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Delta-Related Obstructions in Calcasieu Ship Channel Blocking Deep Draft Traffic

Delta-Related Obstructions in Calcasieu Ship Channel Blocking Deep Draft Traffic

A barge that sank late Tuesday in the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) of Louisiana is one of three obstructions that need to be removed before deep draft vessel traffic, including tankers carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG), is allowed to resume, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition to the barge that sank…

October 14, 2020
Blue Racer Planning to Begin Ohio River Barge Shipments in 3Q2016

Blue Racer Planning to Begin Ohio River Barge Shipments in 3Q2016

Blue Racer Midstream LLC, a joint venture of Caiman Energy II LLC and Dominion Resources Inc., plans to begin transporting its natural gas products via barge along the Ohio River later this year.

June 22, 2016

Coast Guard Sinks Idea to Allow Barges to Haul Shale Wastewater

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it is withdrawing a proposal to allow barges to transport wastewater in bulk from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) along the nation’s waterways, in part due to tepid support from the oil and gas industry, but it may revisit the idea in the future.

February 25, 2016

GreenHunter Begins Operations at Ohio Waste Treatment Facility

GreenHunter Water LLC has begun to process complex oilfield waste streams at its bulk storage and barge transloading terminal in New Matamoras, OH, the GreenHunter Resources Inc. subsidiary said Friday.

July 1, 2013

In Response to Oil Shale Growth, Shell Considers Pipe Reversal

With oil production from domestic shale plays growing, a Royal Dutch Shell plc subsidiary is considering a plan to reverse flows on its Houma-to-Houston (Ho-Ho) system, which now runs from Houma, LA, to oil processing facilities east of Houston. Reversing the 22-inch diameter pipeline would enable more than 300,000 b/d of crude to be distributed across the Gulf Coast region, the company said.

August 9, 2011

Industry Briefs

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) announced it has acquired Texas Pipeline LLC and Bottom Line Services LLC for $76 million. Two firms — Crosstex Energy LP and Quanta Services Inc. — each provided $35 million in initial funding in exchange for about a 35% share of San Antonio-based HEP. Texas Pipeline operates 250 miles of gathering lines in the Eagle Ford and Pearsall shale plays. Bottom Line has built more than 500 miles of pipeline and installed more than 50 midstream facilities in the Eagle Ford.

June 30, 2011

Transportation Notes

Williams Field Services (WFS) said the La Barge Compressor Station in the Green River gathering area was still down Thursday morning after experiencing an equipment failure Wednesday afternoon that resulted in decreased flows in the field and curtailment of volumes at the WFS-operated Opal Plant. WFS said it was making Cycle 4 nomination cuts for Wednesday’s gas day and Cycle 3 cuts for Thursday’s gas day “in order to align nominations with flowing gas.” Shippers were asked to rank their delivery priorities in anticipation of nomination reductions.

March 5, 2010

Transportation Notes

Williams Field Services (WFS) said the La Barge Compressor Station in the Green River gathering area was still down Thursday morning after experiencing an equipment failure Wednesday afternoon that resulted in decreased flows in the field and curtailment of volumes at the WFS-operated Opal Plant. WFS said it was making Cycle 4 nomination cuts for Wednesday’s gas day and Cycle 3 cuts for Thursday’s gas day “in order to align nominations with flowing gas.” Shippers were asked to rank their delivery priorities in anticipation of nomination reductions.

March 5, 2010

Gulfport Reports LA Pipe, Production Back at 100% Following Accident

Almost two months after a tugboat and barge accident ruptured its natural gas pipeline and killed four people, Gulfport Energy Corp. reported last week that the natural gas sales line serving its West Cote Blanche Bay field is back to full operation.

December 11, 2006

Gulfport Reports LA Pipe, Production Back at 100% Following October Tug Accident

Almost two months after a tugboat and barge accident ruptured its natural gas pipeline and killed four people, Gulfport Energy Corp. reported Wednesday that the natural gas sales line serving its West Cote Blanche Bay field is back to full operation.

December 7, 2006
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