North America

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.

Kinder Morgan Moves Closer to Construction of Third Permian Pipeline

Kinder Morgan is in discussions with customers about a third major Permian Basin natural gas pipeline, Permian Pass, which would deliver 2 Bcf/d of natural gas from Waha Hub to the Sabine area of the East Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Kinder Morgan Moves Ahead with Pipeline Connection to Houston

Kinder Morgan Inc will go ahead with a South Texas pipeline connection that would transport crude from Phillips 66's 900,000 bpd Gray Oak pipeline in the Permian Basin to delivery points at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said on Wednesday.

Enterprise Begins Service on Orla 3

Enterprise Products Partners has announced that service recently began on the third train at its Orla cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Reeves County, Texas.

Solaris Launches Expanded N.M. Produced Water Facility

Solaris Water Midstream said it has launched operations at its expanded Lobo Ranch Produced Water Recycling and Blending Center in Eddy County, N.M. and started development of another facility in Lea County, N.M.

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.