North America

SemGroup to Convert, Expand White Cliffs System

SemGroup Corporation will convert a portion of the White Cliffs Pipeline system to NGL service, along with expanding the system to reach markets in Texas. The project is supported by 10-year agreements with DCP Midstream and its affiliate DCP Southern Hills Pipeline.

Sterling to Expand Centennial System

Sterling Energy Investments to expand the processing capacity and associated natural gas gathering pipeline infrastructure of its Centennial System in the northeastern DJ Basin to 220 MMcf/d to accommodate growing producer demand.

Work Can Resume on Rover's Sherwood Lateral

Rover Pipeline has received authorization from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to restart work on the Sherwood Lateral associated with the $4.2 billion project.

Sendero Places Permian Gas Processing System in Service

Sendero Midstream has commenced operations on a new gas processing system in New Mexico that includes more than 60 miles of pipeline and a processing plant with a capacity of 130 MMcf/d.

Enterprise, ETP Form JV to Restore Old Ocean Service

Enterprise Products Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have formed a 50/50 joint venture to resume service on the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline, which has been idled since 2012.

Illegal Pipeline Taps: Mexico City's New Air Pollution Problem

Geysers caused by Illegal taps drilled into government pipelines to steal fuel increase Mexico City's air pollution.

Pembina to Expand Peace Pipeline

Pembina has announced another expansion of its Peace pipeline system to accommodate incremental volume commitments in support of growth in the Montney and Deep Basin resource plays.

Enbridge Fined for Missing Pipe Inspection Deadlines

The U.S. government has fined Enbridge more than $1.8 million after accusing the Canadian oil transport company of missing deadlines for pipeline inspections following a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan.

Keystone XL Work to Begin in Montana this Fall

TransCanada plans to start preliminary work on its Keystone XL pipeline project in Montana in the fall of 2018 ahead of full construction in 2019, according to a letter from the U.S. State Department to Native American tribes.

Keystone Pipeline Pressure Restrictions Lifted

PHMSA has lifted pressure restrictions on TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline.

Mariner East 1 Restart Approved

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has voted to allow Energy Transfer Partners to restart its Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline.

API Elects New CEO

The American Petroleum Institute has elected Mike Sommers as its next President and CEO. Sommers will succeed Jack Gerard, who is stepping down in August.

Suncor CEO: Pipeline Bottlenecks Won't Constrain Company's Growth

Suncor CEO Steve Williams said the company's current growth plan is not constrained by pipeline bottlenecks, but does not expect to make any further major investments in Canada's oil sands until market access improves.

Magellan Extends Open Season for Refined Products Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners has extended the open season to solicit commitments from shippers for the potential expansion of the western leg of its refined products pipeline system in Texas.

Enterprise Starts Orla 1 Gas Plant, Pipelines

Enterprise Products Partners has commenced commercial operations on the first natural gas processing train at the company’s new Orla cryogenic natural gas processing facility in Reeves County, Texas.

FERC OK's Additional Rover Pipeline Operations

Rover Pipeline receives authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin commercial operations at additional Phase 2 facilities associated with the $4.2 billion project.

Howard Energy Partners Completes Corpus Christi Liquids Terminal

Howard Energy Partners has commenced commercial operations at a new bulk liquid terminal facility in the Port of Corpus Christi.

Supreme Court Rejects Constitution Pipeline Permit Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects Constitution Pipeline Co's bid to challenge New York state's refusal to issue a needed water permit for the Constitution Pipeline, a proposed natural gas pipeline running from Pennsylvania to New York.

FERC Approves New Operations as Rover Nears Completion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized service to commence on one of the final sections of Rover Pipeline as Energy Transfer Partners announced construction of its $4.2 billion project is nearly complete.

Contractors Selected to Build LNG Canada Terminal

LNG Canada selects a JGC Corp and Fluor Corp joint venture to perform final engineering, procurement and construction for the $31.1 billion LNG Canada terminal, with a final investment decision on the build still expected later this year,

Pipelines Help U.S. Electric Generation Gas Emissions Reach Lowest Levels Since 1990

Consumer Energy Alliance releases a new report highlighting improvements in air quality made possible by the shale energy revolution and America's safe and reliable pipeline network.

Demand on Colonial's Main Distillate Line at 6-Month Low

Demand to ship fuel on Colonial Pipeline's Line 2, its main distillate line, has dropped to about a six-month low as rising Gulf Coast exports have kept barrels from being sent through the pipeline to other U.S. regions, traders said.

Phillips 66 to Proceed with Gray Oak Pipeline

Phillips 66 Partners receives sufficient binding commitments on an initial open season to proceed with construction of the Gray Oak Pipeline system, which will provide crude oil transportation from West Texas to destinations in the Corpus Christi and Sweeny/Freeport markets.

Judge: Line 3 Project Should Follow Existing Route

Judge recommends Minnesota regulators approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route.

Minnesota Judge to Rule on Enbridge's Line 3 Project

An administrative law judge will rule today whether to recommend that Minnesota regulators approve Enbridge's proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Crude Oil Exports Roar Back after Gulf Coast Refinery Disruptions

Hurricane Harvey caused disruptions to America's Gulf Coast refinery sector in late August and September 2017, but crude oil exports reached a monthly record of more than 1.7 MMbpd the very next month.

In the News

An overview of recent U.S. oil and gas pipeline news.

Canada Energy Minister: Ottawa Still in Trans Mountain Talks with Kinder Morgan

Canada's federal government is still talking to Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd about financial aid for its Trans Mountain Expansion project, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said.

Trial Begins in 2015 Oil Pipeline Spill

Plains All American Pipeline faces a criminal trial for an oil pipeline spill along the California coast three years ago.

Kinder Morgan: Recent Events Confirm Trans Mountain Expansion May be Untenable

Kinder Morgan says recent events confirm an investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion may be "untenable" and said Ottawa's pledge of financial support does not resolve political risk related to British Columbia's opposition.