North America

Gas Futures Rise on Permian Highway Delay

U.S. natural gas futures for the winter of 2020-2021 gained the most of any contracts on Thursday after Kinder Morgan delayed the projected in service date for its $2 billion Permian Highway gas pipe in Texas to early 2021.

Officials Study Fire at California Storage Site after Quake

Officials are trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at an ethanol storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air.

TC Declares Force Majeure on Keystone Shipments after Storm

TC Energy Corp has declared force majeure on shipments on its 590,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Keystone oil pipeline after a snow storm hit Manitoba over the weekend, disrupting operations.

Kinder Morgan Reports 'Momentous' Third Quarter

Kinder Morgan reported what CEO Steve Kean described as a "momentous" third quarter Wednesday as the company achieved a 13% increase in natural gas transport volumes and the completion of major pipeline and LNG projects in the period ended Sept. 30.

Trump to Headline Gas Industry Gathering in Pennsylvania

Natural gas industry groups say President Donald Trump will give keynote remarks at their annual conference in the battleground state of Pennsylvania next week.

Phillips 66 Sets Rates for Gray Oak Crude Pipeline

— Phillips 66 Partners LP set spot rates of $4.75 a barrel to ship crude on its new 900,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Gray Oak crude pipeline within points in Texas, according to a filing this week.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Begins Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System

Rangeland Midstream Canada has commenced the construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System.

ARB Midstream Announces Start-up of DJ Basin Crude Oil Gathering System

ARB Midstream subsidiary DJ South Gathering announced a key expansion of its fast-growing crude oil gathering and transportation system in the DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Enterprise to Expand ATEX Pipeline after Successful Open Season

Enterprise Products Partners will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season.

National Grid Says it Will Reconnect Gas Customers After NY Order

National Grid Plc said on Monday it was taking steps to reconnect about 1,000 natural gas customers in New York City and Long Island following a state order after the utility previously refused to reinstate service, citing short supply.

FERC Approves Sendero Carlsbad Gateway Project

Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline from its Carlsbad processing plant to White Water Midstream's Agua Blanca pipeline.

Laguna-Aguascalientes Gas Pipeline Propels Growth in Mexico

It is estimated that by 2026 in Mexico, natural gas demand will double the total amount of natural gas produced in 2012. Meanwhile, the current conditions suggest production will increase 2.8% annually.

Canada's Alberta Moves Closer to Creating 'Energy War Room'

The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, on Wednesday took the first steps towards establishing its so-called 'energy war room' aimed at boosting the image of the oil and gas industry.

Weldbend, Boltex Win Lawsuit Against Ulma Forja

A jury returned a verdict in favor of Weldbend and Boltex on all counts in a lawsuit by the American carbon steel flange manufacturers against a Spanish company, Ulma Forja – part of the Mondragon Corp. – and its U.S. subsidiary, Ulma Piping.

Permian Highway Pipeline Clears Key Legal Hurdle

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline reached major milestone as the City of Kyle, Texas, approved a settlement agreement allowing construction of the pipeline through the city.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy has announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation on its Pony Express Pipeline.

Canada Regulator Stops Enbridge Mainline Contract Plan

The Canada Energy Regulator on Friday stopped Enbridge Inc from auctioning the right to send crude oil through its Mainline pipeline system due to the “perception of abuse of Enbridge’s market power.”

LNG Investments Hit Record $50 Billion in 2019

Record investments of $50 billion have turned 2019 into a banner year for LNG, with Canada and the United States being the main drivers, the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

LNG Ltd to Supply Gas to Vietnam from Louisiana Project

Australia-listed Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said it has signed a deal with a province in Vietnam to supply LNG from its Louisiana-based Magnolia project.

Kinder Morgan's Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

Kinder Morgan said its Gulf Coast Express Pipeline will begin full commercial in-service today, helping to relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin.

Court Suspends Alberta Law Curbing Oil Flow to British Columbia

A Canadian court on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction against legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict the flow of oil and gas to neighbouring British Columbia.

FERC Approves Tallgrass Cheyenne Connector Pipeline

Federal regulators have approved Tallgrass Energy's Cheyenne Connector project, which will transport natural gas from Colorado's DJ Basin to Cheyenne, Wyo., for Midwest delivery via the company's Rockies Express Pipeline.

Candor Opens SCOOP-to-North Texas Rich Gas Gathering System

Candor Midstream said it has opened the SCOOP-to-North Texas Rich Gas Gathering Pipeline System for service following the completion of multiple upgrades and hydrostatic testing of the system it purchased in January.

Eagle LNG Receives FERC Authorization for Jacksonville LNG Export Facility

Eagle LNG Partners LLC (“Eagle LNG”) announced that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has issued the order granting authorization for siting and constructing its proposed on-water Jacksonville LNG Export Facility.

Enterprise to Expand, Extend Acadian Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products announced Friday that it is responding to higher demand for natural gas in Louisiana's growing LNG market by expanding and extending its Acadian pipeline system and boosting capacity on the extension through upgrades to its Mansfield compressor station.

Storm Disrupts U.S. Energy Operations from Pipelines to Terminals

Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery to cut production and a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas were shut down.

Judge Partially Blocks Law Aimed at Oil Pipeline Protests

A federal judge hasemporarily blocked enforcement of some new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Federal Agency Resists Paying North Dakota Oil Protest Cost

The federal government is contesting North Dakota's claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Casualties in Fight over New Gas Pipelines: The Customers

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new seaside barbecue joint when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and stoves. Utility National Grid halted new gas hookups after the state rejected a new pipeline.

Alberta Sees Progress on Crude-by-Rail Talks to Ease Oil Curtailments

he premier of Canada's main oil-producing province Alberta said on Wednesday he is hopeful of more progress this month on talks between his government and producers about easing oil curtailments, as long as extra output is shipped by rail.