Inspection

Second Gas Pipeline Rupture in Texas’ Reeves County Raises Environmental Concerns

A natural gas pipeline in Reeves County ruptured on July 15, marking the second such incident in the area within 11 months.

Court Orders FERC to Review Emissions Impact of Louisiana LNG Project

A U.S. court on Tuesday ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reassess the impact of greenhouse gas and other emissions from Commonwealth LNG's Louisiana liquefied natural gas project.

Enbridge Faces Pipeline System Overhaul Under Proposed Modified Consent Decree

Enbridge faces mandated pipeline repairs under a proposed consent decree modification for Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act violations. The Department of Justice's plan requires addressing circumferential cracks, revising assessments, and potentially terminating specific requirements early.

Texas Oil Companies Restart Operations After Hurricane Beryl

Oil and gas companies in Texas were restarting operations on July 9 after Hurricane Beryl lashed the state with 80-mph winds, damaging property and leaving millions of people without power.

Largest Texas Ports Close; Enbridge Activates Emergency Plans, Kinder Morgan Shuts Facilities as Hurricane Beryl Nears

Largest Texas ports close as Hurricane Beryl nears, affecting Enbridge and Kinder Morgan operations. The companies implemented emergency plans and facility shutdowns ahead of the storm's landfall on the Texas coast.

Gas Pipeline Accident Sparks Fire in Crimea, Disrupting Supplies to Alushta, Officials Say

A fire broke out late Saturday after an accident at a gas pipeline near the village of Vinogradnoye in Moscow-annexed Crimea, cutting gas to the resort town of Alushta and more than a dozen settlements, Russian officials said.

Pipeline Integrity: Improving Data to Identify Selective Seam Weld Corrosion

Learn about the importance of detecting and managing Selective Seam Weld Corrosion (SSWC) in pipelines. Discover how advanced technologies like SpirALL MFL are helping ensure pipeline safety and integrity.

Peru State-Run Oil Firm Reports Crude Leak from Illegal Pipeline Connection

Peru's state-run oil producer said on Tuesday it had detected an illegal hook-up that caused crude to leak out from its pipeline in the north of the country that runs from the Amazon to the Pacific.

Southern Star Responds to Pipeline Fire in Terlton, Oklahoma

Investigators said they are still working to determine the cause of the fire, which occurred during maintenance work on a gas pipeline the morning of June 22.

Geospatial Analytics: Predictions, Trends, and A.I. Applications for Pipeline Management

Geospatial analytics is revolutionizing pipeline management for oil and gas companies, enabling efficient monitoring of vast infrastructure. Utilizing A.I.-powered technologies, this approach detects potential leaks, encroachments, and chemical traces, ensuring early detection and minimizing environmental impact.

Chevron Australia Initiates Repair Work on Wheatstone Platform

Chevron has commenced repair activities on its Wheatstone platform in Australia and the work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

Freeport LNG Sues Three Contractors Over Defects at Texas Plant

Freeport LNG filed a lawsuit in April against three contractors alleging that installation defects in electric motors at its $14-billion Texas export plant caused prolonged outages and costly repairs.

Kinder Morgan Maintenance Workers Injured in Gas Line Rupture at Corpus Christi Refinery

A gas-line rupture at a Corpus Christi refinery led to the closure of Up River Road and McBride Lane and prompted a shelter-in-place order, 3NEWS reported last week.

Technote: Enhancing Pipeline Safety Through Automation

Discover the pivotal role of automation in modern pipeline operations, addressing safety challenges while optimizing efficiency and regulatory compliance. Gain insights into the evolving dynamics of the industry and future technological trends.

Pipeline Efficiency: Enhancing Bearings with Surface Preparation and Coatings

Surface preparation and coatings enhance the performance and lifespan of industrial bearings in pipelines. Techniques like shot blasting and advanced coatings provide superior wear and corrosion protection, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. Explore methods to boost pipeline efficiency.

Ensuring Hydrogen-Blend Pipeline Integrity: The Role of In-Line Inspection

As the world aims to reduce carbon emissions, hydrogen is emerging as a key energy source. Discover the role of in-line inspection (ILI) in ensuring pipeline integrity for hydrogen transport, addressing unique challenges and solutions for adapting existing infrastructure for hydrogen-blend and pure hydrogen transport.

Leak Detection: Navigating Industry Evolution Through Adaptive Technology

To maintain innovation and growth while avoiding potential disruption, the governing bodies responsible for regulation and processes within the pipeline industry are expected to anticipate change and implement the appropriate solutions.

Sudan Oil Pipeline Repair Near Completion, Says South Sudan Official

A Sudan oil pipeline ruptured during fighting in February has been repaired and could resume operation in the next two weeks, a South Sudan oil ministry official said on Tuesday.

Case Study: Risk Management for Valve Rupture Mitigation in Pipeline Operations

Discover how a U.S. transmission pipeline operator collaborated with Dynamic Risk to conduct a comprehensive risk analysis for valve rupture mitigation. Learn how geospatial data and advanced analytics were utilized to prioritize high-consequence areas and optimize risk management strategies.

TC Energy Ordered by Canada's Energy Regulator to Further Reduce Pressure on Gas Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator has issued an order to TC Energy's NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to further reduce the operating pressure for the Grande Prairie Mainline gas pipeline near Edson, Alberta.

Federal Regulators Approve Venture Global's Repairs at Louisiana Plant

U.S. federal regulators said on Tuesday that they are satisfied Venture Global LNG is trying to correct faults at its heat recovery steam generator at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana and expects the work to be completed in the timeline promised by the exporter.

Williams Foresees Victory in Energy Transfer Dispute Over Louisiana Gas Pipeline

U.S. energy firm Williams Cos said on Tuesday it still expects to overcome a pipeline dispute with rival Energy Transfer and complete its Louisiana Energy Gateway natural gas project in the second half of 2025.

Pipeline Safety Improves Over Five Years, Focuses on Community Engagement and Low-Carbon Solutions

Despite increases in pipeline mileage and the volume of barrels transported, the American Petroleum Institute's recent report reveals that pipeline safety has seen improvement across various key metrics over the past five years.

Exxon to Temporarily Shut Guyana Platforms for Pipeline Connection

The 140-mile (225-km) pipeline will feed Guyana's $1.9 billion gas-to-power project aimed at ending the country's dependence on imported fuels and at lowering energy costs for residents.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

ABL Completes German Subsea Pipeline Installation Project

(P&GJ) — Energy consultancy ABL finalized its marine warranty survey scope in connection with the installation of Germany’s OAL subsea pipeline, with the first gas feed-in expected shortly.

Security Concerns Drive Interest in Subsea Clamps

(P&GJ) — Increased concerns about energy security and the desire to support net-zero targets through innovative decommissioning projects are driving up demand for subsea clamps and connectors, according to pipeline technology specialist STATS Group.

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG Plant Shuts Until Friday After Gas Leak

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in Arctic northern Norway was evacuated on Tuesday because of a gas leak during maintenance and will remain offline until Friday at least, the company said.

TC Energy's NGTL Pipeline Resumes Normal Operations After Fire in Alberta

TC Energy's NGTL gas pipeline system in the western Canadian province of Alberta has resumed normal operations after a rupture last week prompted the company to reduce pressure on a segment of the line, TC said in a statement on Monday.

Balticconnector Gas Pipeline Resumes Operations Following Damage

A Baltic Sea gas pipeline that was torn apart last year in an incident still under police investigation has resumed commercial operation as planned after months of repair, operator Gasgrid Finland said on Monday.