Bakken

Alberta Cuts Oil Output by 1 Million Barrels Per Day: Minister

The energy minister of Alberta, Canada's oil-producing province, has informed OPEC that the province has cut 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in production since many of the largest oil-producing countries around the world agreed to production cuts.

TC Energy Completes Sale of Coastal GasLink Stake

TC Energy has completed the sale of a 65% stake in its Coastal GasLink pipeline.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Continental Resources Halts Bakken Shale Output, Seeks to Cancel Sales

The largest oil producer in North Dakota has halted most of its production and reportedly told some customers it will not supply crude after the latest price crash, but there are doubts whether force majeure applies.

Declining ‘Associated Gas’ Signals Opportunity for Dry Gas Basins

As crude oil producers throttle back production in associated-gas basins, it may signal growth opportunities for dry gas basins such as Haynesville and Marcellus/Utica.

U.S. Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

TC Energy Starts U.S. Prep Work for Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construction next month, as opponents await a judge's ruling on their request to block any work.

Canada's Supreme Court Dismisses Trans Mountain Pipeline Appeals

Canada’s Supreme Court said on Thursday it would not hear five separate appeals of a lower court’s decision related to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, clearing another hurdle for a project that has been stalled for years due to opposition over climate concerns.

Coastal GasLink Construction Allowed to Continue, Tentative Deal Reached with Protesters

Canadian authorities on Sunday said construction would continue on TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline after reaching a tentative deal with the indigenous group that has been protesting the project.

ONEOK to Expand Elk Creek Pipeline

ONEOK has announced plans to expand two of its natural gas pipelines by the end of Q1 2020, including the Elk Creek Pipeline.

Phillips 66 Partners Acquires Interest in Liberty Pipeline

Phillips 66 Partners LP has reached agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire its 50% interest in the Liberty Pipeline project for approximately $75 million.

South Dakota Tribes Speak Against 'Riot-Boosting' Penalties

Native American groups opposed to the Keystone XL oil pipeline told South Dakota lawmakers Wednesday that Gov. Kristi Noem's plan to restore criminal penalties for urging riots would result in peaceful protesters being silenced.

North Dakota Regulators Approve Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements.

TC Energy Unsure About Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy Corp sees too much uncertainty to commit immediately to the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, company executives said on Thursday, even as TC prepared for construction.

North Dakota, Tribe to Develop Pipeline Spill Plan

North Dakota will work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help develop a response plan for a potential spill of the Dakota Access pipeline, a state official said.

Bakken Pushes Forward, but Still Needs More Pipelines

Perhaps the biggest news to come from the oil-rich Bakken region during the year was the recent announcement by Dallas, Texas-based Energy Transfer that it wants to double the volume on its Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 MMbpd.

Enbridge Line 3 Receives Minnesota Regulator Approval

A Minnesota regulator ruled on Monday that a revised environmental impact statement for Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement is adequate, helping to clear a significant hurdle for the long-delayed project .

North Dakota Signals No New Conditions on Dakota Access Expansion

North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL On US Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.

U.S. Shale Oil, Natural Gas Output Growth to Hit Slowest in a Year — EIA

U.S. oil and natural gas output in major shale formations is expected to rise by the smallest in about a year in February to record highs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday, as producers pull back on new drilling.

South Dakota Board Approves Keystone XL Water Permits

The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy announces the start of an open season for transportation on its Pony Express crude oil pipeline.

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.

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