Pipeline

A Case Study: Control Room Management as a Service

As technology has advanced and overhead costs have grown, operators have voiced their concerns about how prohibitive the costs of such a framework are becoming for daily operations. In response, a new model of CRM and related operations has emerged to reduce operator costs, improve operational efficiency, and assist with CRM compliance.

Cost of Hydrogen Gas Leaks Worth Taking into Consideration

Despite hydrogen’s widespread appeal and many benefits, it is imperative to remember that it is still a potentially dangerous gas. It is colorless and odorless, making it naturally imperceptible to humans.

Excelerate Energy, Snam, and Albgaz to Pursue New Gas Pipeline

Excelerate Energy, Snam S.p.A, and Albgaz Sh.a signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in Tirana, Albania, to explore potential cooperation for the construction of a natural gas pipeline from the Albanian Vlora Terminal to other natural gas infrastructure opportunities in Albania.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $1 Million for 2018 Gas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a $1 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipeline in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Nigeria Seeks $1 Billion for Key Gas Pipeline as it Awaits Chinese Lending

Nigeria is seeking $1 billion so work can continue on a gas pipeline costing up to $2.8 billion after Chinese lenders which had pledged to offer most of the funds did not disburse cash as quickly as expected.

Biden, Merkel Fail to Resolve Differences About Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to settle their dispute over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline but said they agreed that Moscow must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce its neighbors.

Navigator CO2 Announces Service Provider Additions to Heartland Greenway Pipeline System

Navigator CO2 Ventures announced it has entered into contracts with three industry-leading companies to utilize their respective expertise in advancing the execution of the Heartland Greenway CO2 Pipeline Transportation and Sequestration System.

National Grid Studies UK Hydrogen Pipeline Network Potential

National Grid is exploring the potential of a 1,243-mile (2,000-km) hydrogen pipeline network across the U.K. Reaching a goal of delivering hydrogen power to consumers by 2030 will take an abundance of planning and work.

Biden, Merkel May Have Little Time to Rebuild 'Indispensable' Relationship

The United States and Germany are key NATO allies but are at odds over a host of tough issues, including the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, which Washington fears will increase European reliance on Russian gas.

Germany Loses Gazprom Pipeline Appeal as Court Sides with Poland

Berlin lost its fight against a ruling limiting Gazprom's access to the OPAL pipeline that links the Russian gas producer's Nord Stream pipeline to Germany after Europe's top court sided with Poland.

Brookfield Sweetens Offer for Canada's Inter Pipeline to $6.85 Billion

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd for a second time to about C$8.58 billion ($6.85 billion) as it battles a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp.

STEP Advances Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles for Gas-Fired Generation

Power cycles using supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid show promise for many power generation applications, including high-efficiency waste heat recovery on pipeline gas turbines.

Projects July 2021

‘Critical’ Coastal GasLink Pipeline on Target for 2023, TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL Pipeline Project, Double E Pipeline Construction on Track for 2021 Startup and more

Mountain Valley Pipeline Announces Plan to Offset Carbon Impacts

Mountain Valley Pipeline announced plans that would make it one of the first interstate natural gas transmission pipelines to acquire carbon offsets for its operational emissions.

SwRI Develops Novel Technique Supporting Pipeline Transport of Heavy Crude Oils

Southwest Research Institute scientists and engineers used internal research funding to develop “EZ Flow,” a process for treating heavy crude oils, making pipeline transportation more cost-effective and less energy intensive than current techniques.

Midcoast Energy Starts Commercial Operation of Expanded CJ Express Pipeline

Siemens Energy technology will help increase the CJ Express pipeline’s transmission capacity from the East Texas supply areas to Gulf Coast demand centers to approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day.

Thawing Permafrost Could Threaten Sections of Trans Alaska Pipeline’s Foundation

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is in danger due to thawing permafrost that supports an elevated section of the pipeline, NBC news reported.

Republic of Panama, Energy Transfer Studying Potential Trans-Panama Gateway Pipeline

The Republic of Panama and Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP announced that the parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to study the feasibility of joint participation in a proposed Trans-Panama Gateway Pipeline project.

Ukraine Seeks Energy 'Security Guarantees' From Biden-Merkel Meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is pinning hopes on the United States and Germany to come up with energy "security guarantees" for Ukraine amid fears over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.

Saudi Aramco Drops Morgan Stanley on Gas Pipelines Deal

Saudi Aramco has dropped Morgan Stanley as an adviser for the sale of its gas pipelines and picked JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs for the role, three sources familiar with matter said.

Merkel, Biden Face Tough Talks on Russian Gas Pipeline, China

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joe Biden will hold talks at the White House on Thursday that experts say are unlikely to yield major breakthroughs on divisive issues like a Russian gas pipeline to Germany.

Company Exploring Options for Potential Gas Pipeline in Virginia

Chickahominy Pipeline LLC sent letters to residents throughout five counties in Virginia seeking permission to access their property to determine the feasibility of building a 24-inch gas pipeline.

Dominion Energy, Berkshire to Terminate Questar Pipelines Deal

Dominion Energy abandoned the sale of a natural gas pipeline to a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway because of uncertainty over whether antitrust regulators would approve it, the companies said on Monday.

NGL Energy Partners Announce Open Season for Grand Mesa Pipeline

NGL Energy Partners announced that a binding open season began Friday for its wholly owned affiliate Grand Mesa Pipeline’s crude oil pipeline.

Remote Telemetry Units Aided in China-Russia Crude Oil Pipeline Construction

This article examines how TBox-MS Remote Telemetry Units were used in the extreme conditions of the China-Russia crude oil pipeline, which set a new record by constructing more than 800 kilometers of pipeline in 180 days, in a high latitude, extremely cold environment.

Norway’s Pipeline Sector Continues to Grow

Norway has benefited from North Sea oil and gas for over half a century. At the start of 2021, Norway was the world’s third-largest gas exporter and fifteenth biggest oil producer after Qatar, reported the BP “Statistical Review of World Energy 2020.”

Three Workers Killed in Iran Pipeline Gas Leak Blast

An explosion caused by a gas leak at a pipeline pumping station killed three workers and injured four in southwestern Iran on Tuesday, Iranian state media reported.

Mexican Oil Giant Says No Environmental Damage from Raging Gulf Fire

Days after video of a massive ocean surface blaze near a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico went viral, Mexico's national oil company has declared that environmental damage was avoided due to quick action by its workers.

TC Energy Files $15B NAFTA Claim Over Keystone XL Cancellation

TC Energy Corporation filed a Notice of Intent to initiate a legacy North American Free Trade Agreement claim under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to recover economic damages resulting from the revocation of the Keystone XL Project’s Presidential Permit.

Nigeria Losing 200,000 BPD to Pipeline Damage, Minister Says

Nigeria is losing an average of 200,000 barrels of oil per day - more than 10% of its production - to pipeline vandalism, the country's information minister said on Monday.