Pipeline

Enbridge Picks Contractors for Great Lakes Tunnel Project, Securing Line 5 Pipeline Route

Enbridge has chosen contractors for its Great Lakes Tunnel Project, a move designed to secure the pathway for its Line 5 pipeline. The project aims to enhance safety by placing the pipeline deep below the Straits of Mackinac, mitigating environmental risks.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

Equitrans Raises Cost Estimate for Mountain Valley Gas Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream Corp. said on Tuesday it expects to complete the construction and final commissioning activities on its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by the end of May at an estimated cost of $7.85 billion.

Reliance Makes First Canadian Crude Purchase from Trans Mountain Pipeline, Sources Say

Reliance Industries has bought 2 million barrels of Canadian crude from Shell for July delivery, marking the Indian refiner's first oil purchase from Canada's new Trans Mountain pipeline, trade sources said.

Louisiana Secures $52.7 Million for Pipeline Construction and Natural Gas Infrastructure

The funds, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will support pipeline construction projects across various districts, replacing aging infrastructure and acquiring methane leak detection equipment.

Gassco, Gascade to Establish New Hydrogen Pipeline Route Between Norway and Germany

GASCADE and GASSCO have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a hydrogen transport route between Germany and Norway, facilitating hydrogen transportation via pipeline in the North Sea.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Set to Commence Partial Operation: What Lies Ahead?

Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) is set to enter partial operation on May 1, years behind schedule and at more than four times the original cost - but with the potential to affect oil flows even outside North America.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

Uncertainty Clouds EastMed Gas Pipeline Project Timeline, Stakeholders Say

The timeline for a proposed 1,240-mile subsea pipeline connecting East Mediterranean gas reserves to Greece via Cyprus and Crete remains uncertain as stakeholders are reviewing its economic feasibility, delegates from Cyprus and the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) said.

Pipeline Projects Seen as Unlikely to Involve Western-Based Companies

(P&GJ) – Inside China, there are numerous large-scale oil and gas pipeline projects that are being built, are currently in the planning stages or have been proposed. Some of these have huge potential significance, and the situation has certainly caught the attention of Western-based companies, which hope to supply equipment, technology or services to one or more of the projects.

Trans Mountain Expansion Requires Six More Leave-to-Open Permits, Says Regulator

The Canada Energy Regulator has six leave-to-open applications left to consider for the 590,000 barrel-per-day Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, a CER spokesperson said on Friday.

ABL Completes German Subsea Pipeline Installation Project

(P&GJ) — Energy consultancy ABL finalized its marine warranty survey scope in connection with the installation of Germany’s OAL subsea pipeline, with the first gas feed-in expected shortly.

Baker Hughes Wins Contract for Huge Aramco Gas Expansion Project

Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes said on Tuesday it has received an order to supply equipment for the third phase of oil giant Aramco's gas network expansion project in Saudi Arabia.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Requests In-Service Approval as Completion Nears

(P&GJ) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline is on the verge of completion, with the company seeking federal approval to commence operations. Although some final touches are pending, the company has submitted a request to FERC to expedite the process and issue an order by May 23.

Projects April 2024

U.S. regulators approve Mexico Pacific’s Saguaro Connector pipeline; EU approves $4.9 billion German state funds for hydrogen projects; Tallgrass, Bridger begin open season for Pony Express expansion; and more!

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Pipeline Industry Concerned About Methane Fee Proposal

Natural Gas industry groups are asking Congress to cancel the methane emissions fee, which goes into effect in March 2025, based on emissions in 2024.

Trans Mountain Oil Shippers Raise Concerns About Risk of Delay to Full Service

Some shippers on Canada's Trans Mountain expansion project are raising concerns that the long-delayed oil pipeline will not be fully in service by its projected start date of May 1, according to a letter to the Canada Energy Regulator on Tuesday.

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Remains Stalled Under Cloud of Sanctions

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Pakistan this week put the spotlight on a major gas pipeline deal between the two neighbors which has faced delays due to geopolitical issues and international sanctions.

A Northern Light: Bullish Talk as Major Projects Now in Home Stretch

(P&GJ) – Kevin Neveu, a seasoned Canadian oil and natural gas senior executive, remains optimistic about the energy markets in the north despite global uncertainties in 2024. His positivity stems from the imminent completion of two major transmission pipeline projects in western Canada – Coastal GasLink gas pipeline and Trans Mountain oil pipeline – expected before year-end.

Clean Energy's RNG Facility in South Dakota Now Supplying Pipeline-Quality Gas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at Victory Farms Dairy in Revillo, South Dakota, has successfully completed construction and is injecting pipeline quality RNG into the interstate natural gas infrastructure.

Selection of Material for Hydrogen Services

(P&GJ) — The use of the existing natural gas transportation pipelines for hydrogen gas is an essential strategy to reduce the investment required for hydrogen distribution. However, the existing gas transmission pipelines are generally comprised of steels that are susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.

Editor’s Notebook: Few Winners in Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Fallout

Increasingly frustrated by impasses regionally, the eight member companies of the Association of the Petroleum Industry of Kurdistan (APIKUR) have gone so far as requesting that two U.S. lawmakers exert pressure on Iraq to reopen the Iraqi-Türkiye pipeline.

MidOcean Energy Acquires 20% Stake in Peru's First LNG Export Facility

PLNG's assets encompass a natural gas liquefaction plant boasting a processing capacity of 4.45 MTPA, along with a fully-owned 254-mile (408 km) pipeline capable of handling 1,290 MMcf/d.

TC Energy's NGTL Pipeline Resumes Normal Operations After Fire in Alberta

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture last week prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line, TC said in a statement on Monday.

Japan Looks at Developing Domestic Pipelines Sector

(P&GJ) – The government of Japan will create conditions for the development of a domestic pipelines sector in years to come. It will take place through the stimulation of building new gas and other pipelines throughout the country.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Resumes Operations Following Damage

A Baltic Sea gas pipeline that was torn apart last year in an incident still under police investigation has resumed commercial operation as planned after months of repair, operator Gasgrid Finland said on Monday.

TC Energy Receives FERC Approval for Northwest Xpress Gas Pipeline Expansion Despite Opposition

(P&GJ) — TC Energy's plan to expand the capacity of its Gas Transmission Northwest Express pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) received the green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 16.

First Tanker Arrives at Troubled Freeport LNG Export Plant After 11-Day Hiatus

The first liquefied natural gas tanker to dock at Freeport LNG's gas liquefaction plant in 11 days arrived on Saturday, vessel tracking data from financial firm LSEG showed.

FBI Warns of Chinese Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure, Including 23 Pipeline Operators

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting "for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Thursday.