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Knight Warrior Eaglebine-Woodbine crude pipeline advances

Jan 27, 2015

Knight Warrior LLC has reached agreements to build its 160-mile, 100,000-b/d pipeline linking the East Texas Eaglebine-Woodbine crude oil play to Houston refining and export markets. Knight Warrior awarded Hatch Mott MacDonald LLC the project’s engineering and design contract, with Contract Land Staff LLC performing land management and Apex Titan environmental services.

ETP, Regency to merge in $18-billion deal

Jan 26, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners have agreed to merge in a unit-for-unit transaction, plus a one-time cash payment to Regency unit holders, valued at $18 billion, including the assumption of net debt and other liabilities of $6.8 billion.

State of the formula

Jan 26, 2015

President Barack Obama addressed more about oil and gas than he seemed to in his State of the Union speech Jan. 20. The president boasted about "booming energy production," falling reliance on foreign oil, and recently low gasoline prices.

SOTU: Obama barely mentions energy, emphasizes climate change

Jan 26, 2015

US President Barack Obama briefly mentioned energy in his 2015 State of the Union address as he outlined economic improvements since the 2008-09 recession.

Senate votes to recommend closing Keystone XL tax loophole

Jan 23, 2015

The US Senate voted to recommend that the House originate legislation that would make heavy crude oil moving through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline subject to the excise tax on other transported crudes that goes into the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

EPP to add 50,000 b/d of capacity to Panola NGL pipeline

Jan 22, 2015

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) will expand its Panola Pipeline Co. LLC NGL pipeline system, having received sufficient shipper interest to do so. The 181-mile system extends from Carthage, Tex., to Mont Belvieu, Tex., where it delivers to multiple destinations, including EPP’s Mt. Belvieu fractionation complex.

US House passes natural gas pipeline permitting reform bill

Jan 22, 2015

The US House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at reforming federal natural gas pipeline permit reviews by establishing stricter deadlines for other agencies to submit information to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Kinder Morgan to acquire Hiland Partners for $3 billion

Jan 22, 2015

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) has agreed to acquire Hiland Partners from founder Harold Hamm and certain Hamm family trusts for $3 billion, including the assumption of debt. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter.

Shiels appointed chief executive officer of American Energy–Midstream

Jan 19, 2015

American Energy Partners LP (AEP), Oklahoma City, has named David C. Shiels as chief executive officer of affiliate American Energy–Midstream LLC (AE-MidCo).

White House orders steps to curb oil and gas methane emissions

Jan 15, 2015

The Obama administration set a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector from 2012 levels by 40–45% by 2025, and a set of actions to put the US on a path to achieve this goal. Trade associations across the industry reiterated earlier statements that regulations would try to solve problems which already are being addressed.

Mexico infrastructure seen as inadequate for future demand

Jan 15, 2015

Mexico needs to expand its midstream and pipeline systems to handle anticipated future demand as the nation reforms its energy policy and opens oil and gas development to foreign investors, Georgina Kessel, Mexico’s former secretary of energy, told a Mayer Brown LLP breakfast in Houston on Jan. 14.

Partners launch joint open season for New England, Atlantic Canada gas

Jan 14, 2015

Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS), TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. (TCPL), and Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP (IGTS) have launched simultaneous joint open seasons for transport of as much as 300,000 dth/day of natural gas from the Wright Hub in Wright, NY, to New England, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, at a combined, fixed transportation rate of $1.37/dth, as early as Nov. 1, 2017.

API forms midstream department to address transportation system issues

Jan 13, 2015

The American Petroleum Institute has formed a midstream department to address issues related to energy systems and the transportation of crude oil and natural gas.

EnLink buys Permian basin crude gathering operation

Jan 13, 2015

A subsidiary of EnLink Midstream Partners LP has agreed to by LPC Crude Oil Marketing LLC, which has crude oil gathering, transportation, and marketing operations in the Permian basin. LPC purchases, transports, and sells about 60,000 b/d. The acquisition adds crude oil first purchasing and logistics to EnLink’s existing Permian natural gas gathering and processing services.

Enbridge to build, operate oil pipeline lateral for Stampede development

Jan 13, 2015

Enbridge Inc., Calgary, reported it will build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect the planned Stampede development, operated by Hess Corp., to an existing third-party pipeline system. The lateral pipeline is expected to cost $130 million and be operational in 2018, Enbridge said.

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