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Williams, Targa Plan New Pipeline Projects

Williams and Targa Resources announced new NGL agreements and pipeline projects that will link the Kansas and Mont Belvieu, Texas, markets. Williams will build a 188-mile Bluestream Pipeline from its fractionator in Conway, Kan, and the southern terminus of Overland Pass Pipeline to an interconnect with Targa’s Grand Prix NGL Pipeline in Kingfisher County, Okla. Targa will construct a 110-mile extension of Grand Prix from southern Oklahoma into the Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian and Kingfisher (counties) (“STACK”) region of Central Oklahoma where it will connect with Williams’ new Bluestream Pipeline. In connection […]

Solaris’ Pecos Star System Begins Recycling, Adds Acreage

Solaris Water Midstream’s flagship Pecos Star System has begun recycling operations and has added new acreage and volume commitments that support a major expansion of the system. Located in the heart of the Permian Basin in Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico, and Culberson and Loving counties in Texas, the system serves numerous oil and gas producers working in the Delaware Basin. The system delivers integrated water management services including produced water gathering, transportation, disposal and treating, as well as the delivery of treated produced water and non-potable brackish water for use during drilling […]

February 2019: People Making News

February 2019

Xodus Group appointed Phil Cooper as its corporate development director of its energy consultancy. He has 35 years of experience, previously serving as general manager at Heerema Marine Contractors. PRCI’s Executive Assembly elected Lisa Madden of ExxonMobil and Adriaan den Herder of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie to three-year terms on its Executive Board. They replace Phu Phan of Enterprise Products and John Haldiman of Plains All American, who will continue serving on the Executive Assembly. Price Moncrief, Concho’s senior vice president of Finance and Strategy, has been appointed senior vice president of Corporate Development and Midstream. […]

February 2019: Businesses Making News

February 2019

The ROSEN Group debuted a new Aberdeen, Scotland, office, at which it will base at least 20 employees over the next two years. The local integrity team receives support from 160 Newcastle-based employees.   ARB Midstream jointed forces with Vitol US Holding to buy midstream company Red River for an undisclosed price. The companies redubbed their new system the Texoma Crude Oil Pipeline System. It contains and consists of 700 miles of active crude oil pipelines, over 950,000 barrels of working storage, and 25 truck injection stations servicing North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.   Peoples […]

Obituary: Edward Johnston, GTI Senior Vice President

February 2019

Edward Johnston, GTI senior vice president of Research and Technology Development, died Dec. 20, following a year-long battle with cancer. He was well-known across the company and throughout the industry. Johnston’s energy career spanned over 30 years, starting with hands-on experience as a roughneck and roustabout on off-shore oil rigs with Rowan Companies in the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. He worked in the utility sector with Atmos Energy Corporation before coming to GTI in 2007 as managing director of the Infrastructure sector. Along the way, he served on numerous boards of directors […]

Chesapeake adds compressed gas supplier, appoints CEO

February 2019

Chesapeake Utilities acquired Marlin CNG Services, a North American supplier of mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) utility. Marlin specializes in solutions for winter peaking supplies, pipeline integrity testing and pipeline reconstruction. Separately, the company appointed Jeffry M. Householder, its president of the company’s Florida business unit, as its president and CEO. He replaced Michael P. McMasters, who announced his retirement in September and will continue as a board member. Householder will also serve on the board.

Adelphia Gateway receives favorable Environmental Assessment

February 2019

Adelphia Gateway LLC announced the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Staff issued its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project recommending that the FERC Certificate Order for the project contain a finding of no significant environmental impact. The EA process is designed to independently analyze Adelphia Gateway’s proposed conversion of an existing oil pipeline to natural gas and assess potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the Project. Following receipt of a FERC Certificate Order and all other necessary regulatory approvals, Adelphia Gateway expects the Project to be placed into service […]

Open season for ACE Pipeline underway

February 2019

Phillips 66 Partners, Harvest Midstream and PBF Logistics commenced an open season for the ACE Pipeline System after agreeing to jointly develop the 400 Mbpd Louisiana project. The ACE system would provide crude oil transportation service from the market hub in St. James, LA, to downstream refining destinations in Belle Chasse, Meraux, and Chalmette, LA, the venture partners said. It includes a new-build segment to connect the St. James market center to the CAM Pipeline. Harvest Midstream will contribute its existing CAM Pipeline to the ACE Pipeline System. The ACE project may also include the […]

Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline seeks capacity expansion

February 2019

Seaway Crude Oil Pipeline began a binding open season to gauge shipper interest in expanded crude oil capacity on its existing system originating in Cushing, OK and extending to the Texas Gulf Coast area. The expansion could provide 100 Mbpd of incremental capacity, projected beginning in February. The final volume of capacity for committed and uncommitted service, as well as the points of origin and destination, will be determined based on the results of the open season. Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC is a 50/50 joint venture owned by affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners LP […]

Wolf Midstream breaks ground on Midland Basin pipeline

February 2019

Wolf Midstream Partners LLC announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for the proposed Gray Wolf Crude Connector, a new crude oil pipeline to serve the Midland Basin. Through the open season, Wolf plans to construct the approximately 55-mile Gray Wolf Crude Connector, with an initial capacity of 120 Mbpd, originating near Big Spring, TX and connecting to Midland, TX, with multiple joint tariff options to access the Corpus Christi/Ingleside export market. As part of a broader strategy to better serve Midland Basin producers, the Gray Wolf Crude […]