Pipelines

CIPP rehabilitation of pressurized pipelines

It is well known that CIPP has been around for over 50 years, primarily being used to rehabilitate gravity sewer pipelines. In the 1980s CIPP was introduced for low pressure sewer applications, and late in the 1990s began to emerge for water main and higher-pressure force main rehabilitations.

Trenchers: Unsung hero of utility installation

Trenching, with its versatility and adaptability, remains a vital method for utility installation across various terrains and conditions. The wide array of trenching machines and attachments available today allows for efficient and effective utility installations, from small residential projects to large-scale industrial applications.

Mott, North Dakota, secures $2.85 million for water and sewer system updates

The city will use the funds to replace vitrified clay-tile pipe and asbestos cement pipe sewer mains that were installed between the 1920s and 1960s and are beyond their operational life.

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.

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.

Colorado’s Larimer County commissioners greenlight Thornton water pipeline project

On May 8, Larimer County commissioners unanimously granted approval for Thornton City's 10-mile pipeline project, marking a breakthrough after years of contentious debate and legal battles.

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.

Delaware secures $28 million to replace lead pipes in bipartisan infrastructure effort

Delaware's water infrastructure is getting a major boost with a $28.65 million award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify and replace lead pipes across the state.

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.

Pro-Vac strengthens Texas presence with Hydromax acquisition

(UI) — Pro-Vac, a leading provider of essential underground infrastructure services, announced that it has acquired Hydromax, a leading provider of hydro excavation services in South Texas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Biden-Harris administration allocates $7 million for water pipeline in Utah

The Ash Creek project, located in Toquerville, Utah, is set to receive approximately $7 million for the construction of a crucial water pipeline linking the Ash Creek Reservoir to the Chief Toquer Reservoir.

SA Water tests successful trenchless pipeline repair technique

SA Water undertook a trial of trenchless technology, a first in the metropolitan sewer network, to address issues with a sewer pipe running beneath the popular trade hub.

Matador Resources expands infrastructure with new gas pipeline connections in Permian Basin

Matador Resources Company has announced the successful completion of natural gas pipeline connections between Pronto Midstream and San Mateo and between Pronto Midstream and Matador’s acreage obtained in the Advance acquisition.

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.

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.

Leander, Texas, water treatment plant undergoes shutdown for underwater pipeline repairs

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) water treatment plant was shut down Monday morning for necessary repairs to replace approximately 1,400 feet of underwater pipeline. Scheduled intensive construction work on the pipeline is set to commence Wednesday, Feb. 28.

HDD Reunion, Hall of Fame celebration to be held at UIC

The biannual Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Reunion and HDD Hall of Fame celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in conjunction with the Underground Infrastructure Conference (UIC).

North America 2024 Pipeline Construction Outlook: New LNG Terminals Lead Call for More Pipelines

It comes as little surprise to those in midstream that during the past year, we have continued to see LNG initiatives garner more attention than pipeline projects. However, terminal construction drives new pipeline construction.

ExxonMobil, EnLink Midstream explore CCS pipeline transportation opportunities along Gulf Coast

"EnLink is fast becoming a leader in providing safe, low-cost CO2 pipeline transportation services, and we're excited to expand the discussion with ExxonMobil to additional high-emitting Gulf Coast areas," said Jesse Arenivas, EnLink Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Avista Utilities to replace Oregon natural gas pipeline as part of 20-year infrastructure program

The pipe replacement is part of Avista's 20-year natural gas replacement program that began in 2012. The program focuses on replacing Aldyl-A pipe that is 1.25 inches to 4 inches in diameter and was installed before Jan. 1, 1987, or manufactured before January 1985. Replacement is required for natural gas utilities across the country.

Pipeline industry veteran Mark Roberts passes away at 75

Louisiana Pipeliners Association founder Mark Roberts was active in the pipeline industry for 25 years with near perfect attendance. Under his leadership, the Association raised and awarded over $2 million in scholarships to hundreds of students since its founding.