Projects

NuStar Completes Pipeline Projects, Begins Moving Volume

NuStar Energy has announced that it has completed and is moving volumes on three key pipeline projects that will significantly expand the partnership's capacity to move Permian crude oil to Corpus Christi for export, and to move refined products into Northern Mexico.

Suncor CEO Sees Increased Political Risk for Keystone XL

Canada's second-largest oil producer, Suncor Energy, believes the political situation in the United States has increased the risks to companies counting on construction of TC Energy Corp's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

Canadian Court Allows New Challenges to Trans Mountain Expansion After Previous Government Approval

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Wednesday agreed to hear six challenges to the Canadian government's earlier approval of an expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, potentially adding to delays ahead of an October election.

Ugandan Oil Pipeline Work Suspended Due to Collapse of Tullow-Total Deal

Work on a pipeline to export Ugandan oil has been suspended, an industry official said on Wednesday, after Tullow Oil's plan to sell a stake in the project to France's Total and China's CNOOC was called off last week.

Williams Completes Rivervale South to Market Project

Williams announced today that it has successfully placed into full service its Rivervale South to Market project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system to meet growing heating and power generation demand for northeastern consumers.

Cheniere Completes Second Train at Corpus Christi LNG Project

Cheniere Energy, the largest U.S. exporter of LNG, on Tuesday announced that Train 2 of its Corpus Christi, Texas, liquefaction project has been declared substantially complete.

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.

Nord Stream 2 Investor OMV Says Project Can Still Meet Deadline

The chief executive of Austrian energy firm OMV said the Nord Stream 2 company has not changed its expected completion date and could still deliver the project on time and budget, despite Denmark's still-pending decision on a construction permit.

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.

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 following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana's growing LNG export market.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska on Friday 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.

Permian Basin Natural Gas Prices Rise as GCX Nears Completion

Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in West Texas closed at their highest price since March as the 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline is preparing to enter service, according to a Thursday update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Brazil's LNG-to-Power Complex Funded; Phase 2 Underway

The Natural Gas Acu joint venture between Prumo Logistica, BP and Siemens has gained regulatory approval for LNG imports and satisfied lender conditions for $750 million in project financing to complete the 1.3 GW Phase 1 of its LNG-to-Power complex at the Port of Acu.

Canada's Trans Mountain Restarts Construction on Contentious Pipeline Expansion

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

Line 3 protesters Rally Outside Enbridge Minnesota Office

Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy Monday to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

EQM Stops Some Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

EQM Midstream Partners LP has told U.S. federal regulators the company would stop some work on its long-delayed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews a couple of permits.

EPIC Announces Ethane and Ethylene Pipeline Project

EPIC has announced that its affiliates, EPIC Y-Grade Pipeline and EPIC Olefins, will construct over 130 miles of 12” ethane and ethylene pipeline to support the steam cracker being built by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) in San Patricio County.

Kenyan Pipeline Project May be One Step Closer to Reality

The Kenyan Government along with partner Tullow Oil has signed a crude oil export deal with ChemChina UK, creating more incentive to construct a proposed $1 billion pipeline.

Midyear International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global demand for natural gas and the infrastructure necessary to deliver it is set to keep growing over the next five years, with ongoing increases in demand across underdeveloped Asian economies and the continued development of international gas trade.

Mexico Looks to Expand Pipelines, Develop Own Reserves

Mexico’s rapid growth of demand for electricity over the last decade happily coincided with burgeoning supplies of cheap shale gas in nearby Texas. This Mexican demand and Texan abundance drove a boom in cross-border pipeline construction which continues to this day.

Pipeline Construction, LNG Terminal Start-Up Delayed in India

Indian natural gas company H-Energy will delay the start of its LNG import terminal at Jaigarh until the fourth quarter, company CEO Darshan Hiranandani, told Reuters.

Brazos Midstream Extending Delaware Basin Gathering System

Brazos Midstream executed gathering and processing agreements with Shell Exploration & Production to construct a new natural gas gathering system located in the core of the Delaware Basin.

Mexico’s CFE Looking to Renegotiate Several Pipeline Contracts

Mexican state power utility CFE said it try to negotiate a “fairer” resolution to contractual disputes with companies behind several pipelines yet to go into operation, and whose costs have been questioned by Mexico’s president.

Court Clears Path for Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline

A lawsuit challenging Texas’ pipeline approval process was dismissed by a judge, clearing the way for Kinder Morgan to continue its construction of a 430-mile natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast.

Meritage Doubling Powder River Processing as Pipeline Nears Completion

Meritage Midstream will more than double the natural gas processing capacity on its supersystem in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin with the construction of a new, cryogenic processing plant located in Converse County, Wyo.

Construction of Atlas Gas Pipeline Underway in Australia

Jemena kicked off construction on the Atlas Gas Pipeline, located about 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Wandoan in Queensland, Australia.

EQM Raises Cost, Delays Timing of Mountain Valley Pipeline

EQM Midstream Partners raised the estimated cost of its 303-mile (488-km) Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia to $4.8 billion and delayed the projected completion to mid-2020 due to ongoing legal and regulatory challenges.

Energy Transfer in Talks to Build U.S. Gulf Coast Supertanker Crude Export Facility

Energy Transfer LP said on Thursday it was in discussions with potential shippers to build an export facility in Texas capable of handling supertankers, which can transport about 2 million barrels of crude.

Sources: Iraq Chooses BP and Eni Over Exxon for Pipeline Project

Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a mega-deal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations.

Plains' Cactus II to Start Commercial Service Next Week

Plains All-American's new Cactus II crude oil pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast is mechanically complete and will begin commercial service next week, CEO Willie Chiang said.