Permian

LM Energy Completes First Phase of Touchdown Gathering System

Dallas-based LM Energy Holdings said it has completed Phase I of its Touchdown Crude Oil Gathering System in the Northern Delaware Basin and will begin transporting crude oil in October.

Blue Mountain Launches Open Season for Gathering Systems

Blue Mountain Midstream announced its Wildcat subsidiaries launched an open season for new crude oil and water gathering systems and services in central Oklahoma.

Kinder Morgan Closer to 3rd Permian Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is “moving along” with plans for a third major pipeline project from the Permian Basin – the newly named Permian Pass, which would deliver natural gas from West Texas to the Sabine area of the East Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, CEO Steven Kean said.

Plains All American to Remove Steel Tariff Surcharge on Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline filed with U.S. regulators to remove a proposed surcharge on its Cactus II oil pipeline, tacked on as a result of the Trump administration’s tariff on imported steel.

Tellurian Finds Strong Demand for Permian Global Access Project

An open season for Tellurian’s Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) drew strong demand from West Texas natural gas producers seeking delivery to the rapidly growing natural gas market in Southeast Louisiana.

Texas Waha Gas Prices Rise Ahead of Gulf Coast Pipeline Start-Up

Spot natural gas prices at the Waha hub in the Permian basin in West Texas rose to their highest since March as Kinder Morgan Inc’s new Gulf Coast Express pipeline prepares to enter service over the next month.

NuStar Completes Pipeline Projects, Begins Moving Volume

NuStar Energy has announced that it has completed and is moving volumes on three key pipeline projects that will significantly expand the partnership's capacity to move Permian crude oil to Corpus Christi for export, and to move refined products into Northern Mexico.

New Pipelines, Hurricane Drive WTI Inventories Down, Prices Up

U.S. oil futures rose 1.7% on Thursday, lifted by a deep draw on U.S. crude inventories, especially at the benchmark's delivery hub due to increased demand with the start-up of two new West Texas pipelines.

Plains All American to Remove Steel Tariff Surcharge on Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to remove a proposed surcharge on its Cactus II oil pipeline, tacked on as a result of the Trump administration’s tariff on imported steel.

Tellurian Files for FERC Review of Permian Global Access Pipeline

Tellurian has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to initiate a review of its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline following an oversubscribed open season for the 625-mile natural gas project from West Texas to Southeast Louisiana's growing LNG export market.

Permian Basin Natural Gas Prices Rise as GCX Nears Completion

Natural gas spot prices at the Waha hub in West Texas closed at their highest price since March as the 2 Bcf/d Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline is preparing to enter service, according to a Thursday update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Lotus Midstream Considers Reversing West Texas to Cushing Pipeline

Pipeline operator Lotus Midstream LLC may reverse flows on a line now sending crude from West Texas to Cushing, Oklahoma, the main hub for pricing U.S. crude futures, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, an unusual move that could lift U.S. benchmark prices by draining supplies.

Pipeline Shippers Challenge Plains' Steel Tariff Surcharge

Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.

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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