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Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

Natural Gas Pipeline Defect, Inadequate CP Contributed to Fatal 2019 Tetco Blast, Says NTSB

A manufacturing defect, a degraded coating and an ineffective corrosion prevention system contributed to a fatal explosion and fire on Enbridge Inc.’s Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) natural gas pipeline near Danville, KY, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said last week. The August 2019 Tetco Line 15 rupture and subsequent fire caused one death and…

September 20, 2022
Freeport’s Possible Return Fuels Late Surge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Mixed

Freeport’s Possible Return Fuels Late Surge for Natural Gas Futures; Cash Mixed

Natural gas futures were humming along most of Wednesday, with prices moving in and out of positive territory amid little change in the weather forecast or production data. In the last half hour of trading, however, the September Nymex exploded higher as details emerged regarding Freeport LNG’s potential return. At the close, the prompt month…

August 3, 2022
PHMSA Examines ‘Overpressure Situation’ at Freeport LNG, Possibly Delaying Restart

PHMSA Examines ‘Overpressure Situation’ at Freeport LNG, Possibly Delaying Restart

High pressures in a stretch of piping likely caused an explosion that knocked the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal offline, according to federal regulators, who have proposed requirements that could ultimately delay a return to service. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said the cause of the June 8 incident is…

June 30, 2022
Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Energy Transfer Rapped by PHMSA over ‘Probable’ Safety Violations on DAPL

Midstream giant Energy Transfer LP said it is continuing work to correct alleged safety violations on its Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) after federal regulators warned last week it could face fines if the issues are not resolved. Energy Transfer told NGI’s Shale Daily on Monday that the notice issued last week by the Pipeline and…

July 26, 2021

Enbridge Says Michigan Lacks Authority to Terminate or Revoke Line 5 Oil Pipe Easement

Enbridge Inc. served notice Tuesday that Canadian oil would continue to flow across the Straits of Mackinac regardless of an order by Michigan’s executive branch to shut down the 540,000 b/d Line 5 in mid-May. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel have no power to enforce their notice issued in November that the…

January 12, 2021
U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

U.S. Issues Final Rule Authorizing Widespread Transport of LNG by Rail

Federal regulators on Friday issued a final rule that would allow the bulk transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in specialized rail tank cars in what could prove a boon for small-scale projects across the United States.

June 19, 2020

NTSB Sounds Alarm on Proposal to Authorize LNG by Rail Across U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has warned that public safety is at risk if a proposed rule to allow shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S. railroads goes ahead without further study.

January 15, 2020

PHMSA Issues Three Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued three final rules designed to strengthen the safety of onshore natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines.

September 25, 2019
‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

‘No Timelines’ for Restarting Natural Gas Pipelines Near Tetco Blast in Kentucky

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday.

August 9, 2019
Following Kentucky Blast, Tetco Pipes Offline Indefinitely; ‘Rigorous Inspections’ Planned

Following Kentucky Blast, Tetco Pipes Offline Indefinitely; ‘Rigorous Inspections’ Planned

As officials continue investigating the cause of a fatal explosion earlier this month on the Texas Eastern Transmission (Tetco) system in Kentucky, parent company Enbridge Inc. must keep all three pipelines at the site of the incident shut down until further notice, regulators said Thursday.

August 9, 2019
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