Pipeline

Spotlight on Mexico: Sierra Madre Pipeline Signals Nation’s Future

Mexico’s state of Chihuahua and the U.S. company Mexico Pacific have signed an agreement to construct the Sierra Madre Gas Pipeline (STGN). The pipeline will extend 155 miles (250 km) from the Waha Basin in Texas to the border at Chihuahua, then 497 miles (800 km) to Puerto Libertad in Sonora.

Spotlight on Bakken: Gas Expansions Offer Alternative to Permian Constraints

Fueled primarily by U.S. production growth concentrated around the oil-generating geology of North Dakota, the Williston Basin’s midstream footprint has expanded according to the region’s evolving needs.

Hydrogen-Blend Pipelines: Fast-Tracking Innovations Leading Fossil Fuel Resurgence

The year 2023 was a time of extremely conflicting messages for the future of fossil fuels and the sundry clean fuel alternatives to meet distance carbon-free climate change goals.

Gasgrid Confirms On-Track Progress for Balticconnector Pipeline Repair, Targeting April Completion

Finland's Gasgrid on Thursday said preparations for the repair of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia were on schedule and estimated that commissioning could take place in April.

Pipeline Operator Targa Resources Expects Profit Growth in 2024 on Strong NGL Transport, Processing

Pipeline operator Targa Resources said on Thursday it expects higher core profit for full-year 2024, helped by its natural gas processing facilities in the Permian, LPG exports and high transport volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL).

Caspian Pipeline Consortium Sees 7% Increase in Oil Exports Year-on-Year in January

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) increased crude oil exports by 7% in January from the same month a year ago to 6.116 million metric tons (1.55 million barrels per day), industry sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Iran's Main Gas Pipeline Hit by Sabotage, Oil Minister Says

Two explosions along Iran's main south-north gas pipeline network on Wednesday were caused by sabotage, the Iranian oil minister told state TV, without naming any suspects.

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Renewed Challenge to Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal appeals court has for the second time rejected a challenge by property owners to the Mountain Valley Pipeline's use of eminent domain, finding that a federal law bars the case despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it easier to sue federal agencies.

EIG’s MidOcean Energy Acquires 20% Stake in Peru LNG, Including 254-Mile Pipeline

EIG's MidOcean Energy secures 20% stake in Peru LNG, which includes a natural gas liquefaction plant, a 254-mile pipeline, storage tanks, a marine terminal, and a truck loading facility.

PipeSense Introduces Tailored Pipeline Solutions with AI Integration

Employing cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, PipeSense offers tailored solutions to tackle diverse operational challenges faced by onshore and offshore pipelines.

Enbridge Warns of Continued Oil Pipeline Congestion Despite Trans Mountain Expansion

Growing Canadian oil production means shipper volumes may still be rationed on the Enbridge Inc. Mainline pipeline system even once the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project is operating, an Enbridge executive said on Friday.

EIA Expects Big Boost for U.S. LNG Terminals with New Pipelines

More than 20 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity is under construction, partly completed, or approved to deliver natural gas to five U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals that are currently under construction, according to the U.S. EIA’s Natural Gas Pipeline Project Tracker.

Regulator Orders Trans Mountain Expansion Project to Address Deficiencies After B.C. Flooding

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has ordered the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to address environmental deficiencies and noncompliances found following flooding near Abbotsford, British Columbia, the regulator said on Thursday.

Sonatrach to Supply Germany with Pipeline Gas for the First Time

Germany will receive its first supplies of pipeline natural gas from Algeria under a medium-term contract signed between a subsidiary of trader VNG AG and state-owned oil and gas firm Sonatrach, the companies said on Thursday.

Case Study: Identification, Sizing Accuracy for UTCD In-Line Inspection

One of the most pressing concerns for operators of liquid buried pipelines is the management of stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Detecting and sizing SCC in liquid pipelines is usually accomplished through ultrasonic crack detection (UTCD) in-line inspection tools.

Court Debates Fate of Biden's Approval for Willow Oil Project in Alaska

In Juneau, Alaska, a panel of appellate judges is deliberating on whether to uphold the Biden administration's green light for ConocoPhillips' Willow oil project within Alaska's federal petroleum reserve on the North Slope.

Techint-SACDE Consortium Secures Contract for Northern Argentina Gas Pipeline Reversal

The joint venture Unión Transitoria de Empresas (UTE) has been awarded the contract to build a pipeline that will supply the provinces in northern Argentina with gas from Vaca Muerta, substituting gas imported from Bolivia, where production is already registering a major decline.

Projects February 2024

East African Crude Pipeline delivers first shipment; Pembina acquires Enbridge’s stake in Alliance Pipeline; KM boosts Permian Highway pipeline capacity by 550 MMcf/d; and more!

Enterprise Products Records 15% Growth in Q4 Crude Pipeline Volumes

U.S. pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners said on Thursday its crude oil volumes last quarter grew 15% to a record 2.6 million barrels per day, as more oil flowed through its lines despite lower prices.

Canada Regulator Clears Latest Trans Mountain Pipeline Delay of Environmental or Safety Concerns

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) said on Wednesday that it has not noted any environmental or safety concerns with the latest construction challenges to plague the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Poland's Gaz-System Chooses Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for LNG Regasification Unit

Polish pipeline operator Gaz-System has chosen Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to supply a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), it said on Thursday.

Global News February 2024

Latest industry developments from around the world!

Phillips 66 Shuts Section of Oklahoma Panhandle Pipeline After Fire

Phillips 66 said it has shut a section of a natural gas pipeline it operates in the Oklahoma Panhandle after fire and rupture that occurred on Tuesday morning.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge to Cut 650 Jobs Amid Cost Reduction Efforts

North American energy pipeline operator Enbridge said on Tuesday it will cut its workforce by 650 jobs in a bid to cut costs.

MPLX Exceeds Q4 2023 Expectations with Surge in Pipeline Volumes

Midstream energy company MPLX on Tuesday reported higher fourth-quarter earnings, beating expectations, as its pipelines transported an increased volume of energy products.

Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Faces New Delay Due to Technical Issues

Canada's Trans Mountain said on Monday that it had run into technical issues and faces new delays as it tries to complete the final part of expanding its oil export pipeline.

Tallgrass Energy, Bridger Commence Open Season for 830-Mile Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

The open season covers the Northwest portion of the Pony Express line, connecting Bridger Pipeline's Guernsey Hub in southeast Wyoming to Pony Express' Guernsey and Sterling origin terminals in Northeast Colorado.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Set to Begin in April, Increasing Crude Flow

Canada's Trans Mountain Corp. will begin adding crude oil to its long-delayed pipeline expansion in February and expects it to start operating in early April and will ramp up to full capacity by the end of the year, an executive said on Wednesday.

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.