Construction

Talos Energy to Seek Approvals for Several Carbon-Capture Projects

Talos is developing plans to build carbon capture projects along the Texas and Louisiana coasts as energy businesses seek to lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

USW, Marathon Agree to Set 4-Year Pattern for Oil Sector Bargaining

The agreement will impact over 30,000 oil refinery, petrochemical plant, pipeline and terminal employees in more than 200 USW represented bargaining units.

Shell to End Involvement with Nord Stream 2 Following Ukraine Invasion

Shell will also end its relationship with the flagship Sakhalin 2 LNG plant in which it holds a 27.5% stake, and which is 50% owned and operated by Russian gas giant Gazprom.

Frontier-Kemper to Construct Tunnel for Eagle Mountain - Woodfibre Gas Pipeline

Pre-construction activities, including design, procurement and construction planning, are expected to commence in March 2022 with construction anticipated to begin in early 2023.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

US Slaps Sanctions on Company Building Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the United States would impose sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.

Argentina Launches Tender to Build New Vaca Muerta Gas Pipeline

Argentina's government launched a tender on Wednesday for the construction of the first stage of a new natural gas pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale formation.

Dakota Access Pipeline Suffers US Supreme Court Setback

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid led by Dakota Access Pipeline operator Energy Transfer to avoid additional environmental review of a section that runs under an artificial lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, leaving the pipeline vulnerable to being shut down.

NextEra Takes $800 Million Charge for Mountain Valley Pipeline

A unit of NextEra Energy recorded an $800 million impairment charge in the first quarter as the U.S. renewable energy company re-evaluates its investment in the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline.

North Dakota System Wins PPI Project of the Year Honors

In May 2021, the application and complexity of the piping system was named Project of the Year by the Energy Piping System Division of the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.

Government Condemns Attack on Coastal GasLink Pipeline Work Camp

The Canadian government on Friday condemned an attack on a Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in northern British Columbia, in which police said assailants brandishing axes threatened workers and damaged equipment.

Energy Transfer Eyes Permian Gas Pipeline, Starts Gulf Run Construction

Energy Transfer has joined at least two other companies looking to build the next pipeline to transport growing natural gas production from the Permian Basin to export hubs on the Gulf Coast.

Regional Pact Puts Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Back on Track

Niger, Algeria and Nigeria have signed an agreement that will see development resume on the $13 billion Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project.

Mariner East Pipeline System Construction Complete, Commissioning in Progress

After numerous delays and environment-related issues, Energy Transfer expects its Mariner East pipeline system to be fully completed in the first quarter of this year.

Editor's Notebook - Replacing Pipelines in California

Plains All American’s application to build a replacement pipeline in California is entering a critical phase this year, as the state’s potential as a location for fuel infrastructure increasingly comes in conflict with efforts to curb climate change.

Venture Global Gets OK on 4th LNG Block at Louisiana Calcasieu Plant

U.S. LNG company Venture Global LNG received permission on Tuesday from federal energy regulators to commission the fourth liquefaction block at the company's Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana.

Cheniere Announces Substantial Completion of Sabine Pass Train 6

Cheniere Energy Partners on Monday announced substantial completion of its sixth liquefaction train at Sabine Pass and said construction partner Bechtel has handed over the project after its commissioning was complete.

US Court Vacates Federal Permit for Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline

Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners LLC said the loss of the permit likely means "completion of the pipeline this calendar year now looks unlikely."

MVP Preparing to Weld Final 20 Miles, Targeting Summer 2022 In-Service Date

The total project work for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is nearly 94% complete, and on track for a summer startup after state agencies approved construction permits last month.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2022: Amid Some Positive Indicators, New Projects Limited

Oil and natural gas prices climbed higher in 2021, prompting increased drilling and production among mostly independent producers in some regions, but a host of political and COVID-related economic concerns kept markets on edge and highly reactive for much of the year.

Projects January 2022

GIPL Pipeline Construction Nears Completion, Ironwood Midstream Expanding in South Texas’ Eagle Ford, Dakota Natural Gas Expanding Access with Pipeline Project, and more.

Infrastructure Bill Lavishes $44 Billion in New Money on Water Construction

Congress dropped a load of new funding for drinking water and sewer construction in the IIJA, which is meant to be over and above what the appropriations committees will provide annually for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF), which typically get between $1 billion and $2 billion a year.

US Voices Misgivings on EastMed Gas Pipeline, Greek Officials Say

The United States has expressed misgivings on a subsea pipeline designed to supply Europe with natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean.

Nord Stream 2 Go-Ahead Could Come in Mid-2022 - Uniper CEO

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is to transport Russian gas to Germany, could get approved in the middle of the year.

Archaea Energy Announces Startup of Assai Renewable Natural Gas Facility

Archaea Energy Inc. announced the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports.

Biden Administration Offers $1 Billion Loan Guarantee for Hydrogen Project

The Biden administration said it has offered Monolith Nebraska LLC a conditional loan guarantee up to $1.04 billion for a project to make clean hydrogen, in its first use of an office that has tens of billions of dollars in financing.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project More Than Halfway Complete

Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project is more than 57% complete overall, and more than 46% of the construction is finished, according to its monthly construction update.

Enterprise Completes Expansion of Acadian Natural Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products Partners recently started commercial service on its new Gillis Lateral pipeline and associated expansion of its Acadian Haynesville Extension system to serve the growing LNG market on the Gulf Coast.

Va. Regulators Approve MVP Stream-Crossing Permit

After a series of setbacks, the Virginia State Water Control Board approved a necessary stream-crossing permit for the embattled Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).