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Multilayered coating aims to improve corrosion resistance of steel September 23, 2022 - Materials Performance The proposed multilayer coating system comprises three layers fabricated using physical vapor deposition, with a Zn–Mg layer sandwiched between two zinc layers. Galvanizing steel with zinc increases its corrosion resistance, making it a sustainable and economical choice to… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil & gas rigs for first time in three weeks – Baker Hughes September 23, 2022 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for the first time in three weeks as relatively high crude prices encouraged some firms to drill more, mainly in the Permian Basin. The oil and gas rig count,… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 2.4 million bbl September 15, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Sept. 9, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 2.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 2.4 million… Full Story
BOEM reinstates Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 bids September 15, 2022 - In compliance with congressional direction in the Inflation Reduction Act, the BOEM has accepted 307 highest valid bids from Lease Sale 257 in the Gulf of Mexico, totaling nearly $190 million. BOEM reinstates Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 bids Full Story
Soil corrosivity investigation via physical and chemical composition September 15, 2022 - In this work, soil corrosivity of the central desert of Iran was investigated by analyzing the physical-chemical characteristics of soils, weight loss testing, and electrochemical measurements. READ MORE Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 8.8 million bbl September 9, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Sept. 26, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 8.8 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 8.8 million… Full Story
Pittsburgh bridge showed ‘major decay’ months before collapse September 9, 2022 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released an inspection report completed on the Fern Hollow Bridge four months before its collapse, which appeared to show major structural decay. READ MORE Full Story
Wisconsin judge allows Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline to continue to operate – must relocate around tribal land September 9, 2022 - A Wisconsin judge has ruled Enbridge Inc’s Line 5 oil pipeline is trespassing on land belonging to the Bad River Band, but will be allowed to continue operating because a shutdown would have significant public and foreign policy implications. The… Full Story
U.S. oil & gas rig count falls for first time in 25 months -Baker Hughes August 30, 2022 - Aug 26 (Reuters) – Energy firms this week increased the number of U.S. oil and gas rigs but cut the count in August for the first time in 25 months, even as oil prices remain relatively high. The oil and… Full Story
Energy Transfer signs LNG deal with Shell August 30, 2022 - Energy Transfer LP has executed a 20-year agreement to supply Shell NA LNG LLC with LNG from Energy Transfer LNG Export LLC’s Lake Charles liquefaction plant in Louisiana. Energy Transfer signs LNG deal with Shell Full Story
U.S. Set to Ship Record Crude Into 2023 as Energy Crisis Deepens August 30, 2022 - Aug 24, 2022 (Bloomberg) US crude sales overseas are set to hit fresh records through next year as American oil increasingly takes market share in Europe. Earlier this month, weekly government figures showed an unprecedented 5 million barrels a day of… Full Story
US rig count down 1, Canada rig count down 2 August 12, 2022 - US drilling activity decreased slightly for the week ended Aug. 12, Baker Hughes reported. With a 1-rig decrease, 763 rigs were working in the US, an increase of 262 from this time a year ago. US rig count down 1,… Full Story
IEA raises oil demand growth forecasts by 380,000 b/d August 12, 2022 - In its August issue Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency raised its estimates for 2022 global demand growth by 380,000 b/d, to 2.1 million b/d, as soaring oil use for power generation and gas-to-oil switching are boosting demand. IEA… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 4.5 million bbl August 4, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended July 29, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 4.5 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 4.5 million… Full Story
Corrosion demystified August 4, 2022 - Corrosion is, without a doubt, the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition that affects small craft. The good news is no corrosion scenario should remain a mystery — corrosion and its prevention are comprehensible. While there are many subvarieties of corrosion,… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 3.3 million bbl July 14, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended July 8, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 3.3 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 3.3 million… Full Story
The key is in the coating: Multilayered coating to improve the corrosion resistance of steel July 14, 2022 - The strength of steel makes it one of the most robust materials known to man. When galvanized with zinc (Zn), it becomes more resistant to corrosion. This makes it an economical choice to use in construction and infrastructure. In the… Full Story
