North America

Outrigger Completes Construction of Williston Basin Midstream Facilities

The assets consist of the Bill Sanderson Gas Processing Plant, a 250 MMcfd cryogenic gas processing plant located west of Williston, ND, and an 80-mile, 20 and 24-inch diameter, rich gas gathering system.

Double E Pipeline Gets FERC Approvals

Summit Midstream Partners announced that Double E Pipeline received its Notice to Proceed with construction, as well as approval of its Implementation Plan, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Environmentalists Fight for Beetle Protections Near Keystone XL Construction

The American burying beetle had been considered an endangered species since 1989, and the location of its habitat in Plains states created issues for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and other oil and gas projects.

No Intention to Shut Down Michigan Pipelines, Enbridge Says to State

Enbridge responded to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's attempt to terminate an easement and thereby close Enbridge's Line 5 dual pipelines, saying the lines in the Straits “are safe and in full compliance with the federal pipeline safety standards that govern them."

8 Arrested During Protest Over Line 3 Pipeline Construction in Minnesota

Some protestors refused to disperse after warnings Saturday. The protest is regarding the final leg of replacement of Line 3, the deteriorating pipeline that was built in the 1960s.

Noble Midstream, Chevron Agree on Oil Transmission from Wells Ranch

With this agreement, Noble Midstream will now be responsible for substantially all crude oil gathering and intermediate oil transportation services from the Wells Ranch development area.

Calhoun Port Expanding, Connecting to Gray Oak Pipeline

Max Midstream and the Calhoun Port Authority announced that the expansion of the Calhoun Port will begin this year. Max also announced that it reached an agreement with Phillips 66 to connect the Gray Oak pipeline to the Calhoun Port.

Waha Hub Prices Rise with Permian Highway Pipeline in Service

The Permian Basin basis to the Henry Hub briefly went positive as the Permian Highway pipeline entered service, the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly natural gas update announced.

TC Energy Launches Open Season to Add 80,000 bpd to Keystone Pipeline System

TC Energy is soliciting binding commitments for crude oil transportation services on the Keystone Pipeline System from Hardisty, Alberta to Patoka, Illinois, to add up to 80,000 barrels per day of capacity to the system.

North America Should Have Maximum Share of Trunk, Transmission Pipelines by 2024, Report Shows

In North America, there are currently 1,243 active and suspended pipelines operating with a total length of 874,064 km. The region is expected to witness a total length addition of 25,335 km, representing 22% of the total global length additions.

Analysis: New U.S. Army Corps' Stream Crossing Rules Could Hurt Oil/Gas Pipes

Finalized revisions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nationwide Permits program could cause problems for oil and natural gas pipelines, analysts say.

Double E Seeks Permission to Build Texas-New Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

Double E Pipeline is seeking permission from U.S. energy regulators to start building a natural gas pipeline project in Texas and New Mexico, a filing shows.

TC Energy Hires Precision Pipeline for Keystone XL Construction

TC Energy Corporation awarded Precision Pipeline, a Wisconsin-based business, a contract for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Montana and South Dakota.

Two-year Plan Proposed to Undo Work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In a filing with federal regulators made public Tuesday, the pipeline company proposed an approximately two-year timeline for efforts across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, where progress on the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline project ranged from uninitiated to essentially complete.

Permian Highway Pipeline in Service, Kinder Morgan Announces

The Permian Highway Pipeline, which delivers natural gas from the Waha to Katy, Texas area, with connections to the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico markets, began commercial in-service at the start of the year.

New Terminal Loads Initial VLCC Tanker with Crude Oil

Buckeye Partners said crude oil export operations began at the second deepwater dock at South Texas Gateway (STG), a new facility constructed at the mouth of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Ingleside, Texas.

Enterprise, Navigator Begin Service on Ship Channel Ethylene Tank

Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings began service has begun on a 30,000-ton refrigerated ethylene storage tank at the ethylene export terminal, which is owned 50/50 by affiliates of the two companies.

Line 3 Pipeline Opponents Sue to Shut Down Minnesota Construction

Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit.

Federal Officials Investigate Fiery Oil Train Derailment

U.S. federal and local authorities were investigating a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle, Wash., near where two people were arrested last month and accused of attempting a terrorist attack on train tracks to disrupt plans for a natural gas pipeline.

LNG Import Terminals Add-Ons Boast Advantages

North American LNG exporters are sounding more confident about the prospects for new projects in 2021 due to a recent rally in prices driven by surging Asian demand, even as most industry analysts expect next year to be another difficult one.

Nebraska Pipeline Rupture Likely Caused by 3rd-Party

A natural gas pipeline in rural Nebraska has been repaired after a rupture caused an explosion that was large enough to be seen by satellite. Northern Natural Gas said “a series of scores and gouges were found across the impacted pipeline segment,"

Williams Projects Go In-Service Early as 2020 Ends

Williams said early in-service capacity was achieved for three of its gas expansion projects. Projects going online in the fourth quarter were Transco’s Leidy South and Southeastern Trail, along with the Bluestem Pipeline.

Explosion Caused by Natural Gas Pipeline on Field

A pipeline rupture caused an explosion in a field near Lyons, Neb., on Christmas Day that was large enough to be seen by satellite. There were no reported injuries.

Hilcorp Unit Completes BP Alaska Acquisition

Privately held Hilcorp Energy's unit completed a $5.6 billion acquisition of BP's business in Alaska, taking over the region the British oil major had operated in for 60 years.

Court Approves Williams' Deal with Bankrupt Chesapeake

A bankruptcy court has approved Williams' agreement to take ownership of some Chesapeake Energy assets in exchange for accepting lower gas gathering fees.

As Biden Cabinet Takes Shape, API Seeks Voice in Energy, Climate Policy

The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday reached out to the incoming Biden administration to collaborate on climate and energy policy, calling energy a non-partisan issue that modern life depends on.

Canada Unveils Hydrogen Strategy to Kick-Start Clean Fuel Industry

Canada unveiled a long-discussed hydrogen strategy on Wednesday, calling on investors to spur growth in a clean fuel sector that the government says could be worth C$50 billion ($39.2 billion).

Biden to Pick Former Michigan Gov. Granholm as Energy Secretary - Sources

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to be secretary of energy in his administration, two people familiar with the decision said

Lacking Pipelines, U.S. Northeast Gas Prices Jump Ahead of Winter Storm

U.S. Northeast power and natural gas prices for Wednesday jumped to their highest level in almost a year as energy companies prepare for what could be the region's biggest winter storm in years.

Pinnacle Midstream II Plans Gathering, Compression System in Midland Basin

Pinnacle Midstream II on Tuesday said it has signed a 15-year gas gathering, processing and purchase agreement with DoublePoint Energy that anchors Pinnacle’s greenfield build of a new natural gas gathering and compression system in the Midland Basin.