North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

JUL-AUG 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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22 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | JULY/AUGUST 2 018 C anada's oil and gas pipeline industry has faced some turmoil over the past year. Third-party opposition, regulato- ry challenges and in-fighting between provincial governments has created a measure of uncertainty in the formerly robust sector. Back in October last year, TransCanada canceled its Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects amid opposition and sustained regulatory obstacles. More recently, Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion project became embroiled in a legal battle with British Columbia's provincial govern- ment. Alberta's government threatened to throttle oil flow to its western neighbor. In May, the Ca- nadian federal government decided to step in and purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the pro- posed expansion for $2.4 billion. Despite these challenges, demand is still high for natural gas capacity throughout Canada. What follows is an overview of many of the natural gas pipeline projects currently under way or in the per- mitting process. P I P E L I N E R E P O R T 2018 CANADIAN NATURAL GAS PIPELINES REPORT Regulatory Uncertainty Hampers Buildout in Canada Market Access Continues to Drive Demand for Pipeline Expansion By Bradley Kramer

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