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Snelson Awarded Final 2 Phases of Saginaw Trail Pipeline Project

Snelson has been awarded a contract to complete the final phases of the Saginaw Trail Pipeline project in Lower Michigan. The project should be completed in December 2020. Phase 3 of the project, which includes installation of 29.2 miles of larger pipeline between Clio City Gate to Grand Blanc City Gate, is anticipated to begin in Spring 2019. This phase not only replaces the existing 12- and 16-inch pipe with new 24-inch pipeline, but also reroutes the path around the urban area of Flint. Phase 4, beginning in 2020, will replace 28.2 miles of pipeline […]

FERC Authorizes Williams to Expand Pipeline for New York Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Williams authorizing the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NSE) project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to serve New York markets. Following the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, Williams expects to begin construction on the NSE project facilities in the fall of 2019. The NSE project will provide 400.2 Btu/d of additional natural gas supply to National Grid, the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern United States. If all goes as scheduled, the […]

Rangeland Plans Crude Gathering Project in Alberta

Rangeland Midstream Canada plans to design, construct and operate new crude oil and condensate pipelines in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta. The Marten Hills Pipeline System will extend 53 miles (85 km) and consist of crude oil and condensate pipelines and related facilities. The system is expected to come into service in the second quarter of 2020. The system will gather crude oil production from the Clearwater formation, described by the company as “emerging as an extremely economic play with low extraction costs using modern multilateral horizontal drilling.” The system will deliver […]

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 Pushes Back 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 (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 […]

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