Pipeline

Longhorn Midstream Launches Open Season for Delaware Basin Gathering System

Longhorn Midstream today announced that one of its subsidiaries, LM Touchdown Crude, has launched a binding open season to obtain commitments to support the development of its Touchdown Crude Oil Gathering System in the Northern Delaware Basin.

Sources: ADNOC Hires BAML, Mizuho for Natural Gas Pipelines Deal

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Mizuho to arrange the lease of its natural gas pipeline assets, sources familiar with the matter said, as the oil giant establishes new partnerships in an era of lower oil prices.

Lack of New Canadian Pipelines Worries Oil Producers

Frustration is palpable among Canadian energy executives who have flocked to the annual Calgary Stampede celebrations in Canada's oil capital this week, even though a recent pipeline approval gives them something to celebrate amid the rodeo competitions, corporate parties and pancake breakfasts.

Oregon County Officials Push Back Against Pipeline

County officials in southern Oregon are asking the federal government to deny construction of a 230-mile natural gas pipeline, alleging that project developer Pembina has overstated its economic benefits and downplayed its environmental impact.

Keystone Opponents Seek New Angle

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a judge to again block construction of the $8 billion project after President Donald Trump issued a new permit for it.

Gas Pipeline Fire Near Power Station Outside Moscow Kills 1

Russian officials say a massive fire near a power station just outside Moscow has killed one person and injured at least 13.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Speaks out Against Enbridge Line 5

One of the Democratic presidential candidates has spoken out against the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline tunnel calling for the project to be defeated.

Meritage Midstream Extends Binding Open Season on Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline System

Meritage Midstream has extended the binding open season to secure volume dedications to support the proposed construction and development on its Thunder Creek natural gas liquids pipeline.

Major Kenyan Oil Pipeline Project Facing Delays

Project Oil Kenya, a $3 billion oil project in Kenya which includes a $1 billion pipeline, began facing delays almost immediately after it was approved in June, according to a report by Petroleum Economist magazine.

Kinder Morgan Considering Bakken Takeaway Expansion

Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota.

Jemena Starts Construction of Queensland Atlas Gas Pipeline

Jemena said it has commenced construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline, a 38-mile (60-km) project that will deliver natural gas earmarked for domestic consumption from Queensland's first domestic-only gas supply.

Medallion Starts Open Season for Midland Crude System, Joint Tariff Service

Medallion today launched a binding open season to solicit binding, long-term commitments to support a new crude oil gathering system in the Midland Basin and a new joint tariff transportation service by Medallion Midland Gathering (MMG) and Medallion Pipeline.

Russia's Transneft Slams Rosneft Over Tainted Oil Crisis

Russian state-owned pipeline monopoly Transneft criticized oil producer Rosneft on Monday, alleging it had dragged its feet over quality controls and making unsubstantiated damages claims.

Permian to Need More Crude Takeaway Capacity After Brief Overbuild: WoodMac

Planned crude oil pipeline projects may result in a "moderate overbuild" of Permian Basin crude oil capacity in the early 2020s, but Wood Mackenzie analysts project this period of overcapacity will be fairly short-lived before even more capacity is be needed.

Supplemental Open Season Launched for Red Oak, Liberty Pipelines

Phillips 66 and joint-venture partners Bridger Pipeline and Plains All American announced a supplemental open season seeking additional crude oil transportation commitments for joint service on the planned Red Oak and Liberty pipelines from production areas in the Rockies and Bakkan to Cushing, Okla., and multiple locations along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Eni, Tunisia Government Extend Transport Deal to 2029

Italy’s Eni said it has renewed an agreement to continue transport of Algerian natural gas through Tunisia until 2029.

Gazprom Signs Five-Year Natural Gas Deal With Turkmenistan

Gazprom has signed a 5-year contract with Turkmengaz to purchase natural gas, the Russian gas producer said on Wednesday.

UGI Buying $1.28B Columbia Midstream Assets from TC Energy

Energy distributor UGI Corp said on Tuesday it would buy some assets of Columbia Midstream Group from pipeline operator TC Energy Corp for about $1.28 billion to expand its midstream business.

Canada Aboriginal Tribes Expected to Offer Purchase of Trans Mountain Pipeline

An indigenous-led group plans to offer to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from the Canadian government this week or next, a deal that could help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mitigate election-year criticism from environmentalists.

Keystone XL Opponents Pursue New Legal Challenge

Environmentalists asked a federal judge on Monday to cancel approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another front in the legal fight over a long-delayed energy project that President Donald Trump has tried to push through to completion.

Druzhba Pipeline Flows Resume Full Volume

Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft announced that crude flows have resumed in full on its Druzhba pipeline.

SoCalGas Moves up Return of California Gas Pipe

SoCalGas moved up the estimated return of a natural gas pipeline to July 21 from July 29, according to a maintenance report.

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy Announce Open Season for Bakken Crude Transport

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy today announced the start of a binding joint tariff open season to solicit commitments for crude oil transportation service from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, OK.

Critical Notice on Alliance Pipeline Rearranges Midwest Flows

The Alliance Pipeline posted a critical notice announcing zero flows on the line between June 18-21 for pipeline repairs in Iowa and Illinois, but the region met customer demand using alternative supply options and storage access.

Plains' Cactus II Oil Pipeline to Begin Line Fill in a Week, According to Source

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s 670,000 bpd Cactus II oil pipeline system from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas area will commence line fill within a week, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Wisconsin Supreme Court backs Enbridge in Dane County case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Canada-based Enbridge Energy doesn't need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government's insistence that it do so in case of an accidental spill.

Michigan AG Sues to Shut Down Enbridge Line 5

Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk."

Pipeline Construction, LNG Terminal Start-Up Delayed in India

Indian natural gas company H-Energy Pvt Ltd will delay the start of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Jaigarh to the fourth quarter of 2019, the company's Chief Executive Officer Darshan Hiranandani said on Wednesday.

Texas Court Clears Path for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline

A lawsuit challenging Texas' pipeline approval process was dismissed by a Travis County District Court judge, clearing the way for Kinder Morgan to continue its construction of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast.

Ohio Refineries Fear Michigan Line 5 Pipeline Shutdown

Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.