Pipelines

Water restrictions lifted in LA County after pipeline repair

Water officials lifted a temporary ban on outdoor watering in parts of Los Angeles County after emergency repairs were completed on a pipeline that brings Colorado River water to Southern California.

Judge: Pipeline can operate on Indian reservation amid reroute work

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge in 2019 demanding it remove the section of line that runs across the tribe's reservation in Ashland County. The tribe is concerned the pipeline could rupture and contaminate its drinking water.

Court upholds block on 72-mile pipeline, halting 40 million gallons of water to Colorado residents

(UC) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld Larimer County’s decision to deny the permit tied to the construction of a 72-mile pipeline meant to funnel water from the Cache La Poudre River to residents in Denver, Colorado, the Denver Post reported last week.

Pipe repair forces ban on watering in some LA County areas

A 15-day ban on outdoor watering went into effect Tuesday in parts of Los Angeles County so that repairs can be made to a major pipeline that delivers Colorado River water to seven cities and four local water districts.

Water pipeline repair requires ban on LA County outdoor watering

The pipeline, called the Upper Feeder, will be shut down Sept. 6-20. A leak was discovered in April and a temporary fix was put in place while Metropolitan fabricated parts for a longer-term repair.

Cities unable to access underground lead pipes to miss out on funding for upgrades

In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground, so that means as billions of dollars in new federal funding becomes available to address the problem, some places are in a better position than others to quickly apply for funds and start digging.

North Dakota pipeline leaks estimated 1.4 million gallons of wastewater

North Dakota regulators on Monday initially reported the spill of oilfield wastewater from a broken pipeline owned by Hess Corp. leaked an estimated 8,400 gallons (31,797 liters), but the company vastly increased that estimate to 1.4 million gallons (63.6 million liters), or enough to more than fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Oilfield wastewater spill reported in northwest North Dakota

State regulators are investigating the spill of oilfield wastewater from a broken pipeline in northwestern North Dakota.

Judge rules to keep Michigan-Enbridge pipeline dispute in federal court

A federal judge Thursday kept jurisdiction over a lawsuit seeking to close an oil pipeline crossing a section of the Great Lakes, rejecting Michigan's effort to shift the case to state court.

Australia's Santos buys underground gas pipeline route

Australia's Santos Ltd. said on Thursday it has acquired Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd., which owns an approved underground pipeline route, and plans to work with infrastructure developers to build the planned 550-mile pipeline.

Infrastructure damaged by war heightens water crisis for Ukrainian city

Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces near the key city in the Donetsk region has damaged vital infrastructure that has cut residents off from gas and water for months.

Missouri city officials set to begin construction on new water pipeline in winter

This winter, a Missouri utility company will begin construction on a new five-mile water pipeline that will supply Eureka with water from a St. Louis County system, according to KTVI Fox 2 News.

Missouri American Water acquires Eureka Water and Wastewater, plans pipeline construction

Missouri American Water announced the completion of the company’s acquisition of the City of Eureka water and wastewater systems, which serve approximately 4,000 water customers and 4,000 wastewater customers.

Pipeline developer reaches settlement in residential water contamination case

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Operating agreed to independent testing of homeowners' water and promised to remediate contamination in a settlement of two separate criminal cases brought by the Pennsylvania attorney general.

Pipeline company to pay nearly $1 million over California oil spill

The owner of an underwater oil pipeline that spilled some 25,000 gallons of crude into the ocean off Southern California last year will pay nearly $1 million in cleanup costs.

Water main break floods Hollywood street, requiring 2 to be rescued

Two motorists had to be rescued from a swamped car when a water main break flooded a Hollywood street.

3 injured, hundreds evacuated in Mexico pipeline fire

A government pipeline carrying natural gas exploded, caught fire and sent flames hundreds of feet in the air Thursday, forcing the evacuation of over 250 residents in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

City completes $34 million drinking water connection in City Island, NY

The NYC Department of Design and Construction announced on Wednesday the completion of a $34 million project to upgrade the drinking water connection to City Island in the Bronx.

Federal investigation into oil spill finds Wyoming company failed to properly bury pipeline

Federal prosecutors suspect a Wyoming company of potentially concealing problems with a pipeline that broke and spilled more than 50,000 gallons (240,000 liters) of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River, fouling a small city’s drinking water supply, court filings show.

New Mexico governor allocates $30 million in state funding for water pipeline

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced a $30 million state investment in the Eastern New Mexico Water Supply Project, a pipeline that will deliver water from the Ute Reservoir to the more than 70,000 residents of Clovis, Elida, Portales and Texico.

Michigan panel seeks details on Great Lakes pipeline tunnel plan

A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

Greece, Bulgaria complete gas pipeline to offset Russian gas reliance

The leaders of Greece and Bulgaria on Friday inaugurated a new 182-km (115-mile) pipeline that will supply natural gas from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria, whose vital supply of Russian gas was cut off in April amid the fallout over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Court rejects Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for new panel of judges

A federal appeals court has denied a request from a company building a natural gas pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia to have a new panel of judges reconsider permits that have been struck down repeatedly.

Intersect Bore Through Marshland Succeeds in Frigid Temps

Last winter, in bitterly cold temperatures and snowy conditions, Ellingson Contracting Inc. (ECI) completed a difficult, 4,075-foot-long horizontal directional drill (HDD) intersect crossing of a swampy area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to install 30-inch diameter steel pipe.

Inflation rates taking toll on new US infrastructure projects

Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects across the U.S., driving up costs so much that state and local officials are postponing projects, scaling back others and reprioritizing their needs.

Northwest Pipe Company to develop transmission pipeline for Utah water project

Northwest Pipe Company has been selected to design and develop 12,200 feet of pipe for the Salem Reach 1 of the Spanish Fork Santaquin pipeline project, which will deliver water to the ten rural communities in southern Utah.

As natural gas expands in Gulf, residents fear rising damage

Developers plan to build a series of liquefied natural gas export facilities across Southwest Louisiana, despite the state seeing a string of devastating hurricanes tear through the region in recent years.

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.

Alaska's largest natural gas utility being sold for $800 million

The owner of the largest natural gas utility in Alaska said it is selling the company to Canada-based TriSummit Utilities Inc. for $800 million and it will include ENSTAR Natural Gas, the company's associated pipelines and its majority ownership in a gas storage facility.

Developer progressing plans for $2.3 billion water pipeline to Colorado

A development group based in Colorado has secured an infrastructure partnership for a 338-mile pipeline it wants to build, BizWest reported.