TransCanada has final permits from the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC), giving regulatory approval for construction and operation of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline project (PRGT).

“Receiving the full complement of 11 pipeline and facility permits is a major milestone for the project, and concludes an exhaustive regulatory process that we embarked on more than two years ago,” said Tony Palmer, PRGT president.

Rockies Express Pipeline selected Quanta Services to provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for the REX Zone Three Capacity Enhancement Project. Quanta subsidiaries QPS Engineering and Price Gregory International will play key roles in the project, which includes installing three new compressor stations and upgrading of two existing stations.

Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC has awarded Michels Pipeline Construction, a Division of Michels Corporation, and Precision Pipeline, LLC construction contracts for multiple segments along the 1,134-mile Dakota Access Pipeline.

Once completed, the project will transport light sweet crude oil from the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, IL where shippers will be able to access multiple markets, including Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions.

Vallourec has deliveries totaling 14,000 tons of premium tubes in the scope of a contract with Hess Corp. for the Stampede project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Stampede is a deepwater subsea development located in the Green Canyon Block area, 115 miles south of Fourchon, LA.

Four major U.S. companies – Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources – formed Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC to build a $5 billion interstate natural gas pipeline.

The 564-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will be capable of delivering up to 1.5 MMbcf/d of gas that will be used to generate electricity, heat homes and run local businesses in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Two Houston-based oil and gas companies have formed a $240 million joint venture to build a NGL processing plant and pipelines in La Salle County, TX on the western edge of the Eagle Ford Shale.

Dominion Transmission Inc. received FERC approval for its Clarington project to provide an additional 250,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity which is fully and solely subscribed by Consol Energy Inc. under a 15-year precedent agreement.

The project involves construction of two 10,000-hp compressors at the Mullet Compressor Station in Monroe and an additional 6,000 hp of compression at the Burch Ridge Compressor Station in Marshall County, WV.

Southern Star Central Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets is holding a binding open season that will close Nov. 21 for the Sooner Trails Pipeline. As proposed, the 250-mile pipeline would connect new receipt points in Kingfisher, Canadian, Grady, Stephens, Garvin, Carter, and Bryan counties in Oklahoma to interstate and intrastate pipeline markets in Bryan County, OK and Lamar County, TX.

If a decision is made to move forward, service could begin April 1, 2017.

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC held a successful open season and plans to move forward with construction of the Nueva Era Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture between HEP and Mexico-based energy and services firm Grupo Clisa.

As proposed, the pipeline will connect HEP’s existing Webb County Hub in South Texas directly to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico, and to the Mexican National Pipeline System (Sistema de Transporte Nacional Integrado) in Monterrey, Mexico.

Italian major Eni, on Aug. 30, announced the discovery of a supergiant gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt. The Zohr field is estimated to hold 30 Tcf of natural gas (5.5 Bbbls oil equivalent), though Eni believes more could be found. As it stands, the potential reserves represent the largest discovery in Egypt and the Mediterranean, topping Israel’s 16-Tcf Leviathan field.

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