IEA: Oil market outlook rarely more uncertain July 14, 2022 - Rarely has the outlook for oil markets been more uncertain, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its July issue Oil Market Report (OMR). IEA: Oil market outlook rarely more uncertain Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 8.2 million bbl July 8, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended July 1, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 8.2 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 8.2 million… Full Story
Canada gains 9 rigs, US adds 2 July 8, 2022 - Canadian rotary rig activity increased by 9 rigs the week ended July 8, pushing the number of rigs working to 166, up 38 from the 137 working in Canada this time a year ago, according to Baker Hughes data. Canada… Full Story
For the First Time, the US is Sending More Gas to Europe Than Russia July 1, 2022 - For the first time, the US is supplying more natural gas to Europe than Russia sends by pipelines, according to the International Energy Agency.   Europe is seeking alternatives such as US liquefied natural gas to Russian supplies after Gazprom… Full Story
SCOTUS rules EPA can’t set standards too tough for gas-fired power plants July 1, 2022 - The US Supreme Court ruled June 30 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks the authority to set emission standards so strict that many power plants burning natural gas or coal will be unable to comply. SCOTUS rules EPA can’t… Full Story
Choosing the best corrosion-resistant material July 1, 2022 - Corrosion becomes an inevitable problem when structures come into immediate contact with water and other chemicals, e.g., in water parks and swimming pools. It includes repeatedly accessed places such as pool access ladders, stair towers, and handrails. Corrosion presents a… Full Story
Mitigating the issue of pipeline corrosion June 25, 2022 - The potential impact of pipeline corrosion within the oil and gas industry can be devastating for many reasons. In addition to the increased cost of maintenance and replacing parts, expensive offshore pipeline installation projects, and the huge costs due to… Full Story
U.S. oil activity jumps amid shortages, inflation June 25, 2022 - An index of oil activity in the U.S. Southwest was at the highest in six years, according to the quarterly report, which surveyed oil executives in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana earlier this month. Still, firms said that supply-chain issues… Full Story
US rotary rig count continues to gain June 25, 2022 - US drilling activity increased again this week with the addition of 13 rotary rigs, bringing the total working units to 753, well above the 470 that were drilling in the same period a year ago, according to the latest count… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for first time in three weeks June 13, 2022 - The U.S. oil and natural gas rig count rose this week for the first time in three weeks, as crude output slowly returns to pre-pandemic levels despite high prices as producers focus on returning money to shareholders and paying down… Full Story
Water main breaks: Case studies and analysis June 13, 2022 - Water main breaks lead to extensive costs and make up a significant portion of municipal budgets due to repair costs, flood damage, loss of revenue for companies impacted, and the disruption to essential public services like health care or fire… Full Story
Canada’s rig count jumps 24 units, US also up June 13, 2022 - Canada’s drilling rig count jumped 24 units to reach 141 rigs running during the week ended June 10, up 48 from the year-ago period. Oil-directed rigs rose 22 units while gas-directed rigs increased 2 units 48. Canada’s rig count jumps… Full Story
EIA: Global oil production returns to within 1% of pre-pandemic levels June 7, 2022 - Although crude oil prices remain high because of low oil inventories and significant geopolitical uncertainty, EIA estimates world production of petroleum and other liquids averaged 99.5 million b/d in May, within 1% of pre-pandemic levels. EIA: Global oil production returns… Full Story
Offshore oil rig rates lifted by pandemic recovery, race to replace Russian crude May 27, 2022 - Rental rates for offshore oil and gas rigs have rocketed higher, boosted by a race to lift production because of the war in Ukraine and a recovery in demand after the COVID-19 pandemic. Drilling companies are in a stronger position… Full Story
Canadian drilling jumps as US count dips slightly May 27, 2022 - Canadian drilling activity jumped this week with 15 rigs added the week ended May 27, Baker Hughes reported Friday. This week’s count of 103 rigs is up 41 from the 62 units drilling in Canada during the same period last… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for ninth week in a row May 24, 2022 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a ninth week in a row, data showed on Friday, as mostly small producers respond to high prices and prodding by the government to ramp up output. The… Full Story
With big gains in Texas, US rig count jumps 14 units May 20, 2022 - The US drilling rig count gained 14 units to 728 during the week ended May 20, according to Baker Hughes data. Thirteen of the units to come online are oil-directed. With big gains in Texas, US rig count jumps 14… Full Story
Corrosion under fire coating on main beams caused the closure of the Memphis Avenue Bridge May 20, 2022 - The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of just about 100 bridges countywide and inspectors on-site at the Memphis Avenue Bridge project found sufficient reason to shut down the one lane of the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 9 units to 714 May 13, 2022 - The US drilling rig count is up 9 units, reaching 714 rigs working for the week ended May 13, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 261 units from the 453 rigs working this time a year ago.… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for record 21 months a row -Baker Hughes May 2, 2022 - April 29 (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms last week added oil and natural gas rigs for a record 21 months in a row as high prices and prodding by the federal government prompted some drillers to return to the wellpad.… Full Story
