The Nabucco Pipeline’s path from Turkey to Austria was approved, but the project faces questions over its ability to offer a strong competitor to Russian natural gas supplies given its lack of funding and supply commitments.
Williams announced plans for a third expansion to its Transco natural gas pipeline, which runs from Texas to the Northeast. This new expansion would add delivery points in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Earlier this week, Gas Processors Report hosted a webinar discussing the future of Alaskan natural gas projects. Speaking at the event was Dr. Douglas Reynolds, professor of oil and energy economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Scott Jepsen, vice president of external affairs for Denali – The Alaska Gas Pipeline. This event looked at the challenges development may face, but why the time may be ripe for these project despite the large potential in gas shale plays and the current state of the economy.
The Eastern line of the Rockies Express natural gas pipeline was brought online this week and is expected to create an over-saturation situation of natural gas into a Northeastern market that is already getting over-supplied.
In recent years, advances in technology and the increased availability of high-performance fibers and fabrics have combined to boost interest in the use of composite materials for pipeline rehabilitation.
Identifying problems with and monitoring the effectiveness of a pipeline’s cathodic protection (CP) system can be difficult, expensive, and time consuming, especially when the pipe is located in difficult-to-access areas.
TransCanada’s natural gas pipeline in Alaska received a huge boost when the company announced that ExxonMobil joined the $26 billion project as a minority partner.While not announced, it is safe to assume that the agreement also means that ExxonMobil, the largest holder of North Slope gas reserves, will commit its volumes to the TransCanada pipeline through the open season and provide the first perceived shipping commitments to the proposed project.