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Baker Hughes: US rig count up 8 units to 448 May 7, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 8 units to reach 448 rigs working for the week ended May 7, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 74 units from the 374 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
Equitrans pushes Mountain Valley in-service to 2022 May 7, 2021 - Equitrans Midstream no longer expects its Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline joint venture to have necessary waterbody and wetland crossing approvals by third-quarter 2021, pushing the project’s planned in-service date to third-quarter 2022. Equitrans pushes Mountain Valley in-service to 2022  Full Story
Methods for AC mitigation May 7, 2021 - How do you stop AC corrosion? Undoubtedly, this is a question that countless pipeline operators have asked themselves when experiencing an induced AC voltage on their pipelines from high voltage transmission lines. In an excerpt from Metricorr’s article in the… Full Story
Corrosion basics: Corrosion damage in reinforced concrete April 30, 2021 - The main causes of corrosion of steel in concrete are chloride attack and carbonation. Aggressive chemical species pass through the pores in the concrete and attack the steel. READ MORE Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 100,000 bbl April 30, 2021 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Apr. 23, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 100,000 bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 100,000 bbl  Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 2 units to 440 April 30, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 2 units to reach 440 rigs working for the week ended Apr. 30, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 32 units from the 408 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 2 units to 432 April 9, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased 2 units to reach 432 rigs working for the week ended Apr. 9, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 170 units from the 602 rigs working this time a year ago… Full Story
Enbridge Seeks to Get More Gas to Energy-Hungry U.S. Northeast April 9, 2021 - (Bloomberg) Enbridge Inc. is moving forward with upgrades to its pipeline network serving the northeastern U.S. to ship more shale gas from the prolific Appalachian Basin as opposition to new conduits mounts in the region.   The Canadian company’s plan includes… Full Story
21 states sue Biden to overturn Keystone XL pipeline decision March 22, 2021 - Twenty-one states sued President Biden and his administration March 17 to overturn his decision revoking the cross-border permit of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project. 21 states sue Biden to overturn Keystone XL pipeline decision  Full Story
U.S. drillers add most oil & gas rigs in a week since January -Baker Hughes March 22, 2021 - March 19 (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms added the most oil and natural gas rigs in a week since January even as oil prices this week pulled back from a recent 28-month high. The oil and gas rig count, an… Full Story
Oil’s Hardest-Hit Market Sees Hope in U.S. Airport Traffic Bump March 22, 2021 - A pick-up in spring break travel is pointing to the first signs of life for a battered jet fuel market, a trend that is likely to continue as more vaccinated Americans venture back onto airplanes this summer.In U.S. airports, the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 5 units to 397 February 12, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased 5 units to reach 397 rigs working for the week ended Feb. 12, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 393 units from the 790 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
Cold Snap Gives Oil Rebound a Boost With Run for Heating February 12, 2021 - (Bloomberg) The polar blast freezing much of the U.S. is driving up demand for heating oil, a boon for a crude market that until now has relied on freight to make up for the pandemic’s devastating impact on driving and air… Full Story
Court order delays construction at ConocoPhillips’ Alaska project February 12, 2021 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A weekend court ruling has temporarily blocked winter construction at a huge ConocoPhillips oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason issued an order Saturday barring ConocoPhillips from starting planned gravel mining… Full Story
Democrat Senator Manchin urges Biden to reverse opposition to Keystone XL pipeline February 11, 2021 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, Joe Manchin, on Tuesday urged President Joe Biden to reverse his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project provides union jobs and is safer than transporting the… Full Story
New Mexico asks Biden administration to resolve drilling policy ‘confusion’ February 11, 2021 - New Mexico officials are asking the Biden administration to resolve confusion in the state’s oil and gas industry over a 60-day pause on allowing state-level staff to issue approvals for new federal lands drilling. In a letter dated Feb. 9… Full Story
