Construction

Case Study: Starling Pipe-in-Pipe Project Copes with Stresses of S-Lay Pipelaying

The use of pipe-in-pipe systems for the thermal insulation of pipelines is well established. Since 2004, Tata Steel has been delivering systems for pipe-in-pipe projects in the North Sea, including BP Rhum and Talisman Tweedsmuir.

Replacing Aging Pipe Remains a Big Source for Work

With so many companies involved in natural gas distribution (P&GJ reports on more than 300 such companies, ranging in size from 6 million to a few hundred customers in the Annual 500 Report in November), this summary of ongoing infrastructure replacement projects is not an all-inclusive overview of activity.

Nigeria’s New Pipeline Project Is Never Done Until It Is Done

The litany of ambitious and expensive energy sector projects in Nigeria that are way behind schedule, or have yet to go through preliminary development phases, is long. The 81-mile (130-km), 48-inch (1,200-mm) Obiafu-Obri Kom-Oben (OB3) gas supply pipeline is the latest example.

Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12, Excludes Keystone XL

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) use of Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to let TC Energy resume construction of its Keystone XL pipeline under the fast-track permit.

Equitrans Confirms 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline Despite Permit Denial

Equitrans has confirmed its 2021 target in-service date for its Mountain Valley Southgate natural gas pipeline even after North Carolina authorities denied a water permit for the project.

PennEast Pipeline Receives Favorable Environmental Review from Regulators

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an amended construction plan for Enbridge's PennEast natural gas pipeline.

U.S. Senators Take Aim at German Port Over Russia Pipeline

Three U.S. Senators have threatened to impose sanctions on those involved in providing supplies to Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline project out of a small German port.

U.S. Department of Interior Approves Issuance of Permits for Alaska LNG Pipeline

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced its decision to approve the issuance of rights-of-way permits for the Alaska LNG Pipeline Project.

U.S. Appeals Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

Equitrans Confirms Early 2021 Startup for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream confirmed on Tuesday that the company plans to start up its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

Poland Fines Gazprom $57 Million Over Nord Stream 2

Gazprom has been fined nearly $60 million by Polish energy regulators for failing to cooperate with requests regarding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

China Starts Building Southern Section of East-Route Pipeline

Construction has started on the southern portion of the China-Russia East natural gas pipeline, which carries supplies from the Power of Siberia system in Russia, PipeChina announced Tuesday.

Work Completed on World’s Longest Hydraulically Inserted Pipe

The world's longest hydraulically inserted pipe has been installed nearly 100 feet below the Humber River in Northern England.

Kinder Morgan Reports Loss After $1 Billion Charge

Kinder Morgan reported a second-quarter net loss of $637 million after downgrading the value of some assets due to the market impact of Covid-19.

U.S. Extends Sanctions on Companies for Work on Russian Pipelines

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the country will be extending sanctions against companies working on two major Russian pipelines if the firms do not halt their work.

Construction of Pipelines in Steep Terrain with Cable Crane Systems

Cable crane systems provide the ideal solution when pipelines need to be built in inaccessible terrain. Pipes, construction material and equipment can be transported easily over demanding areas and can be positioned at any point of the track.

A Little Good News from Back East

The pipeline industry in the U.S. Northeast finally got some positive news on the permitting front, when New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) received the go-ahead to move forward with construction work on a controversial 30-mile (48-km) section of the Southern Reliability Link (SRL) pipeline in New Jersey.

Cyprus to Get First Natural Gas Import Terminal

Cyprus officially began work Thursday on the country's first-ever natural gas import terminal.

Russian Vessel Able to Complete Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Departs from German Port

A Russian vessel that has the capabilities needed to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has left the project's staging area in Germany where it was docked.

End of an Era? Series of Setbacks Bode ill for Big Pipeline Projects

A rapid-fire succession of setbacks for big energy pipelines in the United States this week has revealed an uncomfortable truth for the oil and gas industry: environmental activists and landowners opposed to projects have become good at blocking them in court.

Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12 but Excludes Keystone XL

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated use of the Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to allow use of the fast-track permit to resume work on TC Energy's Keystone XL project.

Alberta Looking for U.S. Democratic Support of TC Energy's Keystone XL Pipeline — Premier

The government of Alberta is planning to approach several key U.S. Democratic lawmakers to garner support for its Keystone XL pipeline project.

Denmark Gives Nord Stream 2 Nod to Restart Pipeline Work

Denmark has given approval for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete work on the natural gas pipeline in Danish waters.

Developers Cancel Long-Delayed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The developers of the long-delayed, $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced the cancellation of the multi-state natural gas project Sunday, citing uncertainties about costs, permitting and litigation.

Germany Plans Ambitious Hydrogen Pipeline Network

Over the next decade, Germany plans to create the longest hydrogen transmission pipeline network in the world and it will be an integral part of the country’s “green stimulus” program to restart the economy after the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Germany's Merkel Underlines Aim to Complete Baltic Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reaffirmed her country's commitment to completing the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that has faced tough U.S. resistance.

Tallgrass Energy Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Enters Service

Tallgrass Energy announced that both the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and the Rockies Express Pipeline expansion project have both entered service.

Harvest Midstream Company Announces the Completion of Ingleside Pipeline

Harvest Midstream has announced the completion of its Ingleside crude oil pipeline and provided construction updates for its Midway Terminal.

TC Energy Selects Michels Canada to Build Keystone XL Pipeline in Canada

Michels Canada has announced that the company has been selected by TC Energy to construct the Canadian portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Nord Stream 2 Says Departing Top Manager Has Been Replaced

Nord Stream 2 has announced that a top manager who left the project on Friday has already been replaced by someone with heavy involvement in both the current project and its predecessor, Nord Stream 1, but said the name could not be revealed at this time for procedural reasons.