Pipeline Business

Too Many Pipelines, Too Little Demand
Permian Basin oil and gas pipeline construction (copyright by Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Permian Basin oil and gas pipeline construction (copyright by Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Mark Iden Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:15

Just two years ago, in response to booming domestic demand and insufficient pipeline capacity to move the oil to market, pipeline operators began building more pipelines in the prolific Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, capable of transporting up to seven mbd of fracked shale oil.

Guangdong province map (copyright by Shutterstock/mrwood)
Guangdong province map (copyright by Shutterstock/mrwood)

PipeChina Seals New Pact with Southern Guangdong

PipeChina, China's newly formed oil and gas pipeline behemoth whose birth was reported in these pages on 24 July of this year, has taken a concrete step in implementing its strategic vision: Southern Guangdong became the first province to transfer its natural gas pipeline network to the company, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

Brazilian and argentine flag plumes (copyright by Shutterstock/vladm)
Brazilian and argentine flag plumes (copyright by Shutterstock/vladm)

A Complicated Major Gas Pipeline System on the Drawing Boards in South America

Argentina has initiated exploratory talks with Brazil concerning the construction of a billion-dollar gas pipeline from the gigantic Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves in southern Brazil  to Porto Alegre, the capital city of the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sula. The project involves expanding the 1,430-km Argentine pipeline system as well as the construct

Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda and Tanzania Ink a $3.5 Billion Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

After long and protracted negotiations, the governments of Uganda and Tanzania have signed a $3.5 billion crude oil pipeline deal.  The agreement allows for the construction of a 1,445-km pipeline connecting Uganda's prodigious oil fields to Tanzania's export terminal in Tanga.

Magellan Midstream Partners Sees Opportunity for Product Transport Amid Corona
Magellan Midstream Partners logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Magellan Midstream Partners logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Mark Iden Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:29

The Corona virus pandemic has significantly reduced demand for refined petroleum products around the globe, causing in turn the closure of some U.S. oil refineries.

Underwater Pipeline on the sea floor (copyright by Shutterstock/Vismar UK)
Underwater Pipeline on the sea floor (copyright by Shutterstock/Vismar UK)

McDermott International Secures FEED Contract for Subsea Pipeline

Delta Offshore Energy, a Singaporean company, has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to McDermott International LTD for a subsea gas pipeline.  The pipeline will connect an offshore LNG regasification platform to onshore 3,200-megawatt (MW) powerplant in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.

USA from space with NDT logo (copyright by Shutterstock/NicoElNino & NDT Global)
USA from space with NDT logo (copyright by Shutterstock/NicoElNino & NDT Global)

Thomas Redlinger Takes On The Top Job for NDT Global in the United States

Thomas Redlinger, a professional engineer with substantial oil and gas experience in the testing, inspection and certification of pipelines, has been appointed to the role of Vice President for NDT Global in the United States.  In this capacity Redlinger will be responsible for driving the US business.

 Hurricane Laura making Landfall in USA. Shot from Space (copyright by Adobe Stock/ Sasa Kadrijevic)
Hurricane Laura making Landfall in USA. Shot from Space (copyright by Adobe Stock/ Sasa Kadrijevic)

Hurricane Laura Wreaks Havoc on Gulf of Mexico Gas Pipelines

Last week Hurricane Laura, the most powerful and damaging Category 4 Atlantic hurricane since the 1856 Last Island hurricane, forced the Garden Banks and Nautilus natural gas pipelines, serving four major U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platforms, to shut down, pipeline operator Enbridge said.

pipeline bridge  (copyright by Adobe Stock/Cardaf)
pipeline bridge (copyright by Adobe Stock/Cardaf)

Some Ups and More Downs in This Year's American Gas Pipeline Market

The natural gas pipeline market in the United States was a hotbed of activity during the first six months of 2020. On the one hand the courts either blocked or delayed long ballyhooed gas pipelines like the Constitution and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. On the other about 5 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity entered service in the country.

Nigeria oil industry concept on flag (copyright by Adobe Stock/Антон Медведев)
Nigeria oil industry concept on flag (copyright by Adobe Stock/Антон Медведев)

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's Call to Pipeliners - a Big Opportunity

In a document posted on its website this week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is asking investors to bid to fix pipelines and depots serving its oil refineries on a finance and operate basis.

Hydrogen backbone (copyright by Ontras)
Hydrogen backbone (copyright by Ontras)

Eleven Gas Giants to Move on Bringing Hydrogen to Europe

Last month a group of eleven European gas infrastructure companies from nine EU member states presented a plan for transporting hydrogen throughout Europe.  The group says that existing gas infrastructure within the continent can be modified to ship the hydrogen at an affordable cost.

Oil refinery industrial plant at night (copyright by Adobe Stock/TTstudio)
Oil refinery industrial plant at night (copyright by Adobe Stock/TTstudio)

$457 Million Premium Paid for Bringing China's Pipeline Network Under One Roof

Facilitating Beijing's drive to consolidate China's vast pipeline infrastructure, the Politburo - the nexus of all political power in China - has created the China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network (PipeChina).