Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Service Operations

The Dakota Access Pipeline is now in service. Energy Transfer Partners LP announced June 1 that the pipeline, along with the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline (ETCO), collectively known as the Bakken Pipeline, have begun commercial service under the Committed Transportation Service Agreements through their respective pipeline systems.

The Bakken Pipeline, owned by Dakota Access LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Co. LLC, respectively, is a 1,872-mile, mostly 30-in. pipeline system that transports domestically produced crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks ...

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Malta and Sicily sign letter of intent for gas pipeline project

Prime Minister of Malta over the signing of a letter of intent on the Malta – Sicily gas pipeline project. Addressing journalists, Minister without portfolio Konrad Mizzi gave a detailed presentation on this project.

He said the pipeline will cost €320 million through which the supply of electricity will be sustainable. The pipeline will run from Delimara to Gela, Sicily. The pipeline has a 22 inch diameter and will run 160 metres under water. The pipeline will stretch all the way ...

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Morocco and Nigeria take forward ambitious gas pipeline project

Morocco and Nigeria have taken a major step forward to construct an over 4,000-km gas pipeline that will carry Nigerian gas through six West African countries to Morocco, improving access to energy across the nations.

The two sides concluded an agreement for the Gazoduc pipeline project and another one for cooperation in the field of fertilizers at a ceremony in Rabat last week.

The agreements were concluded five months after the visit of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to Nigeria in December last ...

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Uganda and Tanzania sign deal for world’s longest heated pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania signed an agreement on their proposed $3.55 billion crude export pipeline on Friday, a key milestone for the project which is expected to start pumping Ugandan oil to international markets in three years.

An official at Uganda’s Ministry of Energy told Reuters the agreement covered terms on tax incentives for the project, implementation timelines, the size of the pipeline and local content levels.

Adewale Fayemi, the manager for Uganda at Total, said the project will become « the longest electrically ...

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Australian industry group backs Hunter pipeline

A group of New South Wales manufacturers are pushing the state government to ensure gas from Santos’ proposed Narrabri Gas Project isn’t sent north for export.

The group has thrown its weight behind a proposed pipeline route from Narrabri to Newcastle to ensure NSW’s struggling manufacturing sector.

The proposed Narrabri to Newcastle pipeline is at odds with Santos’ preferred Western Slopes Pipeline which would connect to the Moomba to Sydney Pipeline and the wider east coast ...

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Construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream has started

Gazprom announced that the construction of the TurkStream Pipeline in the Black Sea near the Russian coast is officially underway.

“Today, we started the practical implementation of the TurkStream gas pipeline project: pipe-laying within the offshore section,” said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee. “By late 2019, our Turkish and European consumers will have a new, reliable source of Russian gas imports.”

Pipelaying for the project will be carried out by Allseas’ Audacia vessel, which will also be used for pipe pulling through microtunnels. Deep-water pipeline construction activities will be performed by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel.


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Jemena secures Northern Territory construction approval for a major pipeline project in Australia

Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) has secured a construction and pipeline licence from the Northern Territory Government.

Jemena will now commence construction of the Phillip Creek Compressor Station in the next fortnight, with further construction works on track for start-up in mid-2017.

“This is good news for east coast gas customers who will soon benefit from additional NT gas flowing in Queensland,” said NGP Project Director Jonathon Spink.

“Jemena is also we progressed on a feasibility assessment ...

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Enbridge announces largest project in its history

Enbridge has announced the largest project in its history, the Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP), which will run from Alberta, Canada to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border in the US.

Estimated to cost CA$7.5 billion (US$5.48 billion), the L3RP will be a 1,659 km transnational crude oil pipeline to replace the Line 3 pipeline which was installed in the 1960s.

The Canadian side of the pipeline will run between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba. On the US side the pipeline will extend from Neche, ...

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