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Canadian government approves Northern Gateway pipeline

Jun 18, 2014

Canada’s federal government approved Enbridge Inc.’s proposed Northern Gateway crude oil pipeline project as long as it meets 209 conditions a joint review panel imposed in December.

BG Group to sell interest in CATS pipeline for $954 million

Jun 17, 2014

BG Group has agreed to sale its equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea along with associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure Partners SAS, Paris, for total proceeds of as much as $954 million.

Gerard, McGarvey urge Senate to act on Keystone XL

Jun 16, 2014

The increasingly unsettled Middle East situation makes it more important than ever for the US Senate to press the Obama administration for approval of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s border permit, leaders of the American Petroleum Institute and the nation’s building and trades unions said.

Williams to buy Access Midstream Partners

Jun 16, 2014

Williams, Tulsa, has agreed to acquire the 50% general partner interest it doesn’t now own in Access Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, along with limited partnership units raising its stake to 50% from Global Infrastructures Partners II for $5.995 billion cash.

Mountain Valley pipeline project open season commences

Jun 12, 2014

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., have commenced with a nonbinding open season for the 2 bcfd Mountain Valley pipeline project expected to connect Marcellus and Utica natural gas supply to the US Southeast.

Permian basin processing pushed by agreements, plant expansion

Jun 5, 2014

Canyon Midstream Partners LLC, Houston, has signed gathering and processing agreements with ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. and Apache Corp. for midstream services on Canyon’s James Lake system in the Permian basin.

ADB: TAPI gas pipeline making steady progress

Jun 5, 2014

A proposed 1,800-km pipeline that would transport as much as 33 billion cu m/year of natural gas from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan to Pakistan and India is making steady progress, an Asian Development Bank official said.

NGTL to build Merrick pipeline supplying Kitimat LNG

Jun 4, 2014

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a TransCanada Corp. wholly owned subsidiary, will build the Merrick Mainline pipeline to supply natural gas to future liquefaction plants on the British Columbia coast.

Dominion seeks FERC approval for New York, W.Va. gas projects

Jun 4, 2014

Dominion, Richmond, Va., reported that it’s seeking approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its New Market project in upstate New York and Clarington project in West Virginia. The projects’ combined cost is $235 million.

Line C of Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline operational

Jun 3, 2014

China National Petroleum Corp. says Line C of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline became operational May 31 with the turn of a valve in Uzbekistan to receive gas from Turkmenistan.

Open seasons start for Eagle Ford pipeline

Jun 2, 2014

Victoria Express Pipeline LLC has opened a binding open season for long-term commitments of transportation of crude oil and condensate through a pipeline under construction in the Eagle Ford shale play of South Texas.

AER: Environmental charges laid against Plains Midstream for 2012 spill

Jun 2, 2014

The Alberta Energy Regulator said environmental charges have been laid against Plains Midstream Canada ULC for a 2012 pipeline incident. AER said 2,900 bbl of sour crude were released from the Rangeland pipeline into the Red Deer River near Sundre, Alta.

EIA: Russian gas pipeline exports to Western Europe up 20%

May 30, 2014

In 2013, Russia’s natural gas pipeline exports to Eastern and Western Europe averaged 15.6 bcfd, a 16% rise compared with 2012, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration, Eastern Bloc Research, and Russian Energy Monthly. The increase was mainly driven by exports to Western Europe, which rose by 20% to 12.3 bcfd.

Sener: Mexico’s gas imports from US see rapid near-term increase

May 29, 2014

Higher natural gas demand from Mexico’s industrial and electric power sectors coupled with increased US natural gas production has resulted in a doubling of US gas pipeline exports to Mexico during 2009-13. The country’s Secretaria de Energia de Mexico (Sener) forecasts that US pipeline exports to Mexico will reach 3.8 bcfd in 2018, more than double the 1.8 bcfd of US pipeline exports to Mexico in 2013.

TransCanada considers rail as Keystone XL alternative, Girling says

May 23, 2014

TransCanada Corp. is considering rail as an alternative to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said for the first time on May 21. His response to a reporter’s question during a conference in New York indicated the Calgary transmission company was looking at the more expensive alternative to its 1,179-mile project from Hardesty, Alta., to Steele City, Neb.

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