Business & Markets

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.

El Paso Natural Gas Files South Mainline Application

El Paso Natural Gas Co. (EPNG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, has submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to construct and operate the $127.9 million South Mainline Expansion Project, which would expand capacity on the company's Line Nos. 1100 and 1103 by 321,000 Dth/d in Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Texas to serve markets in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico.

Enbridge to Sell U.S. Gas Pipelines Unit

Enbridge will sell Midcoast Operating, its U.S. gas pipelines unit, to an affiliate of private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners for $1.12 billion, the company said.

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.

SoCalGas Warns Supply Could Fall Short

According to Southern California Gas, pipeline outages and restrictions on the Aliso Canyon storage facility could reduce its ability to deliver natural gas this year to a level even lower than California state regulators and others have predicted.

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.

Cyprus, Israel, Greece Push for Gas Pipeline to Europe

The leaders of Cyprus, Israel and Greece said they're determined to push ahead with plans for a pipeline that would supply east Mediterranean gas to Europe as the continent seeks to diversify its supplies.

Sterling to Expand Centennial System

Sterling Energy Investments to expand the processing capacity and associated natural gas gathering pipeline infrastructure of its Centennial System in the northeastern DJ Basin to 220 MMcf/d to accommodate growing producer demand.

Sendero Places Permian Gas Processing System in Service

Sendero Midstream has commenced operations on a new gas processing system in New Mexico that includes more than 60 miles of pipeline and a processing plant with a capacity of 130 MMcf/d.

Cyprus-Egypt Natural Gas Pipeline Could Cost $1 Billion

A planned pipeline connecting Cyprus' Aphrodite gas field to Egypt's LNG facilities will cost between $800 million and $1 billion, Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said.

Enterprise, ETP Form JV to Restore Old Ocean Service

Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have formed a 50/50 joint venture to resume service on the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline, which has been idled since 2012.

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.

Expansion Proposed for Texas-Colorado NGL System

Enterprise Products Partners, Enbridge, Western Gas Partners and DCP Midstream have announced binding open seasons to expand capacity on a 1,018-mile system, which includes the Front Range and Texas Express pipelines and transports mixed NGLs from the DJ Basin in Weld County, Colo. to Enterprise's NGL fractionation and storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Mariner East 1 Restart Approved

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has voted to allow Energy Transfer Partners to restart its Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids 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.

Robots, Drones Help Protect Offshore Pipelines

Oil and gas companies are using robots and drones to inspect offshore pipeline infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners has commenced commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at the company’s new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas.

FERC OK's Additional Rover Pipeline Operations

Rover Pipeline receives authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin commercial operations at additional Phase 2 facilities associated with the $4.2 billion project.

ETP Files Application to Restart Mariner East 1

Energy Transfer Partners files with Pennsylvania utility regulators to restart the Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline this week.

Howard Energy Partners Completes Corpus Christi Liquids Terminal

Howard Energy Partners has commenced commercial operations at a new bulk liquid terminal facility in the Port of Corpus Christi.

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.

Gazprom Completes Sea Stretch of First TurkStream Line

Gazprom has finished the sea portion of TurkStream's first line across the Black Sea. The second line, designed to ship gas to south European countries such as Greece, Bulgaria and Italy, will be laid in the third quarter of 2018.

Supreme Court Rejects Constitution Pipeline Permit Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects Constitution Pipeline Co's bid to challenge New York state's refusal to issue a needed water permit for the Constitution Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline running from Pennsylvania to New York.

FERC Approves New Operations as Rover Nears Completion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized service to commence on one of the final sections of Rover Pipeline as Energy Transfer Partners announced construction of its $4.2 billion project is nearly complete.

McDermott to Perform Diving for Offshore Pipeline Projects

McDermott International will start performing air and saturation diving next month for pipeline construction projects offshore South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

Contractors Selected to Build LNG Canada Terminal

LNG Canada selects a JGC Corp and Fluor Corp joint venture to perform final engineering, procurement and construction for the $31.1 billion LNG Canada terminal, with a final investment decision on the build still expected later this year,

Pipelines Help U.S. Electric Generation Gas Emissions Reach Lowest Levels Since 1990

Consumer Energy Alliance releases a new report highlighting improvements in air quality made possible by the shale energy revolution and America's safe and reliable pipeline network.