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Enbridge Eases Terms on Mainline Pipeline Volumes

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Enbridge lowered oil-shipping requirements on its Mainline pipeline by nearly two-thirds, the company confirmed , a move likely to satisfy smaller producers that feared they would be elbowed out by the company’s initial requirements. Enbridge now requires minimum volume commitments of 2,200 bpd, down from the 6,000 bpd commitment it previously sought, Enbridge spokesman Jesse Semko told Reuters. The company confirmed the change after sources said Enbridge had made the adjustment. Enbridge plans to turn the Mainline, North America’s largest oil-shipping network, from a common carrier system that is open to all […]

Kinder Morgan Considering Bakken Takeaway Expansion

(P&GJ) — Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota. Two major pipeline projects have already been announced for the Bakken region in the past month, and now Kinder Morgan is discussing an expansion of the Hiland Crude System. Hiland currently carries up to 88,000 bpd from North Dakota to Wyoming on the Double H Pipeline. Another pipeline, the Tallgrass Pony Express, then carries up to 375,000 bpd down to Oklahoma. A spokeswomen for Kinder Morgan, Katherine Hill, told the Bismark Tribune that the company will evaluate expansion “based on […]

Medallion Starts Open Season for Midland Crude System

HOUSTON (P&GJ) Medallion today launched a binding open season to solicit binding, long-term commitments to support a new crude oil gathering system in the Midland Basin and a new joint tariff transportation service by Medallion Midland Gathering (MMG) and Medallion Pipeline. The open season began today and ends at 4 p.m. CDT on Aug. 2. Through the Joint Tariff Service, shippers will receive an integrated transportation service for the transportation of crude oil produced in the Midland Basin to multiple market centers and long-haul pipelines connected to the Medallion pipeline system. Prospective shippers will have the […]

Pipeline Expansion, Reversal May Offset Pa. Refinery Losses

HOUSTON (PLN) – The Central Atlantic Region is boosting imports to offset the closure of Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ (PES) 335,000-bpd refinery after last month’s fire, but a longer-term solution may involve the expansion or reversal of a major pipeline to bring more product from Ohio or Texas, according to a report released Monday by Morningstar Commodities Research. The PES refinery accounted for 16.5% of gasoline and 27% of distillate supply to the Central Atlantic region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Its loss caused CME Nymex gasoline […]

Construction of Atlas Gas Pipeline Commences

Jemena kicked off construction on the Atlas Gas Pipeline, located about 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Wandoan in Queensland. The project will consist of an 8-inch 37-mile (60-km) steel-coated, buried gas pipeline and compressor station. It will transport gas from Senex Energy’s Atlas gas field to the east coast gas market via the Wallumbilla Gas Hub. The Atlas is Queensland’s first domestic-only gas supply with all gas ear-marked for the domestic market. Executive General Manager of Gas Markets Antoon Boey said construction and commissioning of the project is expected to be complete before the […]

Phillips 66 Plans Offshore Pipelines with Crude Export Terminal, Texas

HOUSTON – Phillips 66 confirmed plans for a deepwater crude export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast to transport production from the Permian and Bakken basins to international markets via its recently announced Red Oak and Liberty pipelines. The proposed Bluewater Texas Terminal (BWTX) would be a single-point mooring (SPM) deepwater port located 21 nautical miles east of the entrance to the Port of Corpus Christi. Phillips 66 would be operator of the project, which calls for construction of two 30-inch crude oil pipelines to buoys off San Jose Island in San Patricio County, according to a […]

Dominion Asks High Court to Hear Atlantic Coast Pipeline Case

The U.S. Solicitor General and Dominion Energy Inc asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a decision that stopped Dominion from building the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Solicitor General Noel Francisco and Dominion argued in their filings on Tuesday that the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Cowpasture v. U.S. Forest Service case impedes energy infrastructure development on the East Coast. In December, the appeals court vacated a permit that allowed the Atlantic Coast pipe to cross the Appalachian Trail on […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Enbridge in Added Insurance Case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Canada-based Enbridge Energy doesn’t need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government’s insistence that it do so in case of an accidental spill. Dane County officials made a $25 million environmental liability policy a requirement for Enbridge’s permit for a project to triple the flow of crude oil from its Line 61 pipeline to 1.2 million barrels per day. The pipeline runs from northern Wisconsin to Illinois. The Court’s conservative majority ruled in favor of Enbridge 4-1, with two liberal […]

Energy Transfer to Expand Dakota Access Capacity

BISMARCK, N.D. – Energy Transfer Partners (ET) plans to nearly double the capacity of Dakota Access Pipeline up to 1.1 MMbpd from a current capacity of more than 500,000 bpd, according to a filing with the North Dakota Public Service Commission. In a letter to the state commission, Dallas-based ET said it plans to optimize the system to increase throughput to meet demand for Bakken crude oil without the need for additional construction on the 30-inch system. The increase, ET attorney Lawrence Bender wrote, “will allow Dakota Access to meet the growing demand from shippers […]

Laying of Gas Pipeline Between Finland and Estonia Complete

OSLO (Reuters) – The laying of a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea connecting Finland and Estonia, built to help both countries reduce their dependency on Russian gas, has been completed, one of the partners in the project said on Monday. The $341.34 million (300 million euro) project, called Balticconnector, is mostly funded by the European Union and will allow Finland to diversify the source of its gas imports, which were previously piped solely by Russia’s Gazprom. Gas will flow both ways through the 93 miles (150-km) pipeline, which will have a capacity of 7.2 […]

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