North American

Crestwood Midstream Partners has signed an MOU with Mountaineer Keystone LLC, Pittsburgh, to construct a 42-mile, 16-inch natural gas gathering system to serve MK's Marcellus Shale development program in northeast West Virginia.

Spectra Energy Corp.'s Texas Eastern Transmission, American Electric Power and Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. plan to develop the Ohio Pipeline Energy Network (OPEN) project, a proposed expansion of the Texas Eastern pipeline system that will connect Ohio's Utica and Marcellus shale gas supplies with the fast-growing markets attached to the Texas Eastern system, in particular natural gas-fired power generation.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Enbridge Inc. planned to hold concurrent open seasons from Jan. 4 through Feb. 10 to solicit capacity commitments from shippers for an expansion of the Seaway pipeline and an extension of the pipeline into the Port Arthur/Beaumont refining market.

Copano Energy, L.L.C. and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. formed a joint venture to deliver Eagle Ford Shale condensate to Corpus Christi, TX.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has received sufficient transportation commitments to support development of its 1,230-mile Appalachia to Texas pipeline (ATEX Express) that will deliver growing ethane production from the Marcellus/Utica Shale areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline filed an application with the FERC to provide 250,000 Dth/d of incremental, year-round firm natural gas transportation capacity to serve growing markets in the Northeast by November 2013.

Questar Pipeline Co. held an open season concluding Jan. 31 to solicit binding support for the installation of nine miles of pipe and ancillary facilities on its Jurisdictional Line (JL) 47 in Duchesne County, UT.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the Bakken Pipeline Project Canada application submitted by Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Company Inc., on behalf of Enbridge Bakken Pipeline Limited Partnership.

TMK IPSCO and Ferrous Metal Processing have entered into an agreement for the installation of the largest slitter in North America, a new .625-inch x 87-inch line, at the TMK IPSCO facility in Wilder, KY. The new slitting operation will start commercial production this fall.

Cardinal Gas Storage Partners’ wholly owned interstate natural gas storage subsidiary, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, has executed a 10-year precedent agreement with Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. for Cadeville to construct a depleted reservoir storage facility in Ouachita Parish, LA near the Perryville/Delhi Hub in northeast Louisiana.

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