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Kinder Morgan Reports 'Momentous' Third Quarter

Kinder Morgan reported what CEO Steve Kean described as a "momentous" third quarter Wednesday as the company achieved a 13% increase in natural gas transport volumes and the completion of major pipeline and LNG projects in the period ended Sept. 30.

Trump to Headline Gas Industry Gathering in Pennsylvania

Natural gas industry groups say President Donald Trump will give keynote remarks at their annual conference in the battleground state of Pennsylvania next week.

Phillips 66 Sets Rates for Gray Oak Crude Pipeline

— Phillips 66 Partners LP set spot rates of $4.75 a barrel to ship crude on its new 900,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Gray Oak crude pipeline within points in Texas, according to a filing this week.

U.S. Sanctions Turkish Energy Operations

The United States has sanctioned Turkey’s energy ministry in response to the Turkish cross-border offensive in northeast Syria, including BOTAS, which operates the country's gas infrastructure and is party to gas import contracts.

Nord Stream 2 Investor OMV Says Project Can Still Meet Deadline

The leader of a company invested in Nord Stream 2 said the project’s completion date has not been changed and the pipeline could still be delivered on time and budget, despite Denmark’s long-pending decision on a construction permit.

LM Energy Completes Phase I of Touchdown System

LM Energy Holdings said it has completed first phase of its Touchdown Crude Oil Gathering System in the northern Delaware Basin and will begin transporting crude oil shortly for contracted customers in Eddy County, N.M.

Trans Mountain Restarts Construction on Pipeline Expansion

Trans Mountain Corp restarted construction on parts of its pipeline to nearly triple the flow of crude from Alberta’s oil sands to the British Columbia coast roughly a year after the project’s latest regulatory setback.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.

Feds Clear Way for Williams Pipeline over NY Objections

Federal regulators have cleared the way for a Williams Partners natural gas pipeline to move forward despite New York’s denial of a water quality permit that had blocked the project.

Tellurian Files for FERC Review of Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a review of its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana’s growing LNG export market.

Tribe Seeks to Intervene on Proposed Dakota Access Expansion

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a motion to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. The tribe, which led original opposition to the pipeline, petitioned for status as an intervenor in the case before the Public Service Commission.

Senate Pipeline Bill Differs from House Bill

The Senate and House appear to be on a bit of a collision course with regard to reauthorization of the pipeline safety program at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Key committees in each of the two houses of Congress have passed bills that have different provisions and share only a few provisions.

EPA Proposes Limits on State Barriers to Pipeline Construction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with an effort to prevent states from blocking pipeline projects by delaying or rejecting Clean Water Act certifications.

BP to Quit Alaska after 60 Years with $5.6 Billion Sell-Off

BP said it will sell all its Alaskan properties to Hilcorp Energy in a $5.6 billion agreement and exit the region where it has operated for 60 years.

Clean-Up of Polish Section of Druzbha Pipeline Could Take a Year

The operator of the Polish section of the Druzbha oil pipeline said it could take up to a year to completely clean its part of the network after a major Russian oil contamination this year, the RIA news agency reported.

In a Twist, LNG Takes NatGas Market Share in Europe

Europe’s two biggest suppliers of pipeline gas lost market share for the first time in at least four years as LNG imports into the region tripled between October and August.

Nice Try, But No Surcharge

After striking out on its U.S. Commerce Department request for exemption from steel tariffs, Plains All American tried a new approach this year – and promptly whiffed again.

Enbridge Urges Canadian Regulator to Not Intervene in Pipeline Plan

Enbridge asked Canadian energy regulators not to intervene in the company’s proposal to restructure contracts on its Mainline network.

Kinder Morgan Takes Final Bow Out of Canada

A year after selling its Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to Canada’s government for $4.5 billion, U.S. operator Kinder Morgan is making its final exit from the “Great White North” with the $3.3 billion sale of Kinder Morgan Canada and the Cochin Pipeline system to Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline.

Italy's Snam Looking to Raise Hydrogen Mix in Its Pipelines

Italy’s Snam is planning to inject more hydrogen into its gas pipeline network and will be able to count on the backing of Rome as the new government rolls out its new climate package.

Enbridge Offers Tribe At Least $24M to Settle Pipeline Lawsuit

Enbridge Energy has offered the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa at least $24 million to settle a lawsuit the tribe filed to shut down and remove the Line 5 pipeline from its reservation in northern Wisconsin.

NJ Denies Permits for Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says his administration has rejected a proposed 120-mile long natural gas pipeline that would start in Pennsylvania and end in New Jersey.

Ukraine Wants Long-Term Gas Transit Deal With Russia

Ukraine wants a long-term gas transit contract with Russia based on European standards, the prime minister said on Wednesday, adding Kiev would not agree to a short-term deal that Moscow seeks.

Permian Highway Pipeline Clears Key Legal Hurdle

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline reached major milestone as the City of Kyle, Texas, approved a settlement agreement allowing construction of the pipeline through the city.

Tallgrass Announces Open Season for Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, through its affiliate Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC (“Pony Express”), have announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation for near-term expansion on the Pony Express system from origin points in Wyoming to the McPherson refinery destination in Kansas.

Subsea 7 Awarded Shell Offshore Infrastructure Contract Near Aberdeen, UK

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Shell for the Pierce depressurization project, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.

U.S. Energy Sec Perry Warns Europe of Russia's Gas Pipeline Plans

Russia's Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream natural gas pipeline projects threaten to increase Moscow's political influence in Europe and leave it vulnerable to supply disruptions, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Monday.

Poland Expects to Remove Tainted Russian Oil By July 2020

Poland’s pipeline operator PERN expects that its system will be completely cleared of contaminated Russian oil by July 2020, its Chief Executive Igor Wasilewski said on Monday.

Colombia’s Trasandino Pipeline Damaged in Bombing

Colombia's Trasandino pipeline was damaged in a bomb attack, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday, spilling crude oil into a nearby river.

Occidental Delays Plans to Divest Western Midstream

Occidental Petroleum Corp has put plans to divest part of its ownership in pipeline operator Western Midstream Partners on hold until next year, after failing to attract an offer it deemed attractive, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.