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Armed Drones Attack Oil Pumping Stations on Saudi Pipeline

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations on a pipeline Tuesday in what it called a “cowardly” act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The energy minister of the world’s largest oil exporter said the attack caused a fire, now contained, and minor damage at one pump station, but did not disrupt oil output or exports of crude and petroleum products. State-run Aramco said it had temporarily shut down the East-West pipeline, known as Petroline, to evaluate its […]

Marathon Petroleum Combines Midstream Operations for $9 Billion

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion. MPLX and Andeavor Logistics are both master limited partnerships majority owned by Marathon, which raised the possibility that it might combine the two late last year. The enterprise value of the deal is listed at $14 billion, and it The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year. Andeavor unitholders will receive 1.135 MPLX common units for each Andeavor common unit held. Marathon will receive 1.0328 MPLX common […]

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 […]

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Crosses Albanian Rocky Mountains

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has crossed the rocky mountains of Albania, putting it on track to start delivering gas to Europe next year. Stretching 546 miles (878 km) from Turkey’s border across Greece, Albania’s mountains, and the Adriatic Sea to Italy, TAP is a cornerstone of the European Union’s energy security policy to wean the bloc off Russian gas. The pipeline will transport up to 10 Bcm of natural gas per year from the Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Italy from next year. Out of TAP’s total cost of $5.04 billion (4.5 billion […]

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 […]

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 its 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 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 […]

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.

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