Permian

EPIC Midstream Ships First Crude on New Permian-Gulf Coast Pipeline

EPIC Midstream Holdings Inc on Thursday began shipping crude oil on its 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) pipeline from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast, pushing Midland crude prices higher, traders said.

Trafigura Begins Shipping Permian Crude via Plains' Cactus II

Trafigura Trading today said it has commenced shipments of crude oil from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas, via the Cactus II Pipeline, marking the first confirmed shipments on Plains All American's newly operational system.

Rare Split Vote May Signal Tighter Regulation of Future Permian Flaring

The chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission cast a rare vote against a flaring permit in the Permian Basin, citing concern over the "frequency and ease" with which the state's oil and gas regulatory body has permitted crude producers to burn associated gas.

New U.S. Pipelines Poised to Start Price War for Shale Shippers

The operators of two new pipelines in West Texas shale fields are offering discounted prices to attract shippers accustomed to high fees to move oil to export hubs, according to the pipeline companies and federal filings.

Plains' Cactus II to Start Commercial Service Next Week

Plains All-American's new Cactus II crude oil pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast is mechanically complete and will begin commercial service next week, CEO Willie Chiang said.

SCM Launches Binding Open Season for Delaware Basin Crude System

Salt Creek Midstream's SCM Crude subsidiary launched a binding open season today to solicit binding commitments for priority crude oil interstate gathering and transportation service on its proposed Delaware Basin gathering and transportation system.

Magellan Midstream CEO Sees New Texas Pipelines Cutting Spot Shipments After 3rd Qtr

Pipeline operator Magellan Midstream Partners LP expects new pipelines to ease a crude oil bottleneck in the Permian basin and squeeze the price differential between Midland, Texas, and Houston, cutting spot shipments on two of its Texas pipelines, Chief Executive Officer Mike Mears said on Thursday.

Tellurian Finds Strong Demand for Permian Global Access Project

An open season for Tellurian's Permian Global Access Pipeline drew strong demand from West Texas natural gas producers seeking delivery to the Lake Charles, La., area, site of the company's planned Driftwood LNG export facility.

Kinder Morgan Sues Austin Suburb over Pipeline Ordinance

Kinder Morgan has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging an Austin suburb's "most recent attempt to hinder construction and impermissibly interfere" with its Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project.

Kinder Morgan Moves Closer to Construction of Third Permian Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is in discussions with customers about a third major Permian Basin natural gas pipeline, Permian Pass, which would deliver 2 Bcf/d of natural gas from Waha Hub to the Sabine area of the East Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Kinder Morgan Moves Ahead with Pipeline Connection to Houston

Kinder Morgan Inc will go ahead with a South Texas pipeline connection that would transport crude from Phillips 66's 900,000 bpd Gray Oak pipeline in the Permian Basin to delivery points at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said on Wednesday.

Enterprise Begins Service on Orla 3

Enterprise Products Partners has announced that service recently began on the third train at its Orla cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Texas.

Solaris Launches Expanded N.M. Produced Water Facility

Solaris Water Midstream said it has launched operations at its expanded Lobo Ranch Produced Water Recycling and Blending Center in Eddy County, N.M. and started development of another facility in Lea County, N.M.

Permian to Need More Crude Takeaway Capacity After Brief Overbuild: WoodMac

Planned crude oil pipeline projects may result in a "moderate overbuild" of Permian Basin crude oil capacity in the early 2020s, but Wood Mackenzie analysts project this period of overcapacity will be fairly short-lived before even more capacity is be needed.

Texas Court Clears Path for Kinder Morgan's Permian Highway Pipeline

A lawsuit challenging Texas' pipeline approval process was dismissed by a Travis County District Court judge, clearing the way for Kinder Morgan to continue its construction of a $2 billion natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast.

U.S. Shale Oil Output to Rise to Record 8.52 MMbpd in July EIA

U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by about 70,000 bpd in July to a record 8.52 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its monthly drilling productivity report on Monday.

Terminal Expansions Aid Permian Basin Exports

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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.

Magellan Optimistic About Cushing-to-Houston Crude Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners is confident a proposed Midland origin point will attract enough commitments from shippers to go forward with a crude pipeline from the oil storage hub in Cushing, Okla., to Houston, Chief Executive Michael Mears said.

Phillips 66, Plains Sanction $2.5 Billion Red Oak Pipeline System

Plains All American Pipeline and Phillips 66 announced they will proceed with construction of the Red Oak Pipeline system in a new joint venture to transport crude oil from the Permian Basin and Cushing, Okla., to Houston and multiple locations along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Final Investment Decision Reached for Whistler Pipeline

MPLX LP, WhiteWater Midstream backed by First Infrastructure Capital, and a joint venture between Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas, Inc. have reached a final investment decision to move forward with the design and construction of the Whistler Pipeline after having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers.

U.S. Regulators Partially OK Cactus II Rate Structure

U.S. energy regulators partially approved the rate structure and terms of service for Plains All American Pipeline LP’s Cactus II crude and condensate line from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.

Natural Gas Flaring in Permian Hits Record High in Q1

Natural gas flaring and venting in the top U.S. oil field reached an all-time high in the first quarter of the year due to the lack of pipelines, at a time of increased focus on environmental concerns about methane emissions.

Water Solutions Company Paying Big for West Texas Ranch

A water solutions company out of Forth Worth, TX is ready to spend $450 million for water underneath a West Texas ranch.

Kinder Morgan Announces Binding Open Season on SFPP

Kinder Morgan, Inc. today announced the start of a binding open season to solicit commitments for an expansion of a portion of its SFPP system.

Howard Energy Plans New Gathering System in STACK Play

Howard Energy Partners announced yesterday that it has executed an agreement with a major North American oil and gas producer to construct, own and operate a new natural gas gathering system located in the over-pressured area of the prolific STACK play. HEP’s new midstream infrastructure will be anchored by fee-based, long-term acreage dedications totaling approximately 10,000 acres in Dewey and Custer counties in central Oklahoma.

Tellurian Holds Open Season for Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline is conducting a binding open season to secure prospective shippers for its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) project. PGAP is a proposed 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline originating at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas, and t..

ExxonMobil Raises Permian Target by 1 Million Barrels Daily

ExxonMobil has revised its Permian Basin growth plans to produce more than 1 MMboe/d by as early as 2024 – an increase that is driving significant pipeline and infrastructure development. The Irving, Texas-based oil giant’s new target represents a significant boost in size and speed over plans set ..

Opinion: Sub-Standard Pipe Torpedoing Basin Projects

By: Tony Radoszewski, President, The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. The boom is on in the basin and other areas. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this year, sub-standard plastic pipe has been found in the oil and gas gathering operations of the Permian and Delaware basins in Texas and New..

Apache Corp Halting Permian Gas Production Due to Lack of Pipelines

Oil and gas producer Apache Corp said on Tuesday it temporarily halted production at its Alpine High assets in the Permian basin late March, curtailing output of about 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day because of extremely low prices.