Construction

Court Stay Halts Some Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in West Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Thursday in a case brought by conservation groups that challenged a water-crossings permit.

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Pipeline to Improve Shale Gas Transport

In the three years since Mauricio Macri was elected president of the Argentine Republic, the federal government has stepped up efforts to meet unsatisfied gas demand of 40 MMcm/d in winter and increasing year-round demand to fuel an expanding industrial base.

Projects

Mountain Valley Pipeline Proposes North Carolina Expansion Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline plan to extend the project currently proposed to carry natural gas through West Virginia and Virginia into North Carolina. The company laid out plans for ..

Minnesota PUC Opens Hearings on Enbridge Line 3 Replacement

Passions ran high as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

South Dakota High Court Dismisses Appeal Against Keystone XL

South Dakota’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. But an attorney battling the project says the “fight is not over.”

Plains-ExxonMobil JV to Build Permian Pipeline

ExxonMobil and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) plan to build a new pipeline that will add 1 MMbpd of takeaway capacity for Permian Basin crude oil and condensate.

First Gas Arrives in Turkey Through Pipeline from Azerbaijan

The Turkish and Azerbaijani presidents on Tuesday inaugurated a key pipeline carrying natural gas from Azerbaijan’s gas fields to Turkish markets and eventually to Europe, part of a wider Southern Gas Corridor project that aims to diversify gas supplies and reduce countries’ dependence on Russia.

Matador Signs GCX Project Firm Sales Agreement

Matador executed a firm sales agreement for about 115,000 MMBtu with Kinder Morgan beginning on the in-service date of the Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline project.

Corps to Wrap up Dakota Access Work in 2 Months

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court.

Poland Calls Russian Gas Pipeline ‘New Hybrid Weapon’

Poland’s prime minister on Monday called a planned Russian gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, a "new hybrid weapon" and says Moscow wants to use it to undermine NATO and the European Union.

Wood Awarded FEED Contract for Lokichar-to-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline

Wood has been awarded the initial phase of a front-end engineering design contract (FEED) by Tullow Kenya BV for the design of the proposed Lokichar-to-Lamu crude oil pipeline project located in Kenya.

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.

Solaris Water Midstream Starts Pecos Star Operations

Solaris Water Midstream said it has commenced operations on on the first phase of its 300-mile Pecos Star water system, which is designed to serve oil and gas producers in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

New Jersey Challenges FERC Approval of PennEast Pipeline

The state of New Jersey has petitioned a federal appeals court in Washington to set aside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of the PennEast Pipeline, the latest in a series of moves to stop construction of the $1 billion project. Fi..

FERC Denies Pipeline’s Request for More Time to Cut Trees

A federal commission denied a request from developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue cutting down trees along the project’s route beyond an initial deadline designed to protect birds and bats.

Phase 1 of 650-Mile NGL Pipeline Completed

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline placed Phase 1 of its 650-mile NGL pipeline, which connects DLK Black River Midstream’s processing plant in Eddy County, N.M., and Delaware Basin Midstream’s terminal in Orla County, Texas, in service.

Virginia Regulators OK Key Step for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality announced that it has approved erosion, sediment and storm water control plans for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Permian Cryogenic Gas Plant Completed

Mid-Continent WestTex’s Joyce 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing unit has been completed on schedule, according to contractor KPE. The plant is located in Rankin, Texas, in the Permian Basin.

Tellurian Begins Open Season for the Permian Global Pipeline

Tellurian subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC (PGAP) is holding a non-binding open season for a proposed 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline connecting the Permian Basin in Texas to Southwest Louisiana.

Liberty Utilities Hires Consultants for Pipeline Project

Liberty Utilities hired two consulting firms to evaluate the Granite Bridge infrastructure project in New Hampshire. Analysis Group will perform the economic evaluation of the proposed project, while VHB take the lead the lead on environmental permitting.

Pipeline to be Built off the Israeli Coast

Energean Oil & Gas’ Board of Directors voted to go forward with the $1.6 billion Karish & Tanin Development Project, located off the Israeli coast.

Gazprom Gets Finnish Approval on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Finland approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the nation’s economic zone, the Finnish government and Russian gas exporter Gazprom said.

Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota.

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Line 3 Construction Bill

Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature have passed legislation enabling Enbridge to proceed with the $2.9 billion Line 3 Replacement project without regulatory approval.

TransCanada Official: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Construction Expected to Start in 2019

Construction on TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline will start in early 2019, pending a positive final investment decision on the LNG Canada project, the head of the project said.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction Can Continue Despite Vacated Permit

Federal regulators rule Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction can continue as scheduled after an appeals court invalidated a key permit for the multistate project.

Keyera Enters Storage and Terminal Business in Cushing

Canadian-based midstream company Keyera Corp. is developing the Wildhorse Terminal, a crude oil storage and blending terminal in Cushing, Okla. that will include 12 above-ground tanks with 4.5 million barrels of working storage capacity.

Apache, Salt Creek Midstream to Build SCM Alpine Header System

Apache Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream are developing SCM Alpine, a 445,000 bpd NGL header system comprised of two pipeline segments originating at the companies' processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas. that will interconnect to pipelines at the Waha trading hub and provide access to Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi fractionation facilities.

Nord Stream 2 Prep Work Along German Coast Begins

Preparatory work for the section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline off Germany's Baltic coast has commenced, the consortium behind the project said.

Court Vacates Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

A federal appellate court has vacated a key Atlantic Coast pipeline permit because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species, however, no construction delays are expected.