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Canadian panel calls for Northern Gateway project’s approval

Dec 20, 2013

A Canadian federal Joint Review Panel recommended that the Canadian federal government approve Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway crude oil export project, subject to 209 required conditions. “We find that the project's potential benefits for Canada and Canadians outweigh the potential burdens and risks,” the panel said in its report on Dec. 19.

KMEP to build Utica-Windsor NGL pipeline

Dec 18, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP subsidiary Kinder Morgan Cochin LLC signed a letter of intent with Nova Chemicals Corp. to develop a 210-mile, 10-in. OD NGL pipeline from multiple Utica shale fractionation sites in Harrison County, Ohio, to KMEP’s Cochin Pipeline near Riga, Mich. Cochin would then ship NGL eastward to Windsor, Ont.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline advances following Shah Deniz II FID

Dec 18, 2013

Shareholders in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline passed a resolution to construct the natural gas pipeline following the announcement Dec. 17 by the Shah Deniz Consortium that it has taken the final investment decision on the Shah Deniz Stage II project. 

Shell completes Phase 2 of Ho-Ho crude pipeline reversal

Dec 18, 2013

Shell has completed Phase 2 of its project to reverse the flow direction of the Houma-to-Houston (Ho-Ho) Pipeline, with crude production from inland oil plays such as the Eagle Ford, Bakken, and other shales now able to flow from Texas to Louisiana on the line.

Pembina advances Phase III Canadian crude pipeline expansion

Dec 17, 2013

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has reached binding commercial agreements to proceed with its $2 billion Phase III Pipeline Expansion. Pembina expects the 540-km expansion to enter service between late 2016 and mid-2017, subject to environmental and regulatory approvals.

KMEP reports successful TGP open season

Dec 17, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP) has completed a successful open season for 500,000 dth/day of incremental, north-to-south natural gas transportation capacity on the TGP system.

Shah Deniz partners make FID on stage 2 development

Dec 17, 2013

Partners in the Shah Deniz consortium made a final investment decision (FID) for the stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan. Additionally, partner Statoil ASA entered into an agreement to divest a 10% share of its 25.5% holdings in Shah Deniz and the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP).

KMEP files Trans Mountain expansion application with NEB

Dec 17, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP has applied to Canada’s National Energy Board for approval of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would transport an additional 590,000 b/d of Western Canadian crude oil between Edmonton, Alta., and Burnaby, BC.

Prospects improve for pipeline natural gas exports by Iran

Dec 16, 2013

A new petroleum minister and an easing of international sanctions raise prospects for new pipeline exports of natural gas by Iran, according to Facts Global Energy (FGE), London.

PAA to expand Permian, Mississipian Lime crude pipeline systems

Dec 11, 2013

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) announced four projects to expand its Permian basin pipeline infrastructure over the next few years. PAA expects the four projects to be completed in stages throughout 2014 and early 2015.

Talisman sells stake in Ocensa Colombia oil pipeline

Dec 10, 2013

Talisman Energy Inc. affiliates sold their roughly 12% equity interest in the 830-km Oleoducto Central SA (Ocensa) crude oil pipeline in Colombia to an investment group led by Advent International for about $595 million.

DOT agencies issue supplemental crude transport-by-rail advisory

Dec 9, 2013

Two US Department of Transportation agencies jointly issued a supplemental safety advisory covering unintended movement of freight trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.

Canadian forecast assumes heavy oil will be transported

Dec 6, 2013

Canadian government analysts identified transportation as a major export uncertainty in the National Energy Board’s latest long-term supply and demand projections, but expect market forces to resolve the question, particularly for heavy oil, one of them told a Washington audience.

EPP begins Appalachia-to-Texas ethane line fill

Dec 6, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) began injecting ethane into the Appalachia-to-Texas Express (ATEX) pipeline in late November and will continue through this month.

Marathon signs as anchor Sandpiper crude line shipper

Nov 26, 2013

Marathon Petroleum Corp. signed with Enbridge Energy Partners LP as an anchor shipper for the Sandpiper Project crude oil pipeline, which will become part of Enbridge's North Dakota System when completed. The companies expect Sandpiper to be operational first-quarter 2016.

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