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Federal agencies criticize cross-border permit reform bill

Nov 11, 2013

Three federal agencies expressed concern that a US House bill aimed at standardizing the process for energy projects to get cross-border permits actually could preclude environmental and other significant reviews.

Tesoro Logistics to restart North Dakota crude pipeline

Nov 11, 2013

Tesoro Logistics LP will restart its High Plains crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that has been shut down since Sept. 29 when a rupture and leak were discovered, the San Antonio pipeline master limited partnership announced.

Averting a bottleneck

Nov 11, 2013

A US ban on the export of crude oil is obsolete and should be easy to rescind. It won't be. But tough politics shouldn't discourage the oil and gas industry from pressing the issue.

Ineos opens ethylene terminal near Antwerp

Nov 8, 2013

Ineos confirmed the opening of its 1-million-tonne/year, deep-sea ethylene terminal at the Zwigndrecht plant near the Antwerp harbor in Belgium.

Pennsylvania ethane line open season starts

Nov 8, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Liberty Ethane Pipeline LLC are holding a binding open season for the Liberty Ethane Pipeline, part of a comprehensive ethane system in the Northeast US.

MOU advances Cyprus LNG export prospects

Nov 8, 2013

The Republic of Cyprus and Total E&P Cyprus BV have signed a memorandum of understanding furthering prospects for LNG exports from the island.

Crosstex completes Phase 1 Cajun-Sibon NGL expansion

Nov 7, 2013

Crosstex Energy LP and Crosstex Energy Inc. have completed construction of Phase I of the Cajun-Sibon NGL expansion project, connecting Crosstex’s Eunice fractionator in South Louisiana to Mt. Belvieu supply pipelines in East Texas.

Calumet lets contract for Eagle Ford crude line construction

Nov 6, 2013

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s wholly owned subsidiary Calumet San Antonio Refining LLC has signed TexStar Midstream Logistics LP to build, own, and operate a 30,000 b/d crude oil pipeline system that will supply at least 10,000 b/d of Eagle Ford shale crude oil to Calumet's San Antonio, Tex., refinery.

Chevron doubtful about fourth train for Gorgon LNG project

Nov 5, 2013

Citing cost blowouts and changes within the Australian government, Chevron Corp. Chief Financial Officer Patricia E. Yarrington has casts doubts on the fourth train expansion of the Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia.

NiSource launches open season for Marcellus-Alberta diluent pipeline

Nov 4, 2013

Unity Pipeline Co. LLC—a joint venture of Harvest Pipeline Co., Somerset Gas Transmission Co. LLC, and Crossroads Pipeline Co.—part of NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group, has begun a two-phase open season for a proposed 380-mile diluent pipeline supplying Marcellus and Utica shale light condensate and natural gasoline to Western Canada.

Study: Uncertainty rules smaller nations' rush to gas

Nov 4, 2013

Smaller nations' plans to invest in natural gas should proceed with caution, according to interim results of a study by MIT Energy Initiative in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute.

Contracts awarded for Russian Far East LNG project

Nov 4, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil Corp. have awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG to undertake the initial phase of the front-end engineering design (FEED) for a proposed Russian Far East LNG project.

Transient analysis helps IM for crater-type corrosion defects

Nov 4, 2013

Introducing transient analysis to pipeline integrity management (IM) is strongly recommended when crater-type corrosion defects are present and when threshold criteria are more rigorous than usual.

Systematic approach streamlines natgas pipeline pressure increase

Nov 4, 2013

A sequence consisting of internal inspection, elimination of major defects, and subsequent pressure testing is the most efficient way to ensure the integrity and increase the operating pressure of aging high–pressure natural gas transmission pipelines.

TGP upgrade boosts Marcellus gas transport

Nov 1, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, on Nov. 1 placed in service the fully subscribed Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP), boosting capacity on its 300 Line system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 636 MMcfd of natural gas and providing additional takeaway capacity from the Marcellus shale area.

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