Regulation

PHMSA Eyes Progress in Pipeline Safety Rulemaking Proceedings

PHMSA set to move ahead with pipeline safety regulation rule making proceedings with new administrator in place.

API President: Steel Tariffs Exclusion Process Must Demonstrate Clarity And Flexibility

Jack Gerard, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, today issued a statement urging the importance of having clarity and flexibility with the Commerce Department’s newly announced exclusion process for the steel and aluminum import tariffs for U.S. companies. “We support an exclusio..

Virginia Regulators Cite Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developer for Tree-Felling Violations

Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction project developers found to have committed tree-felling violations in Virginia.

New Clean Water Pipeline Regulations Passed in Virginia

Virginia governor approves new pipeline regulations designed to protect the state's water supply.

More Trans Mountain Route Hearings Begin in Canada

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has commenced Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to solicit comments from landowners who have raised concerns with the proposed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.. The hearings, which are being held in Burnaby. B.C., started Marc..

ETP Mariner East Liquids Pipe Spills Fluid in Pennsylvania Again

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

Kentucky Regulators Fine LG&E $395,000 for 2014 Gas Line Rupture

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has fined Louisville Gas and Electric Co. (LG&E) $395,000 for a series of violations that led to the September 2014 rupture of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Goshen, Oldham County. The penalty is the largest ever assessed by the PSC in a natural..

Maryland Issues Permit for Natural Gas Pipeline

Maryland regulators award wetlands and waterways permit for proposed natural gas pipeline construction project.

Developers Want More Time for Pipeline Tree Clearing

The developers of the Atlantic Coast pipeline construction project seek more time to finish tree clearing activities.

Ten Companies Vie to Supply Pipes for Bulgaria-Greece Gas Pipeline

Ten companies express interest in supplying pipes for a gas pipeline construction project between Bulgaria and Greece.

Appeals Court Lifts Halt to Louisiana Pipeline Construction

Appeals court says work can resume on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Minnesota Regulators OK Environmental Review for Disputed Oil Pipeline

Minnesota regulators approve the final environmental review for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline construction project.

Colonial Pipeline to Pay Alabama $3.3 Million for 2016 Spills

(Reuters) – Colonial Pipeline Co will pay $3.3 million to the state of Alabama to cover damages and penalties from an explosion and a spill on its gasoline line in 2016, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday. A combined 11,800 barrels of gasoline were spilled in rural Shelby County, causing..

Democratic Legislators in North Carolina Seek Money for Pipeline Attachments

The battle over an Atlantic Coast pipeline construction project is still ongoing in North Carolina.

API: U.S. Petroleum Demand Near Its Highest Levels In 11 Years

According to the latest monthly report by the American Petroleum Institute (API), U.S. petroleum demand hit 20.3 million bpd in February, up by more than a million bpd from February of last year and nearing record highs not seen for more than a decade. “The economy and energy demand have continued ..

India Regulator Revokes Construction License for Gas Pipeline Project

India's Petroleum And Natural Gas Regulatory Board revokes GAIL India's license to work on a natural gas pipeline construction project.

North Dakota Regulators OK Pipeline Upgrade, New Gas Plant

North Dakota regulators approve refined fuels pipeline construction project.

Bulgaria Launches Gas Hub Feasibility Study

Study launched in Bulgaria to determine the feasibility of building new natural gas pipelines and a proposed natural gas hub.

Report: Proposed EU Gas Amendment Will Not Achieve Objectives

According to a new report by Arthur D. Little, a new proposed natural gas pipeline regulation by the EU will not meet its desired objectives.

FERC Reinstates Southeast Market Pipelines Certificate

FERC reissues certificate for the Southeast Market Pipelines construction project.

Canadian Regulators Approve TransCanada's Plans to Abandon Peace River Mainline

Canada's National Energy Board says TransCanada can proceed with pipeline construction project.

Iran Signs $740 Million Agreement on Oil Project

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run oil company has signed a $740 million agreement with a Russian-Iranian consortium to develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border. Under the agreement signed Wednesday, there will be a 48,000-barrel daily production of crude for a 10-year span in oil fields in A..

Interior Department to Send $18 Million from Oil and Gas Drilling to Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department will send $18 million from oil and gas development from Colorado’s Roan Plateau back to the state. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing. The money is leftover from the cleanup of Anvil Points, a nav..

Iraq to Increase Kirkuk Oilfields Output to Supply Refineries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) has begun testing operations at its Avana and Bai Hassan oilfields in Kirkuk to increase crude supply for domestic refineries, Iraqi officials said on Wednesday. “We have started testing operations at Avana and Bai Hassan oilfields to pre..

U.S. Energy Pipeline Developers to Seek Exemptions to Steel Tariff

U.S. energy companies to seek tariff exemption for pipeline construction projects.

Rover Pipeline Construction Halt Ordered in West Virginia

West Virginia regulators order Rover Pipeline construction project work stoppage.

Timeline Set for Environmental Study of Alaska LNG Project

FERC says it will release a draft environmental impact statement for the Alaska LNG pipeline construction project in a year.

API NY: Valley Lateral Pipeline Project Critical To New York’s Consumers, Workers

API applauds federal appeals court denial of New York's request to block Millennium Pipeline's Valley Lateral pipeline construction project.

Pennsylvania Regulators Announce Changes to Improve Wetland and Waterway Encroachment Permit Review Times

Pennsylvania regulators announce new pipeline regulations pertaining to wetland and waterway encroachment permits.

Company Urges Appeals Court to Lift Halt to Pipeline Work

Energy Transfer Partners urges federal appeals court to lift order halting work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction project.