News Feed – Pipelines & Transportation

  • Baldridge elected chairman of TPA
    on January 16, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Don Baldridge, president of commercial for DCP Midstream, has been elected chairman of the Texas Pipeline Association (TPA). […]

  • Congress should end newly relaxed LNG export regulation
    on January 14, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Sensible regulatory change by the US Department of Energy should be followed by legislation killing the changed regulation. […]

  • Western Gas signs MOU for Equus gas project off Western Australia
    on January 14, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Privately held Western Gas Corp. Pty. Ltd., Perth, has signed a memorandum of understanding with international service companies McDermott and Baker Hughes to be exclusive development partners for the Equus gas project offshore northwest Western Australia (OGJ Online, May 15, 2018). […]

  • SOCAR commissions unit, wraps Phase 1 of Baku refinery revamp
    on January 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has commissioned a bitumen plant as part of a program designed to modernize and expand operations at the company’s Heydar Aliyev (formerly New Baku) refinery at Baku in Azerbaijan, completing the first phase of the 120,500-b/d refinery’s long-planned modernization project. […]

  • API’s new president cites progress, outlines challenges for 2019
    on January 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Responsible operations and steadily improving technology have combined to make the US the world’s leading oil and gas producer, said American Petroleum Institute Pres. Mike Sommers in his first major public address on Jan. 8. But carefully conceived policies and improved permitting processes will be necessary to keep the progress going, he told more than 400 attendees at API’s 2019 State of American Energy event. […]

  • Eyes on the pipe
    on January 14, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    The US government shut down at midnight, Dec. 22, 2018. What didn’t shut down with it was US politics. If anything, the shutdown has turned up the heat on an already boiling pot of partisan mistrust and posturing. This is no less the case in energy policy than anywhere else. […]

  • Phillips 66, partners to develop ACE Pipeline system
    on January 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Phillips 66 Partners, Harvest Midstream Co., and PBF Logistics LP plan to jointly develop the ACE Pipeline system to provide crude oil transportation service from the market hub in St. James, La., to downstream refining destinations in Belle Chasse, Meraux, and Chalmette, La., and have launched an open season for transportation service. […]

  • Rystad Energy: Haynesville shale set to surpass 2011 gas output record
    on January 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Natural gas production in Louisiana will soon reach record heights thanks to an outstanding resurgence of the Haynesville shale play. Rystad Energy research shows that the Haynesville shale alone was able to add 1.85 bcfd of gross gas production between fourth-quarter 2016 and fourth-quarter 2017. Another 1.3 bcfd was added last year. Production needs to increase by another 700 MMbcfd to reach new all-time highs. […]

  • Virginia pollution control board approves permit for ACP compressor
    on January 10, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board unanimously approved a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project to construct a compressor station in Buckingham County on Jan. 8 following a recommendation by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. […]

  • US Chamber study estimates ‘keep-it-in-the-ground’ economic costs
    on January 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Antienergy activists’ “keep-it-in-the-ground” efforts have prevented at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated nearly 730,000 job opportunities, a new study by the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute (GEI) concluded. […]

  • Woodside enters FEED for Pluto Train 2
    on January 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, has let a contract to Bechtel for the front-end engineering design stage for the Pluto LNG Train 2 project on the Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia. FEED work includes activities needed to finalize the costs and technical definition for the proposed second train at the onshore facility. […]

  • Prelude floating LNG project comes on stream
    on January 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Shell Australia’s Prelude floating LNG (FLNG) project in the Browse basin off northwest Western Australia has started production. The company reported it had opened the subsea wells in the field to enter the project’s start-up and ramp-up phases, the initial stages during which gas and condensate is produced and moved through the giant facility. […]

  • Congress should end newly relaxed LNG export regulation
    on January 7, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Sensible regulatory change by the US Department of Energy should be followed by legislation killing the changed regulation. […]

  • Russian share of European gas market to keep growing
    on January 7, 2019 at 8:08 am

