Pipeline

Ecuador Races to Move Oil Pipelines, Protect Power Plant from Raging River

Two dozen workers using six excavators cleared a strip of heavy forest in the foothills of Ecuador's Reventador volcano on an overcast June morning, rushing to carve a new route for an oil pipeline in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the country's worst oil spill in decades.

Pipeline Research Council Establishes Emerging Fuels Institute

The institute will provide PRCI members the opportunity to execute the research needed to ensure the safe transportation and storage of the next generation of energy, such as hydrogen, renewable natural gas, and other potential gas and liquid fuel sources.

Eyeing Asian Market, Ecuador Begins Crude Exports in Larger Vessels

Ecuador for the first time exported a cargo of one of its flagship crudes, Oriente, aboard a very large crude carrier following an upgrade to a terminal that the South American country hopes will help it boost exports to Asia.

Saudi Aramco Seeks Financing Advisor for Gas Pipeline Deal

Saudi Aramco has invited banks to pitch for an advisory role to help finance the sale of a significant minority stake in its gas pipelines, the oil giant's second major midstream deal after a $12.4 billion deal for oil pipelines, three sources said.

U.S. Supreme Court Backs PennEast Pipeline in New Jersey Land Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state's objections.

Gas Pipeline Explosion Kills Two in Collin County, Texas

An explosion on a natural gas pipeline in Collin County, Texas, near the town of Farmersville, killed two people and injured three, local media reports said.

Is FERC Changing Rules for Pipelines?

FERC continues to produce angst among gas pipeline developers with its two recent decisions regarding rehearing demands from pipeline opponents.

Following Senate, U.S. House Reverses Trump Rollbacks of Methane Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229-191 to nullify the Trump administration's 2020 rollback of regulations to curb the emissions of greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas infrastructure, following a similar move by the Senate in April.

S.Africa, Mozambique State Energy Firms to Increase Shareholding in Gas Pipeline

State-owned energy companies from South Africa and Mozambique have exercised their rights to buy the 30% stake in the ROMPCO natural gas pipeline that Sasol is selling.

Libya’s Civil War Stifling Growth of Pipeline Industry

The prolonged civil war in Libya continues to lock out potential investments in greenfield oil and gas pipeline projects with the National Oil Company. International oil companies are left with the option of investing in repairs and maintenance of existing oil and gas transportation infrastructure.

Perspective: How Vladimir Putin Uses Natural Gas to Exert Russian Influence

The recent U.S.-Russia summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin suggests that a controversial Russian natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, is a done deal.

Enbridge Says Additional Permit Requirements Will Delay Start of Line 5 Tunnel Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to undertake a tougher environmental review of Enbridge Inc's proposed oil pipeline tunnel under the Great Lakes will delay the start of construction on the project, the company said.

Trans Mountain Allowed to Resume Tree Clearing for Oil Pipeline Project

The Canada Energy Regulator this week lifted a stop work order on Trans Mountain Corporation that restricted tree clearing and mowing across the oil pipeline project to protect the environment and migratory birds.

Blinken Says Nord Stream 2 is Russian Project That Undermines Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a coercive tool against any European state.

Taiwan's CPC Cleaning Up Oil Pipeline Leak Near Talin Refinery

Taiwan's state-owned refiner CPC Corp has started cleaning up an offshore oil spill caused by a pipeline that cracked during the discharging of oil from a vessel at its Talin refinery.

Federal Court Closes Dakota Access Pipeline Case, But Allows for Fresh Challenges

A U.S. district court closed a long-running case against the Dakota Access oil pipeline but allowed for Native American tribes and other opponents of the line to file additional actions against it, court documents showed.

Report Shows Safety, Reliability Improvements Among Pipelines

Liquids pipeline incidents affecting people or the environment decreased 38% over the last five years, while total pipeline incidents were down 21%, according to government pipeline safety data.

TECO Peoples Gas, Alliance Diaries Partnering to Bring Florida RNG

TECO Peoples Gas, Florida's largest natural gas distribution utility, has reached an agreement with Alliance Dairies to build, own and operate a renewable natural gas facility on the dairy’s property in Trenton near Gainesville.

Tellurian Applies for New Reduced-Emission Pipeline Project in Louisiana

Tellurian Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Driftwood Pipeline submitted a formal application with FERC to construct and operate Line 200 and 300, a 37-mile, dual 42-inch diameter interstate pipeline that will originate near Ragley in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana and end near Carlyss in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Canada Grimaces Amid Hail of U.S. Trade Blows

Signs of trouble emerged early. Within hours of taking power, Biden revoked the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, killing an $8 billion project that would have brought Canadian crude to U.S. markets.

EIG-Led Consortium Closes $12.4 Billion Aramco Pipelines Deal

U.S.-based EIG Global Energy Partners said on Friday a consortium it led has closed a deal to buy 49% of Saudi oil producer Aramco's pipelines business for $12.4 billion.

Brookfield Includes All-Cash Option in Inter Pipeline Offer

Brookfield's revision comes as the investment firm tries to beat a rival bid from Pembina Pipeline Corp, which has been recommended by Inter's board.

Police Detain Eight Employees of China Gas Unit After Deadly Pipeline Blast

Eight employees at a China Gas Holdings unit have been detained by local police following a fatal gas pipeline explosion on Sunday, according to a statement by the Shiyan city government.

Williams Announces Deepwater Export Agreement at Shenandoah

Facilities to be installed include a five-mile offshore lateral pipeline build from the Shenandoah platform to Discovery’s existing Keathley Canyon Connector pipeline, and additional onshore processing facilities to handle the expected rich Shenandoah production.

LNG's Share of Indian Gas Demand Forecast to Rise to 70% by 2030

Indian companies are investing billions of dollars to strengthen gas infrastructure, including laying 15,000-kilometer (9,320-mile) pipelines to supply cleaner fuel to households and industries.

Pony Express Pipeline Announces Open Season for Transportation

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation utilizing expansion capacity from Pony Express’ Guernsey origin to Sterling, Colo.

Israel to Exempt Oil Pipeline from Environmental Regulations

The Israeli National Infrastructure Committee plans to exempt the Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) from considering an environmental impact survey for its installation in Ashkelon, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Key Win for Enbridge Oil Pipeline as Minnesota Court Affirms Regulator Approval

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a state regulator's decision that there is sufficient need for Enbridge Inc to replace its Line 3 pipeline, handing the Canadian company a crucial victory in its lengthy battle with environmental opponents.

Empire Midstream Acquires Offshore Gulf of Mexico Pipeline

Empire Midstream announced that its affiliate Empire Auger 12 has acquired the Auger 12” pipeline from Pecten Midstream, a subsidiary of Shell Midstream Partners.

Death Toll in China Gas Pipe Explosion Rises to 25

The number of people killed in a gas pipeline explosion in central China on Sunday has risen to 25, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday.