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Energy Transfer, through subsidiary ET Rover Pipeline LLC, conducted an open season which ran through July 25 to solicit additional binding Precedent Agreements for firm transportation service on a new interstate natural gas pipeline system designed to provide access for rapidly growing Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas production to growing markets.

Alamo Tube Company plans to build the country’s first, tubing specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility south of San Antonio to service growing U.S. oilfield tubing demand. The mill will be located in Alamo Junction Rail Park, a 400 acre development situated in Elmendorf.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. announced that El Paso Natural Gas Company has entered into a 21-year firm transportation agreement with Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to initially provide 163,000 Dth/d of firm transportation capacity by October, ramping up to 200,000 Dth/d by October 2017 and 550,000 Dth/d by October 2020.

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC announced that Republic Midstream, LLC, a newly formed portfolio company, executed agreements with Penn Virginia Corporation to construct and operate a crude oil gathering system, a central delivery terminal complex and an intermediate takeaway pipeline to serve Penn Virginia's prolific acreage position in the Eagle Ford Shale. The long-term, fee-based transportation agreements with Penn Virginia are supported by minimum volume commitments and a dedication of acreage covering the areas served by the gathering system.

Golden Pass Products, LLC has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) services contract for its proposed natural gas liquefaction and export project in Sabine Pass, TX to Chiyoda Corporation. Also participating in the development of the FEED services will be Chiyoda’s partner CB&I.

The Department of Energy has conditionally authorized LNG Development Co., LLC (Oregon LNG) to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, from the Oregon LNG Terminal in Warrenton, OR.

Nicor Gas received Illinois Commerce Commission approval on a tariff that will allow for the recovery of pipeline infrastructure investments across northern Illinois. This nine-year initiative, which begins in 2015, will allow Nicor Gas to replace hundreds of miles of aging distribution pipe and thousands of natural gas services, upgrade transmission and natural gas storage systems and replace and refurbish natural gas regulating stations.

Houston Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has executed an additional long-term contract to provide ethane storage, transportation, refrigeration and loading services from its new ethane export terminal that is currently under construction on the Houston Ship Channel. With this new agreement, Enterprise now has long-term commitments for 85% of the capacity of the ethane terminal.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois.

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners has said the 1,100-mile Dakota Access pipeline would likely go through 17 Iowa counties as it crosses from the northwest corner of the state to the southeast corner. The oil's final destination would be in Patoka, Illinois, about 70 miles east of St. Louis.
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