Regulation

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..

Judge Lifts Restraining Order Against Pipeline Protesters

Judge lifts restraining order against protesters of the Mountain Valley pipeline construction project in West Virginia.

Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Dominion Energy, SCANA Merger

The Georgia Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Dominion Energy, Inc. and SCANA Corporation. In doing so, it became the first state regulatory agency to act on the proposed merger. “We greatly appreciate the prompt action by Chairman McDonald and the other c..

EU Lawmakers Back Draft Rules to Regulate Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

EU lawmakers back extending pipeline regulations to offshore projects such as Gazprom's Nord Stream 2.

Montana Pipeline Protester Avoids Jail, Must Pay Restitution

No jail time for man convicted of illegally shutting down a crude oil pipeline construction project.

Mandated Study of Dakota Access Pipeline to Miss Completion Goal

Federal officials say more time is needed to complete an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline construction project.

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.