North America

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.

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Pipeline Route

A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route in the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.

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).

Bakken Oil Flows Hit 6-Month High as Rail to East Coast Drops

Crude pipeline flows from North Dakota's Bakken shale field have climbed to the highest in six months after the June closure of the largest U.S. East Coast refinery cut crude-by-rail volumes, according to traders and market intelligence firm Genscape.

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.

Canada's Alberta Extends Oil Curtailments Through 2020 Due to Slow Pipeline Progress

The government of Canada’s main oil-producing province, Alberta, said on Tuesday it was extending mandatory curtailments on crude production by an extra year through 2020, because of uncertainty about when expanded pipelines may come online.

Pembina to Acquire Kinder Morgan Canada, Cochin for $3.3 Billion

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline has agreed to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada and the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline system in a $3.3 billion deal that expands its Canadian storage capacity in a period of high demand.

Natural Gas Deliveries to U.S. LNG Export Facilities Set Records

Natural gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export facilities set a monthly record in July 2019, averaging 6 Bcfd, or 7% of the nation's total dry natural gas production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

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.

Line 3 protesters Rally Outside Enbridge Minnesota Office

Dozens of people rallied outside the Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy Monday to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement.

MEG Energy Opposes Proposed Enbridge Pipeline Changes

Oil sands producer MEG Energy has written to Canada's energy regulator to oppose pipeline company Enbridge Inc's plan to introduce long-term fixed volume contracts on its Mainline system.

Freeport LNG to Load First Cargo From Texas Plant

Freeport LNG, which recently received federal approval for construction of a fourth liquefaction train at its Quintana Island plant, appears on schedule to load its first LNG shipment to Asia from Train 1 in the third quarter.

Bid for Inter Pipeline Highlights Strength of Canada's Midstream Sector

A recent unsolicited bid for Inter Pipeline Ltd has highlighted the potential of Canada’s midstream companies to offer insulation from volatile oil prices.

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.

Enbridge Needs U.S. Approval to Restart Pipeline after Kentucky Blast

Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc said it is working to meet the terms of an order from federal regulators so it can restart the part of its Texas Eastern pipeline in Kentucky that was damaged in a blast on Aug. 1 that killed one person.

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 NAFTA  Agreement: Pathway for Oil, Gas

A member of the energy intelligentsia in June, after the U.S.-Mexico dispute over immigration was calmed, noted President Donald Trump who was in Texas over that period delivered the message that he favors expanding infrastructure to bolster energy trade with Mexico.

Mexico Looks to Expand Pipelines, Develop Own Reserves

Mexico’s rapid growth of demand for electricity over the last decade happily coincided with burgeoning supplies of cheap shale gas in nearby Texas. This Mexican demand and Texan abundance drove a boom in cross-border pipeline construction which continues to this day.

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.

UGI Completes $1.28B Columbia Midstream Acquisition

Energy distributor UGI Corporation said its Energy Services subsidiary has completed an acquisition of equity interests of Columbia Midstream Group from TC Energy for $1.275 billion.

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.

Williams Seeks FERC Approval for Marcellus & Utica Takeaway Expansion

Williams has announced that its Transco interstate pipeline has filed an application with FERC seeking authorization for its Leidy South project, which is proposed to carry natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica plays to the East Coast.

Canadian Federal Approval not Needed for Gas Pipeline

TC Energy Corp's proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline to supply the LNG Canada project in northern British Columbia is not subject to federal regulation, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) said on Friday.

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.

Dakota Access Protester Sues Officers for 'Excessive Violence'

A man who was injured during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in January 2017 has filed a lawsuit accusing North Dakota law enforcement of using "excessive violence."

IEnova Denies CFE Claim it Sought Arbitration for Pipeline Project

Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova said on Friday that state-owned utility CFE has initiated international arbitration in relation to the company’s Guaymas-El Oro gas pipeline project.