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Wood Awarded Major Pipeline Construction Contract

Wood has been awarded a $34 million contract from RH energytrans LLC to construct 28 miles of new pipeline designed to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Awarded through a competitive tender process, Wood’s scope also includes the construction of the North Kingsville meter station in Ashtabula County, Ohio. The project is underway and expected to be completed in Summer 2019. The Risberg pipeline will connect to 32 miles of existing pipeline, originating in the area of Meadville, Penn., extending in a northwest direction and terminating at the North Kingsville meter station. About 16 […]

Tallgrass Extends Pony Express Open Season for Committed Shippers

Tallgrass Energy, through its affiliate Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline,  announced it has extended and expanded its open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service from origins in Wyoming and Colorado to refinery destinations along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, Okla., to reflect updated rates and contracting options to accommodate newly secured commitments. The open season, initially announced  Nov. 13, 2018 has been extended to April 14, 2019.

Argentina Plans Vaca Muerta Production Boost, Pipeline Buildout

Argentina’s energy minister  reiterated his country’s commitment to build infrastructure and boost output of natural gas, citing plans for a new 22 MMcm/d pipeline from the Vaca Muerta shale producing region to Buenas Aires. Minister Gustavo Lopetegui said at a Houston press conference that Argentina’s efforts to boost its natural gas output and supplies are progressing through new midstream projects and auctions, moves that are expected to balance the country’s supply and demand, the nation’s energy secretary said at a press conference in Houston. A pipeline construction contract to transport up to 22 MMcm of gas production per day from […]

Serbia’s Gastrans Invites Binding Bids for New Gas Link

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s Gastrans has invited binding bids to book capacity at a planned section of Gazprom’s TurkStream pipeline, which will carry Russian natural gas across Serbia to Europe. The planned 250-mile pipeline through Serbia, which connects the country’s natural gas transmission system to those of Bulgaria and Hungary, is expected to be completed by Dec. 15, with capacity of 13.88 Bcm a year. The TurkStream project is designed to deliver gas to Europe via Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary as part of Russian plans to bypass Ukraine, currently a main transit route for its gas deliveries […]

Moda Looks at 2nd Supertanker Berth to Handle 3 New Pipelines

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Moda Midstream LLC is considering building a second berth at its Ingleside, Texas, crude export terminal to accommodate supertankers, the company’s chief executive said. The expansion to the terminal that loads oil tankers will come as three major pipelines open in the second half of this year, CEO Bo McCall said in an interview. Moda is also increasing the facility’s crude storage capacity from 2 million to 12 million barrels. “When these new pipelines come online, there is going to be close to 3.5 million barrels a day coming into the market,” […]

3 Groups Bid to Build $1.6 Billion Gas Pipeline in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Reuters) – Three consortiums have submitted bids in a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) tender to build a pipeline to carry Russian natural gas across Bulgaria, state-owned network operator Bulgartransgaz said. The consortiums include companies from Italy, Hungary and Saudi Arabia, it said. The Balkan country is rushing to build the 484-km (303 mile) pipeline from its southern border with Turkey to its western border with Serbia, aiming to secure a link to the Russia-backed TurkStream twin pipeline to southeast Europe. Russia, which is building TurkStream to bypass Ukraine, has said it would need […]

Enbridge Delays Line 3 Pipeline Opening in Minnesota by Year

Enbridge Energy is delaying the start-up of its planned Line 3 replacement crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota by a year. The Canadian-based company said it now expects the new pipeline to go into service in the second half of 2020. Enbridge officials had hoped to put the pipeline into service in the second half of 2019. But Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recently said his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission’s approval of Enbridge’s plan. The state Public Utilities approved the project last summer. But the Minnesota Department of Commerce […]

Jupiter Extends Open Season for Crude Pipeline from Permian to Gulf

Jupiter Energy extended an open season until May 31 on a crude oil pipeline from the Permian to the Port of Brownsville. It is expected to be operational in fourth quarter of 2020. The Jupiter Pipeline will be a 650-mile, 36-inch pipeline originating near Crane, Texas, and Gardendale/Three Rivers, Texas. It will be the only pipeline out of the Permian Basin with access to all three deep water ports in Texas (Houston, Corpus Christi and Brownsville). It will have direct access to a fully capable VLCC loading facility off coast at Brownsville, where the Jupiter […]

China Plans State Pipeline Company in Massive Energy Reshuffle

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China will announce a plan this year to form a national oil and gas pipeline group combining the long-distance pipeline assets of the country’s state-owned energy companies, in the sector’s largest reshuffle in two decades, said three persons with knowledge of the plan. The change is designed to open access to China’s pipeline infrastructure to private and foreign energy producers to spur oil and gas exploration. The open pipeline network will allow companies to focus on exploration without any additional costs to move the fuel to market. China’s economic planner, the National Development and […]

Court Rejects Dominion’s Request for New Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and the U.S. Forest Service to hold a full-court rehearing. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit sharply criticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to authorize the pipeline’s crossing of the trail. The panel also said the […]

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