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Canada’s Energy Regulator Endorses Contentious Pipeline

Canada’s energy regulator endorsed a contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would almost triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The National Energy Board (NEB) said the expansion is in the country’s national interest but set out 16 new conditions after a court found it had not properly determined how killer whales would be affected by additional tanker traffic. The court also said there had been insufficient consultation with indigenous communities. As oil flow increases from 300,000 to 890,000 bpd, tanker traffic will balloon from about 60 vessels […]

Companies Reach Pipeline Infrastructure Agreement in Canada

April 2017

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has entered into a 20-year infrastructure development and service agreement with Chevron Canada Ltd. The agreement includes an area of dedication by Chevron, in excess of 230,000 acres, concentrated in the liquids-rich Kaybob region of the Duvernay resource play near Fox Creek, Alberta. Under the terms of the agreement and subject to Chevron sanctioning development in the region, Chevron has the right to require Pembina to construct, own and operate gas gathering pipelines and processing facilities, liquids stabilization facilities and other supporting infrastructure for the area of dedication, along with Pembina providing […]

Wisconsin Propane Terminal Closes Midstream Supply Gap for CHS, Inc., Due to Cochin Pipeline Flow Reversal

April 2017

For decades, residents, businesses and farms in the U.S. upper Midwest in need of propane were reliably served by the Cochin Pipeline. Propane flowed east from Saskatchewan to Chicago through several U.S. states. But in early 2014, pipeline owner Kinder Morgan began sending light condensate westbound from Chicago to Saskatchewan. Thus, a reliable regional propane source disappeared for CHS, Inc., and created a major challenge for the Fortune 100 company: How to supply its customers with propane for home heating and agriculture. The only alternative that made sense was to build a series of rail-supplied […]

Cheniere Proposes Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline

April 2017

Cheniere Midstream Holdings Inc. intends to file an application in May 2017 for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with FERC to construct the Midcontinent Supply Header Interstate Pipeline, which will connect new gas production in the Anadarko Basin to growing Gulf Coast markets while providing capacity of up to 1,400 MMcf/d. If approved, the project will include the construction of the following facilities: Mainline Pipeline: 200 miles of 30-inch or 36-inch diameter new-build pipeline from Kingfisher County to Bennington, OK Compressor Station 1: Located in Canadian County, OK, containing approximately 28,300 horsepower Compressor […]

TransCanada Applies for Keystone XL Route Approval in Nebraska

April 2017

TransCanada has filed an application with the Nebraska Public Service Commission in hopes of gaining approval for the Keystone XL’s route through the state. “This application has been shaped by direct, on-the-ground input from Nebraskans,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president and chief executive officer. “The thousands of Nebraskans we have met over the last eight years understand the value of this project and what it means to the state. As we have said consistently, safety and a respect for the environment remain our key priorities. We are listening and acting on what we have learned.” […]

Mariner East 2 Pipeline Moves Forward

April 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has granted the permit applications from Sunoco Pipeline LP for the PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 pipeline project. The DEP considered 17 Chp. 105 (Water Obstruction and Encroachment) permits and 3 Chp. 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control) permits for the project. Once completed, the pipeline will deliver natural gas liquids from southwest counties to Marcus Hook, in southeast Pennsylvania. “I am proud of the immense undertaking our staff took to hold this project accountable within the confines of state law and DEP’s role in this process over the last […]

REX Zone 3 Modification Gets Green Light From FERC

April 2017

FERC has approved Rockies Express Pipeline LLC’s request to use an additional 0.52 acre of temporary workspace at the Hamilton Compressor Station located in Warren County, Ohio for the REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project. According to FERC, the modification is necessary to accommodate topsoil segregation and the additional workspace is located within the project areas for which Rockies Express has already obtained State Historic Preservation Office and US Fish and Wildlife Service concurrences. The REX Zone Three Capacity Enhancement Project will consist of constructing three additional compressor stations and adding horse power at two […]