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API official calls for end to nearly 6-year Keystone XL permit delay

Sep 16, 2014

Three days before the sixth anniversary of TransCanada Corp.’s original filing for presidential approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application, an American Petroleum Institute official said the Obama administration is catering to a small minority at the expense of the US national interest and the wishes of the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

Uneven effects seen from new Appalachian pipelines

Sep 15, 2014

Producers in the Appalachian basin will benefit unevenly from markets opening for natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a Canaccord Genuity analyst.

Odisha to become eastern India’s energy gateway, ministry says

Sep 12, 2014

India’s state of Odisha will implement oil and gas projects within the next 5 years that amount to about 1 trillion rupees ($16.4 billion) in investments, positioning the state to become the energy gateway for eastern India, according to the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Pembina adds more pipelines to Phase III system expansion

Sep 11, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. plans to enlarge its previously announced Phase III pipeline expansions by building a new 16-in. OD pipeline from Fox Creek, Alta., to Namao, Alta., and a new 12-in. OD pipeline from Wapiti, Alta., to Kakwa, Alta. The 16-in, pipeline will run 270 km in the same right-of-way as the previously proposed 24-in. OD pipeline from Fox Creek to Namao.

Freeport LNG supply header, compression trains advance

Sep 11, 2014

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has reached 20-year firm precedent agreements with foundation shippers to transport about 1.4 bcfd of natural gas on its Coastal Bend Header for the first two trains of Freeport LNG Development LP’s planned liquefaction plant, near Freeport, Tex.

California lawmakers pass in-state gas system methane emissions bill

Sep 8, 2014

The California Senate passed a bill aimed at curbing methane emissions from intrastate natural gas pipelines and local distribution systems. SB 1371, which was approved by 23 to 11 votes on Aug. 27, passed the state's Assembly a day earlier by 57 to 20 vote

Williams holding open season on Western Marcellus Transco expansion

Sep 5, 2014

Williams is holding an open season for its Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation to growing markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US by late 2018.

Pembina files to build Fox Creek-to-Namao Junction Phase III segment

Sep 5, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for the Fox Creek, Alta., to Namao Junction, Alta., segment of its previously announced Phase III crude oil pipeline expansion. The project involves construction of a 24-in. OD, 270-km pipeline from Pembina’s pump station at Fox Creek to its Namao Junction site.

KMEP launches binding open season for Utopia pipeline

Sep 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the Utica-to-Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project that would transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale area. KMEP expects the pipeline to be in service by early 2018.

Boardwalk buys Louisiana ethylene pipeline from Chevron

Sep 4, 2014

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has agreed to buy Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline LLC—including the 176-mile Evangeline ethylene pipeline—from Chevron Pipe Line Co.

EQT, NextEra to build Marcellus-Utica gas pipeline

Sep 3, 2014

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., have formed a joint venture, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, to build and own the 330-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline. The joint venture also launched a binding open season for shipment on the 2-bcfd system.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 2, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 550-mile natural gas pipeline would move Marcellus and Utica shale gas from Harrison County, W.Va., southeast through Virginia, with an extension to Chesapeake, Va., and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County.

Pembina signs $650 million deal to buy Vantage line, associated assets

Sep 2, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp., Calgary, has agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.’s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant (SEEP) for $650 million from certain entities affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC. The transaction, effective Aug. 1, is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Crude oil pipeline growth, revenues surge; construction costs mount

Sep 1, 2014

US pipeline operators continued to expand their systems rapidly in 2013. Investment in oil pipeline carrier property surged last year, rising roughly $14 billion to more than double the values seen only 7 years before.

Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

Sep 1, 2014

Surging US production has led to strong demand for the construction of crude oil pipelines. The industry and its government regulators are working hard to make certain the systems are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained.

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