Downstream

Ohio Water District Sells More Water to Gulfport, Enacts New Policy

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has agreed to sell more water to Gulfport Energy Corp. for Utica Shale drilling activities, as it adopts a new short-term water sales policy and partners with the U.S. Geological Survey to study the impact of future water withdrawals.

May 22, 2013

Let’s Make a (Shale) Deal! U.S. Onshore Still Opening Doors, Says PwC

Strategic investors and foreign buyers continue to press for deals in U.S. unconventional fields, but higher prices have pushed private equity (PE) momentarily to the sidelines, according to PwC US.

April 25, 2013

Phillips 66 Moves to Leverage North American Shale Oil

Midstream and downstream energy giant Phillips 66 is positioning itself to take full advantage of the ongoing North American shale oil boom by inking a number of deals to increase supplies of cost-advantaged North American crude oil to its U.S. refineries.

March 21, 2013
Marcellus NGL Pipeline Would Convert Portion of Texas Gas

Marcellus NGL Pipeline Would Convert Portion of Texas Gas

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP are partnering on a pipeline project to carry mixed (y-grade) natural gas liquids (NGL) from the Marcellus and Utica shales to the U.S. Gulf Coast as well as the petrochemical market in the Northeast.

March 7, 2013

Global Competition Seen Upended by U.S. Unconventionals

The impact of unconventional domestic shale gas and tight oil reserves is impacting domestic manufacturing and has upended global competitiveness, according to IHS Inc.

January 25, 2013

Pennsylvania, Chief Investigate Acid Spill in Bradford County

An estimated 4,700 gallons of hydrochloric acid (HCL) that were spilled on Wednesday at a Chief Oil & Gas LLC drilling operation in Leroy Township in Bradford County, PA, had been remediated almost entirely by Thursday, officials said.

July 9, 2012

Gulf Coast Propane Unit to Capitalize on Shale NGLs

Enterprise Products Partners LP plans to build one of the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) units on the Texas Gulf Coast to take advantage of abundant supplies of propane thrown off by shale gas plays and to address periodic shortages of propylene in the region.

June 25, 2012

Industry Briefs

The ConocoPhillips board of directors has given final approval to spin off the downstream businesses as Phillips 66 at close of business on April 30, which would result in ConocoPhillips becoming the largest pure-play, upstream independent in North America (see NGI, July 18, 2011). The companies would be headquartered in Houston. Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance would lead ConocoPhillips. Phillips 66, to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as “PSX,” would be led by Chairman and CEO Greg Garland and would comprise the refining and marketing; midstream and chemicals businesses.

April 9, 2012

Industry Brief

The ConocoPhillips board of directors has given final approval to spin off the downstream businesses as Phillips 66 at close of business on April 30, which would result in ConocoPhillips becoming the largest pure-play, upstream independent in North America (see Daily GPI, July 15, 2011). The companies would be headquartered in Houston. Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance would lead ConocoPhillips. Phillips 66, to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as “PSX,” would be led by Chairman and CEO Greg Garland and would comprise the refining and marketing; midstream and chemicals businesses.

April 5, 2012

Trio to Construct Crude Oil Pipeline to Cushing

To deal with growing midstream activity in western Oklahoma and the emerging Mississippi Lime, SemGroup Corp., Gavilon Midstream Energy LLC and an affiliate of Chesapeake Energy Corp. plan to construct a 210-mile crude oil pipeline to carry supplies to a 1 million bbl storage facility in Cushing, OK.

February 24, 2012