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Kinder Morgan to expand KMCC line in Eagle Ford

Oct 9, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) reported signing an agreement with a large Eagle Ford shale producer to extend the Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate (KMCC) pipeline farther into the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas.

Longhorn Pipeline to get new origin point, expand in capacity

Oct 8, 2013

Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it will build a new origin at Barnhart, Tex., to accept crude oil shipments on its Longhorn Pipeline.

Nord Stream dry air purge improves nitrogen-slug use

Oct 7, 2013

Purging of precommissioning dry air from the Nord Stream offshore natural gas pipeline demonstrated the reliability of a simple nitrogen-slug shortening calculation model in estimating seal volume requirements and the validity of inert slug purging in large-diameter, long transmission pipelines.

Gustafson: Russian gas export policy’s shift to LNG matters

Oct 2, 2013

Russia is changing its natural gas export emphasis from dry gas through westbound steel pipelines to liquefied natural gas aboard tankers bound for East Asian markets, and South Korea, long-time Russian energy expert Thane Gustafson said.

PHMSA awards $46 million in pipeline safety grants to states

Oct 1, 2013

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration awarded more than $46 million in pipeline safety grants to 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and 14 states will receive hazardous liquids pipeline safety grants.

Pennant to build Ohio Utica shale NGL pipeline

Sep 30, 2013

Pennant Midstream LLC is building a 12-in. OD, 38-mile NGL pipeline connecting the Hickory Bend cryogenic gas processing plant in New Middletown, Ohio, to M3 Midstream LLC’s Utica East Ohio (UEO) Kensington gathering, processing, and fractionation complex in Columbiana County, Ohio.

MarkWest West Virginia NGL line back in service by mid-October

Sep 30, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners LP continues to work on repairing an NGL pipeline it owns and operates in a remote area of northern Wetzel County, W.Va., and expects to return both it and its 320-MMcfd Mobley I and II gas processing plants to service in mid-October.

Spectra Energy to add up to 7.3-bcfd pipeline capacity by 2017

Sep 26, 2013

Spectra Energy has more than 3.3 bcfd of US natural gas pipeline expansions under way, with another 4 bcfd of capacity in development.

PHMSA awards pipeline safety research grants to universities

Sep 26, 2013

Eight US universities will receive $792,685 for oil and gas pipeline safety research, the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced.

NARUC releases updated compendium of state pipeline safety rules

Sep 23, 2013

US states have implemented nearly 210 new pipeline safety regulations in the last 2 years, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) said in an updated compendium of such requirements.

Plains, EPP to expand Eagle Ford crude pipeline

Sep 19, 2013

Plains All American Pipeline LP and Enterprise Products Partners LP have agreed to expand their 50-50 Eagle Ford joint venture crude oil pipeline.

Keystone XL advocates, foes mark permit request’s fifth anniversary

Sep 19, 2013

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline marked the fifth anniversary of the project’s application for a cross-border permit from the US Department of State with statements, hearings, and protests.

Point Thomson condensate pipeline completion near

Sep 17, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. said it expects work to be completed this winter on a pipeline that will carry condensate from the Point Thomson Unit on Alaska’s North Slope to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS).

Pieces moving into place for Azerbaijan-to-Europe gas pipeline

Sep 16, 2013

Prospects for completing a natural gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe improved significantly in June when the Shah Deniz consortium selected the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) proposal as the project’s final link, experts at a Sept. 13 Jamestown Foundation forum agreed.

PHMSA to propose rail tank car safety improvements

Sep 16, 2013

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is considering steps to improve rail tank car safety requirements and will accept public comments on the proposals for 60 days, it said in an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.

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