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More West Texas gathering, processing to come onstream

Dec 9, 2014

EagleClaw Midstream Services LLC, Midland, Tex., has bought natural gas gathering and processing in Reeves County, Tex. The company declined to identify the seller.

Moody's: E&P spending to dip as crude oil prices slide

Dec 8, 2014

Weakening crude oil prices will cut exploration and production spending by independent producers in the US next year and make integrated oil and gas companies wary of upstream projects dependent on a price of $80/bbl, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Keyera to own interest in new deep-cut gas plant

Dec 2, 2014

Keyera Corp., Calgary, will take a 35% stake with Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., Calgary, in a deep-cut natural gas processing plant and related pipelines currently under construction by Bellatrix in the Alder Flats in west-central Alberta.

Pembina to add gas plant to Alberta location

Dec 1, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, will build a shallow-cut gas processing plant and expand existing capacity at Musreau, northwest of Edmonton, by 100 MMcfd. The company estimates the Musreau III plant will cost $105 million (Can.).

Optimization yields gains for Saudi crude processing giant

Dec 1, 2014

Since 2000, Saudi Aramco has implemented an energy-conservation program to enhance efficiency throughout its operations. These efforts have paid off in energy savings valued in terms of cost/boe consumed internally that could otherwise be exported for profit.

Bakken, deepwater Gulf of Mexico to boost Hess's production

Nov 24, 2014

Hess Corp. plans to increase its production growth rate forecast by 6-10%/year during 2013-18, assuming $90-100/bbl Brent, anchored by production in the Bakken shale and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the company said Nov. 10 during an investor presentation in Houston.

ETP to build plants, expand gathering for Eagle Ford, Eaglebine production

Nov 6, 2014

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas, has reached long-term gas gathering and processing agreements with producers in the Eagle Ford in South Texas and Eaglebine in southeast Texas.

Fire hits PDVSA’s Curacao refinery

Nov 6, 2014

Petroleos de Venezuela SA's 335,000-b/d Isla refinery on the island of Curacao continues to operate normally following a Nov. 5 fire that struck one of the plant’s gas processing units.

Lone Star begins construction on third Mont Belvieu frac unit

Nov 6, 2014

Lone Star NGL LLC, a joint venture of Energy Transfer Partners LP (70%) and Regency Energy Partners LP (30%), both of Dallas, has begun construction of a third 100,000-b/d NGL fractionation unit at Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Santos completes first gas processing hub for Gladstone LNG project

Nov 4, 2014

The first of three Santos Ltd.-operated gas processing hubs for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project has been completed in the Surat-Bowen basin fields.

PNR, Reliance seek divestment of Eagle Ford midstream business

Nov 4, 2014

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PNR), Dallas, and Reliance Holding USA Inc. are pursuing the divestment of their Eagle Ford shale (EFS) Midstream business. PNR operates the business with 50.1% interest, and Reliance holds the remaining 49.9%.

Aux Sable to expand Illinois plant’s fractionation capacity

Nov 4, 2014

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP, Calgary, will expand fractionation capacity at its Channahon, Ill., natural gas plant by 24,500 b/d, the company said. It estimated the cost of the expansion at $130 million.

DOE to host gas infrastructure, methane emissions workshop

Nov 3, 2014

The US Department of Energy will hold a natural gas infrastructure and methane emissions workshop Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh as part of a broader examination of gas transmission systems from the wellhead to the end-user that it announced in late July.

Pipelines expand to meet NGL growth

Nov 3, 2014

The first article in this new series on the US midstream industry trends and developments focused on historical production trends for US natural gas and crude oil, the importance of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and the impact on US gas plant NGL production. This series of articles will continue to provide updates on regional trends in US gas plant production and demand in key NGL markets including exports.

Western Gas to acquire Delaware basin midstream operator

Oct 29, 2014

Western Gas Partners LP will acquire Nuevo Midstream LLC for $15 billion in cash, Nuevo Midstream and its private equity backer EnCap Flatrock Midstream have reported.

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