    At the beginning of October 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin estimated his country’s total 2018 natural gas deliveries to Europe at 200 billion cu m (bcm), an almost 3% increase over 2017’s record volumes. The Russian president noted that European countries would inevitably consume Russian gas because of its cost advantage. […]

  • Total issues assay for Brazilian Lapa
    on January 7, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Lapa assay from Total Oil Trading SA’s website. […]

  • Michigan’s new governor seeks review of pipeline replacement plans
    on January 4, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Michigan’s new governor, Democrat Gretchen Witmer, has asked Atty. Gen. Dana Nessel (D) for a legal opinion of recent legislation to replace Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline in the Mackinac Straits and the new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) created by her predecessor, Republican Rick Snyder. […]

  • ExxonMobil, Imperial axe WCC LNG project
    on December 21, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Ltd. have withdrawn their proposal for the WCC LNG project in British Columbia. […]

  • EPP, Enbridge launch open season for Seaway expansion
    on December 21, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC launched a binding open season to gauge shipper support for expanded crude oil capacity on its existing system originating in Cushing, Okla. and extending to the Texas Gulf Coast area. […]

  • Wolf Midstream launches open season for Big Spring to Midland line
    on December 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Wolf Midstream Partners LLC, Dallas, launched a binding open season for crude oil transportation commitments for the proposed Gray Wolf Crude Connector, a new pipeline to serve the Midland basin. […]

  • Woodside signs agreement with RWE for mid-term LNG supply
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd. has signed a fully termed and binding sales agreement with RWE Supply & Trading GmbH for the mid-term supply of LNG to begin during fourth quarter 2020 and run until December 2022. […]

  • PGNiG signs 20-year agreement to export US LNG to Europe
    on December 19, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Port Arthur LNG LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, and Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) entered into a definitive 20-year sale and purchase agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Sempra-led Port Arthur LNG liquefaction-export facility under development in Jefferson County, Tex.&nbs […]

  • Rustler Breaks crude oil line placed into service in New Mexico
    on December 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    San Mateo Black River Oil Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of San Mateo Midstream LLC, has placed into service its crude oil gathering and transportation system in the Delaware basin.&nbs […]

  • Woodside commissions Pluto domestic gas pipeline
    on December 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    The Woodside Petroleum-led Pluto LNG project has commissioned the Pluto pipeline gas facility and delivered its first gas into the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas trunkline. […]

  • East Timor moves to majority stake in Sunrise gas field
    on December 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    East Timor has moved to a majority interest in the Greater Sunrise natural gas fields with the acquisition of Shell’s 26.6% stake for $300 million. The acquisition follows the government’s purchase of ConocoPhillips’s 30% stake in the fields for $350 million early in October and now brings East Timor’s total holding to 56.56% […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on December 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Williams receives FERC approval for Gateway expansion
    on December 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, has received a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorizing the Gateway Expansion project—an expansion of the Transco natural gas pipeline to serve the US Northeast. […]

  • Western Gas signs MOU for Equus gas project off Western Australia
    on December 14, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Privately held Western Gas Corp. Pty. Ltd., Perth, has signed a memorandum of understanding with international service companies McDermott and Baker Hughes to be exclusive development partners for the Equus gas project offshore northwest Western Australia. […]

  • Inpex gains interest in Ichthys LNG project from Total
    on December 13, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Inpex agreed to acquire an additional 4% interest in the Ichthys LNG project in Australia from Total SA for $1.6 billion, increasing the operator’s participating interest to 66.245% from 62.245%. The first offshore condensate cargo was exported on Oct. 1, the first LNG cargo was exported on Oct. 22, and the first LPG cargo was exported on Nov. 16. The two LNG trains are now fully operational. […]

  • Yamal LNG begins Train 3 exports
    on December 11, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    PAO Novatek has begun LNG exports from Train 3 of its Yamal LNG plant in Russia, reaching the site’s planned full capacity of 16.5 million tonnes/year. Novatek said it completed work on the 5.5-million tpy third train more than a year ahead of schedule. An additional 900,000-tpy train is under construction with startup planned for early 2020. […]

