Federal court blocks pipeline construction in western Maryland

The U.S. District Court of Maryland this week blocked construction of a pipeline under state-owned land in western Maryland, agreeing with Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh that Columbia Gas Transmission should not be allowed to move forward with the project. Columbia Gas filed its lawsuit May 17 after the Maryland Board of Public Works

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EQM stops work on portion of Mountain Valley line

EQM Midstream Partners told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission via letter last week the company would stop some work on the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews permits. In the letter, EQM said it was voluntarily suspending new work on Mountain Valley in

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Tribal leaders request hearing concerning Dapl

South Dakota tribal leaders are requesting a public hearing in North Dakota about a proposed increase in crude oil carried by the Dakota Access Pipeline (Dapl), Kallanish Energy reports.  Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline’s capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day, to as much as 1.1 million barrels per day (Mmbpd)

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Black Bear inks Cotton Valley gathering & processing pact

Black Bear Midstream said Tuesday it’s entered into a seven-year gas gathering and processing agreement with an unnamed Cotton Valley producer in Louisiana’s Desoto and Caddo parishes, Kallanish Energy reports. Black Bear will build roughly 20 miles of 16-inch, rich gas gathering pipeline west of its DeSoto Parish, 140 million cubic feet per day cryogenic processing

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Caliber buys Bakken assets from American Midstream

Caliber Midstream Holdings said Tuesday it’s acquired Bakken assets in North Dakota from American Midstream Partners for an undisclosed price, Kallanish Energy reports. The purchase expands Caliber’s crude oil gathering and transportation service lines and widens Caliber’s area of operations within McKenzie County, North Dakota. The acquired assets include a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-regulated crude

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Kinder sues Texas suburb over anti-pipeline ordinance

Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan has sued a suburb of the Texas capital city of Austin over passage of an ordinance the company alleges is designed to keep its proposed Permian Highway natural gas pipeline out of town — despite the route being approved by state regulators. In a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District

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US OCTG prices stay stuck in bear market

The slow on-going recovery for US steel prices is unlikely to affect the oil country tubular goods market for the foreseeable future, Kallanish hears from market sources. While skelp is posting steady gains on the back of domestic mill increases, real demand is holding all energy tubulars back, says one Gulf Coast trader. Kallanish held its representative

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Power from natgas to rise in 2019, slip in 2020: Steo

The share of U.S. total utility-scale electricity generation from natural gas-fired power plants will rise from 35% in 2018, to 38% in 2019, and then decline slightly in 2020, according to the latest Steo, Short-Term Energy Outlook, produced by the Energy Information Administration. EIA/Steo forecasts the share of U.S. generation from coal will average 24%

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Delek says gas exports to Egypt by year’s end

Israel’s Delek Drilling said it has completed testing of a subsea natural gas pipeline to Egypt, but commercial sales by June 30 did not occur as originally projected, Kallanish Energy understands. Delek and its partner, the U.S.’s Noble Energy, signed a deal early in 2018 to export $15 billion in natural gas from Israeli offshore gas fields

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Working gas injected falls under 100 Bcf 2nd straight week

The volume of working natural gas injected in the most recent weekly report by the Energy Information Administration was under 100 billion cubic feet for the second straight week, Kallanish Energy reports. For the week ended June 28, 89 Bcf of working gas was injected underground, bringing total working gas stored to 2.39 trillion cubic

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Pipeline Supporters Rally for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Against Enviro Elites

Jim WillisEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) Pipelines supporters from affected North Carolina communities have had enough of environmental activists and political elites standing in their way. Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a $7 billion, 600-mile pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia into North Carolina, is facing an existential threat by leftist environmentalists. The project is

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Dominion withdraws natgas project, blames Ferc

Dominion Energy Transmission on Friday withdrew its application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the $48 million, 120 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) Sweden Valley pipeline expansion, Kallanish Energy reports. The transmission arm of Dominion Energy blamed Ferc, saying delay at the commission harmed the project, and the unnamed shipper on the

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Chisholm O&G, Gastar Exploration merging

A pair of independent producers, Chisholm Oil and Gas of Oklahoma, and Gastar Exploration of Houston, which exited Chapter 11 just five months ago, announced Wednesday they’re merging, Kallanish Energy reports. No pricetag was placed on the deal. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Oklahoma,

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Meritage launches open season for Thunder Creek extension

Meritage Midstream Services II said Monday its Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline subsidiary launched a binding open season to support construction of a 140-mile extension to its existing natural gas liquids pipeline, Kallanish Energy reports. The extension will facilitate transportation of Ngls from two processing plants located in Wyoming’s Campbell and Converse counties, to an interconnection

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