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Bechtel was selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp., to perform front-end engineering and design for the first U.S.-based floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNGV) to go into service at Port Delfin.

Port Delfin is a proposed deepwater port and floating LNG facility that will be located about 50 miles off the coast of Cameron Parish, LA. Upon the final investment decision, Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNGV. Plans call for Port Delfin to receive natural gas from the Delfin Offshore Pipeline.

Phillips 66, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners have formed a joint venture to build the Bayou Bridge pipeline that will deliver crude oil from the Phillips 66 and Sunoco Logistics terminals in Nederland, TX to Lake Charles, LA.

The venture will also launch an expansion open season for service to the market hub in St. James, LA. Phillips 66 holds a 40% interest in the joint venture and Energy Transfer and Sunoco Logistics each hold a 30% interest. Sunoco Logistics will be the operator of the system.

The Saddlehorn Pipeline Company added a 50-mile extension to its planned 550-mile pipeline to transport various grades of crude oil from the DJ Basin, and potentially the broader Rocky Mountain and Bakken area resource plays, to storage facilities in Cushing, OK owned by Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners plans a $1.5 billion expansion of natural gas pipeline operations in western Pennsylvania. The 440 MMcf/d capacity project will support long-term midstream agreements with EdgeMarc Energy. EdgeMarc has drilled over 20 wells and has over 25,000 acres under lease in Butler County. As part of the deal, Energy Transfer is acquiring EdgeMarc’s Constellation pipeline in Butler County.

ONEOK Partners has entered into a 50-50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure, a Mexico City-based natural gas infrastructure company, to construct a pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Mexico.

The $450 million Roadrunner Gas Transmission pipeline project extends from ONEOK Partners’ ONEOK WesTex Transmission natural gas pipeline system at Coyanosa, TX, west to a new international border-crossing connection at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Elizario, TX, where it will connect with Fermaca’s Tarahumara Gas Pipeline.

Outrigger Energy began operating its crude oil gathering system in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The company has received a long-term dedication from Devon Energy Corporation covering leasehold acres located in Campbell, Converse, and Johnson Counties.

Columbia Gulf Transmission’s Rayne Xpress Expansion (RXE) is designed to expand capacity on Columbia Gulf’s existing mainline pipeline system by 621 MMcf/d in a north-to-south direction. It runs from Leach, KY to the Gulf Mainline pool, located just south of Inverness Compressor Station in Humphreys County, MS.

While the project itself consists only of capacity generated by two new compression stations in Kentucky, backhaul agreements along the existing mainline bring the reversal capacity to 1.05 Bcf/d.

Kinder Morgan began a binding open season to solicit interest for the proposed Mier-Monterrrey Pipeline Expansion project, which would increase transportation capacity 700 MMcf/d through looping of the existing pipeline from the U.S.-Mexico border to Huinalá, Nuevo León, Mexico, and a new lateral from Pesquería, Nuevo León, Mexico, to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico.

MarkWest Energy Partners and the Energy & Minerals Group announced the development of a new, large-scale dry gas gathering system to strategically expand the parties’ leading midstream position in the Utica Shale.

The extensive system will be underpinned by a long-term, fee-based contract with Ascent Resources-Utica, a subsidiary of Ascent Resources. Ascent is one of the largest pure-play Appalachian E&P companies with about 280,000 net acres in the prolific Utica and Marcellus shale plays.

Howard Midstream Energy Partners (HEP) said due to a successful open season construction will move forward on the Nueva Era Pipeline, a 50-50 joint venture between HEP and Mexico-based energy and services firm Grupo Clisa.

The project will connect HEP’s existing Webb County Hub in South Texas directly to Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico, and to the Mexican National Pipeline System (Sistema de Transporte Nacional Integrado) in Monterrey, Mexico.

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