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Open Season Launched for Pipeline Construction Project

Medallion Delaware Express, LLC and Medallion Pipeline Company, LLC have launched an open season to solicit binding, long-term commitments on the Delaware Express crude oil pipeline system in the Delaware Basin in West Texas along with a new Joint Tariff transportation service, which will deliver crude oil produced in the Delaware Basin to multiple market centers and long-haul pipelines connected to Medallion’s system. Through this binding open season, Medallion Delaware Express and Medallion expect to make up to 200,000 barrels per day available for Joint Tariff service, with up to 180,000 bpd available to committed shippers […]

Judge to Hear Arguments on Tribe’s Pipeline Contingency Plan

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., will accept arguments over the next month on whether the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must stage equipment near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota to respond to any oil spill under the Missouri River. The idea is part of a fallback plan proposed by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in August in case U.S. District Judge James Boasberg eventually decides to allow the four-state pipeline to continue operating while federal officials do more study on the $3.8 billion project’s impact on […]

TAP Pipe Deliveries Complete to Albania, Greece and Italy

The last shipment of steel line-pipes for the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece, marking the completion and final delivery of all line-pipes to TAP’s host countries. The transport of 55,000 TAP pipes and bends was completed in about a year and a half, with the first pipes arriving in Durrës, Albania in April 2016. The all the pipes together weighed 520,000 tons and were transported to TAP’s main marshaling yards in 79 sea vessel shipments and 158 block trains within Greece. The offloading of the largest ships took five days on average. […]

Land Preservation Board Approves Easements for Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A public land preservation organization in Virginia has approved easements that will allow two natural gas pipelines to be built in mountainous areas of the state. The Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s board of trustees approved 11 easements on Monday, the board said on its website. In exchange for crossing 53 acres of protected land, two pipeline developers will convey to the foundation 1,130 acres of substitute land in three counties. Both pipelines would start in West Virginia, carrying gas from the Appalachian basin to U.S. markets. Prominent business and political leaders back […]

Open Season Launched for Pipeline Reversal

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., Marathon Petroleum Corporation and BP Oil Pipeline Company have launched a non-binding open season for the reversal of the Capline Pipeline, a 40-inch pipeline that transports 1.2 million barrels per day of crude oil from St. James, Louisiana, to Patoka, Illinois. The non-binding open season will be managed on behalf of the Capline owners by the law firm of Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC and will run from Oct. 17, 2017, through Nov. 17, 2017. If Plains All American, Marathon and BP decide to proceed, southbound flow could be operational by the second half […]

Protesters Arrested at Atlantic Sunrise Construction Site

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — More than two dozen people have been arrested at a protest of a $3 billion pipeline being built to carry natural gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to Southern states. Scores of demonstrators gathered Monday on land in Lancaster County’s West Hempfield Township that is owned by a Catholic order of nuns that allowed activists to build an outdoor chapel on the planned pipeline route. Police gave demonstrators until 12:45 p.m. to disperse, then began arresting those holding hands in front of a backhoe. Officials said defiant trespass charges were planned. The Federal […]

Enbridge Gets Presidential Permit for Line 67 Pipeline

The U.S. Department of State has issued a presidential permit to Enbridge Energy, L.P., authorizing the company to increase transport up to a full design capacity of approximately 890,000 barrels per day of crude oil and other hydrocarbons across a three-mile segment of the Line 67 Pipeline at the U.S.-Canada border near Neche, North Dakota, through an existing Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Enbridge’s Line 67 Pipeline was originally permitted in 2009 and constructed in 2010. This new presidential permit was signed and issued by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and […]

Canada’s Pipeline Industry Takes Another Hit

Another oil pipeline in Canada bites the dust. TransCanada announced last week that it would scrap its plans to build a 2,800-mile major pipeline that would traverse nearly the entire country, closing off a crucial potential export route for Canada’s oil sands. The $15 billion Energy East pipeline would have carried 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to Canada’s eastern coast for refining and export. It faced significant opposition from communities affected along the pipeline’s route, but TransCanada had been confident that it could overcome those hurdles. More recently, however, top Canadian […]

Federal Regulators Approve Atlantic Coast, Mountain Valley Pipelines

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authorization had been widely expected by both supporters and opponents of the pipelines. The certificates granted by the commission came with dozens of conditions, and other necessary permits for both projects are still pending. Both pipelines would start in West Virginia, carrying gas from the Appalachian basin to U.S. markets. Prominent business and political leaders in all three affected states back the […]

Williams Partners to Expand Gas Gathering, Processing and Liquids Handling Services in the Northeastern U.S.

Williams Partners L.P. has executed agreements with Southwestern Energy Company to expand its services in the Appalachian Basin of West Virginia. The agreements call for Williams Partners to deliver gas processing, fractionation, and liquids handling services in Southwestern’s Wet Gas Acreage in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shale along with gas gathering services in the company’s South Utica Dry Gas Acreage. Williams Partners will provide Southwestern with 660 million cubic feet per day of processing capacity to serve a 135,000-acre dedication in Southwestern’s Wet Gas Acreage in the Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shale in Marshall and Wetzel […]

Sabine Pass Train 4 Placed in Service

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. has completed the Commissioning of Train 4 associated with the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. As part of a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with GAIL (India) Limited, the first commercial delivery for Train 4 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project is expected to occur in March 2018.  The Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project consists of six liquefaction trains located at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, which includes existing infrastructure of five LNG storage tanks with capacity of approximately 16.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), two marine berths that can accommodate vessels with […]

Enbridge Energy Defends Plan to Replace Line 3 Oil Pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge Energy disputed a state agency’s recommendation against the company’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, insisting in filings Wednesday that the project is needed to ensure adequate crude supplies for Minnesota and other Midwestern refineries for decades to come. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is considering whether to grant a certificate of need for the project, which has aroused opposition from environmental and tribal groups because of the potential impacts on climate change and pristine waters where Native Americans harvest wild rice. The state Commerce […]

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