Gathering

Clearfork Midstream Expanding Haynesville Gathering System with Two New Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Clearfork is expanding the footprint of its Holly System by constructing a 24-inch diameter pipeline to the east side of the Red River in northeast Red River Parish, Louisiana as well as a 16-inch diameter pipeline that will expand Clearfork’s capacity in the Spring Ridge area in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Palisade Pipeline Launches Open Season for Permian Basin Produced Water Gathering Pipeline

The pipeline system consists of 97 miles of easements and has been approved to move 500,000 bbl/day of produced water that run from Lovington, New Mexico south to Monahans, Texas. Currently, the Rail Runner project has 150,000 bbl/day of available disposal volume with plans to expand that capacity up to 500,000 bbl/day.

PHMSA Issues Notice of Limited Enforcement Discretion for Certain Gas Gathering Pipelines

The new notice specifies that PHMSA will hold off on pursuing enforcement action against operators for a further year (i.e., until May 17, 2024), but only for Type C gathering pipelines with lower outer diameters.

Howard Energy to Expand South Texas Natural Gas Transportation System

Through a combination of ongoing enhancements to existing systems and new greenfield pipelines, Howard Energy Partners plans to nearly double throughput capacity to a total of up to 2 Bcf/d from the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford shale plays in and around Webb County, Texas.

Harvest Midstream Acquires Louisiana Pipeline System

Harvest Midstream announced the closing of a transaction to purchase the remaining interest of Arrowhead Gulf Coast Holdings LLC, which includes nearly 300 miles of crude and condensate pipelines and terminal assets in South Louisiana.

Momentum Midstream Acquires Pipeline Assets in East Texas for $1.3 Billion

Privately-owned Momentum Midstream has agreed to buy 3,625-miles (5,834 km) of gathering and processing pipeline assets in the East Texas part of the Haynesville Shale from Midcoast Energy for $1.3 billion, including debt, Reuters reported on Friday.

Gas Gathering Pipeline Rules: A New Beginning

The need to regulate the more than 425,000 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines throughout the United States for the first time stems from more than governmental fiat. It is tied to the transformation of the energy industry in the 21st century and the pipelines that supply increasingly complex markets.

Sources: Tug Hill Explores Sale of Natural Gas Producer THQ Appalachia, Pipeline Firm XcL Midstream

Tug Hill and Quantum Energy are exploring a sale of U.S. natural gas producer THQ Appalachia I LLC and XcL Midstream, a pipeline firm that moves THQ's gas to market in a deal that could fetch more than $5 billion, sources told Reuters on Friday.

Targa Resources to Acquire Permian Gas Gathering, Processing Assets in $3.55 Billion Deal

Targa Resources has agreed to buy natural gas processor Lucid Energy Group for $3.55 billion in cash, a deal that includes a portfolio of about 1,050 miles of natural gas pipelines in the Delaware Basin.

Matador Resources Acquires Permian Pipeline, Gathering System in $75 Million Deal

Matador Resources Co. has agreed to acquire Summit Midstream's gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin for $75 million, which includes roughly 45 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.

VVC Increases Natural Gas Production Capabilities with New Seven-mile Pipeline

VVC has expanded its natural gas production capabilities with the installation of seven miles of new pipeline, which will transport gas produced by the company’s natural gas wells to the Tumbleweed Midstream Ladder Creek Pipeline.

Cheniere Launches Program to Monitor GHG Emissions on Natural Gas Systems

Cheniere Energy Inc. has entered a collaboration with natural gas midstream companies to implement quantification and monitoring of GHG emissions on natural gas gathering, processing, and storage systems.

Delek Logistics Acquires Permian Basin Gathering Assets in $624.7 Million Deal

The asset base includes approximately 485 miles of pipelines, 88 million cubic feet per day of cryogenic natural gas processing capacity, 120,000 bbl of crude storage capacity and 200,000 bbl/d of water disposal capacity.

