Gathering

Williams, Brazos Midstream Agree to Joint Venture in Delaware Basin

Williams and Brazos Midstream agreed to a partnership in the Delaware Basin, under which Williams will contribute its Delaware Basin assets in exchange for a 15% minority position in the venture.

Tallgrass, Silver Creek Expand Powder River Venture

Tallgrass Energy and Silver Creek Midstream have agreed to expand their Powder River Basin joint venture to transport crude oil production from the Powder River Basin to Guernsey, Wyoming.

Aspen Midstream to Construct Residue Gas Pipeline in Austin Chalk Play

Aspen Midstream the company is constructing a large-diameter residue pipeline, and both a lean and a rich gas gathering system in the Austin Chalk play in Texas.

Oryx Midstream Services Announces Successful Open Season

Oryx Midstream Services announced the successful completion of the open season for a new regional crude oil gathering and transportation system that will provide additional pipeline capacity across the Northern Delaware Basin.

Black Bear to Provide ‘Dry’ Gas Gathering Service

Black Bear Midstream signed a contract to provide “dry” gas gathering service beginning in late 2018. The six-year agreement includes “a significant volume commitment” and extends Black Bear’s business beyond its core of natural gas processing, the company said.

ETP, Magellan, Delek to Construct Permian-to-Gulf Coast Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), Magellan Midstream Partners and Delek US Holdings, received sufficient commitments to proceed with plans to construct a 30-inch common carrier pipeline to transport crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast region.

Enlink Launches Open Season for Avenger Gathering System

The EnLink Midstream companies launched a binding open season for volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its recently announced AvengerCrude Oil Gathering System (Avenger) in the Northern Delaware Basin.

A Conversation with Kinder Morgan's Tom Martin

An interview with Tom Martin, president of the Natural Gas Pipelines Group for Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Martin is responsible for all commercial and operational activities of a system that includes 70,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipelines and gathering lines, plus storage, treating and processing facilities.

Full-Scale Development of Kharasaveyskoye Gas Field to Start in 2019

Gazprom said it will begin the full-scale development of Kharasaveyskoye field in 2019, including construction of a 62-mile pipeline connecting the field's enormous gas reserves to Russia's Unified Gas Supply System.

Oryx Midstream Begins Open Season on Delaware Basin System

Midland, Texas-based Oryx Midstream Services II launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications to support the regional crude oil gathering and trunk line transportation systems, which will serve the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

Seaway Crude Pipeline Loads First VLCC at Texas Marine Terminal

Seaway Crude Pipeline, which owns a pipeline system that transports crude oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast and a Gulf Coast distribution network, loaded its first very large crude carrier (VLCC) at the company’s marine terminal in Texas City.

UGI Expands Gathering System in Marcellus Basin

UGI Energy Services has approved further expansion of its Auburn Gathering System in the Marcellus Basin with construction of two additional compressor stations in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

Lilis Energy, Salt Creek Midstream Enter into Gathering Agreement

Lilis Energy, an exploration and development company operating in the Permian Basin, entered into a crude oil gathering agreement with Salt Creek Midstream. Construction of the project is expected to commence immediately with service to begin in 2019.

Marcellus-Utica: The Juggernaut Continues

The Marcellus-Utica has an estimated quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas, but markets and infrastructure must be developed to leverage this potential.

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.

Iron Horse Gathering System Underway in SCOOP/STACK Play

Cardinal Midstream III is developing the Iron Horse System, a new natural gas gathering and processing system designed to serve producers working in Oklahoma’s SCOOP/STACK merge play.

WGL Midstream Invests $89 Million in Stonewall Gathering System

WGL Midstream, a WGL Holdings company, announced it exercised an option for an $89 million equity investment in the Stonewall Gas Gathering System, representing a 35% ownership stake. The system began operations in November and currently gathers 1 Bcf/d of natural gas daily from the Marcellus produ..

Feds Seek Limit on Methane Gas Flaring at Drilling Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land, arguing the effort will reduce waste and harmful methane emissions as part of President Barack Obama’s bid to curb climate change. Energy companies freq..

In the News: Enbridge Cutting 500 Jobs, Leaving 100 Unfilled

Enbridge is reducing its workforce by 5% as low oil prices continue to reverberate through the energy sector. The move affects 500 people at all levels of the company in the U.S. and Canada. The company also is leaving 100 positions unfilled. TransCanada has also been cutting staff, starting with it..

Countries Added to Shale Oil, Natural Gas Resource Assessment

EIA continues to expand its assessment of technically recoverable shale oil and shale natural gas resources around the world. The addition of four countries – Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – to a previous assessment covering 42 countries has resulted in a 13% increase in the global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil and a 4% increase for shale gas.

Companies Asking Oklahoma Judge to Toss Earthquake Lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two energy companies are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by an Oklahoma woman who claims she was injured in an earthquake caused by the injection of wastewater deep into the ground — a method used for decades by the industry to dispose of the chemical-laced byproduct of oil and gas production.

Montney shale patch flying below the radar

You really know business is tough when success is measured by suffering less than others. But so it goes as the North American oilpatch enters its second year of a precipitous downturn caused by OPEC deciding to no longer support global oil prices by restraining production at its Nov. 27, 2014 meeting.

Apache Resists Unsolicited Takeover Bid

Apache Corporation, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, says it has fended off an unsolicited takeover bid, and will continue to defend against follow up attempts to buy out the company. Bloomberg reported the news, and thus far the bidder has not been identified. The company’s shares jumped on the news, up more than 10% during midday trading Monday. Apache is worth about $18 billion, so if a takeover were to occur, it would be the largest for an independent oil and gas company this year.

Natural Gas Market Dynamics in the Northeast

Natural gas markets have gone topsy-turvy. Until recently, prices around the country were generally pretty similar, with gas costing a bit more in the Northeast, far from where it was produced on the Gulf of Mexico coast. But that reality has changed dramatically in the last few years.

With a Chill in the Air, Thoughts in New England Turn to Heating Bills

As winter approaches, the hot topic of conversation in the Northeast once again becomes the looming frigid temperatures and accompanying burdensome cost of heating homes and offices along with powering manufacturing plants. With this in mind, the Access Northeast project developers plan to upgrade existing pipeline facilities and market area storage assets in New England to deliver – on peak days – up to 1 Bcf/d of natural gas for electric-generation markets.

Why Does Firewood Cost so Much? Fracking's Part of It

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northeasterners who are digging deeper into their pockets to pay for firewood this season can add a new scapegoat to the roster of usual market forces: fracking. Yep, a timber industry representative in New Hampshire said those hydraulic fracturing well sites in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation to suck natural gas out of the ground are using construction "mats" made of hardwood logs — think of the corduroy roads seen in sepia-toned photographs from the 1800s — to get heavy equipment over mucky ground, wetlands or soft soils.

Day Of Reckoning for US Shale Will Have To Wait

October has been billed as a pivotal month in which indebted shale companies would see their credit lines cut, precipitating a faster consolidation in the industry that would sow the seeds of a rebound.

Is Oil and Gas Fire Sale about to Start?

Much has been written about the mounting pile of debt for U.S. oil companies (not to mention the well-known Brazilian oil giant).

Study: No Fracking Bonanza for California's Monterey Shale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits. The study is the latest to lower a 2011 federal energy estimate that billed the Monterey Shale as a game-changer for U.S. oil, with what was then estimated at 13.7 Bbbls of recoverable oil overall. Instead, the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) new study said, the most oil-rich portion of the giant shale formation holds just 21 MMbbls of oil that can be recovered by intensive methods, such as hydraulic fracturing, better-known as fracking.