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Keystone XL Construction Begins at U.S.-Canada Border

TC Energy said construction has begun on the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline at the U.S.-Canada border.

INEOS to Postpone Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

UK pipeline operator INEOS is delaying the planned shutdown of it's Forties Pipeline System.

North Dakota Regulators Approve ONEOK Pipeline

State regulators in North Dakota have approved a proposed pipeline expansion project from ONEOK.

Enbridge Running Mainline with Unused Space as Canada Cuts Oil Output

Enbridge is running its Mainline system with unused space as producers begin to cut output, according to an executive with the company.

Qatar Petroleum Maintains Scope of LNG Expansion, Postpones Production — CEO

The CEO of Qatar Petroleum said that while the company intends to delay the start of production of its LNG facility, there are no plans to reduce the scope of the expansion project.

Phillips 66 Offers Storage on Gray Oak Pipeline

Phillips 66 will offer on system storage for shippers on its Gray Oak pipeline system.

Black Bear Transmission Acquires Ozark Natural Gas Transmission Business from Enbridge

Black Bear Transmission has acquired Enbridge's Ozark gas transmission businesses.

Cheniere Applies to Begin Service on Midship Pipeline

Cheniere has applied to the U.S. FERC to begin service on its Midship natural gas pipeline.

Sempra Energy to Continue with Costa Azul LNG Project

Sempra Energy is planning to continue with its plans to build the first phase of its Costa Azul LNG Export Project in Mexico even as the coronavirus pandemic suppresses worldwide energy demands.

U.S. Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

UAE's SNOC Gas Project Startup Delayed

UAE's SNOC has announced that it's Mahani gas project startup is being delayed by 2 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BlackRock Withdraws Bid for ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets — Sources

Sources report that investment firm BlackRock has dropped out of the bidding for ADNOC's gas pipeline assets.

Texas Producers, Regulator Ask State, President for Curtailments as Prices Collapse

Texas oil producers are asking for production curtailments in the state to help stabilize plummeting oil prices.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Shell, INOX India Sign MoU for LNG Distribution

Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India's INOX to deliver LNG to customers not connected to distribution pipelines.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

Marathon Petroleum Names Midstream Boss as New CEO, Will Retain Unit

Marathon Petroleum is not selling its midstream unit as it taps the midstream head to be the company's new CEO.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

Tallgrass Energy has announced that due to continued interest in its Carpenter Expansion it is launching a supplemental open season to solicit binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation from a new origin near Carpenter, Wyo., to Pony Express destinations in Colorado.

Eni, SONATRACH Complete Algerian Gas Pipeline

Eni announced it has successfully completed the construction of the gas pipeline connecting Bir Rebaa Nord (BRN) and Menzel Ledjmet Est (MLE) fields in the Berkine Basin, in the south-eastern part of Algeria.

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Lineal Industries, the specialty construction, maintenance and pipeline integrity services company, announced the opening of a new field operations office in Houston. The 65-year-old company, which originally focused on the U.S. Northeast midstream and upstream markets is based in the Pittsburgh sub..

Reversed Capline Pipeline Set to Begin Light Crude Service in 2021

MPLX LP said the reversal of the Capline pipeline was on schedule, with the line expected to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022. Once the reversal is complete, the Capline will increase the flow of Canadian and Mid-Continent crude to the St. James, Louisiana, market.

Judge Approves $143M Natural Gas Explosions Settlement

A Massachusetts judge approved a $143 million class-action settlement Thursday for residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018.

ONEOK Suspends Expansion Projects Amid Oil Price Collapse

ONEOK has suspended key expansion projects as the price of oil has continued to drop amid fears of a slowing global economy due to the coronavirus.

TC Energy Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Pioneer Pipeline

TC Energy announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., has executed an exclusive letter of intent with Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Inc. and TransAlta Corporation to purchase the Pioneer Pipeline for $255 million.

OMV to Sell $2.3 Billion of Assets, Delays Gas Asset Purchase

Austrian oil and gas group OMV plans to sell $2.3 billion of assets by the end of next year and has delayed plans to purchase gas assets.

TC Energy Starts U.S. Prep Work for Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construction next month, as opponents await a judge's ruling on their request to block any work.

Marathon Petroleum Explores $15 billion MPLX Asset Sale — Sources

Marathon Petroleum Co, the largest U.S. independent refiner, is exploring the sale of assets of its pipeline subsidiary MPLX LP worth as much as $15 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Oil Price Collapse Sours Midstream Buyout

A court-ordered sale of one-time shale high-flyer Alta Mesa Resources Inc fell through due to a lack of financing on Monday, according to court filings, a day when oil prices and shares of U.S. oil producers plummeted.

Williams Drops Plans for Constitution Pipeline into New York

Williams Cos canceled its Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York in the wake of years of opposition from environmental groups and others in New York.

Midcoast Going Forward with Haynesville Pipeline System Expansion

Midcoast Energy will go forward with up to 150 additional miles of pipeline, after reaching an agreement with a long-term anchor shipper in support of the proposed expansion.