North America

Vessel Loadings Show Record U.S. LNG Exports in Oct-Nov

U.S. exports of LNG set two consecutive records in October and November 2019, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. LNG exports averaged 5.8 Bcf/d with 52 exported cargoes in October and 6.3 Bcf/d with 55 exported cargoes in November.

FERC Approves Site Prep for Tellurian's Driftwood LNG Export Plant

Federal regulators said Tellurian can begin site preparation at the site of its proposed $27.5 billion Driftwood LNG export project, a facility that calls for major pipeline construction projects in Texas and Louisiana.

Canada's Encana Files Paperwork to Shift Base to U.S.

Canadian oil and gas company Encana Corp on Wednesday filed paperwork with U.S. and Canadian authorities as part of a plan to shift its base to the United States.

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.

Canadian Producer Raises Budget as Alberta Bottlenecks Ease

Canadian oil producer Cenovus Energy Inc said on Tuesday it would spend nearly a quarter more in 2020, after the province of Alberta lifted some curtailments on new oil wells last month.

EPIC Midstream Loads First Oil Tanker at New Texas Export Terminal

EPIC Midstream loaded its first oil tanker at its new Texas export terminal and plans to open another dock in the third quarter of 2020, benefiting from rising demand for low-sulfur U.S. crude, EPIC President Brian Freed said.

Ironwood Midstream II Completes Acquisition of Twin Eagle Systems

Ironwood Midstream Energy Partners II said it has closed on its acquisition of West Texas gathering pipelines from a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Holdings and named a Twin Eagle executive to its management team and board of directors.

Canadian Pacific Crude Train Derails, Catches Fire in Saskatchewan

A Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, causing a fire at around midnight local time, railway and police officials said on Monday.

Enterprise, Enbridge to Develop Gulf of Mexico Crude Export Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc have agreed to jointly develop a U.S. Gulf Coast crude export terminal that would load supertankers off Freeport, Texas, Enbridge said on Monday.

Gas Leak Suspected in Wyoming Blasts that Severely Burned 3 Workers

Explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field severely burned three workers, authorities said. A natural gas leak is suspected in the explosions and fire that injured the EOG contractors.

Saskatchewan's Oil Lures Investors, Producers from Troubled Alberta

Alberta's congested pipelines and production limits are turning oil companies to neighboring Saskatchewan, driving up prices for drilling rights as the region weathers a deep slump.

Kinder Morgan Expects Slight Profit Increase in 2020

U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan on Thursday said it expects core earnings to increase slightly next year and signaled it would move to cut its debt load and increase its dividend.

Construction Advances on Trans Mountain Pipeline Ahead of Court Hearing

Expansion of Canada's Trans Mountain oil pipeline entered a new phase of construction Tuesday, just two weeks before a court hearing to decide whether the government can complete the project.

Enbridge Starts Service on Canadian Section of Line 3

Enbridge has begun commercial operation of the Canadian section of its Line 3 pipeline, even as it continues to navigate Minnesota regulators for the U.S. portion of the $9 billion replacement project.

State Sponsored Qatari LNG Projects Could Hurt North American Projects

Proposed North American LNG export projects may face an uphill battle against Qatar, which announced plans to further ramp up production to hold onto its position as the world’s leading LNG exporter.

Ohio Power Siting Board Approves Natural Gas Pipeline Route

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved a route for Duke Energy’s Central Corridor natural gas 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."

EIA: U.S. Set Records for Natural Gas Production, Consumption, Exports in 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Monday that its Natural Gas Annual 2018 shows that the United States set new records in natural gas production, consumption, and exports in 2018.

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.

Alternative to Congested Pipelines at Risk as Canada Rail Strike Looms

Canada's Teamsters notified Canadian National Railway of plans to strike Tuesday after a stalemate in contract negotiations, threatening an important shipping alternative to congested pipelines for Alberta's oil producers.

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.

Enterprise Extending Acadian Gas Pipeline System in Louisiana

Enterprise Products Partners said it is responding to higher demand for natural gas in the growing Gulf Coast LNG market by expanding and extending the Acadian pipeline system and boosting its capacity through upgrades to the Mansfield compressor station.

Leased Russian Tanker Heads for U.S. to Load LNG Cargo

A gas tanker once hailed by President Vladimir Putin as a bulwark of Russian energy security is heading for an LNG terminal in the United States, according to ship-tracking data from Refinitiv's Eikon.

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.

PennEast Developers Press on Despite Court Decision

The companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline remain committed to building the project and are evaluating their options after a federal appeals court decided not to rehear an earlier decision against the pipeline.

Pioneer Natural CEO Calls Out Permian Basin Gas Flaring

The chief executive of Pioneer Natural Resources, Scott Sheffield, called on Permian Basin producers to limit natural gas flaring and to monitor for methane leaks.

Permian Pipeline Expansions Boost Plains' Q3 Volumes

Plains All American reported strong earnings in the third quarter of 2019 as growing demand for pipeline transport drove revenues higher. The results, however, fell short of earnings in last year's third quarter, when Plains benefited from the sale of an interest in BridgeTexas Pipeline.

NGL Energy Partners LP Closes Acquisition of Hillstone

After acquiring Hillstone LLC, NGL Energy now has approximately 380 miles of water disposal pipelines serving the Delaware Basin.

Cheniere Targets Early Start of Texas LNG Exports: First Half 2021

Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it expects to reach substantial completion of the third liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi LNG export plant in Texas earlier than previously expected in the first half of 2021.