Pipeline

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.

Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Modification Request Heads to Friday Regulatory Hearing

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) will conduct a hearing on Friday about Trans Mountain Corp.'s request for a change in construction to complete expansion of its oil pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia, according to a filing on Monday.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Nears 95% Completion, Set to Triple Crude Oil Capacity

Work on Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project is reportedly over 95% complete. When it comes onstream, the expansion will nearly triple the pipeline’s current 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) capacity.

Southwestern, Chesapeake Energy Near $17 Billion Merger, Poised to Form U.S. Natural Gas Powerhouse

U.S. natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy and peer Southwestern Energy are nearing a merger that would create a nearly $17 billion company. The deal could come together as soon as next week, provided the talks do not fall apart.

Cedar LNG Taps Samsung, Black & Veatch for EPC Contract

The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corp. have selected Samsung Heavy Industries and Black & Veatch to provide engineering, procurement and construction for the design, fabrication and delivery of the project's floating LNG production unit.

TotalEnergies Appoints Expert to Evaluate Land Acquisition for Uganda, Tanzania Pipeline Projects

CEO Patrick Pouyanné has tasked Lionel Zinsou, a recognized expert in African economic development, with evaluating the land acquisition program conducted in Uganda and Tanzania as part of the Tilenga and EACOP (East African Crude Oil Pipeline) projects.

U.S. DOT Invests Nearly $15 Million to Improve Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding $14.8 million in grants to fund projects and activities to improve pipeline safety.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Eyes March or May for Line Fill in Long-Delayed Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp. plans to begin line fill in March or May on its long-delayed Canadian oil pipeline expansion, depending on the diameter of pipe it uses and assuming no new problems, the Canadian government-owned company said in a filing on Wednesday.

Bunge Halts Operations at Indiana Soy Plant Due to Damaged Gas Pipeline

A soybean processing facility in Decatur, Indiana, operated by global grain handler Bunge stopped operations last week following damage to a natural gas pipeline that feeds the site, the company said in a statement to Reuters on Wednesday.

Gazprom Sets Daily Gas Supply Record to China via Power of Siberia Pipeline

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it set a new daily record the previous day for gas supplies to China through the Power of Siberia pipeline.

E.ON CEO Stresses Germany's Gas Security Amid Middle East Risks

Germany's gas supply situation is far better than it was after Russia cut off supply last winter but instability in the Middle East could still send energy prices soaring, the head of energy firm E.ON said.

Russian Pipeline Gas Exports to Europe Down 56% in 2023

Natural gas supplies to Europe by Russian energy giant Gazprom were down 55.6% to 28.3 billion cubic meters (Bcm) in 2023, Reuters calculations showed on Tuesday.

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Editor’s Notebook: In Canada, A Tale of Two Pipelines

Well, well, well. It looks as if Canada is likely to be in the market for some new pipelines if word that the nation’s oil and gas producers plan to drill 8% more wells in 2024 comes to pass.