Construction

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

Energy Transfer Eyes Permian Gas Pipeline, Starts Gulf Run Construction

Energy Transfer has joined at least two other companies looking to build the next pipeline to transport growing natural gas production from the Permian Basin to export hubs on the Gulf Coast.

Regional Pact Puts Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Back on Track

Niger, Algeria and Nigeria have signed an agreement that will see development resume on the $13 billion Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project.

Mariner East Pipeline System Construction Complete, Commissioning in Progress

After numerous delays and environment-related issues, Energy Transfer expects its Mariner East pipeline system to be fully completed in the first quarter of this year.

Editor's Notebook - Replacing Pipelines in California

Plains All American’s application to build a replacement pipeline in California is entering a critical phase this year, as the state’s potential as a location for fuel infrastructure increasingly comes in conflict with efforts to curb climate change.

Venture Global Gets OK on 4th LNG Block at Louisiana Calcasieu Plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received permission on Tuesday from federal energy regulators to commission the fourth liquefaction block at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Cheniere Announces Substantial Completion of Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy Partners on Monday announced substantial completion of its sixth liquefaction train at Sabine Pass and said construction partner Bechtel has handed over the project after its commissioning was complete.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2022: Amid Some Positive Indicators, New Projects Limited

Oil and natural gas prices climbed higher in 2021, prompting increased drilling and production among mostly independent producers in some regions, but a host of political and COVID-related economic concerns kept markets on edge and highly reactive for much of the year.

Projects January 2022

GIPL Pipeline Construction Nears Completion, Ironwood Midstream Expanding in South Texas’ Eagle Ford, Dakota Natural Gas Expanding Access with Pipeline Project, and more.

Infrastructure Bill Lavishes $44 Billion in New Money on Water Construction

Congress dropped a load of new funding for drinking water and sewer construction in the IIJA, which is meant to be over and above what the appropriations committees will provide annually for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), which typically get between $1 billion and $2 billion a year.

US Voices Misgivings on EastMed Gas Pipeline, Greek Officials Say

The United States has expressed misgivings on a subsea pipeline designed to supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean.

Nord Stream 2 Go-Ahead Could Come in Mid-2022 - Uniper CEO

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is to transport Russian gas to Germany, could get approved in the middle of the year.

Archaea Energy Announces Startup of Assai Renewable Natural Gas Facility

Archaea Energy Inc. announced the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports.

Biden Administration Offers $1 Billion Loan Guarantee for Hydrogen Project

The Biden administration said it has offered Monolith Nebraska LLC a conditional loan guarantee up to $1.04 billion for a project to make clean hydrogen, in its first use of an office that has tens of billions of dollars in financing.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project More Than Halfway Complete

Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project is more than 57% complete overall, and more than 46% of the construction is finished, according to its monthly construction update.

Enterprise Completes Expansion of Acadian Natural Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products Partners recently started commercial service on its new Gillis Lateral pipeline and associated expansion of its Acadian Haynesville Extension system to serve the growing LNG market on the Gulf Coast.

Va. Regulators Approve MVP Stream-Crossing Permit

After a series of setbacks, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a necessary stream-crossing permit for the embattled Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

Australia Unveils Plan to Spur Pipeline Investment

Australia outlined a plan to spur investment in new gas pipelines to beef up gas supply, despite the government's pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Delay to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline May Be Short - Analyst

The suspension of the approval process for the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline by a German regulator could be short-lived as Europe is hungry for more gas, an analyst said after meeting officials of Russian state gas giant Gazprom.

Contractors: Western Canada to Boost Drilling to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Western Canadian oil and gas producers will drill 27% more wells in 2022 than the previous year, returning to pre-pandemic levels as prices rebound and pipeline projects advance, the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) said.

Scrap UAE Pipeline Deal Over Oil Risks to Red Sea, Israeli Minister Says

Israel's energy minister said on Tuesday a deal with partners from the United Arab Emirates to transport oil from the Gulf to Europe via Israel should be cancelled as it was too much of an environmental risk.

Canada's Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Shut Down Due to British Columbia Storms

Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline has been shut down temporarily because of rainstorms pounding parts of the province of British Columbia, the operating company said in a statement on Monday.

Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania Construction Nearing Completion

The Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania should be fully built by the end of this year, and the interconnection will be launched in mid-2022, according to Amber Grid Corp.

Canadian Indigenous Group Ordered Workers Off Coastal GasLink Pipeline Site

An indigenous group in the Canadian Pacific province of British Columbia says it has ordered workers to leave the site of TC Energy's Coastal GasLink pipeline, the latest step in a protracted dispute.

Africa Sets Sights on Hydrocarbon Haul Despite Global Shift

Several African countries plan to exploit their oil and gas reserves to tackle poverty and energy shortages, representatives gathered in Dubai said this week in the face of pressure to end fossil fuel extraction to curb global warming.

New Financing for 2 Key EU Pipeline Projects

In November 2019, European Investment Bank (EIB) adopted a new energy lending policy which agreed to phase out the financing of traditional fossil fuel energy projects by the end of 2021. Among the final pipelines that EIB will finance are two notable projects.

Michels Completes 15,000+ Foot HDD Crossing

Michels completed a 15,426-foot horizontal directional drill (HDD) of a 24-inch pipe crossing of Lake Sakakawea on the Missouri River in North Dakota, extending the limits of trenchless construction.