Projects

At a Natural Gas Europe and IPM conference in Vienna, Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria agreed on a forum to coordinate energy policies to increase prosperity.

A leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian on July 1, forcing the evacuation of nearly 20,000 residents. According to press reports, the pipeline was damaged by construction work, allowing oil to flow into a sewage pipe, and catch fire. No deaths or injuries were reported. However, China National Petroleum Corp. reported 20,000 nearby residents had to be evacuated.

The 26th World Gas Conference is coming to Paris, France June 1-5, 2015. The International Gas Union (IGU) coordination committee is accepting abstract submissions for inclusion in the official conference program until Sept 1.

Peru has awarded the Brazilian builder Odebrecht and Spanish gas grid operator Enagás the construction and subsequent operation and maintenance contract of the Peruvian South Pipeline Project. The 1,000-km pipeline will run from the Peruvian jungle to the southern coastal city of Moquegua.

The sixth edition of pipeline repair and rehabilitation conference series from Clarion and Tiratsoo Technical Conferences, Fixing Pipeline Problems, will again be held in Berlin Oct. 21-24, 2014 at the Estel Hotel.

Enbridge Inc. announced that pursuant to the Joint Review Panel's (JRP) recommendation, the Northern Gateway Project has received Governor in Council (GIC) approval by the Canadian federal government. The JRP's recommendation was subject to 209 conditions.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gas Systems says it's offering landowners who have not reached an agreement with the company over easements for a natural gas pipeline in Addison County the chance to negotiate through a third party mediator.

Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. will expand its South Texas crude oil pipeline system by installing an additional 24-mile pipeline in San Patricio County. The new pipeline will have an expected initial capacity of 200,000 bpd.

UGI Energy Services announced a further expansion of its Auburn Gathering System in Pennsylvania with construction of a 9-mile, 24-inch pipeline from Susquehanna County to the Manning Compressor Station in Wyoming County, along with additional compression to be installed at Manning.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Columbia Pipeline Group is planning a $1.75 billion project that includes laying 160 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Ohio.

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