Pipelines

North Dakota landowners battle over 2,000-mile underground pipeline project

North Dakota landowners testified for and against a carbon capture company’s use of eminent domain Friday, as Summit Carbon Solutions moves forward in constructing a massive underground system of carbon dioxide pipelines spanning 2,000 miles across several states and under hundreds of people’s homes and farms in the Midwest.

NA Pipeline Construction Outlook

(UI) — Seldom has a new year arrived with the degree of supply and demand uncertainty facing global energy markets at the start of 2023. Months of soaring oil and natural gas prices gave way in late 2022 as oil demand projections softened on recessionary fears and Europe’s months-long buying spree filled its natural gas storage levels to near capacity.

Nevada water authority approves $70 million for water projects, pipeline system

(UI) — More than $70 million in water projects were approved by the Southern Nevada Water Authority on Jan. 19, with roughly half going toward pipelines that North Las Vegas city officials hope will boost economic growth at Apex Industrial Park.

Fuel leak in Virginia shuts down part of Colonial Pipeline

A diesel fuel leak in Virginia shut down part of the Colonial Pipeline, the nation's largest fuel pipeline, which supplies roughly half the fuel consumed on the East Coast, but it is expected to restart Saturday, the company said.

Regulators OK reopening of Kansas pipeline segment

The operator of a pipeline that spilled about 14,000 bathtubs' worth of heavy crude oil into a northeastern Kansas creek said Friday that it has permission from U.S. government regulators to reopen the repaired segment where the rupture occurred.

Damaged section of Keystone pipeline to be examined following explosion

(UC) — TC Energy has until early March, or 90 days after PHMSA issued a corrective action order, to complete the metallurgical test in order to determine the primary factors that contributed to the line's failure.

Northwest Pipe Company to manufacture engineered steel pipe for water project in San Diego

(UC) — Northwest Pipe Company has been selected to manufacture over 4,860 tons of engineered steel pipe with cement mortar lining and a tape wrap coating with a cement mortar overcoat for San Diego's Pure Water Program. The project primarily consists of over six and a half miles of parallel 30 and 48-inch pipelines.

Washington Watch: FERC Rejects Environmental Concerns About Gas Pipeline Projects

(UC) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to dispatch environmental objections to pipeline projects. Even Chairman Richard Glick, who had originally made reducing greenhouse gas emissions his guiding light, is turning a deaf ear.

Brown and Caldwell to design the replacement of critical Southern California water pipeline

(UC) — The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has selected environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell to design a sectional replacement of the Rialto Feeder, a critical Southern California water supply pipeline.

Rehab Technology: Tips for Using Bypass Pipe Plugs for Sewage Bypass

(UI) — Pipe plugs are designed to perform three essential functions: blocking a pipeline, conducting an air test in a pipeline, and bypassing effluent in an active pipeline. Blocking a pipeline becomes necessary during new installation or maintenance, when effluent needs to be temporarily stopped or a new pipe is air tested for leaks.

XRI begins construction of water pipeline system in Permian Basin

(UI) — The 230-mile Evolution Pipeline system will be capable of recycling and managing more than 500,000 barrels of produced water per day from producers in Midland, Glasscock, Reagan, and Upton counties. It is expected to be fully operational in 2023.

Northwest Pipe Company introduces radial bending joint technology for steel pipe microtunneling

(UI) — Northwest Pipe Co., a leading manufacturer of water-related infrastructure including engineered pipeline systems and precast products, has developed the Permalok Radial Bending Joint that enables steel pipe to be installed in a curved radius in microtunneling applications.

Idaho Water Board approves $14.1 million loan for aquifer recharge project

(WO) – The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved a $14.1 million loan to the Raft River Recharge Group on Nov. 25 to help finance the construction of a pump station on the Snake River, a 13-mile pipeline and recharge basins to add water to a declining aquifer in an existing critical ground water management area.

Southland wins $59 million contract to construct water pipeline in New Mexico

(UC) — Southland Holdings LLC has been awarded a $59 million contract to construct a water pipeline project for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. The scope of work includes constructing approximately 15 miles of water pipeline in Clovis, New Mexico.

