Pipeline

Syria: Sabotage Damaged Subsea Oil Pipelines

Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry.

Canadian Government Approves Contentious Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups.

Phillips 66 Plans Crude Export Terminal, New Pipelines Offshore Texas

Phillips 66 confirmed plans for a deepwater crude export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast to transport production from the Permian and Bakken basins to international markets via its recently announced Red Oak and Liberty pipelines.

UPDATE: 1 Injured in Oklahoma Pipeline Explosion, Company Shuts Down Line

A natural gas pipeline explosion in Grady County, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, has injured one person, according to officials on Grady County Emergency Management.

Enbridge Line 3 Stalled Once Again

Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.

Canadian Oil Sector Anticipates Nod for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canada's energy sector and politicians across the spectrum were anticipating the government would approve a hotly contested oil pipeline expansion on Tuesday after years of debate and court challenges.

Enbridge to Begin Rock, Soil Sampling in Straits of Mackinac

Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan's governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there.

Egypt Agrees to Pay Israel $500 Million to End Gas Dispute

Egypt says it has struck a deal with the state-owned Israel Electric Corp to settle a fine for halting deliveries of natural gas.

Gazprom: Ukraine Gas Talks Await New Government

Russian state gas giant Gazprom is awaiting the formation of a Ukrainian government before starting talks with Kiev on extending a deal to transit Russian gas across Ukraine to Europe, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

EQM Raises Cost, Delays Timing of Mountain Valley Pipeline

EQM Midstream Partners said Monday it has raised the estimated cost of its Mountain Valley gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to $4.8-$5.0 billion and delayed its completion to mid-2020 due to ongoing legal and regulatory challenges.

Canadian Government Likely to Approve Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters.

U.S. Allows Iraq to Import Iranian Gas for 3 More Months

The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions - but insists that Baghdad seek alternative sources.

Russia's Transneft says Druzhba Pipeline to Resume on July 1

Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft expects the Druzhba pipeline to resume full operations from July 1, TASS news agency cited the company's vice president Sergey Andronov as saying on Friday.

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill to Sanction Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

U.S. Senator John Barrasso introduced a bill to slap sanctions on individuals and companies developing Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, a day after President Trump said he was considering sanctions on the pipeline.

Brazos Midstream Announces New Gathering System With Pipeline

Brazos Midstream today announced it has executed gathering and processing agreements with Shell Exploration & Production to construct a new natural gas gathering system located in the core of the Delaware Basin.

Hot-Tapping, Plugging Enable Shutdown-Free Pipe Replacement

Pipeline solutions provider T.D. Williamson (TDW) paired its SmartPlug isolation system with hot-tapping and plugging (HT&P) services to enable a pipeline replacement at a Saudi Arabian industrial plant while the facility remained in service.

ExxonMobil to Expand Infrastructure for Growing Argentina Production

ExxonMobil announced it will proceed with a long-term oil development in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale, including the construction of pipeline and export infrastructure to support an expected 55,000 oil-equivalent bpd by 2024.

Modeling and Prediction of Black Powder Erosion of Gas Pipelines

Black powder is composed of different forms of iron sulfide (FeS), iron oxides (Fe3O4, FeOOH) and iron carbonate (FeCO3), mechanically mixed or chemically combined with any number of contaminants, such as salts, sand, liquid hydrocarbons, metal debris, and even naturally-occurring radioactive material (NORM).

Digitalization for Pipeline Construction

This article examines the ways that digitalization can be leveraged in pipeline construction projects for improved quality assurance, project efficiency and overall ROI.

New Gas Pipeline Planned in Dominican Republic

The main objective of the Dominican Republic’s Energetic Plan 2010-2025 is to reduce the import of oil by replacing it with natural gas by a considerable amount.

Preparing for Unpiggable Pipelines

The simple truth is some pipelines may be piggable for certain applications and non-piggable for others.

Reducing Leakage Risks Using Advanced Digitalization

Stricter regulations, price volatility, and emerging technologies are disrupting conventional operational approaches in today’s midstream pipeline industry; even transport demand has never been greater. Therein lie both challenges and opportunities.

Trump Considering Sanctions Over Russia's Nord Stream 2

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering sanctions over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project and warned Germany against being dependent on Russia for the fuel.

Inspecting Pipelines Using Dual-Conventional Transducers

Today, there are millions of miles of pipeline all over the world, and many of these systems are old. Pipelines transport energy (crude oil, refined petroleum, natural gas and biofuels to name a few) and other fluids to various markets across vast distances. The integrity of the pipelines is of paramount concern to ensure the safety of people and the environment.

Measuring Crack Defects with Sub-Millimeter Accuracy

Ultrasonic crack technology, using piezoelectric transducers, is a proven and widely used solution for crack and crack-like defect detection in liquids pipelines. Over the past 20 years, only minor developments and improvements in this area were offered to pipeline operators.

Transmitter Signal Propagation Issues on Steel Mandrel Pigs

Over the years as a pig tracker, I have noticed that getting a good transmitter signal from a steel mandrel (cleaner type) pig has become increasingly difficult compared to smart pigs.

New York Regulators Deny Permit for Key Gas Pipeline

State environmental regulators in New York denied a water quality permit for a 24-mile (39-km) underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens designed to meet rising demand for natural gas in New York City and Long Island.

Bayou Bridge Launches Open Season for Expanded Joint Tariff Service

Bayou Bridge Pipeline launched a non-binding expansion open season to solicit shipper interest for expanded joint tariff transportation service received from certain connecting carriers onto the Bayou Bridge Pipeline System.

Tallgrass Tackles Project on Further Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

Tallgrass Energy is pursuing a project to support crude oil production in northern Weld County, Colo., near the border between Wyoming and Colorado. The Hereford Project will include 30 miles of 12-inch pipeline, as well as expanded capacity on the Pony Express system.

Tellurian Sets Binding Open Seasons for 2 Proposed Pipelines

Tellurian subsidiaries will begin separate open seasons on two proposed natural pipelines that will connect constrained shale production areas to the growing industrial market in Southwest Louisiana.