Industry News

Canadian study finds pipeline transport safer than rail


Transporting oil and gas by pipeline in Canada is significantly safer than moving it by rail, a new study released by the Fraser Institute has concluded.

NextEra Energy Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire NET Midstream, a privately held developer, owner, and operator of a portfolio of seven long-term contracted natural gas pipeline assets located in Texas.

The Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has officially opened its new Technology Development Center (TDC) in Houston, Texas, designed to address the key issues the energy pipeline industry is facing to ensure the safety and integrity of national and international pipeline infrastructure.

Enterprise Products Partners is to sell its offshore Gulf of Mexico pipelines and services business to Genesis Energy for approximately $US1.5 billion in cash.

US named world’s biggest oil producer


The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest oil producer last year, according to BP’s Statistical Review of...

JIP to evaluate aerial-based pipeline safety technologies


Three North American pipeline companies have signed a Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) agreement to conduct research into aerial-based leak detection technologies, in the interest of enhancing across-the-board pipeline safety.

BP is to sell its equity in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) business in the UK North Sea to European infrastructure manager Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has launched an online interactive pipeline incident map that offers Canadians the opportunity to view all pipeline incidents in Canada since 2008.

Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) has initiated work on its 2015 Research Portfolio, as approved by the Board of Directors.

OMS completes pipe services for Barzan Gas Project


Pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services has completed a pipe measurement survey and fit-up project for RasGas, the Qatar-based joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.

Cortez Subsea secures patent for shallow-water pipelay technology


Subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea has been granted a UK patent for its Modular Pipelay System, making new shallow-water pipelay technology available in the North Sea for...

Indian Oil Corporation awards pipeline coating contract to Denso


Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, India’s biggest pipeline operator and one of the world’s leading oil companies, has awarded a tender of more than 2.4 million square metres of high quality...

Myth busting – I don’t have enough data (Part 2)


The first part of this discussion, which was published in the June edition of Pipelines International, hopefully dispelled some myths about low data availability....

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