North America

Mariner East 1 Pipeline Operational Again

Energy Transfer LP announced that effective Monday, April 23 Mariner East 1 pipeline has resumed operations. The 350-mile, 8-inch NGL pipeline transports NGLs across Southern Pennsylvania to Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook Industrial Complex in Delaware County, PA.

Apache Corp Halting Permian Gas Production Due to Lack of Pipelines

Oil and gas producer Apache Corp said on Tuesday it temporarily halted production at its Alpine High assets in the Permian basin late March, curtailing output of about 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day because of extremely low prices.

New Cogent Pipeline to Connect Processing Complex to GCX

Cogent Midstream said it plans to build a new 400 MMcf/d pipeline to deliver residue gas from its Big Lake Natural Gas Processing complex in the Midland Basin to the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX).

Bayou Bridge Launches Open Season for Expanded Joint Tariff Service

Bayou Bridge Pipeline has launched a non-binding expansion open season to solicit shipper interest for expanded joint tariff transportation service received from certain connecting carriers onto the Bayou Bridge Pipeline System.

South Dakota Governor Defends Pipeline Protest Legislation

South Dakota's governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it's built.

Oryx Midstream Launches Binding Open Season for New Movements on Texas Pipelines

Oryx Midstream Services II, LLC announced today that its operating subsidiary, Oryx Delaware Oil Transport LLC has launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments to support the proposed construction and development of new crude oil transportation movements on its regional crude oil transportation system serving the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico. The binding open season commenced on, April 17, 2019 at 8 a.m. CDT and is scheduled to conclude at 5 p.m. CDT on May 31, 2019.

Ruptured Missouri Pipeline Now Functional, No Reopen Date Set

The owners of a natural gas pipeline that exploded in central Missouri in March say the line is now functioning properly.

Kinder Morgan Eyes Another Permian Gas Pipeline

Executives at cash-flush Kinder Morgan, which already has two major Permian Basin-Gulf Coast natural gas pipelines totaling 4 Bcfd under construction, are considering a third pipeline in response to ever-growing demand in the region.

Michigan Governor Open to Possible Line 5 Tunnel Construction

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she's open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor.

New Concho-Frontier JV to Construct Midland Basin Gathering System

Concho Resources and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV have agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture, Beta Crude Connector, LLC (BCC), to build and provide crude oil gathering, transportation and storage services in the Northern Midland Basin.

CEA Report Details Potential of Piceance, Uinta Basins

The CEA has released a detailed report on “Natural Gas Markets for the Western States and Tribal Nations,” explaining how the abundant natural gas resources in the Piceance and Unita basins in Colorado and Utah can bring significant economic and environmental growth the region with the approval of more production and infrastructure expansion.

Zydeco Announces Open Season for Non-Firm Capacity

Zydeco Pipeline Company, jointly owned by Shell Midstream Partners and Shell Pipeline Company, announced an open season seeking binding commitments for non-firm capacity transportation service on its 350-mile pipeline.

Medallion Starts Open Season for Expanded Joint Tariff Service

Medallion Delaware Express and Medallion Pipeline Company announced an open season to solicit binding, long-term commitments to support an expansion of the Delaware Express and Medallion pipeline systems for an expanded joint tariff service.

Chevron Acquiring Anadarko for $33 Billion as Crude Prices Climb

Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin.

Perspective: Impact of Trump’s Executive Orders Unclear

The executive orders signed Wednesday by President Trump are intended to make it easier for companies to build oil and gas pipelines, but experts aren’t sure yet if they will achieve their goal.

Trump Signs Orders to Ease Pipeline Approval, Construction

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed executive orders intended to ease permitting and construction of pipelines and other energy infrastructure – an action that quickly drew the praise of industry organizations.

Police: 1 Dead, 15 Injured in North Carolina Gas Explosion

A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others, police said.

Pipeline Opponents Ask Judge to Strike Down Trump Keystone XL Permit

Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a federal court Friday in a lawsuit to declare President Donald Trump acted illegally when he issued a new permit for the project in a bid to get around an earlier court ruling.

Tellurian Announces Binding Open Season for the Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian announced today that its subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline is conducting a binding open season to secure prospective shippers for its proposed PGAP project.

Sunoco Settles Mariner East 1 Case with Pennsylvania PUC

Energy Transfer's Sunoco Pipeline subsidiary has reached a $200,000 settlement agreement with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) over an 840-gallon ethane and propane leak from Mariner East 1 pipeline in 2017.

Hastings Announces Sale of Cactus Fuel

Hastings Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in lower, middle-market energy and industrial services businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of assets of Cactus Fuel, LLC to Pilot Thomas Logistics, LLC.

New Pipelines Drain West Texas Crude Stocks to 4-Month Low

Crude inventories in West Texas dropped in February to the lowest in four months after a converted pipeline began transporting crude from the nation’s biggest shale oil field to the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to data from Genscape.

West Coast Perched at Forefront of Natural Gas Movement

Gas, widely seen as a transition fuel, provides 45% of California’s power, augmented by sustainable large-scale hydro (17.89%) and wind and solar. Indeed, California is one of only three U.S. states in which solar exceeds 10% of power generation. As of 2017 coal accounted for only 4.1% of California’s power, compared to 30% nationally and it will be zero by 2026.

Beyond the Tribal Effect: Steps to Successful Permitting on Native American Lands

The playing field of environmental permitting can be complicated, exhaustive, and time consuming. Among the most challenging rules and regulations for the energy industry are those which were designed to uphold national obligations to tribal nations.

Optimism Abounds for M&A in the Gulf of Mexico

A comeback is expected for M&A activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The combination of substantial inventory on the block, potential proof-of-concept developments on the horizon and continued focus by many players in the region on divesting of non-core properties, may set the stage for heightened deal flow in the region, assuming commodity prices continue to cooperate.

Future of US Offshore Sector

One of the early lessons of the new year that revealed itself in the first few weeks of January is there is a renewed bullishness in the offshore oil and natural gas potential for the Gulf of Mexico.

Trump to Sign Order Seeking to Clear Gas Pipeline Hurdles: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the Trump administration would soon issue an executive order that will open the door for more natural gas pipelines and exports of LNG. The administration has been considering an order that would push back against states, including New York, that have blocked interstate natural gas pipelines.

EagleClaw Midstream to Proceed with Delaware Link Pipeline

EagleClaw Midstream said Wednesday it has made a final investment decision to proceed with construction of the Delaware Link pipeline, a new pipeline designed to transport residue natural gas from the Delaware Basin in West Texas to the Waha hub.

Michigan Governor Halts Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state departments and agencies to take no further action on legislation enacted in late 2018 authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath lakes Huron and Michigan.

ACLU Challenges South Dakota Pipeline Protest Legislation

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a new law signed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline.