Gathering

Enbridge Plans International And Domestic Pipelines

A new oil pipeline with potential capacity of up to 400,000 bpd linking Colombia's Llanos basin to the Pacific coast could be operational by the end of 2016, according to Rigzone.

Enterprise To Construct NGL Fractionators; Expands Eagle Ford Midstream Network

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. plans to construct two more NGL fractionators at its Mont Belvieu, TX complex to provide 150,000 bpd of incremental fractionation capacity.

ONEOK Plans $1.8 Billion Crude Line, $160 Million Gas Gathering System

ONEOK Partners L.P. plans to invest $1.5 -1.8 billion through 2015 to build a 1,300-mile crude oil pipeline with the capacity to transport 200,000 bpd.

NGT&Ss Midstream Services Announce Major Investment In Ohio Utica Shale

NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage’s Midstream Services announced a major midstream initiative in the Utica play in eastern Ohio.

Williams Partners Acquiring Footholds In Marcellus Liquids, Utica Shale

Williams Partners announced March 19 that it will acquire Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC in the natural gas liquids-rich portion of the Marcellus Shale for approximately $2.5 billion.

Boardwalk Announces South Texas Eagle Ford Expansion

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners’ subsidiary, Boardwalk Field Services, LLC, will expand its gathering system and construct a cryogenic gas processing plant to serve producers in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Jobs Creation: Does The Gas Industry Really Matter?

<em>“At a time when national economic and employment indictors are uncertain at best, shale gas producers and their vast and dynamic supply chain are providing families and communities jobs and economic development. The Marcellus Shale is a case study in the transformative impact of the natural gas industry.” --Kathryn Klaber, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition </em> Before 2010 no one would use the word “transformative” to characterize the natural gas industry. And in the wake of the 2008 global financial meltdown, no one would have viewed natural gas as the fuel for national economic recovery. Nevertheless, in this presidential election year, both jobs and the gas industry should be on everyone’s radar.

Shale Gas Estimates Decline Sharply In EIA Report

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a report showing drastically lower estimates of natural gas resources in the U.S. The agency estimated there are 482 Tcf of shale gas in the U.S., a decrease of more than 40%. The report also estimated the Marcellus region of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contained only 141 Tcf of gas. This is a decrease of 66% from earlier estimates of 410 Tcf.

DCP Midstream Expands West Texas Connections

DCP Midstream LLC announced Feb. 28 that DCP Sand Hills Pipeline LLC has purchased approximately 60 miles of existing 20-inch pipeline in Andrews and Ector counties in West Texas from Odessa Fuels LLC.

Total Makes $2.3 Billion Investment In U.S. Shale Gas

French oil group Total SA is paying $2.3 billion to help develop U.S. shale gas reserves in Ohio through a deal with Chesapeake Energy Corp. Total will take a 25%t stake in a joint venture covering the Utica Shale area of eastern Ohio.

China Petroleum Corp. Acquires Big Stake In U.S. Fields

China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) has made a multibillion-dollar deal with Devon Energy Corp. for a one-third stake in five U.S. shale oil and gas fields.

Lucas Energy Acquires Eagle Ford Trend Acreage From Hall Phoenix Energy For $6.4 Million

Lucas Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, has closed a purchase and sale transaction with Hall Phoenix Energy, LLC for all of Hall Phoenix's right, title and interest in certain oil, gas, and mineral leases in the Eagle Ford/Eaglebine/Austin Chalk Trend. The properties are located in Wilson, Leon and Madison counties in Texas.

Oil & Gas Activities Pay Double Dividend In Manpower Growth And Local Economics

U.S. oil and gas exploration and production have a primary goal of increased fuel supplies. But they have an additional benefit almost as good as the first – job creation and increased economic growth in the area. The new and increased liquids and gas production coming from the development of shale reservoirs have not only been a boon in energy resources but have immensely helped the economy in job growth and economic benefits to regions, including business and government.

Completing A Challenging Directional Drill In The Marcellus Shale

Your geologists found natural gas hiding thousands of feet underground. Your legal team negotiated rights of way with landowners. Your drilling team went down a mile or so, made a horizontal turn and “fracked” the shale bed, releasing the gas. Your well is producing. So now what?

