Pipelines

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.

Federal agency accepting applications for pipeline, natural gas infrastructure improvement grants

The program offers nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure and create good-paying jobs, with an emphasis on benefiting underserved communities.

North Dakota extends deadline for gas pipeline proposals

A panel that regulates North Dakota’s energy industry voted to extend the deadline for proposals to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state.

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.