Pipeline

Gazprom Coy on Nord Stream 2 Timing After U.S. Sanctions Waivers

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday completion of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline depended on "many factors," following the sanctions waiver from the United States.

Colonial Pipeline CEO Acknowledges ‘Controversial Decision’ to Pay Hackers

Colonial Pipeline's CEO acknowledged to the Wall Street Journal that his company paid a $4.4 million ransom to hackers as executives were unsure how badly its systems were breached or how long it would take to restore the pipeline.

Poland Says Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Waiver a Threat to Energy Security

Poland said on Thursday that the waiver of U.S. sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 was a threat to energy security in central and eastern Europe.

Iran Starts Pumping Oil into Goreh-Jask Pipeline

The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) will soon begin transferring oil through the Goreh-Jask pipeline, which runs from the Goreh oil terminal in the Bushehr Province to Jask oil terminal along the Gulf of Oman.

IECA Urges Congress to Give FERC Reliability Oversight on Natural Gas Pipelines

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) on Wednesday sent letters to the Senate and House Committees of jurisdiction on physical and cybersecurity of natural gas pipelines.

Italy's Snam in World First with Test of 30% Gas-Hydrogen Blend in Steel Forging

Gas transport group Snam said on Wednesday a 30% blend of natural gas and hydrogen had been used for the first time to power furnaces at a steelmaker in northern Italy.

U.S. to Waive Sanctions on Firm, CEO Behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the company behind Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe and its chief executive, a Washington source familiar with the plans and Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Shell in Talks with Nigeria to Divest Onshore Oil Stakes

Shell, the operator of the West African country's onshore oil and gas joint venture SPDC, has struggled for years with spills in the Niger Delta as a result of pipeline theft and sabotage as well as operational issues.

Colonial Pipeline Hit by Network Outage Just Days After Hack Shutdown

Colonial Pipeline is having network issues preventing shippers from planning upcoming shipments of fuel, the company said on Tuesday, just after the system reopened after a week-long ransomware attack.

Perspective: Oil Prices Capped by Hedge Fund Profit-Taking

Hedge funds cut their petroleum positions last week as oil prices neared the top of recent trading ranges and the cyberattack on the Colonial fuel pipeline looked set to cut crude processing and diesel output.

Registration Open for Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection 2021 Virtual Congress

Senior leads of Operations, EHS and Pipeline/Asset Integrity experts will detail how they find and implement the right mix of leak detection and pipeline monitoring technologies during a virtual congress June 28 through 30.

Some U.S. Gas Stations Still Without Fuel After Colonial Pipeline Reopens

More than half of the gas stations in some areas of the U.S. southeast remained without fuel and prices at the pump were at seven-year highs on Monday, even as the flow on the nation's largest fuel pipeline resumed after a cyberattack resulted in a six-day system outage and mass panic-buying.

Oil Spill in Russia's Komi Region Estimated at 100 Tons, River Polluted

A pipeline spill in Russia's northwestern region of Komi leaked 100 tons of oil last week, including nine tons that flowed into a local river, the head of state environment watchdog Rosprirodnadzor said on Monday.

U.S. Gasoline Shortage Eases, But Pumps Dry in Some Areas

Gasoline shortages that have plagued the U.S. East Coast slowly eased on Sunday, with 1,000 more stations receiving supplies as the country's largest fuel pipeline network recovered from a crippling cyberattack.

‘Critical’ Coastal GasLink Pipeline on Target for 2023

Coastal GasLink, part of one of the biggest projects in Canada’s history, is almost halfway complete and on track to start up by 2023, experts say.

Double E Pipeline Construction on Track for Startup This Year

Summit Midstream’s Double E Pipeline is under construction and on track to be commissioned by the end of the year, Summit Midstream Partners' CEO said.

Northern Natural to Soon Seek Final FERC Construction Approval

The first gas pipeline project to be weighed by a federal energy board for its potential greenhouse gas emissions is still waiting on some federal permits before construction can begin, a spokesman said.

Extreme Heat Could Cause U.S. Power Shortages This Summer

The organization responsible for North American electric reliability warned energy shortfalls were possible this summer in California, Texas, New England and the Central United States based on above-normal temperature forecasts for much of the region.

U.S. Capital Running Out of Gas, Even as Colonial Pipeline Recovers

The U.S. capital was running out of gasoline on Friday even as the top U.S. fuel pipeline ramped up deliveries following a cyberattack and Washington officials assured motorists that supplies would return to normal soon.

Jordan Says Fire in Four Oil Pipelines Put Out

A fire in four oil pipelines that feed Aqaba refinery has been put out, Jordan's state news agency said on Thursday.

Colonial Pipeline Recovering; Paid Almost $5 Million Ransom

After a six-day outage, the top U.S. fuel pipeline on Thursday moved some of the first millions of gallons of motor fuels after a crippling cyberattack led to fuel shortages across East Coast states.

U.S. Denies Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Stay Request

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday denied a request from operators of the Dakota Access oil pipeline for a stay, while they seek a Supreme Court review in the company's battle to keep the line open.

U.S. Waives Shipping Restrictions to Ease Fuel Crunch After Pipeline Hack

The U.S. government relaxed a long-standing maritime law protecting domestic shipping commerce to allow an undisclosed company to transport gasoline and diesel to ports in the East Coast after a cyberattack crippled the nation's largest fuel pipeline network.

Colonial Pipeline Begins Restart as Southeast U.S. Scrambles for Fuel

Colonial Pipeline said on Wednesday it has begun to restart the nation's largest pipeline network, six days after a ransomware attack prompted it to shut the line, triggering fuel shortages and panic buying in the southeastern United States.

Analysis: Cyberattack Exposes Lack of Required Defenses on U.S. Pipelines

The shutdown of the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline by a ransomware attack highlights a systemic vulnerability: Pipeline operators have no requirement to implement cyber defenses.

Fuel Shortages Worsen on Sixth Day of Top U.S. Fuel Pipeline Outage

Fuel shortages worsened in the southeastern United States on Wednesday, as the shutdown of the largest U.S. fuel pipeline network entered its sixth day and gasoline stations ran out of supply in some cities.

U.S. Energy Secretary: No Need to Hoard Fuel After Pipeline Outage

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Tuesday there are no gasoline shortages in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown and that consumers should report any instances of price gouging of motor fuel.

Canada, U.S. Ties Could be Undermined if Michigan Shuts Pipeline

A day before Michigan's deadline to close down a key crude oil pipeline, Canada on Tuesday issued its strongest remarks so far, saying the move could undermine relations with the United States, its closest ally and trading partner.

Suncor to Develop Hydrogen Project in Alberta Amid Renewables Push

Suncor Energy will develop a clean hydrogen project near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in one of the most significant steps taken by an oil sands producer to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.

U.S. Fuel Supplies Tighten as Pipeline Outage Enters Fifth Day

Supplies of gasoline tightened further in parts of the United States on Tuesday as the shutdown of the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day, raising concern about price spikes at the pumps ahead of the summer driving season.