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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
U.S. drillers add oil rigs for third week in four: Baker Hughes February 10, 2020 - (Reuters) – U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for the third time in four weeks even though producers planned to continue reducing spending on new drilling for a second consecutive year in 2020. Pump jacks operate at sunset in Midland,… Full Story
The AC corrosion mechanisms and models – A review February 7, 2020 - 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 explanation of the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada adds 10 rigs for the week February 7, 2020 - Canada has added 10 rigs for the week ended Feb. 2, according to Baker Hughes data. With 257 rigs running, the count is higher than the 240 units drilling this week a year ago. Baker Hughes: Canada adds 10 rigs… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 3.4 million bbl February 7, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 31, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 3.4 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 3.4 million… Full Story
Regulators revisit environmental review for Line 3 pipeline February 3, 2020 - ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota regulators opened a hearing Friday on an updated environmental review for Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across the state, but most testimony focused on broader questions of whether… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count down 4 units to 790 February 3, 2020 - The US drilling rig count fell 4 units, reaching 790 rigs working for the week ended Jan. 31, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is down 255 units from the 1,045 rigs working this time a year ago. Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 3.5 million bbl January 29, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 24, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 3.5 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 3.5 million… Full Story
U.S. drillers add oil rigs for second week in a row January 28, 2020 - U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a second consecutive week, raising doubts over producers’ plans to continue reducing spending on new drilling for a second year in a row in 2020.Companies added three oil rigs in the week to… Full Story
Corrosion basics: Steam generation in power plants January 24, 2020 - The greatest use of high-temperature water and steam is in electrical power generation. Historically, fossil fuels were used almost exclusively to heat water and make steam until the introduction of nuclear power steam generators in the second part of the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count falls 2 units to 794 January 24, 2020 - The US drilling rig count dropped 2 units to reach 794 rigs working for the week ended Jan. 24. The count is down 256 units from the 1,059 rigs working this time a year ago, according to Baker Hughes data.… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories down 400,000 bbl January 23, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 17, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 400,000 bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration EIA: US crude inventories down 400,000 bbl  Full Story
Keystone XL Wins Green Light From U.S. to Plow Ahead on Project January 23, 2020 - Jan 22, 2020 (Bloomberg) TC Energy Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline took another step forward with U.S. approval of a key stretch of construction.The Interior Department authorized construction across a swath of federal land in Montana, according to a release on… Full Story
Innovative construction helps rehabilitate two of Philly’s oldest stone and concrete bridges January 21, 2020 - As one of the first-settled areas of the U.S, Pennsylvania boasts a robust inventory of historic bridges, including the oldest continuously used roadway bridge in the nation. To preserve all of these bridges, engineers and preservationists use a variety of… Full Story
Investigators: Corroded pipe led to US refinery explosion, fire January 17, 2020 - Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety board say a June 2019 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, occurred due to a corroded pipe elbow in the refinery’s alkylation unit. READ MORE Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada adds 41 rigs for the week January 17, 2020 - Canada has added 41 rigs for the week ended Jan. 17, according to Baker Hughes data. With 244 rigs running, the count is higher than the 209 units drilling this week a year ago. Full Story
TC Energy plans February Keystone XL preconstruction January 15, 2020 - TC Energy Corp. plans to start preconstruction work in February on its 830,000-b/d Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The company announced its plans in a filing with US District Court in Montana. Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories down 2.5 million bbl January 15, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 10, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 2.5 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration.   Full Story
US researchers probe localized corrosion on steel pipes January 10, 2020 - Materials Performance From Sept. 12: According to U.S. researchers, a localized form of nanoscale corrosion appears responsible for unpredictably decreasing the working life of steel pipes used frequently in the oil and gas industry. READ MORE Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada adds 118 rigs for the week January 10, 2020 - Canada has added 118 rigs for the week ended Jan. 10, Baker Hughes data. With 203 rigs running, the count is higher than the 184 units drilling this week a year ago. Baker Hughes: Canada adds 118 rigs for the… Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count up 8 units in December January 8, 2020 - The international rig count for December 2019 reached 1,104, an increase of 8 units from November 2019 and up 79 units from the 1,025 counted in December 2018, according to Baker Hughes data. Baker Hughes: International rig count up 8… Full Story
EIA: US crude inventories up 1.2 million bbl January 8, 2020 - US crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 3, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 1.2 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. EIA: US crude inventories up 1.2 million… Full Story
U.S. drillers add most oil rigs in week since Feb 2018 December 23, 2019 - U.S. energy firms added the most oil rigs this week since February 2018 – primarily in the Permian shale – even though producers have been reducing spending on new drilling for much of this year.Companies added 18 oil rigs in… Full Story
Newark revamps corrosion control strategy for water service lines December 23, 2019 - The city of Newark, New Jersey, USA, is introducing a new corrosion control treatment program and working to replace lead service lines on private property after tests have repeatedly showed elevated lead levels in drinking water. READ MORE Full Story
The secret cost of corrosion on the homestead December 23, 2019 - In 2016, the corrosion of equipment and materials cost the United States more than $1 trillion, a number that has risen by $724 billion since 1998. The only two areas with higher total spending are healthcare and real estate. A… Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 14 units to 813 December 20, 2019 - The US drilling rig count increased 14 units, reaching 813 rigs working for the week ended Dec. 20, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up after numerous weeks of decreases, but still down 267 units from this time… Full Story
Tackling corrosion December 20, 2019 - Experts from across industry and academia came together to explore new collaborative ways to tackle the cross-industry challenge of corrosion. Corrosion costs the global economy $2.5 trillion per year. It’s a multi-industry problem – affecting everything from oil and gas… Full Story
Baker Hughes: Canada adds 15 rigs for the week December 13, 2019 - Canada has added 15 rigs for the week ended Dec. 13, according to Baker Hughes data. With 153 rigs running, 21 fewer units are drilling in Canada than a year ago. Baker Hughes: Canada adds 15 rigs for the week  Full Story
Oil Reaches Three-Month High At $60 on U.S.-China Trade Pact December 13, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 (Bloomberg) Oil rose to $60 a barrel for the first time in almost three months after U.S. President Donald Trump signed off on a partial trade deal with China, giving a boost to the fragile outlook for global… Full Story