North America

Canada’s Imperial Oil: 'It Makes Good Economic Sense' to Move Crude by Rail

Canada's Imperial Oil Ltd on Friday vowed to move more crude-by-rail to take most advantage of exemptions on production curtailments imposed by the Alberta government.

Prospects Advance for Canada's Oil Pipelines, Challenges Still Remain

Prospects for expanding pipelines to move Canadian oil to markets have brightened, but plenty of hurdles remain for the Canadian sector, which has struggled for years with low prices and a glut in storage due to long project delays.

PennEast Seeks to Start Construction in Pennsylvania

PennEast Pipeline Co LLC said on Friday it has asked federal energy regulators for permission to build the Pennsylvania part of its proposed natural gas pipeline first due to difficulty in gaining approvals in New Jersey.

U.S. FERC Sides with PennEast Pipeline NJ Eminent Domain Case

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday supported the view of companies developing the $1 billion PennEast natural gas pipeline that they can use federal eminent domain to gain access to properties owned by New Jersey.

Enterprise Products Expects to Complete Part of Wink-to-Webster Crude Pipeline by Year-End

Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Thursday it will own a 29% undivided joint interest in the Wink-to-Webster crude pipeline system and construction on the segment to Webster, Texas, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Enbridge Defends Long-Term Mainline Contract Plans Amid Criticism

Facing criticism, Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc said on Thursday its plan to sell nearly all capacity on the Mainline oil network was fair and would benefit the western Canadian industry.

MPLX Says Reversed Capline Pipeline to Begin Light Crude Service in Mid-2021

MPLX LP said on Wednesday the reversal of the Capline pipeline was progressing as planned, with the line on track to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022.

CN Rail Expects Crude Shipments to Drive Growth in 2020

Benefiting from congested pipelines, Canadian National Railway said it sees crude shipments as a growth driver in the year. Alberta eased curtailments in October, allowing producers to ship additional oil by rail.

North Dakota Signals No New Conditions on Dakota Access Expansion

North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL On US Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.

U.S. OKs Kinder Morgan Request to Start Texas Lockridge Pipeline Construction

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc’s Dec. 13 request to start construction of its proposed Lockridge natural gas pipeline in the Permian basin in West Texas.

Enbridge-Annova LNG Deal to Expand Valley Crossing Pipeline

Enbridge's Valley Crossing Pipeline will be expanded along with the construction of a nine-mile lateral to supply natural gas for Annova LNG’s Brownsville, Texas, export facility, under an agreement announced Wednesday.

Centurion Pipeline Announces Successful Open Season for Augustus Pipeline

Centurion Pipeline has announced the successful completion of its binding open season for the Augustus Pipeline.

U.S. Shale Oil, Natural Gas Output Growth to Hit Slowest in a Year — EIA

U.S. oil and natural gas output in major shale formations is expected to rise by the smallest in about a year in February to record highs, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday, as producers pull back on new drilling.

South Dakota Board Approves Keystone XL Water Permits

The South Dakota Water Management Board on Tuesday approved five water permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction.

Freeport LNG Starts Commercial Operation of Train 2

Freeport LNG announced it has launched commercial operation of the second liquefaction train at its three-train facility, with initial gas deliveries from BP under a 20-year agreement.

US Development Agency to Finance Mexico Natural Gas Pipeline

In one of the first actions of the new International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. government investment organization is pledging more that $600 million to the Rassini natural gas pipeline to be built across southern Mexico.

US Now Boasts More Crude Export than Import Destinations

As U.S. crude oil export volumes increased to an average of 2.8 MMbpd in the first seven months of 2019, the number of destinations – including countries, territories, autonomous regions, and other administrative regions – that receive U.S. exports has also increased.

TC Energy to Resume Work on Keystone XL Pipeline in February

Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp said on Tuesday it planned to start pre-construction work in February for its Keystone XL oil pipeline, the start of what it expects to be a busy work schedule for the long-delayed project.

NOAA: Jordan Cove LNG Project Would Have Minimal Environmental Impact

Federal authorities have suggested the environmental impact of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal and pipeline in southern Oregon would be minimal, saying the contentious project wouldn’t jeopardize protected species or adversely change their critical habitat.

New Permian Pipelines Boost U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Exports

Three new major pipelines coming out of the Permian Basin have helped crude exports from Corpus Christi, Texas surge in recent weeks, often surpassing hubs such as Houston and Beaumont, Texas.

Work Resumes on Canada's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Over Indigenous Opposition

Construction of the C$6.6-billion ($5-billion) Coastal GasLink pipeline in western Canada resumed this week, after an indigenous group that opposes the project had ordered its workers off their territory.

Tumbleweed Acquires Ladder Creek Helium Plant, System from DCP

Newly established Tumbleweed Midstream announced it has acquired the Ladder Creek Helium Plant and its associated 730-mile gathering system in eastern Colorado from DCP Midstream.

Enbridge May Re-file Application for U.S. Deepwater Oil Terminal

Enbridge Inc will consider re-filing its application for federal permits to build a crude export terminal off Freeport, Texas, if market demand picks up, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Mexico to Keep Importing Natural Gas as U.S. Exporters Face Oversupply

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday it will be a long time before Mexico produces enough natural gas to become self-sufficient and the country will continue to rely on imports until then, a boon for U.S. exporters.

Mexico's President to Request Rerouting of Planned Gas Pipeline

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he will ask for TC Energy Corp to be reroute its planned Tuxpan-Tula pipeline so it does not cut across lands considered sacred by communities in Puebla state.

Revolution, Mariner East to Resume after $30 Million Settlement

Pennsylvania fined Energy Transfer more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction of its Revolution pipeline. The agreement also lifts a statewide construction ban, enabling work to resume on Mariner East.

Williams Completes Gateway Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Williams today said it has placed its Gateway Expansion into full service 11 months ahead of schedule through "expedited project execution and construction," boosting natural gas deliveries to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast by 65,000 MMcf/d in time for the winter heating season.

Gibson Sanctions Million-Barrel Expansion at Hardisty Terminal

Calgary-based Gibson Energy Inc. said it has approved the construction of one million barrels of new tankage at its Hardisty Terminal.

US Crude Output Hits Record in Oct - EIA

U.S. crude oil production in October hit a record 12.66 million barrels per day (bpd), up from a revised 12.48 million bpd in September, the U.S. government said in a monthly report on Tuesday.