Oil/Gas Pipelines

Dredging company fined $1 million for violating Clean Water Act after nicking oil pipeline

A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016.

EPA moves to give states, tribes more power to protect water

The Biden administration proposed undoing a Trump-era rule that limited the power of states and Native American tribes to block energy projects like natural gas pipelines based on their potential to pollute rivers and streams.

Rhode Island settles with gas companies in pollution lawsuit

Rhode Island will get $15 million through a settlement with major oil and gas companies that allegedly polluted the state’s soil and groundwater with a gasoline additive, the attorney general announced.

Comment period extended for Enbridge line reroute

The Department of Natural Resources extended the comment period involving the environmental impact of rerouting the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline after a lawsuit voices concerns of the possibility of drinking water contamination.

Pipeline construction finishes, lawsuits continue for Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer announces the completion of a multibillion-dollar pipeline system in Pennsylvania while facing criminal charges over waterway and water supply contamination due to the project.

Pipeline’s safeguards not working in Louisiana diesel spill

A corroded pipeline that spilled in Lousiana was found to not have a full functioning leak detection system at the time and the spill was larger than previously reported.

Pipeline rupture spills over 300,000 gallons of diesel in Louisiana

A pipeline rupture in New Orleans spills over 300,000 gallons of diesel.

$40M fine proposed for gas pipeline builder after spill

A builder responsible for a multi-state pipeline faces a proposed $40 million fine for an accidental spill of 2 million gallons of drilling mud.

Sunoco Ordered to Dredge Lake, Pay $4M Over Pipeline Spill

Sunoco Pipeline will dredge part of a lake and pay more than $4 million for spilling drilling fluid at a popular state park outside Philadelphia, in a settlement that will allow Mariner East 2 pipeline construction to resume.

Milford Companies has reached an agreement to sell Bull Creek Pipeline Services

Milford Companies has reached an agreement to sell Bull Creek Pipeline Services.

Wyoming Company to Pay $2M in Yellowstone Oil Pipeline Spill

A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement from a 2015 oil spill.

California Proposes New Oil Drilling Ban Near Neighborhoods

California officials proposed to ban new oil and gas drilling near neighborhoods.

Natural Gas Pipeline Project Sues Landowners for Easements

Northern Natural Gas Co. has negotiated easements for most landowners affected by its pipeline project after suing some in court.

Shifting Ground Prompts Utility to Shut Down Gas Main

A utility in Michigan shut down a gas main due to ground shifting beneath the pavement.

Liquified Natural Gas Project Misses Permit Deadlines

Questions arise about whether an LNG project in Oregon will continue after missed permit deadlines.

New Reports of Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

Regulators in Minnesota report new releases of drilling fluid along the Line 3 pipeline.

Companies Remind Communities to Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Natural Gas and Duke Energy are reminding customers to call 811 before digging to protect underground infrastructure.

New Cybersecurity Order Issued for US Pipeline Operators

The Department of Homeland Security introduced new requirements for pipeline cybersecurity.

Construction Begins on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy begins construction on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota.

Cadiz Acquires 220-Mile Pipeline Asset

Cadiz Inc. announced the acquisition of a 220-mile pipeline from El Paso Natural Gas.

Supreme Court Won’t Sidetrack Plans for Natural Gas Pipeline

The Supreme Court sided with a pipeline company that needs to use New Jersey land to build a natural gas pipeline.

Army Corps Plans Thorough Review of Great Lakes Tunnel Plan

The Army Corps plans an extensive review of an Enbridge oil pipeline project planned to be placed under a Great Lakes channel.

US Appeals Court Ruling Setback for St. Louis-Area Pipeline

A federal court struck down the approval of a 65-mile natural gas pipeline.

Federal Judge Blocks Biden's Pause on Oil and Gas Leases

A federal judge blocks the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leases on federal lands.

New Infrastructure Connects West Texas Natural Gas Producing Areas to Demand Markets

Pipeline projects in Texas and Mexico have increased natural gas transportation capacity.

Feds Approve Expansion of North Dakota Natural Gas Pipeline

Officials have approved a natural gas pipeline in North Dakota to help curb excess gas flaring.

Colorado Orders 87 Oil and Gas Wells Shut Pending Cleanup

Colorado orders cleanups to several oil and gas wells after a series of spills and releases.

Biden Pledges Aggressive Response to Pipeline Cyber Attacks

President Joe Biden pledges to respond aggressively to the cyber attacks on Colonial Pipeline.

Florida Declares State of Emergency After Pipeline Shutdown

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency after a pipeline was forced to shutdown due to hackers.

Pipeline Officials Hope Most Service will be Back by Weekend

Colonial Pipeline was hit with a cyber attack over the weekend impacting the fuel supply.