Gathering

Southcross Completes Bee Line Pipeline

Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. has completed its 57-mile, 20-inch Bee Line pipeline that will transport liquids rich gas from the central Eagle Ford Shale to Southcross’ Woodsboro and Bonnie View processing and fractionation complex in Refurio County. The pipeline has capacity of 320 MMcf/d.

Crosstex Energy Consortium Creates E2 To Serve Utica Shale

The Crosstex Energy companies, Crosstex Energy L.P. and Crosstex Energy Inc., joined with the former management of Enerven Compression Services to form a new company (E2) that will provide services for producers in the liquids-rich window of the Utica Shale.

Editor's Notebook: Setting Standards

Some important news broke March 20 likely to have major implications for the oil and gas industry going forward. In Pittsburgh, which has become the business hub for the Marcellus Shale, a consortium of environmental organizations, energy companies and philanthropic foundations have formed the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD). The goal is to provide producers with certification of performance standards for shale development.

Williams/Boardwalk JV To Develop NGL Pipeline

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners have formed a joint venture to develop a pipeline to transport NGLs from the infrastructure-constrained Marcellus and Utica Shale plays to the rapidly expanding petrochemical and export complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast as well as the developing petrochemical market in the Northeast.

‘Perfect Storm’ Shines Light For More Infrastructure In New England

With what could be viewed ominously as the perfect storm bringing a much rougher winter than last year’s to New England, concerns about the need for additional natural gas infrastructure in the region have once again been dramatically underscored.

MarkWest Utica EMG, Rex Energy To Develop Midstream Infrastructure In Utica Shale

MarkWest Utica EMG LLC, a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners LP and The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG), announced definitive agreements with Rex Energy Corp. to provide gathering, processing, fractionation, and marketing services in the Utica Shale.

Completing A Challenging Directional Drill In The Marcellus Shale

Your geologists found natural gas hiding thousands of feet underground. Your legal team negotiated rights of way with landowners. Your drilling team went down a mile or so, made a horizontal turn and “fracked” the shale bed, releasing the gas. Your well is producing. So now what?

DCP Consortium To Build Eagle Ford Gas Processing Plant

DCP Midstream LLC and DCP Midstream Partners LP announced construction of a cryogenic plant that will serve growing demand from producers in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford Shale.

Crestwood Acquires Marcellus Compression Assets

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, as operator and 35% owner of Crestwood Marcellus Midstream LLC, announced an agreement by CMM to acquire natural gas compression and dehydration assets from Enerven Compression, LLC for $95 million.

Genesee & Wyoming To Serve Utica NGL Fractionation Hub

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said its wholly owned subsidiary, The Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. (CUOH), has signed a long-term agreement to serve the $900 million natural gas liquids fractionation hub being constructed in Scio, OH by Utica East Ohio Midstream LLC.

DCP Midstream To Construct Plant To Serve Eagle Ford Producers

DCP Midstream LLC and DCP Midstream Partners LP announced construction of a cryogenic plant in Goliad, TX that will serve growing demand from producers in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford shale.

Profiles in Courage: Why Shale Oil & Gas Will Lead To Another American Revolution

The transformation potential of shale oil and gas to the American energy, manufacturing, chemical, and pipeline industries is nothing short of revolutionary. As part of this revolution, the U.S. can form a competitive advantage versus other global economies lasting for the next generation… if government leaders and entrepreneurs demonstrate the courage necessary to tread this path.

GE Engines Powering First LNG-Fueled Drilling Rigs In Marcellus Shale

To reduce the environmental impacts and improve the economic performance of their U.S. unconventional gas production activities, energy developer Seneca Resources Corp. and drilling partner Ensign Drilling have installed two of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs of their kind in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

DOE LNG Report Opens Door To Liquefaction Approvals

The Department of Energy published a report from NERA Economic Consulting which concludes unlimited exports of U.S. LNG will help the U.S. economy, and the greater the exports, the greater the public good.

Shale Gas Boom A Boom For Chemical Industry

The shale gas boom could be a major factor in cutting costs for the chemical industry as well as benefiting other industries, says a report from PwC US.

