Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP), a unit of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, has signed a binding, 20-year firm transportation precedent agreement with Mitsubishi Corp. (MC) of Japan to ship 600,000 Dth/d of natural gas earmarked for the proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction facility in Hackberry, LA, which is slated to begin exports in 2017.

Cheniere Energy Partners LP has made a positive final investment decision for development and construction of trains 3 and 4 of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project adjacent to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal.

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP have a joint venture agreement to continue the development process for Bluegrass Pipeline, a project to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays to the petrochemical and export complex along the Gulf Coast as well as the developing petrochemical market in the Northeast.

WGL Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, Capitol Energy Ventures (CEV) Corp., announced an equity investment of $68 million in Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC.

MarkWest Utica EMG LLC, a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners LP and The Energy and Minerals Group, plans another expansion of its large-scale midstream system to support the drilling programs of Antero Resources, Gulfport Energy Corp. and other producers in the southern core of the Utica Shale. MarkWest Utica EMG will add a third 200 MMcf/d cryogenic gas processing plant at its Seneca processing complex in Noble County, OH.

WBI Energy Inc. plans a natural gas pipeline from far western North Dakota to western Minnesota where it would connect with Viking Gas Transmission Co.’s pipeline system.

Millennium Pipeline Co.’s Minisink Compressor Station is now moving natural gas across the Northeast. On May 15 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted Millennium's request for authorization to start service at the site which took eight months to construct.

Devon Energy Corp.’s board approved a plan to form a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership (MLP).

MasTec Inc. has acquired Big Country Energy Services Inc., and its affiliated operating companies, a North American oil and gas pipeline and facility construction services company headquartered in Calgary. The company also has construction offices in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan as well as in Wyoming and North Dakota.

British Columbia has made its final written submission to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel, stating it cannot support the project as presented because Northern Gateway has been unable to address British Columbians' environmental concerns.

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