Projects

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.

Energy Transfer Moves to Prevent Cancellations on Dakota Access Expansion — Sources

Energy Transfer has reportedly invoked force majeure in order to prevent oil companies from canceling contracts to ship crude oil on the company's proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Canada's Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada's Supreme Court has dismissed a lower court appeal filed against the Trans Mountain pipeline removing one of the last remaining hurdles of the expansion project.

Targa NGL Pipeline Company Launches Open Season

Targa NGL Pipeline Company has launched an open season to solicit shipper interest on a planned NGL pipeline from Kingfisher County, Oklahoma to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

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.

UAE’s BPGIC to Expand Storage Facilities

The United Arab Emirates’ Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC) said on Wednesday that it was moving ahead with its oil storage expansion plans as there has been a limited impact from the coronavirus pandemic on the company's operations.

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.

Mozambique Government Offers $2.25 Billion Funding Guarantee to LNG Project, Says Report

The Mozambique government has offered a $2.25 billion funding guarantee to partners in the Mozambique LNG project being led by French energy giant Total.

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.

Dominion Seeks More Time to Complete Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Energy has requested more time from U.S. energy regulators to complete its long-delayed Atlantic Coast pipeline, even after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Trump Administration Takes Keystone XL Dispute to Supreme Court

The Trump Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a permit program that was suspended by a lower court earlier this year in a case against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Venture Global Gets U.S. OK to Start Site Prep Work at Plaquemines LNG Plant

Venture Global LNG has received approval from U.S. regulators to begin site prep work at its Plaquemines LNG export facility in Louisiana.

Nord Stream 2 Seeks Updated Permit to Complete Pipeline in Danish Waters

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline has applied for a new permit from Danish authorities in order to complete the remaining 75 miles of subsea pipeline in Danish waters.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Appalachian Trail Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, stating the federal government has the authority to allow the $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail.

Total Reviewing Pipeline to Grandpuits Oil Refinery After Leaks

A spokesman for French energy group Total said on Friday the company is exploring the costs of replacing a 161-mile oil pipeline that feeds its Grandpuits refinery near Paris.

EQM Delays Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline to 2021

EQM Midstream has delayed the expected completion date of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline to sometime in early 2021 which could drive the cost of the project close to $6 billion.

Michigan Court Rules Enbridge Tunnel Deal Constitutional

An appeals court in Michigan has ruled that a deal struck between Canadian pipeline company Enbridge and the state's former Republican governor to build a tunnel to house the company's oil pipeline under a portion of the Great Lakes was constitutional.

Projects

Kazakhstan Pipeline Work Continues Despite Tengiz Slowdown Kazakhstan’s biggest oil producer Tengizchevroil (TCO) cut back on work at its $45 billion expansion project in the west of the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A Chevron spokesw..

Actuators Specified for Long-Haul Pipeline in India

A currently under construction 435-mile (700-km) pipeline from southern India to a key refinery has selected hundreds of Rotork actuators for the project, according to a company spokesman.

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Texas, Oklahoma Regulators Reject Production Curbs Regulatory agencies in Texas and Oklahoma both opted not to impose limits on crude oil production within their states despite a historic drop in prices and shrinking storage availability.  The Oklahoma Cor..

Ukraine’s Big Bet: Upgrading, Expanding Gas Transmission Networks

The World Bank will spend $250 million to improve the efficiency of Ukraine’s Gas Transmission System Operator (GTSO). One key goal of this ambitious project is “to strengthen its technical and institutional capacity.”

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Enters Initial Testing Phase

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline has begun testing flows of natural gas on 2.5-mile section at the Greek-Albanian border as it moves toward European deliveries later this year, but the bidding phase was postponed due to the global market downturn.