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Keyera to own interest in new deep-cut gas plant

Dec 2, 2014

Keyera Corp., Calgary, will take a 35% stake with Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., Calgary, in a deep-cut natural gas processing plant and related pipelines currently under construction by Bellatrix in the Alder Flats in west-central Alberta.

After scuttling South Stream, Russia plans line to Turkey instead

Dec 2, 2014

Russia has decided against the construction of the 930-km South Stream natural gas pipeline across the Black Sea from Russia to Bulgaria, citing delays on the part of the European Union in taking the steps necessary to move forward.

Pipeline leak dampens Atlantic LNG production

Dec 1, 2014

Atlantic LNG (ALNG) reported a 35% reduction in LNG production because of insufficient natural gas supply from Trinidad and Tobago’s National Gas Co. (NGC).

Study improves subsea pipeline preheating

Dec 1, 2014

A higher flow rate at lower temperatures can more effectively preheat subsea crude oil pipelines than currently used techniques. This article found that a 350-cu m/hr flow rate combined with an inlet temperature of 65.2° C.

Gas agreement seen firming China-Russia energy ties

Nov 25, 2014

A Nov. 9 framework agreement for another large gas-supply deal between OAO Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp. remains far from concluded but “reinforces the notion of a growing relationship between energy-hungry China and energy-export-dependent Russia,” according to analysts at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.

Plains All American to expand Cactus pipeline takeaway capacity

Nov 25, 2014

Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of the Cactus pipeline in response to higher regional production forecasts and shipper demand.

Southcross completes acquisition of Eagle Ford pipeline system

Nov 24, 2014

Southcross Energy Partners LP, Dallas, has completed its acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in McMullen County, Tex.

Open season launched for Nederland-to-St. James crude oil pipeline

Nov 24, 2014

Phillips 66, Houston, and Energy Transfer Partners LP, Dallas, launched a binding open season to assess interest in committed service under local tariffs for crude oil pipeline transportation originating at Nederland, Tex., for deliveries to various terminals and refineries nearby Lake Charles and St. James, La.

Navitas to build Eaglebine natural gas gathering pipeline

Nov 20, 2014

Navitas Midstream Partners LLC, The Woodlands, Tex., will build the La Bahia natural gas gathering system, including a 20-in. OD pipeline extending from the northern end of the Eagle Ford shale (Eaglebine) in Brazos County, Tex., to a 120-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant the company is building in Grimes County, Tex. Navitas expects the plant to enter service in mid-2015.

Hiland launches open season for Double H system

Nov 20, 2014

Hiland Crude LLC has launched an open season to solicit shipper commitments to expanded capacity of the company’s Double H crude oil transportation system, a 488-mile pipeline under construction.

Senate debates, then barely rejects, Keystone XL approval bill

Nov 19, 2014

The US Senate finally debated a bill authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Nov. 18 before rejecting the measure by a single vote. Republicans vowed to bring the measure back once they assume majority control in January.

ETP, Regency plan Permian-to-Mont Belvieu NGL pipeline

Nov 18, 2014

Energy Transfer Partners LP and Regency Energy Partners LP, both of Dallas, reported that their joint venture, Lone Star NGL LLC, has received board approval to construct a 533-mile, 24- and 30-in. natural gas liquids pipeline from the Permian basin to Mont Belvieu, Tex.

EPA finalizes methane emissions control rule, proposes another

Nov 18, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued a final regulation aimed at improving the clarity and consistency of oil and gas data submitted to its greenhouse-gas reporting program (GHGRP). It also proposed a rule that would add emissions reporting for sources that the program does not cover currently to its Subpart W.

ANGA president calls for sharper focus on gas transportation issues

Nov 17, 2014

America’s Natural Gas Alliance Pres. Martin J. Durbin called for a stronger focus on transportation as he outlined issues that the US gas industry faces following the 2014 midterm elections and heading into 2015.

Members decry motivation as House passes Cassidy’s Keystone XL bill

Nov 14, 2014

Members from both parties criticized the measure’s motivation as the US House approved US Rep. Bill Cassidy’s (R-La.) bill to expedite federal approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project. The measure passed by 252 to 161 votes as 31 Democrats joined Republicans in support of the action.

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