Projects

San Mateo Midstream Announces Binding Open Season

A subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream has announced a binding open season to gauge interest for a proposed expansion project.

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.

Cheniere Energy Accelerates LNG Plant Expansion Amid Q2 Profit Gains

Cheniere Energy is planning to accelerate the planned expansion of two of its LNG export facilities in Texas after being analyst profit estimates in Q2.

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.

TC Energy Announces $400 Million ANR Pipeline Enhancement Project

TC Energy has announced it will proceed with enhancements to its ANR natural gas pipeline transmission system.

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.

Dominion Takes $2.8 Billion Charge to Exit Atlantic Coast Project

Dominion Energy announced on Friday the company took a nearly $3 billion charge in the second quarter due to the cancellation of its Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline.

Trump Allows Keystone Pipeline to Ship More Canadian Oil After Expansion Stalls

President Donald Trump has issued a presidential permit to allow TC Energy's Keystone oil pipeline to ship nearly 30% more Canadian crude as the company's' proposed expansion of the pipeline has again been stalled by legal hurdles.

Enbridge Sees Improving Mainline Oil Volumes

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge on Wednesday posted a quarterly profit slightly higher than analysts' estimates and said it sees volumes growing across the Mainline, North America's biggest oil pipeline network.

Pipeline Doubts put Bakken Shale Reboot on Hold

North Dakota oil producers face new pressures to delay bringing back more of their recently curbed output after a U.S. court ruling this month put in jeopardy the pipeline that transports most of the region's oil, executives and analysts said.

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.

Fluor Awarded FEED Contract for California Carbon Capture Project

Flour has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for California Resources' Elk Hills carbon capture project.

Zurich Insurance Drops Coverage for Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

Insurance company Zurich has declined to renew its coverage of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

Tellurian, Petronet Renew LNG Investment Deal — Sources

Sources report that India's Petronet LNG has renewed a deal with U.S.-based Tellurian LNG to purchase gas from Tellurian's massive Driftwood export project.

Delayed Romanian Black Sea Gas Projects Pose Risk to Pipeline

Romania is looking to finalize plans to build a pipeline through Eastern Europe but delayed plans to extract gas from the Black Sea leave the project in doubt.

Williams Receives Approval for Mid-Atlantic Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved capacity expansion on William's Leidy South natural gas pipeline.

Israel Approves Pipeline Deal to Sell Gas to Europe

Israel has approved an agreement with European countries to build the Eastmed pipeline to supply gas to Europe from the eastern Mediterranean.

Czech Gas Firm Scales Back Poland, Austria Interconnector Plans

Net4Gas, a Czech gas pipeline operator, has scaled back and delayed plans to build new pipeline connections with Poland and Austria according to the company's new investment plan.

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.

Projects

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed TC Energy has completed the first piece of its disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and has started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota.  The 1,200-mile (1,900-km) pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska was stalled for ..

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.

FERC Approval Gives Alaska LNG 10 Years to Start Operations

Federal authorization for the Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project sets a 10-year deadline to start operating the gas pipeline and liquefaction plant, twice as much time as regulators have generally allowed for other U.S. LNG export terminal developers to build multibillion-dollar facilities.

Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Seen as Cost-Saving Measure in Troubled Times

By Richard Nemec,  Contributing Editor It was difficult to find a silver lining in the outlook of Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s CEO Vicki Hollub and her senior executive colleagues in early May when they prepared for the Houston-based mid-major’s first-quarter 2020 earnings conference call.  ..

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.

Bulgartransgaz Offered Over $600 Million to Complete TurkStream Expansion

Bulgaria's state-owned Bulgartransgaz said it has received offers totaling more than $600 million to help complete an expansion of the TurkStream gas pipeline.