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New study finds wide variations in gathering systems’ methane samples

Feb 11, 2015

Samples of methane emissions from 114 natural gas gathering stations and 16 processing plants across 13 states found wide variations in amounts actually released, a recent study revealed. Researchers at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Carnegie Mellon University, and Aerodyne Research took the samples over 20 weeks starting in October 2013.

Williams, DCP start gas flow from Keathley Canyon Connector

Feb 10, 2015

Williams, through its general partner ownership of Williams Partners, and DCP Midstream Partners LP have started operations from their newly extended Discovery natural gas gathering pipeline system.

Senators’ bill aims to curb flaring by expediting permit process

Feb 9, 2015

North Dakota and Wyoming’s US senators introduced legislation that aims to capture methane and reduce flaring by expediting procedures for obtaining permits for natural gas gathering lines on federal and Indian lands.

MOL, Transpetrol complete Hungary-Slovakia crude line expansion

Feb 9, 2015

MOL Group and Transpetrol AS finished reconstruction and capacity expansion of the Friendship I-Adria oil pipeline leg between Szazhalombatta, Hungary (south of Budapest), and Ipolysag, Slovakia, completing a project begun in March 2014.

NCOC lets $1.8-billion pipeline contract for Kashagan field

Feb 6, 2015

North Caspian Operating Co. (NCOC) has let a $1.8-billion engineering and construction contract to ERSAI Caspian Contractor LLC, a subsidiary of Saipem SPA, for two 95-km, 28-in. pipelines to serve the Kashagan field project in the Kazakh section of the Caspian Sea.

AOPL releases 2015 safety performance and strategic planning report

Feb 6, 2015

The Association of Oil Pipe Lines is committed to further improvements despite a 99.99% safe petroleum liquids delivery rate, AOPL Pres. and Chief Executive officer Andrew J. Black said as the organization released the 2015 API-AOPL Annual Liquids Pipeline Safety Performance Report & Strategic Plan on Feb. 5.

PAA to expand Delaware basin crude pipeline systems

Feb 5, 2015

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to build two Delaware basin crude oil pipelines and related gathering systems, to expand its existing Blacktip pump station, and to build a 20-in. OD loop line from Blacktip station to Wink, Tex.

Alberta’s premier seeks more North American energy integration

Feb 5, 2015

Better policy integration and cooperation will be needed for Canada, Mexico, and the US to fully realize the North American energy renaissance’s potential, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said. Unfortunately, trends are leading more toward fragmentation and confrontation, he warned.

Oil, gas infrastructure investments essential, House panel told

Feb 4, 2015

Investments in oil and gas transportation and storage should move ahead because they are essential in continuing the US economic recovery and North American energy renaissance, witnesses told a US House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee.

EPA suggests DOS reconsider Keystone XL climate impact conclusions

Feb 3, 2015

The US Department of State might want to reconsider its conclusions regarding potential climate impacts from the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline because crude oil prices have fallen so dramatically, a US Environmental Protection Agency official suggested.

EnLink agrees to purchase Coronado Midstream for $600 million

Feb 2, 2015

EnLink Midstream has agreed to acquire Coronado Midstream Holdings LLC, which owns natural gas gathering and processing facilities in the Permian basin, for $600 million.

So much for cooperation

Feb 2, 2015

Congressional majority leaders and the Obama administration came into 2015 pledging to at least try to be less combative and more cooperative in running the federal government.

Near-term pipeline plans shrink, longer-term growth returns

Feb 2, 2015

Planned pipeline construction to be completed in 2015 slipped 30% from forecasts for 2014, with expected products, crude, and natural gas project completions all softer even as future planned mileage rose in all three categories and most regions.

Kerry expects to receive other agencies’ Keystone XL reports soon

Feb 2, 2015

US Sec. of State John F. Kerry said he expects to receive other federal agencies and departments’ reports soon on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline so the US Department of State can determine if it is in the national interest.

Russia, Iran outlined joint Caspian position in 2001

Feb 2, 2015

Following are the delineated points of a March 12, 2001, agreement between leaders of Russia and Iran at a meeting on Caspian Sea issues in Moscow

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