Northwest Pipe Company to manufacture engineered steel pressure Texas pipeline project

(UC) — Northwest Pipe Co. has been selected by S.J. Louis Construction and Alliance Regional Water Authority to produce engineered steel pressure pipe for Alliance Regional Water Authority Phase 1B-Segment D. Phase 1B is the second and largest phase of construction for this major water infrastructure project that will deliver approximately 5,500 acre-feet of water per year across Central Texas.

Public utility to pipe water to residents of 'Gasland' town

A new water line will deliver something that residents of a rural Pennsylvania community have gone without for the last 14 years — a clean, reliable supply of drinking water — after a public utility on Tuesday released the first details of a plan to mitigate the damage that a gas driller is charged with causing.

Oregon granted $6.6 million in funding for water projects

(UC) — The Oregon Water Resources Control Board awarded $6.6 million to two irrigation efficiency projects, an aquifer recharge plan, and additional funding for a grant that had already been authorized, the Capital Press reported.

US military finishes draining Pearl Harbor fuel pipelines

The U.S. military said it's finished draining three pipelines connecting Pearl Harbor to a fuel storage facility that last year spilled jet fuel into the military installation's tap water and sickened 6,000 people.

GF Piping Systems expands Stress Less Pipe Support System

(UC) — GF Piping Systems has expanded the size offerings of its Stress Less Pipe Support System, a system specifically designed for the needs of plastic piping.

Federal judge says new plans for pipeline fails to address water pollution concerns

(UC) — A federal circuit court judge ruled last week that West Virginia regulators have not fully explained how permissions for the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction have been altered to minimize future water pollution.

July 2021 pipeline break leaked 714,000 gallons of wastewater, not 36,000

A wastewater spill from a pipeline break last year in the northwestern North Dakota oil patch was 20 times greater than first reported, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.

Plastic Pipes Institute introduces free online Conduit Design Calculator

Plastic Pipes Institute introduced a free online calculator that allows you to input your project details and tells you the safe wall thickness for your intended installation.

GF Piping releases ductile iron fitting product LOKX System

GF Piping Systems has introduced its proprietary LOKX System, a ductile iron push-on style fitting designed specifically for use with C900 PVC and CIOD HDPE pipe in buried applications.

Illinois firm settles for $2.5 million in 2017 fatal pipeline construction explosion case

An Illinois company has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle safety charges from an explosion that killed three welders and injured seven at a Louisiana containerboard mill in 2017, as well as other alleged safety violations.

Water restrictions lifted in LA County after pipeline repair

Water officials lifted a temporary ban on outdoor watering in parts of Los Angeles County after emergency repairs were completed on a pipeline that brings Colorado River water to Southern California.

Judge: Pipeline can operate on Indian reservation amid reroute work

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge in 2019 demanding it remove the section of line that runs across the tribe's reservation in Ashland County. The tribe is concerned the pipeline could rupture and contaminate its drinking water.

Court upholds block on 72-mile pipeline, halting 40 million gallons of water to Colorado residents

(UC) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld Larimer County’s decision to deny the permit tied to the construction of a 72-mile pipeline meant to funnel water from the Cache La Poudre River to residents in Denver, Colorado, the Denver Post reported last week.

Pipe repair forces ban on watering in some LA County areas

A 15-day ban on outdoor watering went into effect Tuesday in parts of Los Angeles County so that repairs can be made to a major pipeline that delivers Colorado River water to seven cities and four local water districts.

Water pipeline repair requires ban on LA County outdoor watering

The pipeline, called the Upper Feeder, will be shut down Sept. 6-20. A leak was discovered in April and a temporary fix was put in place while Metropolitan fabricated parts for a longer-term repair.

Cities unable to access underground lead pipes to miss out on funding for upgrades

In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground, so that means as billions of dollars in new federal funding becomes available to address the problem, some places are in a better position than others to quickly apply for funds and start digging.