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Regency Energy Partners LP will expand its Edwards Lime Gathering Joint Venture in the Eagle Ford Shale located in South Texas. The expansion will increase the system’s capacity by 90 MMcf/d to 160 MMcf/d, and provide for additional crude transportation and stabilization capacity of 17,000 bpd.

Copano Energy, L.L.C. plans to add 400,000 Mcf/d of cryogenic processing capacity at its Houston Central complex, located in Colorado County, TX, in response to continuing producer demand in the Eagle Ford Shale play. The expansion will bring Copano's cryogenic processing capacity at its Houston Central complex to 1 Bcf/d. Anticipated capital spending for the expansion and associated facilities is estimated at $190 million, with an expected in-service date in mid-2014.

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. has asked FERC staff to drop the pre-filing proceeding for its 78-mile, 24-inch West to East-Overbeck to Leidy Project in Pennsylvania because of scheduling issues with Marcellus Shale producers and other potential anchor shippers.

Crosstex Energy, L.P. is increasing its capacity to transload crude oil from rail cars to both barges and pipelines at its Riverside fractionation facility in southern Louisiana from 4,500 bpd to 14,500 bpd.

After completing a successful open season for the Keystone Hardisty Terminal project, TransCanada says it has sufficient firm commitments from parties interested in accessing the new terminal at the starting point of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline System.

PR Newswire reported that NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage's (NGT&S) Midstream Services has updated details on its western Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline project. Named the Big Pine Gathering System, the project includes the installation, refurbishment and operation of 70 miles of pipeline facilities in the hydrocarbon-rich western Pennsylvania shale production region, including Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

Spectra Energy Corp. received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, which will transport natural gas supplies to high demand markets in northern New Jersey and New York City.

Williams Partners L.P. continues to gauge interest for the remaining capacity on Atlantic Access, a proposed expansion of its Transco interstate pipeline.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, recently recognized NiSource Inc. for its pipeline infrastructure modernization and replacement investment at a conference in Pittsburgh.

Aqua America Inc. and Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. completed an 18-mile pipeline to supply fresh water to certain natural gas producers drilling in the Marcellus Shale in north-central Pennsylvania.

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