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HSC remains closed, fuel cleanup continues after barge collision

Mar 24, 2014

The Houston Ship Channel (HSC) remained closed to unauthorized vessels Mar. 24 as the result of a temporary emergency safety zone being established and enforced following the Mar. 22 collision between the M/V Summer Wind bulk carrier and the Kirby Barge 27706 in the channel near Texas City, Tex., resulting in the release of about 160,000 gal of bunker fuel oil being transported by the barge, according to statements from the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). The barge had the capacity to transport 924,000 gal of the fuel.

ETP unit gets FERC approval for gas exports to Mexico

Mar 21, 2014

Energy Transfer Partners LP unit Houston Pipe Line Co. LP (HLPC) has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 23-mile, 24-in. OD extension of its Edinburgh lateral to export 140 MMcfd of natural gas to northern Mexico starting in this year’s fourth quarter. The extension will extend under the Rio Grande River between Hidalgo County, Tex., and Reynosa, Mexico, supplying industrial users and power plants.

Millennium Pipeline appoints president

Mar 20, 2014

Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC has selected Joseph Shields as its president. He succeeds Rocco D’Alessandro, who held the position beginning in May 2012.

Shah Deniz II, South Caucasus Pipeline contracts awarded

Mar 20, 2014

The Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia awarded project management and construction contracts for the development of Shah Deniz Stage 2 and the South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX).

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude prices rise on Seaway pipeline expansion news

Mar 19, 2014

Crude oil futures prices rose on the New York market Mar. 18 after Enterprise Products Partners LP told analysts and investors that an expanded Seaway pipeline was likely to be in service by early June, which is earlier than previously expected.

INGAA Foundation forecasts oil, gas infrastructure outlays to 2035

Mar 18, 2014

An estimated $640.9 billion, or an average $29.1 billion/year, will need to be spent on US and Canadian midstream crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids infrastructure from 2014 through 2035, the INGAA Foundation forecasts in a recent study.

Hiland looks to expand Bakken crude pipeline

Mar 18, 2014

Hiland Crude LLC has launched an open season to solicit shipper interest for crude oil transportation on an expanded version of its Double H Pipeline, currently under construction in the Bakken shale. An initial open season in 2012 filled its 50,000 b/d base capacity.

Cameron LNG awards export-plant contracts

Mar 17, 2014

Cameron LNG LLC has awarded CB&I and Chiyoda International Corp. a $6 billion engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a 13.5 million tonne/year export plant in Hackberry, La., Cameron Parish.

IOC to buy stake in proposed PNW LNG terminal

Mar 17, 2014

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOC) has signed an agreement with Progress Energy Canada Ltd., Calgary; Pacific Northwest LNG Ltd. (PNW LNG), Vancouver, BC; and Malaysia's Petronas in which affiliates of IOC will purchase 10% interest in the proposed PNW LNG export facility on Canada's west coast and Progress Energy's LNG-destined gas reserves in northeast British Columbia.

Moody's: Ukraine line shutdown could cost Europe 56 bcm of gas

Mar 17, 2014

In the event of a complete stoppage in Russian natural gas transit via Ukraine, Europe will experience a gas deficit of as much as 56 billion cu m (bcm) during 2014, said Moody's Investors Service in a recent Global Credit Research report.

Wintershall to sell share of Verbundnetz Gas to EWE

Mar 17, 2014

Wintershall plans to divest its 15.79% share in Verbundnetz Gas AG in eastern Germany to EWE AG. Terms were not disclosed.

Witnesses disagree on Keystone XL’s potential US security impacts

Mar 15, 2014

Witnesses at a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing sharply disagreed on whether the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline would help or hinder US security.

FERC issues draft EIS on Freeport LNG’s Phase II projects

Mar 14, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on Freeport LNG’s Phase II modification and liquefaction projects.

FERC to issue EA for Cove Point LNG export project in May

Mar 14, 2014

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has notified Dominion, Richmond, Va., that it will issue its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project on May 15.

PNG LNG consortium completes onshore gas pipeline

Mar 14, 2014

The ExxonMobil Corp.-led Papua New Guinea LNG (PNG LNG) consortium has completed the 292-km onshore section of the project’s gas pipeline from the Hides conditioning plant 2,100 m above sea level in the Southern Highlands to the coast via the Kutubu development.

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