Expansion

Energy Transfer Moves to Prevent Cancellations on Dakota Access Expansion — Sources

Energy Transfer has reportedly invoked force majeure in order to prevent oil companies from canceling contracts to ship crude oil on the company's proposed expansion of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Canada's Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada's Supreme Court has dismissed a lower court appeal filed against the Trans Mountain pipeline removing one of the last remaining hurdles of the expansion project.

UAE’s BPGIC to Expand Storage Facilities

The United Arab Emirates’ Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co (BPGIC) said on Wednesday that it was moving ahead with its oil storage expansion plans as there has been a limited impact from the coronavirus pandemic on the company's operations.

Tallgrass Energy Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Enters Service

Tallgrass Energy announced that both the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and the Rockies Express Pipeline expansion project have both entered service.

Bulgaria's State Gas Firm Seeks Loans for Pipeline Construction

Bulgaria's state gas firm Bulgartransgaz is seeking up to 400 million euros ($453 million) to finance an extension of the TurkStream gas pipeline and other gas projects.

Illinois Rejects Bid to Delay Decision on Dakota Access Expansion

Regulators in Illinois have unanimously rejected an attempt by environmental groups to delay the expansion of TC Energy's Dakota Access Pipeline due to the coronavirus.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End — PM

Bulgaria's Prime Minister is hoping his country will complete its portion of the TurkStream pipeline by the end of 2020, despite construction delays brought about due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Projects

German Court Rejects Last Obstacle to Nord Stream 2 Construction A remaining legal hurdle for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been cleared as the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg has rejected a complaint regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a portion of land to be..

Energy Transfer Slashes 2020 Capex, Dakota Access Expansion Could Face Delays

Energy Transfer will cut at least $400 million from its 2020 capital expenditures potentially jeopardizing the company's plans to expand its Dakota Access pipeline.

Williams Places Phase II of Hillabee Expansion in Service

Williams said it has placed Phase II of the Hillabee expansion project in service, adding natural gas capacity to the Transco system and direct access to Florida’s rapidly growing power generation market.

CPC Pipeline Expansion in Doubt After Leadership Shakeup

The Caspian Pipeline Consortium expansion project is in question after its entire board was dissolved.

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.

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.

Enbridge-Annova LNG Deal to Expand Valley Crossing Pipeline

Enbridge’s Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline from Agua Dulce to Brownsville, Texas, will be expanded along with the construction of a 9-mile (14.5-km) lateral to Annova liquefied natural gas’s (LNG) Brownsville export facility.

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.

Projects

Enbridge-Annova LNG Deal to Expand Valley Crossing Pipeline  Enbridge’s Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline from Agua Dulce to Brownsville, Texas, will be expanded along with the construction of a 9-mile (14.5-km) lateral to Annova liquefied natural gas’s ..

Gibson Sanctions Million-Barrel Expansion at Hardisty Terminal

Calgary-based Gibson Energy Inc. said it has approved the construction of one million barrels of new tankage at its Hardisty Terminal.

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.

Pipeline Upgrades to Increase Natural Gas Flows into New England — EIA

Several natural gas pipeline upgrades are either planned or under construction in New England, which will increase deliverability into the region over the next several years, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

ONEOK to Expand Elk Creek Pipeline

ONEOK has announced plans to expand two of its natural gas pipelines by the end of Q1 2020, including the Elk Creek Pipeline.

Transco Takes Another Shot at NJ Pipeline Approval

Transco's Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, which would take natural gas to customers in New York City and Long Island, is back before New Jersey regulators.

Shell Considering Mars Pipeline Expansion

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.

North Dakota Regulators Approve Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements.

Williams Completes Gateway Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Williams placed its Gateway Expansion into full service 11 months ahead of schedule through “expedited project execution and construction,” boosting natural gas deliveries to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast by 65,000 MMcf/d, in time for the winter heating season.

FERC Approves Chesapeake Utilities Pipeline Expansion

Chesapeake Utilities has announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order approving the Company’s proposed Del-Mar Energy Pathway Project.

Outrigger Expands in Williston Basin with Commitment from XTO

Private midstream energy company Outrigger Energy II said it is constructing a 70-mile gathering system and cryogenic plant in North Dakota to service XTO Energy natural gas production under a long-term, definitive gathering and processing agreement.

Bakken Pushes Forward, but Still Needs More Pipelines

Perhaps the biggest news to come from the oil-rich Bakken region during the year was the recent announcement by Dallas, Texas-based Energy Transfer that it wants to double the volume on its Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 MMbpd.

ARB Midstream Announces New Connection to Pipeline System in DJ Basin

DJ South Gathering, LLC, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream, LLC has announced an expansion of its crude oil gathering and transportation system in the prolific DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Canadian Court Dismisses Challenge to Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the approval by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, clearing some uncertainty from the project.