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Freeport LNG to Load First Cargo From Texas Plant

Freeport LNG, which recently received federal approval for construction of a fourth liquefaction train at its Quintana Island plant, appears on schedule to load its first LNG shipment to Asia from Train 1 in the third quarter.

Enbridge Aims to Restore Line 25 Service by Aug. 24-26 After Kentucky Blast

Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it expects to return one pipe to service between Aug. 24 and 26 on its Texas Eastern natural gas system in Kentucky that shut after an explosion on an adjacent line killed one person on Aug. 1.

EPIC Midstream Ships First Crude on New Permian-Gulf Coast Pipeline

EPIC Midstream Holdings Inc on Thursday began shipping crude oil on its 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast, pushing Midland crude prices higher, traders said.

EPIC Announces Ethane and Ethylene Pipeline Project

EPIC has announced that its affiliates, EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline and EPIC Olefins, will construct over 130 miles of 12” ethane and ethylene pipeline to support the steam cracker being built by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) in San Patricio County.

NuStar Energy Receives First Shipment of Permian Crude Oil From Cactus II Pipeline

NuStar Energy has announced that it has received its first shipment of Permian crude at its Corpus Christi North Beach Terminal, and that the terminal will load the first cargo of the long-haul Permian crude onto a ship for export this weekend.

Anadarko Midstream Group Gets New Oxy Leadership After Buyout, Could Hint at Future Sale

Less than a week after Anadarko’s shareholders overwhelmingly approved its acquisition by Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), the new owners have replaced executive leadership at Western Midstream (WES), a business that is viewed as a prime target for sale by Oxy as it seeks to reduce debt from the buyout.

BP Considers Shipping Non-Diluent Products on U.S.-Canada Pipeline

BP Midstream Partners is considering shipping other products besides diluent on its 135,000 barrel per day Diamondback pipeline, which helps transport diluent from the United States to Canada, Chief Executive Rip Zinsmeister said on Thursday.

Trafigura Begins Shipping Permian Crude via Plains' Cactus II

Trafigura Trading today said it has commenced shipments of crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas, via the Cactus II Pipeline, marking the first confirmed shipments on Plains All American's newly operational system.

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CSI Compressco

CSI Compressco completed the relocation and expansion of its East Texas facility from Longview to Kilgore, Texas. The 10,000-square-foot shop facility provides compressor fleet repair and overhaul services and serves as a hub for the company’s expanded field service and parts-stocking capabilities i..

Cyberhawk

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Noble Midstream Partners

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WPX Energy

A subsidiary of WPX Energy and its joint venture partner in the Oryx II pipeline have signed agreements to sell the project. Upon close, WPX expects net proceeds of approximately $350 million for its 25% equity interest after adjusting for debt financing related to Oryx II. WPX is retaining its cont..

Babst Calland

Pittsburgh’s Babst Calland law firm has merged with attorneys of the Chambers Law Firm to established a new Houston-area office in The Woodlands with attorneys specializing in energy matters.  Les R. Chambers, Ryan A. Chambers, and Coleman G. Anglin joined the Firm as shareholders, and Nataliya K. T..

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ClockSpring/NRI

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S & B Modular Operations

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State Supreme Court Backs Enbridge in Dane County Case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Enbridge doesn’t need additional insurance for its Line 61 pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government’s insistence.

Enterprise to Undertake Expansion Projects at Houston Ship Channel

Enterprise Products Partners announced three additional expansion projects that will increase its capacity to load crude oil, LPG, and polymer grade propylene (PGP) from its Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.

Gazprom Signs Five-Year Natural Gas Deal with Turkmenistan

Gazprom has signed a 5-year contract with Turkmengaz to purchase natural gas, the Russian gas producer sad.

Michigan AG Sues to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5

Michigan’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk.”

Shell Selling Canadian Midstream and Upstream Assets for $140 Million

Canada’s Pieridae Energy will buy gas assets in Alberta from Royal Dutch Shell for $144.77 million, Pieridae said on Wednesday, securing supply for its planned liquefied natural gas plant in eastern Canada.

TC Energy sells $1.28B of Columbia Midstream Assets to UGI

TC Energy said it has agreed to sell some of its Columbia Midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin to energy distributor UGI Corporation for $1.28 billion.

Gazprom Signals Tough Talks with Ukraine on Gas Transit to EU

Alexei Miller, the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, on Friday warned of difficult talks with Ukraine on gas transit to Europe once the current deal expires at the end of the year.

Phillips 66 Plans Crude Export Terminal, New Pipelines

Phillips 66 confirmed plans for a deepwater crude export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast to transport production from the Permian and Bakken basins to international markets via its recently announced Red Oak and Liberty pipelines.

Sources: Iraq Chooses BP and Eni Over Exxon for Pipeline Project

Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Anadarko Shareholders Approve $38B Occidental Buyout

Shareholders of Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to sell the company for $38 billion to rival Occidental Petroleum Corp , ending a short-lived contest that pitted two of the most storied names in the oil industry against one another.

EVX Midstream Partners with Performance Pipe for Eagle Ford Produced Water Pipeline Extension

Performance Pipe supplies EVX Midstream Partners with high-temperature polyethylene pipe to transport produced water more sustainably from Eagle Ford Basin

Nord Stream 2 Says Denmark Re-route Could Cause Eight-Month Delay, Cost $740 million

Nord Stream 2, the Russian-led gas pipeline project across the Baltic Sea to Europe, could be delayed by up to eight months and cost an extra 660 million euros ($740 million) due to hurdles in securing the necessary permits from Denmark, the pipeline operator has said.

Enbridge Reports Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Erosion has created a gap in a key Great Lakes channel beneath Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline that's wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, the company said Wednesday.