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Construction contract awarded for European Gas Pipeline

October 2018

Gascade, a subsidiary of BASF and Gazprom, has awarded a construction contract for six lots of the European Gas Pipeline (EUGAL) to the joint venture between Bonatti and Max Streicher. The pipeline will be powered by the Nord Stream 2, the gas transport network that connects Siberia to the heart of Europe via the Baltic Sea. The EUGAL route will cover 300 miles and have a capacity of 55 Bcm annually. The 56-inch pipeline is divided into 14 lots. The scope of the work awarded to the joint venture includes the construction of the southern […]

Tallgrass announces Seahorse Pipeline open season

October 2018

Tallgrass Energy LP announced an open season soliciting binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service on Seahorse Pipeline. The proposed Seahorse project is a 700-mile, 30-inch crude oil pipeline with capacity to transport up to 800 Mbpd from Cushing, OK, to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Operating as a multi-grade common batch system, Seahorse, along with Tallgrass’ Pony Express Pipeline, would ensure domestic refiners and international markets have access to “neat” barrels from five different production basins. Tallgrass said the Seahorse open season will end in October, with commercial operations expected to start in the […]

CJ Express Pipeline starts open season

October 2018

Midcoast Energy LLC is proposing a new pipeline, the CJ Express, which will be incorporated into the existing Midcoast East Texas System. Midcoast East Texas is the largest gathering and processing system in the East Texas basin with more than 4,300 miles of pipeline, 1.3 Bcf/d of treating capacity, 700 MMcf/d of processing capacity and current throughput of over 1.3 Bcf/d. Midcoast East Texas has recently seen substantial volume growth with increased production from the East Texas and Louisiana Haynesville Shale. CJ Express will provide natural gas transportation services directly from the Carthage area to […]

ETP, Magellan, Delek to construct Permian-to-Gulf Coast Pipeline

October 2018

Energy Transfer Partners, Magellan Midstream Partners and Delek US Holdings, received sufficient commitments to proceed with plans to construct a 30-inch common carrier pipeline to transport crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast region. The 600-mile pipeline system is expected to be operational in mid-2020 with multiple Texas origins, including Wink, Crane and Midland. The pipeline system will transport crude oil to both Energy Transfer’s Nederland, TX, terminal and Magellan’s East Houston terminal for delivery through their respective distribution systems. The project is designed to increase the pipe diameter in order […]

TransCanada selects Coastal GasLink construction contractors

October 2018

TransCanada Corp. has conditionally awarded Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. contracts to construct the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, pending a positive Final Investment Decision by the Joint Venture Participants of LNG Canada for their proposed natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, BC. The selected contractors, with local offices based in the Fort St. John, Vancouver and Calgary areas as well as internationally, have extensive experience constructing pipeline and major infrastructure projects in BC and around the world. Cumulatively, the value of the […]

Pipeline News and Energy Web Atlas Project Updates

October 2018

For over 40 years, Pipeline News has been serving pipeline owner-operators and contractors with information about pipeline contracts worldwide. Now, Pipeline News is teaming up with the Energy Web Atlas (EWA) to bring continually updated, pipeline construction information in a web-based GIS platform. The Energy Web Atlas (EWA) is a comprehensive source of actionable project intelligence for the international energy industry. The online platform allows users to interrogate real-time project information, export and manipulate data, and secure the know-how needed to stay ahead of the market. The Energy Web Atlas comprises a series of data-rich, […]

Feds Allow Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction to Resume

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced the change in a letter Monday to Dominion Energy, the project’s lead developer. Last month, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit was “arbitrary and capricious” regarding its effect on five threatened or endangered species. Last week, […]

Oryx Midstream Services Announces Successful Open Season

MIDLAND, Texas – Oryx Midstream Services announced the successful completion of the open season for a new regional crude oil gathering and transportation system that will provide additional pipeline capacity across the Northern Delaware Basin. The system will extend into Carlsbad, Eddy, Lynch and Lea County in New Mexico, near the state line shared with Texas. Construction on the new system is ongoing and Oryx expects to complete the initial phases of the project in the second half of 2018, with the system expansion expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019. The […]

Moldova Plans Pipeline for Romanian Gas Supply

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Romania has signed a 92-million-euro ($107-million) deal with Moldova to supply it with Romanian gas that will lessen its dependence on Russian gas. Under the deal, a 75-mile (120 km) pipeline from southern Moldova to the capital Chisinau will be completed likely by the end of 2019. Romanian national gas transporter Transgaz finalized the transaction to acquire Vestmoldtransgaz Thursday in a ceremony in the Moldovan capital attended by Romanian Economy Minister Danut Andrusca and Moldovan counterpart Chiril Gaburici. Gaburici said it would increase energy security and he hoped “this will be […]

ONEOK Plans Second Expansion of West Texas LPG Pipeline System

Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK said it will invest $295 million to expand its West Texas LPG pipeline system, which provides natural gas liquids takeaway capacity for Permian Basin producers. The expansion, to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, includes four new pump stations, upgrades to two existing pumps and pipeline looping that will boost the system’s mainline capacity 80,000 bpd.  It is supported by long-term, dedicated NGL production from six third-party gas processing plants that are expected to produce up to 60,000 bpd. It will be ONEOK’s second expansion of the West Texas LPG […]