Oil

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Line 3 Construction Bill

Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature have passed legislation enabling Enbridge to proceed with the $2.9 billion Line 3 Replacement project without regulatory approval.

Canada May Cover Losses for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canada is prepared to cover any losses Kinder Morgan Canada might suffer if a proposed oil pipeline expansion continues to be delayed by political opposition, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said.

Keyera Enters Storage and Terminal Business in Cushing

Canadian-based midstream company Keyera Corp. is developing the Wildhorse Terminal, a crude oil storage and blending terminal in Cushing, Okla. that will include 12 above-ground tanks with 4.5 million barrels of working storage capacity.

Enbridge: Line 5 Dented Nearly an Inch

Enbridge officials have informed Michigan regulators that the company's Line 5 was dented nearly an inch by a suspected tugboat anchor strike last month.

EPIC Secures Strategic Partnerships for Crude Oil Pipeline

Apache Corporation and Noble Energy have committed to anchor the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will run side-by-side with the EPIC NGL Pipeline for 730 miles from southeastern New Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas.

Kingfisher Midstream, Ergon Form JV to Build Cimarron Express Pipeline

Kingfisher Midstream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Mesa Resources, Blueknight Energy Partners and affiliates of Ergon have executed definitive agreements to form Cimarron Express Pipeline. The venture will include the construction and operation of a new 65-mile crude oil pipeline serving STACK producers in central Oklahoma.

Rustler Breaks Open Season Begins

San Mateo Black River Oil Pipeline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream, has commenced a binding open season for the Rustler Breaks Pipeline Project, a proposed 17-mile, 10-inch crude petroleum gathering and transportation system in Eddy County, N.M. that will interconnect with Plains All American Pipeline.

Pipeline Constraints to Cost Canadian Oil Producers $16 Billion

A shortage of pipeline capacity is driving down the price of Canadian oil and will cost the country’s energy sector C$15.8 billion in lost revenues this year, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute.

Pembina to Expand Peace Pipeline

Pembina has announced another expansion of its Peace pipeline system to accommodate incremental volume commitments in support of growth in the Montney and Deep Basin resource plays.

Enbridge Fined for Missing Pipe Inspection Deadlines

The U.S. government has fined Enbridge more than $1.8 million after accusing the Canadian oil transport company of missing deadlines for pipeline inspections following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan.

Keystone XL Work to Begin in Montana this Fall

TransCanada plans to start preliminary work on its Keystone XL pipeline project in Montana in the fall of 2018 ahead of full construction in 2019, according to a letter from the U.S. State Department to Native American tribes.

Keystone Pipeline Pressure Restrictions Lifted

PHMSA has lifted pressure restrictions on TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline.

Suncor CEO: Pipeline Bottlenecks Won't Constrain Company's Growth

Suncor CEO Steve Williams said the company's current growth plan is not constrained by pipeline bottlenecks, but does not expect to make any further major investments in Canada's oil sands until market access improves.

Installation of Statoil's Johan Sverdrup Oil Pipeline Begins

The installation of a 283-km oil pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup field has commenced, Statoil said.

Phillips 66 to Proceed with Gray Oak Pipeline

Phillips 66 Partners receives sufficient binding commitments on an initial open season to proceed with construction of the Gray Oak Pipeline system, which will provide crude oil transportation from West Texas to destinations in the Corpus Christi and Sweeny/Freeport markets.

Liquid Pipeline Deliveries Rise 43%, Incidents Drop

According to API and AOPL's 2018 Annual Liquids Pipeline Report, pipelines are safely transporting more oil than ever before.

Minnesota Judge to Rule on Enbridge's Line 3 Project

An administrative law judge will rule today whether to recommend that Minnesota regulators approve Enbridge's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Libyan Oil Pipeline Attacked by 'Terrorist Group,' Source Says

A Libyan crude pipeline owned by the al-Waha oil company was set on fire, causing the loss of between 70,000 bpd and 100,000 bpd.

Offshore Oil Is Poised For Significant Growth

The offshore oil and gas industry is now more prepared to deliver projects and profits at lower costs and simpler designs.

Diving Deep in the Gulf of Mexico

Drillers are diving deep to increase oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crude Oil Exports Roar Back after Gulf Coast Refinery Disruptions

Hurricane Harvey caused disruptions to America's Gulf Coast refinery sector in late August and September 2017, but crude oil exports reached a monthly record of more than 1.7 MMbpd the very next month.

Minnesota Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The years-long review process for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is nearing its conclusion. The Public Utilities Co..

Operators Race to Build Pipelines as Permian Nears Takeaway Capacity

Numerous crude oil pipeline construction projects are currently underway as the Permian Basin nears its takeaway capacity.

North Dakota to Ask Feds for Money for Pipeline Protest Cost

North Dakota to ask feds for money to cover costs associated with Dakota Access pipeline construction project protests.

Michigan Regulators OK More Support Anchors For Line 5 Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State officials have given Enbridge Inc. permission to install 22 more anchor supports along twin pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit last week allowing the supports for Line..

Russia Holds Firm as Top Crude Oil Supplier to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia kept its spot as the largest crude oil supplier to China in February, data showed on Friday, a role it held in January and for the past two years on an annual basis. Russia supplied 5.052 million tonnes, or 1.32 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 17.8 percent fr..

TechnipFMC Receives EPCI Contract for Malaysian Pipeline Project

TechnipFMC wins EPCI contract for an oil pipeline construction project off the Malaysian coast.

Mandated Study of Dakota Access Pipeline to Miss Completion Goal

Federal officials say more time is needed to complete an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline construction project.

Enbridge Pipeline Raises Concerns in Minnesota

Minnesota residents concerned about pipeline construction project.

More Trans Mountain Route Hearings Begin in Canada

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has commenced Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to solicit comments from landowners who have raised concerns with the proposed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.. The hearings, which are being held in Burnaby. B.C., started Marc..