Pipeline

N.D. Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Pipeline Security Case

The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied an appeal by state regulators who sought up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Canada's Trans Mountain Restarts Construction on Contentious Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp said on Wednesday it has restarted construction on parts of its pipeline to nearly triple the flow of crude from Alberta's oil sands to the British Columbia coast, a year after the project's latest regulatory setback.

Lotus Midstream Considers Reversing West Texas to Cushing Pipeline

Pipeline operator Lotus Midstream LLC may reverse flows on a line now sending crude from West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma, the main hub for pricing U.S. crude futures, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, an unusual move that could lift U.S. benchmark prices by draining supplies.

Enbridge Aims to Restore Line 25 Service by Aug. 24-26 After Kentucky Blast

Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it expects to return one pipe to service between Aug. 24 and 26 on its Texas Eastern natural gas system in Kentucky that shut after an explosion on an adjacent line killed one person on Aug. 1.

Bid for Inter Pipeline Highlights Strength of Canada's Midstream Sector

A recent unsolicited bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd has highlighted the potential of Canada’s midstream companies to offer insulation from volatile oil prices.

Lebanon Prime Minister Hopes for Decision in September on Disputed Gas Pipeline

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday after talks in Washington that he hoped for a final decision, possibly in September, on a proposal for resolving a maritime border dispute with Israel on a gas pipeline.

EPIC Midstream Ships First Crude on New Permian-Gulf Coast Pipeline

EPIC Midstream Holdings Inc on Thursday began shipping crude oil on its 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast, pushing Midland crude prices higher, traders said.

EPIC Announces Ethane and Ethylene Pipeline Project

EPIC has announced that its affiliates, EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline and EPIC Olefins, will construct over 130 miles of 12” ethane and ethylene pipeline to support the steam cracker being built by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) in San Patricio County.

Kenyan Pipeline Project May be One Step Closer to Reality

The Kenyan Government along with partner Tullow Oil has signed a crude oil export deal with ChemChina UK, creating more incentive to construct a proposed $1 billion pipeline.

Cleaning Polish System After Russian Dirty Oil to Take at Least Six Months

Cleaning the Polish pipeline and storage system after it was contaminated with tainted oil from Russia in April will take at least six months, Poland’s minister responsible for energy infrastructure said on Wednesday.

Pipeline Blast in Iraq Halts Power Station Supply, Output Unaffected

A gas pipeline has exploded near Basra in southern Iraq and halted supplies to a local power station, but did not affect gas or oil output, oil ministry officials and police said.

Mid-East Group, Russia Split on Caspian Resources, Pipeline

Five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met Monday at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to divide the region's oil wealth.

Using ILI Technologies to Identify Pipeline Pilfering

Illegal tapping and product theft are an increasingly significant threat to pipeline operators. In-line inspection (ILI) technology – magnetic flux leakage (MFL) tools, in particular – have a proven history of accurately locating illegal tap locations.

Kinder Morgan, Tallgrass Energy for Bakken Crude Transport

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy began a joint tariff open season seeking commitments for crude oil transportation service from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, Okla.

Virginia Pipeline Company Asks County to Remove Protesters

Attorneys for a company constructing a controversial natural gas pipeline through Virginia are asking a county judge to remove tree-sitters that are blocking work on the project. A federal court denied a similar request last week.

New U.S. Pipelines Poised to Start Price War for Shale Shippers

The operators of two new pipelines in West Texas shale fields are offering discounted prices to attract shippers accustomed to high fees to move oil to export hubs, according to the pipeline companies and federal filings.

Gazprom Signs Five-Year Natural Gas Deal with Turkmenistan

Gazprom has signed a 5-year contract with Turkmengaz to purchase natural gas, the Russian gas producer sad.

Michigan AG Sues to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5

Michigan’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk.”

Sources: Iraq Chooses BP and Eni Over Exxon for Pipeline Project

Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

EVX Midstream Partners with Performance Pipe for Eagle Ford Produced Water Pipeline Extension

Performance Pipe supplies EVX Midstream Partners with high-temperature polyethylene pipe to transport produced water more sustainably from Eagle Ford Basin

Nord Stream 2 Says Denmark Re-route Could Cause Eight-Month Delay, Cost $740 million

Nord Stream 2, the Russian-led gas pipeline project across the Baltic Sea to Europe, could be delayed by up to eight months and cost an extra 660 million euros ($740 million) due to hurdles in securing the necessary permits from Denmark, the pipeline operator has said.

Activist Groups Urge Insurers to Drop Coverage of Oil Sands Pipeline

A coalition of 32 environmental and indigenous groups on Thursday urged insurers to stop underwriting the Trans Mountain pipeline to pressure Canada to cancel its plan to expand the project which carries crude from Alberta's oil sands to British Columbia's Pacific coast.

Enbridge Reports Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Erosion has created a gap in a key Great Lakes channel beneath Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, the company said Wednesday.

Maine City Pipeline Ordinance Case Heads to Federal Appeals Court

A Maine city’s ordinance prohibiting bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers is in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Boston.

Caliber Midstream Acquires North Dakota Assets from American Midstream Partners

Caliber Midstream Holdings has acquired the North Dakota assets previously owned by American Midstream Partners.

Enbridge Kentucky Gas Pipeline to Remain Shut for at Least A Week

Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said the section of its Texas Eastern pipeline in Kentucky that exploded on Thursday, killing one person, will remain shut through at least Aug. 12.

Black Bear Midstream Announces New L.A. Gas Agreement, Hints Further Expansion

Black Bear Midstream, a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, announced it has entered into a seven year gas gathering and processing agreement with a Cotton Valley producer in Desoto and Caddo Parishes, LA.

Confidence in New Permian Pipelines Lifts WTI Crude Prices Above Expectations

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude in Midland traded in positive territory for the first time in more than a month on Monday on expectations a new Permian pipeline will begin operation soon, traders said.

Infrastructure-Led Exploration Reducing Offshore Pipeline Demand

Shell's announced plan to develop the PowerNap deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico reflects a broader trend toward "infrastructure-led exploration" that weakens demand for the construction of new subsea export pipelines.

Magellan Midstream CEO Sees New Texas Pipelines Cutting Spot Shipments After 3rd Qtr

Pipeline operator Magellan Midstream Partners LP expects new pipelines to ease a crude oil bottleneck in the Permian basin and squeeze the price differential between Midland, Texas, and Houston, cutting spot shipments on two of its Texas pipelines, Chief Executive Officer Mike Mears said on Thursday.