Oklahoma Governor Stitt Signs Executive Order To Protect Oklahoma Energy From Federal Overreach February 11, 2021 - Governor Kevin Stitt signed an executive order today to protect Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry from a Washington power grab. Executive Order 2021-03 highlights Oklahoma’s role as an global leader in energy production as well as the state’s successful “all of… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 8 units to 392 February 5, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased 8 units to reach 392 rigs working for the week ended Feb. 5, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 398 units from the 790 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
Court says Dakota Access pipeline can keep operating but needs more studies February 2, 2021 - A federal appeals court has ruled the US Army Corps of Engineers must complete more environmental analyses for the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline but does not have to shut down as ordered last year by a district court. Court… Full Story
U.S. oil and gas rig count rises in January for sixth month February 2, 2021 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a tenth week in a row, with the rig count up in January for a sixth straight month, as monthly oil production rebounds amid rising prices. The oil… Full Story
TC Energy disappointed with Expected Executive Action revoking Keystone XL Presidential Permit January 21, 2021 - TC Energy Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TC Energy or the company) announced it is disappointed with the expected action to revoke the existing Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The decision would overturn an unprecedented, comprehensive regulatory process that… Full Story
Big U.S. oil drillers have federal permits to mute effect of any Biden ban January 21, 2021 - U.S. President Joe Biden’s promised ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands would take years to shut off production from top shale drillers because they already have stockpiled permits, according to Reuters interviews with executives. But smaller… Full Story
Enbridge rejects Michigan’s order to shut down Line 5 pipeline through Great Lakes January 15, 2021 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan’s demand that Enbridge Inc. shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes is based on bad information and political posturing and will be ignored, the Calgary-based company… Full Story
The AC corrosion mechanisms and models — A review January 15, 2021 - From Feb. 6: In this paper, the mechanisms and models of AC (alternating current) corrosion are critically reviewed to provide a systematic understanding for the further development of AC corrosion theory. None of the proposed mechanisms could give a full… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for 7th week in a row – Baker Hughes January 15, 2021 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a seventh week in a row as higher energy prices have prompted producers to pull more fuel out of the ground in recent months. The oil and gas… Full Story
Earl Lawrence Kirkpatrick December 21, 2020 - It is with a heavy heart, deep sadness and grief that we acknowledge the following: Earl Lawrence Kirkpatrick, founder and Chief Engineer at ELK Engineering Associates passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 pursuing his passion for flying. Details of the… Full Story
U.S. FERC approves Marathon’s proposed Alaska LNG import project December 18, 2020 - U.S. energy regulators approved a plan by Marathon Petroleum Corp’s Trans-Foreland Pipeline Co LLC unit to convert the Kenai liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Alaska into an import terminal. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said Trans-Foreland… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 8 units to 346 December 18, 2020 - The US drilling rig count increased 8 units to reach 346 rigs working for the week ended Dec. 18, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 467 units from the 813 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
Disasters waiting to happen: 5 major infrastructure projects in need of repair November 16, 2020 - There's nothing quite like an infrastructure disaster to get the American public's attention, whether it is the discovery of a drinking water system with dangerous levels of lead in Flint, Michigan, or a near-catastrophic dam failure in Oroville, California. In… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 4.3 million bbl November 16, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Nov. 6, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 4.3 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 4.3 million… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for ninth week in a row -Baker Hughes November 16, 2020 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a ninth week in a row to the highest since May, as producers return to the wellpad with crude prices mostly trading over $40 a barrel since mid… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 5 to 287 October 23, 2020 - The US drilling rig count increased 5 units to reach 287 rigs working for the week ended Oct. 23, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 543 units from the 830 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
U.S. Transportation Safety Board finds corrosion in fatal tunnel crash October 23, 2020 - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued two safety recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration based on the NTSB’s findings in its completed investigation of a fatal crash in the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Lehigh Tunnel on February 21, 2018.… Full Story