  • Virginia AG, DEQ sue Mountain Valley Pipeline over alleged violations
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Virginia Atty. Gen. Mark R. Herring (D) announced that the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Water Quality Board sued Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) for alleged repeated environmental violations in five southwestern Virginia counties over the past year, particularly during major rain events. […]

  • Iran’s oil exports likely to remain 1.1-1.3 million b/d
    on December 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Iran’s oil exports likely will remain at 1.1-1.3 million b/d for the rest of this year despite waivers the US government granted to eight countries after imposing US sanctions on Iranian oil sales, said Sara Vakhshouri, president of SVB Energy International in Washington, DC. […]

  • Alberta to cut oil output by 325,000 b/d
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Saying it is responding “to the historically high oil price differential that is costing the [Canadian] economy more than $80 million/day,” the Alberta government on Dec. 2 announced a curtailment in oil production beginning Jan. 1. […]

  • Confrontation with Russia may make Ukraine energy reforms more urgent
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Russia’s Nov. 25 seizure of three Ukrainian patrol vessels and their crews in the Kerch Strait near the Black Sea provided a dramatic reason as speakers at a Nov. 28 discussion at the Atlantic Council in Washington called for more changes in Ukraine’s energy system if the government in Kiev is serious about wanting the country to break free of Russian influence. […]

  • Cooperation between government, oil industry essential, NPC told
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Cooperation between the federal government and the US oil and gas industry that helped move the nation from reliance on imports to leadership in exports will remain essential to compete with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia in the years ahead, US Energy Sec. Rick Perry and Interior Sec. Ryan K. Zinke separately told the National Petroleum Council at its Dec. 4 meeting. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on December 10, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Central signs gas sales contract for NT-to-Queensland system
    on December 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Central Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, is to sell gas to pipeline operator Jemena for commissioning of the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) connecting the Northern Territory pipeline grid to the Queensland system via Mount Isa. It is now anticipated that the pipeline will be ready to begin commercial flow between Dec. 29, 2018, and Jan. 10, 2019. […]

  • South Korean firm plans Australia’s fifth proposed LNG import terminal
    on December 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    South Korean developer EPIK, based in Seoul, has proposed the establishment of a floating LNG import terminal at the Port of Newcastle north of Sydney on Australia’s east coast. EPIK has signed an agreement with the Port of Newcastle to conduct preliminary work on the project, which is expected to cost as much as $430 million (Aus.), including onshore infrastructure. […]

  • Eastern Energy buys several Gulf Coast pipelines from Williams
    on December 6, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Williams Cos. Inc., Tulsa, closed on the sale of certain pipeline systems in the Gulf Coast area to Easton Energy LLC, Houston, for $177 million in cash. Included in the sale are the 31-mile Texas Belle Pipeline, the Purity pipeline system, certain assets in the Live Oak pipeline system, and additional idle pipelines along the Gulf Coast. In total, the deal includes about 416 miles of Gulf Coast NGL pipelines, Easton said. […]

  • ADNOC, Inpex to study LNG bunkering
    on December 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    A unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Inpex Corp. will assess potential for joint LNG bunkering development under a new framework agreement. ADNOC Logistics & Services and Inpex will consider collaborating on LNG bunkering projects in Abu Dhabi and other regions, including Southeast Asia. […]

  • SemGroup, DCP hold Cushing-Houston crude line open season
    on December 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    SemGroup Corp. and DCP Midstream LP are holding an open season to solicit binding commitments for development of a pipeline system to transport segregated batches of light crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to Houston. The proposed Gladiator Pipeline would start at SemGroup’s Cushing terminal. […]

  • Attention to octane
    on December 4, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Two steps forward make no progress on a treadmill stuck in reverse. Still, US Reps. Bill Flores (R-Tex.) and John Shimkus (R-Ill.) deserve credit for recognizing that the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program needs work. […]

