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US crude logistics straining despite transport reconfiguration

Sep 13, 2013

Despite a reconfiguration of crude-oil transportation, growing production from unconventional resources still strains logistics in North America as it reshapes crude pricing and refinery operations, according to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Spectra ups contract volumes on Express Alberta-to-Wyoming crude line

Sep 11, 2013

Spectra Energy Corp and Spectra Energy Partners reached new long-term agreements for shipments on the Express crude oil pipeline between Hardisty, Alta., and Casper, Wyo.

Leaders commission section of Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline

Sep 10, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a commissioning ceremony Sept. 7 in Astana for the first section of Phase II of the Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline.

Asia Gas Pipeline lets contract for Kazakhstan compression

Sep 10, 2013

Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP) has let a contract to Rolls-Royce for the supply of 12 RB211 gas-turbine driven pipeline compressor units for four compressor stations along Kazakhstan’s 1,115-km Line C Gas Pipeline, part of the 1,833-km Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network.

Canada ready to match US GHG reduction goals, Oliver says

Sep 9, 2013

Canada is prepared to coordinate meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets with the US, particularly from conventional and unconventional oil and gas production, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said following a meeting with US Sec. of Energy Ernest J. Moniz.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline begins land easement, acquisition

Sep 9, 2013

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has started its land easement and acquisition activities for the 870-km TAP system through Albania, Greece, and Italy.

Gazprom, CNPC sign terms for pipeline natural gas

Sep 6, 2013

Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. signed an agreement covering major terms and conditions of supplying natural gas from Russia to China via the eastern route, in accordance with terms previously reached.

Senators urge Obama not to delay Keystone XL decision again

Sep 5, 2013

Four US senators asked the Obama administration not to delay a decision on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit because the US Department of State inspector general’s office is investigating the project’s draft supplemental environmental impact statement.

Hess signs PVR to build Utica gas gathering system

Sep 4, 2013

Hess Corp. has agreed to terms with PVR Partners LP for the latter to build, own, and operate a 45-mile natural gas trunkline and associated gathering pipelines and equipment serving Hess’s lean gas production in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio.

KMEP, Valero start up Parkway Pipeline

Sep 3, 2013

Construction has been completed of the 141-mile, 16-in. Parkway Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) and Valero Energy Corp., and the line is now transporting petroleum products from refineries in Norco, La., to an existing petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss., owned by Plantation Pipe Line Co.

Shell Pipeline starts supplemental Houston-Houma crude line open season

Aug 30, 2013

Shell Pipeline Co. LP has started a limited supplemental binding open season for additional firm capacity commitments on Phase 4 of the Houma-to-Houston crude oil pipeline system reversal project, offering only contract transportation rates for the route from Nederland, Tex., to St. James-Clovelly, La.

NuStar extends South Texas Crude Oil pipeline open season

Aug 29, 2013

NuStar Energy LP’s affiliate, NuStar Logistics LP, will extend its South Texas Crude Oil pipeline open season to Sept. 30 from Aug. 30.

Genscape: TransCanada’s Gulf Coast Pipeline ‘slightly behind schedule’

Aug 28, 2013

Construction of TransCanada Corp.’s 36-in. OD, 485-mile, Keystone Gulf Coast Pipeline (KGCP) is slightly behind schedule, according to Genscape Inc.’s most recent aerial surveillance of the project Aug. 18.

El Paso moves ahead with Elba Express north-south gas line expansion

Aug 16, 2013

The Elba Express Co. LLC (EEC) and Southern Natural Gas Co. LLC (SNG), both units of Kinder Morgan’s El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, completed successful open seasons for almost 600 MMcfd of incremental, long-term gas transportation supplying the southeast US and the Elba Liquefaction export project.

Plains discontinues Alberta NGL pipeline JV with Keyera

Aug 15, 2013

Plains All American Pipeline LP’s wholly owned subsidiary Plains Midstream Canada ULC (PMC) has discontinued its joint pursuit with Keyera Corp. of the construction and operation of the proposed Western Reach NGL pipeline system.

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