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In an interview with Pipeline & Gas Journal, Alex Alvarado, Chief of the Pipeline Section for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s Gulf of Mexico regional office, talked candidly about the downward trend in pipeline construction in the Gulf and the expected reversal of this trend as a result of recent deepwater discoveries.

Political constraints and concerns that production gains at shale fields aren't sustainable will hinder development of LNG export plants in the United States, former ExxonMobil chief Lee Raymond said in an article reported by Bloomberg.

The U.S. and Mexico have finalized an agreement to cooperate on oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) recently announced the addition of David Brocious to its staff. Brocious, the MSC’s director of Membership and Business Development, will lead the organization’s membership, sponsorship, and business networking activities.

Petrobras has begun production in the Cascade Field through the Cascade 4 well, which is connected to the FPSO BW Pioneer (a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel platform), located 160 miles off the coast of Louisiana in 2,500 meters of water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has developed a new deepwater gas pipeline concept that is designed to “significantly reduce the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime.”

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for a new pipe rolling mill near Corpus Christi for Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (TPCO), a global leader in the manufacture of seamless pipe.

Crestwood Holdings will acquire certain of Antero’s Marcellus Shale gathering system assets located in Harrison and Doddridge counties, West Virginia for $375 million in cash.

Spectra Energy cleared an environmental stumbling block in the expansion of its existing Texas Eastern Transmission and Algonquin Gas Transmission pipeline systems to deliver natural gas supplies to the New Jersey and New York area.

The Anchorage Daily News reported that Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. will pay $1.1 billion to buy the parent company of Enstar Natural Gas Co., the lone distributor of natural gas to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in south-central Alaska.