Pipeline

Enbridge Line 3 Permit Upheld; Construction to Start by Year’s End

Enbridge Line 3 Permit Upheld; Construction to Start by Year’s End

A favorable environmental verdict has enabled $2.6 billion in construction to start this year on a contested 340-mile leg of a Canadian oil export pipe replacement project across Minnesota, according to Enbridge Inc. “Enbridge continues to work with permitting agencies for the timely issuance of remaining permits in order for construction to start before year-end…

October 19, 2020
Salina Cruz LNG Export Project Said Unfeasible Under Current Conditions

Salina Cruz LNG Export Project Said Unfeasible Under Current Conditions

A proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project touted by Mexico’s government is not logistically or economically feasible under current conditions, according to Gadex consultancy co-founder Eduardo Prud’homme. The government this month unveiled a long-awaited infrastructure plan with five projects listed under the energy category, including a 25.2 billion-peso ($1.18 billion) gas export terminal in…

October 14, 2020
Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Secures Reroute Agreement With BC Tribal Leaders

Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Secures Reroute Agreement With BC Tribal Leaders

A seven-year dispute has ended in an agreement by Trans Mountain Pipeline to reroute its expansion project by building a bypass around a native rights sore spot in southern British Columbia (BC). The deal, filed late Friday with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), charts the new course to avoid risking contamination of a subterranean aquifer…

October 12, 2020
Mexico’s CFE Declares Final Leg of Waha-to-Guadalajara Natural Gas Pipeline In-Service

Mexico’s CFE Declares Final Leg of Waha-to-Guadalajara Natural Gas Pipeline In-Service

Mexico’s state power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) last Thursday announced the long-awaited start of commercial operations on Fermaca’s 886 MMcf/d Villa de Reyes-Aguascalientes-Guadalajara (VAG) pipeline system. VAG constitutes the final leg of Fermaca’s larger Waha-to-Guadalajara or “Wahalajara” system, which transports gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to the industrial center of…

October 5, 2020
TC Paying $1.5B to Buy Out Shares in Pipeline MLP

TC Paying $1.5B to Buy Out Shares in Pipeline MLP

TC Energy Corp. on Monday announced a share swap offer, valued at $1.48 billion, to take over all 76% of the stock of affiliate TC PipeLines LP that is widely held on public financial markets. The deal would transfer to TC all the master limited partnership (MLP) interests, ranging from 46-100%, in eight pipeline systems…

October 5, 2020
Navigator Testing Support to Move More Crude from Cushing

Navigator Testing Support to Move More Crude from Cushing

Dallas midstreamer Navigator Borger Express LLC has launched a binding open season on its planned Borger Express crude pipeline system from the Cushing hub in Oklahoma to Borger, TX.  The 90,000 b/d Borger Express would provide transport services by utilizing 180 miles of an existing oil pipeline, and constructing nearly 200 miles of 16-inch diameter…

October 5, 2020
Kinder Morgan Investigating Natural Gas Leak from Texas Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Investigating Natural Gas Leak from Texas Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is investigating the cause of a natural gas release from the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline that occurred early Sunday near Goodrich in Polk County, northeast of Houston. There were no injuries or fire resulting from the incident, and the company isolated the pipeline segment while local emergency responders secured the area.…

October 5, 2020
NiSource Earmarks $10M to Support Massachusetts Communities Rocked by ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

NiSource Earmarks $10M to Support Massachusetts Communities Rocked by ‘18 Natural Gas Explosions

The charitable arm of NiSource Inc., whose Massachusetts subsidiary was blamed for a series of natural gas pipeline explosions in 2018, is providing $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities impacted by the tragedy. The NiSource Charitable Foundation, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said the grants for up to $250,000…

September 25, 2020
Transco Pays Pennsylvania Nearly $1M for Atlantic Sunrise Violations

Transco Pays Pennsylvania Nearly $1M for Atlantic Sunrise Violations

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in penalties and environmental donations for violations that occurred during the construction of its Atlantic Sunrise expansion project, Pennsylvania regulators said Tuesday.  The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it has collected a civil penalty of $736,294 from Transco for…

September 22, 2020
Q&A with Patrick Rau on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with Patrick Rau on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 39th Q&A in the series is with Patrick Rau, CFA. Rau is Director, Strategy & Research and…

September 19, 2020
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