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Williams, Boardwalk suspend Bluegrass NGL pipeline spending

Apr 29, 2014

Williams Cos. Inc. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP have suspended capital investment in their proposed Bluegrass NGL pipeline, primarily due to insufficient firm customer commitments. The companies continue to talk with potential customers regarding the scale and timing of demand for services and the firm contractual commitments needed to support any future investment.

US DOS official: Ukraine event in 2009 prepared West for 2014 faceoff

Apr 29, 2014

Russia’s decision to curtail gas supplies to Ukraine—and ultimately, Europe—in January 2009 helped lay the foundation for more effective US and European responses to a similar showdown more than 5 years later, a US Department of State official said on Apr. 28.

South Stream gas line construction on schedule, Gazprom says

Apr 29, 2014

OAO Gazprom says the South Stream gas pipeline project is “progressing in strict compliance with the schedule.”

El Paso to buy gas assets from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion

Apr 29, 2014

El Paso Pipeline Partners LP, a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary, has agreed to acquire 50% interest in Ruby Pipeline, 50% interest in Gulf LNG, and 47.5% interest in Young Gas Storage from Kinder Morgan for $2 billion, effective Apr. 30.

Toyama gas line to begin operating in mid-2016, Inpex says

Apr 29, 2014

Inpex Corp. said the Toyama natural gas pipeline in Japan is expected to begin operating in mid-2016.

Genesis Energy holds open season for Wyoming oil line

Apr 28, 2014

Houston midstream company Genesis Energy LP reported it is conducting a binding open season to solicit shipper interest on a crude oil transportation pipeline starting at the Express Pipeline LLC terminal in Casper, Wyo., and delivering to Genesis Energy’s existing operational Pronghorn unit train-loading facility north of Douglas, Wyo.

EIA: Marcellus gas production continues to outpace takeaway capacity

Apr 25, 2014

Rising production of natural gas in the Marcellus shale play in the Appalachian basin continues to outpace the growth in the region’s pipeline takeaway capacity, which has led to supply backups in the region, the US Energy Information Administration reported in a weekly gas report.

Williams to supply Sabine Pass LNG via Gulf Trace

Apr 25, 2014

Williams Partners LP and its wholly owned subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) plan to build Gulf Trace, a 1.2-million dekatherm/day (1.16 bcfd) expansion of the Transco pipeline system to serve Cheniere Energy Partners LP’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction project being developed in Cameron Parish, La. Sabine Pass Liquefaction LC will be Gulf Trace’s anchor shipper.

Gazprom delegation meets in Austria to discuss gas supplies

Apr 24, 2014

An OAO Gazprom delegation discussed Russian gas supplies to Austria in meetings in Vienna on Apr. 22.

Voters ready to respond to Keystone XL delays, API-sponsored poll finds

Apr 24, 2014

Candidates’ stances on whether to complete the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and other energy issues potentially could affect midterm congressional elections this November, a survey commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute suggested.

Williams’ Opal gas processing plant shut down after explosion

Apr 24, 2014

Williams Partners LP and Williams reported an explosion and fire at about 2 p.m. MST yesterday affecting the TXP-3 cryogenic processing train at their natural gas processing plant in Lincoln County, Wyo., near the town of Opal. There were no reported injuries or damage to property outside the plant. TXP-3 is one of five cryogenic trains at the plant.

Oneok completes NGL pipeline, gas processing, E-P splitter

Apr 23, 2014

Oneok Partners LP has completed three natural gas gathering and processing and NGL projects, including the 540-mile, 16-in. OD Sterling III NGL pipeline. Oneok also finished its 200-MMcfd Canadian Valley natural gas processing plant and related infrastructure in the Cana-Woodford shale and an ethane-propane splitter at its Mont Belvieu, Tex., storage site.

Turkey, Gazprom mull Blue Stream capacity increase

Apr 22, 2014

Turkey and OAO Gazprom have discussed a possible increase in natural gas capacity of the Blue Stream gas pipeline to 19 billion cu m/year from 16 bcm/year. Blue Stream, which extends through the Black Sea, handles more than half of all gas purchased by Turkey from Russia.

Latest Keystone delay isn’t political, White House spokesman says

Apr 22, 2014

The decision to give eight federal agencies more time to prepare comments about the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit was not political, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Alaska passes bill to advance state’s LNG project

Apr 21, 2014

Alaska’s state legislature has passed Senate Bill 138, which would advance a large-diameter, 800-mile natural gas pipeline project to transport production from the Alaska North Slope (ANS) to a 15-18 million tonne/year LNG plant on the state’s south-central coast.

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