Pipeline

Armenia Wants Russian Army Outposts on Azerbaijan Border Amid Tensions

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics, are watched closely abroad for any threat to Azeri gas and oil pipelines and the risk of regional powers Turkey and Russia being dragged into any conflict.

TC Energy to Switch to Green Power to Run N. American Energy Pipelines

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy Corp could spend billions of dollars on its plans to lower emissions by switching to renewable energy to run its huge network of U.S. and Canadian oil and gas pipelines.

MDU Resources Planning $75 million NatGas Pipeline Expansion in North Dakota

To fulfill additional customer demand, WBI Energy plans to construct a 60-mile, 12-inch natural gas pipeline expansion and ancillary facilities to Wahpeton. The expansion will have capacity of 20 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and is expected to cost approximately $75 million.

Enterprise Products Oil Pipeline Volume Rises on Demand Recovery

Enterprise Products Partners said on Wednesday volume across its crude oil pipelines rose 5% in the second quarter on the back of a recovery in demand as the global economy continues to reopen following COVID-19 lockdowns.

Spire Seeks U.S. Backing for Missouri NatGas Pipeline to Avoid Outages

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc's Spire STL Pipeline unit filed an emergency application with U.S. energy regulators to keep the STL gas pipeline in service ahead of this winter to avoid gas service outages in St. Louis.

Operator Says Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline is Almost Finished

The much-politicized Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is 99% complete, the pipeline operator said Wednesday, after the pipelay vessel Akademik Cherskiy finished its initially planned workload.

New Edition of Global Pipeline Standard Enhances Safety, Strengthens Pipelines’ Environmental Sustainability

The American Petroleum Institute published Global Pipeline Standard 1104, 22nd Edition, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand.

Gazprom Trunk Gas Pipeline Ablaze After Leak in Russia

A trunk pipeline belonging to Russian gas giant Gazprom leaked and caught ablaze in the Perm region on Monday, but no one has been hurt, the company said.

Enbridge U.S. TETCO NatGas Pipe Prepares to Return to Full Service

Enbridge Inc's Texas Eastern Transmission unit said it provided all the information federal safety regulators requested and is preparing to increase pressure in its Pennsylvania to Mississippi pipeline as soon regulators approve.

Inter Pipeline Walks Away from Pembina Deal in Favor of Brookfield Bid

Canadian pipeline operator Inter Pipeline on Monday decided against recommending a C$8.5 billion ($6.77 billion) deal with rival Pembina Pipeline Corp to shareholders and instead chose to pursue a higher bid from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

Energy Transfer Says It Addressed Most Pipeline Safety Issues Raised by Regulator

Energy Transfer LP said it has already addressed most of the possible safety violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline raised by a federal regulator, and was working to resolve remaining issues.

German Hydrogen Council: Pipelines Most Economical Way to Move Hydrogen

Germany’s National Hydrogen Council determined pipeline transport is the most economical option to move hydrogen for distances up to about 10,000 km (6,213 mi), even if it would require building new pipelines.

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline Over Safety Concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation's pipeline regulator put the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer LP, on notice for probable violations of safety regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it.

EU States to Discuss U.S.-Germany Nord Stream 2 Deal, Commission Says

The European Union reiterated that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was "not of common EU interest" but will discuss a deal between the United States and Germany agreed to this week.

Biden Admin Reveals Decade-Old China Pipeline Hack, Plans for Cybersecurity Talks

The Biden administration revealed Chinese state-sponsored hackers between 2011 and 2013 targeted nearly two dozen U.S. oil and natural gas pipeline operators with the goal of “holding U.S. pipeline infrastructure at risk."

Ukraine Fights Rearguard Action Against Nord Stream 2 After U.S. and Germany Unveil Deal

Ukraine has started official consultations with the European Union and Germany about Nord Stream 2, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday, ratcheting up Kyiv's opposition to the pipeline which it says is a threat to Europe's security.

U.S., Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal to Push Back on Russian 'Aggression'

The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries.

U.S., Germany to Vow Action on Russia in Nord Stream 2 Deal

The United States and Germany will take action against Russia if it uses the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to harm Ukraine or other Eastern European countries, according to two sources familiar with a bilateral agreement expected on Wednesday.

PIDX Emissions Data Exchange Initiative Moves Emissions Reporting Forward

PIDX International, a professional standards organization comprised of energy industry leaders, announced that its emissions transparency data exchange (ETDX) project team is moving forward with scope 3 emissions reporting.

Perspective: Energy Pipelines Controversial Now, But One Helped Win World War II

Oil and gas pipelines have become flashpoints in discussions of climate change. From the Atlantic coast to the Dakotas, pipelines that would deliver fossil fuels to customers have sparked protests and legal challenges.

WBI Energy Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation.

U.S. Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners

The Department of Homeland Security required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions."

Companies Merge Technologies to Enhance Pipeline Integrity

Pipetel Technologies and Intero Integrity Services merged in January, combining the two inline inspection companies, each with a track record of innovation in the space of unpiggable pipeline inspection.

Using RTUs in Monitoring Pipelines in Extreme Conditions

In remote locations, communications may be slow, intermittent or unreliable. The RTU is the device at the edge – sitting between the control room and the field instruments – that provides a low-latency response to changing site conditions and performs data filtering.

Reassessing Value Placed on System Pressure Tests

Since the cost of failures during the construction of offshore pipelines is significant, over time, an extensive quality management regime has been developed. One such measure is to pressure test the whole pipeline system when the build is completed.

Options for Internal Inspection of Difficult-to-Check Pipelines

In the second part of this article, different case studies introduce the different categories of tools for the inspection of challenging pipelines, including specialty free-swimming, umbilical and robotic.

U.S., Germany to Announce Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Coming Days

The United States and Germany are expected to announce a deal resolving their longstanding dispute over Russia's $11 billion Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in coming days, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Pembina Pipeline Reaffirms Existing Transaction to Purchase Inter Pipeline

Pembina Pipeline Corporation confirmed that it does not intend to increase or otherwise change the consideration of 0.50 common shares of Pembina offered under its proposed acquisition of all of the common shares of Inter Pipeline Ltd. pursuant to the arrangement agreement signed by the parties.

NG Energy Provides Construction Update on GTX Pipeline, Facilities

The company expects SORC Ingenieria, the contractor in charge of the buildout of the gas pipeline, to complete all pipeline facilities by the end of Q3 or beginning of Q4 2021.

Tellurian’s Reduced-Emission Pipeline Should Play Role in Cleaner Energy Future

A longtime partnership with Baker Hughes should help Tellurian Inc.’s Driftwood Pipeline place a natural gas pipeline with 99% reduced carbon dioxide emissions in service in 2026.