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Columbia Gas Transmission to spend $1.5 billion on upgrades

Jan 28, 2013

NiSource's Columbia Gas Transmission will spend roughly $1.5 billion over the next 5 years on system upgrades. These expenditures are covered by a customer settlement approved by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Senators urge Obama to promptly approve Keystone XL pipeline

Jan 24, 2013

A bipartisan group of US senators urged US President Barack Obama to quickly approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project now that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) has approved its new route across the state (OGJ Online, Jan. 22, 2013).

TAP completes ESIA, concludes shareholder agreement

Jan 23, 2013

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on Jan. 21 submitted its environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Albanian section of the proposed natural gas pipeline to Albania’s national licensing center.

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.

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