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Christie calls for N. American energy system improvements

Sep 5, 2014

Mexico, Canada, and the US will need to significantly increase investments in energy systems if they expect to achieve the full benefits of a North American energy renaissance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said during a multiday visit to Mexico.

Williams holding open season on Western Marcellus Transco expansion

Sep 5, 2014

Williams is holding an open season for its Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation to growing markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US by late 2018.

Pembina files to build Fox Creek-to-Namao Junction Phase III segment

Sep 5, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the Fox Creek, Alta., to Namao Junction, Alta., segment of its previously announced Phase III crude oil pipeline expansion. The project involves construction of a 24-in. OD, 270-km pipeline from Pembina’s pump station at Fox Creek to its Namao Junction site.

KMEP launches binding open season for Utopia pipeline

Sep 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the Utica-to-Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project that would transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale area. KMEP expects the pipeline to be in service by early 2018.

Boardwalk buys Louisiana ethylene pipeline from Chevron

Sep 4, 2014

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has agreed to buy Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline LLC—including the 176-mile Evangeline ethylene pipeline—from Chevron Pipe Line Co.

EQT, NextEra to build Marcellus-Utica gas pipeline

Sep 3, 2014

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., have formed a joint venture, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, to build and own the 330-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline. The joint venture also launched a binding open season for shipment on the 2-bcfd system.

Buckeye to buy Corpus Christi terminal interest in $860 million deal

Sep 2, 2014

Buckeye Partners LP has agreed to acquire 80% interest in a company that it will jointly own with Trafigura AG for $860 million. The transaction is expected to close later this month.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 2, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 550-mile natural gas pipeline would move Marcellus and Utica shale gas from Harrison County, W.Va., southeast through Virginia, with an extension to Chesapeake, Va., and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County.

Pembina signs $650 million deal to buy Vantage line, associated assets

Sep 2, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, has agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.’s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant (SEEP) for $650 million from certain entities affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC. The transaction, effective Aug. 1, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

BOEM answers assertions

Sep 1, 2014

A federal government agency's scientists usually don't feel compelled to more fully explain the basis for their decisions.

Crude oil pipeline growth, revenues surge; construction costs mount

Sep 1, 2014

US pipeline operators continued to expand their systems rapidly in 2013. Investment in oil pipeline carrier property surged last year, rising roughly $14 billion to more than double the values seen only 7 years before.

Supply complacency

Sep 1, 2014

Complacency comes easily in the US when the price of crude oil sags while hostilities jar the Middle East, while Russia tests Western resolve over Ukraine, and while China rattles its neighbors with territorial claims.

Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

Sep 1, 2014

Surging US production has led to strong demand for the construction of crude oil pipelines. The industry and its government regulators are working hard to make certain the systems are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained.

Utah's crude transportation options include Uinta Express project

Sep 1, 2014

Utah's crude oil transportation options-which include Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co. LLC's proposed Uinta Express Pipeline-typify the broader US challenge in several ways.

CERI: Market access key to Canadian bitumen output

Sep 1, 2014

Outcomes in two areas of critical uncertainty can mean a difference in Canadian bitumen production in 2030 of 1.7-1.8 million b/d, according to a study published by the Canadian Energy Research Institute.

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