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DOE unveils initiative to curb methane emissions from US gas systems

Jul 31, 2014

The US Department of Energy announced an initiative to reduce methane emissions from natural gas systems nationwide following a series of roundtables with stakeholders. The measures are part of the Obama administration’s larger methane emissions reduction strategy to fight causes of global climate change, DOE said.

Hess looks to form Bakken midstream MLP

Jul 30, 2014

Hess Corp. reported that it will pursue the formation and initial public offering of a midstream master limited partnership (MLP) that would support the company’s production growth in the Bakken shale.

IG’s office recommends EPA begin regulating LDC methane emissions

Jul 28, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency, which does not regulate methane emissions from natural gas local distribution companies (LDC), should start working with the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to address the problem, EPA’s inspector general’s office said in a July 25 report.

Gazprom Neft says deliveries forthcoming from Badra to Iraq’s main line

Jul 25, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft reports that oil production from Badra field will soon be flowing into Iraq’s main pipeline system and then to the Basra export terminal.

Turkey approves environmental assessment for South Stream

Jul 25, 2014

OAO Gazprom reported that Turkey has approved the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the South Stream gas pipeline in the Black Sea.

TransCanada gets Alberta go-ahead to build Northern Courier bitumen, diluent line

Jul 24, 2014

TransCanada Corp. has received the Alberta Energy Regulator’s approval to build and operate the Northern Courier Pipeline Project. The company plans to begin building the pipeline later this quarter to meet a 2017 in-service date.

Tallgrass secures right to acquire Pony Express interest for $600 million

Jul 22, 2014

Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (TEP) has been offered the right to purchase 33.3% interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC by Tallgrass Development LP for $600 million.

Alaska LNG project partners file export application with DOE

Jul 21, 2014

Partners in the Alaska LNG project marked another milestone after reporting the filing of an application with the US Department of Energy for the export of as much as 20 million tonnes/year of LNG for 30 years to countries that have existing free-trade agreements with the US, as well as to non-FTA countries.

India pondering natural gas safety board

Jul 16, 2014

India may create a natural gas safety board in the wake of the June 27 pipeline explosion that killed 19.

BG Group completes sale of CATS pipeline interest

Jul 11, 2014

BG Group has completed the sale of its 62.78% equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea along with associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure Partners, Paris.

BridgeTex pipeline open season commences

Jul 10, 2014

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Occidental Petroleum Corp. have launched a supplemental open season for additional transportation commitments for the 300,000-b/d BridgeTex pipeline connecting Colorado City, Tex. with the Houston Gulf Coast area.

Gazprom’s Centrgaz to construct South Stream segment in Serbia

Jul 9, 2014

OAO Gazprom reported that its Centrgaz unit signed a contract July 8 for South Stream gas pipeline construction in Serbia.

EPP, Enbridge complete Seaway pipeline loop

Jul 3, 2014

Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC, a 50-50 joint venture owned by affiliates of Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc., has mechanically completed the 512-mile loop of the Seaway crude oil pipeline system that reaches from Cushing, Okla., to the Jones Creek storage and terminal facility near Freeport, Tex.

Fatal gas line blast in India investigated

Jul 1, 2014

GAIL (India) Ltd. and the Indian government are investigating a natural gas pipeline explosion that killed 19 persons and injured 19 in the village of Nagaram near a gas collection station in Tatipaka in Andhra Pradesh, India. The cause hasn’t been determined.

Gazprom, OMV to complete Austrian South Stream leg by 2016

Jun 25, 2014

OAO Gazprom and OMV AG signed a shareholders’ agreement for South Stream Austria GMBH, completing the final investment decision for the natural gas pipeline’s Austrian section with an eye on commissioning in late 2016.

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