Projects

Tracking Data Shows Russian Pipe-Laying Vessels Head toward Nord Stream 2 Work Site

Russian pipe-laying and other vessels are heading to Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction sites in the Baltic Sea amid U.S. pressure to scrap the project that aims to pump more Russian gas to Europe.

Canada’s Connacher Oil and Gas Announces Pipeline Project

Connacher Oil and Gas expects to have a 18,000 barrel per day oil pipeline from its Great Divide oil sands leases near Fort McMurray, Alberta, completed by the second half of 2022.

U.S. Set for Record Canadian Oil Imports Even Without Keystone XL

Even without Keystone, the United States now relies on Canada for more than half of its imported oil. Several of the lines carrying that crude are in the midst of expansions.

Government Approves Routes for Wyoming CO2 Pipelines

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed the plans last Friday, days before leaving office with the rest of President Donald Trump's administration. The approval allows companies to begin submitting pipeline construction proposals.

European Lawmakers Call to Block Nord Stream 2

As expected, European Union lawmakers passed a resolution calling for the bloc to stop the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, in response to the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Gas Pipeline Running Under River Humber Enters Record Book

A ground-breaking project to lay a gas pipeline beneath the River Humber in the English coastal village of Goxhill has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.

TC Energy Cutting Jobs after Biden Revoked Keystone Permit

TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the project's presidential permit.

Pinnacle Midstream to Build Gas Gathering System

Pinnacle Midstream II in late December 2020 said that it has signed a 15-year gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement with DoublePoint Energy, which anchors Pinnacle’s greenfield build of a new natural gas gathering and compression system in the Midland Basin.

EU Lawmakers Expected to Vote to Block Nord Stream 2

European Union lawmakers are expected to support a resolution to stop the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe, in response to the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

German Regulator Awaits Detailed Complaints Against Nord Stream 2

Opponents still need to give detailed reasons to justify a halt on Nord Stream 2's construction in German waters.

Biden Formally Revokes Necessary Keystone XL Permit, Ottawa Disappointed

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked the permit needed to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, dashing Ottawa's hopes of salvaging the $8 billion project that the struggling Canadian crude sector has long supported.

Canada Regulators Support NOVA’s Edson Pipeline Expansion

The Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has recommended federal cabinet approval of NOVA Gas Transmission (NGTL) Edson Mainline Expansion Project, which includes the construction and operation of 53 miles (85 km) of natural gas pipeline loops in two sections, along with the associated facilities.

Global Pipeline Construction Outlook 2021

Morgan Stanley went so far as to upgrade the 2021 outlook for midstream as “attractive,” in the wake of post-pandemic re-openings and the sector’s “self-help” measures.

Biden Revocation of Keystone XL Pipeline Permit a Blow to Canada's Oil Sector

The move would represent another set-back for the beleaguered Canadian energy industry, kill thousands of jobs and marks an early bump in Biden's relationship with key trade partner Canada.

Keystone XL Pipeline Work Suspended Ahead of Biden Action

TC Energy has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoking its permit.

Canada in Touch with Biden Admin About Keystone XL Pipeline

A person familiar with the pipeline matter said Monday that the document cited by Canadian news media, which indicated Biden would cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline on day one of his presidency, was a draft slide that was a few weeks old.

Projects

Open Grid Europe Looks to Operate Gas Pipeline in March   Source: Zeelink Open Grid Europe is testing the recently completed $705 million (600 million euro) Zeelink gas pipeline with plans to make it operational, possibly as early as March 2021.   The 134..

Report Indicates Germany's Bilfinger Drops Out of Nord Stream 2 Project

The news comes as the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday slapped sanctions on a vessel helping to build the pipeline to take Russian natural gas to Europe via Germany.

Pembina Pipeline Launches Open Season on Cochin Pipeline

Through the open season, Cochin Canada will make available up to 14,000 barrels per day of committed capacity on the Canadian Segment of the Cochin Pipeline, subject to execution by an interested shipper of a transportation services agreement for requested capacity.

Russia’s Gazprom Acknowledges Risks About Nord Stream 2 Project

It is not immediately clear how Russian gas producer Gazprom plans to complete construction. Should Nord Stream 2 be suspended or cancelled, Gazprom may face financial claims from contractors, it said in a prospectus.

Canada Urges Biden Not to Cancel Keystone XL on First Day

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday he will seek legal damages if reports are true that Biden plans to scrap the pipeline upon taking office. Biden's plan is outlined in transition documents seen by Canadian media outlets.

Zurich Insurance Reportedly Dropping Out of Nord Stream 2 Project

Zurich Insurance Group will drop out of Russia's Nord Stream 2 project in the face of looming U.S. sanctions against European companies that support construction of the $11 billion gas pipeline, two sources familiar with the situation said.

Source Indicates Biden May Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Upon Taking Office

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

Outrigger Completes Construction of Williston Basin Midstream Facilities

The assets consist of the Bill Sanderson Gas Processing Plant, a 250 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant located west of Williston, ND, and an 80-mile, 20 and 24-inch diameter, rich gas gathering system.

Double E Pipeline Gets FERC Approvals

Summit Midstream Partners announced that Double E Pipeline received its Notice to Proceed with construction, as well as approval of its Implementation Plan, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Environmentalists Fight for Beetle Protections Near Keystone XL Construction

The American burying beetle had been considered an endangered species since 1989, and the location of its habitat in Plains states created issues for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and other oil and gas projects.

U.S. State Department Warns of Sanctions Risk on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions.

No Intention to Shut Down Michigan Pipelines, Enbridge Says to State

Enbridge responded to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's attempt to terminate an easement and thereby close Enbridge's Line 5 dual pipelines, saying the lines in the Straits “are safe and in full compliance with the federal pipeline safety standards that govern them."

NG Energy to Evaluate Formations in Maria Conchita Field

After NG Energy International Corp. successfully drilled a well on the Maria Conchita block, where there is now a pipeline being built to deliver natural gas, NGE’s technical team and external consultants recently finalized a study to evaluate the formations in the Maria Conchita field as a whole.

8 Arrested During Protest Over Line 3 Pipeline Construction in Minnesota

Some protestors refused to disperse after warnings Saturday. The protest is regarding the final leg of replacement of Line 3, the deteriorating pipeline that was built in the 1960s.