North Dakota regulators approve DAPL expansion

The North Dakota Public Service Commission this week voted 3-0 to approve the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which involves building a pump station in Emmons County to help push up to twice as much crude oil through the line daily. Pipeline owner-developer Energy Transfer plans to begin construction on the facility this

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Woodside writing-down Western Canada investments

A partner in the proposed Kitimat LNG project on the British Columbia coast said it will record a $720 million after-tax writedown on its investments in Western Canada, Kallanish Energy learns. Australia-based Woodside Petroleum said the charge against 2019 earnings reflects uncertainty in timing of when it will be able to develop its natural gas fields

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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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Oxy looking to sell Wyoming, Colorado assets: sources

Occidental Petroleum Corp is soliciting bids for oil and gas properties in Wyoming and Colorado acquired when it purchased Anadarko Petroleum, hoping the assets will bring up to $700 million, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Occidental offered roughly 200,000 acres in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Wyoming and Colorado that produce $66 million a

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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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Oil industry veteran Keenan resigns from Apache

Oil and gas industry veteran Steven Keenan, who is credited with the Alpine High shale discovery for Apache Corp, resigned from his position as senior vice president of Worldwide Exploration, the company said. Houston-based Apache told Reuters Keenan’s resignation is not connected to the well the company is currently drilling offshore in Suriname. The company said,

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Shale Support to expand Shale Rail partnership

Shale Support Global Holdings, a provider of frac-sand and logistics services to the oil and gas industry, has signed an extension to continue working with Shale Rail as the exclusive supply company for a Bradford County, Pennsylvania, frac sand storage facility. In an effort to better serve the Marcellus Shale play, Shale Rail released plans to

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PG&E shuts off power to 940,000 as CA wildfires rage

Millions of Californians were without power Sunday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co. implemented its largest-ever blackout to prevent wildfires during high and hot winds, Kallanish Energy reports. The outages extend from parts of California’s Humboldt County to the Salinas Valley and were expected to reach a portion of the state’s Kern County by Sunday

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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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Natural gas royalties paid in Pa reach nearly $10B

Royalties paid to Pennsylvania landowners for natural gas extraction in primarily eight counties totaled $8.84 billion from 2010 through 2018, according to calculations by the state Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), Kallanish Energy reports. Royalty payments made in the remaining Pennsylvania counties where natural gas is produced would add another $982 million in royalty payments to

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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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US producible gas volume jumps in latest biennial survey

Energy industry experts who comprise the Potential Gas Committee announced Wednesday the volume of producible natural gas in the U.S. has jumped roughly 20% since their last assessment two years ago. The increase of 557 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) reported by the Pgc is the highest assessment in its 54-year history. The organization estimates total

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EQT simplifying organization, cutting 23% of workforce

EQT Corp. said Tuesday it’s cutting its workforce by 23% — 196 positions – and chopping departments to 15 from 58 – all designed to improve operational effectiveness, and create a more efficient, nimbler organization. The workforce reduction will save roughly $50 million in general and administrative expenses annually, Kallanish Energy reports. All actions announced

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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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