North America

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gun-Firing Protester Gets Prison Term

A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison.

Tallgrass Energy, Silver Creek Midstream Set Iron Horse Pipeline Open Season

Tallgrass Energy and Silver Creek Midstream, began a binding open season for additional shipper commitments for Niobrara crude oil transportation service on the Iron Horse Pipeline. The system is designed to add grades of crude oil as necessary.

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.

Safety Board: Damage During Installation Led to Pipeline Crack

The NTSB said last year’s rupture of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota was due to a fatigue crack that probably resulted from mechanical damage by a metal-tracked vehicle during installation.

Seaway Crude Pipeline Loads First VLCC at Texas Marine Terminal

Seaway Crude Pipeline, which owns a pipeline system that transports crude oil from Cushing to the Gulf Coast and a Gulf Coast distribution network, loaded its first very large crude carrier (VLCC) at the company’s marine terminal in Texas City.

Washington Voters Likely to Take Up Carbon Fee Initiative

Washington state voters will likely decide in November whether to charge industrial emitters a fee for their carbon pollution, the latest effort yet to pass a carbon-pricing measure to fight climate change.

Minnesota Approves Enbridge Energy Line 3 Pipeline Project

Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline, angering opponents who say the project threatens pristine areas and have vowed Standing Rock-style protests if needed to block it.

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.

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.