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Zydeco Pipeline Begins Binding Open Season

Zydeco Pipeline Company, jointly owned by Shell Midstream Partners and Shell Pipeline, began a binding open season for firm capacity on its 350-mile pipeline which delivers crude to St. James, La., and Clovelly, La., from terminals in Houston and Nederland, Texas.

Australia’s APA Backs $9.5 Billion Bid from Hong Kong’s CKI

The board of Australia’s APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a $9.45 billion (A$12.98 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.

Russia Loses Bulk of WTO Challenge to EU Gas Pipeline Rules

Russia largely failed in its bid to overturn the European Union’s gas market rules in a World Trade Organization ruling published on Friday. Russia launched the dispute in 2014, claiming that the EU’s “Third Energy Package” and the EU’s energy policy overall unfairly restricted and discriminated against Russia’s gas export monopoly Gazprom.

Gas Pipeline Capacity to South Central Region Projected to Reach 19 Bcf/d

By the end of 2018, U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA expects natural gas pipeline capacity into the South Central region of the United States to reach almost 19 Bcf/d. Natural gas pipeline projects scheduled to come online during the year will bring additional supply to the Gulf Coast and support growing export markets.

ExxonMobil Joins Kinder Morgan on Permian Highway Pipeline Project

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, and Apache announced ExxonMobil signed a letter of intent to support the proposed Permian Highway Pipeline Project. The project is expected to be in late service in 2020.

Apache, Kayne Anderson Form $3.5 Billion Permian Basin Pipeline Firm

U.S. oil producer Apache Corp is putting its West Texas pipeline assets into a joint venture with investment firm Kayne Anderson that will operate in the largest U.S. shale field, the companies announced.

Lotus Midstream to Acquire Centurion Pipeline

Crude oil logistics provider Lotus Midstream entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Centurion pipeline system and a Southeast New Mexico crude oil gathering system from Occidental Petroleum. The transaction is expected to close later in the third quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project: Pakistan Official

China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan's territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said.

Gas Pipeline Issues Blamed for Malaysia's Falling LNG Exports

Malaysia's LNG exports fell to a four-year low in July as domestic gas pipeline issues plaguing the country since January took their toll, according to industry sources and Thomson Reuters data.

Dominion Not Expecting Court Order to Hold Up Atlantic Coast Pipe

A U.S. appeals court on Monday vacated permits by two federal agencies that allowed Dominion Energy to build its Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline, a decision the company does not expect to hold up its $6.0 billion to $6.5 billion project.

Targa Signs Letter to Build Whistler Pipeline Project

Targa Resources said it signed a letter of intent several partners to build the Whistler Pipeline Project, which will provide an outlet for increased natural gas production from the Permian Basin to markets along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Enlink Launches Open Season for Avenger Gathering System

The EnLink Midstream companies launched a binding open season for volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its recently announced AvengerCrude Oil Gathering System (Avenger) in the Northern Delaware Basin.

Tanzania Wants to Build Pipeline to Pump Gas to Uganda

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighboring Uganda, another step in the two countries' bid to expand energy cooperation. The pipeline would start from its capital, Dar es Salaam, then pass through the Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria, before crossing the border to Uganda.

Bulgaria Expands Pipeline to Turkey in Bid for Russian Gas

Bulgaria opened a new looping section of its transit gas pipeline to Turkey, expanding its capacity and adding the possibility of two-way flows as the Balkan country bids to transport Russian gas from the TurkStream pipeline to Europe.

China Issues Draft Rules to Open Access to Oil, Gas Infrastructure

China's state planner issued new draft rules on Friday to give private companies access to the country's oil and gas infrastructure, including crude oil pipelines, gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas terminals and underground gas storage.

Italy PM Non-Committal after TAP Pipeline Meeting

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday met the mayor at the center of a dispute threatening to delay work on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline but made no commitment about changing the project.

Enterprise Products Partners to Expand Seaway Pipeline Capacity

Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Wednesday it would expand its Seaway crude pipeline system capacity to about 950,000 bpd from 850,000 bpd.

Report: Keystone XL Would Have No Major Impact on Nebraska

A new planned route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska would not have a major impact on the state's water, land or wildlife, according to an updated environmental study produced by the Trump administration.

KKR and Williams to Acquire Discovery Midstream for $1.2 Billion

KKR entered into an agreement to acquire Discovery Midstream from TPG Growth for $1.2 billion. The provider of natural gas and oil gathering and natural gas processing services is being bought through a newly formed joint venture with Williams.

Nebraska Legal Battle Speeds up on Proposed Pipeline Route

The developer of a proposed oil pipeline through Nebraska has won its bid to speed up the legal battle over its route through the state. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Nebraska Supreme Court granted the motion from TransCanada to advance the case to oral arguments and to expedite it. The court could hear arguments as early as October.

Epic Pipeline Completes Open Season , Adds Diamondback as Strategic Partner

Epic Midstream Holdings successfully closed its first open season on the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline and has executed definitive agreements to add Diamondback Energy as a strategic partner.

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Wants State Lawsuit Dismissed

The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a North Dakota judge to throw out a lawsuit over its ownership of agricultural land, claiming it's not violating a Depression-era state ban on corporate farming that it calls unconstitutional anyway.

Dixie Pipeline to Expand Capacity

Dixie Pipeline Company plans to expand the westbound transportation capacity of its pipeline system to Mont Belvieu, Texas, in order to boost capacity from 58,000 bpd to 90,000 bpd.

Nigeria Makes Progress on Delayed Gas Pipeline Project

Nigeria has announced progress on a key gas pipeline project that is seen as part of the country’s difficult balancing act between increasing natural gas production to 11,000 MMcf/d by the end of 2018 and creating adequate domestic demand to consume the increased volumes.

Why Canadians Should do the World a Favor and Build More Pipelines

But from a national interest, economic, humanitarian, and even environmental standpoint, there is a strong case for Canadian pipelines. This includes establishing a natural-gas export corridor from Prince George to Prince Rupert, completing the Trans Mountain loop and Keystone expansion, and freezing future pipeline development. The world will thank Canada for it.

Egypt: The Next Natural Gas Hotspot

After years of halting progress, an agreement to sell natural gas from offshore Israel to Egypt is bolstering the region’s bid to transform itself into a sizable source of gas production, and potentially, exports.

Closer Look at Flammability, Inerting of Complex Hydrocarbon Mixtures

In the lifetime of oil and gas pipelines there are numerous events that could pose the potential of an explosion hazard. In case of air purging, flammable mixtures are created in pipelines in an uncontrolled manner. This article covers basic flammability and inerting principles and applications of mobile nitrogen unit technology has been proven safer than air purging while maintaining high operational flexibility.

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.