Pipeline Construction

Illinois firm settles for $2.5 million in 2017 fatal pipeline construction explosion case

An Illinois company has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle safety charges from an explosion that killed three welders and injured seven at a Louisiana containerboard mill in 2017, as well as other alleged safety violations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

$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.

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.

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.

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.

Georgia Pipeline Begins Serving Residents Who Fear Well Water

Some residents in a middle Georgia county believe that their wells are poisoned by coal ash will receive piped in water.

Grant Awarded to EPCOR to Build Reclaimed Water Pipeline

EPCOR USA had received a grant to build a reclaimed water pipeline in Arizona.

Report: Gas Pipeline Builder Changed Plans Without Approval

A report found that Vermont Gas made several changes to an approved construction plan for a gas pipeline without informing the Public Utility Commission.

Court Upholds Order for Dakota Access Environmental Review

A court order requires an environmental impact review to assess the environmental concerns surrounding The Dakota Access pipeline.

Keystone XL Termination Causes Widespread Job Loss

President Joe Biden halted the Keystone XL pipeline which led to widespread job loss.

Kinder Morgan Announces Commercial In-Service for New Pipeline

The Permian Highway Pipeline began full commercial in-service on January 1.

Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Opponents Sue to Shut Down Minnesota Construction

Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Project sue over environmental concerns.

Gas Pipeline Project Halted Amid Pandemic

A gas pipeline from New Mexico to Texas has stopped construction due to COVID-19.

Canada Energy Regulators Support NOVA Mainline Expansion Project

NOVA Gas Transmission's Edson Mainline Expansion Project that involves approximately 85 km of natural gas pipeline loops awaits approval from the federal Cabinet.

Trans Mountain Agrees to Reroute Pipeline Around Indigenous Area

A portion of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline will be rerouted.

Illinois Approves Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

The Energy Transfer’s request to expand the Dakota Access Pipeline has been approved by Illinois regulators.

Energy Pipeline Construction, Market Trends

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically affected oil and gas production and demand, leaving no midstream oil and gas markets untouched as drilling screeched to a halt, pipeline projects were sidelined and global storage neared capacity in a stark reversal of trends at the start of 2020.