North American

British Columbia has adopted a regulation to ensure pipelines built to support LNG facilities will not be permitted to transport oil or diluted bitumen. This follows concerns expressed in environmental assessments and by First Nations about the long-term pipeline use.

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC has early natural gas gathering operations underway on the Tall Oak STACK System. The gathering and processing system will serve producers in Oklahoma’s STACK play. STACK is an acronym for the Sooner Trend, Anadarko Basin and Oklahoma’s Canadian and Kingfisher counties. It is northwest of Oklahoma City and targets the Woodford and Mississippian-age shales.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gas Systems says it is not going through with the second phase of a natural gas pipeline that would have extended underneath Lake Champlain to International Paper in Ticonderoga, New York.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pipeline oil spill in Montana that contaminated a river and a city's drinking water supply is adding to fears about a proposed pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois for distribution to refineries in eastern states.

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Workers recovered about 10,000 gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline that spilled crude into Yellowstone River and contaminated the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city downstream.

Matrix Service Company’s subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc., has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by North Dakota Pipeline Company (NDP), a subsidiary of Enbridge Energy Partners.

Freeport LNG Expansion received final approvals for its proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility on Quintana Island, near Freeport, TX.

Velocity Central Oklahoma Pipeline LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Velocity Midstream Partners, will construct a crude oil gathering and transportation system in the fairway of the prolific SCOOP play in central Oklahoma. Continental Resources, an Oklahoma City-based exploration and production company, will be its customer.

White Cliffs Pipeline, owned by subsidiaries of Rose Rock Midstream, Plains All American Pipeline, Western Gas Partners, and Noble Energy, plans to expand capacity on its existing system to facilitate increasing shipments of crude oil from the Denver-Julesburg Basin to the Cushing hub.

Hiland Crude completed an open season for commitments to expanded capacity of Hiland's 488-mile Double H crude oil transportation system. The recently completed pipeline originates in the Bakken oil production areas near Dore, ND and Sydney, MT and terminates at Hiland's tankage near Guernsey, WY.

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