North America

Matador Signs GCX Project Firm Sales Agreement

Matador executed a firm sales agreement for about 115,000 MMBtu with Kinder Morgan beginning on the in-service date of the Gulf Coast Express (GCX) pipeline project.

Rover Pipeline’s Full Mainline B Goes into Full Service

Energy Transfer Partners today that Rover Pipeline received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin service of the Supply Connector B and full Mainline B pipeline segments.

Energy Transfer Seeks More Commitments on Permian Express 3

Energy Transfer Partners said Permian Express Partners LLC will begin soliciting for intrastate service on up to 50,000 bpd of volume commitments on Phase 1 of Permian Express 3.

Trans Mountain Pipeline, Expansion Project to Be Sold for C$4.5 Billion

Kinder Morgan agreed to sell the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the expansion project to the Canada government and help it find a third-party buyer.

Trump Administration Defends Keystone XL Pipeline in Court

Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.

FERC Denies Pipeline’s Request for More Time to Cut Trees

A federal commission denied a request from developers of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue cutting down trees along the project’s route beyond an initial deadline designed to protect birds and bats.

TransCanada Places Section of NGTL Program into Service

TransCanada placed its Northwest Mainline Loop-Boundary Lake pipeline in service, completing the final section of its 2017 Expansion Program on the NOVA Gas Transmission (NGTL) System, a natural gas pipeline system in Western Canada that includes about15,110 miles (24,320 km) of pipeline and associated facilities.

Phase 1 of 650-Mile NGL Pipeline Completed

EPIC Y Grade Pipeline placed Phase 1 of its 650-mile NGL pipeline, which connects DLK Black River Midstream’s processing plant in Eddy County, N.M., and Delaware Basin Midstream’s terminal in Orla County, Texas, in service.

Virginia Regulators OK Key Step for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality announced that it has approved erosion, sediment and storm water control plans for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Permian Cryogenic Gas Plant Completed

Mid-Continent WestTex’s Joyce 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing unit has been completed on schedule, according to contractor KPE. The plant is located in Rankin, Texas, in the Permian Basin.

Garden State Expansion Phase 2 Placed in Service

Williams Partners placed into service the facilities constructed as part of Phase 2 of the Garden State Expansion Project, an expansion of the Transco pipeline system designed to deliver 180,000 dekatherms a day of additional natural gas capacity to New Jersey Natural Gas.

Tellurian Begins Open Season for the Permian Global Pipeline

Tellurian subsidiary Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC (PGAP) is holding a non-binding open season for a proposed 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline connecting the Permian Basin in Texas to Southwest Louisiana.

Liberty Utilities Hires Consultants for Pipeline Project

Liberty Utilities hired two consulting firms to evaluate the Granite Bridge infrastructure project in New Hampshire. Analysis Group will perform the economic evaluation of the proposed project, while VHB take the lead the lead on environmental permitting.

Targa to Expand Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, Delaware Basin Capacity

Targa Resources entered a long-term, fee-based agreements for natural gas gathering and processing services in the Delaware Basin and for downstream transportation, fractionation and other related services.

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Magellan to Expand Texas Refined Products System

Magellan Midstream Partners will expand the western leg of its refined petroleum products pipeline system in Texas to handle incremental shipments of gasoline and diesel fuel to demand centers in Abilene, Midland/Odessa, El Paso and New Mexico.

Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he will veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota.

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Line 3 Construction Bill

Both houses of the Minnesota Legislature have passed legislation enabling Enbridge to proceed with the $2.9 billion Line 3 Replacement project without regulatory approval.

TransCanada Official: Coastal GasLink Pipeline Construction Expected to Start in 2019

Construction on TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline will start in early 2019, pending a positive final investment decision on the LNG Canada project, the head of the project said.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction Can Continue Despite Vacated Permit

Federal regulators rule Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction can continue as scheduled after an appeals court invalidated a key permit for the multistate project.

Canada May Cover Losses for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Canada is prepared to cover any losses Kinder Morgan Canada might suffer if a proposed oil pipeline expansion continues to be delayed by political opposition, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said.

FERC OK's New Atlantic Sunrise Operations

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Partners, to commence operations at modified compressor stations in Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia associated with the $2.1 billion Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project, adding 150,000 Dth/d of incremental capacity and enabling bi-directional flow on Transco's existing system.

Apache, Salt Creek Midstream to Build SCM Alpine Header System

Apache Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream are developing SCM Alpine, a 445,000 bpd NGL header system comprised of two pipeline segments originating at the companies' processing facilities in Reeves County, Texas. that will interconnect to pipelines at the Waha trading hub and provide access to Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi fractionation facilities.

Court Vacates Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permit

A federal appellate court has vacated a key Atlantic Coast pipeline permit because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species, however, no construction delays are expected.

Enbridge: Line 5 Dented Nearly an Inch

Enbridge officials have informed Michigan regulators that the company's Line 5 was dented nearly an inch by a suspected tugboat anchor strike last month.

ETP to Build Oil Pipeline from Permian to Texas Coast

Energy Transfer Partners plans to construct a crude oil pipeline, which will have an initial capacity of up to 600,000 bpd and be expandable to 1 million bpd, from the Permian Basin to the Houston Ship Channel and Nederland, Texas,

EPIC Secures Strategic Partnerships for Crude Oil Pipeline

Apache Corporation and Noble Energy have committed to anchor the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will run side-by-side with the EPIC NGL Pipeline for 730 miles from southeastern New Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas.

Kingfisher Midstream, Ergon Form JV to Build Cimarron Express Pipeline

Kingfisher Midstream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alta Mesa Resources, Blueknight Energy Partners and affiliates of Ergon have executed definitive agreements to form Cimarron Express Pipeline. The venture will include the construction and operation of a new 65-mile crude oil pipeline serving STACK producers in central Oklahoma.

El Paso Natural Gas Files South Mainline Application

El Paso Natural Gas Co. (EPNG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, has submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to construct and operate the $127.9 million South Mainline Expansion Project, which would expand capacity on the company's Line Nos. 1100 and 1103 by 321,000 Dth/d in Hudspeth and El Paso counties in Texas to serve markets in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico.

Pipeline Constraints to Cost Canadian Oil Producers $16 Billion

A shortage of pipeline capacity is driving down the price of Canadian oil and will cost the country’s energy sector C$15.8 billion in lost revenues this year, finds a new study released by the Fraser Institute.