Oil Heads for Longest Run of Monthly Gains Since Early 2018 April 29, 2022 - (Bloomberg) Oil is poised for a fifth monthly gain after another tumultuous period of trading that saw prices whipsawed by the fallout from Russia’s war in Ukraine and the resurgence of Covid-19 in China. West Texas Intermediate futures climbed to… Full Story
US rig count inches up, Canada continues rig drop April 29, 2022 - The active rig count in the US was up 3 units to 698 for the week ended Apr. 29, according to Baker Hughes data. US rig count inches up, Canada continues rig drop  Full Story
Twelve companies awarded contracts for Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil April 25, 2022 - The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded contracts to 12 companies for 30 million bbl from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Twelve companies awarded contracts for Strategic Petroleum Reserve oil  Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for fifth week – Baker Hughes April 25, 2022 - April 22 (Reuters) U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fifth week in a row as high prices and prodding by the government prompts drillers to return to the wellpad. The oil and gas… Full Story
U.S. to Resume Oil, Gas Drilling on Public Land Despite Biden Campaign Pledge April 19, 2022 - WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday said it has resumed plans for oil and gas development on federal lands, a move that could break a pledge Joe Biden made while campaigning for president. The plan calls… Full Story
U.S. Is Set to Launch a $6 Billion Effort to Save Nuclear Plants April 19, 2022 - (Bloomberg) The Energy Department is expected to provide details as soon as Monday on a $6 billion program aimed at keeping uneconomical nuclear plants in service, providing a lifeline to an industry that’s seen a raft of early reactor retirements driven by competition… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for fourth week in a row April 19, 2022 - U.S. energy firms last week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth week in a row as the federal government seeks more production to help allies wean themselves off Russian oil and gas after Moscow invaded Ukraine on… Full Story
U.S. crude stocks surge on strategic reserve release April 15, 2022 - A maze of crude oil pipe and equipment is seen with the American and Texas flags flying in the background during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S. June 9, 2016.… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 9.4 million bbl April 15, 2022 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Apr. 8, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 9.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 9.4 million… Full Story
IEA to release 120 million barrels over six month period April 12, 2022 - The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Thursday confirmed member country contributions to the second collective action to release oil stocks in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The commitments submitted by members reached 120 million barrels to be released over… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for third week in a row -Baker Hughes April 12, 2022 - April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms last week added oil and natural gas rigs for a third week in a row as the federal government seeks more production to help its allies wean themselves off Russian oil and gas… Full Story
New U.S. rule requires pipeline operators to install valves to improve safety April 5, 2022 - March 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline regulator on Thursday announced a new rule that would require automatic or remotely operated shut-off valves to mitigate safety-related and environmental impacts due to pipeline failures. The Pipeline and Hazardous… Full Story
U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Rise 16%, to New Record April 5, 2022 - U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports rose nearly 16% last month to a record high, according to preliminary Refinitiv data, with shipments to Europe continuing to dominate. U.S. LNG is in high demand as European countries try to cut gas… Full Story
U.S. drillers add three oil and gas rigs amid slow growth -Baker Hughes April 5, 2022 - U.S. energy firms last week added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row but growth in the rig count remains slow as drillers continue to return cash to shareholders from high crude prices rather than… Full Story
API: February US oil demand strongest since August 2005 March 23, 2022 - US petroleum demand, as measured by total domestic petroleum deliveries, was 21.6 million b/d in February, only 0.03% above demand in January, according to the latest monthly statistical report by API. API: February US oil demand strongest since August 2005  Full Story
U.S. Lawmakers & Citizens Continue Demands for Energy Security via Canada’s Keystone XL March 23, 2022 - In a statement this week Saudi Arabia announced it will not accept responsibility for any shortages in the global energy markets.  As President Biden awaits a return call from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to discuss production increases, a recent poll shows that 71… Full Story
