Safety

Second Gas Pipeline Rupture in Texas’ Reeves County Raises Environmental Concerns

A natural gas pipeline in Reeves County ruptured on July 15, marking the second such incident in the area within 11 months.

Exxon Shuts Joliet, Illinois Refinery After Storm Causes Power Outage

ExxonMobil shut down its 251,800-barrel-per-day refinery at Joliet, Illinois, due to a power outage after a storm, according to a filing late on Monday.

Largest Texas Ports Close; Enbridge Activates Emergency Plans, Kinder Morgan Shuts Facilities as Hurricane Beryl Nears

Largest Texas ports close as Hurricane Beryl nears, affecting Enbridge and Kinder Morgan operations. The companies implemented emergency plans and facility shutdowns ahead of the storm's landfall on the Texas coast.

Gas Pipeline Accident Sparks Fire in Crimea, Disrupting Supplies to Alushta, Officials Say

A fire broke out late Saturday after an accident at a gas pipeline near the village of Vinogradnoye in Moscow-annexed Crimea, cutting gas to the resort town of Alushta and more than a dozen settlements, Russian officials said.

Tropical Storm Beryl Expected to Have Minimal Impact on U.S. Offshore Oil Production

Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to have little impact on U.S. offshore oil and gas production, energy companies said on Friday while evacuating personnel from some facilities out of caution.

Fire at Alberta Gas Metering Station Prompts Temporary Highway Closure

A fire that prompted temporary closure of a major highway near Edson town, Canada, on Monday involved a gas metering station, said Yellowhead County in northern Alberta.

Peru State-Run Oil Firm Reports Crude Leak from Illegal Pipeline Connection

Peru's state-run oil producer said on Tuesday it had detected an illegal hook-up that caused crude to leak out from its pipeline in the north of the country that runs from the Amazon to the Pacific.

Southern Star Responds to Pipeline Fire in Terlton, Oklahoma

Investigators said they are still working to determine the cause of the fire, which occurred during maintenance work on a gas pipeline the morning of June 22.

Martin Midstream Recovers 1,250 Barrels from Pipeline Oil Spill in Arkansas

Martin Midstream Partners said on Monday it had recovered around 1,250 barrels of crude oil following a pipeline spill that occurred earlier this month.

Attack on Niger-Benin Oil Pipeline Kills Six Soldiers, Security Sources Report

Unidentified assailants in Niger attacked soldiers guarding a major Niger-Benin oil pipeline on Wednesday, killing six soldiers, three security sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Technote: Enhancing Pipeline Safety Through Automation

Discover the pivotal role of automation in modern pipeline operations, addressing safety challenges while optimizing efficiency and regulatory compliance. Gain insights into the evolving dynamics of the industry and future technological trends.

Shell Probes Smoke Report Near Gbaran Oil Facility in Nigeria

Residents in the nearby community reported a fire near Shell's Gbaran Ubie oil and gas facility in Nigeria, stating that blasts were heard in the area where pipeline repair works had been ongoing.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Repairs Leak, Proceeds with West Virginia-Virginia Gas Line Testing

U.S. natural gas pipeline venture Mountain Valley Pipeline said on Friday it repaired a segment of pipe that failed a water test earlier in the month and will continue to prepare the long-delayed West Virginia-Virginia pipe for service.

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.

Cenovus Subsidiary Husky Oil Operations Fined $1.83 Million for 2018 Canada Oil Spill

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) had laid three charges against Husky Oil Operations Ltd. for the spill — the largest in the province's history — in October 2021.

Four Killed in Drone Attack on Northern Iraq's Khor Mor Gas Field

Four expatriate workers were killed in a drone attack targeting the Khor Mor gas field in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday, an advisor to the Iraqi Kurdish prime minister told Reuters.

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.

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.

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.

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.

Mexican Pemex Crude Output Reduced After Platform Fire, Source Says

Mexican Pemex crude oil production is down some 20,000 barrels per day following a fire at an offshore platform on Saturday that left several injured and at least one dead, a source at the state energy company said.

INGAA Commends House Leaders for Advancing Pipeline Safety Bill

Amy Andryszak, president and CEO of INGAA, commended the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce for its progress in advancing the Pipeline Safety, Modernization, and Expansion Act of 2024.

Colonial Pipeline Freezes Nominations on Baltimore Section Amid Port Shutdown

The Colonial Pipeline Company on Tuesday paused nominations to ship fuel on cycles 15 and 16 on Line 32, which delivers products to its Curtis Bay facility in the port of Baltimore, according to a notice seen by Reuters.

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.

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.