Keystone XL gets favorable court opinion October 23, 2020 - Work on TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline would be allowed to continue based on an interim ruling denying denied a request by Native American tribes to halt construction due to potential damage from future oil spills. Keystone XL gets favorable… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 13 to 282 October 16, 2020 - The US drilling rig count jumped 13 units to reach 282 rigs working for the week ended Oct. 16, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 569 units from the 851 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
Illinois approves expansion of Dakota Access oil pipeline October 16, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters) – Illinois regulators late on Wednesday approved an expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, the largest pipeline running out of North Dakota’s Bakken shale basin, rejecting a bid by environmental groups to block the project. The… Full Story
Cost of corrosion – construction and infrastructure October 7, 2020 - Buildings and structures that incorporate concrete and exposed metal are subject to corrosion. The nature of corrosion varies based on the type and location of the structure. Globally, corrosion-related catastrophic failure of infrastructure has been most visible in the collapse… Full Story
Las Cruces Utilities fights gas line corrosion October 7, 2020 - Every pipe put in the ground can face damage, like rainwater shifting dirt and a line being punctured by rocks. However, steel gas lines face other challenges; they can corrode with rust over time. There are specific sacrifices involved in… Full Story
An insight into cathodic protection in hazardous areas October 7, 2020 - Corrosion is a natural process where metals are gradually degraded and destroyed by chemical and electrochemical reactions with their environment. Galvanic and impressed current CP systems are used to control the corrosion of steel in structures and involve voltages and… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for second week in three -Baker Hughes September 21, 2020 - U.S. drillers this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the second time in three weeks as a recent increase in energy prices from coronavirus-linked lows prompted some to return to the wellpad. The oil and gas rig count,… Full Story
Baffling corrosion September 21, 2020 - The Wilson Aquatic Centre inside the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, will continue to be closed over the coming months for repairs to replace the metal hangers supporting sound baffles above the pool. Corroded metal hangers that… Full Story
Dakota Access Oil Pipe Likely Safe From Shutdown Through 2020 September 21, 2020 - The Dakota Access oil pipeline is poised to stay in service at least through December under a new court schedule, assuming the Trump administration doesn’t force a shutdown.Under the proposed briefing schedule filed Wednesday, a federal court in Washington won’t… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories down 4.4 million bbl September 16, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Sept. 11, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 4.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories down 4.4 million… Full Story
U.S. oil & gas rig count falls for the first time in four weeks -Baker Hughes September 16, 2020 - U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs operating for the first time in four weeks even as a rebound in crude prices from coronavirus lows over the past few months prompted some producers to return… Full Story
Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express Pipeline expansion September 1, 2020 - Energy Transfer LP has added over 400,000 b/d of NGL capacity out of the Permian and Delaware basins with the completion of its Lone Star Express Pipeline expansion project. Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express Pipeline expansion  Full Story
U.S. court rejects bid to halt Kinder Morgan gas pipeline September 1, 2020 - A nearly-complete $2.3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from West Texas shale fields to the U.S. Gulf Coast can move ahead, a U.S. judge in Austin, Texas, ruled on Friday, rejecting an environmental group’s effort to halt the project.… Full Story
Cost of corrosion – oil and gas August 21, 2020 - Corrosion is an issue which is encountered in many stages of the oil and gas industries, including oil and gas pipelines, refineries, and petrochemical plants. Corrosion in oil and gas industry is usually caused by water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count jumps 10 units to 254 August 21, 2020 - The US drilling rig count increased 10 units, reaching 254 rigs working for the week ended Aug. 21, according to Baker Hughes data. Baker Hughes: US rig count jumps 10 units to 254  Full Story
API: July US petroleum demand up 3.8% month-on-month August 21, 2020 - US petroleum demand, as measured by total domestic petroleum deliveries, was 18.3 million b/d in July. This was the third consecutive monthly increase and a rise of 3.8% (700,000 b/d) from June, but 11.9% (2.5 million b/d) below July 2019… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories down 1.6 million bbl August 19, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Aug. 14, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 1.6 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories down 1.6 million… Full Story