Texas Energy Regulator Urges Russian Oil Ban, More U.S. Output March 8, 2022 - The chairman of Texas’s energy regulator has added to calls on President Joe Biden to ban imports of Russian oil and support a ramp up of U.S. production.   “Internationally, countries and companies are divesting and boycotting from Putin’s Russia… Full Story
US drillers face ‘big-boy decisions’ on boosting output March 8, 2022 - High prices and political pressure are meeting Wall Street’s wishes to hold the line on capex. US drillers face ‘big-boy decisions’ on boosting output  Full Story
A new methodology for predicting corrosion rates March 4, 2022 - Most metal alloys are prone to corrosion, which costs hundreds of billions of dollars of damage annually in the U.S. alone. Accurately predicting corrosion rates is a long-standing goal of corrosion science, but these rates depend strongly on the specific… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for a record 19th month – Baker Hughes March 4, 2022 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for an eighth week in a row, with the rig count rising for a record 19th month in a row, as crude prices soared beyond $100 a barrel for… Full Story
US Lawmakers Push for Keystone XL Amid Russian Aggression March 4, 2022 - Russian aggression against Ukraine means Keystone XL – the pipeline killed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office – is getting lots of attention from lawmakers in the US.   Over the past week, US leaders have… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for seventh week February 25, 2022 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a seventh week in a row for the first time since February 2021 after crude prices this week soared to their highest since 2014. The oil and gas… Full Story
North America’s old pipelines seek new life moving carbon February 25, 2022 - North American oil and gas pipeline companies are gearing up to compete for a budding market moving greenhouse gases to carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects – by building new pipelines to transport carbon dioxide or giving new life to… Full Story
U.S. crude stockpiles rise, fuel inventories fall – EIA February 25, 2022 - NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) – U.S. crude stockpiles rose sharply, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday. Crude inventories (USOILC=ECI) rose by 4.5 million barrels in the week to Feb. 18 to 416… Full Story
Corroded pipeline bursts in St. Bernard, killing thousands of fish, animals February 8, 2022 - A severely corroded pipeline ruptured, contaminating an environmentally sensitive area in St. Bernard Parish with more than 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel, killing thousands of fish and other wildlife. The spill started more than two weeks ago in a 16-inch… Full Story
Concrete falls from corroded bridge onto pedestrian path near lakeshore drive February 8, 2022 - Falling bits of concrete from a bridge along Lakeshore Drive in Chicago are creating a dangerous path for pedestrians. The concrete is falling down from the ceiling of a bridge along Buena Avenue. The roof of the bridge is corroded,… Full Story
AMPP’s response to Pittsburgh bridge collapse February 8, 2022 - Bob Chalker, CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, issued this statement on Friday, Jan. 28, following the collapse of the Fern Hollow bridge near Frick Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. READ MORE Full Story
Illinois court vacates approval of Dakota Access pipeline capacity expansion January 14, 2022 - An Illinois appellate court on Wednesday vacated approval given by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to allow the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline capacity up to 1.1 million barrels per day. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) can transport… Full Story
New protective coating for steel to resist corrosion in ships and marine facilities January 14, 2022 - Steel is one of the most widely used materials in a range of industrial environments due to its various advantages, such as its excellent mechanical properties and reasonable costs. However, its low corrosion resistance limits the life of the equipment… Full Story
Engineer suggests corrosion might be to blame for Champlain Towers South partial collapse December 28, 2021 - From July 1: The federal government is sending a team of scientists and engineers to Surfside, Florida, to find out if Thursday’s deadly condo collapse should result in a broader investigation that could have implications for building codes nationwide. The… Full Story
U.S. Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for Third Week in a Row – Baker Hughes December 28, 2021 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a third week in a row as demand for energy keeps growing after last year’s coronavirus demand destruction. The oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for 15th month in a row -Baker Hughes November 1, 2021 - U.S. energy firms added oil and natural gas rigs for a 15th month in row in October as oil prices soared to fresh seven-year highs, prompting some drillers to return to the wellpad. For the week, the oil and gas… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 2 to 544 October 29, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 2 units to reach 544 rigs working for the week ended Oct. 29, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 248 units from the 296 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for sixth week in a row -Baker Hughes October 21, 2021 - U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a sixth week in a row as oil prices soared to their highest since 2014, prompting drillers to return to the wellpad. The oil and gas rig count,… Full Story
