North American

Erickson Inc. has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura (GDI) to transport pipe via helicopter for a project by TransCanada’s Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste in Mexico. They will use an S-64 E Aircrane to transport over 1,000 natural gas pipeline segments that will complete the 329-mile Topolobampo project.

TransCanada expects to invest $1 billion in the project which is supported by a 25-year contract with Mexico’s national electric company, CFE. The 30-inch pipeline will be 329 miles long and have contracted capacity of 670 MMcf/d.

Williams announced that Transco has filed an application with FERC for its Dalton Expansion project, which would support providing Marcellus gas to the Southeast for electricity generation and local natural gas distribution.

Enable Midstream Partners subsidiary, Enable Gas Transmission, held an open season for interested parties to obtain firm interstate natural gas transportation capacity resulting from an expansion of EGT’s Line AD in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Expansion capacity will provide enhanced transportation options from receipt points in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) region, as well as the Woodford and Cana Basins, the Granite Wash and the Colony Wash supply basins in Oklahoma.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Delek Logistics Partners LP have formed Caddo Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture to develop the Caddo Pipeline. The 80-mile, 12-inch pipeline will run between Longview, TX and Shreveport, LA.

Rangeland Energy has executed a long-term agreement with a subsidiary of Delek US Holdings, Inc. to be an anchor shipper of crude oil on the Rangeland Integrated Oil Pipeline (RIO Pipeline).

The pipeline will connect production from the Delaware Basin to the crude oil market center in Midland, TX. Delek Logistics Partners LP, Delek US’s logistics arm, will own 33% of the RIO Pipeline and supporting terminals.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. has a 50-50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure B.V., a Mexico City-based natural gas infrastructure company, to build a pipeline transporting gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Mexico.

The Roadrunner Gas Transmission project extends from ONEOK Partners' ONEOK WesTex Transmission gas pipeline system at Coyanosa, TX, west to a new international border-crossing connection at the U.S. and Mexico border near San Elizario, TX, where it will connect with Fermaca's Tarahumara Gas Pipeline.

The Columbia Pipeline Group has embarked upon a strategic program to build pipeline infrastructure and compression equipment to deliver natural gas from production areas to homes and businesses throughout the Midwest and eastern U.S.
The proposed Leach XPress project involves 160 miles of natural gas pipeline and compression facilities in southeastern Ohio and West Virginia’s northern panhandle.

The $1.4 billion investment will transport 1.5 Bcf from the heart of the Appalachian supply basin to consumers served by the Columbia Gas and Columbia Gulf pipeline systems.

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and First Reserve announced a US$1 billion agreement to mutually invest in energy infrastructure for Mexico. The first of the investments includes the 744-km natural gas Los Ramones pipeline that is comprised of three sections and is being implemented in two phases.

Construction of the projects has already begun with full commercial operations expected in mid-2016. The companies are also planning large-scale infrastructure opportunities.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. plans to expand the Vantage pipeline system for an estimated $85 million. The expansion entails increasing Vantage's mainline capacity from 40,000 bpd to 68,000 bpd through the addition of mainline pump stations and the construction of a 80-km, 8-inch gathering lateral.

The mainline expansion is supported by a long-term, fee-for-service agreement, with a substantial take-or-pay component. The gathering lateral is underpinned by a fixed return on invested capital agreement. The expansion is expected to be in-service in early 2016.

Tallgrass Development, LP and AGL Resources Inc. concluded the non-binding open season for the proposed Prairie State Pipeline. The system would move natural gas from supply connections in central Illinois to the Chicago Market Center and points in between. Prairie State Pipeline is being jointly developed by Tallgrass and AGL Resources and is expected to have ownership participation by both companies should binding commitments be finalized with interested market participants.

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