Wisconsin Judge Rules Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Trespasses on Indigenous Land

Line 5 oil pipeline is allowed to continue to operate because of public and foreign policy implications.

EPA Revokes Permit for Phillips-Trafigura Bluewater Texas Terminal

The terminal, located on the Gulf Coast near Corpus Christi and jointly developed by refiner Phillips 66 and commodities trader Trafigura, had applied for a Clean Air Act permit in 2019 and received an EPA pollution control license in November 2020.

Palisade Pipeline, Rail Runner, produced water

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

Palisade Pipeline's Rail Runner pipeline will serve as a water distribution system to reuse water in fields as it transports produced water along its route.

Canada Invokes Pipeline Treaty with US over Wisconsin Line 5 Dispute

The Bad River Band, a Native American tribe in northern Wisconsin, wants the 1953 pipeline shut down and removed from its reservation because of the risk of a leak and expired easements, which are land use agreements between Enbridge and the tribe.

Amplify Energy to Pay $13 Million to Settle Charges over California Oil Spill

Houston-based Amplify Energy and two subsidiaries each agreed to plead guilty to one count of negligently discharging oil during an October 2021 incident when a subsea pipeline was struck by a ship’s anchor.

Texas Grid Avoids Summer Blackouts with $1 Billion in Extra Spending

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has set new demand records 11 times this summer and twice asked consumers to turn up their thermostats in a season where demand approached 80,000 MW.

Sierra Club says FERC Approves Mountain Valley Natgas Project Extension Request

The joint venture building the 303-mile (488-km), 2 Bcf/d natural gas Mountain Valley Pipeline had in June asked federal regulators for four more years, until October 2026, to complete the long-delayed project.

Michigan Judge Rules Line 5 Pipeline Dispute Belongs in Federal Court

Michigan ordered the pipeline to shut down by May 2021, which Enbridge ignored, and the two sides are embroiled in a legal battle over Line 5’s fate.

Equitrans to Complete Mountain Valley Pipeline in 2023, Shares Soar

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said Aug. 1 that he secured a commitment from President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to allow the long-delayed Mountain Valley to be completed.

CapturePoint Proposes New Carbon Capture Facility for Louisiana

Allen, Texas-based CapturePoint currently has EOR operations, which injects carbon into old wells to boost production, and carbon pipelines.