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Columbia to build Marcellus-Utica gas pipeline

Aug 12, 2014

Columbia Gas Transmission (CGT), part of NiSource Inc.’s Columbia Pipeline Group, will build a 160-mile natural gas pipeline, Leach XPress, in Ohio and West Virginia, supporting gas supply development in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio.

KMI executes $71-billion consolidation purchase

Aug 11, 2014

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP), Kinder Morgan Management LLC (KMR), and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP reported that KMI will acquire all of the outstanding equity securities of KMEP, KMR and El Paso, creating a single publicly traded security, KMI. The total purchase price of the transaction was $71 billion: $40 billion KMI equity, $4 billion cash, and $27 billion assumed debt.

AMP acquires additional midstream assets in Eagle Ford

Aug 8, 2014

American Midstream Partners LP (AMP) has opted to use, and has received approval of, its right-of-first-offer to acquire the Gonzales County, Tex., full-well-stream gathering system from an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC for total consideration not to exceed $110 million. The deal is expected to close late this year or in early 2015.

United Refining, Enbridge to upgrade Line 10 crude oil pipeline

Aug 8, 2014

United Refining Co. has entered into a maintenance and upgrade agreement with Enbridge regarding Line 10, a 74,000-b/d pipeline owned by Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Enbridge Energy LP transporting crude oil from Canada to URC’s Kiantone Pipeline in West Seneca, NY, serving its 70,000 b/d refinery in Warren, Pa.

Blueknight to build Eaglebine-Woodbine crude oil pipeline

Aug 8, 2014

Blueknight Energy Partners LP (BKEP) will build a 160-mile, 16-in. OD pipeline linking the East Texas Eaglebine-Woodbine crude oil play to Oiltanking Houston’s crude oil and product terminal on the Houston Ship Channel, owned and operated by Oiltanking Partners LP. The Knight Warrior project is backed by long-term shipper commitments, including with a joint venture of Vitol, which also owns 50% of BKEP’s general partner, and SEI Energy LLC.

India, Pakistan negotiating gas trade

Aug 6, 2014

Exports of natural gas from India to Pakistan are under negotiation, according to the Indian minister of state in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

EnLink expanding Permian gas processing, Louisiana NGL transport

Aug 6, 2014

The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC, are expanding in the Permian basin and South Louisiana.

KMEP plans additional expansion to KMCC pipeline

Aug 5, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has entered into a long-term transportation agreement with Republic Midstream Marketing LLC to build an interconnect and other facilities for the Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate (KMCC) pipeline.

KMEP launches open season for Palmetto project

Aug 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the proposed $1-billion, 167,000 b/d Palmetto project that would move gasoline, diesel, and ethanol from Louisiana and Mississippi to South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Relative velocity factor advances internal tee erosion prediction

Aug 4, 2014

Development of a relative velocity factor comparing inlet flow rates of gas pipeline tees can predict the maximum erosion position inside the tee.

IG's office recommends EPA begin regulating LDC methane emissions

Aug 4, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency, which does not regulate methane emissions from natural gas local distribution companies (LDC), should start working with the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to address the problem, EPA's inspector general's office said in a July 25 report.

Post-construction infield lining rehabs subsea pipelines

Aug 4, 2014

Petronas Carigali (PCSB) owns and operates an extensive network of subsea pipelines off Malaysia in the South China Sea.

Transco’s Garden State natural gas expansion fully contracted

Aug 1, 2014

Williams Partners LP’s wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has fully contracted its Garden State Expansion project designed to deliver 180 MMcfd of additional natural gas for local distribution to Hurricane Sandy-affected local gas distribution along the New Jersey coast.

EPP expands HSC ethane export agreements

Jul 31, 2014

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) executed an additional long-term contract to provide ethane storage, transportation, refrigeration, and loading services from its 10,000-bbl/hr loading capacity ethane export terminal under construction at its Morgan’s Point site on the Houston Ship Channel. With the new agreement, EPP said it has long-term commitments for about 85% of the terminal’s capacity.

DOE unveils initiative to curb methane emissions from US gas systems

Jul 31, 2014

The US Department of Energy announced an initiative to reduce methane emissions from natural gas systems nationwide following a series of roundtables with stakeholders. The measures are part of the Obama administration’s larger methane emissions reduction strategy to fight causes of global climate change, DOE said.

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