Oil/Gas Pipelines

City Hit By Explosions A Year Ago Sees Gas Leak, Evacuations

A gas leak forced the temporary evacuation last week of hundreds of residents from a Massachusetts city still reeling from a destructive series of gas explosions and fires a year ago.

Though Challenging, HDD Intersect Project is Effective Solution

Directionally drilled intersects – two drill units drilling pilot holes from opposite ends of a planned bore path that intersect – are not unusual today, but hardly could be described as routine. The complexities of an intersect and consequences of failure deter most horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors from entering this highly specialized market.

Lineal Delivers $3.9 Million Project to Camber Energy

Camber Energy's recently acquired Lineal Industries subsidiary has been awarded a new contract for reconstruction of a 2,000-foot section of natural gas pipeline in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Texas Implements New Pipeline Safety Regulations

Texas’ natural gas utilities need to be ready for two new state pipeline safety programs: filing incident reports within one-hour of an accident, and removing underground cast-iron pipe by Dec. 31, 2021, used for natural gas delivery to end-use customers.

GAS - Tellurian (1)

United States Tellurian Project: Delhi Connector Pipeline (DCPL) Capacity: 2 Bcf/d Location: Southwest Louisiana Dimensions: 180 miles of 42-inch gas pipeline Completion: 2023 (work to begin 2021) Comments: Tellurian began a binding open season for the Delhi Connector, connecting the Perryvil..

NGL - SemCAMS Midstream and Keyera

Canada SemCAMS Midstream and Keyera Project: Canada Liquids Pipeline System Location: Northern Midland Basin Capacity: 100,000 bpd, expandable to 200,000 bpd Dimensions: 171 miles (275 km); 16-inch condensate, 12-inch NGL pipelines. Completion: 2022 Comments: The pipeline will connect the liq..

NGL - Targa

United States Targa Project: Grand Prix extension Location: Oklahoma Length: 110 miles Capacity: 120,000 bpd Completion: 1Q 2021 Comments: From southern Oklahoma into the Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian and Kingfisher (counties) “STACK” region of Central Oklahoma, where i..

NGL - Williams

United States Williams Project: Bluestream Pipeline Location: Kansas and Oklahoma Length: 188 miles Capacity: “significant volumes” Completion: 1Q 2021 Comments: Connecting fractionator in Conway, Kan. to southern terminus of Overland Pass Pipeline...

OIL - Rangeland Midstream Canada

Canada Rangeland Midstream Canada Project: Marten Hills Pipeline System Capacity: Not determined Location: Northcentral Alberta Dimensions: 53 miles of crude and condensate pipeline Completion: 2Q 2020 Comments: The system will gather crude oil production from the Clearwater formation, which ..

OIL - Navigator Energy Services

United States Navigator Energy Services Project: Glass Mountain System Expansion Location: Oklahoma (to Cushing) Length: 70 miles Capacity: 750,000 bbl. additional capacity Completion: 3Q 2019..

GAS - Tellurian

United States Tellurian Project: Haynesville Global Access Pipeline (HGAP) Capacity: 2 Bcf/d Location: Southwest Louisiana Dimensions: 160 miles of gas pipeline. Completion: 2Q 2023 (work to begin 2022) Comments: Tellurian is currently seeking shippers for its pipeline and production faciliti..

Convention Review: APCA Holds Successful Key Largo Convention

Attendees took advantage of topical education sessions, a variety of networking opportunities, fascinating tours and the 2nd Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. They also honored outgoing APCA President William Schettine of Meridien Energy and enjoyed a lively keynote speech from football legend and American hero Rocky Bleier.

Pipeline Opportunities Conference Shifts Back to Industry Basics

About 200 participants from all areas of the pipeline industry gathered for the 15th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference to hear a wide range of experts offer their perceptions about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry, as well as share insights on how to move forward.

Three Parallel Crossings in Corpus Christi

Hard Rock Directional Drilling has completed three 3,100-foot directionally drilled crossings of the deep-water navigable ship channel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The channel extends from the Gulf of Mexico, through the jetties in Port Aransas and across the Corpus Christi Bay.

Hidden Beneath the Bed

Undocumented Obstacles Below Railroad Tracks Complicate Ramming Job

Consumers Energy Modernizes System with Saginaw Trail Pipeline

In Michigan, Consumers Energy is modernizing its natural gas system to improve safety and reliability, and a key element is replacing 78 miles of transmission pipeline that passes through three Michigan counties.

How to Select the Right Trench Protection System

How a utility contractor chooses to excavate on a job site can make all the difference in the project outcome. When you consider that 30 to 40 percent of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue. When you add the very real risk of injury or death, a lack of proper protection makes no sense at all.

Rock, Weather, Tight Deadlines are No Match for Horizon Pipeline

Pipeline construction projects across America have flurried in recent years, with miles of natural gas line being added almost daily. The bulk of new lines is being constructed in the prolific Permian Basin, with midstream energy companies, like Targa Resources Corporation, expanding to support growing demand for natural gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) exports.

New INGAA Report Highlights Importance of Natural Gas to a Lower-Carbon Economy

Natural gas will remain a significant contributor to the energy portfolio and to economic growth in the United States over the next two decades, playing a key role in meeting low-carbon goals, a new study commissioned by the INGAA Foundation finds.

National Safe Digging Month Highlights Importance of Calling 811

(UC) - As the calendar turns to April and spring temperatures arrive, home improvement and construction work steadily increases. Since these projects often require digging and excavation, it is appropriate that April is designated as National Safe Digging Month. This nationwide public safety initiat..

Michigan Governor Halts Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state departments and agencies to take no further action on legislation enacted in late 2018 authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath lakes Huron and Michigan.

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

Gas Distribution Replacement Work Continues Strong Pace

As recently as 2017, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

First Look: Utilizing Inertial Navigation Technology for 3D Mapping, Locating, Management

Over the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the quality and application of inertial navigation technology targeted at mapping underground pipe and duct assets. This article provides information on pipeline technologies that are available to map a minimum internal diameter (ID) of 1.6-inch to larger sizes. The pipeline mapping system offers a range of solutions that can map any pipe, regardless of its material, depth or type of utility.

Call or Click for Safe Digging

Calling 811 before any digging begins starts the process of identifying and marking buried utility lines in the United States and preventing the damage, service disruption, injuries, potential fines and costly repairs that result from unintentionally hitting them.

NASSCO Tech Tips Pipe Plug Safety

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NASSCO Standard Bearers: Brad Dutruch

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO just completed its 43nd year and continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As the association experiences remarkable growth, this series profiles those who have made significant contributions, and impacted the continued ac..

LAN to Design Major East Texas Utility Project

The City of Tyler, Texas, selected civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to design improvements to two of its major sanitary sewer basins. The East Texas city’s wastewater collection system includes more than 690 miles of sewer mains ranging in sizes from 6-inches to 54-inch..

Nearly 36 Miles of Pipeline Replaced after Mass. Gas Explosions

BOSTON — The utility company involved in last month’s explosions and fires in Massachusetts said it has replaced nearly 36 miles of main pipeline in the area. NiSource subsidiary Columbia Gas said it’s 80% through work replacing 45 miles of main pipeline, and about halfway through its work replacin..

Aqua America to Acquire Peoples in Merger of Water, Gas Utilities

Water and wastewater utility Aqua America said it agreed to acquire natural gas utility operator Peoples in a $4.2 billion deal to create a company that is “uniquely positioned to have a powerful impact on improving the nation’s infrastructure reliability.” The combined company would have $10.8 bil..