said on Thursday.

Enbridge Open to Rerouting Line 5 Around Wisconsin Reservation

Enbridge Inc. says it's willing to consider rerouting a major oil pipeline around the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin.

Williams Begins Service on Deepwater Gulf Gathering Pipeline System

Williams announced today that it has acquired and placed into service the 16-inch Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system constructed by Shell, operator, and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore extending 54 miles from the Shell-operated Appomattox Floating Production System in 7,400-feet of water to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located approximately 60 miles south of Mobile, Alabama.

PUC Asks Minnesota Supreme Court to Deny Line 3 Challenges

Minnesota regulators have urged the state Supreme Court to deny challenges by opponents of Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement who say the project’s environmental review was flawed.

Increased Supply From New Permian Pipelines Cuts Crude Prices

West Texas Intermediate crude at Magellan East Houston this week traded at the weakest level in almost a year as new pipelines from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast hub have begun operations, traders said.

N.D. Seeks to Recover Pipeline Protest Costs, Sues Federal Government

North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Kinder Morgan Moves Ahead with Pipeline Connection to Houston

Kinder Morgan Inc will go ahead with a South Texas pipeline connection that would transport crude from Phillips 66's 900,000 bpd Gray Oak pipeline in the Permian Basin to delivery points at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said on Wednesday.

Sources: Enbridge Delays Start of Mainline Open Season

Enbridge Inc has delayed the start of an open season to solicit bids for contracted space on its Mainline oil pipeline system, North America's largest oil-shipping network, three market sources told Reuters.

China Asks for 'Friendly Consultation' in Malaysia Pipeline Dispute

The Chinese government has expressed hope for a “friendly consultation” with Malaysia to resolve a dispute of the building of two multibillion-dollar gas pipeline projects.

SoCalGas Worker Killed in Gas Line Explosion, 15 Others Injured

A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said.

Produced Water Spills into Missouri River Tributary

Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the Missouri River, the state Health Department said Monday.

Tanzania, Zambia Planning $1.5 Billion Oil Pipeline

Tanzania and Zambia plan to build a refined products pipeline to transport petroleum between the two countries at a cost of $1.5 billion, Tanzania’s Energy minister said.

BC Not Authorized to Regulate Trans Mountain Oil Flows, Court Rules

Five judges ruled unanimously the provincial government of British Columbia cannot regulate increased flows of heavy crude through the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline, removing a potential hurdle to the long-delayed project.

Potential Permitting Delays Could Raise Line 3 Costs

Enbridge said there is a risk its Line 3 replacement project could exceed its previous cost estimate of $6.71 billion (C$9 billion) because of delays to permits in the United States.

FERC Authorizes Williams to Expand Pipeline for New York Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Williams authorizing the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NSE) project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to serve New York markets.

Permit Denied for 24-Mile Underwater Pipeline by New York Regulators

State environmental regulators denied a water quality permit for a 24-mile (39-km) underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens that backers say is crucial for meeting rising demand for natural gas in New York City and Long Island.

Bulgaria Builds Gas Link to End Full Reliance on Russian Gas

Bulgaria started building a $268 million (240 million euro) gas pipeline with Greece that will end the Balkan country’s total dependence on Russian gas and help diversify supplies in southeastern Europe.

Norway-Poland Gas Link on Track for 2022

A planned pipeline linking Norwegian natural gas fields to markets in Denmark and Poland is on track for completion by October 2022, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told Reuters.

Bombing Attack Halts Pumping on Colombian Pipelines

Pumping on Colombia’s Bicentenario and Cano Limon oil pipelines was halted in mid-May after bomb attacks in recent days, sources from operators Bicentenario and state-run oil company Ecopetrol said.

Canadian Oil Pipeline Congestion Sets up Lucrative Storage Play

Upheavals in the Canadian crude market are providing unique opportunities for firms with sizeable long-term leases on Alberta storage tanks, a cluster that sources say includes Mercuria Energy Group and oil major BP Plc’s trading arm.

Brazil Supreme Court Approves Sale of Petrobas Pipeline Unit

Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras was cleared to move forward with the sale of its TAG pipeline unit to France’s Engie SA after Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that state-run firms do not need congressional approval to sell their subsidiaries.

ExxonMobil to Expand Infrastructure for Growing Argentina Production

ExxonMobil announced it will proceed with long-term development in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale, including the construction of pipeline and export infrastructure to support an expected 55,000 oil-equivalent bpd by 2024.

Longhorn Midstream Launches Open Season for Delaware Basin Gathering System

Longhorn Midstream today announced that one of its subsidiaries, LM Touchdown Crude, has launched a binding open season to obtain commitments to support the development of its Touchdown Crude Oil Gathering System in the Northern Delaware Basin.