North America

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.

New Cogent Pipeline to Connect Processing Complex to GCX

Cogent Midstream said it plans to build a new 400 MMcf/d pipeline to deliver residue gas from its Big Lake Natural Gas Processing Complex in the Midland Basin to the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline (GCX).

Rangeland Plans Crude Gathering Project in Alberta

Rangeland Midstream Canada plans to design, construct and operate new crude oil and condensate pipelines in the Marten Hills region of north central Alberta.

South Dakota Governor Defends Pipeline Protest Legislation

South Dakota’s governor and attorney general are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging a new law that aims to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline if it’s built.

$1.6 Billion Liberty Pipeline Construction to Proceed Under Phillips 66, Bridger JV

Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline announced that they are proceeding with construction of the $1.6 billion Liberty Pipeline from the Rockies and Bakken production areas to Cushing, Okla.

Phillips 66, Plains Sanction $2.5 Billion Red Oak Pipeline System

Plains All American Pipeline and Phillips 66 announced they will proceed with construction of the Red Oak Pipeline system in a new joint venture to transport crude oil from the Permian Basin and Cushing, Okla., to Houston and multiple locations along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Canadian Oil Pipeline Congestion Sets up Lucrative Storage Play

As Canadian oil production has outpaced pipeline takeaway capacity, demand for storage in the oil sands province of Alberta has increased.

Meritage Launches Open Season for New Movement on Thunder Creek NGL System

Meritage Midstream announced a binding open season to secure volume dedications for the proposed construction and development on its existing Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline system to transport NGLs from two processing plants in Campbell and Converse counties, Wyoming, to an interconnection point with ONEOK's Bakken Pipeline in Converse County.

Enbridge Seeks Michigan Court Ruling on Line 5 Pipeline Deal

Enbridge said will go to court after failing to strike a deal with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on building an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects Lakes Huron and Michigan.

Canadian Senate Passes Major Project Assessment Bill with Heavy Amendments

The Canadian Senate has approved legislation aimed at changing the way major projects such as oil pipelines are assessed, with more than 180 amendments that were welcomed by the government of Canada's main crude-producing province Alberta.

Final Investment Decision Reached for Whistler Pipeline

MPLX LP, WhiteWater Midstream backed by First Infrastructure Capital, and a joint venture between Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and West Texas Gas, Inc. have reached a final investment decision to move forward with the design and construction of the Whistler Pipeline after having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers.

U.S. Regulators Partially OK Cactus II Rate Structure

U.S. energy regulators partially approved the rate structure and terms of service for Plains All American Pipeline LP’s Cactus II crude and condensate line from the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi, Texas, area.

Natural Gas Flaring in Permian Hits Record High in Q1

Natural gas flaring and venting in the top U.S. oil field reached an all-time high in the first quarter of the year due to the lack of pipelines, at a time of increased focus on environmental concerns about methane emissions.

Minnesota Court Rejects Environmental Assessment for Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline

A Minnesota court ruled on Monday that Enbridge Inc.'s environmental impact statement for replacement of its Line 3 oil pipeline is inadequate, raising the possibility of further delays.

NW Natural Completes North Mist Expansion Project

NW Natural has completed its North Mist Expansion Project and begun providing no-notice storage to Portland General Electric’s Port Westward plants to balance renewable power on the grid.

McDermott Announces First Cargo from Cameron LNG Train 1

McDermott International announced that the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been shipped from the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, La., marking a key step and precursor to completion of Train 1. The latest development follows the announcement of first liquid from Cameron LNG Train 1 on May 14.

Water Solutions Company Paying Big for West Texas Ranch

A water solutions company out of Forth Worth, TX is ready to spend $450 million for water underneath a West Texas ranch.