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While statistically pipelines remain the safest method to transport natural gas and liquids, growing demands on the aging infrastructure has increasingly pointed to the need for upgrades – sometimes tragically so.

Dominion, on behalf of its joint venture partners in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, has submitted a request to begin the pre-filing process with FERC for an environmental review of the proposed $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline.

It’s just a few days before Thanksgiving, so let’s talk turkey and football. The Keystone pipeline has never really been about energy. It’s been a political football almost since the day TransCanada proposed a pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands product to Gulf Coast refineries.

Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC reported a key regulatory milestone toward approval to construct its proposed pipeline on a schedule that targets increasing natural gas supply to New York and New England markets in time for the winter 2015-16 heating season.

When and wherever there is a need to inform and educate oil and gas professionals on the intricacies and latest developments in the industry, you will probably find B.J. Lowe and his Houston-based staff of Clarion Technical Conferences.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has secured additional long-term binding shipper agreements on its Rover natural gas pipeline project to connect Marcellus and Utica shale supplies to markets in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions of the United States and Canada. As a result of the additional agreements, the pipeline is fully subscribed through 15- and 20-year fee-based contracts to transport 3.25 Bcf/d of capacity.

Global demand for polyethylene resins – HDPE, LLDPE and LDPE – will rise 4% per year to 99.6 million metric tons in 2018, valued at $164 billion. Gains will match overall world economic growth, fueled by an acceleration in consumer spending and manufacturing activity.

Aux Sable Liquid Products LP announced a $130 million project that will increase the fractionation capacity of its extraction and fractionation facilities in Channahon, IL by 24,500 bpd.

Ian Davidson, member of Parliament: “Let me be clear. If the [natural gas distribution] companies find themselves in a position where the number of health and safety breaches is increasing, a plausible defense for them is to say that they cannot afford to do it because you are squeezing them too tightly.”

Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners are constructing a condensate gathering system into their Three Rivers terminal and doubling the mainline capacity on the Eagle Ford Joint Venture Pipeline from Three Rivers to Corpus Christi, TX. These expansions are supported by a long-term production commitment and are expected to be placed into service in 2015.