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Study says pipeline resistance raises oil-transport risks

Oct 21, 2013

Pipeline transport of oil is so much safer than other modes that resistance to it is raising risks, concludes a study published by the Fraser Institute, Calgary.

Gazprom’s Kubanskaya compressor station a ‘crucial part’ of Southern Corridor

Oct 21, 2013

OAO Gazprom said the Kubanskaya compressor station in Krasnodar “has become a crucial part” of its Southern Corridor gas transmission system in southern Russia.

TransCanada’s Nova Gas Transmission suffers pipeline rupture

Oct 18, 2013

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) suffered a rupture on its pipeline system 138 km (85.6 miles) west of Fort McMurray, Alta. TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. owns and operates NGTL.

Ontario oil producers back Enbridge line reversal

Oct 17, 2013

Proposed reversal of an Enbridge Inc. pipeline segment would open needed new markets for Ontario light oil producers, a spokesman for the Ontario Petroleum Institute told Canada’s National Energy Board in Toronto.

EPP to expand Gulf Coast Aegis purity ethane pipeline

Oct 14, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) is expanding its wholly owned Aegis purity ethane pipeline to 20-in. OD and up to 425,000 b/d.

Southcross’ Eagle Ford natural gas lateral nears completion

Oct 11, 2013

Southcross Energy Partners LP reported that its 15-MMcfd rich-natural gas lateral pipeline extending its McMullen County, Tex., system further into the Eagle Ford shale will be completed this month.

Crestwood buys Arrow Bakken gathering systems for $750 million

Oct 10, 2013

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP’s wholly owned subsidiary Crestwood Arrow Acquisition bought Bakken-shale gathering company Arrow Midstream Holdings LLC in a deal valued at $750 million.

Business leaders urge Obama to approve Keystone XL permit

Oct 10, 2013

Three major US business organizations sent a letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit.

INGAA’s incoming chairman lists main 2013-14 priorities

Oct 10, 2013

Finding innovative ways to increase pipeline access to new tight gas deposits, further improving pipeline safety and integrity, and working to advance gas and electric integration will be three of the top 2013-14 priorities for US interstate natural gas pipeline operators, the incoming chairman of their national trade association said on Oct. 9.

Kinder Morgan to expand KMCC line in Eagle Ford

Oct 9, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) reported signing an agreement with a large Eagle Ford shale producer to extend the Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate (KMCC) pipeline farther into the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas.

Longhorn Pipeline to get new origin point, expand in capacity

Oct 8, 2013

Magellan Midstream Partners LP said it will build a new origin at Barnhart, Tex., to accept crude oil shipments on its Longhorn Pipeline.

Nord Stream dry air purge improves nitrogen-slug use

Oct 7, 2013

Purging of precommissioning dry air from the Nord Stream offshore natural gas pipeline demonstrated the reliability of a simple nitrogen-slug shortening calculation model in estimating seal volume requirements and the validity of inert slug purging in large-diameter, long transmission pipelines.

Gustafson: Russian gas export policy’s shift to LNG matters

Oct 2, 2013

Russia is changing its natural gas export emphasis from dry gas through westbound steel pipelines to liquefied natural gas aboard tankers bound for East Asian markets, and South Korea, long-time Russian energy expert Thane Gustafson said.

PHMSA awards $46 million in pipeline safety grants to states

Oct 1, 2013

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration awarded more than $46 million in pipeline safety grants to 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and 14 states will receive hazardous liquids pipeline safety grants.

Pennant to build Ohio Utica shale NGL pipeline

Sep 30, 2013

Pennant Midstream LLC is building a 12-in. OD, 38-mile NGL pipeline connecting the Hickory Bend cryogenic gas processing plant in New Middletown, Ohio, to M3 Midstream LLC’s Utica East Ohio (UEO) Kensington gathering, processing, and fractionation complex in Columbiana County, Ohio.

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