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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 […]

Kinder Morgan Eyes Another Permian Gas Pipeline

(PLN) – Executives at cash-flush Kinder Morgan, which already has two major Permian Basin-Gulf Coast natural gas pipelines totaling 4.1 Bcf/d under construction, are considering a third pipeline in response to ever-growing demand in the region. “We’re doing everything we can for our customers there, both with our existing infrastructure as well as prosecuting our projects just as quickly as we can,” Kinder Morgan President Steve Kean said during a conference call discussion of the company’s 15% year-over-year increase in first-quarter net earnings to $556 million. “Demand to get out of the Permian continues to […]

Canada Extends Deadline for Trans Mountain Pipeline Decision

CALGARY – Canada has extended the deadline for a decision on whether to push forward with the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to June 18 from mid-May, the government said. The Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) project would nearly triple the amount of crude flowing from Alberta’s oil sands to British Columbia’s coast, but has been beset by regulatory delays and opposition from indigenous groups, environmentalists and the government of British Columbia. Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s minister of natural resources, said the delay would give the federal Liberal government more time to consult with indigenous […]

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. […]

New Concho-Frontier JV to Construct Midland Basin Gathering System

Concho Resources and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV signed an agreement to create the Beta Crude Connector (Concho has agreed to enter into a long-term acreage dedication agreement with BCC), which will include a 100-mile gathering system with an additional capacity of 150,000 bpd. The project, located in the Northern Midland Basin, also consists of 250,000 barrels of crude oil storage facilities as well as truck terminals. Concho agreed to enter into a long-term acreage dedication agreement with BCC. Following an open season set for April, construction will begin, targeting initial flows in mid-2019.

Perspective: Impact of Trump’s Executive Orders Unclear

(P&GJ) – The executive orders signed by President Trump are intended to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas pipelines, but experts aren’t sure yet if they will achieve their goal. “The executive orders signed by President Trump direct various agencies of the federal government to expedite the construction of energy infrastructure. However, it is unclear how much impact these executive orders will have on the development of infrastructure,” said Fred Jauss, partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney and former attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). One executive order […]

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 proposed 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 connects 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 […]

Trump Signs New Permission for Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian oil, replacing his previous permits in a fresh attempt to get around the blocking of the $8 billion project by a court in Montana. In granting the permission in an executive order on Friday, Trump revoked a previous permit for the pipeline issued in March 2017 and an executive order approving the project he issued two days after taking office in January that year. It was not immediately clear whether under the new approval […]

Noble Midstream Secures Investment for EPIC Crude Pipeline

HOUSTON – Noble Midstream announced it has secured a $200 million equity commitment (“Preferred Equity”) from Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund (“GIP”) to fund capital contributions to Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a newly-formed subsidiary holding Noble Midstream’s 30% equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline. The 30-inch EPIC Crude Pipeline is being designed with an initial capacity of 590 MBbl/d from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast. With the installation of additional pumps and storage, EPIC can increase the 30-inch capacity to approximately 900 MBbl/d. Interim service remains on […]

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