North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

NOV-DEC 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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10 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2 018 Be sure to stay on top of the latest news in the pipeline industry. The North American Oil & Gas Pipelines website is updated daily with news from around the industry. Some of those stories don't make it into the monthly print edition, so you might be missing out on some interesting stories online. Here are the top trending posts from from the last month. Peoples Acquired by Aqua America in $4 Billion Deal Aqua America Inc., a Pennsylvania-based water and wastewater utility will acquire Peoples in an all-cash transaction of $4.275 billion. Aqua will acquire Peoples from infrastructure funds managed by Sausalito, California-based SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners. The resulting company will be well positioned to grow and generate shareholder value through increased scale, a balanced portfolio and stable capital structure. in-4-billion-deal/ Funding Allows JupiterMLP to Advance Permian-to-Gulf Coast Crude Oil Pipeline JupiterMLP LLC will proceed with plans to build a 1 million- barrel per day (bpd) pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The company announced Oct. 17 that it secured sufficient funding commitment from Charon System Advisors to build the Jupiter Pipeline. coast-pipeline/ TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Project to Proceed TransCanada Corp. will proceed with construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The recent announcement came after a decision to sanction the LNG Canada natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, was announced Oct. 2 by the joint venture participants of LNG Canada, a consortium comprised of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corp. and KOGAS. proceed/ OHIO811 Now Includes Oil and Gas Producers In September, the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS), in collaboration with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and the Ohio Gas Producers Underground Protection Service (OGPUPS) announced the consolidation of Ohio's two utility protection services under the unified OHIO811 trademark. he consolidation means that "Call Before You Dig" just became easier for Ohio's excavators, increasing public safety and the protection of the state's critical underground utilities infrastructure. producers/ Don't miss the latest news in the industry. Visit for more stories and while you're there, sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter. CEPA Releases 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report T he Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) recently re- leased its 2018 Trans- mission Pipeline Industry Performance Report, high- lighting how CEPA's members are performing in the areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic priorities. "In 2017, CEPA members safely delivered over 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 5.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. While the number of significant incidents has trended down over the past five years, there was an in- crease to three significant incidents in 2017 from one in 2016. Two involved liq- uids pipelines and one in- volved a natural gas pipeline. All 13,376 people directly employed by the industry re- turned home safely at the end of each day in 2017. Highlights of the 2018 report include: • CEPA members directly employed 13,376 (full-time equivalent) employees in Canada in 2017. • CEPA members' increased capital expenditures on pipeline infrastructure by 25 percent in 2017, compared to 2016, to a total of $10 billion. • CEPA and members continued to advance the CEPA Integrity First program, which enables CEPA member companies to work collective- ly to strengthen the pipeline industry's performance in critical areas of safety, envi- ronmental protection and socio-economic practices. • CEPA members held 542 emergency response exercises in 2017, ranging in complex- ity from emergency drills to full-scale exercises. • CEPA members invested $22.2 million in innovative technology in 2017, focused on reducing pipeline corro- sion and improving pipeline inspection, leak detection and damage prevention. CEPA members spent al- most $4.1 billion in 2017 to obtain personnel, services, supplies and equipment from local sources, including $261 million from Indigenous sup- pliers. CEPA members invested more than $1.6 billion in 2017 in maintenance and monitoring of their Canadian pipeline systems. To view the 2018 Trans- mission Pipeline Industry Per- formance Report snapshot, visit

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