  • Remembering an innovator
    on December 4, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Raymond Plank made an impression on this editor at an event where the former chairman and chief executive officer of Apache Corp. never appeared. […]

  • APICORP: Growth phase possible for Libyan oil production
    on December 4, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Libya’s yo-yoing oil industry soon will enter a fourth post-revolution phase promising growth in oil production and related support for an essential condition: stability. […]

  • Refiner addresses coker furnace, transfer-line reliability problems
    on December 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Furnaces are the most problematic component of day-to-day delayed coker operations. This article examines a variety of coker-furnace issues that Chevron Corp. has experienced at its refineries. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on December 3, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Crimson, MPLX extend open season for Swordfish oil line
    on November 30, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Crimson Midstream and MPLX have extended the binding open season to assess interest and solicit commitments from prospective shippers for transportation service on the Swordfish pipeline. Originally scheduled to close Nov. 30, the open season has been extended to allow shippers time to evaluate new information and to account for the holiday season. […]

  • Open season launched for Permian-to-Gulf Coast crude oil line
    on November 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Jupiter Energy Group has launched a 90-day open season for binding shipper commitments on the Jupiter Pipeline, which is expected to be operational in fourth quarter 2020. […]

  • East Timor moves to majority stake in Sunrise gas field
    on November 27, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    The government of East Timor has moved to a majority interest in the Greater Sunrise natural gas fields with the acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s 26.6% stake for $300 million. The acquisition follows the government’s purchase of ConocoPhillips’s 30% stake in the fields for $350 million early in October and now brings East Timor’s total holding to 56.56%. […]

  • Yamal LNG cargo transshipped off Norway
    on November 26, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Novatek said the Yamal LNG joint venture completed its first ship-to-ship transfer of LNG near the Norwegian port of Honningsvag in a maneuver that lowers transport costs for deliveries from the liquefaction plant at Sabetta in the Russian Arctic. […]

  • Australia makes changes to petroleum resource rent tax
    on November 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    The Australian government has made changes to its petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) that will see lower uplift rates and a review of the gas-transfer pricing regulations. […]

  • Papua LNG group signs MOU with Papua New Guinea
    on November 26, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    The Papua LNG joint venture partners led by Total SA have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Papua New Guinea for development of the Elk-Antelope gas-condensate fields, known as the Papua LNG Project. […]

  • Ichthys production elevates Australia to top LNG exporter
    on November 26, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially opened the Inpex group’s $40-billion Ichthys LNG project at a ceremony in Darwin, a symbolic milestone that also propels Australia to the top of the list of the world’s LNG exporters, according to Adelaide-based energy economics group EnergyQuest. […]

  • Energy Sec. Perry urges more European countries to diversify gas suppliers
    on November 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    US Energy Sec. Rick Perry congratulated the Czech Republic on breaking free of its dependence on the Russian Federation for natural gas in the 1990s and called on other European nations to similarly diversify their suppliers now. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on November 26, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • PHMSA issues final safety rule for plastic pipelines carrying gas
    on November 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    The US Pipeline & Hazardous Safety Administration issued a final rule amending federal safety regulations for plastic pipelines that transport natural and other gases. The final rule’s updates aim to improve safety, allow for expanded use of plastic pipes, and allow or require the use of certain materials or practices, the agency said. […]

  • FERC issues draft EISs for LNG export projects
    on November 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued draft environmental impact statements (EIS) for two proposed LNG export operations: one for Eagle LNG Partners’ project near Jacksonville, Fla., and another for Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Gulf Liquefaction Project in Jackson County, Miss. […]

  • Gassco restarting Kollsnes plant, Vestprosess line
    on November 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Gassco AS is in the process of restarting its Kollsnes gas processing plant and associated Vestprosess condensate pipeline in western Norway after a collision between two ships off the Sture terminal near Bergen early Nov. 8 led to closure of the installations. […]

