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Medallion Launches Open Season for Major Expansion of Crude Pipeline

Medallion Pipeline Company began a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for a major expansion of its crude oil pipeline system in the Midland Basin. The company plans to expand six pipeline segments to transport increased quantities of crude oil, produced from acreage proximate to Medallion’s system, to downstream pipelines and markets. The open season ends at 4 p.m. CDT, Aug.15. Medallion plans to construct a 16-inch operational loop of its existing Midkiff Lateral and expand the capacity of the Crane Extension, Reagan Gathering Extension, Santa Rita Lateral, Martin Lateral and Midland […]

North Dakota Sues Dakota Access over Farmland Ownership

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland. In a separate case, an American Indian activist accused of starting a riot on a portion of the land during protests against the pipeline last year wants to use the state’s lawsuit in his defense. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on July 3 filed a civil complaint in state district court against Dakota Access, a company formed by Texas-based Energy […]

Oryx Midstream Begins Open Season on Delaware Basin System

Midland, Texas-based Oryx Midstream Services II launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications to support the regional crude oil gathering and trunk line transportation systems, which will serve the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico. Based on customer demand, Oryx has expanded the scope of the original project to include additional capacity and a larger footprint across the Delaware Basin. The new system is expected to consist of 400 miles of new gathering and transportation pipeline, with 650,000 bpd of throughput capacity and more than 1.5 MMbbls of […]

Erosion Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Construction

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia has been halted to address some soil erosion problems. Officials said Friday that the suspension is expected to be temporary for the natural gas pipeline’s installation. Construction will resume with approval from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). DEQ officials said in a statement that the pipeline will direct crews to enhance and restore erosion and sediment controls along the route. Pipeline officials said in a statement that recent heavy rainfall affected crews’ abilities to control erosion. Pipeline officials said they take their […]

Bayou Bridge Plans to Finish Louisiana Oil Pipeline by October

A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana expects to complete the construction project by October if a federal appeals court doesn’t order another halt to the work. Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s attorneys said in a court filing Wednesday that construction of the entire 163-mile (260-km) pipeline was nearly 76% complete as of Sunday. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether the company can continue building the pipeline through the environmentally fragile Atchafalaya Basin swamp. Last Friday, the panel asked for an update on the work. In February, […]

Joint Development Planned for Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream and Apache signed a letter of intent to develop the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, which will provide an outlet for natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast. The $2 billion PHP project is designed to transport up to 2 Bcf/d of natural gas through 430 miles of 42-inch pipeline from the Waha, Texas, area to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico markets, Kinder Morgan said. Given the level of producer inquiry, the company is also evaluating the economic and hydraulic feasibility of a 48-inch […]

Minnesota PUC Opens Hearings on Enbridge Line 3 Replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Passions ran high as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. A crowd about evenly divided between supporters and opponents lined up early in the morning for limited seating. People held signs outside that read “Minnesotans for Line 3” or “No Pipelines – Keep it in the Ground.” The crowd grew to over 200 by the time the Public Utilities Commission began hearing final arguments in the long-running proceedings. The five-member […]

Magellan Midstream Pitches Crude Oil Pipeline in Texas

February 2018

Magellan Midstream Partners LP intends to develop a new pipeline and has launched an open season to assess customer interest to transport various grades of crude oil and condensate from the Permian and Eagle Ford basins to multiple destinations in the Corpus Christi and Houston, TX markets, including Magellan’s existing crude oil terminals in these markets. The proposed project would include construction of a 375-mile, 24-inch pipeline from Crane to a location near Three Rivers, TX, providing shippers the option to ultimately deliver crude oil and condensate from the Three Rivers area to the Houston […]

The Next Big Hurdle For Keystone XL

Nearly a decade has passed since TransCanada first proposed in 2008 to build the Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Alberta in Canada to Nebraska and the U.S. Gulf Coast. After being dumped by the previous U.S. Administration and revived earlier this year by President Donald Trump, Keystone XL cleared a major regulatory hurdle last month: the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) gave the go-ahead to the project. Nebraska’s regulators, however, approved an order for the Mainline Alternative Route for the pipeline out of the three TransCanada had proposed—the other two being the company’s […]

TechnipFMC Awarded Offshore Pipeline Construction Project Contract

TechnipFMC has been awarded an integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI™) contract from VNG Norge AS for the Fenja Project, located in the Norwegian Sea. Under the terms of the contract, TechnipFMC is responsible for the provision of subsea equipment including umbilicals, risers, flowlines and the subsea production system. We are grateful to VNG for being an early mover in embracing the iEPCITMexecution model and very happy to support their first E&P development as operator,” Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of TechnipFMC’s Subsea Projects, said. “The Fenja project will have the longest Electrically Trace Heated (ETH) pipeline in the […]