Bakken

Alberta Oil Curtailments to End 'No Later' Than This Time Next Year — Premier

The premier of Alberta, Canada's top oil-producing province, said this he hopes to end government curtailments on oil production by this time next year "at the latest."

Keystone Leak Affected Larger Area than First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said Monday.

Dakota Access Eyes Expansion Over Tribe's Objections

A regulatory hearing has begun in North Dakota to determine if Energy Transfer will be allowed to expand its Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Alberta Lifts Curtailment on New Oil Wells

Alberta, Canada has lifted its curtailment on new oil wells in an effort to boost its struggling oil industry hit hard by heavily strained pipeline takeaway capacity.

New Gas Pipelines Adding Capacity from U.S. South Central, Northeast

The United States is expected to add between 16 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) and 17 Bcf/d of natural gas pipeline capacity in 2019, most of which was built to provide additional takeaway capacity out of supply basins.

Tallgrass Energy Secures Oil Shipper Contracts for Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy has secured additional shipper contracts on its Pony Express Pipeline as it recontracts parts of the line.

Crude-by-Rail Contracts Cause for Alberta Forecast Budget Deficit

Alberta, Canada is forecasting a budget deficit for 2019-20 caused in large part by crude-by-rail contracts with midstream companies signed in the midst of pipeline congestion.

S.D. Board Approves Dakota Access Pipeline Pump Station

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners in South Dakota voted to approve a permit for a pumping station needed as part of the Dakota Access Pipeline expansion project.

Trans Mountain Concerns, Oil Industry Alienated After Trudeau Victory

The fate of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline, as well as that of the country's energy industry as a whole, was called into question on Tuesday after Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the general election, but failed to form a majority government.

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.

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.

North Dakota Pledges Improvement to Spill Reporting Procedures

North Dakota's Health Department is pledging to provide easily accessible information on oilfield and agriculture-related spills, a move that comes after a liquid natural gas pipeline leak that was much bigger than publicly reported and could take another decade to clean up.

Bakken Oil Flows Hit 6-Month High as Rail to East Coast Drops

Crude pipeline flows from North Dakota's Bakken shale field have climbed to the highest in six months after the June closure of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery cut crude-by-rail volumes, according to traders and market intelligence firm Genscape.

Dakota Access Protester Sues Officers for 'Excessive Violence'

A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence."

Kinder Morgan Considering Bakken Takeaway Expansion

Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota.

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy Announce Open Season for Bakken Crude Transport

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy today announced the start of a binding joint tariff open season to solicit commitments for crude oil transportation service from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, OK.

Judge Orders Corps of Engineers to Turn Over Dakota Access Documents

A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

Pipeline Leaks Produced Water in North Dakota

About 8,400 gallons of produced water has spilled in Stark County, N.D., because of a pipeline leak, officials said.

Energy Transfer to Expand Dakota Access Capacity

Energy Transfer Partners (ET) plans to nearly double the capacity of Dakota Access Pipeline up to 1.1 MMbpd from a current capacity of more than 500,000 bpd, according to a Wednesday filing with the North Dakota Public Service Commission.

Enbridge Line 3 Stalled Once Again

Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.

Bayou Bridge Launches Open Season for Expanded Joint Tariff Service

Bayou Bridge Pipeline 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.

Tallgrass Tackles Project on Further Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

Tallgrass Energy is pursuing a project to support crude oil production in northern Weld County, Colo., near the border between Wyoming and Colorado. The Hereford Project will include 30 miles of 12-inch pipeline, as well as expanded capacity on the Pony Express 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.

$1.6 Billion Liberty Pipeline Construction to Proceed Under Phillips 66, Bridger JV

Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline announced that they are proceeding with construction of the $1.6 billion Liberty Pipeline from the Rockies and Bakken production areas to Cushing, Okla.

Meritage Launches Open Season for New Movement on Thunder Creek NGL System

Meritage Midstream announced a binding open season to secure volume dedications for the proposed construction and development on its existing Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline system to transport NGLs from two processing plants in Campbell and Converse counties, Wyoming, to an interconnection point with ONEOK's Bakken Pipeline in Converse County.

Federal Judge Sends Dakota Access Ruling Back to State Courts

A federal judge has sent back to North Dakota state court a lawsuit alleging the environmental group Greenpeace conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Trump Signs New Permission for Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian oil, replacing his previous permits in an effort side step the blocking of the project by a Montana court. In issuing the executi..

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. The Republican governor’s bills require pipeline companies to chip in on protest-related expenses and create a way to pursue..

Michigan Attorney General Vows to Shut Down Pipeline if Governor's Talks Fail

Michigan's attorney general pledged Monday to move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor doesn't find a "swift and straightforward" resolution to the contentious issue.

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