North America

High on Earnings, TC Energy Plans C$1.2 Billion System Expansion

Fresh off of a 55% quarterly increase in liquids transportation earnings, Keystone pipeline operator TC Energy said it will proceed with another C$1.2 billion expansion to its pipeline system.

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.

Palisade Pipeline Secures Funding for Permian Water Pipeline

Palisade Pipeline has secured funding to build a water pipeline from Lubbock, TX to the Permian Basin.

Enterprise Midland-to-ECHO Pipeline System Expansions to Add 450,000 bpd Each

Enterprise's CEO reported on the company's earnings call that upcoming expansions on 2 of its pipelines will add 450,000 bpd of capacity to each line.

EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline Announces Third Open Season

EPIC has announced a third open season on its 400,000 bpd EPIC Crude Pipeline.

Small Oil & Gas Companies get Cold Shoulder from Big Banks

The largest banking lenders to the oil and gas sector are becoming more cautious, marking down their expectations for oil and gas prices that underpin loans in a move expected to put further financial stress on struggling producers, industry and banking sources said.

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.

S.D. Board Approves Dakota Access Pipeline Pump Station

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners in South Dakota voted to approve a permit for a pumping station needed as part of the Dakota Access Pipeline expansion project.

Trans Mountain Concerns, Oil Industry Alienated After Trudeau Victory

The fate of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline, as well as that of the country's energy industry as a whole, was called into question on Tuesday after Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the general election, but failed to form a majority government.

Gas Futures Rise on Permian Highway Delay

U.S. natural gas futures for the winter of 2020-2021 gained the most of any contracts on Thursday after Kinder Morgan delayed the projected in service date for its $2 billion Permian Highway gas pipe in Texas to early 2021.

Officials Study Fire at California Storage Site after Quake

Officials are trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at an ethanol storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area that started a fire and kept thousands of people in their homes for hours because of potentially unhealthy air.

TC Declares Force Majeure on Keystone Shipments after Storm

TC Energy Corp has declared force majeure on shipments on its 590,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Keystone oil pipeline after a snow storm hit Manitoba over the weekend, disrupting operations.

Kinder Morgan Reports 'Momentous' Third Quarter

Kinder Morgan reported what CEO Steve Kean described as a "momentous" third quarter Wednesday as the company achieved a 13% increase in natural gas transport volumes and the completion of major pipeline and LNG projects in the period ended Sept. 30.

Trump to Headline Gas Industry Gathering in Pennsylvania

Natural gas industry groups say President Donald Trump will give keynote remarks at their annual conference in the battleground state of Pennsylvania next week.

Phillips 66 Sets Rates for Gray Oak Crude Pipeline

— Phillips 66 Partners LP set spot rates of $4.75 a barrel to ship crude on its new 900,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Gray Oak crude pipeline within points in Texas, according to a filing this week.

Rangeland Midstream Canada Begins Construction of Marten Hills Pipeline System

Rangeland Midstream Canada has commenced the construction of its Marten Hills Pipeline System.

ARB Midstream Announces Start-up of DJ Basin Crude Oil Gathering System

ARB Midstream subsidiary DJ South Gathering announced a key expansion of its fast-growing crude oil gathering and transportation system in the DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Enterprise to Expand ATEX Pipeline after Successful Open Season

Enterprise Products Partners will move ahead with the expansion of its Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) ethane pipeline after a successful 30-day binding open season.

National Grid Says it Will Reconnect Gas Customers After NY Order

National Grid Plc said on Monday it was taking steps to reconnect about 1,000 natural gas customers in New York City and Long Island following a state order after the utility previously refused to reinstate service, citing short supply.

FERC Approves Sendero Carlsbad Gateway Project

Federal regulators have authorized construction of the Sendero Carlsbad Gateway natural gas project in the Permian Basin, including a 23-mile, 400 Mmcf/d pipeline from its Carlsbad processing plant to White Water Midstream's Agua Blanca pipeline.

Laguna-Aguascalientes Gas Pipeline Propels Growth in Mexico

It is estimated that by 2026 in Mexico, natural gas demand will double the total amount of natural gas produced in 2012. Meanwhile, the current conditions suggest production will increase 2.8% annually.

Canada's Alberta Moves Closer to Creating 'Energy War Room'

The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, on Wednesday took the first steps towards establishing its so-called 'energy war room' aimed at boosting the image of the oil and gas industry.

Weldbend, Boltex Win Lawsuit Against Ulma Forja

A jury returned a verdict in favor of Weldbend and Boltex on all counts in a lawsuit by the American carbon steel flange manufacturers against a Spanish company, Ulma Forja – part of the Mondragon Corp. – and its U.S. subsidiary, Ulma Piping.

Permian Highway Pipeline Clears Key Legal Hurdle

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline reached major milestone as the City of Kyle, Texas, approved a settlement agreement allowing construction of the pipeline through the city.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Crude Oil Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy has announced a binding open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation on its Pony Express Pipeline.

Canada Regulator Stops Enbridge Mainline Contract Plan

The Canada Energy Regulator on Friday stopped Enbridge Inc from auctioning the right to send crude oil through its Mainline pipeline system due to the “perception of abuse of Enbridge’s market power.”

LNG Investments Hit Record $50 Billion in 2019

Record investments of $50 billion have turned 2019 into a banner year for LNG, with Canada and the United States being the main drivers, the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

LNG Ltd to Supply Gas to Vietnam from Louisiana Project

Australia-listed Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said it has signed a deal with a province in Vietnam to supply LNG from its Louisiana-based Magnolia project.

Kinder Morgan's Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Placed in Service

Kinder Morgan said its Gulf Coast Express Pipeline will begin full commercial in-service today, helping to relieve natural gas takeaway constraints and reduce flaring in the Permian Basin.

Court Suspends Alberta Law Curbing Oil Flow to British Columbia

A Canadian court on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction against legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict the flow of oil and gas to neighbouring British Columbia.