Regions

Bakken Pushes Forward, but Still Needs More Pipelines

Perhaps the biggest news to come from the oil-rich Bakken region during the year was the recent announcement by Dallas, Texas-based Energy Transfer that it wants to double the volume on its Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 MMbpd.

Qatargas Signs Long Term SPA to Supply LNG To Kuwait

Qatargas has announced the signing of a new, long term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of LNG to the State of Kuwait, commencing this year.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Cost Jumps by Two-Thirds to C$12.6 Billion

The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to cost C$12.6 billion ($9.47 billion) to expand, a sharp increase from the previous estimate of C$7.4 billion, the pipeline company’s chief executive said on Friday.

Canadian Police Arrest Six at Coastal GasLink Site

Canadian police arrested six people on Thursday in a remote area of northern British Columbia where indigenous protesters have blocked construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

TechnipFMC Tells Energean Virus may Delay FPSO Project

Gas producer Energean said on Thursday it had been told by TechnipFMC, which is building a vessel it needs to begin Israeli offshore production, that the coronavirus was a force majeure event.

ARB Midstream Announces New Connection to Pipeline System in DJ Basin

DJ South Gathering, LLC, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream, LLC has announced an expansion of its crude oil gathering and transportation system in the prolific DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

China's Biggest LNG Importer Declares Force Majeure as Virus Spreads - Sources

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), the country's biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has suspended contracts with at least three suppliers amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus, two sources said on Thursday.

Oil, Gas Imports into China Tumble in Wake of Virus

Short-term sales of crude oil and liquefied natural gas into China almost ground to a halt this week as the coronavirus slows economic activity and cuts demand and buyers ponder legal action to avoid having to honor purchase agreements, trade sources said.

Plains All American Pipeline Volumes Get Boost from Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline LP said on Tuesday crude volumes on its Permian basin systems rose during the fourth quarter, thanks in part to higher flows on the Cactus II pipeline, which went into service in August.

Russia, Belarus Leaders Meet Amid Oil Supply Tensions

The presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, will meet on Friday, the Kremlin said, as the oil row between the two rolls into a second month, forcing Minsk to look for crude from as far afield as the United States.

Canadian Court Dismisses Challenge to Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the approval by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, clearing some uncertainty from the project.

Petronet LNG, Tellurian to Sign $2.5 Billion U.S. Gas Deal This Month

India's top gas importer Petronet LNG and U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc are preparing to sign a $2.5 billion deal during President Donald Trump's maiden visit to New Delhi later this month, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Enbridge Line 3 Receives Minnesota Regulator Approval

A Minnesota regulator ruled on Monday that a revised environmental impact statement for Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement is adequate, helping to clear a significant hurdle for the long-delayed project .

Egyptian Gas Pipeline Attacked, Imports from Israel Unaffected

Armed men attacked a gas pipeline in the north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula late on Sunday, security sources and witnesses said, but gas imports through North Sinai from Israel were unaffected.

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.

Shell Nigerian Unit Lifts Force Majeure on Bonny Light Crude Exports

Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary SPDC lifted a force majeure on Bonny Light crude oil exports at 0800 GMT on Friday, a spokesman said.

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.

Russia's Transneft Faces up to $1 Billion in ‘Dirty Oil’ Claims: Sources

Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft faces claims of up to $1 billion related to contaminated oil, more than double its own estimates, industry sources said, setting the stage for protracted haggling with oil suppliers.

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.

Kazakhstan Halts Contaminated Oil From Spreading Outside the Country

Kazakhstan has contained the spread of contaminated oil within its borders by reducing exports to China and altering the schedule of supplies to domestic refineries, energy ministry and pipeline operator KazTransOil said on Wednesday.

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.

Air Liquide Pumps Hydrogen to Saudi Aramco in Shift From Oil

Air Liquide Arabia on Tuesday began pumping hydrogen through its $400 million pipeline network in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Yanbu and will supply a Saudi Aramco refinery as the kingdom seeks to shift towards cleaner fuel.

Qatar Rejects India Proposal to Delink LNG Deals from Crude

India wants Qatar to delink the price of its imported gas from that of oil under long-term deals to make supplies cheaper, India's oil minister said, but Qatar isn't interested in renegotiating.

Militants Bomb Underwater Pipelines in Syria

Militants sent divers to plant explosives on underwater crude oil pipelines in an attack on Syria's Banias refinery near the Mediterranean coast, the country's oil ministry said.

Total, Tullow Launch Joint Sale of Stakes in Kenyan Oil Project - Sources

Total and Tullow Oil aim to reduce their stakes in Kenya's first oil development with a joint sale that could see Tullow exit completely amid uncertainty over the project's launch, banking and industry sources said.

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.