Oil/Gas Pipelines

Illinois governor signs bill implementing two-year pause on CO2 pipeline construction

Governor JB Pritzker has signed the SAFE CCS Act, establishing new safety standards for carbon capture in Illinois and implementing a two-year pause on CO2 pipeline construction.

ONEOK to build 230-mile pipeline linking Kansas and Denver

ONEOK plans to construct a new 230-mile pipeline from Scott City, Kansas, to Denver International Airport, enhancing its refined products supply between the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast.

DeLa Express moves forward with 690-mile Permian-to-Louisiana pipeline

(UI) — DeLa Express advances its 690-mile Permian-to-Louisiana pipeline project with FERC pre-filing progress, aiming to transport natural gas from Texas to Louisiana markets.

Energy Transfer, Suncor combine to operate 5,000 miles of oil, produced water pipelines in Permian basin

Energy Transfer will serve as the operator of the joint venture and contribute its Permian crude oil and produced water gathering assets and operations. Sunoco will contribute all its Permian crude oil gathering assets and operations to the joint venture.

40-mile ADCC natural gas pipeline begins commercial service in Texas

The ADCC Pipeline entered commercial service on July 1, 2024, and is capable of providing approximately 1.7 Billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas transportation capacity to the Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility from markets on Whistler Pipeline's Agua Dulce Header in South Texas.

Enbridge to excavate pipelines for Clean Water Act compliance under proposed consent decree

The proposed Eighth Modification mandates Enbridge to investigate circumferential crack features in four pipelines, deploying specialized inspection tools and initiating a new excavation program.

Diversified expands with 500 miles of natural gas pipelines in East Texas acquisition

Diversified Energy Company has agreed to buy natural gas assets, including over 500 miles of pipelines and compression facilities, in eastern Texas from Crescent Pass Energy for $106 million.

Energy Transfer barred from blocking Williams’ natural gas pipeline, Louisianna judge rules

The ruling supports Williams' Louisiana Energy Gateway project, aimed at transporting gas from the Haynesville shale basin to the Gulf Coast. Energy Transfer, which is expanding its Gulf Run system, can still block Williams from using the open-cut method for pipeline installation.

FERC approves Transco's Texas-to-Louisiana gas pipeline project expansion

The project, estimated at $91.8 million, aims to expand the capacity of the existing Transco pipeline in Texas and Louisiana, enhancing energy infrastructure reliability and diversification along the Gulf Coast.

Iowa approves Summit Carbon Solutions’ CO2 pipeline

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) approved Summit Carbon Solutions’ base pipeline project. This comes on the heels of successful reapplication hearings for its Summit’s North Dakota pipeline permit in front of the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC).

Shell reaches FID on Polaris, Atlas carbon capture projects in Canada

CO2 emissions captured by Polaris will be sent to the Atlas Hub via an approximately 22-kilometre pipeline to two storage wells. CO2 will be stored there approximately two kilometres underground in the Basal Cambrian Sands.

Martin Midstream partners with EPA to clean up Arkansas oil pipeline spill

As of June 23, 2024, clean-up efforts have recovered approximately 1,250 barrels of crude oil and efforts are on-going under a Unified Command structure led by the EPA.

Michigan, Enbridge to battle over Line 5 oil pipeline in state court

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Enbridge waited too long to attempt to move Attorney General Dana Nessel's 2019 lawsuit to federal court. The decision reverses a prior ruling that had favored Enbridge.

Washington Watch: Pipeline customers press pricing reduction initiatives

Pipeline customers have stimulated a two-pronged political attack on interstate pipeline pricing directed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Congress.

PHMSA launches $200 million grant program to modernize aging gas pipes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is now accepting applications for nearly $200 million in grants aimed at repairing and modernizing aging natural gas pipes.

ONEOK finalizes $280 million deal for Texas-Louisiana NGL pipeline network

The system comprises of approximately 450 miles of NGL pipelines located in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast market centers for NGLs, refined products and crude oil.

Phillips 66 sells interest in 1,700-mile Rockies Express Pipeline for $1.28 billion

REX, a 1,714-mile pipeline system, is one of the largest natural gas pipelines in the United States and provides over 5 billion cubic feet per day of bi-directional natural gas transportation service between the Rockies, Appalachia and the northeastern United States.

Mountain Valley Pipeline to begin operations following FERC approval

FERC's approval follows their determination that the areas disrupted by construction have been satisfactorily stabilized and restored. Mountain Valley had requested approval to commence operations by June 11.

Kinetik finalizes sale of equity stake in Gulf Coast Express pipeline

Kinetik Holdings has completed the sale of its 16% equity interest in the Gulf Coast Express pipeline to an ArcLight Capital Partners LLC affiliate for $510 million in cash.

Energy Transfer adds 6,000-mile pipeline network to Permian portfolio with $3.25 billion WGT Midstream acquisition

6,000-mile pipeline network serves significant operators in some of the most active areas of the Midland Basin including Martin, Howard, Upton, Reagan and Irion counties.

Jindal Tubular selects Rockport Terminals for “world-scale” Texas pipeline project

The project consists of approximately 137 miles of new 48-inch- and 42-inch-diameter pipelines from a new compressor station in Kleberg County to the export facility.

Illinois Senate debates drilling carbon pipeline above aquifer supplying drinking water

Senate Bill 1289, if enacted by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, may allow a carbon pipeline to be drilled above the Mahomet Aquifer, raising concerns about potential drinking water contamination from pipeline ruptures.

Midwest Energy awarded $8.6 million for rural natural gas pipeline replacement, equipment

Midwest Energy has been awarded $8.6 million in grants for the improvement of rural natural gas infrastructure in Kansas' Barton, Russell and Ellsworth counties, and to purchase upgraded natural gas leak detection equipment.

Essential Utilities to invest $1.4 billion annually through 2028 to upgrade critical infrastructure nationwide

Essential plans to invest an expected $1.3 billion in 2024, and an annual average of approximately $1.4 billion through 2028. These strategic investments directly address the need for modernization and sustainability across Essential’s nine-state service area, ensuring compliance, reducing outages and safeguarding the environment.

ONEOK to expand NGL pipeline network on Gulf Coast with $280 million acquisition

The system comprises of approximately 450 miles of NGL pipelines located around the Houston Ship Channel, expanding a network already in place for ONEOK.

LM Energy Holdings to expand New Mexico gas pipeline system

LM has begun constructing multiple new compressor stations and approximately 70 miles of new, large-diameter, low-and-high-pressure gas pipelines, including a 27-mile, 20-inch high-pressure pipeline that will connect the company’s existing Touchdown gas gathering system to multiple gas processing facilities near Loving, New Mexico.

Court affirms FERC approvals for gas pipeline expansion in Louisiana and Mississippi

A U.S. appeals court has upheld federal endorsements for a natural gas pipeline expansion initiative in Louisiana and Mississippi, dismissing claims from environmental advocates regarding inadequate scrutiny of its environmental impact.

Enbridge selects contractors Barnard, CBNA for Great Lakes Tunnel construction

(UI) — Enbridge selects Barnard Construction Company Inc. and Civil and Building North America Inc. to construct the Great Lakes Tunnel, safeguarding Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Louisiana receives $52.7 million for natural gas infrastructure upgrades

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), announced that Louisiana has been awarded more than $52.7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Canada’s $25 billion Trans Mountain pipeline comes online after 12 years of development

This milestone is expected to alleviate pipeline constraints, boosting crude prices, GDP, and access to Asian markets. According to a press release, 70% of the expanded pipeline is already full by volume.