Regulation

Enbridge Gets OK to Return TETCO NatGas Pipe to Full Service

Enbridge Inc said federal pipeline safety regulators gave its Texas Eastern Transmission unit permission to return the Pennsylvania to Mississippi natural gas pipeline back to full pressure following a two-month reduction.

Spire Seeks U.S. Backing for Missouri NatGas Pipeline to Avoid Outages

U.S. natural gas company Spire Inc's Spire STL Pipeline unit filed an emergency application with U.S. energy regulators to keep the STL gas pipeline in service ahead of this winter to avoid gas service outages in St. Louis.

FERC to Hear Total NatGas Manipulation Case by Aug. 2022

The case, which has already dragged on for years, is the biggest of FERC's ongoing disputes over alleged power and gas market manipulation, some of which started over a decade ago.

New Edition of Global Pipeline Standard Enhances Safety, Strengthens Pipelines’ Environmental Sustainability

The American Petroleum Institute published Global Pipeline Standard 1104, 22nd Edition, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand.

Enbridge U.S. TETCO NatGas Pipe Prepares to Return to Full Service

Enbridge Inc's Texas Eastern Transmission unit said it provided all the information federal safety regulators requested and is preparing to increase pressure in its Pennsylvania to Mississippi pipeline as soon regulators approve.

Energy Transfer Says It Addressed Most Pipeline Safety Issues Raised by Regulator

Energy Transfer LP said it has already addressed most of the possible safety violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline raised by a federal regulator, and was working to resolve remaining issues.

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline Over Safety Concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation's pipeline regulator put the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Energy Transfer LP, on notice for probable violations of safety regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it.

EU States to Discuss U.S.-Germany Nord Stream 2 Deal, Commission Says

The European Union reiterated that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany was "not of common EU interest" but will discuss a deal between the United States and Germany agreed to this week.

Russia Rejects Aspects of Germany-U.S. Accord on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The Kremlin said it disagreed with some statements in an agreement between the United States and Germany on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, insisting that Russia had never used energy as a tool of political pressure.

Ukraine Fights Rearguard Action Against Nord Stream 2 After U.S. and Germany Unveil Deal

Ukraine has started official consultations with the European Union and Germany about Nord Stream 2, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday, ratcheting up Kyiv's opposition to the pipeline which it says is a threat to Europe's security.

U.S., Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal to Push Back on Russian 'Aggression'

The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries.

U.S., Germany to Vow Action on Russia in Nord Stream 2 Deal

The United States and Germany will take action against Russia if it uses the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to harm Ukraine or other Eastern European countries, according to two sources familiar with a bilateral agreement expected on Wednesday.

U.S. Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners

The Department of Homeland Security required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions."

U.S., Germany to Announce Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in Coming Days

The United States and Germany are expected to announce a deal resolving their longstanding dispute over Russia's $11 billion Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in coming days, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

FERC to Hear TotalEnergies Alleged $214 Million NatGas Manipulation Case

An Administrative Law Judge will determine whether units and traders at French energy company Total, now TotalEnergies SE, manipulated the natural gas market in 2009-2012.

Pennsylvania Fines Energy Transfer $1 Million for 2018 Gas Pipe Blast

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approved a $1 million settlement with a unit of Energy Transfer LP for a pipeline explosion and fire at its Revolution natural gas pipeline in Western Pennsylvania in 2018.

Biden, Merkel Fail to Resolve Differences About Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to settle their dispute over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline but said they agreed that Moscow must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce its neighbors.

Germany Loses Gazprom Pipeline Appeal as Court Sides with Poland

Berlin lost its fight against a ruling limiting Gazprom's access to the OPAL pipeline that links the Russian gas producer's Nord Stream pipeline to Germany after Europe's top court sided with Poland.

Ukraine Seeks Energy 'Security Guarantees' From Biden-Merkel Meeting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is pinning hopes on the United States and Germany to come up with energy "security guarantees" for Ukraine amid fears over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.

North Dakota Sues Federal Govt Over Canceled Oil and Gas Leasing

North Dakota is suing the U.S. government on claims the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management illegally canceled oil and gas lease auctions in the state.

Company Cancels Byhalia Connection Pipeline Project

Byhalia Connection LLC announced it is no longer pursing the Byhalia Connection construction project, which had called for the construction of an oil pipeline through southwest Tennessee and northern Mississippi.

TC Energy Files $15B NAFTA Claim Over Keystone XL Cancellation

TC Energy Corporation filed a Notice of Intent to initiate a legacy North American Free Trade Agreement claim under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to recover economic damages resulting from the revocation of the Keystone XL Project’s Presidential Permit.

U.S. House Panel Passes Amendment to Stop Sanctions Waiver on Nord Stream 2

The Biden administration could face pressure to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline after a House of Representatives panel this week passed an amendment seeking to repeal the U.S. State Department's ability to waive sanctions on the project.

Nigerian Lawmakers Pass Historic Oil Overhaul Bill

Both chambers of Nigeria's parliament have passed a bill that overhauls nearly every aspect of the country's oil and gas production, putting a project that has been in the works for two decades one step closer to presidential sign-off.

U.S. Supreme Court Backs PennEast Pipeline in New Jersey Land Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state's objections.

Is FERC Changing Rules for Pipelines?

FERC continues to produce angst among gas pipeline developers with its two recent decisions regarding rehearing demands from pipeline opponents.

EU Countries Approve Landmark Climate Change Law

European Union countries on Monday gave the final seal of approval to a law to make the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions targets legally binding, as EU policymakers prepare a huge new package of policies to fight climate change.

Following Senate, U.S. House Reverses Trump Rollbacks of Methane Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 229-191 to nullify the Trump administration's 2020 rollback of regulations to curb the emissions of greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas infrastructure, following a similar move by the Senate in April.

Enbridge Says Additional Permit Requirements Will Delay Start of Line 5 Tunnel Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to undertake a tougher environmental review of Enbridge Inc's proposed oil pipeline tunnel under the Great Lakes will delay the start of construction on the project, the company said.

Federal Court Closes Dakota Access Pipeline Case, But Allows for Fresh Challenges

A U.S. district court closed a long-running case against the Dakota Access oil pipeline but allowed for Native American tribes and other opponents of the line to file additional actions against it, court documents showed.