Oil/Gas Pipelines

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.

Over $720 billion in works for natural gas pipeline projects across the globe

Currently, North America’s natural gas network includes over 400,000 km (250,000 miles) of pipeline. East Asia is projected to increase its pipeline network by over 50%. South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are projected to increase their pipeline network by 88% and a whopping 282%, respectively.

Newsline

California OKs new rules for turning wastewater into drinking water; CGA’s DIRT report correlates infrastructure investment with increased excavation damage; EIA forecasts 20 Bcf/d boost for U.S. LNG export terminals with new pipelines and more in UI's January Newsline!

Fuel theft suspected as Mexican authorities find nine bodies near pipeline

The circumstances around the deaths remained under investigation, but there were indications that fuel theft may have been involved. Mexico faces a problem with gangs that steal gasoline, diesel and natural gas from government pipelines.

Summit Carbon Solutions secures 80% right-of-way in North Dakota for carbon capture project

Summit Carbon Solutions has acquired 80% of the Right-of-Way (ROW) needed for its proposed carbon capture, transport, and storage project across North Dakota.

Canadian regulators deny FortisBC Energy’s natural gas pipeline plans

The British Columbia Utilities Commission denied FortisBC Energy Inc.’s application for its Okanagan Capacity Upgrade project, which includes the construction, installation, and operation of approximately 30 km of new natural gas pipeline.

Kinder Morgan acquires South Texas natural gas pipeline systems from NextEra Energy for $1.8 billion

Kinder Morgan, Inc. closed on its $1.815 billion acquisition of NextEra Energy Partners’ South Texas assets, which includes a set of integrated, large diameter high pressure natural gas pipeline systems that connect the Eagle Ford basin to key growing Mexico and Gulf Coast demand markets.

Federal regulators give more time to complete gas pipeline extension in Virginia, North Carolina

The builders of a proposed natural gas pipeline that will enter North Carolina from Virginia now have another 2 1/2 years to complete the project after federal regulators pushed back a deadline for the work.

Regulators report no signs of pollution after Olympic Pipeline gas spill in Washington

About 25,660 gallons (97,100 liters) of gasoline spilled after a small tube leading from the main Olympic Pipeline to a pressure-check valve failed on Sunday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release.

Montana challenges EPA rule to protect water quality certifications, foster infrastructure development

(UI) — Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and ten other state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on Dec. 5 stating that it makes "sweeping and unlawful" changes to federal regulations governing state-issued water quality certifications.

US officials want ships to anchor farther from California undersea pipelines, citing 2021 oil spill

Federal officials on Tuesday recommended increasing the distance from undersea pipelines that vessels are allowed to anchor in Southern California, citing a 2021 oil spill they said was caused by ships whose anchors were dragged across a pipeline after a storm.

Biden administration targets US oil and gas industry with new rule on methane emissions

The Biden administration on Saturday issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the U.S. oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming as President Joe Biden seeks to advance his climate legacy.

Michigan regulators approve $500 million Great Lakes tunnel for aging oil pipeline

Michigan officials approved a $500 million plan Friday to encase in a protective tunnel a portion of an aging oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel connecting two Great Lakes, leaving just one more regulatory hurdle for the contentious project.

Search underway for Main Pass pipeline leak after 1.1 million gallons of oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

As much as 1.1 million gallons of oil may have been discharged into the Gulf of Mexico from a pipeline system off Louisiana’s southeast coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday. The affected pipeline has been shut down but authorities are still trying to determine the exact location and cause of the leak.