Court to allow Dakota Access pipeline to continue operations during appeal August 6, 2020 - A federal appeals court ruled that the US Army Corps of Engineers can allow the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline to continue operating while arguments over an easement are considered. Court to allow Dakota Access pipeline to continue operations during… Full Story
An inside look at aging underground storage tanks August 6, 2020 - Underground storage tanks are aging, and becoming an increasingly frequent topic of discussion, research, and concern. As single-walled tanks, both fiberglass and steel, approach the end of their useful life they need to be removed from service, relined, or tested… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count unchanged at 251 July 31, 2020 - The overall US rig count was unchanged at 251 rigs running according to Baker Hughes’ calculation of active US rigs during the week ended July 31. With a count of 180, one fewer rig was drilling for oil compared with… Full Story
U.S. oil rig count rises for first week since March – Baker Hughes July 27, 2020 - U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil and natural gas rigs to a record low for a 12th straight week, although they added an oil rig for the first time since March as a recovery in crude prices tempt… Full Story
Corrosion minimization: The key is to protect metal surfaces July 17, 2020 - Many of the new combined cycle power plants that have sprouted up in the last two decades have open recirculating cooling systems, i.e., cooling towers, for turbine exhaust steam and auxiliary cooling. Corrosion protection is critical for these systems, as… Full Story
Groups challenge Keystone XL over NEPA, endangered species July 17, 2020 - Environmentalists added a challenge to the stalled Keystone XL pipeline project yesterday with a lawsuit saying spills from the pipeline would harm endangered species such as the whooping crane and pallid sturgeon. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club… Full Story
API: US petroleum demand increased nearly 9% in June July 17, 2020 - The recovery of US petroleum markets broadly continued in June with US petroleum demand increasing nearly 9% to 17.6 million b/d, according to data released July 16 in the American Petroleum Institute’s June 2020 Monthly Statistical Report (MSR). API: US… Full Story
Accelerated corrosion of pipeline steel under dynamic DC stray current interference July 14, 2020 - In this paper, the statistical analysis of fluctuation characteristics of pipeline potential under dynamic DC stray current interference was carried out based on field test data. Then a self-designed experimental set-up was applied to study the corrosion behaviour of X70… Full Story
Oil Near $40 With Volatility Falling and Gasoline Stocks Growing July 7, 2020 - Oil pared losses to trade near $40 a barrel before U.S. government data that’s forecast to show gasoline stockpiles increased.U.S. gasoline supplies expanded by 1 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey before industry figures expected later Tuesday.… Full Story
Judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access crude pipeline until study done July 7, 2020 - A federal court July 6 ordered the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline must be shut down within 30 days pending completion of a study of the line’s potential environmental impacts. Judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access crude pipeline until study… Full Story
The most common types of corrosion June 26, 2020 - Corrosion is one of the most common problems in just about every industry. It can affect household items, vehicles, heavy equipment, and entire industries, such as the pipeline industry and the manufacturing industry. Corrosion is commonly called rust, but there… Full Story
Corrosion basics: Special cathodic protection requirements for specific pipeline applications June 26, 2020 - Most pipeline cathodic protection applications involve either galvanic anode or impressed current systems installed in earth for protection of external surfaces. READ MORE Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 5 units to 279 June 12, 2020 - The US drilling rig count fell 5 units, reaching 279 rigs working for the week ended June 12, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 690 units from the 969 rigs working this time a year ago. Baker… Full Story
Water pipeline replacement resumes as coronavirus restrictions ease June 5, 2020 - The City of Flint announced Tuesday that water pipeline replacement, paused the last two months by the coronavirus lockdowns, will resume. When work stopped in March, 9,554 lead or galvanized pipes had been replaced, part of the city’s infrastructure recovery… Full Story
Trump orders use of emergency streamlining for energy projects June 5, 2020 - President Trump issued an executive order June 4 invoking emergency authority to expedite government decisions on infrastructure investment and other activities, notably energy projects. Trump orders use of emergency streamlining for energy projects  Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count down 110 units in May June 5, 2020 - The international rig count for May reached 805, a decrease of 110 units from April and down 321 units from the 1,126 counted in May 2019, according to Baker Hughes data (OGJ Online, May 1, 2020). Baker Hughes: International rig… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 17 units to 301 May 29, 2020 - The US drilling rig count dropped 17 units to reach 301 rigs working for the week ended May 29, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 683 units from the 984 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
