Editor’s Notebook: Landowners and CO2 Pipelines Amid South Dakota Legislation

(P&GJ) — South Dakota's new bill empowers landowners to challenge forced easements for CO2 pipelines, enhancing rights amid eminent domain concerns. The legislation impacts projects like Summit Carbon Solutions, aiming for fairer terms and compensation for affected property owners.

Drilling Rig Arrives at Russia's Sakhalin, Supporting Potential Gas Pipeline to China

A semisubmersible drilling rig called Polar Lights is due to arrive at the Russian Pacific island of Sakhalin on Saturday to drill a well at a field hit by U.S. sanctions, the Russian agency for sea and river transport said.

ONEOK to Build 230-Mile Refined Products Pipeline from Kansas to Denver

ONEOK plans to boost its pipeline capacity by constructing a new 230-mile pipeline from Scott City, Kansas, to Denver International Airport, enhancing its refined products supply between the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast.

Ukraine Halts Lukoil's Russian Oil Transit, Slovakia and Hungary Affected

The move highlights the volatile nature of the remaining Russian oil supplies to Europe via the Soviet-built Druzhba pipeline, the last major functioning Russian oil supply route to the continent.

Tenaz Energy to Acquire NAM's Offshore, Pipeline Assets for $180 Million

The transaction includes all of NAM's offshore exploration and production businesses, associated pipeline infrastructure, and onshore processing in the Netherlands.

Kinder Morgan Launches Binding Open Season for South System Expansion 4 Project

Kinder Morgan has launched a binding open season on its proposed South System Expansion 4 project, designed to increase Southern Natural Gas Pipeline's South Line capacity by 1.2 billion cubic feet per day.

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.

EIA: U.S. Imports of Canadian Crude Hit Record High After TMX Startup

Imports rose by 807,000 barrels per day to 4.4 million bpd in the week to July 12, the largest gain since March 2023, according to the data.

DeLa Express Advances 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Pipeline with FERC Pre-filing Progress

DeLa Express advances its 690-mile Permian-to-Louisiana pipeline project with FERC pre-filing progress, aiming to transport natural gas from Texas to Louisiana markets. The project includes extensive environmental surveys and engages stakeholders early to address regulatory requirements.

Chesapeake Utilities Expands Renewable Natural Gas Infrastructure in Florida

Chesapeake Utilities' subsidiary, Peninsula Pipeline Company (PPC), has received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission for three projects expanding natural gas infrastructure.

TC Energy's $15 Billion Keystone XL Claim Rejected by U.S. Tribunal

Canada's TC Energy said on Tuesday a free trade arbitration tribunal had tossed out its claim to recover more than $15 billion from the U.S. government for the cancellation of its Keystone XL project.

ADNOC Gas Awards $550 Million in Contracts to Expand UAE Gas Pipeline Network

ADNOC Gas has agreed to transfer ownership of the $2.4 billion UAE gas pipeline expansion project to ADNOC. This transfer aims to enhance the capacity for natural gas delivery to the Northern Emirates.

Energy Transfer Completes WTG Midstream Acquisition, Expanding Pipeline Network by 6,000 Miles

This acquisition bolsters Energy Transfer’s Permian Basin operations with an additional 6,000 miles of gas gathering pipelines, primarily in the Midland Basin.

Biden Administration Considers Expanded Alaska Drilling Protections

The Biden administration is seeking input on whether to add more areas for protection from oil and gas drilling in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

Gibson Energy Extends Contract, Adds Cactus II Pipeline Connection

Gibson Energy Inc. has approved a new connection to the Cactus II Pipeline at its Gateway Terminal in South Texas, providing customers with access to up to 700,000 barrels per day of additional supply.

Ramco Secures Long-Term Contract for Equinor's Oil, Gas Pipelines

Ramco Norway will handle 80% of Equinor's oil and gas pipes running from Fjord Base in Florø to the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Canadian TMX Oil Sees First Purchases from Japan and South Korea Refiners

The purchases come after exports commenced from the expanded TMX pipeline in May which will triple the flow of crude from landlocked Alberta to Canada's Pacific coast to 890,000 barrels per day.

WhiteWater's ADCC Pipeline in South Texas Starts Transporting Natural Gas

WhiteWater said the pipeline provides Cheniere direct access to Permian and Eagle Ford volumes in addition to volumes sourced along the Gulf Coast.

Engie, Macquarie to Partner on 434-Mile Gas Pipeline Expansion in Mexico

French energy company Engie has agreed to partner with Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Asset Management to expand the Mayakan natural gas pipeline in Mexico.

Enbridge Faces Pipeline System Overhaul Under Proposed Modified Consent Decree

Enbridge faces mandated pipeline repairs under a proposed consent decree modification for Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act violations. The Department of Justice's plan requires addressing circumferential cracks, revising assessments, and potentially terminating specific requirements early.

Honeywell to Acquire Air Products' LNG Unit for $1.81 Billion

The deal would complement Honeywell's LNG pretreatment business by adding technologies such as heat exchangers and cryogenic equipment to its portfolio amid growing demand for the fuel in key end-markets including power and data centers.

Diversified Acquires East Texas Gas Assets, Including 500 Miles of Pipelines, for $106 Million

Diversified Energy Company has agreed to buy natural gas assets, including over 500 miles of pipelines and compression facilities, in eastern Texas from Crescent Pass Energy for $106 million.

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.

Elevation Midstream and ARB's Platte River Merge to Lead DJ Basin Consolidation

The Platte River assets include more than 200 miles of crude gathering and transmission pipelines and offer multi-market optionality to customers via the Platteville and Lucerne Terminals.

Pipeline Regulatory Expert Michelle Boudreaux Joins Bracewell

Formerly a partner at Baker Botts, Boudreaux brings over 20 years of experience specializing in federal and state regulation of petroleum liquids and natural gas pipelines.

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.

Energy Transfer Unable to Block Williams Pipeline Construction, Louisiana Judge Rules

In a recent ruling by a Louisiana district court, Williams Companies Inc. has been granted permission to build a natural gas pipeline intersecting Energy Transfer LP’s conduit.

L&T Secures Offshore Pipeline Order from ONGC

The project involves the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of 129 kilometers (80 miles) of subsea pipelines and related modification works across ONGC’s offshore fields.

Portugal, Spain Address Hurdles for Hydrogen Pipeline Project

Portugal and Spain are working to remove the obstacles to constructing an underwater green hydrogen pipeline by 2030 as part of their vision to become renewables superpowers, their energy ministers said on Wednesday.

Whitecap Sells Gas Assets to Pembina, Secures Funding for New Facility

Whitecap Resources said it would raise about $378.73 million by selling working interests in two projects and securing investment for an upcoming facility, in separate deals.