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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.

Koch to expand Eagle Ford crude line

May 20, 2014

Koch Pipeline Co. LP, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., plans to install a 24-mile, 200,000-b/d pipeline in San Patricio County, Tex., effectively expanding the company’s South Texas crude oil pipeline system.

Keyera takes stake in Enbridge Athabasca diluent line

May 20, 2014

Keyera Corp. has agreed with Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc. to participate in the Norlite Pipeline as a 30% nonoperating owner. The Norlite Pipeline will move diluent for producers from the Edmonton-Fort Saskatchewan area into the Athabasca oil sands region.

Partners enter next phase for North Reggane gas project

May 19, 2014

Partners in the $3 billion North Reggane natural gas project in west-central Algeria have let a $976 million contract with Petrofac International (UAE) LLC.

Oil and gas midstream ripe for investment, Deloitte specialists say

May 14, 2014

Surging US production has made oil and gas midstream operations attractive investment prospects, three Deloitte specialists said during the final day of the financial services company’s 2014 Washington Energy Conference.

Infrastructure critical, Deloitte’s US oil and gas chief says

May 14, 2014

Significant challenges exist to creating the necessary transportation systems for the US to fully realize its significant oil and gas potential, according to John England, who leads Deloitte LLP’s US oil and gas practice.

Pembina advances third fractionator project at Redwater complex

May 13, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. has reached binding commercial agreements to proceed with constructing a 55,000 b/d propane-plus fractionator (RFS III) at its Redwater fractionation and storage complex, along with a high-vapor pressure (HVP) pipeline lateral that will extend the gathering potential of its Brazeau pipeline in the Willesden Green area of south-central Alberta.

South Stream expects first gas from Russia to Bulgaria in late 2015

May 12, 2014

Pipelay for South Stream Line 2 will begin in mid-2015, with first natural gas flow from Line 1 following later that year. Trond Gjedrem, materials manager for South Stream Transport BV, made these remarks May 12 at the Pipeline Technology Conference in Berlin, despite the European Parliament having voted last month that South Stream should not be built.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline takes onshore step

May 12, 2014

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a prequalification notice with the European Union for an engineering, procurement, and construction contract covering onshore work in Greece and Albania.

KMEP to expand carbon dioxide systems in Colorado, New Mexico

May 7, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) reported it will invest $671 million to expand its carbon dioxide infrastructure in southwestern Colorado and New Mexico.

More processing, pipelines on tap for US shale plays

May 7, 2014

Shale development in the US continues to spawn support infrastructure.

MGT withdraws FERC application for gas line lateral project

May 6, 2014

Midwestern Gas Transmission Co., a subsidiary of Oneok Partners LP, reported it has withdrawn its application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enter into the pre-filing process for the proposed development of a 15-mile natural gas pipeline lateral in Ohio and Muhlenberg Counties in Kentucky.

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