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Open Season Extended for Magellan’s Texas Refined Products Pipeline System Expansion

Magellan Midstream Partners has extended the open season to solicit commitments from shippers for the potential expansion of the western leg of its refined products pipeline system in Texas. If completed, the pipeline’s current capacity of 100,000 bpd could increase to 145,000 bpd. In addition, the company announced in a press release that it is considering building a new refined products terminal in Midland, Texas.  The proposed expansion would increase Magellan’s capability to transport refined petroleum products to demand centers in Abilene, Midland/Odessa and El Paso, Texas, as well as markets in New Mexico and Arizona, and international markets in […]

Enterprise Places New Delaware Basin Gas Plant, Pipeline in Service

Enterprise Products Partners has begun commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at its new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas. The Orla 1 train provides natural gas processing capacity of 300 MMcf/d and is capable of extracting more than 40,000 bpd of NGLs. According to the company, a second train is expected to be placed in service in the fourth quarter of 2018 with the Orla 3 processing train coming online in 2019. When complete, the three trains will be able to process up to 1 Bcf/d of natural gas and have the […]

Gulf Publishing Rebrands to Gulf Energy Information

Gulf Publishing Company, a leading provider of media, marketing and market intelligence services, today announced the business’ transition to Gulf Energy Information (Gulf). The new corporate identity better reflects the scope of Gulf’s offerings across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the international energy industry. To read more about this announcement, please click here.

API, Union Launch Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have established a Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program. This landmark program combines the best practices of both the building trades unions and the natural gas and oil industry into a safety program applicable throughout all energy infrastructure construction. The initiative will build upon existing NABTU safety courses, which were developed by the NABTU-affiliated Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). The first stage is a customized OSHA 10-hour construction safety class that will incorporate specific pipeline safety information developed jointly by API and NABTU. […]

Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline Placed in Service

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has placed its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline in service with an expanded capacity of 540,000 bpd and capable of transporting batched grades of crude oil and condensate. With the completion of incremental tankage, as well as infrastructure and operating enhancements, the pipeline has an expected capacity of 575,000 bpd, which is expected to come online in May and is fully subscribed under long-term contracts. At its terminus in Sealy, Texas, the pipeline connects directly to the company’s 36-inch Rancho II crude oil pipeline, which extends to the 7.4 million barrel ECHO crude oil […]

Chevron to Move Ahead with Gorgon LNG Expansion

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Chevron Corp will proceed with the second stage of its giant Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant off the northwest coast of Western Australia, the company said on Saturday. Chevron and its joint venture partners plan to sink 11 new wells in the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields and build offshore pipelines and subsea structures to pipe the gas to the nearby 15.6 million tonne a year LNG plant on Barrow Island. The $54 billion Gorgon project came on stream in March 2016 but suffered numerous unplanned shutdowns in its early stages. […]

Open Season Launched for ETP Diesel Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. today launched a binding open season to solicit shipper commitments for transportation service of diesel fuel from existing Sunoco Pipeline L.P. assets in Hebert, Texas to a newly constructed terminal in the Midland, Texas area. Subject to the results of this open season and receipt of all necessary permits and approvals, the proposed pipeline is projected to have an initial capacity of 30,000 bpd and be operational in the third quarter of 2020. The open season began at 8:00 a.m. EDT on April 13, 2018 and concludes at 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 12, […]

Duke Energy Moves Ahead with Gas Pipeline Application in Ohio

Duke Energy Ohio is moving ahead with its application before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) to build the proposed Central Corridor Pipeline, a 13 mile, 20-inch natural gas pipeline designed to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in southwest Ohio. Once finished, the project will connect to an existing pipeline near the intersection of Butler, Warren, and Hamilton counties, and extend to an existing pipeline in either Norwood or Fairfax. In addition, two propane peaking stations will be decommissioned. In August 2017, Duke Energy Ohio requested a delay in its application process for additional time to examine site-specific matters it […]

Williams Partners Files Application for Southeastern Trail Expansion Project

Williams Partners L.P. has submitted an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization for the $404.8 million Southeastern Trail Expansion Project, which would create 296,375 Dth/d of additional firm transportation capacity to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. for the 2020/2021 winter heating season. Once finished, the Southeastern Trail Expansion Project will include approximately 7.7 miles of 42-inch pipeline looping facilities in Virginia, horsepower additions at existing compressor stations in Virginia, and piping and valve modifications on other existing facilities in South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana to allow for bi-directional flow. “Southeastern Trail is a […]

Subsea 7 Wins Offshore Pipeline Contracts

Subsea 7 S.A. has received pipeline construction contracts for BP’s Alligin subsea development, located approximately 140 kilometers west of the Shetland Islands, and ExxonMobil’s Production Uplift Pipeline Projects, located off the coast of Nigeria. For BP’s Alligin project, Subsea 7 will provide project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation services for a subsea tie-back to the existing Schiehallion-area infrastructure. Project management and engineering work will commence immediately, with offshore activities scheduled to start in 2019. As part of ExxonMobil’s Production Uplift Pipeline Projects, Subsea 7 will provide engineering, construction, transportation, installation and pre-commissioning for 20 km of 24-inch Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) pipeline between the Idoho Platform […]