Permian

Plains to Bring Two Permian Pipeline Projects Online Early

Plains All American Pipeline LP said two West Texas crude oil projects would begin partial operations slightly ahead of their original schedules as bottlenecks in the region depress prices to the weakest level in four years.

Targa Signs Letter to Build Whistler Pipeline Project

Targa Resources said it signed a letter of intent several partners to build the Whistler Pipeline Project, which will provide an outlet for increased natural gas production from the Permian Basin to markets along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Plains' Cactus II Denied Tariff Exemption

A request by Plains All American to exclude its Cactus II Permian-to-Gulf Coast crude oil pipeline from the tariff on imported steel was rejected by the Commerce Department on grounds that suitable product is available from domestic producers.  Houston-based Plains said it will proceed with the pro..

Oryx Midstream Begins Open Season on Delaware Basin System

Midland, Texas-based Oryx Midstream Services II launched a binding open season to secure volume commitments or acreage dedications to support the regional crude oil gathering and trunk line transportation systems, which will serve the liquids-rich Delaware Basin in Texas and New Mexico.

Joint Development Planned for Permian Highway Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, EagleClaw Midstream and Apache signed a letter of intent to develop the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project, which will provide an outlet for natural gas from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Enterprise Products

Enterprise Products Partners announced its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy pipeline went into full service.

Small Oil Producers Face Output Squeeze as Permian Pipelines Fill

As pipelines out of the Permian Basin reach capacity in the coming months, smaller producers are expected to slow or shut-in production.

Potential Cushing Bottleneck Could Increase U.S. Oil Discount

As the discount of U.S. crude to global benchmark Brent nears three-year highs, an emerging bottleneck at the key storage hub in Cushing, Okla., is making U.S. futures vulnerable to a drop, traders and analysts said.

Plains-ExxonMobil JV to Build Permian Pipeline

ExxonMobil and Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) plan to build a new pipeline that will add 1 MMbpd of takeaway capacity for Permian Basin crude oil and condensate.

Matador Signs GCX Project Firm Sales Agreement

Matador executed a firm sales agreement for about 115,000 MMBtu with Kinder Morgan beginning on the in-service date of the Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline project.

Devon Energy Sells EnLink Midstream Stakes for $3.1 Billion

Devon Energy agreed to sell its ownership interests in EnLink Midstream Partners and Enlink Midstream to an affiliate of Global Infrastructure Partners for $3.1 billion.

Energy Transfer Seeks More Commitments on Permian Express 3

Energy Transfer Partners said Permian Express Partners LLC will begin soliciting for intrastate service on up to 50,000 bpd of volume commitments on Phase 1 of Permian Express 3.

Solaris Water Midstream Starts Pecos Star Operations

Solaris Water Midstream said it has commenced operations on on the first phase of its 300-mile Pecos Star water system, which is designed to serve oil and gas producers in the Delaware Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

Lilis Energy, Salt Creek Midstream Enter into Gathering Agreement

Lilis Energy, an exploration and development company operating in the Permian Basin, entered into a crude oil gathering agreement with Salt Creek Midstream. Construction of the project is expected to commence immediately with service to begin in 2019.

DRA, Optimizing Solutions Reduce Permian Operating Costs

Optum Energy Solutions' Flow Optimizer helps a midstream company cost-effectively increase flow rates on a crude oil pipeline in the Permian Basin.

Apache, Salt Creek Midstream to Build SCM Alpine Header System

Apache Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream are developing SCM Alpine, a 445,000 bpd NGL header system comprised of two pipeline segments originating at the companies' processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas. that will interconnect to pipelines at the Waha trading hub and provide access to Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi fractionation facilities.

Rustler Breaks Open Season Begins

San Mateo Black River Oil Pipeline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream, has commenced a binding open season for the Rustler Breaks Pipeline Project, a proposed 17-mile, 10-inch crude petroleum gathering and transportation system in Eddy County, N.M. that will interconnect with Plains All American Pipeline.

Magellan Extends Open Season for Refined Products Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners has extended the open season to solicit commitments from shippers for the potential expansion of the western leg of its refined products pipeline system in Texas.

Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners has commenced commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at the company’s new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas.

Phillips 66 to Proceed with Gray Oak Pipeline

Phillips 66 Partners receives sufficient binding commitments on an initial open season to proceed with construction of the Gray Oak Pipeline system, which will provide crude oil transportation from West Texas to destinations in the Corpus Christi and Sweeny/Freeport markets.

Corpus Christi Targeted for Increased Crude Oil Export

The Texas port is rapidly becoming a strategic hub for U.S. crude oil exports, with volumes increasing to nearly 500,000 bpd – and that may be just the beginning.

U.S. Shale Output to Rise by 125,000 Bpd in May

According to the EIA, because of record production in the Permian Basin, U.S. shale oil production is expected to increase in May for the fourth consecutive month.

Full Service Begins on Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners has placed its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline in service with an expanded capacity of 540,000 bpd and capable of transporting batched grades of crude oil and condensate.

ETP Launches Open Season for Texas Diesel Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. launches an open season for a diesel fuel pipeline in Texas.

South Texas Gas Pipeline Commences Operations

WhiteWater Midstream today announced the Agua Blanca Pipeline, a 72-mile, 36-inch natural gas pipeline connecting Orla, Texas to the Waha Hub, began commercial operations on April 1, 2018.

Texas Oil Output Surge Clogs Pipelines, Depresses Prices

The Permian basin in Texas is leading the way as U.S. oil production has reached an all-time high, but the prolific output is causing bottlenecks as pipelines transporting the crude have filled up more quickly than expected.

Phase 1 of 650-Mile NGL Pipeline Completed

Phase 1 of EPIC's 650-mile NGL pipeline, which connects DLK Black River Midstream’s processing plant in Eddy County, N.M., and Delaware Basin Midstream’s terminal in Orla County, Texas, is now in service.

New Gas Processing Plant Comes Online in the Permian

KP Engineering, LP has completed construction of the Joyce 200 MMcf/d Cryogenic Gas Processing Unit in the Permian Basin for Targa Pipeline Mid-Continent WestTex LLC, a subsidiary of Targa Resources Corp. Targa's Joyce Cryogenic Gas Processing Uni..

Operators Race to Build Pipelines as Permian Nears Takeaway Capacity

Numerous crude oil pipeline construction projects are currently underway as the Permian Basin nears its takeaway capacity.

New Pipeline Infrastructure Should Accommodate Expected Rise in Permian Oil Production

New pipeline construction projects could be able to handle rising oil production in the Permian Basin, the EIA says.