Projects

Opposition Team Criticizes Enbridge Plans for Line 5 Tunnel

Experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards.

Atlantic Bridge Gas Compressor Station gets U.S. Approval

U.S. regulators have given Enbridge final approval to put its Weymouth natural gas compressor station in service.

Max Midstream Acquires Seahawk Pipeline and Terminal with Plans to Expand

Max Midstream acquired the Seahawk Pipeline and Terminal at the Port of Calhoun in Texas with ambitious plans for a new pipeline to deliver Eagle Ford and Permian crude to an expanded port.

Ingleside Pipeline Begins Shipping to Moda's Ingleside Energy Center

Harvest Midstream announced the successful commissioning of two connections between Harvest’s Ingleside Pipeline and Moda Midstream.

Mountain Valley Seeks U.S. Approval to Resume Pipeline Construction

Mountain Valley Pipeline asked federal regulators for permission to resume construction on the $5.4-$5.7 billion pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia by Sept. 25.

Top Shipping Insurance Group Will Not Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2

The world's largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.

Port Arthur Pipeline Announces Binding Open Season for Additional Capacity on Texas Connector Project

A component of Sempra LNG has launched an open season to solicit interest for capacity on a proposed pipeline to connect its proposed Port Arthur LNG facility to connecting pipelines and transport hubs.

MPLX Announces Binding Open Season, Expansion of SLC Pipeline System

Marathon Petroleum's midstream division has launched a binding open season for a proposed expansion of its SLC Pipeline System.

PowerChina Eyes Rail Project to Transport Oil and Gas From Argentina's Vaca Muerta

Chinese energy firm PowerChina is in talks to finance a rail project to transport oil and gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to the port city of Bahia Blanca,

Petrobras on Track to Expand Rio LNG Import Capacity

Brazilian state-owned oil energy firm Petrobras said the company is on track to expand import capacity at its Rio LNG facility by 50%,.

Russian Ship Sails for Nord Stream 2 Supply Base in Germany

Recent tracking data showed a Russian ship heading towards the German base of Nord Stream 2 pipeline project as the Kremlin seeks to push forward with the project.

Nearly $14 Billion Ready to Invest in Post-COVID Economic Recovery — Report

A new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance details nearly $14 billion worth of economic activity is being threatened by delays, obstructions and cancellations of pipeline infrastructure projects.

Germany Offered to Build LNG Terminals to Avert U.S. Pipeline Sanctions - Die Zeit

A new report from a German newspaper says that the country told the U.S. it would spend $1.2 billion to build two LNG terminals in exchange for not imposing sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Argentina Pitches Pipeline to Brazil for Vaca Muerta Shale Gas

Officials in Argentina are planning to propose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project with Brazil to carry shale gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to Brazil's gas distribution market.

Pennsylvania Orders Sunoco to Reroute Section of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

Environmental regulators in Pennsylvania have ordered Sunoco Pipeline, a unit of Energy Transfer, to reroute a section of the company's Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline.

Glenfarne Seeks 5 More Years to Build Louisiana Magnolia LNG Export Plant

Glenfarne Group and Kinder Morgan have asked U.S. energy regulators for an additional five years to build the Magnolia LNG export facility and accompanying pipeline expansion.

German State Leader Says Nord Stream 2 Should not be Used to Punish Russia

The leader of the German state where the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is to come onshore has said the pipeline should not be used as punishment against the Kremlin for the poisoning of a ciritc of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Uganda, Tanzania Sign Agreement for Pipeline Construction

Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement to build a crude oil export pipeline to carry Ugandan oil to an export facility in Tanzania.

Energy Transfer Expects Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion Operational by Late 2021

Energy Transfer told investors on Tuesday that it expects the expansion of its embattled Dakota Access oil pipeline to be operational by the end of next year.

Enterprise Abandons Texas Pipeline Project as Oil Prices Remain Weak

Enterprise Products announced on Wednesday it is canceling its $1.1 billion Midland-Houston oil pipeline due to the collapse in oil prices from the coronavirus pandemic.

Equitrans on Track to Finish Mountain Valley Pipeline in Early 2021

Equitans Midstream said on Tuesday that it remains on track to finish its nearly $6 billion Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline by early 2021.

Projects

  Poland Fines Gazprom $57 Million Over Nord Stream 2 Poland’s antimonopoly watchdog UOKiK (Office of Competition and Consumer Protection) fined Gazprom $57 million for lack of cooperation in its proceedings with regard to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.  Poland sees Nord Stream 2, which woul..

Yesterday and Today: Installing a Pipeline Across the World’s Busiest Shipping Channel

Pipeline construction veteran Joe Pikas recalls a 50-year-old offshore construction project that highlights the differences between how engineering goals were met in the past, and how they are met today.

Permian Enters Uncharted Waters in Better Shape than Most Regions

With the Coronavirus crisis and its effect on upstream operations putting a damper on all segments of the midstream sector, some major projects in the Permian Basin appear to be moving forward, albeit at a slower and far more cautious pace.

Anatomy of Frustration: Atlantic Coast and Dakota Access Pipelines

In early July, the U.S. pipeline industry faced down a one-two punch as the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled and a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down.

And Our Readers Say …

A recent survey of Pipeline & Gas Journal readers showed a clear majority of respondents believe the lingering effects of the coronavirus and recent developments concerning Dakota Access and Atlantic Coast pipelines have dealt a serious one-two punch to midstream businesses.

Underwater: Australia's Oil Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

A discovery of ancient artifacts near a planned pipeline route off Australia's west coast has opened new challenges for energy companies to conserve indigenous heritage.

Merkel Doesn't Rule Out Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out imposing sanctions on a pipeline set to bring Russian gas to Germany in response to the suspected poisoning of a Kremlin critic with a Soviet-style nerve agent, her chief spokesman said on Monday.

Michels Corporation Selected by TC Energy to Build Facilities on Keystone XL

Michels has been selected by TC Energy to build several pump stations along the Keystone XL pipeline.

Germany Pressed to Rethink Nord Stream 2 Pipeline After Navalny Poisoning

The German government is feeling pressure to dampen its support for the Kremlin's Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after a major political opponent to Russian President Vladimir Putin was confirmed to have been poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent.