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Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: Big Early Win for Northwest Capacity

(P&GJ) — The venerable Gas Transmission Northwest pipeline system, which runs from the Canadian border to California, appears headed toward an important regulatory victory in the effort to increase its capacity by about 150 MMcf/d.

Government

EPA Ups Ante on Pipeline Methane Emissions

(P&GJ) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again proposed to tighten the vise on interstate pipeline methane emissions. EPA’s supplemental Clean Air regulatory proposal in November 2022 doubles down on a never-finalized proposed rule issued in November 2021, which the transmission industry slammed for unrealistic emission controls on wet seal compressors, pneumatic controllers and rod packing and other equipment.

Features

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2023

(P&GJ) — Seldom has a new year arrived with the degree of supply and demand uncertainty facing global energy markets at the start of 2023. Pipeline & Gas Journal's annual survey of global construction activity reflects a renewed emphasis on energy security after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Supply Chain Woes Loom Large for Oil, Gas Sectors

(P&GJ) — In the fall of 2022, the Chicago-based Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) joined with the respected global accounting and consulting firm KPMG International to create an index for measuring the sustainability of the global supply chain, accompanied by a report that included some sobering conclusions. It summarized the past two years as producing a doubling of the stress level on global supply deliveries.

Supply Chain Solutions for Natural Gas Leak Detection

(P&GJ) — Now more than ever, utilities, governments and pipeline companies are incentivized to secure their supplies of natural gas from production all the way to the meter. Leak detection and emissions reduction are critical components of an optimized natural gas distribution system.

Value of Routing Studies for New Natural Gas Pipelines

(P&GJ) — When natural gas pipeline owners announce their preferred route for a new pipeline, permitting bodies and other stakeholders inevitably ask, “Why here?” By conducting a methodical routing study that produces data-driven and experience-tested route alternatives, owners obtain supporting data and documentation they can use to formulate a response and help obtain buy-in.

Recognizing Value of Data as Pipeline Integrity Assets

(P&GJ) — Increased investment in infrastructure as a result of higher oil and gas prices, as well as growing activity in planning for future energy provision, means that many operators and utilities around the world are seeking ways to help them improve operational efficiency and access to safe and sustainable energy for the communities that they serve.

Jobo-Medellin Gas Pipeline Tabbed as Colombia’s Priority Project

(P&GJ) – The Canadian company Canacol Energy signed an agreement with the Shanghai Engineering and Technology Corp. (SETCO) consortium to build a gas pipeline. The 189-mile (289-km), 22-inch pipeline, from the Jobo gas processing facility to the city of Medellin, was declared part of the National Strategic Interest policy by the Colombian government.

Pipelines Gearing Up for Hydrogen-Powered Economy

(P&GJ) — From growing concerns for climate change and net-zero carbon emission commitments, to a focus on greenhouse gas reduction – hydrogen’s potential to help solve crucial energy issues, has gained plenty attention.

How Geogrid Advancements Can Benefit Pipeline Operators

(P&GJ) — Since the first gas well was drilled in the U.S. in 1825, there have been many advancements in technology and engineering to make the capture and pipeline transportation of oil and gas better and more efficient. These advancements have resulted in now-industry standard methods such as hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, 3-D seismic imaging, and many more.

Using Dynamic Simulation to Improve HPPT Level Control Performance

(P&GJ) — The slug flow is a varying or irregular flow in the pipeline and surges of gas and liquid through any cross-section of a flowline. Slugs of liquid in multiphase lines can create serious design and operating problems for gas-oil separation plant (GOSP) processing equipment.

Study Shows Soil Moisture Plays Big Role in Spread of NG Leaks

(P&GJ) — Soil moisture content is the main factor that controls how far and at what concentration natural gas (NG) spreads from a leaked pipeline underground, a new study has found.

Guest Commentary

APGA Perspective: Policymakers Need to Incentivize Natural Gas Innovations

(P&GJ) — Energy security, affordability and efficiency remain top-of-mind for American consumers. As such, the role of natural gas in our country’s future energy mix has sparked continuous debate among voters and policymakers.

Projects

Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027

Williams, Sempra to Develop LNG, Pipeline Projects on Gulf Coast, Ørsted Plans Large-Scale Green Hydrogen Project in Denmark, Enbridge Reduces Supply on Vital Canadian Pipeline System, Pembina to Sell $500 Million Stake in Gas Pipeline System, Germany Plans 1,118-Mile Hydrogen Pipeline Network by 2027 and more.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Nears Completion

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is more than 80% completed overall, and more than 77% of the construction is finished, according to a company construction update.

Business

People in the News January 2023

People in the News January 2023

Companies in the News January 2023

Companies in the News January 2023

Associations in the News January 2023

Associations in the News January 2023

What's New

What's New January 2023

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