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MPLX, MarkWest to merge in $15.8 billion deal

Jul 13, 2015

MPLX LP, a Findlay, Ohio-based master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Marathon Petroleum Corp. in 2012, and Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners LP have agreed to a unit-for-unit merger deal in which MarkWest will become a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX. The deal, valued at $15.8 billion in stock and cash excluding debt, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

EPP completes acquisition of EFS Midstream

Jul 13, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) said it has completed the purchase of EFS Midstream LLC from Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and Reliance Holding USA Inc.

Total unveils development sites for renamed Papua LNG project

Jul 13, 2015

Total SA and its joint venture partners Oil Search Ltd. and InterOil Corp. have announced key infrastructure sites for development of the proposed Elk-Antelope LNG project in Papua New Guinea, now dubbed the Papua LNG project (PLNG).

Western Australia, Browse JV agree on gas supply plan

Jul 13, 2015

The Western Australian government and the Woodside Petroleum Ltd.-led Browse joint venture have finally come to an agreement over the supply of gas from the Browse gas fields for the domestic market.

PHMSA proposes pipeline accident notification regulations

Jul 13, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed new federal oil and gas pipeline accident and notification regulations.

API to issue recommended practice to address pipeline safety

Jul 13, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute expects to issue a new recommended practice in another few weeks that addresses pipeline safety issues, but the trade association is equally working on challenges involving rail and maritime transportation, said Robin Rorick, API midstream and industry operations director.

Topside modules installed on Clair Ridge platform west of Shetland

Jul 13, 2015

BP PLC reported the installation of quarters and utilities (QU) topside modules on the new platform on Clair field, 75 km west of the Shetland Islands in 140 m of water.

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Jul 13, 2015

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House panel’s crude export ban hearing weighs urgency against caution

Jul 10, 2015

A US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on legislation to repeal the ban on exporting US-produced crude oil quickly broke along party lines. Energy and Power Subcommittee Republicans argued the recent crude price decline could jeopardize future production growth if the ban stays in place. Democrats responded that removing it could have far-reaching consequences which should be considered first.

Twelve workers killed in Nigeria pipeline explosion

Jul 10, 2015

Eni SPA reported that an explosion occurred July 9 at the repair site for the Tebidaba-Clough Creek oil pipeline in Nigeria’s onshore Niger Delta.

Transco seeks FERC approval for New York Bay Expansion project

Jul 9, 2015

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco), a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners LP, has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its New York Bay Expansion project, which will deliver additional natural gas to New York City in time for the 2017-18 heating season.

House Oversight panel subpoenas Kerry for Keystone XL documents

Jul 9, 2015

The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to US Sec. of State John F. Kerry for reports, recommendations, letters, and comments that the State Department received from federal agencies regarding the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit application.

Ending crude export ban would help rural US areas, House panel told

Jul 9, 2015

Rural US communities generally have benefited from the nation’s crude oil production renaissance, and potentially could be helped more if restrictions on exports of crude were eliminated, witnesses told a US House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 8.

AER orders Apache Canada to address integrity of pipeline system

Jul 8, 2015

Alberta Energy Regulator has directed Apache Canada Ltd. to address the integrity of its pipeline management system because of “failure to follow provincial legislation and AER requirements.”

API releases pipeline safety recommended practice

Jul 8, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute released a pipeline safety recommended practice that it developed with engagement from the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and other key stakeholders.

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