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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.

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.

Marathon to Buy Andeavor for $23 Billion

Marathon Petroleum is acquiring Andeavor for more than $23 billion, creating a refiner with an extensive reach across the U.S.

Gulf Publishing Rebrands to Gulf Energy Information

Gulf Publishing Company, a leading provider of media, marketing and market intelligence services, has announced the business’ transition to Gulf Energy Information.

Chevron Evacuates Venezuela Executives Following Staff Arrests

Chevron evacuates executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA.

EQT Corporation

EQT Corporation will separate its upstream and midstream businesses to create an independent, publicly traded midstream company.

Magellan Midstream Partners and Intercontinental Exchange

Magellan Midstream Partners and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched a new auction for a portion of multi-month Permian WTI storage capacity at Magellan’s East Houston Terminal.

Avangrid Renewables Holdings, Amphora Gas Storage USA and Castleton Commodities

Avangrid Renewables Holdings has agreed to sell its Enstor Gas storage business to Amphora Gas Storage USA. The sale includes natural gas storage facilities owned and operated by Enstor in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southwest regions with a total capacity of 88.5 Bcf and a net working gas storage capacity of 67.5 Bcf. The deal does not include the Enstor gas trading business, which Avangrid agreed to sell to Castleton Commodities in an unrelated transaction that closed last month.

Noble Midstream Partners

Noble Midstream Partners sets a 2018 capital budget of up to $535 million with a focus on growth projects in the DJ and Delaware basins.

ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is providing $1 million for the humanitarian relief effort in Papua New Guinea to assist communities affected by a powerful earthquake and aftershocks in the country’s Highlands area.

Total, NOVA Chemicals, and Borealis

French oil major Total, Canada’s NOVA Chemicals and Austria’s Borealis signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture to build a steam cracker and polyethylene plant on the Texas coast. Total will own half of the venture, while a joint venture of NOVA and Borealis, Novealis Holdings, will own the other half.

Praxair

Industrial gas company Praxair was named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the second straight year.

Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Submits Spill Response Plan

Energy Transfer Partners submits court-ordered spill response plan for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Pipeline Company Offers to Relocate Residents Affected by Sinkholes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sunoco Pipeline LP has agreed to relocate five families whose backyards were damaged after sinkholes developed along a major natural gas pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs. After sinkholes developed within 50 feet of homes and near an Amtrak rail line, the state Publi..

Targa to Expand Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, Delaware Basin Gas Gathering Capacity

Targa Resources Corp. today announced it has entered into long-term fee-based agreements for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Delaware Basin and for downstream transportation, fractionation and other related services. The company also announced an extens..

Construction Contract Awarded for BRUA Pipeline Compressor Stations

Consortium led by INSPET Ploiesti receives contract to build three compressor stations associated with the BRUA gas pipeline construction project.

TechnipFMC Receives EPCI Contract for Malaysian Pipeline Project

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

Garden State Expansion Phase 2 Facilities Placed in Service

Williams Partners L.P. today announced it has placed into service the facilities constructed as part of Phase 2 of the Garden State Expansion Project, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system designed to deliver 180,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas capacity to New Jersey Natural Gas..

TransCanada Announces 2018-2019 Revenue Requirement Settlement with NGTL System Shippers

TransCanada Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), has filed an application with the National Energy Board for approval of a negotiated settlement with its customers and other interested parties on the annual costs required to operate the NGT..

P&GJ Attends PTC, Tours Pipeline-Related Facilities in Europe

In an ongoing effort to expand Pipeline & Gas Journal’s global coverage, Publisher Brian Nessen and Managing Editor Michael Reed visited Europe last week to get a first-hand look at a few facilities and attend a conference. While in Germany they attended the 13th annual Pipeline Technology Conferen..

Statoil to Award Norwegian Pipeline Construction Contracts

Statoil to award contracts to Subsea 7 and Ocean Installer for pipeline construction projects in Norway.

Gas Pipeline to Be Built Off the Israeli Coast

Energean Oil & Gas to move ahead with a natural gas pipeline construction project located off the Israeli coast.

Eni Official: East Mediterranean Gas Could Supply Europe

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The East Mediterranean could become a hub to export gas to Europe — and the fastest and cheapest way to do that is to utilize idle processing plants in Egypt, a senior executive with Italian energy company Eni said Wednesday. Eni’s Chief Exploration Officer Luca Bertelli told..

Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Dominion Energy, SCANA Merger

The Georgia Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Dominion Energy, Inc. and SCANA Corporation. In doing so, it became the first state regulatory agency to act on the proposed merger. “We greatly appreciate the prompt action by Chairman McDonald and the other c..

Tellurian Announces Open Season for the Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian announces an open season for the Global Access pipeline construction project.

Report: Customer Satisfaction with Utilities Inches Up in Competitive Energy Landscape

According to ACSI’s 2018 Utilities Report, despite rapid advances in the energy industry in 2017, customer satisfaction with gas and electric providers inched up only 0.4 percent to a score of 75.2 (on a 100-point scale). The ACSI results include cooperative, investor-owned, and municip..

Not Your Ordinary Run of the Mill

Tenaris completes construction on a 1.2 million-square-foot mill in Bay City, Texas that incorporates a high level of automation and cutting edge technologies into its production of seamless pipe.

OneBridge, Worley Parsons to Develop Pipeline Integrity Solution

OneSoft Solutions Inc’s wholly owned subsidiary, OneBridge Solutions Inc., has entered into a collaborative work agreement with WorleyParsons to deliver solutions for Canadian oil and gas pipeline operators that integrates OneBridge’s Cognitive Integrity ManagementTM (CIM) Software-as-a-Service solu..

Balticconnector Pipeline Contract Awarded

Dovre Group issued contract to provide project management services for the Balticconnector pipeline construction project.

Baltic Pipe Project Contract Awarded

Subsea Engineering Associates receives an owner's engineering contract for an offshore gas pipeline construction project in the Baltic Sea.