Pipeline

Spire Could Get More Time to Operate Missouri STL NatGas Pipeline

Spire Inc. will likely get more time to keep its STL pipeline in Missouri operating after the environmental group that won a court decision requiring the pipe shutdown asked the court for more time, according to analysts.

GAO Report Finds Multiple Problems with Keystone Pipeline

The U.S. government watchdog found multiple problems with the construction, manufacture and design of the Keystone XL pipeline, validating President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke its permit, leaders of several House Democratic committees said.

Just 15 Kilometers of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to Go, Says Putin

There are only 15 km (9 miles) left to finish the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that bypasses Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

Brazil in Talks with Argentina for Gas Pipeline from Vaca Muerta

Brazil is negotiating with Argentina on the construction of a billion-dollar pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said.

Russia Expects Nord Stream 2 to Deliver 5.6 Bcm of Gas This Year

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is currently under construction, is expected to deliver 5.6 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to Europe this year, gas producer Gazprom said on Thursday.

New Cybersecurity Standard for Pipelines Provides Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Defense

API published its third edition of Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity underscoring the natural gas and oil industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from malicious and potentially disruptive cyber-attacks.

U.S. Oil Refiner Citgo Petroleum Posts First Profit in Seven Quarters

Citgo Petroleum reported a slim, second-quarter profit, its first in seven quarters, as higher fuel exports helped offset weak margins and the impact of a fuel pipeline shutdown.

Two Killed in Now-Extinguished Kinder Morgan Arizona Natural Gas Pipeline Fire

Kinder Morgan on Monday said a fire on its El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline near Coolidge, Arizona, that killed two people and injured another had been extinguished and the pipeline segment remained shut.

Saudi Aramco Aims to Raise At Least $17 billion From Gas Pipelines

Saudi Aramco is looking to raise at least $17 billion from the sale of a significant minority stake in its gas pipelines, higher than the $12.4 billion raised from its oil pipeline deal, sources familiar with the matter said.

TC Energy’s Louisiana Pipeline Projects Should Expand Gulf Coast Natural Gas Access

TC Energy is progressing with pipeline-related projects in Louisiana that should help deliver more natural gas to high-demand markets along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

In-Field Flow Coating Boosts Gas Pipeline Capacity

Rescue Pipeline Services LLC (RPS), based in Houston, introduces their In-Field Flow Coating (IFC) technology for existing gas pipelines.

Report Shows Pipeline Safety Improvement

Liquids pipeline incidents affecting people or the environment decreased 38% over the last five years, while total pipeline incidents were down 21%, according to government pipeline safety data.

PennEast Aims to Complete Phase of NatGas Pipe in 2022, Despite Delay

PennEast Pipeline said it still expects to complete the first phase of its $1.2 billion natural gas pipe in Pennsylvania in 2022 even though it put off acquiring rights of way for the project due to legal and regulatory hurdles.

Challenges of Installing a New Pipeline

During the installation of a new pipeline, corrosion engineers must consider many different aspects of the pipeline and its corrosion protection. On the surface it may appear simple, thinking only of coatings and cathodic protection, but once construction is underway, the tasks are many.

Russian Investigators Conduct Search at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium

Russian investigators are conducting searches at the Caspian Pipeline Consortium after Saturday's oil spill near the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, the regional branch of the investigative committee said.

Africa’s New Pipeline Projects – What to Expect During the Next Few Years

The World Bank released a special report about the future of sub-Saharan Africa, which found the region’s economic growth contracted by 2% in 2020. This was closer to the lower bound of the forecast it made last year. But it also found that prospects for recovery and growth in SSA are strengthening.

2021 Midyear International Outlook: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

As global markets claw their way back from the 2020 pandemic trough and energy demand continues to rise, oil and gas producers remain largely committed to fiscal restraint, prices have risen to multi-year highs and storage has yet to recover from historic lows.

Gazprom Cancels Aug Condensate Exports After Urengoy Fire, Sources Say

Russia's Gazprom has cancelled gas condensate exports this month less than a week after a fire at its processing plant in Urengoy curbed gas exports via the Yamal-Europe pipeline.

Live Mapping of HAZ Softening in Pipeline Seam, Girth Welds

Modern pipeline grades, such as X70 and X80, improve many properties but come with undesirable features such as heat-affected zone (HAZ) softening in seam and girth welds.

Zimbabwe Agrees to $1.3 billion Joint Venture Fuel Pipeline with British Firm

Zimbabwe has signed a $1.3 billion joint venture agreement with British-based Coven Energy to develop a fuel pipeline from the Mozambican port city of Beira to the capital city Harare, the minister of information said.

Pipelines in Mexico: Opportunity for US Innovation, Exports and Patience

In 2021, there are very few new projects proposed in Mexico compared to what happened over the 2015–2020 period. New projects on the Mexican government’s radar are almost all related to connectivity with, and enhancing efficiency of, existing new pipelines.

Libyan Oil Output Down 60,000-70,000 BPD on Leak

A pipeline leak reduced oil output in Libya by 60,000-70,000 barrels per day on Tuesday, National Oil Corporation said.

New US Energy Security Advisor to Tackle Nord Stream 2 Risks

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed former diplomat Amos Hochstein as a senior advisor for energy security to work on the fallout from the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, among other energy issues.

Texas Railroad Commission Exceeds Legislative Target for Pipeline Safety Inspections

The agency had completed more than 1,800 pipeline safety special investigations by early August. The Legislature’s target measure for the agency is 1,200 accident and special investigations by the end of August.

Neptune Energy Installs World’s Longest ETH Production Pipeline

Neptune Energy announced the installation and testing of the world’s longest trace-heated subsea production pipeline at its operated Fenja field in the Norwegian sea. The 37-kilometre (23-mile) electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe solution will transport oil from the field to the Njord A platform, operated by Equinor.

Paradox Resources Completes Pipeline Connection and Deliveries of Navajo Helium Rich Gas

The gas delivery was made possible by the completion of a new pipeline connection by Paradox Resources, which unlocked bottlenecks impeding the Navajo Nation’s access to the Lisbon Valley Gas and Helium Processing Plant.

Texas Intrastate Whistler Pipeline Placed in Service

The Whistler Pipeline began full commercial service last month, providing approximately 2.0 Bcf/d of incremental natural gas transport capacity to the Texas Gulf Coast markets from the Permian basin, which will help ensure sufficient reliable gas takeaway and reduce natural gas flaring in the Permian basin.

Mexico Strikes Pact with Canada's TC Energy for Natural Gas Pipeline

Mexico's state power utility has struck a deal with Canada's TC Energy Corp to develop a natural gas pipeline in the country's south and consolidate the firm's contracts in the central region, the utility said.

Enbridge Gets OK to Return TETCO NatGas Pipe to Full Service

Enbridge Inc said federal pipeline safety regulators gave its Texas Eastern Transmission unit permission to return the Pennsylvania to Mississippi natural gas pipeline back to full pressure following a two-month reduction.

TC Energy Warns Coastal GasLink Pipeline Dispute Could Impact Construction

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy warned on Thursday that an ongoing dispute with LNG Canada over the cost of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia will impact construction if it is not resolved soon.