Pipeline

Ecuador Declares Force Majeure After Oil Pipeline Shutdown

Soil erosion which damaged the primary oil pipeline in Ecuador has caused the country to declare force majeure on exploration and production until the pipeline can be repaired.

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project Faces New Delay Over Water Concerns

Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project is facing months of further delays after Minnesota regulators agreed to hold a public hearing this summer to discuss environmental concerns about the project.

Poland May Fine Gazprom Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Case

Polish regulators are considering fining Gazprom over $56 million related to anti-monopoly proceedings against the company's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

U.S. Senators to Announce Sanctions Bill on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. senators is expected to announce legislation on Wednesday that would expand sanctions levied against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Russia's Gazprom.

U.S. EPA Moves to Curb State Powers to Deny Permits for Energy Projects

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a new rule on Monday that will limit the ability of state governments to deny a critical permit to infrastructure projects in their states.

Ecopetrol Extends Subsidies, Increases Pipeline Financing Assistance

Columbia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol announced on Friday that it is extending tariff subsidies and financing programs for oil shippers in South American country to help ease the burden of falling oil prices due to the pandemic.

Algeria's Sonatrach Becomes Majority Shareholder in Medgaz Pipeline

Algeria's Sonatrach has acquired an additional 19.10% stake in the Medgaz Pipeline making it the largest shareholder in the offshore natural gas pipeline.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End — PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister is hoping his country will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2020, despite construction delays brought about due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pipeline Operator Energy Transfer Warns of Coming Job Cuts

Dallas-based pipeline operator Energy Transfer will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, as the impact of weak oil and gas prices continued to spread through the energy industry.

Court Ruling in Keystone XL Case Will Affect Other Major U.S. Pipelines

A U.S. appeals court ruling on Thursday in a case against the Keystone XL pipeline will likely have large effects on other major pipeline projects in the country.

Keystone XL Pipeline Likely to Face Delays After U.S. Court Denies Stay

A U.S. court ruling from last month that would impose delays and increase permitting costs for major pipeline projects in the U.S. was not overturned by an appeals court this week.

Coating Repairs Under Way on Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

Enbridge reported it has begun repairing gaps in the protective coating on its Line 5 pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac after the damage was discovered during routine maintenance that began early this month.

U.S. Senators Weigh Additional Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

Two U.S. senators are considering leveraging additional sanctions against Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Enbridge to Raise Rates on Express Crude Pipeline

Enbridge has filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to raise shipping tariffs on its Express crude oil pipeline by 3%.

Russian Gas Transit via Poland Has Nearly Stopped: Ifx

Flows of natural gas from Russia across Poland on the Yamal pipeline have almost completely stopped barely a week after a transit deal between the two countries expired.

TC Energy Completes Sale of Coastal GasLink Stake

TC Energy has completed the sale of a 65% stake in its Coastal GasLink pipeline.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Alaska LNG Project Receives FERC Authorization, but Doubts Loom

Alaska's proposed multi-billion-dollar LNG project has received FERC authorization, but the project still has a long way to go.

Poland Expects Russia to Continue Gas Transit to Europe

Polish authorities expect that Russia's Gazprom will continue to transport gas through their country into Europe even after a transit deal between the two countries expired earlier this week.

Gazprom Begins Preparation for Power of Siberia-2

Russian gas giant Gazprom has begun a feasibility study for its Power of Siberia-2 natural gas pipeline.

Williams Discontinues New York Pipeline Project After Key Permit Denial

Energy regulators in New York have once again denied a key water permit for Williams controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement Project causing the company to indefinitely suspend the project.

Russian Pipelaying Vessel Moors at Nord Stream 2 Hub in Germany: Data

According to tracking data from Refinitiv, a Russian pipe-laying vessel that Gazprom may be planning to use to finish its Nord Stream 2 pipeline has docked near a German logistics hub in Mukran.

Eni, Sonatrach Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni completed construction on the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in southeastern Algeria. The 16-inch, 115-miles (185-km) pipeline has with a transport capacity of 7 MMscm/d of gas.

Germany Denies EU Waiver for Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Operators of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline were denied a waiver of EU regulations for the pipeline on Friday by German energy regulators.

EQM Sees U.S. Mountain Valley Pipeline Service in 2020, Analysts Unconvinced

Equitrans Midstream is still optimistic that its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline can be in service by the end of 2020. Industry analysts are not as confident.

More Pipelines Are Needed for India to Increase LNG Imports — EIA Report

Recent data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that in order to continue to increase its LNG imports, India needs to build more gas pipelines.

Energy Transfer Slashes 2020 Capex, Dakota Access Expansion Could Face Delays

Energy Transfer will cut at least $400 million from its 2020 capital expenditures potentially jeopardizing the company's plans to expand its Dakota Access pipeline.

Williams Announces Agreement on Deepwater Gulf Project

Williams has agreed to transport natural gas from Chevron and Total's Anchor offshore development to the Discovery pipeline system.

Enbridge Mainline Volumes Fall, Company Posts Quarterly Loss

Flows on Enbridge's Mainline system dropped in Q1 as the company posted a loss during the same period.