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Celeste Roberts | Submar

Canada Approves $5.5bn Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Project

Canada has approved the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer. The Canadian political party Federal Liberals took the rare step last year of buying the pipeline for C$4.5bn to help ensure the project’s survival. Environmentalists and some First Nations fiercely oppose Trans Mountain. Prime Minister Trudeau

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How Pipeline Operators Protect Animal Habitats

Migration and habitats are critical considerations for pipeline design. With approximately 2.5 million miles of transmission pipelines crossing the U.S., construction and maintenance activities could affect animal habitats from time to time. That’s why animal habitats and migration patterns are factored into the earliest planning and design stages for pipeline projects, right through the construction

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New Gas Pipeline Coming to the Permian Basin

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s MPLX LP master limited partnership reported that the proposed Whistler Pipeline from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the state’s Coastal Bend region will be built. The announcement follows a favorable final investment decision by MPLX, WhiteWater Midstream, and a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners/West Texas Gas, Inc. (WTG) joint venture to design

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What Property Owners Need to Know Before Digging

Millions of miles of pipelines run around our property and homes, making modern conveniences possible. While it’s agreed that pipelines are the safest and most efficient means of transporting natural gas and petroleum products, safety precautions must be taken. Before a member of the public digs to start a new construction project or even a

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Keeping Pipelines Safe During Fire Season

Wildfire season has kicked off for most of the United States. Communities are already seeing impacts, like reduced energy measures; some energy companies have been forced to shut down facilities for safety reasons. With millions of miles of transmission pipelines stretching across the country, owners and operators of our nation’s pipelines plan and prepare for

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PHMSA Issues Warning on “Earth Movement”

Citing a number of recent incidents, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) sent a warning to natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline operators detailing the dangers of flooding and heavy rain events. The advisory points to “land movement, severe flooding, river scour, and river channel migration” as causes of the type of damage

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Digital Officers Must Find a Place in the Oil and Gas Industry

Companies from around the world are starting to establish new executive-level positions called “chief digital officers (CDOs)” to navigate the open waters of the digital transformation. However, according to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the oil and gas industry has some catching up to do. The results suggest that of the 2,500 largest public companies

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