Tag Archives: Pipeline News

Mountaineer Xpress Placed in Service

(PGJ) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved full-service for the Mountaineer XPress (MXP) project, allowing TransCanada to increase the flow of gas and begin operating it Gulf XPress (GXP) project. TransCanada President and CEO Russ Girling called the two developments “extremely important” to the company, adding, the projects “provide much-needed takeaway capacity for our customers, while also growing our extensive footprint in the Appalachian Basin.” The MXP project comprises 170 miles of 36-inch pipeline, three new compressor stations and modifications to three existing compressor stations. The pipeline is capable of providing 2.7 Bcf/d of […]

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 […]

Zydeco Sets Open Season for Pipeline to US Gulf Coast

Zydeco Pipeline Company, jointly owned by Shell Midstream Partners, and Shell Pipeline Company began a binding open season, looking for binding commitments for non-firm capacity transportation service on its 350-mile pipeline, which delivers crude to St. James and Clovelly, La., from terminals in Houston and Nederland, Texas. The open season runs through May 31. “We believe conducting the open season at this time is the best way to maximize the value of the system to both shippers and the pipeline.” said Kevin Nichols, CEO of Shell Midstream Partners and executive vice president U.S. Pipeline.

Chevron Acquiring Anadarko for $33 Billion as Crude Prices Climb

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin. The companies put the enterprise value of the deal at $50 billion. The deal, announced Friday, arrives with U.S. crude prices up 40% this year. “This transaction builds strength on strength for Chevron,” said Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. “The combination of Anadarko’s premier, high-quality assets with our advantaged portfolio strengthens our leading […]

Nuevo Midstream Dos to Purchase Republic Midstream

Nuevo Midstream Dos, LLC entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners to buy Republic Midstream, which owns and operates a crude oil gathering, storage and intermediate transportation system in the Eagle Ford Shale. Nuevo Dos plans to expand the system, which currently consists of approximately 100 miles of gathering pipeline that feeds a central delivery point with 300,000 barrels of crude oil storage and a six-bay truck station. The system includes a 26-mile intermediate pipeline that moves volumes from to the Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline and Enterprise’s Eagle […]

Wood Awarded Major Pipeline Construction Contract

Wood has been awarded a $34 million contract from RH energytrans LLC to construct 28 miles of new pipeline designed to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Awarded through a competitive tender process, Wood’s scope also includes the construction of the North Kingsville meter station in Ashtabula County, Ohio. The project is underway and expected to be completed in Summer 2019. The Risberg pipeline will connect to 32 miles of existing pipeline, originating in the area of Meadville, Penn., extending in a northwest direction and terminating at the North Kingsville meter station. About 16 […]

China Plans State Pipeline Company in Massive Energy Reshuffle

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China will announce a plan this year to form a national oil and gas pipeline group combining the long-distance pipeline assets of the country’s state-owned energy companies, in the sector’s largest reshuffle in two decades, said three persons with knowledge of the plan. The change is designed to open access to China’s pipeline infrastructure to private and foreign energy producers to spur oil and gas exploration. The open pipeline network will allow companies to focus on exploration without any additional costs to move the fuel to market. China’s economic planner, the National Development and […]

Court Rejects Dominion’s Request for New Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hearing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request from lead pipeline developer Dominion Energy and the U.S. Forest Service to hold a full-court rehearing. In December, a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit sharply criticized the Forest Service, saying the agency lacked authority to authorize the pipeline’s crossing of the trail. The panel also said the […]

Hess Midstream to Acquire Tioga Gathering System

Hess Midstream Partners subsidiary Hess North Dakota Pipelines agreed to purchase the crude oil and gas gathering assets of Summit Midstream Partners’ Tioga Gathering System for about $60 million gross – $12 million net to Hess Midstream. The crude oil and gas gathering assets include 73 miles of crude pipelines and 79 miles of gas pipelines. Separate water assets to be acquired include 75 miles of produced water gathering pipelines. The Tioga System, located in Williams County in western North Dakota, is complementary to Hess Midstream’s infrastructure, and is delivering volumes into Hess Midstream’s gathering […]

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 […]