Projects

Top German Court Rejects Bid to Block Gas Pipeline

Germany's highest court has rejected a bid by an environmentalist group to block construction of the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Medallion Launches Open Season for Major Expansion of Crude Pipeline

Medallion Pipeline Company began a binding open season to solicit long-term, firm shipper commitments for a major expansion of its crude oil pipeline system in the Midland Basin. The company plans to expand six pipeline segments to transport crude to downstream pipelines and markets.

Enterprise to Develop Offshore Texas Crude Oil Export Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners is planning to develop an offshore crude oil export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast, which could include 80 miles of 42-inch pipeline to an offshore terminal capable of loading and exporting crude oil at about 85,000 barrels per hour.

Plains' Cactus II Denied Tariff Exemption

A request by Plains All American to exclude its Cactus II Permian-to-Gulf Coast crude oil pipeline from the tariff on imported steel was rejected by the Commerce Department on grounds that suitable product is available from domestic producers.  Houston-based Plains said it will proceed with the pro..

North Dakota Sues Dakota Access over Farmland Ownership

North Dakota's attorney general is suing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over agricultural land the company owns in violation of a state law banning large corporations from owning farmland.

Oryx Midstream Begins Open Season on Delaware Basin System

Midland, Texas-based Oryx Midstream Services II launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications to support the regional crude oil gathering and trunk line transportation systems, which will serve the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

Court: Louisiana Oil Pipeline Construction Allowed to Continue

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue through Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin swamp.

Protesting Professor Removed from Mountain Valley Perch

A Virginia Tech professor who locked herself to a piece of construction equipment to protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been removed and arrested.

Erosion Temporarily Halts Mountain Valley Construction

Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia has been halted to address some soil erosion problems. The suspension is expected to be temporary

Joint Development Planned for Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream and Apache signed a letter of intent to develop the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, which will provide an outlet for natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Bayou Bridge Plans to Finish Louisiana Oil Pipeline by October

A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana expects to complete the construction project by October if a federal appeals court doesn’t order another halt to the work. Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s attorneys said construction of the entire 163-mile (260-km) pipeline was nearly 76% complete as of Sunday.

Epic Completes Phase 2 of NGL Pipeline from Delaware, Midland Basins

Epic Midstream Holdings announced completion of Phase 2 of the Epic Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline and said product is now running from DLK Black River Midstream to Benedum, Texas. The completion of 205 miles of the total 700 mile pipeline comes less than three months after Epic finished construction on Phase 1.

EnLink to Build New Delaware Basin Crude Oil Gathering System

EnLink Midstream will construct a crude oil gathering system in the Northern Delaware Basin called the Avenger Crude Oil Gathering System. The project is anchored by a 10-year contract with Devon Energy and supported by dedications from Devon’s Todd (Eddy and Lea counties, N.M.) and Potato Basin (Eddy County, N.M.) development areas.

Joint Development Planned for Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream and Apache signed a letter of intent to develop the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, which will provide an outlet for natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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.

‘Cradle-to-Grave’ Documentation Enhances Safety in Pipeline Projects

It’s common practice to identify and log materials when they are delivered by the manufacturer and upon installation in the ground. Two California utilities have developed an approach in which the documentation travels with the materials at all times.

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 ..

Enterprise Products

Enterprise Products Partners announced its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy pipeline went into full service.

Global News

Cyprus, Israel, Greece Target 2018 Agreement on East Med Pipeline The East Med natural gas pipeline took center stage at a meeting between the leaders of Cyprus, Israel and Greece, who said they’re determined to move forward with plans for the project this year.  ..

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.

Tunnel, Trench Offer Options for Replacing Pipeline

A 65-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil beneath a sensitive waterway connecting two of the Great Lakes could be replaced with pipes buried in a tunnel or partially enclosed in trenches that would pose virtually no risk of leakage but require years and hundreds of millions of dollars to build, according to a report released Friday.

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.

Magellan Eyes Further Expansion of Refined Products System

Two weeks after announcing an expansion of its refined petroleum products pipeline system in Texas, Magellan Midstream Partners says it might increase capacity even more than originally planned.

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.