Pipelines

Motiva’s Port Arthur Refinery Reportedly Shuts Two CDUs After Pipeline Outage

Multiple reports on Monday afternoon indicated that the largest refinery in the United States has had to temporarily shut down two crude distillation units after a reported cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline cause an outage of operations.

Construction of Cuxtal Gas Pipeline to Boost Yucatan Economy

The start-up of the Cuxtal 1 gas pipeline represents a key infrastructure project aimed at satisfying the demand for energy in this region of Mexico, which is currently growing at twice the national average: 4.1% versus 2.6%.

18 Companies Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

Alaska Seeks to Build Natgas Pipeline from North Slope to Fairbanks

(Reuters) — Alaska wants to start on the first phase of the state's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant and pipeline project by working with a private firm seeking to build a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Fairbanks.

Michigan OKs Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel Permits

(AP) — Michigan's environmental agency said it has approved construction of an underground tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.

Agua Blanca Pipeline Expansion in Service Ahead of Schedule

WhiteWater Midstream announced that the Agua Blanca pipeline system expansion has entered commercial service.

Gas Projects in the U.S. Face Increasing Opposition in 2021

As 2021 began, a few projects in the United States quickly faced delays and challenges to their progress.

Biden Issues Order to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden revoked a necessary permit needed to construct the disputed Keystone XL Pipeline, foreshadowing a victory for U.S. landowners, Native American tribes and environmentalists in a lengthy battle spanning nearly twelve years.

Pipe-laying Vessel Started Work in Danish Waters for Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW (Reuters) — A pipe-laying vessel has started work in Danish waters ahead of the resumption of construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the consortium behind the project said on Sunday, amid pressure from the United States and European Union to halt it.

Canada’s Connacher Oil and Gas Announces Pipeline Project

Connacher Oil and Gas expects to have a 18,000 barrel per day oil pipeline from its Great Divide oil sands leases near Fort McMurray, Alberta, completed by the second half of 2022.

New Pipelines Needed to Bring Appalachia Shales Natural Gas to Gulf Coast LNG Facilities, Study Shows

The Appalachia Basin, made up of the Marcellus formations and the Utica Shale, accounted for more than 40% of the natural gas produced in the U.S. in 2020.

Canada Urges Biden Not to Cancel Keystone XL on First Day

TORONTO (AP) — Top officials in Canada want a chance to make the case for a long-disputed oil pipeline to be built amid reports President-elect Joe Biden will cancel Keystone XL on his first day.

Continued Midstream Infrastructure Development Expected After Market Rebound

The INGAA Foundation released its report North American Midstream Infrastructure – A Near Term Update Through 2025, which shows the oil and gas markets should rebound and lead to further midstream infrastructure development.

Double E Pipeline Gets FERC Approvals

Summit Midstream Partners announced that Double E Pipeline received its Notice to Proceed with construction, as well as approval of its Implementation Plan, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Energy minister pushes to diversify energy sources with 'hydrogen-ready' gas pipelines

After the EU turned down funding for natural gas energy infrastructure to focus on clean-hydrogen networks, Malta’s application for a proposed pipeline from Malta to Sicily was denied.

Calhoun Port Expanding, Connecting to Gray Oak Pipeline

Max Midstream and the Calhoun Port Authority announced that with the recent passage of the Water Resources and Development Act by Congress that expansion of the Calhoun Port will begin this year.

North America Should Have Maximum Share of Oil and Gas Trunk/Transmission Pipelines by 2024, Report Shows

North America is expected to have the maximum share of the global oil and gas trunk/transmission pipeline length by 2024, representing around 43%.

Double E Seeks Permission to Build Texas-New Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

(Reuters) — Double E Pipeline LLC has asked U.S. energy regulators for permission to start building its natural gas pipeline project in Texas and New Mexico.

German State to Create Foundation to Facilitate Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern plans to set up a foundation to facilitate the completion of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany and to fend off the threat of increased U.S. sanctions that halted work last year.

Permian Highway Pipeline in Service, Kinder Morgan Announces

Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) began full commercial in-service Jan. 1.

Two-year Plan Proposed to Undo Work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas project and restoring disturbed land.

Tellurian shelves Permian Global Access Pipeline

Earlier this month, Tellurian Inc. withdrew its application from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the planned 625-mile Permian Global Access Natural Gas Pipeline (PGAP).

Pinnacle Midstream II Plans Gathering, Compression System in Midland Basin

HOUSTON (P&GJ) — Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday said it has signed a 15-year gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement with DoublePoint Energy that anchors Pinnacle’s greenfield build of a new natural gas gathering and compression system in the Midland Basin.

Russia Restarts Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Despite U.S. Sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has resumed construction of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, laying pipes after a one-year hiatus prompted by U.S. sanctions, the pipeline operator said on Friday.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Explores Feasibility of Blending Hydrogen

Developers of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) have started feasibility studies on blending hydrogen with the natural gas the pipeline will bring in from Azerbaijan, the TAP head said.

Enbridge invests in additional solar facilities for a lower-carbon future

In an effort to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions Enbridge Inc., is developing a second solar facility in Pennsylvania to help power the Heidlersburg Compressor Station supplying the Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline.

Keystone XL Adds Contractors for U.S. Spreads

HOUSTON (P&GJ) – Six U.S. union construction companies were awarded about $1.6 billion in contracts recently to build portions of the Keystone XL pipeline. The project’s owner, TC Energy, expects the work to get underway in 2021.

Minnesota Gives Final Green Light to Line 3 Pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project.

Top Gas Utility Companies Collaborate on Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program

Southern California Gas and San Diego Electric are working together to create California's first Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program.

Corps of Engineers Grants Final Federal Permit for Enbridge Line 3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved the final federal permit for Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, bringing the project a step closer to construction.