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FERC: Rover Pipeline HDD Activities Can Resume

Energy Transfer Partners has received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resume Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operations along the Rover Pipeline Project. Drilling operations at nine HDD locations approved by FERC are expected to begin within the week, with an emphasis on the Captina Creek HDD in Belmont County, Ohio. The completion of the Captina Creek HDD will allow the full Phase 1 portion of Rover from Seneca, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, to be placed into service by the end of 2017. Phase 1a of the Rover Project from Cadiz, Ohio, to […]

Regulators Give Atlantic Sunrise OK to Build Pipeline

CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) — Federal regulators have given final approval to a company planning a contested $3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to Southern states. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the notice on Friday for 197-mile stretch of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Pennsylvania. Climate activists, including a group of nuns who allowed activists to build an outdoor chapel on the proposed pipeline route, had challenged the project. Christopher Stockton, a spokesman for parent company Williams Partners, says work will likely begin the week of Sept. 25. That’s because the […]

Construction Underway on Atlantic Sunrise Compressor Stations

Williams Partners L.P. today announced that construction is underway in Pennsylvania on the greenfield portion of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. Construction officially broke ground in Pennsylvania Sept. 15, 2017, as site preparation began for two new natural gas compressor facilities, Compressor Station 605 and Compressor Station 610. Compressor Station 605 is a new 30,000-horsepower facility in Wyoming County being constructed by VEC, Inc., while Compressor Station 610 is a new 40,000 […]

MPLX Concludes Successful Open Season for Wood River-to-Patoka Pipeline

MPLX LP’s subsidiary, Marathon Pipe Line LLC, has completed a successful binding open season for the expansion of the Wood River-to-Patoka pipeline. Having obtained strong interest from prospective shippers, Marathon Pipe Line will continue with plans to increase the capacity of the pipeline by 130,000 barrels per day. The expansion will provide additional capacity for Mid-continent crude movements to Midwest markets via Patoka, Illinois, a large hub for crude oil storage and distribution. “We are very pleased with the strong shipper interest in our Wood River-to-Patoka expansion project,” MPLX President Michael J. Hennigan said. “The increased capacity of this […]

Pipeline Construction Project to Proceed in Kurdistan

Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government today announced they will work together to build a natural gas export pipeline in Kurdistan. Once completed, the pipeline, with a projected annual throughput capacity of 30 billion cubic meters, will supply natural gas to power plants and domestic factories throughout Kurdistan, while also transporting gas to Turkey and European markets. The project is expected to be placed in service in 2019, with gas exports expected to begin in 2020.

North Carolina Regulators: More Time Needed to Review Pipeline Project

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmental regulators in North Carolina say they need more information and more time to evaluate the water quality implications of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Officials with the Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter Thursday to developers of the proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. They asked for more information, including site-specific details on a restoration plan for all stream crossings, as they evaluate whether to issue a water quality permit. A decision had previously been expected by Sept. 19. Pipeline spokesman Aaron Ruby […]

Feds Overrule New York’s Natural Gas Pipeline Permit Denial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have overruled New York state’s denial of a key permit for a pipeline expansion fueling a $900 million power plant under construction. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined Friday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation took too long to decide on the water quality permit needed to expand the Millennium natural gas pipeline in southeastern New York. The 7.8-mile pipeline will supply gas for Competitive Power Ventures’ 650-megawatt Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda, 53 miles north of New York City. Competitive Power Ventures hailed the FERC decision and […]

FERC OK’s More Atlantic Sunrise Construction

FERC has approved the following Williams’ requests in Pennsylvania for the Atlantic Sunrise Project: To construct the Central Penn Line North Pipeline To construct the Central Penn Line South Pipeline To construct Meter and Regulatory Stations, To use contractor yards, including the new High Ridge Contractor Yard in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania The Atlantic Sunrise Project includes the following: Approximately 183 miles of new greenfield pipe (Central Penn North & Central Penn South) Two pipeline loops totaling about 12 miles (Chapman Loop, Unity Loop) Two and half miles of existing pipeline replacement, two new compressor facilities in Pennsylvania […]

Kinder Morgan Fails Pre-Construction Audit for Pipeline Project

The National Energy Board (NEB) has released its pre-construction audit of Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain), a Kinder Morgan subsidiary. The audit evaluated Trans Mountain’s preparedness to manage construction of its Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a way that assures worker safety and prevents incidents. In the audit, the NEB concluded that Trans Mountain had not yet established all of the necessary oversight measures to manage construction-related safety and environmental protection for the construction of the project. The company has filed its corrective action plan (CAP) and it has been approved by the NEB. As […]

Wood Group Wins Pipeline Construction Project Contract

Wood Group has been awarded a contract by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to support the company’s Lingshui 17-2 gas development in the Qiongdongnan basin of the South China Sea. Under the terms of the contract, an independent review for the development’s subsea production system design and a special study and design for its gas export pipeline will be delivered. “We are ideally positioned to support this significant Asia Pacific development with our global deepwater expertise and broad subsea capabilities,” Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said. “We will leverage […]

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