North America

Total Agrees to Buy LNG from Tellurian's Proposed Driftwood Project

LNG developer Tellurian Inc said on Wednesday that units of French oil major Total SA have agreed to buy LNG from the U.S. company's proposed $30 billion Driftwood export project in Louisiana.

Kinder Morgan Considering Bakken Takeaway Expansion

Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota.

Medallion Starts Open Season for Midland Crude System, Joint Tariff Service

Medallion today launched a binding open season to solicit binding, long-term commitments to support a new crude oil gathering system in the Midland Basin and a new joint tariff transportation service by Medallion Midland Gathering (MMG) and Medallion Pipeline.

Pipeline Expansion, Reversal May Offset Pa. Refinery Losses

The Central Atlantic Region is turning to more imports after the catastrophic fire and closure of Philadelphia Energy Solutions' 335,000 pbd refinery, but a longer-term solution may involve the expansion or reversal of major pipeline to bring more product from Ohio.

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.

UGI Buying $1.28B Columbia Midstream Assets from TC Energy

Energy distributor UGI Corp said on Tuesday it would buy some assets of Columbia Midstream Group from pipeline operator TC Energy Corp for about $1.28 billion to expand its midstream business.

Mexico Power Utility Seeking $899 Million in Pipeline Dispute

Mexico's national power company CFE on Tuesday said it is seeking $899 million in a dispute with natural gas pipeline firms, adding that talks with Canada's TC Energy Corp and businessman Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso would start within days.

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy Announce Open Season for Bakken Crude Transport

Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy today announced the start of a binding joint tariff open season to solicit commitments for crude oil transportation service from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, OK.

Canada Eases Oil Production Curtailments for August

Canada is easing its curtailments on crude oil production for August, citing Increased rail capacity and improved pipeline efficiency.

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.

Fuel Shipments from U.S. Gulf, Europe Help Supply East Coast After Fire

A refined products supply gap on the U.S. East Coast created by a massive fire at a Philadelphia refinery last week will be filled by shipments from the Gulf Coast region and Europe, market sources said.

Judge Orders Corps of Engineers to Turn Over Dakota Access Documents

A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.

Ohio Refineries Fear Michigan Line 5 Pipeline Shutdown

Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

Pipeline Leaks Produced Water in North Dakota

About 8,400 gallons of produced water has spilled in Stark County, N.D., because of a pipeline leak, officials said.

Energy Transfer to Expand Dakota Access Capacity

Energy Transfer Partners (ET) plans to nearly double the capacity of Dakota Access Pipeline up to 1.1 MMbpd from a current capacity of more than 500,000 bpd, according to a Wednesday filing with the North Dakota Public Service Commission.

Canadian Government Approves Contentious Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups.

Phillips 66 Plans Crude Export Terminal, New Pipelines Offshore Texas

Phillips 66 confirmed plans for a deepwater crude export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast to transport production from the Permian and Bakken basins to international markets via its recently announced Red Oak and Liberty pipelines.

Enbridge Line 3 Stalled Once Again

Enbridge Energy's plan to replace an aging crude oil pipeline that runs through northern Minnesota hit another obstacle Tuesday when two state agencies said they would hold up approval of the project's permits until problems with its environmental review are resolved.

Canadian Oil Sector Anticipates Nod for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canada's energy sector and politicians across the spectrum were anticipating the government would approve a hotly contested oil pipeline expansion on Tuesday after years of debate and court challenges.

Williams Completes $3.8 Billion Marcellus/Utica Joint Venture

Williams said it has completed of the formation of a $3.8 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board that includes the Ohio Valley Midstream system in the western Marcellus and Utica East Ohio Midstream system in eastern Ohio.

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.

Canadian Government Likely to Approve Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters.

Brazos Midstream Announces New Gathering System With Pipeline

Brazos Midstream today announced it has executed gathering and processing agreements with Shell Exploration & Production to construct a new natural gas gathering system located in the core of the Delaware Basin.

Terminal Expansions Aid Permian Basin Exports

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Colorado: Litmus Test for Oil, Gas Development’s Future

A glimpse at what is ahead for the oil and natural gas industry politically played out in the first quarter of 2019 in Colorado, a state long recognized for its ability to balance energy development, economics and the environment.

New York Regulators Deny Permit for Key Gas Pipeline

State environmental regulators in New York denied a water quality permit for a 24-mile (39-km) underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens designed to meet rising demand for natural gas in New York City and Long Island.

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.

Tallgrass Tackles Project on Further Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

Tallgrass Energy is pursuing a project to support crude oil production in northern Weld County, Colo., near the border between Wyoming and Colorado. The Hereford Project will include 30 miles of 12-inch pipeline, as well as expanded capacity on the Pony Express system.

Tellurian Sets Binding Open Seasons for 2 Proposed Pipelines

Tellurian subsidiaries will begin separate open seasons on two proposed natural pipelines that will connect constrained shale production areas to the growing industrial market in Southwest Louisiana.

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.