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Chevron monitoring Milford, Tex., rupture site

Nov 15, 2013

Chevron Pipeline Co. continues to depressurize the West Texas LPG pipeline that ruptured and ignited Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. CST near Milford, Tex. The fire continues to decrease in size as residual product is flared and burned-off. Chevron continues to monitor a nearby 14-in. OD LPG pipeline and is in the process of removing product from it and depressurizing it.

Phillips 66 unit extends Cross-Channel Connector open season

Nov 15, 2013

Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66, is extending its open season deadline for the Cross-Channel Connector project to Dec. 12. The extension comes at the request of shippers who want more time to evaluate the project.

West Texas LPG Pipeline explodes in Milford, Tex.

Nov 14, 2013

The 10-in. OD West Texas LPG Pipeline operated by Chevron Pipeline Co. in partnership with Atlas Pipeline Partners LP ruptured at 9:40 a.m. local time and sparked a large fire in rural Milford, Tex., about 50 miles south of Dallas. Fire crews were letting the fire burn itself out, with local officials estimating this would take roughly 24 hr.

Redford sees rail problems entering the Keystone XL debate

Nov 13, 2013

Some US officials raised greenhouse gas concerns as increasing amounts of Alberta’s heavy crude oil move by rail while approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s cross-border permit continues to be delayed, Premier Allison Redford said after concluding her fifth Washington visit to lobby for the project.

ExxonMobil gets 90-day extension to file Pegasus repair plan

Nov 13, 2013

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) granted ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. a 90-day extension to submit a plan to repair its 20-in. OD, 848-mile Pegasus crude oil pipeline. Pegasus ruptured Mar. 29 near Mayflower, Ark., about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, releasing an estimated 5,000 bbl.

KMEP, MarkWest launch open season for Utica, Marcellus NGL

Nov 11, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC have started a binding open season to solicit commitments for a proposed Y-grade pipeline project to transport natural gas liquids produced from the Utica and Marcellus shales to Mont Belvieu, Tex.

Spectra books long-term shipping for Texas Eastern expansion

Nov 11, 2013

Spectra Energy Corp. and Spectra Energy Partners have executed new long-term contracts for 650 MMcfd of natural gas shipments on the Gulf Coast Expansion project of its Texas Eastern pipeline system. Spectra says the expansion will support growing manufacturing and LNG export demand along the Texas and Louisiana coast.

Caracal-Glencore pumping oil from Chad’s Badila field

Nov 11, 2013

Caracal Energy Inc., Calgary, said oil production began from Badila field in southern Chad on Sept. 30 and as of Nov. 6 was being pumped through a pipeline at a rate of 5,100 b/d.

Pennsylvania ethane line open season starts

Nov 8, 2013

MarkWest Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Liberty Ethane Pipeline LLC are holding a binding open season for the Liberty Ethane Pipeline, part of a comprehensive ethane system in the Northeast US.

Crosstex completes Phase 1 Cajun-Sibon NGL expansion

Nov 7, 2013

Crosstex Energy LP and Crosstex Energy Inc. have completed construction of Phase I of the Cajun-Sibon NGL expansion project, connecting Crosstex’s Eunice fractionator in South Louisiana to Mt. Belvieu supply pipelines in East Texas.

Calumet lets contract for Eagle Ford crude line construction

Nov 6, 2013

Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP’s wholly owned subsidiary Calumet San Antonio Refining LLC has signed TexStar Midstream Logistics LP to build, own, and operate a 30,000 b/d crude oil pipeline system that will supply at least 10,000 b/d of Eagle Ford shale crude oil to Calumet's San Antonio, Tex., refinery.

NiSource launches open season for Marcellus-Alberta diluent pipeline

Nov 4, 2013

Unity Pipeline Co. LLC—a joint venture of Harvest Pipeline Co., Somerset Gas Transmission Co. LLC, and Crossroads Pipeline Co.—part of NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group, has begun a two-phase open season for a proposed 380-mile diluent pipeline supplying Marcellus and Utica shale light condensate and natural gasoline to Western Canada.

Systematic approach streamlines natgas pipeline pressure increase

Nov 4, 2013

A sequence consisting of internal inspection, elimination of major defects, and subsequent pressure testing is the most efficient way to ensure the integrity and increase the operating pressure of aging high–pressure natural gas transmission pipelines.

TGP upgrade boosts Marcellus gas transport

Nov 1, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, on Nov. 1 placed in service the fully subscribed Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP), boosting capacity on its 300 Line system in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by 636 MMcfd of natural gas and providing additional takeaway capacity from the Marcellus shale area.

Tesoro Logistics to restart North Dakota crude pipeline

Nov 1, 2013

Tesoro Logistics LP will restart its High Plains crude oil pipeline in North Dakota that has been shut down since Sept. 29 when a rupture and leak were discovered, the San Antonio pipeline master limited partnership announced.

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