Pipelines

Trenching Electric Conduit in New Mexico

When soil conditions are right and disturbing the ground’s surface is acceptable or not an issue, trenching is the fastest, most economical way to make underground installations.

Missouri American Water highlights $400 million of planned infrastructure upgrades

In celebration of National Infrastructure Week, Missouri American Water is highlighting its planned investment of approximately $400 million in water and wastewater system upgrades across the state this year.

Regulatory, construction cost concerns lead ND company to scrub trans-state gas pipeline plans

WBI Energy said the project is not viable due to regulatory uncertainty, limited in-state demand and rising construction, labor and land-acquisition costs. The company said materials and construction costs have risen up to 50% in nine months.

PPXXI launches sponsorship program for Lake Buena Vista conference

Organizers of the PPXXI Conference and Exhibition have announced their sponsorship opportunities for their upcoming event in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Sep. 25-27, 2023.

Mountain Valley Pipeline wins federal approval for stream boring

Following a string of roadblocks, federal regulators have approved Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request to bore under about 180 streams and wetlands it must cross to complete the natural gas pipeline, according to the Roanoke Times (Va.).

Lawmakers make efforts to protect critical infrastructure in water, utilities sectors

Lawmakers are taking steps to prevent a repeat of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, by designing legislation to protect critical infrastructure in the water, utilities and pipeline sectors.

$37 million of federal infrastructure funding goes to Montana water project

The federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide $37 million for phase two of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System project in Montana.

Expansion of $260M gas pipeline completed in North Dakota

A $260M pipeline expansion project is complete in North Dakota.

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.

Challenge filed to water permit for West Virginia pipeline

Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline filed a legal challenge to a West Virginia water permit for the natural gas project.

Intertribal Agency Faults Wisconsin Review of Line 5 Reroute

An intertribal agency says Wisconsin is at fault for a flawed and incomplete reroute of the Line 5 pipeline.

US Raises Safety Standards for Coastal Pipelines

A federal regulation increases safety standards for coastal pipelines carrying hazardous liquids.

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.

NASSCO Announces Two New Grouting Specifications

Nassco releases two new grouting specifications: Pipeline Packer Injection Capital Grouting and Pipeline Packer Injection Pre-Rehabilitation Grouting V2.10.

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.

LightRay Launches an Enhanced UV Technology for Pipeline Rehab

LightRay adds the LRI System to its product lineup that is a simple design, allows complete operator control, rapid system deployment and a faster curing process for rehabilitating pipelines.

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.

New Reports of Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

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

Notice of Violation Issued After Treated Wastewater Spill

Delaware officials issued a notice of violation after a contractor damaged a pipeline and treated wastewater spill into a creek.

Regulators Plan to Fine Pipeline Operators for Safety Issues

Federal regulators plan to fine the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline over safety violations.

Construction Begins on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

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

Federal Court Increases Democratic Leverage at FERC on Pipeline Standards

A federal court decision to stop the operation of a Spire pipeline led to the consideration of changes to the pipeline policy standards.

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

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

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

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

Natural Gas Terminal Plans in Oregon on Pause

A liquified natural gas pipeline is on pause after Oregon officials reversed two of its permits.

Oil Pipeline Builder Agrees to Halt Eminent Domain Lawsuits

An oil pipeline builder has agreed to stop a lawsuit against residents who did not agree to sell land access to build the pipeline.

Size of Pipeline Spill Again Underestimated in North Carolina

A major pipeline in the U.S. was underestimated by the amount of fuel spilled which is now estimated to be more than 1.2 million gallons spilled.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Proposes Aging Infrastructure Upgrades

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania has proposed infrastructure upgrades to its underground natural gas distribution pipelines.

Texas Oil Company Agrees to Fine for Wastewater Spill

Merit Energy Company is held responsible for a 2018 spill and agrees to pay a $115,000 fine for the damages.