Projects

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.

U.S. Energy Secretary: Companies Making Big Profits Should Increase Oil Supply

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday urged U.S. energy companies to increase oil supply amid "enormous profits," as the Biden administration tries to bring down the price of gasoline.

Canadian Police Set to Remove Indigenous Protesters at Site of Disputed Pipeline

Canadian police on Thursday prepared to remove indigenous protesters from the site of TC Energy Corp.'s Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, a development long opposed by some First Nations groups.

Targa NGL Pipeline Launches Open Season for Planned Interconnection

Targa NGL Pipeline Company has launched an open season to gauge shipper interest in a planned interconnection with upstream pipeline facilities in Stephens and Grady counties, Oklahoma, to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

New Natural Gas Capacity Expands Access to Export and Northeast Markets

The EIA estimates more than 4 billion cubic feet per day of new natural gas pipeline capacity entered service in the third quarter of 2021, primarily supplying Gulf Coast and Northeast demand markets.

German Regulator's Nord Stream 2 Move May Delay Commissioning to March

A German regulator's decision to suspend licensing of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany could delay commissioning of the infrastructure until March next year, government sources said.

Ukraine Sees No Sign of Bigger Russian Gas Supply to Europe

Ukraine's state-run gas transmission system operator said there was no sign that Russian energy giant Gazprom planned to export additional gas to the Europe Union next year, based on the results of pipeline capacity auctions.

Judge Rules Enbridge Line 5 Oil Pipeline Case with Michigan be Heard in Federal Court

A legal battle between Canadian company Enbridge Inc. and Michigan over Enbridge's Line 5 oil pipeline will be heard in federal court, a judge ruled on Tuesday, dismissing Michigan's motion to have the case sent back to state court.

German Regulator Puts Brake on Nord Stream 2 in Fresh Blow to Gas Pipeline

Germany's energy regulator has suspended the approval process for a major new pipeline bringing Russian gas into Europe, throwing up a new roadblock to the contentious project and driving up regional gas prices.

Supplies of Egyptian Gas Expected in Lebanon by Early 2022

Egypt is expecting to begin exporting 60-65 million cubic feet of gas per day to Lebanon by early next year, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said on Tuesday.

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.

Ukraine Will be Part of Nord Stream 2 Certification Process -German Regulator

Germany's energy regulator said on Monday Ukrainian gas companies Naftogaz and GTSOU were given notice that they will be included in the ongoing German certification procedures of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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.

Blinken Meets Ukraine Official, Warns Russia on NatGas Supplies

The United States is watching for signs that Russia may be using energy as a political tool in Europe's energy crunch, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, adding that Washington was committed to taking appropriate action if Moscow were to take that path.

15-Mile Pipeline Provides Path for High-Temp Water from Deep Underground

The Desert Hills pipeline would eventually use approximately 80,000 feet of polyethylene, raised temperature high-density polyethylene PE 4710 pipe to provide E&P companies with a way to dispose of the water.

US Republicans Renew Push to Sanction Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

A group of U.S. Senate Republicans said they introduced legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2, a Russian-backed natural gas pipeline that opponents believe would be harmful to U.S. allies in Europe.

Carbon+Intel: Indonesia Carbon Capture Storage Deal Could Need $500 Million

Deployment of carbon capture storage in Indonesia by American energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp could cost about $500 million, a senior official at Indonesia's state oil firm Pertamina said on Monday.

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.

Uniper CFO: Nord Stream 2 Completion Not Cure-All for Gas Market Woes

The completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to bring more Russian gas into Germany under the Baltic Sea would go some way to relieving the tight gas market this winter, but there are other factors at play.

Added Transnational Oil Pipeline Capacity Could Reduce Crude Oil Shipped by Rail

Because the Line 3 replacement project increases the capacity to import crude oil by pipeline from Canada, this pipeline could reduce the need to ship crude oil from Canada by other modes, especially rail.

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.

Will Democratic-Run FERC Bless Use of ‘Social Cost of Carbon Tool’?

In a decision at the end of September, FERC staff handed the pipeline industry what could be a short-lived victory by approving three compressor stations – one new – in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Iraq Oil Ministry Says Pipeline to Jordan Needs to Cost Under $9 Billion

The Iraqi oil ministry said on Wednesday the cost of a long-planned oil pipeline to Jordan's Aqaba port city should be brought under $9 billion for the project to go ahead.

Projects November 2021

Canada Formally Invokes 1977 Pipeline Treaty with US Over Line 5 Dispute, Gazprom Begins Shipping Gas on TurkStream and more is included in November's project news.

In Africa, COVID-19 Jolts Dangote Pipeline’s Timelines

The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted project timelines of the 731-mile (1,177-km) Dangote subsea pipeline in Nigeria, with one of the contractors saying the delay has come with financial implications.