North American

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. held a binding open season that closed Oct. 17 to determine shipper demand for capacity on a proposed pipeline that would originate in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and also serve the Powder River and Denver-Julesburg Basins. The 30-inch pipeline would extend 1,200 miles to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma and is designed to have an initial capacity of 340,000 bpd of crude oil, expandable to over 700,000 bpd.

TexStar Midstream Logistics Pipeline, LP launched a 30-day open season for commitments for service on the TexStar East Texas Pipeline which will transport Eaglebine crude and condensate from Madison, Walker, Grimes and Montgomery counties in Texas to the Houston Ship Channel.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fire Thursday at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet destroyed the crew's living quarters and forced four workers to evacuate, but no one was injured and the environmental risk was considered minimal, responders said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More hearings were ordered Thursday on whether to exempt the construction of buildings around pump and valve-control stations from local zoning ordinances along a 300-mile pipeline to ship natural gas liquids from Marcellus Shale wells across southern Pennsylvania.

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas selected Dominion to build and operate the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 550-mile interstate natural gas pipeline from West Virginia, through Virginia and into eastern North Carolina. This would be North Carolina's second major interstate natural gas pipeline.

Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. have announced an agreement to develop, construct, own and operate a natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. formed a joint venture, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, to construct and own Mountain Valley Pipeline. The joint venture launched a binding open season for the pipeline.

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has completed a 24-mile natural gas pipeline in southwestern Michigan that's part of a $120 million project.

The Flanagan South and Seaway Twin Pipeline startups will soon begin transporting incremental volumes of heavy sour and light sweet crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries, putting downward pressure on U.S. crude prices and displacing imports, said an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Enbridge Energy Partners is delaying the Sandpiper pipeline project through Minnesota.

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