Tag Archives: NGL

North Dakota Officials: Proposed Pipeline Can Accommodate Rising Production

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state’s oil fields. Oneok’s 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline would transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from a terminal near Sidney, Montana, to Bushton, Kansas. North Dakota Pipeline Authority Director Justin Kringstad says more pipelines are needed to transport growing volumes of natural gas liquids, such as ethane, propane and butane. The Elk Creek […]

Enterprise Products Partners to Convert Permian NGL Pipeline to Crude Oil Service

Enterprise Products Partners L.P.today announced plans to convert one of its natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines that transports NGLs from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast to crude oil service. The conversion is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020 and would provide the partnership with total crude oil pipeline capacity of over 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the Permian Basin to Enterprise’s crude oil hub in the Houston area. Enterprise has three existing NGL pipelines that stretch from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast: the Seminole […]

Pennsylvania Regulators Cite Sunoco for Pipeline Work Leaks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators are citing Sunoco for a three recent leaks during its construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.The Department of Environmental Protection last week issued violation notices for two leaks of drilling fluid on Nov. 11, in Chester and Berks counties. One caused a 6-foot diameter sinkhole in a backyard. The other involved using an unauthorized method to go underneath a waterway. The third citation is for a Nov. 10 leak in a Dauphin County wetland. Construction is underway on the 350-mile pipeline that terminates in Marcus Hook. It’s expected […]

West Texas Pipeline System to be Expanded

ONEOK, Inc. today announced the West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership, a joint venture between ONEOK and Martin Midstream Partners L.P., plans to invest approximately $200 million to expand the West Texas LPG Pipeline into Delaware Basin. The project, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2018, is supported by long-term dedicated natural gas liquids production from two planned third-party natural gas processing plants in northern Reeves County, which are estimated to produce up to 40,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Delaware Basin extension includes: The construction of an approximately 120-mile, […]

Construction Begins on 650-Mile NGL Pipeline in Permian

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline, LP, a subsidiary of EPIC Y Grade Services, LP and EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP, has signed a definitive agreement with BP Energy Company to anchor the EPIC NGL Pipeline, a new 650-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will link producers’ NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins to Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets. The EPIC NGL Pipeline has secured a capital commitment from funds managed by Ares Management, L.P. The EPIC NGL Pipeline, which has commenced construction, will run side-by-side with the previously announced EPIC Crude […]

Pipeline Gets Federal ok to Carry Natural Gas Liquids

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A 70-year-old natural gas pipeline that passes through several Kentucky counties has received federal authorization for a proposed conversion despite some concerns from opponents. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a recently released decision that converting the Tennessee Gas Pipeline from carrying natural gas to natural gas liquids does not constitute a major federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the pipeline runs 964 miles from Louisiana to northeast Ohio, and passes through 18 Kentucky counties. It also crosses over Herrington […]

American Midstream, Targa Announce Cayenne Pipeline Joint Venture

American Midstream Partners, LP (AMID) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Targa Midstream Services LLC to create Cayenne Pipeline, LLC. Cayenne will transport Y-grade NGLs from the Targa-operated Venice Energy Services Company, LLC gas processing plant to Enterprise Products Partners’ pipeline at Toca, Louisiana, for delivery to Enterprise Products Partners’ Norco Fractionator. As part of the Cayenne joint venture, AMID is contributing an underutilized natural gas pipeline that will convert into high value, natural gas liquids service. The project is supported by a 15-year dedication for all NGL production from Targa’s 750 MMcf/d Venice […]

North Dakota Regulators Investigating Minnesota Contractor

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Minnesota contractor that damaged a natural gas pipeline in North Dakota last week has a history of striking pipelines. The damage caused the release of 126,000 gallons of natural gas liquids and shut down a gas processing plant for three days. State regulators who recently fined Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone, Minnesota, in another incident are investigating. President Brad Carstensen says the company took the necessary steps to locate underground pipelines, and is still investigating what happened. The Bismarck Tribune reports it’s at least the second gas pipeline the contractor has […]

Gas Company Plans to Replace Pipeline Under Parachute Creek

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — A company that owns a Colorado pipeline involved in the 2013 contamination of Parachute Creek is replacing the pipeline after the U.S. Department of Transportation decided it has regulatory authority over the line. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/2v0rXQa ) Saturday that the new natural gas liquids pipeline being constructed by Williams will reside about 17 feet (5 meters) beneath the creek and will be 2,000 feet (610 meters) long. The line will connect Williams’ nearby gas processing plant with a tank farm, after which the liquids are shipped by […]

ONEOK to Expand Pipelines to Serve STACK Growth

ONEOK, Inc. today announced plans to expand its Mid-Continent natural gas liquids gathering system and its existing Sterling III Pipeline. The expansions, which are backed by a long-term contract with a subsidiary of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC, will help accommodate expected volume growth from current and certain future EnLink natural gas processing plants in the STACK play in western Oklahoma along with expected growth from other customers in the region. “Producers continue to accelerate their investments in the STACK due to the higher-return economics driven by strong crude oil and NGL-rich […]

EnLink to Move NGLs from Central Oklahoma to Gulf Coast

A subsidiary of EnLink entered into a long-term, fee-based agreement with a subsidiary of ONEOK to move NGLs from EnLink’s premier central Oklahoma position to EnLink’s Cajun-Sibon platform and the Mont Belvieu, TX trading and storage hub. NGL volumes from EnLink’s Chisholm processing complex will directly connect to EnLink’s Louisiana franchise, allowing EnLink to preferentially fill its Cajun-Sibon platform and providing new access to the growing Gulf Coast NGL hub. EnLink’s Central Oklahoma NGLs will be transported through ONEOK’s Arbuckle and Sterling systems, which ONEOK plans to expand by the end of 2018 to handle […]

DCP Midstream to Expand Sand Hills NGL Pipeline

DCP Midstream, LP has announced an additional large scale expansion of the Sand Hills NGL Pipeline, with plans to initially spend $105 million towards long-lead equipment and right-of-way. This expansion is designed to initially increase capacity by 85,000 bpd up to approximately 450,000 bpd. This first phase will include partial looping of the pipeline and the addition of seven new pump stations at an estimated total cost of $500 million. The expected in-service date is the second half of 2018. Additionally, future expansion may include adding a full loop of Sand Hills, which could raise capacity by over […]