North American

Spectra Energy Corp.’s Texas Eastern Transmission has reached binding agreements with two anchor shippers for its TEAM 2014 project, an expansion of its existing Texas Eastern system to deliver additional emerging Appalachian shale natural gas supplies to diverse markets in the Northeast, Midwest and South.

The National Energy Board has approved the Vantage Pipeline Project submitted by Vantage Pipeline Canada ULC, formerly Vantage Pipeline Canada Inc.

Midstream Partners has launched two separate binding open seasons to solicit capacity commitments from shippers to transport crude oil from West Texas to the partnership's East Houston terminal for further delivery to the Houston and Texas City-area refineries through Magellan's distribution system.

TexStar Midstream Services, LP extended the binding open season for the TexStar Crude Oil Pipeline, LP to deliver Eagle Ford crude from various points in Texas to NuStar’s North Beach terminal in Corpus Christi.

DCP Midstream LLC announced Feb. 28 that DCP Sand Hills Pipeline LLC has purchased approximately 60 miles of existing 20-inch pipeline in Andrews and Ector counties in West Texas from Odessa Fuels LLC.

TransCanada announced February 27 that it was proceeding with the Cushing, OK to Gulf Coast portion of the Keystone XL as a stand-alone project, at the approximate cost of $2.3 billion. The pipeline would be subject to regulatory approvals but not the state department permit required for cross-border pipelines, and the pipeline would be expected to be in service by late 2013.

Enterprise Products Partners and Genesis Energy have executed crude oil transportation agreements with a consortium of six Gulf of Mexico producers which will provide support for construction of a crude oil gathering pipeline serving the Lucius development area in southern Keathley Canyon.

Regency Energy Partners LP will build a processing facility in Ward County, TX to process natural gas delivered from the Bone Spring and Avalon Shale formations.

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.

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