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New York Regulators Deny Permit for Key Gas Pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – State environmental regulators denied a water quality permit for a 24-mile (39-kilometer) underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens that backers say is crucial for meeting rising demand for natural gas in New York City and Long Island. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project would expand the Transco pipeline, which extends from Texas to the Northeast Coast. It would allow National Grid to bring natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to the metropolitan region. In denying the permit, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said the project “fails to meet […]

Apache Halted Permian Gas Production in March Due to Bottlenecks

(Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Apache said it temporarily halted production at its Alpine High assets in the Permian basin in late March, curtailing output of about 250 MMcf/d because of extremely low prices. Oil and gas pipeline construction in the Permian has not kept up with output, which has more than doubled over the past three years, making the country the world’s largest oil producer. Several new pipelines are in the works, but none are expected to enter service before late 2019. The Gulf Coast Express pipeline and the Permian Highway – designed […]

Jordan, Egypt and Iraq to Build $18 Billion Oil Pipeline

(PLN) – Jordan and Iraq are nearing final approval for an $18 billion oil pipeline that would carry 1 MMbpd of oil from the Iraqi city of Basra through the Jordanian port of Aqaba and across the Red Sea to Egypt. The head of Jordan’s Lower House Energy Committee, MP Jamal Gammoh, said that both countries are accelerating preparations for the pipeline after an agreement was reached between all three nations to extend the pipeline into Egypt. This new source of oil would supply Egypt’s needs as well as open Iraqi oil to new export opportunities. […]

Open Season Begins for Delaware Express, Medallion Pipeline Expansion

Medallion Delaware Express and Medallion Pipeline Company began an open season for long-term commitments to support an expansion of the Delaware Express and Medallion pipeline systems for an expanded joint tariff service. Prospective shippers will have the opportunity to participate through either an acreage dedication or volume commitment transportation agreement at volume incentive rates. The existing Delaware Express pipeline system aggregates crude oil produced on two gathering systems in Reeves, Pecos and Ward counties, located in the southern Delaware Basin. It transports the crude oil on a 61-mile, 16-inch diameter mainline to interconnections with downstream […]

API-AOPL Report Shows Liquids Pipeline Incidents Down Significantly

The American Petroleum Institute (API), in coordination with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) has released the 2019 API-AOPL Liquids Pipeline Performance Report, which details a 20% decrease in liquids pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment over the last five years despite increases in both pipeline mileage and barrels delivered. The latest report highlights significant, positive safety trends in key performance indicators identified by federal and state regulators, public safety advocates and industry, including: Total liquids incidents impacting people or the environment decreased 20% over the last five years Pipeline incidents impacting people or […]

Pipeline Opponents Ask Judge to Strike Down Trump Keystone XL Permit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling. In November, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled that the Trump administration did not fully consider potential oil spills and other impacts when it approved the pipeline in 2017. Trump’s new permit, is intended to circumvent that ruling and kick-start the proposal to ship crude oil from the tar sands of […]

Tellurian Sets Open Season for the Permian Global Access Pipeline

HOUSTON – Tellurian announced today that its subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline is conducting a binding open season to secure prospective shippers for its proposed PGAP project. PGAP is a 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline originating at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas, and terminating at Gillis, La., north of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The pipeline would connect the prolific Permian Basin in Texas to the rapidly growing natural gas market in Southwest Louisiana. PGAP is estimated to cost  $3.7 billion to construct and will have the capacity to transport at least 2 Bcf/d of […]

Valley Crossing Pipeline Goes In Service to Mexico

Service began on the 168-mile Valley Crossing Pipeline, which will transport natural gas from the Agua Dulce near Corpus Christi, Texas, to a pipeline in Mexico. The $1.5 billion pipeline will, at capacity, move 2.6 Bcf/d of natural gas into service on Feb. 14. It had been ready to operate since October, Enbridge said, but awaited the completion of the pipeline in Mexico. The second pipeline, the Infraestructura Marina del Golfo, a joint venture between TransCanada and Sempra Energy, experienced months of delays but was finished in in early February.

New Pipelines Drain West Texas Crude Stocks to 4-Month Low

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Crude inventories in West Texas dropped this week to the lowest in four months after a converted pipeline began transporting crude from the nation’s biggest shale oil field to the U.S. Gulf Coast, data from market intelligence provider Genscape showed. The drop-in storage in the Permian Basin is another sign that new pipelines out of the region have begun to alleviate a crude bottleneck that depressed local crude prices as production overwhelmed pipeline capacity and filled storage tanks. Crude inventories in the Permian Basin fell to 15 million barrels in the week […]

Fire Breaks Out at Plains All American Crude Tank

(Reuters) – A fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls, Texas, the company said. The fire was limited to a single storage tank at the Wichita Falls Station, the company said, and none of its workers were missing. Plains did not say if there were injuries, but first-responders were on site. Plains did not specify whether the fire had affected any other operations. Wichita Falls is a crude injection point in north Texas along Plain’s Basin Pipeline, which runs from the Permian Basin that […]