Superior Court Sides with PennEast, Dismisses Trespassing Lawsuit A New Jersey State Superior Court judge on July 7 rejected a lawsuit filed by HALT, an association of New Jersey landowners, and several of its individual members, in its attempt to prevent the PennEast Pipeline from being built. Dismissing the complaint for trespass and nuisance filed by HALT and several of its members, the court denied their attempt to stop PennEast from taking project-related surveys. PennEast hailed the decision as a resounding victory and said it will resume and complete Project surveys where there is landowner...
Two KMI Projects Gain FERC Approval Kinder Morgan, Inc.’s subsidiaries, Elba Liquefaction Co., (ELC) and Southern LNG Co., have authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the $2 billion Elba liquefaction project. It will be constructed and operated at the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, GA. As previously announced, the first of 10 liquefaction units should be placed in-service in the second quarter of 2018, with the remaining nine units coming online before the end of 2018. This project is supported by a 20-year contract with Shell. KMI also said Elba...
TransCanada Gets Final Permits for BC GasLink Pipeline TransCanada Corp. reported May 5 that it has secured the final permits needed to start construction and operation of its proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline. The company said the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission issued the last two of 10 permits needed and it now is awaiting a final investment decision from LNG Canada before starting construction. The 650-km pipeline would link natural gas fields in northeastern British Columbia to LNG Canada’s proposed export project in Kitimat, B.C. The Shell-led LNG Canada consortium is expected to make a...
Oryx Midstream Services subsidiary Oryx Southern Delaware Oil Gathering and Transport launched an additional binding open season to secure volume commitments and acreage dedications in support of the extension of the Oryx Trans Permian (OTP) pipeline system. The crude oil gathering and transportation system serves the liquids-rich southern Delaware Basin in Texas. The open season concludes at 5 p.m. CDT on June 17. The proposed extension is supported by two producers that operate about 50,000 acres in Reeves and Ward counties. It will consist of 120 miles of new pipeline and connect to Oryx’s existing […]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project. Proposed by Golden Pass Products, LLC and Golden Pass Pipeline, LLC, the project includes construction, modification and operation of facilities in Texas and Louisiana with liquefaction facilities at the existing Golden Pass Export Terminal. It would include three liquefaction trains; a truck-unloading facility; a supply dock and alternate marine delivery facilities. Also planned is a 2.6-mile, 24-inch pipeline loop adjacent to the existing Golden Pass pipeline, three new compressor stations, five new pipeline interconnections […]
After a successful binding open season, Medallion Pipeline is moving forward on an expansion of its West Texas crude system. The project involves 49 miles of new pipeline in Howard County to an interconnect on Medallion’s Wolfcamp connector mainline in Glasscock County to transport 45,000 bpd of crude for delivery on a bidirectional basis. Randy Lentz, CEO of Medallion said, “The Howard Lateral will provide a crucial market link for Howard County customers seeking multiple delivery and market options for their crude oil production.”
All required regulatory approvals and permits have been received for Duke Energy’s combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County, FL. Fluor has started hiring workers and crews are clearing the land and building the site up 8 feet for flood protection. The plant’s first 820 MW is expected to come online in spring 2018, with the second 820 MW expected online by December 2018. The plant will receive gas through a pipeline Sabal Trail Transmission is constructing. The $3 billion pipeline will start in Alabama, extend through Georgia and end in Central Florida. Sabal Trail […]
Rangeland Energy has begun development of the South Texas Energy Products System (STEPS). STEPS is an integrated hydrocarbon logistics system that will receive and store refined products, LPG and other hydrocarbons at a new terminal hub in Corpus Christi, TX for transport primarily to Mexico. In the initial phase of the project, refined products and LPG will be received in the Corpus Christi terminal and shipped to inland terminals in Mexico. In subsequent phases, marine facilities in Corpus Christi will be added to the system, along with the infrastructure to accommodate commodities including crude oil, […]
Woodside affiliate, Woodside Energy (USA) Inc. (WUSA), has entered into a project development agreement (PDA) with Sempra LNG & Midstream, an affiliate of Sempra Energy, to assess construction of the Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction facility in Port Arthur, TX. If the project moves forward, it will be located 85 miles east of Houston at a site previously permitted for an LNG regasification terminal. The project could include two NGL trains with total export capability of 10 mtpa LNG storage tanks and marine facilities for LNG ship berthing and loading.
Primus Green Energy plans to deliver a 160 measured tons per day (MT/d) methanol plant to a manufacturing site in the Marcellus Shale. Production from the plant is scheduled to begin in 2017 for regional distribution, with three additional trains added in coming years, which are expected to increase capacity to 640 MT/d. Primus’ standardized modular GTL systems will convert low-cost Marcellus feedstock into methanol locally, saving both production and transportation costs. Plans also call for the delivery of up to four additional methanol plants in other North American regional markets with capacities ranging from […]
Cabot Oil & Gas announced the Constitution Pipeline Co. has pushed back its projected in-service from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the second half of 2017. The adjustment is to ensure compliance with the environmental conditions of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion. Specifically, the in-service date adjustment is in response to the rapidly closing environmental window to complete tree-felling activities prior to March 31. Assuming Constitution receives the final notice to proceed in time to complete stream-crossing activities during the summer window this year, the […]
KBR won a multi-phased contract for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Woodfibre LNG Project in the District of Squamish near Vancouver, B.C. KBR’s Houston office will provide FEED services for the proposed 2.1 million mtpa liquefaction plant and export facility. The work will include FEED optimization, pre-FEED, FEED, and development of a fixed price offer for engineering, procurement and construction services. Woodfibre LNG Limited is a subsidiary of Pacific Oil & Gas Limited, which is part of the Singapore-based RGE group of companies. RGE, also known as Royal Golden Eagle.