Pipeline Construction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NGL Energy Partners unveils major boost to water infrastructure with LEX II pipeline expansion

The expansion encompasses the construction of a 27-mile, 30-inch diameter produced water pipeline.


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!

San Diego begins installation of new pure water pipeline at Miramar Reservoir

Completion of the 1-mile branched pipeline along the Miramar Reservoir bed includes pipeline assembly on shore before the pipe is loaded onto barges and permanently installed underwater. Over 1,100 feet of tunneling to reach the reservoir was completed earlier this year, and work is now underway to complete construction of the pipeline at the reservoir.

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.

Federal appeals court upholds judge’s dismissal of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters’ lawsuit

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal judge’s 2021 decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline, who alleged law enforcement officers used excessive force during a clash in 2016.

TC Energy secures FERC nod for pipeline expansion project in Virginia

Columbia Gas Transmission's Virginia Reliability Project (VRP) represents a strategic expansion project designed to replace two segments of the existing pipeline system, ensuring a continual and abundant supply of natural gas.

Stantec initiates final design phase for $100 million section of Florida water pipeline

(UI) — Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has kicked off the final design phase of Segment B for the South Hillsborough Pipeline with longtime client Tampa Bay Water.

Navigator cancels proposed Midwestern CO2 pipeline, citing ‘unpredictable’ regulatory processes

A company on Friday said it would cancel its plans for a 1,300-mile (2,092-km) pipeline across five Midwestern states that would have gathered carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol plants and buried the gas deep underground.

Feds OK gas pipeline expansion in Pacific Northwest over environmentalist protests

The 1,377-mile (2,216-km) pipeline will run from the Canadian border through a corner of Idaho and into Washington state and Oregon, connecting with a pipeline going into California.

Biden administration wants to count downstream GHG emissions when FERC considers pipeline, power projects

(UI) — The President Biden administration announced its latest effort to throw a wrench in pipeline construction. The Biden Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) wants to rollback Trump administration pro-pipeline changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Extended reprieve for New Orleans water systems as saltwater intrusion slows

Authorities said that saltwater inching up the Mississippi River is progressing more slowly than projected, meaning water systems in the greater New Orleans area that draw drinking water from the river have additional weeks to prepare.

HDD mud spills force authorities to halt wastewater pipeline construction in NY’s Genesee County

(UI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has stopped construction of a wastewater pipeline in New York's Genesee County due to multiple incidents of drilling fluid spills in a protected wetland.

New Orleans aims to secure fresh water with $120-$200 million pipeline project

(UI) — While not yet finalized, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board recently briefed city council members, outlining plans for a 10-12-mile-long pipeline. This pipeline would facilitate the withdrawal of water from a location north of Kenner, situated above the encroaching saltwater wedge.

North Dakota panel will reconsider denying permit for Summit CO2 pipeline

North Dakota utility regulators, in an unusual move, granted a request to reconsider their denial of a key permit for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline.

Biden restores states' and tribes' authority over waterways, including gas pipelines

The rule, which takes effect in November, reverses a Trump-era action that limited the ability of states and tribes to review pipelines, dams and other federally regulated projects within their borders.

South Dakota panel denies application for CO2 pipeline; Summit to refile for permit

South Dakota regulators on Monday rejected a permit application for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline through the state, dealing a fresh setback to the company behind the multistate project after North Dakota refused a siting permit for another leg there.