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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. recently sought shipper support for a proposed expansion of the portion of its Panola Pipeline Company, LLC natural gas liquids system between Carthage and Mont Belvieu, TX.

I hope the industry is paying attention to some regionalized developments that could hamper activity, at least in the short term.

Are your company’s business systems connected in any way to the industrial control systems (ICS), including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), which are used to manage the company’s critical infrastructure? If they are, and the best guess is they are, then the ICS/SCADA could be vulnerable to cyberattacks in addition to the business side of the networks.

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company and Bridger Pipeline LLC held a joint tariff open season soliciting commitments for crude oil transportation service under a joint tariff from receipt points on the Belle Fourche and Bridger systems in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota to delivery points near Cushing, OK. The binding open season ended Feb. 4.

The Pilgrim Pipeline project has the potential to do more good for the Northeast than just bolstering the flow of refined products and crude between New York Harbor and Albany, NY - it could also remove 6 billion gallons of petroleum a year from barges on the Hudson River.

British Columbia has adopted a regulation to ensure pipelines built to support LNG facilities will not be permitted to transport oil or diluted bitumen. This follows concerns expressed in environmental assessments and by First Nations about the long-term pipeline use.

Advertisers from the print edition of Pipeline & Gas Journal, February 2015, Vol. 242 No. 2.

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC has early natural gas gathering operations underway on the Tall Oak STACK System. The gathering and processing system will serve producers in Oklahoma’s STACK play. STACK is an acronym for the Sooner Trend, Anadarko Basin and Oklahoma’s Canadian and Kingfisher counties. It is northwest of Oklahoma City and targets the Woodford and Mississippian-age shales.

SCADA systems provide combinations of field devices, communications infrastructure and software integrated into a system that provides for safe and reliable operation of remote facilities.

Developing new natural gas pipeline capacity in the Northeast isn’t easy. Environmental rules are tough, local residents are well-organized, and - in New England in particular - the electricity market structure is not, shall we say, pipeline development-friendly.