Pipeline

Pipe(line) dreams - by Matt Miller

Pipelines are big business and even bigger geo-politics. Just ask Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who without much fanfare cancelled the “South Stream,” one of the world’s largest pipeline projects. And there is the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, which elicits a continental divide of opinions in the US congress. Dreams for new pipelines abound but political realities dampen prospects.

Canada government asks pipeline regulator for safety guidelines by 2016

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Canada’s Conservative government has given the energy regulator about a year to deliver up-to-date guidelines for pipeline companies to improve safety and protect the environment. Read More »

Colonial Pipeline withdraws tariff change after complaints

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

COLONIAL-PIPELINE/SHIPPING:Colonial Pipeline withdraws tariff change after complaints Read More »

FERC halts Colonial Pipeline tariff change over competition worries

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has suspended a revised tariff for the Colonial Pipeline after two small shippers complained it would squeeze access and limit competition, according to regulatory filings. Read More »

Security of global oil and gas pipeline network to be analysed next week in Istanbul

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Oil and gas pipeline networks are particularly vulnerable critical infrastructure, which can be found in some of the world’s biggest conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America; as well as in remote and hostile territories where the costs of conventional monitoring methods are too high to implement. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 17 shipments on two distillate lines

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 17 shipments on Line 2, its main distillate line, and Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Thursday. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 16 shipments on Line 20

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 16 shipments on Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Friday. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 15 shipments on two distillate lines

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 15 shipments on Line 2, its main distillate line, and Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Monday. Read More »

U.S. Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL approval

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it. Read More »

Jordan, Israel agree $900 million Red Sea-Dead Sea project

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Jordan and Israel signed an agreement to go ahead with a World Bank-sponsored project to build a desalination plant in the Gulf of Aqaba and a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. Read More »

Permian pipeline issues cut capacity nearly 40 percent

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Pipeline takeaway capacity from the Permian Basin looked to be reduced by nearly 40 percent after two of the largest pipelines in the region had reported problems, with one taken offline after a leak was found early Wednesday morning. Read More »

Sunoco Logistics shuts West Texas crude pipeline after “anomaly”

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP shut down its 300,000 barrel-per-day West Texas Gulf Pipeline that carries crude oil from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday after an “anomaly” was discovered, according to a notice the company sent to shippers that was obtained by Reuters. Read More »

White House: Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Intermodal | Rail

President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, the White House confirmed. Read More »

Buckeye says 8 U.S. Midwest pipelines overbooked for March

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Buckeye Partners LP said on Tuesday nominations for eight of its refined product pipeline segments in the United States were overbooked for March. Read More »

House sends Keystone Pipeline Bill to President

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement after the House voted to send a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project to the President Read More »

TransCanada says to decide on Quebec oil terminal by March 31

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Wet Bulk Port

Pipeline company TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday it will decide by March 31 whether to proceed with an oil export terminal in Quebec that has come under fire from environmentalists who say it poses a threat to beluga whales. Read More »

Full Colonial Pipeline gives rise to U.S. market for shipping capacity

Reuters | February 06, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | International Trade

The perpetually full Colonial Pipeline has spawned another market for traders and brokers: line space on the crucial artery. Read More »

Magellan says 2015 throughput on Bridgetex crude pipeline around 200,000 bpd

Reuters | February 05, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners LP said on Thursday that it expects to ship some 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude through its Bridgetex pipeline in 2015, similar to levels in the fourth quarter. Read More »

Senator Shuster releases statement on senate approval of Keystone bill

AJOT | January 30, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement following the Senate bipartisan passage of legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project Read More »

Kinder Morgan says Freedom Pipeline project is gaining West Coast refiner interest

Reuters | January 28, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Inc’s proposed Freedom Pipeline, which would move West Texas crude oil to Southern California, is “getting more interest” from U.S. West Coast refiners, the head of the company’s natural gas pipeline unit told analysts on Wednesday. Read More »

Water works – pipeline projects for water transfer: engineering and financial challenge

Matt Miller | January 26, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

While modern-day pipeline projects have become synonymous with oil and gas, there’s another effort afoot that doesn’t get nearly the publicity: water transfer. Read More »