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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.

API-AOPL Report Shows Liquids Pipeline Incidents Down Significantly

The American Petroleum Institute (API), in coordination with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) has released the 2019 API-AOPL Liquids Pipeline Performance Report, which details a 20% decrease in liquids pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment over the last five years despite increases in both pipeline mileage and barrels delivered. The latest report highlights significant, positive safety trends in key performance indicators identified by federal and state regulators, public safety advocates and industry, including: Total liquids incidents impacting people or the environment decreased 20% over the last five years Pipeline incidents impacting people or […]

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 […]

TransCanada Restarts Shut Portion of Keystone Oil Pipeline

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – TransCanada restarted a section of the Keystone oil pipeline on Tuesday, following a leak in Missouri earlier this month, company spokesman Terry Cunha said. TransCanada had shut an arm of Keystone from Steele City, Neb. to Patoka, Ill., on Feb. 6 after leaking 43 barrels of crude oil. The shutdown restricted the flow on the 590,000 bpd Keystone pipeline system, a critical artery taking Canadian crude from northern Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Midwest. The line restarted with a 20% reduction of pressure, a spokesman for U.S. regulator PHMSA said. […]

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 […]

Tallgrass Energy Announces Seahorse Pipeline Open Season

Tallgrass Energy, LP announced an open season soliciting binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service on Seahorse Pipeline. The proposed Seahorse project is a 30-inch, 700-mile crude oil pipeline with capacity to transport up to 800,000 bpd from Cushing, Okla., to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Operating as a multi-grade common batch system, Seahorse, along with Tallgrass’ Pony Express Pipeline, would ensure domestic refiners and international markets have access to “neat” barrels from five different production basins. Tallgrass said the Seahorse open season will end Oct. 1, with commercial operations expected to start in the […]

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 […]