Keystone XL pipeline likely to face delays after U.S. court denies stay May 29, 2020 - A U.S. appeals court in California on Thursday declined to suspend a lower court’s ruling that cancelled a national environmental permit, in a decision likely to delay pipeline projects, including the Keystone XL oil pipeline.The U.S. Court of Appeals for… Full Story
Models for prediction of long-term corrosion of cast iron water mains May 21, 2020 - Corrosion of cast iron pipes buried in wet soils has long been associated with severe localized effects often attributed to microbiological influences and also with the chemical and physical properties of the soils. Despite more than 70 y of research… Full Story
Politically Motivated: Biden vowing to rip up Keystone XL approvals if former VP wins White House May 19, 2020 - WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign says the former vice-president will rip up President Donald Trump’s approvals for the Keystone XL pipeline if he takes over the White House next year. Campaign officials made Biden’s first policy pronouncements on the controversial cross-border… Full Story
Judge reaffirms decision to halt Keystone XL, others under nationwide permit program May 14, 2020 - A federal judge in Montana has reaffirmed his decision to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and any other oil or natural gas pipeline project seeking approval for new construction under a streamlined nationwide permitting system. Judge reaffirms decision… Full Story
U.S. drillers cut oil & gas rigs to historic low -Baker Hughes May 8, 2020 - The number of operating oil and natural gas rigs fell to an all-time low – reflecting data going back 80 years – as the energy industry slashes output and spending to deal with the coronavirus-led crash in fuel demand. The… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 4.6 million bbl May 6, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended May 1, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 4.6 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 4.6 million… Full Story
No injuries after Enbridge’s natgas pipeline explodes in Kentucky May 6, 2020 - No injuries were reported in an explosion on Enbridge’s Line 10 pipeline, part of its Texas Eastern Natural Gas System, in a wooded area in Fleming County, Kentucky on Monday evening, WKYT news reported on its website.“Our crews are on… Full Story
U.S. Oil Producers Begin Storing Crude in Strategic Reserve April 30, 2020 -  U.S. oil producers running out of space for storage amid an unprecedented slump in demand have started making deliveries to the nation’s emergency stockpile.This month, 1.1 million barrels have been delivered into Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage. The Energy Department has… Full Story
Workers repair corrosion problem at Beaver Valley nuclear reactor April 30, 2020 - Repairs have corrected a small corrosion problem in the Unit 2 nuclear reactor vessel head at Energy Harbor Corp.’s Beaver Valley Power Station. According to an April 24 inspection report by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, one of 66 reactor… Full Story
U.S. drillers cut most oil rigs in a month since 2015 -Baker Hughes April 27, 2020 - U.S. energy firms cut the most oil rigs in a month in April since 2015 with oil prices down over 70% since the start of the year as steps to curb the coronavirus pandemic cut global crude demand faster than… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 15 million bbl April 22, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Apr. 17, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 15.0 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 15 million… Full Story
Protecting steel parts from corrosion by parkerizing April 20, 2020 - Parkerizing is a chemical process that creates a corrosion-resistant coating on steel parts. It’s been around since the late 1800s but gained popularity with the formation of the Parker Rust-Proof Phosphating Company of America in 1915. Of course, Harley-Davidson was… Full Story
Understanding galvanic corrosion April 17, 2020 - Galvanic corrosion is often misunderstood. This four part peer reviewed lecture given by Dr. Robert Francis clears up many of the misunderstandings and errors in this field in many books and information found across the web. This series is also… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 73 units to 529 April 17, 2020 - The US drilling rig count fell 73 units, reaching 529 rigs working for the week ended Apr. 17, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 483 units from the 1,012 rigs working this time a year ago. Baker… Full Story
Keystone Pipeline Faces Delay With Critical Permit Blocked April 16, 2020 - TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was a dealt a setback with a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly approved a streamlined permit process without fully evaluating the impact on endangered species.In a legal challenge… Full Story