Midcoast Energy Explores Sale of East Texas Pipelines — Sources

Midcoast Energy operates a 3,625-mile (5,834 km) gathering and processing pipeline network that transports natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as a marketing and logistics business, according to its website.

Whiptail Midstream Acquires 525 Miles of Pipeline in San Juan Basin

Whiptail Midstream has acquired DJR Energy's oil, gas, and water gathering assets in the Gallup oil window of the San Juan Basin, doubling the company's dedicated acreage, miles of pipeline and production flowing on its assets.

Pine Wave Energy Partners to Sell Haynesville Acreage, Gathering Assets

The sale includes approximately 12,500 net acres and 100 million cubic feet per day of net production with 18 miles of gathering pipeline in east Texas and northwest Louisiana.

Whitney Fairbanks Named President of Cameron LNG

Fairbanks spent over a decade at Hunt Oil Company, where he managed Hunt LNG Operating Company, the operator of Peru LNG, consisting of a 4.4 MTPA LNG liquefaction plant and a 400-km natural gas pipeline.

Equitrans Nixes Summer Start of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Equitrans Midstream on Wednesday announced that it is no longer targeting a summer 2022 startup of its long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and is not yet able to provide an update on the project's in-service timing or overall cost.

Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production Taking Over Myanmar Gas Field as Others Exit

Thailand's state oil and gas explorer looks set to take over Myanmar's biggest gas field, as TotalEnergies and Chevron Corp. exit in the wake of last year's coup in the Southeast Asian state.

EIA Forecasts US Natural Gas Production Will Increase in 2022

If realized, the December 2022 forecast production level will exceed the previous record of 97.2 Bcf/d, which was set in November 2019.

Permian Shale Producers Warn of Natural Gas Takeaway Constraints

U.S. oil and gas producers Diamondback Energy and ConocoPhillips said the top U.S. shale field will face natural gas pipeline constraints as production grows and companies strive to reduce flaring.

Philippines' Malampaya Gas Project Can be Extended for Several Years -Udenna President

The life of the Philippines' Malampaya natural gas field, which had been projected by the government to run dry by 2027, can be extended for several more years, the president of Udenna Corp. said.

New Regulations Place 400,000+ Miles of Gas Gathering Pipelines Under Federal Oversight

Historically, gathering lines have been lower-pressure, lower risk lines typically situated in rural areas. With the increase in fracking over the last 15 years, the volume of gas extracted and transported through gathering lines has increased significantly.

Texas’ Midland Basin Accounts for 15% of US Crude Oil in 2020

Texas’s Midland Basin, part of the larger Permian Basin, which spans parts of western Texas and eastern New Mexico, is made up of many stacked hydrocarbon-bearing formations.

Papua New Guinea Hands Pandora Gas Field to State-Owned Kumul

The Papua New Guinea government has awarded Kumul Petroleum rights to develop the Pandora gas field, estimated to hold 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, rejecting other bids to keep control of PNG's resources within the country.

Papua New Guinea Resumes Talks with Exxon on Gas Field Agreement

The Papua New Guinea government and U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp plan to resume talks on the P'nyang natural gas project, nearly two years after their negotiations halted.

U.S. Regulator Moving to Restore Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Program

A U.S. offshore regulator on Wednesday said efforts to resume a federal oil and gas leasing program are underway following a court decision reversing the Biden administration's suspension.

U.S. Drillers Add Most Oil Rigs in a Week Since April - Baker Hughes

U.S. energy firms added the most oil rigs in a week since April as the total rig count more than doubled from a record low a year ago amid a recovery in crude prices.

EIA Reports: Gulf of Mexico Projects, Production to Grow in 2022

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico will increase in the next two years, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Chesapeake Focusing on U.S. Shale Gas with $615 million Vine Energy Buy

Chesapeake Energy Corp agreed to buy Louisiana natural gas rival Vine Energy Inc. for $615 million, betting on the Haynesville shale field's proximity to the U.S. Gulf Coast export hub.