Inspection

TC Energy Ordered by Canada's Energy Regulator to Further Reduce Pressure on Gas Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator has issued an order to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to further reduce the operating pressure for the Grande Prairie Mainline gas pipeline near Edson, Alberta.

Federal Regulators Approve Venture Global's Repairs at Louisiana Plant

U.S. federal regulators said on Tuesday that they are satisfied Venture Global LNG is trying to correct faults at its heat recovery steam generator at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana and expects the work to be completed in the timeline promised by the exporter.

Williams Foresees Victory in Energy Transfer Dispute Over Louisiana Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy firm Williams Cos said on Tuesday it still expects to overcome a pipeline dispute with rival Energy Transfer and complete its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas project in the second half of 2025.

Pipeline Safety Improves Over Five Years, Focuses on Community Engagement and Low-Carbon Solutions

Despite increases in pipeline mileage and the volume of barrels transported, the American Petroleum Institute's recent report reveals that pipeline safety has seen improvement across various key metrics over the past five years.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

ABL Completes German Subsea Pipeline Installation Project

(P&GJ) — Energy consultancy ABL finalized its marine warranty survey scope in connection with the installation of Germany’s OAL subsea pipeline, with the first gas feed-in expected shortly.

Security Concerns Drive Interest in Subsea Clamps

(P&GJ) — Increased concerns about energy security and the desire to support net-zero targets through innovative decommissioning projects are driving up demand for subsea clamps and connectors, according to pipeline technology specialist STATS Group.

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG Plant Shuts Until Friday After Gas Leak

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in Arctic northern Norway was evacuated on Tuesday because of a gas leak during maintenance and will remain offline until Friday at least, the company said.

TC Energy's NGTL Pipeline Resumes Normal Operations After Fire in Alberta

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture last week prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line, TC said in a statement on Monday.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Resumes Operations Following Damage

A Baltic Sea gas pipeline that was torn apart last year in an incident still under police investigation has resumed commercial operation as planned after months of repair, operator Gasgrid Finland said on Monday.

Asbestos Pipe Abatement Possibly Simplified

(P&GJ) — From 1914 until 1988, asbestos was just an accepted part of life and industry, and even at the end of that span, the only requirement by the EPA was the reporting of asbestos used in some products.

TC Energy Expects No Service Disruptions After Alberta Pipeline Rupture

TC Energy said on Wednesday it does not anticipate any service interruptions from the rupture of its NGTL gas pipeline in Alberta, Canada, which caused a wildfire on Tuesday.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Set to Resume Commercial Operations on April 22

The Balticconnector subsea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia, which was damaged in Oct. 2023, will resume commercial operations on April 22. The damage had previously affected energy security and raised concerns in the wider region.

TC Energy's NGTL Gas Pipeline Rupture Sparks Wildfire in Alberta

A section of TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in Alberta ruptured and caught fire on Tuesday, sparking a wildfire about 25 miles northwest of Edson, Alberta, in Yellowhead County, the company said.

Tamarack Valley Halts Alberta Output After Fire at Canadian Natural Resources' Gas Plant

Canadian Natural Resources, the country's biggest oil and gas producer, said it was alerted to the fire that had started inside its Mitsue Gas Plant at about 4.00 a.m. local time.

Motiva Restarts Two CDUs at Port Arthur Refinery After Power Outage

Motiva Enterprises restarted two crude distillation units (CDUs) overnight at its 626,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas refinery, the nation's largest, after a power outage on Wednesday, people familiar with plant operations said on Thursday.

U.S. Coast Guard Clears Louisiana Waters After Main Pass Oil Gathering Pipeline Integrity Test

The Unified Command completed a line integrity test on the Main Pass Oil Gathering (MPOG) company's pipeline system near Plaquemines Parish, southeast of New Orleans, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

Pipeline Integrity Specialist PipeSense Opens Advanced Testing Facilities

PipeSense, a leading provider of advanced continuous pipeline monitoring technology, has unveiled its latest investment with the opening of two cutting-edge testing facilities in Houston, Texas, and Clearbrook, Minnesota.

AMPP Unveils New Guide to Enhance Pipeline Safety Through Corrosion Control

AMPP unveils a comprehensive guide to enhance pipeline safety through corrosion control, aligning with the latest PHMSA regulations. Developed by industry experts, the guide offers practical strategies for U.S. gas transmission operators and valuable insights for international counterparts, all aimed at safeguarding pipeline integrity.

Trans Mountain's Expanded Pipeline System to Begin Operations on May 1

Trans Mountain's expanded oil pipeline system will start commercial operations on May 1, the Canadian company said on Wednesday.

Pipeline Movement, Landslides Navigated with Technology

Bearing the responsibility of ensuring the continuous flow of energy resources through vast networks of pipelines, the custodians of pipeline integrity face an ever-present challenge: geohazards.

Iraq, Oil Firms Trade Blame Over Shut Turkey Pipeline

Foreign oil firms operating in Iraq's Kurdistan region are partly to blame for the delay in resuming crude exports after failing to submit contracts for revision, Iraq's oil ministry said.

Experts See Polymers Among Keys to Better Pipe Protection

Leaders within the coatings industry have indicated that there are a number of innovative products and services that have been developed recently, which enhance corrosion control and provide better pipeline coatings.

Common Challenges with Field-Applied Liquid Epoxy Pipeline Coatings

Coatings are an incredibly important part of maintaining safe pipeline operations and asset integrity, including being a first line of defense against corrosion and corrosion-induced failures.

Editor’s Notebook: Nord Stream’s $20 Billion Question

It has been more than two years since the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines and still nobody knows for sure who were the perpetrators – or if they do, they are not saying so publicly.

Using Integrated Approach Toward Geohazard Threat Management

In a recent advisory bulletin (ADB-2022-01, Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Earth Movement and Other Geological Hazards), PHMSA highlighted the importance of proactive integrity management, to reduce the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by earth movement or other geological hazards, collectively referred to as “geohazards.”

Coating Versatility Can Assist with Better Flow Efficiency

Corrosion control is an important factor when it comes to maintaining the integrity and safety of pipelines. Given the growing need for energy transportation it's crucial to shield pipelines from corrosion in order to ensure their longevity and prevent any leaks or failures.

Protection in Renewal Biogas Systems for Increased Pipeline Reliability

Biogas is a renewable fuel generated through the anaerobic fermentation of organic matter. Biogas is a mixture of gases, mainly methane and carbon dioxide, accompanied by trace elements dependent on the feedstock and production method.

Freeport LNG Expects Trains 1 and 2 at Texas Facility to Remain Offline Until May

Freeport LNG said on Wednesday that trains 1 and 2 at its LNG facility in Texas are anticipated to be down until May, while train 3 is now back online.