Pipelines

Golden Pass Seeks to Boost Capacity at Texas LNG Plant

(Reuters) — Golden Pass LNG sought permission from U.S. federal energy regulators to boost the capacity of the company’s $10 billion export terminal under construction in Texas to 18.1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from 15.6 MTPA.

Bulgaria Still Aims to Complete TurkStream Pipeline Extension by Year-End

LETNITSA, Bulgaria (Reuters) — Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Monday he hoped that the Balkan Stream natural gas pipeline - an extension of Russia's TurkStream - would still be ready by the end of the year despite construction delays due to the coronavirus crisis.

More Pipelines Are Needed for India to Increase LNG Imports — EIA Report

(P&GJ) — Data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that as India continues to increase its imports of LNG, the country will need to quickly complete construction on its planned gas pipelines.

Energy Transfer Slashes 2020 Capex, Dakota Access Expansion Could Face Delays

(Reuters) — Energy Transfer LP is slashing at least $400 million from its 2020 capital spending budget to $3.6 billion and will consider doubling the cuts after losses caused by oil prices driven lower by the coronavirus pandemic, company officials said on Monday.

Construction to Start on Gas Pipeline from Norway to Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Construction of a major gas pipeline from Norway is to begin in the coming days and will be a “milestone” in giving Poland independence from Russian gas, Polish President Andrzej Duda said.

Poland's Gaz-System Reaches $306 Million Pipeline Deal with Saipem

GDANSK/WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System said on Monday it has signed a 280 million euro ($306 million) contract with Italian oil services group Saipem to build a section of the Baltic Pipe between Denmark and Poland.

Williams Places Phase II of Hillabee Expansion in Service

HOUSTON (P&GJ) — Williams said it has placed Phase II of the Hillabee expansion project in service, adding natural gas capacity to the Transco system and direct access to Florida’s rapidly growing power generation market.

Greek-Italian Joint Venture Seeks Contractors for EastMed Gas Pipeline

ATHENS (Reuters) — A joint venture between Greek utility DEPA and Italy's Edison is seeking to shortlist two contractors to build part of a pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean's rapidly developing gas fields to Europe, DEPA said on Thursday.

Pieridae Delays Nova Scotia LNG Export Plant FID Due to Pandemic

(Reuters) — Pieridae Energy said on Thursday it delayed a decision to build the Goldboro liquefied natural gas export plant in Nova Scotia until after Sept. 30 as efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak cut global economic growth and energy demand.

Kazakhstan Pipeline Work Continues Despite Tengiz Slowdown

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's biggest oil producer Tengizchevroil (TCO) has reduced some work on its $45 billion expansion project in the west of the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Tuesday.

Enbridge Applies for Construction of Great Lakes Pipeline Tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. has applied for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes.

Reversed Capline Pipeline Set to Begin Light Crude Service in 2021

MPLX LP said the reversal of the Capline pipeline was on schedule, with the line expected to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022.

Enbridge-Annova LNG Deal to Expand Valley Crossing Pipeline

Enbridge’s Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline from Agua Dulce to Brownsville, Texas, will be expanded along with the construction of a 9-mile (14.5-km) lateral to Annova liquefied natural gas’s (LNG) Brownsville export facility.

Tallgrass Energy Announces Open Season on Pony Express Pipeline Expansion

(P&GJ) — Tallgrass Energy has announced that due to continued interest in its Carpenter Expansion it is launching a supplemental open season to solicit binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation from a new origin near Carpenter, Wyo., to Pony Express destinations in Colorado.

ONEOK Suspends Expansion Projects Amid Oil Price Collapse

(P&GJ) — ONEOK has suspended key expansion projects as the price of oil has continued to drop amid fears of a slowing global economy due to the coronavirus.

Bakken Pushes Forward, but Still Needs More Pipelines

Perhaps the biggest news to come from the oil-rich Bakken region during the year was the recent announcement by Dallas, Texas-based Energy Transfer that it wants to double the volume on its Dakota Access pipeline to 1.1 MMbpd.

New Pipelines of Latin America

While proven reserves of natural gas in Latin America represent only 4% of global reserves, gas pipeline infrastructure is currently insufficient to meet growing demand.

Outrigger Expands in Williston Basin with Commitment from XTO

(P&GJ) — Private midstream energy company Outrigger Energy II said it is constructing a 70-mile gathering system and cryogenic plant in North Dakota to service XTO Energy natural gas production under a long-term, definitive gathering and processing agreement

Williams Completes Gateway Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Williams placed its Gateway Expansion into full service 11 months ahead of schedule through “expedited project execution and construction,” boosting natural gas deliveries to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast by 65,000 MMcf/d, in time for the winter heating season.

ARB Midstream Announces New Connection to Pipeline System in DJ Basin

DJ South Gathering, LLC, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream, LLC has announced an expansion of its crude oil gathering and transportation system in the prolific DJ Basin in northeastern Colorado.

Prospects Advance for Canada's Oil Pipelines, Challenges Still Remain

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) — Prospects for expanding pipelines to move Canadian oil to markets have brightened, but plenty of hurdles remain for the Canadian sector, which has struggled for years with low prices and a glut in storage due to long project delays.

Enterprise Products Expects to Complete Part of Wink-to-Webster Crude Pipeline by Year-End

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Thursday it will own a 29% undivided joint interest in the Wink-to-Webster crude pipeline system and construction on the segment to Webster, Texas, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.  The company said its Midland‐to‐ECHO 3 ..

MPLX Says Reversed Capline Pipeline to Begin Light Crude Service in Mid-2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) - MPLX LP said on Wednesday the reversal of the Capline pipeline was progressing as planned, with the line on track to begin light crude service in mid-2021 and heavy crude service in 2022.

What's Next for Keystone XL in South Dakota?

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Plans for construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at both the federal and state levels, but opponents in South Dakota say they haven’t given up on preventing, or at least slowing, the pipeline’s construction.

U.S. OKs Kinder Morgan Request to Start Texas Lockridge Pipeline Construction

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc’s Dec. 13 request to start construction of its proposed Lockridge natural gas pipeline in the Permian basin in West Texas.