Projects

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., is adopting two alternative routes for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project to minimize environmental impact and allow for expansion of natural gas service in New Hampshire. Following a thorough evaluation of feasible route alternatives for the market path of the project from Wright, NY to Dracut, MA, the company planned to submit an amended resource report filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December.

Reuters reports Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream is proposing a new pipeline be built to carry natural gas from western Europe to the Balkans, relieving the region of its almost total dependence on Russian supply.

Canada’s Union Gas is holding a binding open season for incremental firm capacity of up to 650,000 GJ/d beginning in 2017 and an additional 550,000 GJ/d in 2018 along the following transportation paths: (a) Dawn to Parkway; (b) Dawn to Kirkwall; and (c) Kirkwall to Parkway.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. recently sought shipper support for a proposed expansion of the portion of its Panola Pipeline Company, LLC natural gas liquids system between Carthage and Mont Belvieu, TX.

Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC, Belle Fourche Pipeline Company and Bridger Pipeline LLC held a joint tariff open season soliciting commitments for crude oil transportation service under a joint tariff from receipt points on the Belle Fourche and Bridger systems in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota to delivery points near Cushing, OK. The binding open season ended Feb. 4.

British Columbia has adopted a regulation to ensure pipelines built to support LNG facilities will not be permitted to transport oil or diluted bitumen. This follows concerns expressed in environmental assessments and by First Nations about the long-term pipeline use.

Tall Oak Midstream, LLC has early natural gas gathering operations underway on the Tall Oak STACK System. The gathering and processing system will serve producers in Oklahoma’s STACK play. STACK is an acronym for the Sooner Trend, Anadarko Basin and Oklahoma’s Canadian and Kingfisher counties. It is northwest of Oklahoma City and targets the Woodford and Mississippian-age shales.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pipeline oil spill in Montana that contaminated a river and a city's drinking water supply is adding to fears about a proposed pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois for distribution to refineries in eastern states.

ABS was awarded a contract from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to develop subsea pipeline design criteria and associated training materials.

Studies by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development.

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