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Tallgrass Sets Open Season for Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

LEAWOOD, Kan. – Tallgrass Energy scheduled an open season for crude oil shipping commitments from the Guernsey, Wyo., origin point to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and Cushing, Okla. The open season begins at noon Friday and ends Jan. 18. Depending on the results, the pipeline could expand capacity an additional 300,000 bpd beyond its expected year-end capacity of 400,000 bpd. The company expects to reach full service in the third quarter of 2020.

Wolf Launches Open Season for Midland Basin Crude Oil Pipeline

ALLAS – Wolf Midstream Partners launched a binding open season to solicit long-term, shipper commitments for the proposed Red Wolf Crude Connector, a new crude oil pipeline to serve the Midland Basin. The open season ends at 4 p.m. CST Dec. 14. The 40-mile, 16-inch pipeline, with an initial capacity of 120,000 bpd, would originate in Howard County near Big Spring, Texas and connect to Wolf’s existing crude oil terminal and downstream connections near Colorado City, Texas. The Red Wolf Crude Connector will provide a direct takeaway option for producers and shippers to realize committed […]

Phillips 66, Bridger Plan Pipeline from Bakken to Texas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline announced they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas. The Liberty Pipeline will transport 350,000 bpd of oil from the Bakken and Rockies production areas to Corpus Christi, Texas. Bridger Pipeline spokesman Bill Salvin told the Bismarck Tribune there’s a need for more crude oil pipeline capacity from both North Dakota and Wyoming, adding interest from shippers will determine the final pipeline route. The project will involve a combination of new construction and expanding existing pipelines. If the companies’ plans materialize […]

Oryx Midstream Services Announces Successful Open Season

MIDLAND, Texas – Oryx Midstream Services announced the successful completion of the open season for a new regional crude oil gathering and transportation system that will provide additional pipeline capacity across the Northern Delaware Basin. The system will extend into Carlsbad, Eddy, Lynch and Lea County in New Mexico, near the state line shared with Texas. Construction on the new system is ongoing and Oryx expects to complete the initial phases of the project in the second half of 2018, with the system expansion expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019. The […]

ONEOK Plans Second Expansion of West Texas LPG Pipeline System

Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK said it will invest $295 million to expand its West Texas LPG pipeline system, which provides natural gas liquids takeaway capacity for Permian Basin producers. The expansion, to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, includes four new pump stations, upgrades to two existing pumps and pipeline looping that will boost the system’s mainline capacity 80,000 bpd.  It is supported by long-term, dedicated NGL production from six third-party gas processing plants that are expected to produce up to 60,000 bpd. It will be ONEOK’s second expansion of the West Texas LPG […]

Dakota Access Protester Injured in Blast Loses Legal Battle

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A New York City woman who was injured in an explosion while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline lost a legal battle to obtain evidence she wanted to bolster a civil rights lawsuit against law enforcement. Sophia Wilansky sued the federal government in February, seeking the return of shrapnel and clothing taken from her while she was hospitalized following her November 2016 injury, or an opportunity to have the items analyzed by a forensic scientist of her hiring. Her father, Wayne Wilansky, willingly surrendered the evidence, but her lawsuit argued in […]

Supplemental Open Season Launched for Medallion Expansion

Medallion Pipeline Company said it successfully closed a binding open season for a major expansion of its Permian crude oil pipeline and launched a supplemental open season for additional capacity in response to “compelling interest” by potential shippers. Irving, Texas-based Medallion plans to expand six segments of its pipeline system to transport increased quantities of crude oil, produced from acreage near its Midland Basin system, to downstream pipelines and markets. Medallion said it received sufficient long-term binding commitments to move forward with construction of the expansion.  It expects to commence expanded system operations in phases, with […]

Regulators Greenlight Construction of Trans Mountain Segments

ANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canada’s energy regulator said it had given the go-ahead for the construction of a large portion of the Trans Mountain expansion project, which will nearly triple capacity on the oil pipeline from Alberta to a Vancouver area port. The National Energy Board (NEB) said all conditions had been met for construction to go ahead on Segments 1-4, which cover a vast swath of land from Edmonton, Alberta to Kamloops, British Columbia. Kinder Morgan Canada, which announced a deal to sell the project to the Canadian government in May, separately said in a […]

Premier Sanctions North Sea Gas Development, Export Pipeline

Premier Oil said it reached a final decision with its joint venture and infrastructure partners to invest in the development of the Tolmount gas field in Britain’s North Sea, including construction of a minimal facilities platform exporting gas to shore via a new gas pipeline. The Premier-operated Tolmount Main gas field, located in the Southern North Sea, is expected to produce around 500 Bcf of gas with peak production of up to 300 MMscf/d. The EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning) contract for the platform has been awarded to Rosetti Marino, and Saipem was selected as […]

Enterprise Products Partners to Expand Seaway Pipeline Capacity

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Wednesday it would expand its Seaway crude pipeline system capacity to about 950,000 bpd from 850,000 bpd. The company said it expects to add drag reducing agents (DRAs) to boost capacity on the Seaway 2 line by about 100,000 bpd by September. The Seaway system hauls crude from Cushing, Okla., the delivery point for U.S. oil futures, to Gulf Coast refineries. Enterprise said it was also evaluating more expansions of the Seaway system and was mulling converting natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines to crude oil in order to […]