Regulation

API, Union Launch Pipeline Safety Training Program

Pipeline construction safety training program established that combines the best practices of both the U.S. oil and gas industry and building trades unions.

Michigan Official: Tugboat Damaged Great Lakes Pipelines

Recent damage to Enbridge's Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan's attorney general announced Tuesday.

DOE Offers $25 Million Cybersecurity Grant Following Pipeline Attacks

The U.S. Department of Energy is making $25 million available to enhance cybersecurity in America's energy sector.

Trudeau Pledges Money, New Law for Trans Mountain

Canada's federal government takes steps to ensure Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project is completed.

Southeastern Trail Expansion Project Application Filed

Williams Partners L.P. files an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization for the Southeastern Trail Expansion Project.

Canada Considers Investing in Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada's natural resources minister says the federal government is considering investing in Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in an effort to get the project completed.

Obama-Era Clean-Air Rule on Methane Emissions Blocked Again

An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off — again.

Trump has Confidence in Pruitt as White House Probes His Ethics

President Donald Trump says he has confidence in Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, even as the White House investigates whether a condo rental by Pruitt was ethical.

EPA Chief Draws Trump Praise — and Ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is offering measured support for Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief whose deregulatory efforts make him one of the most consequential Cabinet members. But Pruitt, who is at the center of swirling ethics questions over his travel spending ..

Pennsylvania Regulators Accepting Comments on Methane Permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it is accepting public comments on the draft final general permits (GP) that address methane emissions and other air pollutants from unconventional well sites and from midstream and natural gas transmission facilities. The addit..

Turkish Permit for Land Section of TurkStream Pipeline Still Pending

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday that Turkey's approval for Gazprom's onshore portion of the TurkStream gas pipeline's second line is still pending. TurkStream Pipeline map. Photo courtesy of Gazprom. "..

West Virginia Regulators Debut Internet Page Devoted to Pipelines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia environmental regulators have debuted an internet page to help residents learn more about five major natural gas pipelines that are either proposed or under construction. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton says residents who have ..

Pennsylvania Judge Delivers Blow to Buckeye Reverse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge urged the state’s public utility commission to reject Buckeye Partners LP’s proposal to reverse the western portion of a 350-mile (560-km) product pipeline that extends from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Administrative Law Judge Eranda Vero’s act..

Minnesota Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The years-long review process for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is nearing its conclusion. The Public Utilities Co..

FERC Denies Pipeline’s Request for More Time to Cut Trees

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal commission denied a request Wednesday from developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue cutting down trees along the project’s route beyond an initial deadline designed to protect birds and bats. Dominion Ene..

EU Lawyers Give Cautious Backing to Bid to Regulate Russian Pipeline

EU lawyers support proposal to extend existing pipeline regulations to Nord Stream 2.

ETP Mariner East Liquids Pipe Spills More Fluid in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators cite Energy Transfer Partners for releasing Mariner East 2 pipeline construction project drilling fluids into a wetland.

North Dakota to Ask Feds for Money for Pipeline Protest Cost

North Dakota to ask feds for money to cover costs associated with Dakota Access pipeline construction project protests.

Virginia Regulators OK Key Step for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Regulators in Virginia approve erosion, sediment and storm water control plans for the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project.

Energy Transfer Partners in Hot Water over Rover Pipeline Restoration Activities

Energy Transfer Partners in hot water for failing to complete restoration activities at two Rover pipeline construction project compressor stations.

Michigan Regulators OK More Support Anchors For Line 5 Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State officials have given Enbridge Inc. permission to install 22 more anchor supports along twin pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit last week allowing the supports for Line..

Russia Holds Firm as Top Crude Oil Supplier to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia kept its spot as the largest crude oil supplier to China in February, data showed on Friday, a role it held in January and for the past two years on an annual basis. Russia supplied 5.052 million tonnes, or 1.32 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 17.8 percent fr..

Denmark Faces Dilemma Over Russian Gas Pipeline

Denmark under pressure to rule whether the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction project can be built near its Baltic Coast.

Records: Virginia State Police Spent Nearly $50K on Pipeline Hearings

Records show Virginia State Police spent nearly $50,000 on personnel and equipment during public hearings for two gas pipeline construction projects.

NTSB: Dallas Gas Leaks Reported Some 2 Months Before Fatal Blast

DALLAS (AP) — A preliminary federal report indicates natural gas leaks were first detected in a Dallas neighborhood nearly two months before another leak led to a house explosion that killed a 12-year-old girl. The report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board says leaks in the..

TransCanada Announces 2018-2019 Revenue Requirement Settlement with NGTL System Shippers

TransCanada Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has filed an application with the National Energy Board for approval of a negotiated settlement with its customers and other interested parties on the annual costs required to operate the NGT..

Draft EIS Issued for Northeast Supply Enhancement Project

FERC releases the draft EIS for Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline construction project.

Alaska Lawmakers Concerned About Authority for Gas Pipeline

Alaska lawmakers don't want to cede control of LNG pipeline construction project.

Trump to 'Pause' Looming Metal Tariffs for Some Countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea are among the nations that will get an initial exemption from looming steel and aluminum tariffs from the Trump administration, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Thursday. President Donald Trump is pla..

China's Chongqing Gas Exchange Seeks Producer Allocations for Mid-Year Launch

CHONGQING, China (Reuters) – China’s Chongqing gas exchange is tapping state producers to allocate supplies to boost liquidity ahead of a planned launch by mid-year, while setting its sights on the country’s underground gas storage as a future trading product. The exchange, China’s latest attempt t..