A world-leading competency system for pipeline engineers designed in Australia will be made available to members of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) under an agreement announced by the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) and CEPA.
Trump affirms continued support for Keystone XL
TransCanada Corporation thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for affirming his support for the Keystone XL pipeline project by issuing a new Presidential Permit.
The president's action clarifies the national importance of Keystone XL and aims to bring more than 10 years of environmental review to closure.
"President Trump has been clear that he wants to create jobs and advance U.S. energy security and the Keystone XL pipeline does both of those things," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "We thank President Trump for his leadership and steadfast support to enable the advancement of this critical energy infrastructure project for North America."
"The magnitude of the work on this project has been extensive. The Keystone XL pipeline has been studied more than any other pipeline in history and the environmental reviews are clear - the project can be built and operated in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way," added Girling.
Keystone XL will create thousands of jobs and deliver economic benefits across North America while being the safest, most efficient and environmentally sound way to move crude oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. has announced that it completed commissioning and start-up of the Pipestone Montney sour deep-cut gas processing complex. The Pipestone Gas Plant is designed to process approximately 100 MMcf/day of sour gas and includes an acid gas injection well, salt water disposal well, and pipelines that directly connect to Tidewater's Pipestone Gas Storage Facility. Additionally, the Pipestone Gas Plant is connected to both the Alliance and TC Energy pipeline network.
Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that six of twelve legal challenges filed against the Trans Mountain Expansion Project after its approval by the federal government earlier this year can move forward to trial, on an expedited basis.
Enbridge Inc. has reached a commercial agreement with shippers to place the Canadian portion of the Line 3 replacement pipeline into service by the end of this year. This agreement reflects the importance of this safety-driven maintenance project to protecting our environment and ensuring the continued safe and reliable operation of the pipeline well into the future.
TC Energy Corporation has announced the Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed the November 2017 decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission that approved the Keystone XL Pipeline route through the state.
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Trans Mountain has issued ‘Notice to Proceed' directives to some of its prime construction contractors triggering mobilization of the initial workforce necessary to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The directives give the contractors 30 days to mobilize equipment and commence the process of hiring workers, procuring goods and services, and developing detailed construction work plans.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced that it will acquire Kinder Morgan Canada as well as the U.S. portion of the Cochin pipeline system in a deal valued at approximately $4.35 billion in total.
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Inter Pipeline Ltd. is exploring the potential sale of its European bulk liquid storage business. Should a sale be completed, proceeds could be used to reduce outstanding debt and finance Inter Pipeline's capital expenditure program, including the Heartland Petrochemical Complex.
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Iris Automation, Skyfront and Echodyne power first ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone flight without human visual observers
The University of Alaska's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP) has conducted the first ever beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone operation without visual observers, an industry milestone powered by Iris Automation's on-board, and Echodyne's ground-based, detect-and-avoid systems integrated onto a Skyfront Perimeter UAV.
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The NEB has decided how regulatory processes for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project) will continue, including detailed route and condition compliance processes.
Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, announces replacement Kylie-Mueller valves are now available through CIRCOR's international channel partner network. After decades of service from Kylie-Mueller's GTB and GTW control valves, operators in the oil and gas and hydroelectric industries can replace the valves with OEM-manufactured substitutes.
Malaysian petroleum storage and distribution project to use Rotork control network and electric actuators
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AltaGas Canada Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. has filed an application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission for approval of a large volume industrial transportation rate required in its proposed process for allocation of reactivated capacity on its western transmission pipeline.
An Indigenous-led group that wants to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says a formal bid could be made as early as July.
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The potential for new major pipeline development in Canada is bleak with the Senate's passing of Bill C-69. Since its introduction in February 2018, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and its members have been unequivocal in our position: Bill C-69 does not create the clarity and certainty necessary for proponents of major new pipeline projects to risk bringing them forward.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) acknowledges the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) but notes there are more hurdles for the government to cross before the pipeline will be built.
The federal government has once again approved development of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project between northern Alberta and Burnaby, B.C., after a lengthy delay to meet consultation conditions imposed by the Federal Court of Appeal. However, while there is some suggestion that construction could begin in 2019, significant opposition to the twinning project remains.
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