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Nebraska governor approves Keystone XL pipeline’s new route

Jan 22, 2013

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) notified US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton that he has approved the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s new route across the state.

CNPC to build Jiangsu-to-Shanghai gas pipeline

Jan 17, 2013

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) has signed a cooperation framework agreement with Shenergy Group and Yangkou Port Co. Ltd. to build the Rudong-Haimen-Chongming natural gas pipeline. The 89.5-km pipeline will deliver 2.4 billion cu m/year from Jiangsu province to Chongming Island in Shanghai.

PetroChina lets compression contract for WEPP 3 line

Jan 17, 2013

PetroChina let a compression contract for its Third West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP 3) to Rolls-Royce.

TAQA starts process to restore N. Sea Brent oil line flows

Jan 17, 2013

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) has begun restoring the flow of an estimated 80,000 b/d of crude oil in the Brent pipeline system following a precautionary pipeline shutdown because of a hydrocarbon release into a platform leg on the Cormorant Alpha platform, which remains shutin.

Study finds more delays in non-FERC federal gas pipeline permits

Jan 16, 2013

Project permits from federal agencies other than the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are taking interstate pipelines longer to obtain since passage of the 2005 Energy Policy Act, a new study by the INGAA Foundation found.

North Sea Cormorant platform incident shuts down Brent pipeline system

Jan 16, 2013

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) shut down Cormorant Alpha platform in the northern UK North Sea and the Brent System pipeline infrastructure extending through the platform as a precaution following a hydrocarbon release into one platform leg.

Chevron advances Cabinda-ALNG pipeline

Jan 15, 2013

Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd., a Chevron Corp. subsidiary, has completed pipe-end measurement of 19,402 20-in. and 22-in. OD joints for its Congo River Crossing Pipeline project.

Canada Natural Resources Minister 'welcomes' Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Jan 11, 2013

Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, noted strengthened environmental protections introduced by the Canadian government regarding transport of its energy resources as part of remarks welcoming Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.

Progress Energy makes progress on Prince Rupert gas line

Jan 10, 2013

Progress Energy Canada Ltd. has selected TransCanada Corp. to design, build, own, and operate the proposed 470-mile Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.

AOPL asks FERC to protect pipeline construction financing

Jan 9, 2013

The Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Jan. 7 to fix a developing dispute that the trade association says threatens pipelines’ ability to get financing for new construction.

Aasta Hansteen, pipeline plans submitted

Jan 8, 2013

Statoil and partners have submitted plans for development of deepwater Aasta Hansteen natural gas and condensate field offshore Norway and for an affiliated pipeline that will make further exploration and development possible in the northern Norwegian Sea (OGJ Online, July 13, 2012).

Focused-beam reflectance method aids hydrate blockage prediction

Jan 7, 2013

Examining the variance of hydrate particle size with focused-beam reflectance measurements (FBRM) yields a clearer understanding of the microscopic mechanisms guiding hydrate formation and plugging, with the square-weighted chord length method emerging as capable of predicting hydrate plugging fairly well.

Nebraska DEQ sees minimal impacts with revised Keystone XL route

Jan 4, 2013

Construction and operation of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline along its revised route, with the necessary mitigation measures, could have minimal environmental impacts on Nebraska, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality said on Jan. 4.

Seaway Pipeline completing expansion to 400,000 b/d

Jan 3, 2013

Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline Co. LLC is completing final pump station connections in preparation for increasing capacity to roughly 400,000 b/d from 150,000 b/d.

Senate passes bill allowing gas line through Denali National Park

Jan 3, 2013

The US Senate approved legislation allowing a natural gas pipeline to be built along existing highway right-of-way in Denali National Park.

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