  • Sempra, Total sign MOU for North American LNG export project
    on November 19, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Sempra Energy and Total SA have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the development of North American LNG export projects. The scope of MOU covers continuing the development of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Louisiana and Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico. […]

  • Federal judge halts Keystone XL construction for further NEPA review
    on November 19, 2018 at 7:42 am

    A federal district court judge in Montana vacated a Mar. 23, 2017, US Department of State Record of Decision authorizing construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and ordered further environmental reviews of the project. […]

  • Colorado’s fake issues
    on November 19, 2018 at 7:35 am

    “Fake news” has a partner in the seething mire of environmental politics. It’s the fake issue. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on November 19, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Papua LNG group signs MOU with Papua New Guinea
    on November 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    The Papua LNG joint venture partners led by Total SA have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Papua New Guinea for development of the Elk-Antelope gas-condensate fields, known as the Papua LNG Project. […]

  • Ichthys production elevates Australia to world’s top LNG exporter
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has officially opened the Inpex group’s $40-billion Ichthys LNG project at a ceremony in Darwin, a symbolic milestone that also propels Australia to the top of the list of the world’s LNG exporters, according to Adelaide-based energy economics group EnergyQuest. […]

  • Brazos Midstream, Williams form Permian basin combine
    on November 16, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Brazos Midstream, with an 85% interest, will operate a newly formed joint venture in the Delaware basin with Williams Cos. Inc. Under terms of the agreement, Williams will contribute its existing Delaware basin assets to the partnership in exchange for a 15% minority position. […]

  • Energy Sec. Perry urges more European countries to diversify gas suppliers
    on November 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    US Energy Sec. Rick Perry congratulated the Czech Republic on breaking free of its dependence on the Russian Federation for natural gas in the 1990s and called on other European nations to similarly diversify their suppliers now. “The dangers of excessive dependence were highlighted in 2006, 2009, and 2014…[when] Russia cut off gas supplies to and through Ukraine, harming that nation as well as other European allies and friends,” he said in Prague on Nov. 14. […]

  • Pony Express crude oil system to hold open season
    on November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC will solicit shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service from the Guernsey, Wyo., origin point to refinery delivery points along the Pony Express system and to Cushing, Okla. […]

  • GAIL: Pipelay due on Barauni-Guwahati line
    on November 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd. said pipe contracts recently awarded will allow construction to begin in December on a 453-mile natural gas pipeline between Barauni, Bihar, and Guwahati, Assam. The spur line is part of the 2,110-mile Jagdisphur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra system under construction in northeastern India. […]

  • Use more collaborative cybersecurity approach, groups urge government
    on November 12, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Reliance upon proven risk management-based frameworks and public-private collaboration, instead of prescriptive regulation, is the most effective way to bolster the cybersecurity of the oil and gas industry and the critical infrastructure companies in it operate, a recent report from two industry groups concluded. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on November 12, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Federal judge halts Keystone XL construction for further NEPA review
    on November 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    A federal district court judge in Montana vacated a Mar. 23, 2017, US Department of State Record of Decision authorizing construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and ordered further environmental reviews of the project. […]

  • Phillips 66 launches open seasons for various pipelines
    on November 9, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Phillips 66 Partners reports that Gray Oak Pipeline LLC will launch a binding expansion open season to solicit shipper commitments for long-term crude oil transportation services from West Texas. […]

  • Gassco restarting Kollsnes gas plant, Vestprosess pipeline
    on November 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Gassco AS is in the process of restarting its Kollsnes gas processing plant and associated Vestprosess condensate pipeline in western Norway after a collision between two ships off the Sture terminal near Bergen early Nov. 8 led to closure of the installations. […]

  • EnLink launches open season for Cajun-Sibon line expansion
    on November 8, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    EnLink NGL Pipeline LP, a subsidiary of EnLink Midstream, launched a binding open season for expansion capacity volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its existing Cajun-Sibon natural gas liquids pipeline system. […]

