Oil & Gas Pipeline Safety & Integrity News

NEB approves pipeline project amidst protests by Jeff Cottrill, posted on OHS Canada

Energy corporation Enbridge Inc. is moving ahead with a controversial pipeline project, now that the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the project with a list of conditions. [Read More…]  

Greene’s Energy Group Completes Pipeline Training And Test Loop Facility, posted on Oil and Gas Online

Greene’s Energy Group has announced an open house event for the completion of its pipeline training and test loop operations at its Houston Pipeline Services facility on Thursday, February 13, 2014, immediately following the close of the Pipeline Pigging & Integrity Management Conference, said Tom Sawyer, GEG’s vice president. [Read More…]  

Line 9 Reversal Approval Serves Enbridge’s Interests, not the Public’s, says NFU Ontario, posted on the Morning Post Exchange

When the National Energy Board approved Enbridge’s Line 9 project, which will reverse the flow and increase the pressure in the 50-year-old pipeline, it set conditions that protect the company’s financial interests while off-loading risks and costs onto the public, according to Rick Munroe of the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O). [Read More…]  

NTSB: Abnormal Concentration Of Natural Gas Found Near East Harlem Blast Scene, posted on CBS New York

Con Edison crews discovered an alarming natural gas concentration near the scene of the deadly East Harlem building explosion this week, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Friday.  [Read More…]  

NC eyes gas pipeline safety after NY’s fatal explosion by Justin Quesinberry, posted on WNCN

About 1.3 million customers in North Carolina have natural gas, which requires more than 33,000 miles of pipeline across the state. [Read More…]  

How Pembina pulled off a 500% return by keeping pipelines full and building trust with First Nations by Claudia Cattaneo, posted on the Financial Post

Mick Dilger, president and CEO of Pembina Pipeline Corp., is the first to acknowledge that owning pipelines in energy-friendly Alberta goes a long way to making aggressive expansion a welcome event. [Read More…]  

Quest Integrity announces new pipeline software, posted on Energy Global

Quest Integrity Group has announced Pacifica™, a new software solution to perform pressure cycle fatigue analysis on seam crack flaws in pipelines. In ageing pipelines, failures can occur after long run times due to an accumulation of pressure cycles.  [Read More…]  

Owner disputes report that Maine oil pipeline has exceeded life span by Seth Koenig, posted on Bangor Daily News

Environmentalists are pointing to a New Hampshire court document as evidence the Portland-Montreal pipeline has exceeded its life span and can’t be trusted to safely transport so-called tar sands oil. [Read More…]      

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