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Tallgrass to Expand Pony Express Oil Pipeline Capacity by 70,000 bpd

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tallgrass Energy submitted a petition to U.S. energy regulators to expand capacity on its 400,000-bpd Pony Express crude pipeline, that flows from Guernsey, Wyoming to Cushing, Okla., by about 70,000 bpd. Once in service, the expansion will increase capacity to move crude from the Bakken and Powder River basins for delivery to the Cushing oil hub, Tallgrass said in a filing with U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Of the new capacity, 15,000 bpd was made available to committed shippers in a recent open season, with 2,000 bpd of new capacity […]

Harvest Midstream Begins Construction on Ingleside Pipeline

Harvest Midstream, an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy, began construction of the Ingleside Pipeline and the Harvest Midway Terminal. The Ingleside Pipeline is a new 24-mile, 24-inch oil pipeline that will originate from the Harvest Midway Terminal and connect to multiple oil export terminals in the Ingleside area, including the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside Terminal and the South Texas Gateway Terminal being developed by Buckeye Partners. The Ingleside Pipeline will also connect to multiple terminals in the Midway and Taft area. “Harvest has a strong history of expanding and improving our infrastructure to ensure access to […]

Seaway Planning Open Season on Cushing-to-Gulf Coast Expansion

Seaway Crude Pipeline Company plans to hold an open season to gauge shipper support for an expansion of crude oil capacity on its existing system originating in Cushing, Okla., and extending to the Texas Gulf Coast area. The expansion could provide an incremental 200,000 bpd of light crude capacity and include further quality enhancements in the segregation of heavy and light crude shipments. Seaway offers access to a fully integrated midstream network of pipelines, storage facilities, and export terminals along the Gulf Coast and provides connectivity to refineries in the Houston, Freeport, Texas City and […]

EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline Sets Another Open Season

EPIC began a third open season for its EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will continue until Dec. 17. The first two open seasons closed successfully in July and September 2018. The pipeline runs parallel to the EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline that extends from Orla, Texas, to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, and includes terminals in Orla, Saragosa, Crane, Wink, Midland, Upton, Hobson and Gardendale, with connectivity to the Corpus Refining market and several other terminals. EPIC began interim crude operations in August, using the 24-inch Y-Grade Pipeline, which can ship up to 400,000 bpd. Once […]

Enterprise to Expand ATEX Pipeline after Successful Open Season

HOUSTON (PLN) – Enterprise Products Partners said it will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season. The 1,200-mile ATEX pipeline transports ethane from the Marcellus/Utica Basin of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to Enterprise’s natural gas liquids storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The current capacity of ATEX is approximately 145,000 bpd. Enterprise said it is evaluating expansion alternatives that would boost capacity more than 30% to 190,000 bpd – an increase of 45,000 bpd. The incremental capacity is expected to be achieved through […]

Rangeland Begins Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System

Rangeland Midstream Canada began construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System. It is expected to go into service in the second quarter of 2020. The system consists of new crude oil and condensate pipelines located in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta. The Marten Hills Pipeline System will extend 53 miles (85 km), terminating at an interconnect with Plains Midstream Canada’s Rainbow Pipeline System, which serves the Edmonton, Alberta, hub and refining market. The system is anchored by long-term transportation agreements with three of the region’s largest crude oil producers, which have made […]

FERC Approves Sendero Carlsbad Gateway Project

HOUSTON (PLN) — Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline between its Carlsbad processing plant and White Water Midstream’s Agua Blanca pipeline. The 24-inch interstate natural gas pipeline will expand upon Sendero’s current 70 miles of 8- to 12-inch gathering and transport residue gas from its Eddy County, N.M., processing plants to to an interconnection with White Water’s system in Culberson County, Texas. The Gateway Project is planned to include: 23 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in […]

Nord Stream 2 Investor OMV Says Project Can Still Meet Deadline

The leader of a company invested in Nord Stream 2 said the project’s completion date has not been changed and the pipeline could still be delivered on time and budget, despite Denmark’s long-pending decision on a construction permit. Rainer Seele, CEO of Austrian energy firm OMV said the schedule depends on what Danish authorities decide and when their decision is made. “The Nord Stream 2 company has clearly informed us that it is sticking to the schedule and the budget, and we have no reason to revise the plan in any way today,” Reuters quoted […]

Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

HOUSTON (PLN) — Kinder Morgan announced that the 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) will begin full commercial in-service ahead of schedule today, helping relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin. The pipeline, which is fully subscribed under long-term contracts, will deliver natural gas from the Waha area of the Permian Basin in the West Texas to Aqua Dulce, near the Texas Gulf Coast. “We are pleased to place GCX in service safely and ahead of schedule for our customers, helping to unlock tremendous value for the State of Texas. I […]

Occidental Delays Plans to Divest Western Midstream

(Reuters) – Occidental Petroleum Corp has put plans to divest part of its ownership in pipeline operator Western Midstream Partners on hold until next year, after failing to attract an offer it deemed attractive, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The Houston-based oil and gas exploration and production company inherited Western Midstream earlier this year as part of its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp, a move which gave it substantial Permian Basin acreage but also assets in areas it had previously exited or had little interest in. Occidental has moved to […]

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