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Genesis Energy plans to expand its crude oil pipeline and terminal capabilities on the upper Texas Coast and to expand its refinery services operating footprint with a new sour gas processing facility by year-end.

The Office of Federal Coordinator for an Alaska natural gas pipeline has added a new feature to its website: In-depth reports on issues related to the project.

Williams Partners L.P. placed into service two expansions on its Transco natural gas pipeline.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. plans an 80-mile extension of its 350,000- bpd Eagle Ford Shale crude oil pipeline in southwest Texas enabling it to serve growing production areas in the southwestern portion of the play.

With its strategic location near the site of some of the nation’s most prolific gas plays – the Barnett and Haynesville shales – Crosstex Energy of Dallas has become a leading players in the midstream natural gas industry, specializing in the gathering, transmission, processing and fractionationof natural gas and natural gas liquids in North Texas and Louisiana.

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP has completed acquisition of midstream assets in the Fayetteville Shale and the Granite Wash plays from Tulsa, OK-based Frontier Gas Services LLC for $338 million.

A new study by Ziff Energy Group reports that Mexico has a large natural gas resource potential, over 60 Tcf, relative to its 8 Bcf/d demand. Mexico gas supply and demand growth rate was historically above 5%. Total supply will grow to 10 Bcf/d in 2020. Figure 1 provides an outlook of Mexico gas supply to 2020.

Paul Tyree has been promoted to chief operating officer of Total Safety.

Vectren Corporation acquired Minnesota Limited, Inc. in a strategic move to grow Vectren's infrastructure services business segment. Minnesota Limited will join wholly owned subsidiary Miller Pipeline in Vectren's infrastructure services group.

New technologies used to squeeze oil and natural gas from tight formations like shale do more than just convert barren areas to large producing reservoirs. Production is the sweet smell of success but is really only a part of the overall transformation. Because of this metamorphosis of turning barren areas into producing locations, the total infrastructure comes into play.