  • Rystad: Tanker collision shuts in 365,000 b/d of Norwegian oil output
    on November 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The Sture oil terminal in western Norway was shut and evacuated early Nov. 8 after a Maltese oil tanker and a Norwegian military frigate collided in this key North Sea oil port. Rystad Energy anticipates that 365,000 b/d of oil production will be shut in for several days before the terminal is again ready to receive oil piped from offshore fields in the Norwegian North Sea. […]

  • Saddlehorn, ARB launch open season Colorado to Cushing
    on November 8, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Saddlehorn Pipeline Co. LLC and ARB Midstream LLC have launched an open season for crude oil transportation commitments for a joint tariff from the future Matador pipeline through the Saddlehorn pipeline to Cushing, Okla. […]

  • Lone Star to build seventh NGL frac facility, expand pipeline
    on November 8, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Lone Star NGL LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer LP, Dallas, will construct a seventh natural gas liquids fractionation facility at Mont Belvieu, Tex., and expand the Lone Star Express Pipeline providing capacity for transportation commitments secured form the Delaware and Permian basins. […]

  • Magellan, Navigator launch open season for Voyager crude oil pipeline
    on November 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Navigator Energy Services have launched an open season to assess customer interest to transport various grades of light crude oil and condensate from Cushing, Okla., to Houston. […]

  • Enterprise to further expand fractionation capacity in Texas, Louisiana
    on November 6, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Enterprise Products Partners is launching a series of projects to expand fractionation capacity by 55,000 b/d at its existing operations in Texas and Louisiana. As part of the initiative, EPP plans to optimize its Shoup fractionator in Nueces County, Tex., by expanding and repurposing a portion of the partnership’s South Texas pipeline system, including construction of 21 miles of pipeline along with the conversion of 65 miles of existing natural gas pipeline to NGL service to enable EPP to supply Shoup with 25,000 b/d of additional NGL volumes, the operator said. […]

  • Gas supply still limited despite completed Enbridge pipeline repair
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Enbridge has restored partial service to customers of its BC Pipeline following the Oct. 9 rupture of a natural gas transmission pipeline 13½ km north of Prince George, BC, but supply is still limited, and retail customers are being asked to continue to conserve throughout the winter, said British Colombia electric power and gas distribution and retail company FortisBC. […]

  • Sempra, Total sign MOU for N. American LNG export project
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Sempra Energy and Total SA have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the development of North American LNG export projects. The scope of MOU covers continuing the development of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Louisiana and Energía Costa Azul (ECA) liquefaction-export project in Baja California, Mexico. […]

  • Steel tariffs complicate Permian pipeline buildout
    on November 5, 2018 at 8:55 am

    If a pipeline company decides to use imported steel for a US project, the Department of Commerce has provided a relief system through which companies may apply for an exemption from the tariffs for “any steel article determined not to be produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or a satisfactory quality.” More than 21,000 requests for exclusions have been submitted to the Commerce Department in response to the new levies. […]

  • Gasbol pipeline contract talks focus on pre-salt, regional integration
    on November 5, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Uncertainty regarding the volume of natural gas that can be commercialized from Brazil’s pre-salt has combined with other factors to complicate negotiations on renewing the 20-year contract between Bolivia and Brazil for supplies shipped through the Bolivia-Brazil (Gasbol) pipeline. […]

  • North American propane market adapts to supply surge
    on November 5, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Rail shipment of propane into new and seasonal markets will continue to be an investment opportunity in the US and elsewhere in North America. Flat domestic demand and limited demand growth, however, mean that exports to international markets provide the only floor for prices, essential to ensuring continued production. While weather may still lead to seasonal price volatility, export outlets will also reduce price volatility on an annual basis. […]

  • Growth in LNG demand could outpace new supply capacity, projects
    on November 5, 2018 at 8:25 am

    A glut of liquefaction capacity earlier anticipated by LNG project developers is unlikely to materialize, and stronger-than-expected demand could result in a market constrained by supply as early as 2020. […]

