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Canada Regulators Support NOVA’s Edson Pipeline Expansion

The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has recommended federal cabinet approval of NOVA Gas Transmission (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project, which includes the construction and operation of 53 miles (85 km) of natural gas pipeline loops in two sections, along with the associated facilities.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2021

Morgan Stanley went so far as to upgrade the 2021 outlook for midstream as “attractive,” in the wake of post-pandemic re-openings and the sector’s “self-help” measures.

Biden Revocation of Keystone XL Pipeline Permit a Blow to Canada's Oil Sector

The move would represent another set-back for the beleaguered Canadian energy industry, kill thousands of jobs and marks an early bump in Biden's relationship with key trade partner Canada.

Keystone XL Pipeline Work Suspended Ahead of Biden Action

TC Energy has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit.

Canada in Touch with Biden Admin About Keystone XL Pipeline

A person familiar with the pipeline matter said Monday that the document cited by Canadian news media, which indicated Biden would cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline on day one of his presidency, was a draft slide that was a few weeks old.

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Open Grid Europe Looks to Operate Gas Pipeline in March   Source: Zeelink Open Grid Europe is testing the recently completed $705 million (600 million euro) Zeelink gas pipeline with plans to make it operational, possibly as early as March 2021.   The 134..

Report Indicates Germany's Bilfinger Drops Out of Nord Stream 2 Project

The news comes as the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a vessel helping to build the pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe via Germany.

Pembina Pipeline Launches Open Season on Cochin Pipeline

Through the open season, Cochin Canada will make available up to 14,000 barrels per day of committed capacity on the Canadian Segment of the Cochin Pipeline, subject to execution by an interested shipper of a transportation services agreement for requested capacity.

Russia’s Gazprom Acknowledges Risks About Nord Stream 2 Project

It is not immediately clear how Russian gas producer Gazprom plans to complete construction. Should Nord Stream 2 be suspended or cancelled, Gazprom may face financial claims from contractors, it said in a prospectus.

Canada Urges Biden Not to Cancel Keystone XL on First Day

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday he will seek legal damages if reports are true that Biden plans to scrap the pipeline upon taking office. Biden's plan is outlined in transition documents seen by Canadian media outlets.

Zurich Insurance Reportedly Dropping Out of Nord Stream 2 Project

Zurich Insurance Group will drop out of Russia's Nord Stream 2 project in the face of looming U.S. sanctions against European companies that support construction of the $11 billion gas pipeline, two sources familiar with the situation said.

Source Indicates Biden May Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Upon Taking Office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

Outrigger Completes Construction of Williston Basin Midstream Facilities

The assets consist of the Bill Sanderson Gas Processing Plant, a 250 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant located west of Williston, ND, and an 80-mile, 20 and 24-inch diameter, rich gas gathering system.

Double E Pipeline Gets FERC Approvals

Summit Midstream Partners announced that Double E Pipeline received its Notice to Proceed with construction, as well as approval of its Implementation Plan, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Environmentalists Fight for Beetle Protections Near Keystone XL Construction

The American burying beetle had been considered an endangered species since 1989, and the location of its habitat in Plains states created issues for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and other oil and gas projects.

U.S. State Department Warns of Sanctions Risk on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions.

No Intention to Shut Down Michigan Pipelines, Enbridge Says to State

Enbridge responded to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's attempt to terminate an easement and thereby close Enbridge's Line 5 dual pipelines, saying the lines in the Straits “are safe and in full compliance with the federal pipeline safety standards that govern them."

NG Energy to Evaluate Formations in Maria Conchita Field

After NG Energy International Corp. successfully drilled a well on the Maria Conchita block, where there is now a pipeline being built to deliver natural gas, NGE’s technical team and external consultants recently finalized a study to evaluate the formations in the Maria Conchita field as a whole.

8 Arrested During Protest Over Line 3 Pipeline Construction in Minnesota

Some protestors refused to disperse after warnings Saturday. The protest is regarding the final leg of replacement of Line 3, the deteriorating pipeline that was built in the 1960s.

Calhoun Port Expanding, Connecting to Gray Oak Pipeline

Max Midstream and the Calhoun Port Authority announced that the expansion of the Calhoun Port will begin this year. Max also announced that it reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to connect the Gray Oak pipeline to the Calhoun Port.

TC Energy Launches Open Season to Add 80,000 bpd to Keystone Pipeline System

TC Energy is soliciting binding commitments for crude oil transportation services on the Keystone Pipeline System from Hardisty, Alberta to Patoka, Illinois, to add up to 80,000 barrels per day of capacity to the system.

North America Should Have Maximum Share of Trunk, Transmission Pipelines by 2024, Report Shows

In North America, there are currently 1,243 active and suspended pipelines operating with a total length of 874,064 km. The region is expected to witness a total length addition of 25,335 km, representing 22% of the total global length additions.

Double E Seeks Permission to Build Texas-New Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

Double E Pipeline is seeking permission from U.S. energy regulators to start building a natural gas pipeline project in Texas and New Mexico, a filing shows.

German State to Create Foundation to Facilitate Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern plans to set up a foundation to facilitate the completion of Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will bring Russian gas to Germany.

TC Energy Hires Precision Pipeline for Keystone XL Construction

TC Energy Corporation awarded Precision Pipeline, a Wisconsin-based business, a contract for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana and South Dakota.

Two-year Plan Proposed to Undo Work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In a filing with federal regulators made public Tuesday, the pipeline company proposed an approximately two-year timeline for efforts across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, where progress on the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline project ranged from uninitiated to essentially complete.

Permian Highway Pipeline in Service, Kinder Morgan Announces

The Permian Highway Pipeline, which delivers natural gas from the Waha to Katy, Texas area, with connections to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico markets, began commercial in-service at the start of the year.

Total Suspends Gas Project Amid Jihadist Violence

After the Mozambique's jihadist rebels' Jan. 1 attack on Quitunda village, just outside the fence of the gas project, Total removed most of its workforce, estimated at 3,000, from the Afungi peninsula.

Serbia Opens Pipeline for Russian Gas, Ignores US Opposition

Defying U.S. calls to reduce its dependency on energy supplies from Russia, Serbia on Friday officially launched a new gas link that will bring additional Russian gas to the Balkan country via Bulgaria and Turkey.

Croatia Kicks Off LNG Terminal in North Adriatic

Croatia's LNG terminal on the northern Adriatic island of Krk began operations amid the first delivery of gas, said the company which runs the unit.