ONEOK Partners has entered into a 50-50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure, a Mexico City-based natural gas infrastructure company, to construct a pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Mexico.

The $450 million Roadrunner Gas Transmission pipeline project extends from ONEOK Partners’ ONEOK WesTex Transmission natural gas pipeline system at Coyanosa, TX, west to a new international border-crossing connection at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Elizario, TX, where it will connect with Fermaca’s Tarahumara Gas Pipeline.

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A move by British oil and gas company BG International to buy a stake in Cyprus' offshore mineral deposits is an important step forward for the country's plans to supply Egypt with natural gas, the east Mediterranean island's energy minister said Monday.

Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said U.S. company Noble Energy has cut a deal with BG International for a 35% stake in an area, or block, where a field estimated to contain more than 4 Tcf of gas has been found.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a Kinder Morgan company (KMI), made it official, filing a certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED).

The $5 billion effort will expand TGP’s existing, extensive pipeline system in Pennsylvania, New York and New England, connecting low-cost natural gas supplies from northern Pennsylvania to New York and New England markets.

Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings announced it has filed a use and occupancy permit application in New York to construct the Pilgrim Pipeline. The proposed 178-mile pipeline project consists of two separate, parallel underground lines running between supply and distribution terminals in Albany and Linden, New Jersey.

MEXICO CITY – TransCanada announced it won the contract to build, own and operate the Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline in Mexico. Construction is supported under a 25-year natural gas transportation service agreement with the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state owned power company.

The pipeline will originate in Tuxpan, in the state of Veracruz, and extend through the states of Puebla and Hidalgo, supplying natural gas to CFE combined-cycle power generating facilities in each of those jurisdictions, as well as to the central and western regions of Mexico.

Technip was awarded a contract by CHS Inc. to provide technology as well as engineering, procurement and construction for a 40,000-normal-cubic-meter-per-hour grassroots hydrogen plant at the CHS Refinery in Laurel, MT. The plant is part of ongoing upgrades to boost efficiency, increase diesel production and process additional crudes at its refinery.

Canadian company Enbridge will make $17.3 million in improvements to its Ozark Pipeline along a 4,000-foot segment that runs beneath the Mississippi River into north St. Louis. The work is scheduled for completion in 2016.

Crews will bore under the river, welding 22-inch steel pipe together on the Missouri side, before pulling it through a new tunnel. The 435-mile Ozark Pipeline carries up to 215,000 bpd of oil from Oklahoma through Missouri, en route to the Wood River, IL refinery, Enbridge said.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Enable Gas Transmission will conduct a binding open season seeking commitments for its Cana and STACK Expansion (CaSE).

Together with existing EGT system capacity and EGT capacity on third-party pipelines, the CaSE project will provide residue takeaway solutions for growing production from the Cana Woodford play, as well as the Sooner Trend, Anadarko, Canadian and Kingfisher “STACK” region.

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have agreed to jointly launch the construction of a multi-billion dollar pipeline that will pump natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Turkmen state media reported Tuesday.

Turkmenistan is believed to have the world's fourth-largest gas reserves, but currently exports almost all of it to China.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Monday discussed the new pipeline in a phone call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who hailed it as "extremely important for the entire region."

Willbros Group announced its utility technology and development segment won two projects with a total contract value of about $29 million.

One project is for the installation of 115KVA duct bank in a congested urban setting and is expected to be underway in January 2016, taking a year to complete. The second project is the for replacement of steel and plastic gas mains, and about 1,900 gas service connections, also in an urban setting, with work beginning first quarter of 2016 and finishing in 2017.

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