Responding to shipper interest in a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline servicing the Marcellus and Utica shales, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP launched a binding open season for its Mariner East 2 project on Wednesday.
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The way that production has been climbing in Marcellus-Utica Shale country, there could be enough to support two pipeline projects to carry natural gas liquids (NGL) from the region to the Gulf Coast, a Kinder Morgan executive allowed during an earnings conference call Wednesday. And the company is weighing other projects to move the region’s output into the Northeast.
Shale-driven natural gas liquids (NGL) supplies are pushing midstream companies to pursue additional capacity to export propane and/or butane from the Gulf Coast. Two new projects would offer combined loading capacity of 36,000 bbl per hour for export.
EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP) and partnerships managed by EnerVest Ltd. have agreed to acquire Barnett Shale natural gas properties from Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc.
Sunoco Logistics Partners’ Sunoco Pipeline is holding a binding open season for its Granite Wash Extension pipeline to provide crude oil takeaway capacity for growing production from the Granite Wash Shale in the northeastern Texas Panhandle and portions of western Oklahoma. The pipeline would originate in Wheeler County, TX, and terminate in Ringgold, TX, where it would interconnect with an existing Sunoco Logistics pipeline with the ability to provide transportation to Corsicana, TX. From Corsicana, access to multiple Sunoco Logistics and third-party pipelines would provide producers the ability to reach various markets and refineries on the Gulf Coast and in the Midcontinent. The partnership would lay 200 miles of new pipeline and construct pump stations, tankage and truck unloading facilities. The Granite Wash Extension is anticipated to have an initial capacity of 70,000 b/d to Ringgold and is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Growing natural gas production in the Permian Basin has prompted Atlas Pipeline Partners LP to announce plans for a new 200 MMcf/d cryogenic processing plant, which will be anchored by production from Pioneer Natural Resources Inc.
NGL Energy Partners LP has acquired the assets of High Roller Wells LLC’s Big Lake SWD No. 1 Ltd., a Texas limited partnership. The Big Lake acquisition expands NGL’s water services business by adding a high-capacity, strategically located, oil and gas water disposal facility to its portfolio of water treatment and gathering infrastructure. The acquisition brings an 25,000 barrels of disposal capacity in the growing Permian Basin in West Texas, the company said.
Sales competition is undermining international prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to ExxonMobil Corp.’s export terminal proposal for the northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia (BC). The supermajor and Canadian affiliate Imperial Oil Ltd. noted the competition in a filing with the National Energy Board (NEB) to build a terminal that could export as much as 30 million metric tons a year (mmty) to overseas markets.