North American

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners announced Oct. 17 that it has agreed to acquire Petal Gas Storage, L.L.C. and Hattiesburg Gas Storage Company and related entities from Enterprise Products Partners L.P. for $550 million in cash (subject to customary adjustments).

Kinder Morgan, Inc. and El Paso Corporation announced Oct. 16 a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines.

Millennium Pipeline Co. L.L.C. received Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to construct its Minisink Compressor project.

Spectra Energy Corp. placed into service, on time and under budget, two major expansion projects. This brings to six the total number of expansion projects brought into service this year, as part of the company's $1 billion to $1.5 billion per year ongoing capital expansion plan.

Enbridge Inc. announced that Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has filed with Canadian regulator, the National Energy Board, commercial agreements which fully subscribe for long term service and capacity on the Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Southern Union has approved construction of the $235 million Red Bluff Project, a 200 MMcf/d natural gas processing plant and associated gathering, compression and treating facilities, through its midstream segment, Southern Union Gas Services (SUGS).

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Pipe Lines Ltd., recently announced plans for two pipelines. The first involves plans to construct and operate four new segments of pipeline and related facilities for the proposed Komie North Extension Project.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. will not be moving forward with a proposed joint venture with Energy Transfer Partners L.P. to develop and construct a 584-mile crude oil pipeline from Cushing, OK to Houston.

DCP Midstream Board of Directors approved the construction of the Sand Hills Pipeline designed to provide critical new capacity for NGL transportation from the Permian and Eagle Ford producing basins to market centers along the Gulf Coast.

National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago President, S. Andrew Mc Intosh announced completion and commissioning of the 59-mile, 36-inch North-Eastern Offshore (NEO) pipeline.

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