Utica Shale Play Emerging As Important Liquids-Rich Resource

A recent report from analytical firm HIS says that although it is still premature to conclude that the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale play in Ohio and western Pennsylvania will be as productive as the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, the Utica is in many ways analogous to the Eagle Ford and early drilling results are encouraging.

Automated Pigging Solutions For Unconventional Plays

According to market studies, all indications are that the importance of the shale gas market is not going to diminish in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, significant growth is projected in many quarters. For example, a 2011 report issued by ICF International on behalf of the INGAA Foundation predicted that total United States and Canada shale gas production will jump from 2010 levels of about 13 Bcf/d to 52 bcf/d by the year 2035.

Enbridge May Add Bakken Crude Pipeline Capacity

Enbridge is considering options to expand its crude pipeline capacity in the Bakken region in addition to company projects already proposed and under way, shippers said last month. According to Platts, shippers said Enbridge presented the potential options at a meeting in Denver Jan. 10.

TransCanada Updates Keystone XL Route

TransCanada Corporation announced on Sept. 5 that it has submitted a Supplemental Environmental Report (SER) to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) for the preferred alternative route for the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

NiSource, Hilcorp Announce Utica Shale JV

NiSource Inc.'s Midstream & Minerals Group, LLC, announced a joint venture with affiliates of Hilcorp Energy Company to construct gathering pipeline infrastructure and NGL processing facilities to support natural gas production in the Utica Shale region of northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

Williams, Caiman Energy II JV To Develop Utica Shale Infrastructure

Williams Partners L.P. will be a funding partner in a joint venture with Caiman Energy II to develop midstream infrastructure serving oil and gas producers in the Utica Shale.

Ziff Energy Group Now In Its 30th Year

Now marking its 30th year in business, Ziff Energy Group has earned a worldwide reputation for stellar consulting services that focus on groundbreaking operational benchmarking studies of onshore and offshore oil and natural gas fields along with long term natural gas supply, demand, and price forecasts for North America.

Shale Gas Unlikely Solution To UK's Future Energy Needs

Over recent years the United Kingdom has become ever more dependent on the import of gas to supply its energy needs, presenting risks for its future energy security.

Shale, Other Unconventional Natural Gas Supports More Than 1 Million Jobs

Natural gas production from shale, coal bed methane and tight sands is expected to generate significant job creation, economic growth, and revenue for federal, state and local treasuries throughout the U.S. in gas producing and non-producing states alike, according to a new IHS Global Insight study.

Regency Expands Gathering, Treating Assets In Eagle Ford Shale

Regency Energy Partners LP will expand its Edwards Lime Gathering Joint Venture in the Eagle Ford Shale located in South Texas. The expansion will increase the system’s capacity by 90 MMcf/d to 160 MMcf/d, and provide for additional crude transportation and stabilization capacity of 17,000 bpd.

Copano Plans Cryogenic Processing Expansion

Copano Energy, L.L.C. plans to add 400,000 Mcf/d of cryogenic processing capacity at its Houston Central complex, located in Colorado County, TX, in response to continuing producer demand in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The expansion will bring Copano's cryogenic processing capacity at its Houston Central complex to 1 Bcf/d. Anticipated capital spending for the expansion and associated facilities is estimated at $190 million, with an expected in-service date in mid-2014.

National Fuel Puts Pennsylvania Pipeline Project On Hold

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. has asked FERC staff to drop the pre-filing proceeding for its 78-mile, 24-inch West to East-Overbeck to Leidy Project in Pennsylvania because of scheduling issues with Marcellus Shale producers and other potential anchor shippers.

Eagle Ford Generated $25 Billion In 2011

Development of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford Shale contributed $25 billion in total economic output to the region in 2011, according to a study by the Center for Community and Business Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development (UTSA).

North Dakota Expecting More Investment After Study

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) said a re-evaluation of the amount of recoverable oil in the Williston Basin is slated to be completed late next year by the U.S. Geological Survey. He said the updated assessment will likely be higher than earlier estimates and will spur more investment and infrastructure.

Marathon Boosts Production From Bakken

Marathon Oil Corp. is raising its production forecasts for its North Dakota's Bakken Shale operations. It expects production in the Bakken to average 27,500 boe/d this year, up from 24,000 bbls in December.