Oil/Gas Pipelines

CPS Energy receives $2.45 million grant to replace aging gas infrastructure

This grant, awarded under the Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization program, targets the replacement of aging local gas infrastructure, particularly focusing on over five miles of steel gas pipeline in the western area of the city.

Washington watch: Pipelines concerned about Biden EPA methane fee proposal

The proposal divides the natural gas industry into three separate baskets, each with a different equation for determining the fee. Natural gas compression facilities and gas transmission pipelines are in the same category and the fee would be assessed when emissions exceed 0.11 percent of the natural gas sent to sale “from or through” the facility.

FERC approves TC Energy's Northwest Xpress gas pipeline expansion despite opposition

TC Energy's plan to expand the capacity of its Gas Transmission Northwest Express pipeline received the green light from FERC on April 16. The project involves modifications to existing compression facilities at various locations along the 1,400-mile system.

Senator Manchin secures $2.1 million for Welch, W.Va., gas pipeline upgrade

The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will bolster the Welch Gas Cooperative Association's efforts to replace aging natural gas pipelines with more resilient ones, covering a distance of 0.67 miles.

80% of New Jersey residents support natural gas pipeline construction, report finds

An analysis of New Jersey energy demand and requirements shows that three out of four New Jersey households currently rely on natural gas for heating and 80% of New Jersey residents support the construction of natural gas pipelines that would significantly reduce overall emissions.

U.S. DOJ urges appeals court to reconsider forcing Enbridge to drain parts of Line 5 oil pipeline

In a public court filing, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asserted to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that draining parts of the Line 5 oil pipeline could violate a 1977 treaty that keeps oil flowing between the U.S. and Canada.

DeLa Express seeks FERC approval for Permian-to-Louisiana gas pipeline project

The DeLa Express project, which is poised to significantly impact the energy landscape, entails the construction of an approximately 690-mile, 42-inch diameter natural gas transportation mainline pipeline.

Judge dismisses lawsuit of injured Dakota Access pipeline protester

A federal judge in North Dakota has dismissed the excessive-force lawsuit of a New York woman who was injured in an explosion during the protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Trans Mountain completes pipe pullback for Mountain 3 HDD in Fraser Valley

Trans Mountain successfully completed the pipe pullback for the Mountain 3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) in the Fraser Valley between Hope and Chilliwack, BC.

Enbridge completes $3.1 billion sale of Alliance, Aux Sable pipelines to Pembina Pipeline Corp.

Alliance delivers liquids-rich natural gas sourced in Northeast B.C., Northwest Alberta, and the Bakken region to Chicago. Aux Sable operates NGL extraction and fractionation facilities in both Canada and the U.S., with extraction rights on Alliance, offering connectivity to key U.S. NGL hubs.

Inside infrastructure: Safety debate continues to address new, controversial subjects

Every four or five years, multiple committees in Congress undertake the responsibility of reauthorizing the nation’s pipeline safety program and the federal agency that oversees it.

Enbridge joins JV to connect Permian natural gas pipeline, storage assets to LNG, Gulf Coast projects

Enbridge Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with WhiteWater/I Squared Capital and MPLX LP to form a joint-venture that will develop, construct, own, and operate natural gas pipeline and storage assets connecting Permian Basin natural gas supply to growing LNG and U.S. Gulf Coast demand.

Summit Midstream sells Summit, Ohio natural gas gathering systems for $625 million

The Summit Utica system is a natural gas gathering system located in Belmont and Monroe counties in southeastern Ohio. Ohio Gathering comprises a natural gas gathering system located in the Utica Shale in southeastern Ohio.

Michigan attorneys, Enbridge battle in court over jurisdiction of Line 5 pipeline lawsuit

The pipeline moves 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario, passing through northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

TC Energy sells Canadian natural gas pipeline project to Nisga’a Nation, Western LNG

The transaction supports the timely advancement of the approved and permitted Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project in British Columbia and potential delivery corridor that would further unlock Canada as a secure, affordable and sustainable source of LNG.

Western sanctions impacting Russian underground infrastructure

The Russian sector of underground infrastructure construction is potentially in a serious crisis. The ever deepening shortage of funding and the lack of technologies are posing a threat for implementation of many investment projects and planned modernization of existing infrastructure.

SONATRACH and Huawei launch smart fiber sensing solution for oil and gas pipelines

Utilizing Huawei's optical fiber sensing solution and live-network service management process, the smart pipeline inspection system detects external disturbances around pipelines by capturing vibration data through accompanying optical fibers.

EQT acquires Mountain Valley Pipeline owner to become largest integrated natural gas business in U.S.

Acquiring Equitrans provides over 2,000 miles of irreplaceable pipeline infrastructure with extensive overlap and connectivity in EQT's core area of operations.

Great Lakes Tribal Nations urge Biden administration to condemn Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline

Line 5 transports up to 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids daily from western to eastern Canada, cutting across the treaty-reserved territory of Tribal Nations including the Bad River Band in Wisconsin and the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan.

Cadiz to convert California gas pipeline to carry water with $20 million loan

Cadiz anticipates project design, engineering and development of the Northern Pipeline will take place in 2024, with construction beginning in 2025 and commencement of water delivery as early as 2026.

TC Energy's Portland Natural Gas Transmission System fetches $1.14 billion in sale

TC Energy Corp. has entered into an agreement to sell its Portland Natural Gas Transmission System to BlackRock and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners for $1.14 billion.

Equitrans faces further setbacks and increased costs with Mountain Valley gas pipeline

Equitrans Midstream has announced a setback in the timeline for the completion of its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline, stretching the estimated finish from the first quarter to the second quarter.

Cross-border pipeline to Mexico LNG plant receives U.S. regulatory approval

U.S. regulators have granted approval for a cross-border pipeline, facilitating the export of approximately 2.8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Texas to the Mexico Pacific's Saguaro LNG export facility on Mexico's western coastline.

North Dakota sues federal government for costs associated with Dakota Access Pipeline protests

The pipeline has been transporting oil since June 2017. Many state government officials and industry leaders support the pipeline as crucial infrastructure in the major oil-producing state.

Court upholds Mountain Valley Pipeline eminent domain challenge dismissal despite recent legal shift

A federal appeals court has once again dismissed a challenge brought by landowners against the Mountain Valley Pipeline's utilization of eminent domain.

Enbridge appeals to vacate order that would shut down portions of pipeline in Wisconsin

About 12 miles of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline runs across the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation. The company contends that U.S. District Judge William Conley improperly ordered Enbridge last summer to shut down a section of the pipeline on the reservation within three years.

Silver Hill Energy Partners acquires Bakken midstream infrastructure assets from Liberty Resources II

The acquisition includes an integrated midstream system with approximately 33 miles of gas gathering lines and 22 miles of water gathering lines.

Trans Mountain faces new delays, technical challenges in Mountain 3 HDD pipeline pullback

Trans Mountain faces new delays in the completion of its oil export pipeline expansion, specifically during the pipeline pullback for the Mountain 3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) from January 25 to 27, 2024.

CorEnergy sells interstate natural gas pipeline system to Spire Midstream from $175 million

The MoGas System is an interstate natural gas transmission and distribution system provides service to markets in Missouri and Illinois.

Officials respond to pipeline leak releasing unknown amount of gas in Alaska's North Slope

Officials in Alaska are responding to a pipeline leak on the Point Thomson gas field that resulted in a release of a still-unknown amount of liquid natural gas condensate.