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Kinder Morgan Increases Permian Highway Pipeline Capacity by 550 MMcf/d

(P&GJ) — Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan has successfully augmented the capacity of its Permian Highway natural gas pipeline by an additional 550 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), CEO Kimberly Dang announced during an investor call Dec. 7.

Serbia Launches Gas Pipeline Interconnector with Bulgaria, Diversifying Supplies

Serbia on Sunday completed the interconnector to a pipeline in Bulgaria, which would allow the Balkan country to diversify its gas supplies and reduce its dependence on Russia.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Further Delays, Posing Financial Challenges for Canadian Oil Producers

Canadian oil producers are bracing for further potential delays to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) that could cost them millions of dollars in lost revenues in coming months after they ramped up production ready to fill the expanded line, meant to unlock access to Asia.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Owner Equitrans Considering Asset Sale

While there is no certainty that the company would decide to proceed with the sale, it would likely attract interest if it were to launch a sale process in early 2024, coinciding with the expected completion of the Mountain Valley pipeline.

Canadian Regulators Approve Preliminary Interim Tolls on Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) on Thursday approved preliminary interim tolls for the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline system, allowing the project to begin charging for shipping services once operations start.

Elliott Takes $1 Billion Stake in U.S. Pipeline Operator Phillips 66, Urges Board Revamp

Elliott Investment Management has taken a $1 billion stake in Phillips 66 and is urging the U.S. oil refiner and pipeline operator to revamp its board to boost lagging performance.

Kinder Morgan to Buy NextEra’s 462-Mile Texas Pipeline System for $1.8 Billion

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to acquire NextEra Energy Partner's South Texas assets, STX Midstream, for $1.815 billion. The STX Midstream pipeline system, which spans 462 miles, boasts a substantial transport capacity of 4.9 billion cubic feet per day.

Bakken Case Study: Expanding Operations Depends on Thick-Walled HDPE Pipe

(P&GJ) – As Continental Resources expands its operation in Dunn County, North Dakota, an important component is the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that was selected not only for its integrity but also because it can be installed without scaring the environment.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Beats Profit Targets on Higher Transport Volumes

Pipeline operator Enbridge on Friday beat third-quarter profit estimates, benefiting from transporting higher volumes of oil and other liquids.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Completion Pushed to First-Quarter 2024, Costs Rise to $7.2 Billion

(P&GJ) — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has redefined its timeline for completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project, now aiming for a startup in the first quarter of 2024, the company announced in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 18.

Kinder Morgan's Q3 Earnings Fall Short Due to Commodity Prices and Pipeline Expenses

Pipeline and terminal operator Kinder Morgan on Wednesday posted lower-than-expected profit for the third quarter as higher interest expenses offset strength in its natural gas and products pipeline segment.

Williams' Gas Pipeline in Idaho Ruptures, Company Challenges Explosion Allegations

The rupture occurred when an excavator operator accidentally damaged a 22-inch gas pipeline near Middleton. However, Williams contested the local authorities' account of the incident, asserting no ignition, fire, or explosion was connected to the occurrence.

Canadian Regulator Set to Decide on Trans Mountain Expansion Tolls

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) said on Thursday it will make a preliminary decision on Trans Mountain Corp.'s proposed shipping tolls for its oil pipeline expansion project this autumn before holding a hearing on the tolls next year.

TC Energy Names Ex-CEO as Chair of Oil Pipeline Business

Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy on Thursday named industry veteran and former CEO Hal Kvisle as the chair of its oil pipeline unit.

Chevron Halts Gas Exports via EMG Pipeline from Israel to Egypt

Chevron has halted natural gas exports through a major subsea pipeline between Israel and Egypt and is supplying gas via an alternative pipeline through Jordan, industry and government sources said on Tuesday.

Explainer: What Is Stopping the Iraq-Turkey Oil Pipeline Restarting?

A crude oil export pipeline from Iraq to Turkey is ready to resume operations, which have been suspended for the past six months, but flows have yet to restart.

Trans Mountain to Begin Line Fill for Canadian Oil Pipeline in First-Quarter 2024

The Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion will initiate the line fill process in the first quarter of 2024, with an expected duration of six to seven weeks. Filling the pipeline with oil will require about 4.5 million barrels, Trans Mountain Corp said.

Keyera Completes 357-Mile Key Access Pipeline System

(P&GJ) — Keyera Corp. has successfully completed the Key Access Pipeline System (KAPS), a 575-kilometer (357-mile) NGLs and condensate pipeline. It will transport 350,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of NGL and condensate from the Montney and Duvernay basins to Keyera's processing hub in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, Fort Saskatchewan.

Equitrans Midstream and PHMSA Collaborate to Improve MVP Pipeline Safety

(P&GJ) — Equitrans Midstream, the operator of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), entered into an agreement on Oct. 3 with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to strengthen the pipeline's safety and regulatory compliance.

416-Mile Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project 98% Complete

(P&GJ) — TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project is 98% complete, signaling the culmination of a significant milestone in the development of the 670-km (416-mile) pipeline, according to the company’s September construction update.

FACTBOX: Deals on the Rise in US Oil and Gas Pipeline Sector

The oil and gas pipeline business has seen increased consolidation this year as U.S. production grows and new pipeline permitting problems have made existing operators more valuable.

Magellan Midstream Approves $18.8 Billion Sale to ONEOK, Creating Major U.S. Pipeline Player

Magellan Midstream Partners' unitholders on Thursday voted in favor of its sale to larger rival ONEOK Inc. for $18.8 billion, creating one of the largest U.S. energy pipeline companies.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Could Add 200,000 bpd to Mainline Oil Pipeline Capacity

Enbridge Inc. could add 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) of capacity to its 3 million bpd Mainline system, which ships the bulk of Canada's crude exports to the United States, a company executive said on Tuesday.

US Pipeline Regulator Awards $15 Million Grants to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Wednesday awarded $14.8 million in grants for pipeline safety training and technological research.

P&GJ’s Europe 500 Report of Top Pipelines

(P&GJ) — Following is a listing of some of the longest transportation routes on the continent of Europe as of July 2023. This third such report will be broken down into two sections, gas and liquids (oil and products), which will be updated in each of our September issues going forward.

Williams CEO Not Interested in Acquisition of Utility Companies

U.S. energy firm Williams Companies is not interested in three utilities recently bought by Canada's pipeline operator Enbridge as the return rate would be too low, CEO Alan Armstrong said on Wednesday.

Pipeline Operator Enbridge Bets Big on US Gas with $14 Billion Bid for Dominion Utilities

Enbridge will buy three utilities from Dominion Energy for $14 billion including debt, the Canadian pipeline operator said on Tuesday, creating North America's largest natural gas provider and doubling its gas distribution business.

Pipeline Operator Trans Mountain Says British Columbia Fires Pose No Risk to Its Operations

Canadian oil pipeline system operator Trans Mountain said on Sunday that the British Columbia wildfires posed no risk to its pipeline operations or its expansion project.

Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline Issues Force Majeure Amidst Fire Incident

Kinder Morgan unit Tennessee Gas Pipeline on Friday declared force majeure due to an explosion and fire caused by equipment failure at a compressor station near Centerville in Hickman County.

Energy Transfer Reports Lower Q2 Earnings, Weighed by Natural Gas Prices

Last week, U.S. midstream company Energy Transfer reported lower earnings for the second quarter despite higher transport volumes in most energy product segments versus a year ago.