Regency JV To Build West Texas Gas Processing Plant

Regency Energy Partners LP will build a processing facility in Ward County, TX to process natural gas delivered from the Bone Spring and Avalon Shale formations.

Enbridge Wins Bakken Pipeine Project Approval

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Bakken Pipeline Project Canada application submitted by Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Company Inc., on behalf of Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Limited Partnership.

US Infrastructure Acquires Wildcat Sabine Natural Gas Gathering System

US Infrastructure Holdings, LLC will acquire the Wildcat Sabine Gathering System located in the Bossier-Haynesville Shale.

Midstream Announces Major Expansion In Delaware Basin

Houston-based Nuevo Midstream, LLC plans to significantly increase processing and treating capacity at its Ramsey plant site in the Delaware Basin near Orla, TX. Nuevo has bought a cryogenic processing plant with capacity of 100 MMcf/d and a second amine treating plant with a capacity of 475 gallons per minute (gpm).

Cardinal Gas Storage Partners Plans Natural Gas Storage Facility Near Perryville/Delhi Hub

Cardinal Gas Storage Partners LLC said its wholly owned interstate natural gas storage subsidiary, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, has executed a ten-year Precedent Agreement with Shell Energy North America, L.P. to construct a depleted reservoir storage facility in Ouachita Parish, LA near the Perryville/Delhi Hub in northeast Louisiana.

EQT Plans MLP For Interstate Natural Gas Transmission Business

EQT Corp. will file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common units of a master limited partnership that would own portions of the assets of Equitrans, L.P., EQT’s interstate pipeline subsidiary.

Energy Spectrum Selling Eagle Ford Assets to Plains All American

Energy Spectrum Partners V LP is selling its interests in Velocity South Texas Gathering, LLC, a subsidiary of Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC, to Plains All American Pipeline, LP.

Koch Well Prepared For Eagle Ford Activity

The Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas is not just hot, it’s sizzling these days. A number of oil companies last year discovered huge pools of oil and gas in the region, which stretches across 24 counties. Until the Bakken play in the upper Midwest takes hold, many experts are saying that not only was the Eagle Ford the hottest oil play in the U.S. for 2011, but it’s likely just getting started.

Shale gas pipeline costs triple

Ziff Energy released a report last summer analyzing the pipeline infrastructure costs on 120 new gas pipeline projects in the Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Woodford, Fayetteville and Horn River shale gas regions over the past decade.

Gas Midstream Growth Continues As Gas From Shale Plays Increase

Midstream goes mainstream in the natural gas business as midstream activities continue to take the spotlight. New gathering systems and intrastate pipelines along with additional gas treating, processing, and fractionating plants are announced frequently.

Shell Focusing On Less Developed Shale Oil Plays

Royal Dutch Shell is "very interested" in onshore U.S. shale oil, but the company is focusing on less developed plays to bypass the pricey competitive rush for more established acreage, the head of Shell's Americas operations recently told Reuters.

Enterprise, Chesapeake To Transport Ethane From Marcellus/Utica Shale To Gulf Coast

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. have entered into a long-term contract in which Chesapeake will anchor Enterprise’s proposed long-haul ethane pipeline from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

Shale Gas To Be Exported Worldwide In Cheniere-BG Deal

U.S. shale gas could be exported for the first time after an $8 billion deal was reached between the BG Group and Cheniere Energy. The gas is likely to be sent to countries in Asia and Europe, including the UK, after it is liquefied. The price of gas in the U.S. is one-fourth of the price in Asia and about half the price in the UK.

$1.5 Billion Acadian Haynesville Extension Begins Service

Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s $1.5 billion, 270-mile Acadian Haynesville Extension began service Nov. 1. With the completion of the project, producers in Louisiana’s Haynesville/Bossier shale play will have access to 1.8 Bcf/d of incremental takeaway capacity.

Enterprise Products Announces Construction Projects

Enterprise Products Partners announced several new construction projects that will extend and expand its natural gas and NGL infrastructure in South Texas to accommodate expected production growth from the Eagle Ford shale play.

El Paso/Spectra JV Put 1,100-Mile Ethane Pipeline On Hold

El Paso has placed its 1,100-mile Marcellus Ethane Pipeline project on hold after lackluster interest from producers.