The impacts of rising sea levels on seawater corrosion September 28, 2021 - The latest Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change report makes stark warnings about rising sea levels, which cannot be avoided even in best-case scenarios for climate change mitigation. The threat of saltwater intrusion poses significant risks to coastal infrastructure worldwide, and… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil and gas rigs for 14th month in a row – Baker Hughes September 28, 2021 - Sept 24 (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a 14th month in a row as more offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico returned to service after shutting when Hurricane Ida slammed… Full Story
EIA: Appalachian basin shale gas production sets records in first-half 2021 September 2, 2021 - Dry natural gas production from shale formations in the Appalachian basin that spans Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio has been growing since 2008, and monthly production has recently set new record highs. EIA: Appalachian basin shale gas production sets records… Full Story
Enbridge set to open most capacity on long-delayed Line 3 pipeline September 2, 2021 - CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO) notified oil shippers on Wednesday that it would offer capacity for 620,000 barrels per day (bpd) on its Line 3 oil pipeline starting in October, signaling confidence in completing the… Full Story
Report: Evidence of extensive corrosion in collapsed condo September 2, 2021 - Video released by a team of federal investigators shows more evidence of extensive corrosion and overcrowded concrete reinforcement in a Miami-area condominium that collapsed in June, killing 98 people. READ MORE Full Story
Sea rise under scrutiny in condo collapse: Corrosion likely, but no sign of sinkhole August 6, 2021 - Scraped clean of tons of rubble late last month, the bare garage floor of Champlain Towers South appears to rule out at least one early suspect in its catastrophic collapse. There were no telltale signs of a sinkhole. The garage… Full Story
Line 3 Pipeline to be in Service by End of Year, Despite Legal Challenges August 6, 2021 - CALGARY – Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement is on track to be in service by the end of the year despite ongoing protests and recent court challenges, the Calgary-based company said Friday. The $9.3-billion project – which is expected… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 3 units to 491 August 6, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 3 units to reach 491 rigs working for the week ended Aug. 6, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 244 units from the 247 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 2.1 million bbl July 23, 2021 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended July 16, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 2.1 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 2.1 million… Full Story
California’s PG&E to bury 10,000 miles of power lines to prevent wildfires July 23, 2021 - July 21 (Reuters) – California power company Pacific Gas and Electric (PCG.N) said on Wednesday it would bury 10,000 miles of power lines in high-risk fire zones as a safety measure after its equipment caused multiple destructive wildfires over several years. The… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 7 units to 491 July 23, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 7 units to reach 491 rigs working for the week ended July 23, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 240 units from the 251 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
A water department’s proactive approach to infrastructure and reliability June 3, 2021 - When the failure occurred, Tucson Water employees were in a hurry to figure out what their next steps would be. This article details the failure, the remedial actions, and the proactive approach they’ve taken since. READ MORE Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 2 units to 455 May 25, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 2 units to reach 455 rigs working for the week ended May 21, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 137 units from the 318 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
Dakota Access to continue operations during environmental review May 25, 2021 - Energy Transfer LP’s 570,000-b/d Dakota Access pipeline will continue to transport crude oil pending completion of an on-going environmental review, according to a May 21, 2021, US District Court for the District of Columbia ruling. Dakota Access to continue operations… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 5 units to 453 May 14, 2021 - The US drilling rig count increased by 5 units to reach 453 rigs working for the week ended May 14, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 114 units from the 339 rigs working this time a year… Full Story
Enbridge keeps Line 5 pipeline operating amid court fight over shutdown order May 14, 2021 - Enbridge Inc. kept its Line 5 crude oil pipeline operating May 12 as the company fought in court against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to close the line. Enbridge keeps Line 5 pipeline operating amid court fight over shutdown order  Full Story
Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel May 14, 2021 - A rusty storage tank at Jackson Point suffered a “bottom plate failure resulting from severe rust and degradation due to corrosion”, which was preventable, according to an independent investigation report into a spill at the Rubis terminal in South Sound… Full Story
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