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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.

FERC approves Transco natural gas pipeline expansion

Nov 22, 2013

Williams Partners LP has received approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $300 million Transco Virginia Southside expansion for service to Dominion’s 1,358-Mw facility in Brunswick County, Va. The gas-fired, electric power-generation plant will replace generating capacity from retiring coal-fired plants, Tulsa-based Williams said.

US natural gas exports into Mexico to continue growth

Nov 19, 2013

Natural gas imports into Mexico from the US—its largest supplier—increased 24% to 1.69 bcfd in 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration cited by Mayer Brown Practices in a legal update on US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting of NET Mexico Pipeline Partners LLC’s cross-border gas export project.

Chevron monitoring Milford, Tex., rupture site

Nov 15, 2013

Chevron Pipeline Co. continues to depressurize the West Texas LPG pipeline that ruptured and ignited Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. CST near Milford, Tex. The fire continues to decrease in size as residual product is flared and burned-off. Chevron continues to monitor a nearby 14-in. OD LPG pipeline and is in the process of removing product from it and depressurizing it.

Phillips 66 unit extends Cross-Channel Connector open season

Nov 15, 2013

Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66, is extending its open season deadline for the Cross-Channel Connector project to Dec. 12. The extension comes at the request of shippers who want more time to evaluate the project.

West Texas LPG Pipeline explodes in Milford, Tex.

Nov 14, 2013

The 10-in. OD West Texas LPG Pipeline operated by Chevron Pipeline Co. in partnership with Atlas Pipeline Partners LP ruptured at 9:40 a.m. local time and sparked a large fire in rural Milford, Tex., about 50 miles south of Dallas. Fire crews were letting the fire burn itself out, with local officials estimating this would take roughly 24 hr.

Redford sees rail problems entering the Keystone XL debate

Nov 13, 2013

Some US officials raised greenhouse gas concerns as increasing amounts of Alberta’s heavy crude oil move by rail while approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit continues to be delayed, Premier Allison Redford said after concluding her fifth Washington visit to lobby for the project.

ExxonMobil gets 90-day extension to file Pegasus repair plan

Nov 13, 2013

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) granted ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. a 90-day extension to submit a plan to repair its 20-in. OD, 848-mile Pegasus crude oil pipeline. Pegasus ruptured Mar. 29 near Mayflower, Ark., about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, releasing an estimated 5,000 bbl.

KMEP, MarkWest launch open season for Utica, Marcellus NGL

Nov 11, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC have started a binding open season to solicit commitments for a proposed Y-grade pipeline project to transport natural gas liquids produced from the Utica and Marcellus shales to Mont Belvieu, Tex.

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