Projects

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.

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.

Global Partners LP has entered into an agreement with Meadowlark Midstream Company LLC whereby Meadowlark will build, own and operate new a crude oil transportation system.

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, held a non-binding open season for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project which would connect Marcellus and Utica natural gas supply to markets in the Southeast. The companies signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to construct and own the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, proposes to develop a natural gas pipeline from northeast British Columbia to the west coast of British Columbia to serve export markets.

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