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Seaway to Begin Open Season

Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC has announced a binding open season for committed service on expansion capacity of its existing system originating in Cushing, Oklahoma and extending to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Canada Rail Strike Ends With CN, Union Deal

Canada’s longest railroad strike in a decade ended on Tuesday as Canadian National Railway Co, the country’s biggest railroad, reached a tentative agreement with workers that would help restore transportation of oil, chemicals, heating fuel, crops and more.

MOL Purchases Stake in ACG Oil Field, BTC Pipeline

MOL Group has agreed to purchase a stake in the ACG oil field in Azerbaijan and a stake in the BTC pipeline for $1.57 billion adding 20,000 bpd to the companies net production.

Kazakhstan Seeks to Join Russian Plans to Boost Gas Exports to China

Kazakhstan has told Russia it wants to join plans to boost gas exports to China proposing that a new pipeline being considered by Moscow connect through the Central Asia nation, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said on Monday.

Egypt Signs $430-million Natural Gas Deal With Noble Energy

Egypt said on Saturday it had signed a $430-million deal for Texas-based Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Company's pipeline.

National Grid Lifts New York Moratorium, Commits to Pursue Alternate Solutions

National Grid has reached an agreement with the State of New York to immediately resume connecting natural gas service to customers in Brooklyn, Queens and on Long Island for approximately the next two years as the company pursues other long-term solutions to the shortage of natural gas in the region.

One Critically Injured in Texas Oilfield Fire

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said.

Wisconsin Governor Signs Felony Pipeline Trespass Bill

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed into law a bipartisan proposal Wednesday making it a felony to trespass or damage oil or gas pipelines in the state.

Ohio Power Siting Board Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Route

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved a route for Duke Energy’s Central Corridor natural gas pipeline.

21 Arrested at Oregon Pipeline Protest

Authorities arrested 21 protesters Thursday night during a sit-in at the governor’s office in the Oregon State Capitol.

Kurds Could Start Oil Deliveries to Baghdad in 2020 - Iraqi Minister

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government via pipeline by early 2020, Iraq's oil minister said.

Enbridge Completes Rock Sampling for Michigan Tunnel Project

Enbridge says it has completed sediment and rock sampling in preparation for building a Michigan oil pipeline tunnel for its Line 5 oil pipeline under the Great Lakes.

Alberta Oil Curtailments to End 'No Later' Than This Time Next Year — Premier

The premier of Alberta, Canada's top oil-producing province, said this he hopes to end government curtailments on oil production by this time next year "at the latest."

FERC Approves Construction of Four LNG Export Projects in Texas

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday approved the construction of four proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Texas totaling about 6.2 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of capacity.

ESPO Pipeline Expansion Nears Completion, Asia-Pacific Counts for a Third of Russian Oil Shipments

Russia is about to complete a fresh expansion of its oil pipelines to the Pacific coast that will cement its role as a top Asian supplier and allow it to ship a third of its total oil exports to Asia-Pacific markets.

NuStar Energy Announces Binding Open Season for Permian System Expansion

NuStar Energy has announced an open season for expansion of its Permian crude pipeline system.

Canadian Competition Bureau Clears Pembina Purchase of Kinder Morgan

Pembina Pipeline Corp has received approval from Canadian authorities to purchase Kinder Morgan Canada.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season for Expansion on Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy has announced a binding open season on its Pony Express Pipeline to gauge interest in expanding the line.

Congress Seeks Review of Keystone Pipeline in Wake of Spill

Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of both the Keystone pipeline and PHMSA in the wake of 383,000-gallon (1.4-million-liter) spill in northeastern North Dakota.

Thousands of Canadian National Railway Workers Go on Strike

About 3,000 railway workers for Canadian National Railway have gone on strike after the labor union failed to reach a deal with the country's largest railroad operator over employment contracts.

Whistler Pipeline Consortium Announces Binding Open Season

Whistler Pipeline, LLC has announced a binding Open Season to solicit commitments for the remaining capacity on the Whistler Pipeline.

Noble Midstream to Purchase Noble Energy Midstream Assets for $1.6 Billion

Noble Midstream has agreed to purchase Noble Energy's remaining midstream assets for $1.6 billion.

Poland Says it Will Stop Importing Russian Gas Unless it Secures Better Contract

Poland’s state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms.

MoGas Pipeline Announces Open Season

MoGas Pipeline has announced an open season to solicit interest on its natural gas pipeline system in Missouri and Illinois.

Gas Company to Appeal Pipeline Rejection to Supreme Court

PennEast has said it will appeal the rejection of a bid to build a pipeline through parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the U.S. Supreme Court.

European Investment Bank Will Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects by End-2021

In a landmark decision, the European Investment Bank, the world's largest multilateral lender, said on Thursday it would stop funding fossil fuel projects at the end of 2021.

Druzhba Contamination Cause for in Q1-Q3 Drop in Russian Oil Shipments to Germany

Russia shipped almost 18% less oil to Germany in the first 9 months of this year due in large part to the contamination of Russia's Druzhba pipeline system.

Allseas Installs Real-Time Pipelogger for Major Subsea Pipeline Project

Allseas installed WFS Technologies’ new Seatooth Pipelogger for the real-time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system. The pipeline system is designed to have a total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 Bcm per year.

Bulgaria Signs up Saudi-Led Group for TurkStream Extension

Bulgaria’s state gas company signed a $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euro) contract with Saudi-led group Arkad to build a gas pipeline to carry mainly Russian natural gas.

Kinder Morgan’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

Kinder Morgan’s 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX) began full commercial in-service ahead of schedule helping relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin.