Pipeline

Alberta Pension Fund AIMCo Flags Interest in Buying Trans Mountain Stake

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), a major pension fund in Canada's main oil and gas-producing province, would be interested in buying a stake in Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline if it became available, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Russia’s Planned Gas Pipeline to China Faces Construction Delay

Mongolian Prime Minister L. Oyun-Erdene said construction of Russia's planned new Power of Siberia-2 gas pipeline to China, which was expected to start this year, may be delayed.

Energy Transfer Does Not Expect Shutdown of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Energy Transfer does not expect the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) after a long-pending environmental review of a section that runs under a lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes.

Gasunie Initiates 746-Mile Hydrogen Network Construction in the Netherlands

Gasunie has initiated the construction of a national hydrogen network in the Netherlands. This $1.6 billion project, commissioned by the Dutch government, aims to establish a comprehensive hydrogen infrastructure covering 1,200 kilometers (746 miles).

Sunoco to Acquire NuStar Energy in $7.3 Billion Deal for Midstream Expansion

The deal, which has been approved by both the boards, will give Sunoco access to NuStar's transportation and storage facilities, including a portfolio of about 9,500 miles of pipeline and 63 terminals.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2024: New LNG Terminals Sound Beckon Call for More Pipelines

(P&GJ) — It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

Projects January 2024

Wolf Carbon withdraws pipeline application in Illinois; Canadian oil, gas producers plan to drill 8% more wells in 2024; TC Energy receives FERC approval for Virginia Reliability Project; and more!

Pipelines Unhappy with Clean Water Act Final Rule

The new Clean Water Act (CWA) final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) potentially complicates efforts by pipeline builders (and other infrastructure sectors) to get construction approval from states and tribes.

Getting a Grip on Fugitive Emissions

Better tracking is needed to tackle fugitive emissions, but this is only one part of the puzzle. Fortunately, new packing sets are beginning to address a long-overlooked problem for heavy industry.

CorEnergy Completes $175 Million Sale of MoGas, Omega Pipeline Systems to Spire

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc. has successfully closed the sale of its MoGas and Omega pipeline systems to Spire Midstream for $175 million.

19th Pipeline Technology Conference Returns to Berlin in 2024

(P&GJ) — The 19th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) is set to return to Berlin, Germany, from April 8 to 11, 2024, bringing together global experts and innovators in the pipeline industry.

Spotlight on Germany: Nation’s Pipelines Nearing Major Changes

The pipelines’ sector of Germany is on the verge of major changes, due to the ongoing conversion to hydrogen and the rapid development of H2 and gas pipelines’ infrastructure throughout the country.

Shell Pipeline Leak Sparks Investigation by Nigeria's Oil Spills Agency

A pipeline owned by Shell's subsidiary in Nigeria has spilled crude oil in the Niger Delta following a leak, the country's spills agency and an environmental group said on Saturday.

Cost-Effective Robot for Subsea Inspection Under Development

University of Houston researchers are developing an autonomous robot to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections.

NEPA Proposal Elevates GHG as Approval Impediment

The EPA isn’t the only Biden administration office throwing up potential roadblocks to pipeline construction. Interstate pipeline builders weighed in on the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) proposed reversal of changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) made by the Trump administration.

Inpex Expedites $20 Billion Abadi LNG Project Development in Indonesia

Inpex Corp., Japan's top oil and gas explorer, is set to accelerate development of its $20 billion Abadi Indonesian LNG project, with the aim of starting operations as soon as late this decade, its CEO said on Thursday.

Blinken Urges Bosnian Lawmakers to Pass Gas Pipeline Law with Croatia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Bosnian Croat lawmakers to stop holding up legislation to build a natural gas pipeline with Croatia, seen as an alternative to Russian gas, local media reported on Thursday.

INEOS Bio-HDPE Powers First Sustainable Gas Pipeline for GRDF in France

INEOS has introduced a bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that is used in the construction of the world's first fully sustainable gas pipeline. GRDF, the French gas utility network operator, installed this pipeline, relying solely on the low carbon footprint polymer.

Kinder Morgan's Q4 Profits Dip on Interest Costs and Natural Gas Challenges

Pipeline and terminal operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday posted a lower-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter, as higher interest expenses and weakness in the natural gas pipeline segment hurt margins during the period.

GasNet's 40,000-Mile Gas Pipeline Network Attracts CEZ and CVC for Final Bidding

CEZ and CVC Capital Partners are planning to place competing bids next week for Czech gas distribution network GasNet, which covers 80% of the country's gas distribution through a network of 40,000 miles of gas pipelines.

West Virginia Greenlights Hope Gas' $177 Million Pipeline, Deemed 'Reasonable and Necessary’

West Virginia's PSC approves Hope Gas' pipeline project, investing $177 million to meet Morgantown's rising demand. Amid supply challenges, local customers welcome increased capacity for the region's energy needs.

North Dakota Sees 425,000 bpd Oil Drop, 1.1 Bcf/d Gas Output Decline Due to Extreme Cold

North Dakota oil production has fallen by 400,000 to 425,000 barrels per day (bpd) and gas output is down 1.0 billion to 1.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on extreme cold and related operational issues, the North Dakota Pipeline Authority estimated on Monday.

Canadian Regulator Clears Trans Mountain Pipeline Change, Allowing Early 2024 Completion

Trans Mountain had asked to be allowed to install smaller-diameter pipe in a 1.4-mile (2.3-km) section of the pipeline's route after encountering challenging drilling conditions due to the hardness of the rock in a mountainous area between Hope and Chilliwack in the province of British Columbia.

Santos Receives Approval to Construct Subsea Pipeline for $4.3 Billion Barossa Gas Project

Australia's Santos can proceed with construction of an undersea pipeline vital to its $4.3 billion Barossa gas project after a court on Monday ruled in favor of the oil and gas firm in a dispute with an Indigenous man looking to pause the work.

$720 Billion in Pipeline Projects Defies Global Energy Transition Momentum for More Gassy Future

The investment - which has been committed to projects that are underway or are planned for the near future - reveals the powerful momentum that remains in traditional fossil fuel industries even as clean energy supplies are deployed at an accelerating rate.

New Alternatives for Noise Reduction in Gas Pipelines

Natural gas pipeline pressure reduction applications pose significant design challenges for engineers. Since flow varies considerably through these stations, control valves are required to throttle over a wide range, with large pressure drops at times, which create the potential for high noise.

Optimizing Emergency Response Through Alarm Management

With the implementation of the PHMSA Control Room Management (CRM) Rule in 2012, pipeline operators and control room managers have become familiar with the fundamentals of alarm management.

Fuel Theft Crisis Persists in Central Mexico as Nine Bodies Found Near Pipeline

(P&GJ) — Central Mexico authorities have discovered nine men's bodies in vehicles near a fuel pipeline. Although the circumstances surrounding the deaths are still being probed, officials said there are signs suggesting a possible connection to fuel theft.

Finland's Gasum Procures LNG Cargo for Inkoo Terminal from SEFE

Finnish energy firm Gasum said on Wednesday it is delivering a U.S. cargo of LNG it procured from Germany's SEFE LNG to the Inkoo floating storage regasification unit (FSRU).

Exxon Faces Hurdles in $2.5 Billion Exit from California Offshore

Exxon Mobil's write-down of about $2.5 billion of troubled California properties aims to end five decades of offshore oil production in the state, but a full exit from those assets could take some time.