Regulation

Norway Court Hears Appeal from Pipeline Owners over Tariff Cuts

The Norwegian Supreme Court began hearing an appeal on Wednesday from some of the owners of the Gassled gas network that are challenging government cuts to pipeline tariffs.

New Jersey Challenges FERC Approval of PennEast Pipeline

The state of New Jersey has petitioned a federal appeals court in Washington to set aside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the PennEast Pipeline, the latest in a series of moves to stop construction of the $1 billion project. Fi..

Virginia Regulators OK Key Step for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality announced that it has approved erosion, sediment and storm water control plans for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Understanding Corps Of Engineers Approach to Pipeline Permit Approvals

Growing U.S. oil and gas production will require billions of dollars in projects that require permit approvals from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Understanding and working with the Corps can help companies avoid construction delays for pipelines and marine export facilities.

American Public Gas Association

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) submitted a letter to the California State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources in opposition to legislation in California that would require all buildings in the state to be “electric ready” beginning in 2022.

Government

An overview of recent U.S. oil and gas pipeline regulatory updates.

Historic Perspective on U.S. Protective Tariffs

Protective tariffs occasionally have played a role in U.S. policy, but always with a less-than-desirable result going back to the late 1820s and marking the start of the nation’s Great Depression in 1930 with the now historic Smoot-Hawley Act.

Metal Import Tariffs: Unwanted ‘Help’ for Pipelines

Unsuccessful efforts to convince President Trump to halt planned tariffs on China came only a week after the energy industry protested his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports – a decision widely regarded as counterproductive to the North American pipeline sector.

A Conversation with Conservation Fund CEO Larry Selzer

In an interview with P&GJ, Conservation Fund CEO Larry Selzer explains the organization's unique, dual-purpose mission to work with business and government to bring environmental protection and economic vitality together.

Work Can Resume on Rover's Sherwood Lateral

Rover Pipeline has received authorization from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to restart work on the Sherwood Lateral associated with the $4.2 billion project.

Enbridge Fined for Missing Pipe Inspection Deadlines

The U.S. government has fined Enbridge more than $1.8 million after accusing the Canadian oil transport company of missing deadlines for pipeline inspections following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan.

Keystone Pipeline Pressure Restrictions Lifted

PHMSA has lifted pressure restrictions on TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline.

Mariner East 1 Restart Approved

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has voted to allow Energy Transfer Partners to restart its Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline.

API Elects New CEO

The American Petroleum Institute has elected Mike Sommers as its next President and CEO. Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who is stepping down in August.

FERC OK's Additional Rover Pipeline Operations

Rover Pipeline receives authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin commercial operations at additional Phase 2 facilities associated with the $4.2 billion project.

FERC Approves New Operations as Rover Nears Completion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized service to commence on one of the final sections of Rover Pipeline as Energy Transfer Partners announced construction of its $4.2 billion project is nearly complete.

Pipelines Help U.S. Electric Generation Gas Emissions Reach Lowest Levels Since 1990

Consumer Energy Alliance releases a new report highlighting improvements in air quality made possible by the shale energy revolution and America's safe and reliable pipeline network.

Chevron Evacuates Venezuela Executives Following Staff Arrests

Chevron evacuates executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA.

Liquid Pipeline Deliveries Rise 43%, Incidents Drop

According to API and AOPL's 2018 Annual Liquids Pipeline Report, pipelines are safely transporting more oil than ever before.

Judge: Line 3 Project Should Follow Existing Route

Judge recommends Minnesota regulators approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route.

Minnesota Judge to Rule on Enbridge's Line 3 Project

An administrative law judge will rule today whether to recommend that Minnesota regulators approve Enbridge's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Energy Regulatory Outlook Stresses Need for Modernization

Gas pipeline companies across both the distribution and transmission segments have undertaken a much-needed modernization effort with one major catalyzing force – regulatory mandates precipitated by a confluence of serious events, political pressures and pragmatic industry imperatives.

Choosing Brown vs. Green: Seeking Lower Risk, More Certainty

With building new, so-called “greenfield” pipeline projects becoming a maze of court filings at a time when “infrastructure” enjoys bipartisan support, FERC embarks on a review of its permitting process.

Control Room Team Training – Creating a Culture of Pipeline Safety

Pipeline Performance Group's new educational course helps pipeline companies follow PHMSA's recently amended Control Room Management regulations.

Government

An overview of recent U.S. oil and gas pipeline regulatory updates.

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.