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NextEra to acquire South Texas gas lines

Aug 5, 2015

NextEra Energy Partners LP, Juno Beach, Fla., has agreed to acquire natural gas pipelines in South Texas from privately held NET Midstream for $2.1 billion.

ETP launches open season for Delaware Pipeline

Aug 5, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners LP, Dallas, reported that its affiliate, ETP Crude LLC, will launch a binding open season for the Delaware basin crude gathering pipeline with the capacity to accept 120,000 b/d of oil from receipt points in Reeves County, Tex., and Lea County, NM, for transport to Loving County, Tex., and Lea County.

US LNG export prospects are uncertain, Brookings analyst says

Aug 4, 2015

US LNG export projects face an uncertain future despite continued discoveries and production growth, a Brookings Institution analyst said. “More liquefaction capacity may be coming than markets can absorb,” warned Tim Boersma, acting director of Brookings’s Energy Security and Climate Initiative.

Rangeland forms new midstream partnership

Aug 4, 2015

Rangeland Energy, Sugar Land, Tex., has received a $300 million equity commitment from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and formed Rangeland Energy III LLC “to pursue new midstream opportunities in resource plays across North America.”

Minister: GAIL ‘running behind schedule’ on three pipeline projects

Aug 3, 2015

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas says GAIL (India) Ltd. is “running behind schedule” on three pipeline projects.

Woodside lets contract for Browse FLNG project

Aug 3, 2015

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has let a 12-month, $6-million contract to Wood Group Kenny (WGK) to carry out a front-end engineering and design job for the Woodside-led joint venture’s proposed Browse floating LNG (FLNG) project.

Energy panel votes to send broad policy bill to Senate floor

Aug 3, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent the broad energy policy bill developed by Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) and Ranking Minority Member Maria E. Cantwell (D-Wash.) to the full Senate for final debate by 18 to 4 votes on July 30. Eight committee Democrats joined 10 Republicans in supporting it, Murkowski said.

Starting with what's possible

Aug 3, 2015

Before anyone snickers too loudly that the "comprehensive" energy bill the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee planned to mark up on July 28 contained no significant oil and gas provisions, consider this long-held congressional truth: Start with what's possible before attempting the impossible.

Financial sanctions impact Russian oil, equipment export ban's effects limited

Aug 3, 2015

In reaction to Russia's involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, the European Union and the US have launched two-pronged sanctions against the Russian oil sector.

Delays, supply overhang menace North American LNG exports

Aug 3, 2015

Permitting problems and delays affecting North American LNG export projects could combine with an overhang of LNG supply to make it difficult for North American LNG projects that have not yet taken final investment decision (FID) to get to FID over the next several years. 

Performance-based contracting improves project execution

Aug 3, 2015

Greater information-sharing and a new operational framework will help the oil industry mitigate project delays and overall risk. This article looks at how such a framework has worked in other industries and is being adopted by some oilfield service providers, and how it could accelerate a new approach to contracting for material supply and services at the wellsite.

Nelson vows to block Murkowski’s stand-alone crude oil bill

Jul 31, 2015

The US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved Chair Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alas.) bill to end the ban on exporting US-produced oil. But Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) immediately said he would try to block it procedurally because of the measure’s provision expanding the number of coastal states sharing federal offshore oil and gas revenue.

Phillips, ETP, Sunoco JV to build, operate Bayou Bridge oil pipeline

Jul 31, 2015

Phillips 66, Houston; Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP), Dallas; and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, have formed a joint venture to construct the Bayou Bridge pipeline, which will deliver crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, Tex., to Lake Charles, La.

FRA issues final rule to keep unattended trains from rolling away

Jul 31, 2015

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains carrying crude oil, ethanol, or other highly flammable contents from rolling away. The regulation comes more than 2 years after a parked train carrying Bakken crude rolled downhill and derailed in Lac-Megantic, Que., killing 47 people and injuring many more.

BLM seeks comments on proposed Fidelity E&P Utah oil and gas project

Jul 30, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.’s proposed oil and gas project 17 miles northwest of Moab, Utah.

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