Outside activists threatening energy industry: CEA

Well-funded, out-of-state activists are threatening Oklahoma’s oil and gas resources and pipeline network, a consumer energy group warned in a recent report, CNHI News Service reported. Consumer Energy Alliance officials said the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and Food & Water Watch have operations in Oklahoma or members who are working to halt production in the state.

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WhiteWater Midstream expanding Agua Blanca system

Joint venture partners WhiteWater Midstream, MPLX LP, along with lead investor in the Agua Blanca pipeline system First Infrastructure Capital, this morning announced a positive final investment decision to expand the Delaware Basin Agua Blanca system. The expansion includes a 42-inch trunkline that more than doubles system capacity to over 3 billion cubic feet per day

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The Carlyle Group exits Corpus oil terminal project

The Carlyle Group, an international private equity/investment firm and the entity behind efforts to build a $1 billion crude oil export terminal at Harbor Island, Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, is pulling out of the project. The Washington, D.C.-based company said in a statement it’s dissolved its relationship with The Berry Group, Kallanish Energy finds.  The

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Enterprise to further expand midland to Echo system

Enterprise Products Partners has announced it has long-term agreements that support additional expansion of the Midland to Echo crude oil pipeline system. The midstreaming giant will build a pipeline that connects the partnership’s 6-million-barrel (Mmbbl) Midland, Texas, storage facility to its Echo Terminal through its Eagle Ford system in South Texas. This line will have

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Eco-Energy buys gathering/processing/terminal assets

Tennessee-based biofuel company Eco-Energy has acquired the Stone Mountain gathering pipeline system, Stone Mountain processing facility and the Stone Mountain rail terminal from Continuum Energy Services for an undisclosed price. The Stone Mountain gathering system is made of up over 600 miles of gathering pipelines that span Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, Kallanish Energy learns. The

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Cheniere’s Train 2 at Corpus Christi substantially complete

Cheniere Energy has announced that Train 2 at Corpus Christi, Texas, has reached substantial completion, Kallanish Energy reports. That was reached last week at the liquefaction/export facility, the company said on Tuesday. Commissioning is complete and Cheniere’s Epc partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc. has turned Train 2 over to Cheniere. Texas-based Cheniere has

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Plains gives up on pipeline steel surcharge

U.S. pipeline operator Plains All American has abandoned a plan to institute a surcharge to offset Section 232 steel tariffs for its new Cactus II Pipeline, following objections by ConocoPhillips and Encana, according to regulatory documents secured by Kallanish, sister publication of Kallanish Energy. The proposed tariff would have been $0.05/barrel on its 670,000 barrels

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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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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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