Pipeline

MPLX Abandons Permian NGL Pipeline Amid Industry Downturn

MPLX LP said on Tuesday it is no longer pursuing a Permian-to-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline after the collapse in oil prices and said it will focus on expanding capacity on existing pipelines instead.

U.S. Court Ruling Could Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Construction up to 1 Year

Construction of TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline could be delayed by up to one year after a U.S. court ruling invalidated several permits issued for the project.

TC Energy Boosts 2020 Capex to Build Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy, bolstered by better-than-expected quarterly profit earnings, is raising its capital spending budget for 2020 in order to build its Keystone XL Pipeline.

Greek-Italian Joint Venture Seeks Contractors for EastMed Gas Pipeline

Greece's DEPA and Italy's Edison are looking for contractors to build part of the EastMed gas pipeline.

Cheniere Energy Midship Pipeline Approved for Service

The Midship natural gas pipeline, owned and operated by Cheniere Energy, has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin service.

CPC Oil Producers Eye New Transit Routes via Russia’s Transneft

Oil producers in Kazakhstan are seeking to divert flows away from the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) to systems owned by Russia's Transeft as CPC Blend margins fall.

Gas Pipe Upgrade Made Easy with Shur Stop

Spire Energy is a public utility serving more than 1.7 million customers in Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri, making it the fifth-largest publicly traded natural gas company in the United States.

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Trafigura, Phillips 66 Form JV for Deepwater Texas Oil Port Global commodities trader Trafigura said it formed a joint venture with U.S. refiner Phillips 66 to build a major deepwater port in Texas capable of handling supertankers, ditching its own competin..

Buried Pipe Failures Dependent on Soil Stiffness, Too

Performance limits and potential failures must be identified for buried pipe design. Chief among those are excessive deformations of the pipe, wall buckling and collapse.

PHMSA Issues Notice of Discretion Concerning Operators and COVID-19

PHMSA told pipeline operators on March 20 that the administration recognized the constraints they face in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, adding that certain employees may be required to work outside of their classification.

Part Two: China’s Pursuing Historic Diversification of Pipeline Routes

In our second look at China’s pipeline infrastructure, Energy Writer Gordon Feller explores CNPC’s investment of billions of dollars in Kazakhstan´s energy sector and doubts that remain surrounding a final export corridor.

Control Centers at the Heart of Innovation, Advancement

Just as technology advances helped drive U.S. oil and gas producers to new heights, operators of the energy highways – the pipelines and their sophisticated control centers – are increasingly harnessing innovation to gain efficiency.

U.S. Court Rules Against Permit for Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline project suffered another setback on Wednesday after a U.S. court ruled against a key permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowing new energy pipelines to cross bodies of water.

FERC Issues Favorable Environmental Assessment for Double E Pipeline

Summit Midstream and Exxon Mobil's Double E pipeline carrying natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Waha Hub in Texas has received a favorable environmental review from U.S. regulators.

Enterprise Offers Crude Shipments on Existing Pipeline from U.S. Gulf Coast to Cushing, OK

Enterprise Products Partners is going to offer spot shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Cushing, OK as demand for inland flow routes surges.

Enbridge Applies for Construction of Great Lakes Pipeline Tunnel

Enbridge applied for permission to construct a pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway connecting two Great Lakes to replace an aging 4-mile stretch of its aging Line 5.

Keystone XL Construction Begins at U.S.-Canada Border

TC Energy said construction has begun on the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline at the U.S.-Canada border.

INEOS to Postpone Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

UK pipeline operator INEOS is delaying the planned shutdown of it's Forties Pipeline System.

Energy Recommendations for Michigan's Upper Peninsula Readied for Governor

After months of speculation Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy posted the Task Force’s Draft Recommendations for Line 5, the 30-inch, light crude and natural gas liquids pipeline owned by Enbridge.

North Dakota Regulators Approve ONEOK Pipeline

State regulators in North Dakota have approved a proposed pipeline expansion project from ONEOK.

Enbridge Running Mainline with Unused Space as Canada Cuts Oil Output

Enbridge is running its Mainline system with unused space as producers begin to cut output, according to an executive with the company.

Black Bear Transmission Acquires Ozark Natural Gas Transmission Business from Enbridge

Black Bear Transmission has acquired Enbridge's Ozark gas transmission businesses.

U.S. Oil Output Set to Plunge as Storage Fills

Ultra-low oil prices and full storage tanks and pipelines will force an unprecedentedly fast decline in U.S. output this year as producers are forced to choke or shut old wells and cut back new drilling, writes market analyst John Kemp.

AGA Chair Diane Leopold Brings Positive Outlook to Challenging Period for Industry

Diane Leopold became chair of the American Gas Association just in time for an unprecedented economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of Dominion Energy, talked to P&GJ about the challenges and opportunities facing the natural gas industry.

TC Energy Proceeds with Keystone XL After Alberta Commits $1.1 Billion

Construction on the Keystone XL pipeline could begin as early as this week after the Alberta government committed over $1 billion to the project.

U.S. Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

German Hydrogen Pipeline Planned to Aid Green Industry Shift

A group of gas pipeline operators in Germany is planning to build the country's first hydrogen pipeline.

German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline project cleared another legal hurdle in Germany last week.

CPC Pipeline Expansion in Doubt After Leadership Shakeup

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium expansion project is in question after its entire board was dissolved.