Operations

Shell, Union Workers Agree to End Strike at Prelude FLNG Off Australia

Shell and unions representing workers at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility have reached a wage deal to end a long-running strike and restart production at the site off northwest Australia, they said on Wednesday.

Freeport LNG Expects to Resume Partial Operations in November

Freeport LNG Development LP said on Tuesday it expects to resume partial operations at the liquefaction facility in early to mid-November.

Kellas Midstream Installs Real-Time Methane Monitoring Sensors at Teesside Gas Terminal

Kellas Midstream, the BlackRock and GIC backed company responsible for transporting 40% of the U.K.’s domestic gas production, has deployed continuous emissions monitoring at its Teesside Central Area Transmission System terminal in partnership with Project Canary.

Damaged Pipeline System Halts Energy Supplies to Europe

Europe faces fresh disruption to energy supplies due to damage to a pipeline system bringing oil from Kazakhstan through Russia that was reported by the pipeline operator on Monday, adding to concerns over a plunge in gas supplies.

Two Oil Pipelines Destroyed by Explosives in Nigeria, Officers Arrest Four

Nigerian police said on Tuesday two oil pipelines that feed the Brass export terminal, one of Nigeria's export streams operated by Italian group Eni, were recently blown up by explosives.

US Offshore Oil Output to Restart After Pipeline Fix

A damaged oil pipeline component that disrupted output at several offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms was repaired late Friday, a Louisiana official said, with producers moving to reactivate some of the halted production.

Oil Output Halted at Seven US Gulf Platforms on Pipeline Outage

U.S. offshore oil producers Shell, Chevron and Equinor on Thursday halted operations pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels per day, citing an onshore pipeline leak that a local official said should take about a day to fix.

LNG Traders Report Huge Losses After Supply Outages Hinder European Storage

Major energy traders are taking hundreds of millions of dollars in losses as they scramble to plug an LNG supply gap after several outages hampered efforts to fill European storage ahead of the winter heating season.

BP Drills Appraisal Well in Texas for Carbon Capture and Storage

BP has begun drilling an appraisal well in Texas for its U.S. carbon capture and sequestration business, an executive said on Monday.

US Coast Guard Responds to Oil Spill in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was responding to an oil spill at the Hilcorp Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana.

Governor: Third Oil Storage Tank Collapses in Cuba Terminal Following Fire, Spill

A third crude tank caught fire and collapsed at Cuba's main oil terminal in Matanzas, its governor said on Monday, as an oil spill spread flames from a second tank that caught fire two days earlier in the island's biggest oil industry accident in decades.

Energy Transfer Reports Pipeline Leak from Last Month in Louisiana

Energy pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP has disclosed a pipeline rupture in Louisiana last month that released 8.2 million cubic feet of natural gas, according to a report filed with the U.S. National Response Center.

DNV, Exxon Team Up to Develop Corrosion Detection Technology for Pipelines

DNV has joined Exxon Mobil in a joint industry project to develop the next generation of microbiologically influenced corrosion detection, monitoring and mitigation technology, the companies said on Thursday.

PHMSA Strengthens Safety Requirements for Over 300,000 Miles of Natgas Pipelines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) transmitted a final rule on Thursday that will strengthen the safety and environmental protection on more than 300,000 miles of gas transmission pipelines.

US Emergency Crude Stockpile Falls to Lowest in 37 Years

The U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile fell by 4.6 million barrels last week to its lowest level since May 1985, according to the Department of Energy on Monday.

Shell USA, Shell Midstream Partners to Merge in $1.96 Billion Deal

Shell USA Inc. has agreed to merge with Shell Midstream Partners LP in a deal valued at $1.96 billion, the company said on Monday.

Gazprom Says Sanctions Still Hamper Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Maintenance

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said on Monday that sanctions were still hampering maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, a strong signal that energy supplies to Europe remain at risk unless the West eases sanctions imposed over Ukraine.

Securing Pipeline Flow Measurement and Metering

Maintaining safe, reliable and profitable pipeline operations requires a high degree of trust. This is especially true for remote users who must have faith that the conditions are safe and that the person or device requesting the operation has authorization to do so.

PRCI Leading the Way into the Energy Future

When a small group of pipeline operators at a conference realized they were each experiencing brittle cracks in their pipelines, they also realized the power of collaboration. Within two short years of pooling resources and research, a solution presented itself to end the decades-long issue.

Economic and ESG Cost of Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Errors

The industry-accepted lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) natural gas storage, processing and transportation averages 0.40% of throughput. LAUF is driven by myriad factors, including pneumatic device integrity and venting, but it is dominated by persistent measurement errors.

TC Energy's Keystone Pipeline Operating at Reduced Rate After Power Outage

The 590,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline was operating at reduced capacity on June 18, operator TC Energy said, after a pump station near Huron, South Dakota, was shut down due to damage to a third-party power utility.

Russia Completes Maintenance on Nord Stream 1 Pipeline, Restarts Gas Exports

Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline are seen restarting on time on Thursday after the completion of scheduled maintenance, two sources familiar with the export plans told Reuters.

Gas Pipeline Damaged in Ukraine's Kherson Region, No Sign of Disruption in Supply to EU

A gas pipeline has been damaged as a result of a strike by the Ukrainian armed forces near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine's Kherson, a region currently controlled by Russian forces, TASS reported on Monday, citing the regional administration.

Venezuela's Oil Minister Denounces Attack on Gas Pipeline

Technical personnel at Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA and firefighters were putting out a fire on a natural gas pipeline in the country's east, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said on Twitter on Sunday.

Gazprom Expects Siemens to Continue Servicing Nord Stream 1 Turbines

Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Saturday it expected Siemens to meet its obligations in full when servicing gas turbines needed for the reliable operation of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and energy shipments to Europe.

Identifying, Minimizing Sinkhole in Pipeline Rights-of-Way

Kentucky and Pennsylvania have several areas within their borders susceptible to karst formations, including sinkholes and surface depressions. These states also have substantial resources available for pipeline companies to review when attempting to identify locales with sinkholes as well as areas that are prone to karst formations.

Russian Court Overturns Suspension on Caspian Pipeline Operations

A court in southern Russia on Monday overturned an earlier ruling suspending Caspian Pipeline Consortium's operations and instead fined it 200,000 rubles ($3,300), easing concerns about a global oil supply crunch.

Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipe Explodes Sparking Wildfire in Pennsylvania

A segment of Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline running through Clermont, PA, reportedly exploded Tuesday igniting a wildfire in the surrounding area, The Bradford Era reported on June 13.

Gazprom: Nord Stream Gas Pipeline's Safety Depends on Stranded Turbine

Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it could not guarantee the safe operation of a critical part of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline because of doubt over the return of a turbine from Canada.

Analysis: Oil Majors Face Output Slump, Deep Losses If Russia Stops Kazakh Pipeline

Western energy majors will cut output and lose billions of dollars if Russia, as is feared, suspends a pipeline that is almost the only export route for oil from land-locked Kazakhstan, company sources, traders and analysts say.