  • Midstream capacity constraints surface sooner than expected
    on November 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

    NGL prices in Conway, Kan., sank to discounts of 20-30¢/gal vs. prices in Mont Belvieu, Tex., and deep discounts persisted through early fourth-quarter 2018. […]

  • Researchers improve China’s Sulige Su-A gas production
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Researchers improved and stabilized production for 75 vertical wells on Su-A block of China’s Sulige tight sandstone gas field. They implemented measures that could guide the development of ultralow permeability gas reservoirs elsewhere. […]

  • Noreco to buy Shell Denmark upstream unit for $1.9 billion
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Norwegian Energy Co. ASA (Noreco) has acquired from Royal Dutch Shell PLC the company’s upstream interests in Denmark via its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark BV (SOGU) in a deal valued at $1.9 billion. SOGU, a wholly owned Shell subsidiary, holds a 36.8% non-operating interest in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC). […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • The oil industry revolution will not be televised
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The term “revolution” is often used inappropriately, usually by someone exaggerating the importance of their own efforts, from the impact on transportation of the Segway to any one of a myriad new skincare products. […]

  • IHS Markit: US chemical producers pressured by midstream constraints
    on November 5, 2018 at 7:00 am

    The surge in production of associated and nonassociated natural gas from US shale gas and tight oil plays, combined with a wave of new petrochemical steam-crackers coming online, has created a major pinch-point for producers and purchasers of those ethane gas molecules. […]

  • TransCanada to expand NGTL pipeline system
    on November 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    TransCanada Corp. will expand its Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System to connect existing and new supply to incremental intra-basin demand. The expansion consists of about 197 km (122 miles) of large-diameter pipeline, three compression units, meter stations, and associated infrastructure. […]

  • Watching Government: ACP clears Virginia hurdle
    on October 29, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and karst protection plans for the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline (ACP) on Oct. 19. […]

  • Concerns rise over US trade, steel tariff policies
    on October 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Concerns over the Trump administration’s trade and tariff policies are rising as now months-old regulations involving steel are expected to have continued inflation pressure on oil and gas companies. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on October 29, 2018 at 6:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

  • Production restarted from Erskine field
    on October 26, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Production from Erskine gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea has been restarted, reported project partner Serica Energy PLC. Formation of gas hydrates had delayed the restart of the field, where production was suspended on Jan. 16 because of a blocked condensate pipeline. […]

  • Enable Midstream expands businesses in Anadarko, Williston basins
    on October 24, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Enable Midstream Partners LP, Oklahoma City, is expanding its crude oil midstream business in the Anadarko basin and its crude water gathering systems in the Willison basin. […]

  • Inpex group ships first LNG from Ichthys project
    on October 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    The Inpex Corp.-led joint venture’s first cargo of LNG from the Ichthys project has been shipped from the onshore gas liquefaction plant in Darwin, Northern Territory. Inpex said the Pacific Breeze LNG carrier sailed from the terminal late on Oct. 22 bound for the Inpex-operated Naoetsu LNG receiving terminal in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan where it is expected to arrive by midweek next week. […]

  • WoodMac: Asia-Pacific oil, gas industry set for rebound
    on October 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    The Asia-Pacific’s oil and gas industry looks set to rebound over the next 12 months as rising demand, stronger commodity prices, and an uptick in merger and acquisition activity bring greater confidence to the region, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie. […]

  • Imperial restarts Norman Wells production, Line 21 transport
    on October 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Imperial Oil Ltd. has restarted production at its Norman Wells operations in the Northwest Territories following the return to service of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 21 pipeline. Imperial had previously resumed limited shipments of crude oil from storage in September. The company expects production to ramp up in the months ahead to about 10,000 b/d, consistent with rates prior to the shutdown. […]

  • OGJ Newsletter
    on October 22, 2018 at 7:00 am

    International news for oil and gas professionals […]

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