How Do Pipelines Cross Rivers?

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How Do Pipelines Cross Rivers?

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers. The environmental protection of these rivers is on the minds of Americans, and it’s on the minds of pipeline companies as well. That’s why the industry has started using technically advanced construction methods such as horizontal directional

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Installing Pipelines in Our Marine Environments

Laying pipe on the seafloor can pose a number of challenges, especially if the water is deep. There are three main ways that subsea pipe is laid: S-lay, J-lay and tow-in. The pipe lay vessel is integral to the success of the installation. Buoyancy affects the pipe lay process. In the water, the pipe weighs

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Ways Pipelines Actually Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

From carbon emissions to misconceptions about spills, pipelines sometimes receive negative press regarding the environment, but the truth is that pipelines are one of the safest ways to transport the oil and gas we depend on. Pipelines transport natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons, such as oil, from supply basins to various areas where they are

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel Sign EastMed Gas Pipeline Deal

Greece, Cyprus, and Israel have signed an agreement to construct a 1,900-kilometer undersea pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and potentially help the continent reduce its dependency on Russia for energy supplies. The deal comes as Russia prepares to start pumping gas this year through two new pipelines to Europe

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Oil and Gas Companies Face Challenges During the Winter Months

The winter weather creates a number of hindrances on refinery operations, pipelines, and railways, causing the nation’s energy infrastructure to deliver much-needed fuel to demanding markets while working around winter’s obstacles. Refineries and Transportation Many refineries have had to halt operations due to power outages and the physical effect of the cold on operating units.

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Aging Pipelines: Replace or Rehabilitate?

There are millions of miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States—2.6 million miles to be exact, according to the Global Energy Institute of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Those pipelines power our daily lives and businesses. However, much of the pipeline infrastructure is old. In fact, back in 2014, Inside Energy reported

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7 Winter Weather Construction Safety Tips from Construct Connect

Originally published on January 17, 2018, by Kendall Jones (https://www.constructconnect.com/blog/7-winter-weather-construction-safety-tips) Construction doesn’t stop when winter weather strikes, so it’s important to know what steps to take to keep your workers warm and safe. As another major winter storm is starting to impact areas of the country this week with snow and ice accumulation, it’s a

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Where Are Pipelines Located? Almost Everywhere

Pipelines exist almost everywhere. Natural gas is delivered directly to homes in relatively small-diameter distribution lines buried under the street and even backyards. Larger cross-country transmission pipelines delivering gasoline, home heating oil, or moving crude oil or natural gas are actually easier to find. Nearly the entire mainline pipe is buried, but other pipeline components,

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Texas Companies Propose Crude Oil Pipeline

Two Texas-based companies are partnering a crude oil pipeline proposed to run nearly 45 miles from Memphis to Marshall County, Mississippi. The Byhalia Connection pipeline is a joint venture between Plains All American Pipeline and Valero and would be constructed and operated by a subsidiary of Plains. It would connect the two existing crude oil

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A Look at How Oil and Gas Impact Your Life

Let’s take a look at your day. Did you have coffee? Cook lunch? Check messages on your smart phone, tablet, or computer? Call a friend? Take a few snapshots for Instagram? If you did any of these things, then you made use of a product derived from the oil or natural gas transported by transmission

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