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Pipelines

Enbridge US TETCO Natgas Pipe Prepares to Return to Full Service

Enbridge Inc.'s Texas Eastern Transmission (TETCO) unit said on July 26 it provided all the information federal safety regulators requested and is preparing to increase pressure in its Pennsylvania to Mississippi pipeline as soon regulators approve.

July 26, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Energy Transfer Says Addressed Most DAPL Safety Issues Raised by PHMSA

PHMSA on July 22 put Energy Transfer on notice for the probable violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and proposed a civil penalty against it.

July 26, 2021

International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Merkel Defends US Nord Stream 2 Deal as Ukraine Cries Foul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 22 defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.

July 23, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline over Safety Concerns

The PHMSA recommended a civil penalty of $93,200 against Energy Transfer, operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, for the violations and said failure to correct the issues may result in further enforcement action.

July 23, 2021

Shale Plays , Pipelines

Kinder Morgan Says Permian Basin, Haynesville Will Need New Natural Gas Pipelines

Kinder Morgan CEO Steven Kean told analysts during a conference call late on July 21 that the Permian Basin will probably need another gas pipeline in the middle of the decade.

July 23, 2021

Infrastructure , Shale Plays , Construction , Pipelines

Energy Transfer to Finish Mariner East Expansion in Pennsylvania Despite Opposition

Mariner East transports liquids from the Marcellus/Utica shale in western Pennsylvania to customers in the state and elsewhere, including international exports from Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook complex.

July 22, 2021

Legislation , International , Pipelines

US, Germany Deal on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Draws Ire of Lawmakers in Both Countries

The agreement  will resolve a long-standing dispute over the $11 billion pipeline, now 98% complete, being built under the Baltic Sea to carry gas from Russia's Arctic region to Germany.

July 22, 2021

Markets , Trade , International , Pipelines

US, Germany to Vow Action on Russia in Nord Stream 2 Deal

U.S. officials insist they continue to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but said the U.S.-German agreement would mitigate the possibility of Russia using energy as a weapon.

July 21, 2021

Field Development , Shale Plays , Construction , Pipelines

Construction Begins on Bakken Natural Gas Pipeline Project

The project is expected to reduce natural gas flaring in the Bakken region by allowing producers to move more gas to market, says MDU Resources President and CEO David L. Goodin.

July 20, 2021

Legislation , Pipelines

US Reveals New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners

The Department of Homeland Security on July 20 required owners and operators of critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement "urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions."

July 20, 2021