North American

Sumitomo Corporation has signed an agreement with Devon Energy Corp. to participate in Devon's tight oil development project in the Permian Basin.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. has signed a long-term, fee-based agreement with XTO Energy, Inc. a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corp., to extend MarkWest’s natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering pipeline in northwest Pennsylvania to XTO’s processing plant in Butler County, PA which is expected to start operations in late 2012.

ShawCor Ltd.’s pipe coating division, Bredero Shaw, has received contracts with a value in excess of US$40 million from the consortium between Dragados Offshore and Swiber Offshore Construction and from Tubacero S.A. de C.V. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the Linea 5 Pipeline project operated by PEMEX.

Williams Partners L.P. held an open season from July 24 to Aug. 23 for an expansion of its Transco Mobile Bay South III interstate pipeline to provide firm natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the Southeast by fall 2014.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and BP North America have finalized long-term commercial agreements to provide BP condensate processing services and storage at Kinder Morgan’s terminals located on the Houston Ship Channel.

Spectra Energy held a non-binding open season for the Renaissance Gas Transmission Project that ended March 30.

A non-binding open season for ANR Pipeline’s Wisconsin 2015 expansion project closed on Aug.1.

Chenier Energy Partners has gained commitments for $3.4 billion to fund the costs of developing, constructing and placing into service the first two liquefaction trains at its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana.

Magellan Midstream Partners and Occidental Petroleum held a one-week extension of their binding open season initiated on June 11 to solicit capacity commitments from shippers to transport crude oil from Colorado City, TX to the Houston Gulf Coast area on the proposed BridgeTex Pipeline. The binding commitment deadline closed July 18.

Pony Express Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC, says it has received sufficient binding shipper commitments during its recent open season.

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