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

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

Federal Regulators Issue Stern Warning to Cheniere Over Shuttered Storage Tanks

Federal regulators, unsatisfied with Cheniere Energy Inc.’s progress in completing a list of corrective measures following the mandated shutdown of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks in early 2018, told the leading U.S. exporter that neither tank would be allowed to return to service until the previously agreed upon actions were completed.

July 10, 2019

PHMSA Issues Landslide Warning to Natural Gas Pipeline Owners

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an advisory bulletin to remind owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines of the potential for damage caused by earth movement from landslides and subsidence in variable, steep and rugged terrain and for varied geological conditions.

May 23, 2019

Oil, Gas Industry Joins Pipeline Safety Groups in Backing Proposed PHMSA Rule

Trade associations representing the energy industry have joined pipeline safety groups in support of a natural gas transmission pipeline safety rule that has been under consideration by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) since 2011.

February 13, 2019

FERC Issues Environmental Schedules for 12 LNG Terminals, Signs MOU With PHMSA

The prospects for increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States leaped forward late Friday as FERC issued environmental schedules for a dozen pending terminal projects.

September 4, 2018
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