Company News

ET Completes Successful Bakken Open Season, Texas System Expansion

Energy Transfer said it completed a successful open season for its Bakken Pipeline system and placed its expanded North Texas gas pipeline in service while announcing record 2018 financial results.

Business News

People in the News Chesapeake Utilities Corporation appointed Jeffry M. Householder, currently president of the company’s Florida business unit, as its president and CEO. He replaced Michael P. McMasters, who announced his retirement in September and will continue as a board member. Householder wil..

Exxon-Qatar's Golden Pass JV to Anchor Enable's Gulf Run Pipeline

nable Midstream Partners said an affiliate of Golden Pass LNG is the cornerstone shipper for the company’s Gulf Run Pipeline project.

PG&E Didn't Cause 2017 Wildfire, but Bankruptcy Still Looms

In a long-awaited report, state investigators say a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment belonging to embattled PG&E.

Companies in the News

ENERGY worldnet, Inc. Enters Virtual Reality Arena  ENERGY worldnet, Inc. (EWN) launched its Mobile Training Center to bring blended learning and virtual reality (VR) training to pipeline operators in the oil and gas industry. The mobile training center debuted recently at the Texas Gas Association..

Names in the News

Snider Otis Eastern Service appointed Alan Snider as chief operating officer. He previously served as president of Laney Directional Drilling in Spring, Texas, where he was involved in design and construction management projects. He is a graduate of the Ame..

Dakota Access Tree Replacement Lags Deadlines

The company hired to replace trees cut along the Dakota Access pipeline route has struggled to meet its deadline for reasons ranging from equipment and staffing issues to pushback from some landowners and agencies.

Krohne

Krohne Unveils New Calibration Facility The Krohne ribbon-cutting in Beverly, Mass. Krohne opened its new flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility in Beverly, Mass. With a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the manufac..

Cowan

Williams Companies appointed Debbie Cowan as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She previously served as global director of Human Resources at John Zink Company and manager of Human Resources for Aircraft Fueling Systems. More People News..

McNally

Robert J. McNally, EQT’s chief financial officer, will become president and chief executive officer of EQT and join the Board of Directors. James E. Rohr will become chairman of the board. More People News..

Projects

Valley Crossing Pipeline to Mexico Gains FERC Extension The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) awarded Enbridge subsidiary Valley Crossing Pipeline six additional months to connect its natural gas pipeline to its counterpart in Mexico, moving the deadline to April 23. The 168-mile pipelin..

Phillips 66 Sets $1.6 Billion Midstream Budget for 2019

Phillips 66 announced that it has set a $2.3 billion capital budget for 2019 and will direct the bulk of that spending to midstream growth projects.

Pennsylvania Judge Rejects Shutting Mariner East Pipelines

A Pennsylvania administrative law judge denied a petition by state residents asking utility regulators to prohibit the operation of Energy Transfer LP and its Sunoco subsidiary's Mariner East pipelines.

Gas Service Mostly Restored after September Explosions

Columbia Gas said natural gas service has been restored for 96 percent of customers who were affected by the September explosions in Massachusetts

Eni's Indonesia Gas Project to Start Up in 2021: Deputy Minister

Indonesia's deputy energy minister said Eni aims to start output of natural gas in 2021 from its offshore Merakes project, which includes construction of subsea systems and pipelines.

Jupiter Announces Open Season for Permian-Gulf Coast Crude Pipeline

Jupiter Energy Group announced it has commenced a 90-day open season for binding shipper commitments on a potential 1 Mmb/d crude oil pipeline from West Texas to the Port of Brownsville.

Binding Open Season Launched for Mariner East Pipeline

Energy Transfer announced its Sunoco Pipeline subsidiary launched a binding open season to solicit shipper commitments for NGL transport through its Mariner East Pipeline system, which is nearing completion.

Brookby Named VP Data Sales for Energy Web Atlas

Energy Web Atlas names Harry Brookby as Vice President of Data Sales

Petroleum Economist Announces 2018 Award Winners

Honoring the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations, Petroleum Economist announced the winners of its 2018 Petroleum Economist Awards in 18 categories. Additionally, five individuals received awards for outstanding industry contributions.

Tallgrass Signs Potential Seahorse Anchor, Plans Joint Tariff Open Season

Tallgrass Energy said it has signed a binding agreement with an unaffiliated third-party with potential to become an anchor shipper and equity partner in its planned Seahorse crude oil pipeline. It also announced plans for an open season to solicit transportation commitments under a joint tariff between Seahorse and Pony Express.

U.S. Approves Part of TransCanada WB XPress for Service

U.S. federal energy regulators on Wednesday approved a request by TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gas Transmission unit to put the eastern facilities of its $900 million WB XPress natural gas pipeline into service in West Virginia and Virginia.

HFT

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) introduced peripheral sealing plugs for heavy-duty applications, such as immersion in chemicals or exposure to high temperatures.

Companies in the News

Krohne Unveils New Calibration Facility The Krohne ribbon-cutting in Beverly, Mass. Krohne opened its new flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility in Beverly, Mass. With a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the manufac..

Energy Transfer to Expand Lone Star Express Pipeline, Add Fractionator

Energy Transfer said its Lone Star NGL subsidiary will expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline with a new 352-mile pipeline from Permian Basin and construct its seventh fractionator at Mont Belvieu.

FERC Approves Final Two Laterals on Rover Pipeline

Energy Transfer said its Rover Pipeline has received federal approval to commence natural gas service on the project's final two laterals, allowing the pipeline to add receipt and delivery points for production in West Virginia.

Enterprise Starts Orla 2, Begins Construction of 7th Delaware Plant

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced it has started construction of the Mentone cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Loving County, Texas, and commenced commercial operation of the second train at its Orla processing facility in Reeves County.

Argentina to Spend Billions on Production, Infrastructure

Argentina's state oil company, YPF, will significantly boost oil and gas production and infrastructure expansion, investing between $4 billion and $5 billion per year through 2022, CEO Daniel Gonzalez said.

Aqua America to Acquire Peoples in Merger of Water, Gas Utilities

Water and wastewater utility Aqua America said it agreed to acquire natural gas utility operator Peoples in a $4.2 billion deal to create a company that is “uniquely positioned to have a powerful impact on improving the nation’s infrastructure reliability.”

Evacuation Lifted after California Gas Pipeline Scare

Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before.

GE's Avitas Gains First BLVOS Approval after Shell Oil Study

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, received the first civil approval to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle with radar beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) after a successful study with Shell Oil, marking an important step toward long-range pipeline monitoring with drones.