Stress corrosion cracking led to canadian pipeline rupture, fire April 15, 2020 - Investigators determined that the pipeline ruptured due to stress corrosion cracks on the outside surface, and the polyethylene tape coating applied to the pipe’s exterior surface as an anticorrosion technique had deteriorated over time. READ MORE Full Story
EIA: US crude oil inventories build by 19.2 million bbl April 15, 2020 - US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 19.2 million bbl for the week ended Apr. 10 compared with the previous week, the Energy Information Administration said. At 503.6 million bbl, oil inventories are about 6%… Full Story
U.S. oil rig count drops to lowest since Dec. 2016 -Baker Hughes April 14, 2020 - U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a fourth week in a row to the lowest since December 2016 with oil futures down over 50% since the start of the year after Saudi Arabia and Russia cut prices and boosted… Full Story
Corrosion basics: Corrosion and the environment April 14, 2020 - Corrosion Basics don’t get any more basic than the definition of corrosion as the deterioration of a material, usually a metal, that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. Almost all materials should be expected to deteriorate,… Full Story
EIA: US crude oil inventories up 15.2 million b/d April 14, 2020 - US commercial crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 15.2 million bbl for the week ended Apr. 3 compared with the previous week, the Energy Information Administration said. EIA: US crude oil inventories up 15.2 million b/d  Full Story
China to Start Buying Oil for State Reserves After Crash April 2, 2020 - China is moving forward with plans to buy up oil for its emergency reserves after an epic price crash, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The world’s biggest importer is taking advantage of a 60% plunge this year to… Full Story
Refiners Benefiting From Crude-Price Plunge Even as Plants Slow April 2, 2020 - America’s biggest fuel makers are taking advantage of plunging oil prices to capture profits while slowing fuel production. Marathon Petroleum Corp., Phillips 66 and Valero Energy Corp. are some of the U.S. refiners that cash in when crude costs fall… Full Story
Trucking Demand Throws a Lifeline to Ailing Refineries April 2, 2020 -  With jets grounded and cars parked, diesel fuel for trucking is giving some relief to refiners as the coronavirus spread cuts deep into demand.The diesel revenue is sorely needed for the refining industry which has seen plants shut from South… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 13.8 million bbl April 1, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Mar. 27, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 13.8 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 13.8 million… Full Story
TC Energy to Build Keystone XL Pipeline April 1, 2020 - Thousands of New Jobs, Billions in Economic Stimulus and Enhanced North American Energy Security TC Energy to Build Keystone XL Pipeline – Full Story
Court orders full EIS for Dakota Access pipeline March 27, 2020 - The US District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the US Army Corp of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access crude oil pipeline. Court orders full EIS for Dakota Access pipeline … Full Story
Disinfectants can cause damage to metal March 27, 2020 - Disinfecting livestock facilities between groups is an effective method to reduce pathogen loads for incoming animals. While most producers understand the risks to humans and animals due to the caustic nature of most disinfectants, they may not recognize the damage… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 2 million bbl March 19, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Mar. 13, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 2.0 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 2 million… Full Story
Administration seeks offers of crude oil for SPR by March 26 March 19, 2020 - The US Department of Energy has issued a solicitation to buy up to 30 million bbl of domestic crude oil from US producers—a quick first step in a program to fill up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Administration seeks offers… Full Story
Corrosion basics: Corrosion and the environment March 19, 2020 - Corrosion Basics don’t get any more basic than the definition of corrosion as the deterioration of a material, usually a metal, that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. Almost all materials should be expected to deteriorate,… Full Story
U.S. drillers cut oil rigs for first week in four March 2, 2020 - U.S. energy firms reduced the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in four weeks as some companies expect output growth from shale formations to slow as producers cut spending on new drilling for a second consecutive year… Full Story
Basic Concepts of Induced AC Voltages on Pipelines February 13, 2020 - The subject of an article published in 1995 is more relevant today than ever before due to increased metropolitan and infrastructure growth. Earl Kirkpatrick, Chief Engineer at ELK Engineering was far ahead of the "curve" on this subject and remains… Full Story
Investigators say corrosion caused deadly pipeline leak in northeast Nebraska February 10, 2020 - Federal investigators say corrosion caused a deadly leak in an anhydrous ammonia pipeline in 2016 in northeast Nebraska. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a report released last week that a series of small fatigue cracks caused by corrosion… Full Story