• Aug. 3 2017

    Ohio and West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Oh My!    

    The Rover Pipeline Project continues to be a source of concern and confusion for the industry as environmental violations led this week to a Stop Work Order for the entire state of West Virginia. More than ever before, state agencies…


  • Aug. 1 2017

    Valuing the Supply Chain – The Engineering & Construction Conundrum

    The timely construction of pipelines is not only critical to the pipeline operator, its co-owners and shippers, but also to the 40 or so mainline contractors responsible for construction. Despite the differences in business models, contractors, especially the handful that…


  • Jul. 14 2017

    Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks? A(nother) Major Energy Infrastructure Bill

    Much like the 114th Congress, leading members of the 115th Congress have brought forward several bills intended to alter the regulation of energy infrastructure, including their latest salvo, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. The bill has a…


  • Jul. 7 2017

    Pennies from Heaven – Rising Costs May Lead to Financing Issues 

    For energy infrastructure developers, especially those involved with contentious projects, the most pressing business concern is, in the words of Williams CEO, Alan Armstrong, “improving the predictability of pipeline permitting and project costs.” Project costs for pipeline projects rose substantially…


  • Jun. 16 2017

    A Black Box? Machine Learning to Combat Regulatory Uncertainty

    The energy supply chain has long recognized the value of collecting and analyzing data to improve operational efficiencies. Rig counts, sensors, and weather forecasts are just a few of the tools managers typically employ to increase transparency and create competitive…

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