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Equitrans Stops Major Natural Gas Leak at Pennsylvania Storage Facility 

Equitrans Stops Major Natural Gas Leak at Pennsylvania Storage Facility 

Equitrans Midstream Corp. said late Thursday it has flooded a natural gas storage well that had leaked for more than 10 days, releasing over 1 Bcf/d into the atmosphere, according to preliminary estimates.  Spokesperson Natalie Cox told NGI the leak was discovered on Nov. 6. The company worked through a series of setbacks with Texas-based…

November 18, 2022
Permian Natural Gas Gathering Lines Said Spewing More Methane than Estimated

Permian Natural Gas Gathering Lines Said Spewing More Methane than Estimated

Researchers in a peer-reviewed study conducted over three years have discovered that more methane is being emitted from Permian Basin natural gas gathering lines than previous federal estimates.  In a peer-reviewed study published by the American Chemical Society, aerial data was used to measure emissions from thousands of miles of gathering pipeline in West Texas…

October 7, 2022
ConocoPhillips IDs Pressure Build-up as Source of Leak on Alaska’s North Slope

ConocoPhillips IDs Pressure Build-up as Source of Leak on Alaska’s North Slope

An internal investigation from ConocoPhillips into a recent gas leak at a site in Alaska’s North Slope points to extreme pressure that caused well equipment to fail, releasing a pocket of gas to the surface. The report comes more than two months after a leak occurred at one of the Houston-based independent’s oldest Alpine Field…

May 13, 2022
Kinder Morgan Investigating Natural Gas Leak from Texas Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Investigating Natural Gas Leak from Texas Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is investigating the cause of a natural gas release from the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline that occurred early Sunday near Goodrich in Polk County, northeast of Houston. There were no injuries or fire resulting from the incident, and the company isolated the pipeline segment while local emergency responders secured the area.…

October 5, 2020
Imperial Oil Restarts Oilsands Output from Kearl After Pipeline Leak

Imperial Oil Restarts Oilsands Output from Kearl After Pipeline Leak

Production has resumed at Imperial Oil Ltd.’s 220,000 b/d Kearl oilsands mine after Inter Pipeline Ltd. addressed a leak that had disrupted flows of gasoline-like condensate needed to dilute bitumen for shipment to markets. Inter Pipeline announced that service had been restored by building a 400-meter (1,300-foot) bypass around a leak that halted flows and…

September 16, 2020
Imperial Temporarily Halts Alberta Oilsands Production After Pipeline Leak

Imperial Temporarily Halts Alberta Oilsands Production After Pipeline Leak

Canada’s Imperial Oil Ltd. is temporarily shutting down its 220,000 b/d Kearl oilsands site while Inter Pipeline Ltd. repairs a leak that interrupted flows of gasoline-like condensate used as thinner for bitumen shipments from the mine. The release, detected over the weekend, affects the northeastern Alberta leg of a 238,000 b/d Inter Pipeline conduit called…

September 2, 2020

EQT Fined $1.1M For Violations In Pennsylvania Impoundment Leak Saga

The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) has assessed a $1.1 million civil penalty against EQT Corp. for a 2012 impoundment leak in which thousands of gallons of natural gas drilling wastewater were discharged in Tioga County.

June 6, 2017

Colorado Home Explosion Linked to Severed NatGas Line; Governor Orders Statewide Review

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday called for a statewide review of oil and natural gas operations after an investigation determined that an abandoned and severed unrefined natural gas flowline was linked to a fatal home explosion in Weld County.

May 3, 2017

Briefs — BP plc

A BP plc well in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay is no longer leaking natural gas, according to the company and the state of Alaska. The well began leaking hydrocarbons last Friday. An oil leak was stopped earlier, but a natural gas leak continued into Monday. “The well is no longer venting gas, which caused an initial spray of crude oil that impacted the well pad…” according to a situation update. “The impacted area is limited to the reserve pit of the gravel pad; however, cleanup responders have not yet confirmed there are no impacts to adjacent tundra. No volume estimate for the crude spray release is available at this time.” The leak was at the BP Exploration Alaska Drill Site 2 pad, Well 3, an oil and natural gas well, in the Greater Prudhoe Bay area, about five miles from the Deadhorse Airport.

April 18, 2017

Briefs — GOM Lease Sales

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is taking comments through May 15 on proposed changes to the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Five-Year Program. The draft supplemental environmental impact statement analyzes potential impacts from new air quality modeling and may be used to make final decisions about Lease Sales 250 and 251 scheduled for 2018. Public meetings are scheduled April 25 in New Orleans; April 27 in Houston; May 1 in Pensacola, FL; May 2 in Mobile, AL; and May 3 in Gulfport, MS. Locations and meeting times are included in the Federal Register notice. Comments may be submitted via BOEM’s website or to Greg Kozlowski, Deputy Regional Supervisor, Office of Environment (GM 623E), BOEM, GOM OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70123-2394.

April 3, 2017
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