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Senate confirms Dominguez as PHMSA’s administrator

Aug 7, 2015

The US Senate confirmed Marie Therese Dominguez’s appointment as administrator of the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration by unanimous consent on Aug. 5. She had been the US Department of Transportation agency’s deputy administrator since US Pres. Barack Obama nominated her in June.

Alliance Pipeline shuts down mainline system

Aug 7, 2015

Alliance Pipeline LP of Calgary said it shut down its 1.6 bcfd mainline system in Western Canada late Aug. 6 because of a release of hydrogen sulfide into the system stemming from what Alliance called “complications experienced by an upstream operator.”

BLM seeks comments on proposed gas line route change in Colorado

Aug 6, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking comments on a SourceGas LLC subsidiary’s proposal to upgrade and potentially reroute a natural gas pipeline that currently transects the Eagle Ranch subdivision in Eagle County, Colo.

TurkmenGaz to lead TAPI pipeline venture

Aug 6, 2015

State-owned TurkmenGaz of Turkmenistan will lead the consortium of national governments planning to build, own, and operate the 1,800-km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.

Gazprom, BASF to cooperate on Nord Stream II project

Aug 6, 2015

Russia’s OAO Gazprom and Germany’s BASF SE have signed a memorandum of intent stipulating cooperation on construction of the Nord Stream II gas pipeline.

FERC seeks comments on Atlantic Coast Pipeline route alternatives

Aug 6, 2015

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking comments from landowners who potentially might be affected by newly identified routes for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline about possible environmental impacts. It also sent the Aug. 5 notice to federal, state, and local government agencies; Indian tribes; environmental and other public interest groups; and other stakeholders.

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.

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