Pipeline

US Court Vacates Dominion Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

A permit allowing Dominion Energy to build the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina has been vacated by an appeals court.

Kinder Morgan Closer to 3rd Permian Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is “moving along” with plans for a third major pipeline project from the Permian Basin – the newly named Permian Pass, which would deliver natural gas from West Texas to the Sabine area of the East Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, CEO Steven Kean said.

Plains All American to Remove Steel Tariff Surcharge on Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline filed with U.S. regulators to remove a proposed surcharge on its Cactus II oil pipeline, tacked on as a result of the Trump administration’s tariff on imported steel.

Libya Re-Opens Pipeline from Sahara Oil Field

Libya’s national oil company said it reopened a pipeline that had been closed since the weekend and resumed production at the country’s largest oil field.

Gazprom Expects Danish Approval of Nord Stream 2 by October

Russian gas producer Gazprom expects Denmark to agree to its route application for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany in October, the Russia International News agency (RIA) reported.

Tellurian Finds Strong Demand for Permian Global Access Project

An open season for Tellurian’s Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) drew strong demand from West Texas natural gas producers seeking delivery to the rapidly growing natural gas market in Southeast Louisiana.

East Africa’s Leakage Incidents Points to Detection Needs

Barely one year after the commissioning of East and Central Africa’s only refined oil transportation pipeline in Kenya, leakages have been reported, raising concerns about the ability of existing government agencies to monitor the safety of oil infrastructure at a time when similar projects have been unveiled across the region.

Pipelines Emerging in Africa’s Quest for Gas Power

Despite the many advances in the electrification of Africa, much of the continent has yet to be connected to the grid or have access to reliable and affordable power supplies. According to World Bank figures, Africa’s electrification rate is just 42%.

New Pipelines Open Permian Tap as Demand Outlook Grows Cloudy

After scrambling to catch up with fast-growing Permian Basin crude oil production, pipeline operators appear to be entering a period of excess takeaway capacity with the completion of new and expanded systems this year.

Liquids Lines Run Deep In North America

In mid-2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) counted 200 liquid pipeline projects ongoing nationwide. At the same time, energy consulting firm ClearView Energy Partners tracked 79 separate legal appeals against liquid and natural gas federal permitting projects.

Pipeline Cybersecurity Protection Legislation Moves Forward

House Democrats and Republicans have had trouble agreeing on a pipeline safety bill so far this year, but a second bill on pipeline security faces no such problem.

UAE’s ADNOC Pipeline Investment Deal Reaches Nearly $5 Billion

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (GIC) is investing $600 million in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) crude pipeline infrastructure, raising total outside investment in the newly formed ADNOC Oil Pipelines to $4.9 billion.

U.S. Seeks Dismissal of Tribes' Lawsuit Over Keystone XL

Attorneys for the Trump administration want a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.

EU's Top Court Curtails Gazprom Access to Nord Stream Pipeline Link

Europe's top court on Tuesday overruled a 2016 EU decision allowing Russia's Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links the company’s Nord Stream pipeline to Germany.

India, Nepal Open South Asia’s First Cross-Border Oil Pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation where China is also making deep inroads.

Putin Pushes For Potential Gas Pipeline Through Mongolia

Russian President Vladimir Putin told the head of state-controlled Gazprom to consider making Russian gas exports to China via Mongolia, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Sources: Italy's Snam Seeks U.S. Footprint With Bid for Midwest Gas Pipeline

Italy’s Snam is working on a bid for a stake in a $6 billion natural gas pipeline in the United States in what would be the gas group’s first foray outside Europe, four sources told Reuters.

Texas Waha Gas Prices Rise Ahead of Gulf Coast Pipeline Start-Up

Spot natural gas prices at the Waha hub in the Permian basin in West Texas rose to their highest since March as Kinder Morgan Inc’s new Gulf Coast Express pipeline prepares to enter service over the next month.

Hong Kong Billionaire Offered $9.4 Billion for Canada's Inter Pipeline: Globe and Mail

Canada’s Inter Pipeline Ltd rejected a C$12.4 billion ($9.37 billion) buyout offer from Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd in July, the Globe and Mail reported late on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the two companies.

Dozens of Enbridge Oil Shippers Divided Over New Proposed Shipping Contracts

More than two dozen oil companies wrote to Canada’s energy regulator on Thursday to support or oppose it intervening in Enbridge Inc’s contentious proposal to overhaul shipping contracts on the Mainline pipeline network.

Canadian Court Allows New Challenges to Trans Mountain Expansion After Previous Government Approval

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Wednesday agreed to hear six challenges to the Canadian government's earlier approval of an expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, potentially adding to delays ahead of an October election.

Antin Infrastructure Looks to Sell Major UK Gas Pipeline

Antin Infrastructure Partners has hired investment banks to kick-start a potential $1.5 billion-plus sale of one of Britain's biggest gas pipelines, banking sources and an executive at a subsidiary of the buyout fund said.

Ugandan Oil Pipeline Work Suspended Due to Collapse of Tullow-Total Deal

Work on a pipeline to export Ugandan oil has been suspended, an industry official said on Wednesday, after Tullow Oil's plan to sell a stake in the project to France's Total and China's CNOOC was called off last week.

Russian LPG Firm Battles Middle East for Chinese Market

An independent Russian producer has made a foray into China's market for LPG, jostling with Middle Eastern countries for what could be a lucrative foothold, market data showed and traders said.

North Dakota Pledges Improvement to Spill Reporting Procedures

North Dakota's Health Department is pledging to provide easily accessible information on oilfield and agriculture-related spills, a move that comes after a liquid natural gas pipeline leak that was much bigger than publicly reported and could take another decade to clean up.

Canada's Largest Oil Producer Joins Opposition to Enbridge Pipeline Plan

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, the country's biggest oil producer, has joined a number of other firms asking Canada's energy regulator to intervene in Enbridge Inc's plan to overhaul shipping contracts on its Mainline pipeline network.

Mexican President Touts $4.5 Billion Savings in New Pipeline Deal

Mexico said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with a group of companies to renegotiate the terms of natural gas pipeline contracts signed under the previous administration that will eventually save the government $4.5 billion.

Shell, Suncor Energy Ask Canadian Regulator to Review Contentious Enbridge Pipeline Plan

Two major oil companies have asked Canada's energy regulator to urgently review Enbridge Inc's proposal to switch to fixed contracts on its Mainline pipeline system, arguing the changes would be an abuse of Enbridge's market power.

Enterprise Begins Open Season for ATEX Ethane Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners has announced the start of a binding open season to determine demand for expanded capacity on the partnership’s Appalachia-to-Texas (“ATEX”) ethane pipeline.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.