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Genesis to buy Enterprise offshore pipelines

Jul 16, 2015

Genesis Energy LP has agreed to buy the Gulf of Mexico pipelines and services business of Enterprise Products Partners LP for $1.5 billion cash.

CAPP: Canada needs global LNG markets for gas production growth

Jul 16, 2015

Canada needs to connect to global LNG markets to avoid a decade of decline in natural gas production, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Michigan DEQ report urges ban of heavy oils in Mackinac Straits pipeline

Jul 15, 2015

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Petroleum Pipeline Task Force issued a report that recommended that heavy crude and oil sands be kept out of an Enbridge Inc. pipeline that crosses the Mackinac Straits between Lakes Huron and Michigan.

PHMSA orders Plains All American to keep Illinois pipeline shut down

Jul 15, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order directing Plains All American Pipeline LP to keep a southern Illinois crude oil pipeline and pumping station out of operation following a 100-bbl leak on July 10.

US House panel grills PHMSA’s interim chief over pipeline safety delays

Jul 14, 2015

Members of a US House Energy and Commerce subcommittee asked US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interim Executive Director Stacy Cummings why several significant provisions of a federal pipeline safety law passed in 2011 have yet to be implemented (OGJ Online, Sept. 21, 2011).

BG starts LNG shipment from Queensland Curtis CSG-LNG project’s Train 2

Jul 14, 2015

BG Group PLC has loaded its first cargo of LNG from the second train of the Queensland Curtis coal seam gas-LNG (QCLNG) plant. The LNG was loaded onto the Maran Gas Posidonia LNG carrier.

PHMSA issues state pipeline excavation damage prevention programs rule

Jul 14, 2015

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule to establish the process for evaluating state excavation damage prevention programs and enforcing federal standards in states where such requirements are inadequate or do not exist.

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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