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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 […]

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 […]

Apache Halted Permian Gas Production in March Due to Bottlenecks

(Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Apache said it temporarily halted production at its Alpine High assets in the Permian basin in late March, curtailing output of about 250 MMcf/d because of extremely low prices. Oil and gas pipeline construction in the Permian has not kept up with output, which has more than doubled over the past three years, making the country the world’s largest oil producer. Several new pipelines are in the works, but none are expected to enter service before late 2019. The Gulf Coast Express pipeline and the Permian Highway – designed […]

Noble Midstream Secures Investment for EPIC Crude Pipeline

HOUSTON – Noble Midstream announced it has secured a $200 million equity commitment (“Preferred Equity”) from Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund (“GIP”) to fund capital contributions to Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a newly-formed subsidiary holding Noble Midstream’s 30% equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline. The 30-inch EPIC Crude Pipeline is being designed with an initial capacity of 590 MBbl/d from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast. With the installation of additional pumps and storage, EPIC can increase the 30-inch capacity to approximately 900 MBbl/d. Interim service remains on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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