Permian

Piñon Midstream Boosts Sour Gas Capacity by 50% in Delaware Basin

Piñon Midstream has announced a significant increase in its sour gas treating capacity and an expansion of its infrastructure in the Delaware Basin.

Phillips 66 to Acquire Pinnacle Midland for $550 Million

Pinnacle's assets include the Dos Picos natural gas complex with a processing capacity of 220 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), and 80 miles of pipelines.

EIA: U.S. Oil Output in Top Shale Regions to Hit Six-Month High in June

Production in the top basins will reach 9.85 million barrels per day (bpd), its highest since December, the EIA said.

LM Energy Expands New Mexico Gas Gathering System, Boosts Capacity to 500 MMcf/d

The new high-pressure pipeline will provide over 300 MMcf/d of critical delivery capacity out of New Mexico's North Carlsbad area. Upon completion, LM’s systems will consist of 150 miles of gas gathering pipelines with a total capacity of approximately 500 MMcf/d.

U.S. Gas Surplus Forecasted to Vanish by End of Winter 2024/25

U.S. gas inventories are nearing record highs for this time of year, propelled by exceptionally mild temperatures during the winter of 2023/24, attributed to the El Nino weather phenomenon.

Enbridge Launches Binding Open Season for 850-Mile Gray Oak Oil Pipeline

Gray Oak Pipeline LLC, a joint venture among the pipeline system's owners, has announced a binding open season to solicit shipper interest for an expansion of the Gray Oak Pipeline of up to 120,000 barrels per day.

Occidental Petroleum Aims to Close CrownRock Deal by August

Occidental Petroleum hopes to close its acquisition of shale oil producer CrownRock before its second-quarter earnings call, CEO Vicki Hollub said on Wednesday, a date that typically falls in August.

Occidental Explores Sale of Permian Assets Worth Over $1 Billion, Sources Say

Occidental Petroleum is exploring a sale of a part of its operations in the Permian Basin that could fetch more than $1 billion for the energy producer, according to people familiar with the matter.

ExxonMobil Completes Pioneer Acquisition, Doubling Permian Footprint

The acquisition, finalized on May 3, sees ExxonMobil more than doubling its footprint in the Permian Basin, combining Pioneer's substantial acreage and industry expertise with ExxonMobil's technological prowess and financial strength.

Energy Transfer Subsidiary Sunoco and NuStar Energy Merger Receives Green Light from Unitholders

The acquisition grants Sunoco access to NuStar's extensive transportation and storage infrastructure, encompassing approximately 9,500 miles of pipeline and 63 terminals.

Oil Prices Rise on Prospect of U.S. Replenishing Strategic Reserve

Oil prices rose on Thursday on the prospect the U.S. may start buying crude for its petroleum reserve, after prices sank to a seven-week low on hopes for an Israel-Gaza ceasefire, doubts about U.S. interest rate cuts and swelling oil inventories.

Targa Resources Beats First-Quarter Core Profit Estimates on Higher Transportation Volumes

Targa Resources beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter core profit, as the pipeline operator benefitted from higher volumes of natural gas liquids (NGL) transported through its system.

Texas Oil Operators Increase Flaring Amid Weak Gas Prices

Operators drilling for oil in Texas are scrambling to dispose of their excess natural gas amid a supply glut and weak prices, prompting an uptick in flaring requests.

Report: Global Upstream Sector Eyes $150 Billion in Deals for Rest of 2024

The global upstream industry could see dealmaking worth another $150 billion throughout the remainder of the year, with focus shifting to shale plays in U.S. other than the Permian Basin, analysts said.

Kinder Morgan Declares Force Majeure on West Texas Gas Pipeline After Fire

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan said on Friday a fire that erupted on a West Texas natural gas pipeline it operates was extinguished after burning for most of the day.

Natural Gas Price Plunge Hits Big Oil Earnings Hard

U.S. and European oil companies reported weaker first quarter results on Friday due to a sharp drop in natural gas prices compared with a year ago.

U.S. Shale Oil Sector Sees Revival Through Advanced Technology Adoption, Financial Obstacles Remain

Technology advances are making it possible for U.S. shale oil and gas companies to reverse years of productivity declines, but the related requirement to frontload costs by drilling many more wells is deterring some companies from doing so.

U.S. Oil and Gas M&A Hits Quarterly Record After Strong 2023

U.S. oil and gas deals hit a record $51 billion in the first quarter, a continuation of last year's fierce merger pace centered in the top U.S. shale field, data provider Enverus said on Tuesday.

Permian Natural Gas Prices Plummet to 15-Month Low Amid Lingering Negative Territory

Natural gas in the Permian and across the U.S. has been oversupplied following a warmer-than-expected winter, offtake constraints, and operational issues at a major LNG plant in Texas.

DeLa Express’ 690-Mile Permian-to-Louisiana Gas Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval, Targets 2028 Launch

(P&GJ) — DeLa Express LLC, an affiliate of Moss Lake Partners, has formally requested FERC approval to initiate the Pre-Filing Review Process for the proposed DeLa Express Project—a 690-mile natural gas pipeline aiming to transport gas from production sites in the Delaware Basin, Texas, to markets around Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Enterprise Expands Permian Operations with New 300 MMcf/d Gas Processing Plant

Enterprise Products Partners will build a natural gas processing plant in Texas to expand its operations in the Permian Basin, the U.S. energy firm said on Wednesday.

Summit Midstream Launches Open Season on Natural Gas Pipeline

Pipeline operator Summit Midstream Partners on Monday launched a non-binding open season to gauge interest for services of a natural gas pipeline running from the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha hub in West Texas.

Takeaway on Upswing in Permian, Haynesville

According to Pipeline & Gas Journal’s recent construction report a total figure of 19,832 miles of pipeline either planned or under construction in North America.

Enbridge to Form Natural Gas Supply Venture Connecting Permian and Gulf Coast

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge said on Tuesday it would form a venture with I Squared Capital and pipeline firms WhiteWater and MPLX to connect Permian supplies to the U.S. Gulf Coast to tap into strong LNG demand for exports.

Matador Completes Natural Gas Pipeline Connections in Delaware Basin

Matador Resources Company has announced the successful completion of natural gas pipeline connections between Pronto Midstream and San Mateo and between Pronto Midstream and Matador’s acreage obtained in the Advance acquisition.

U.S. Pipeline Firms Looking to Follow Biggest Customers into M&A Wave

U.S. energy pipeline and storage operators have spent two years watching the consolidation of oil and gas producers, and now they are gearing up for the merger wave to hit their sector, executives, investors, and analysts said.

Gas Pipeline Expansion Trends Shift: Intrastate Capacity Surpasses Interstate in 2023

In a significant shift, natural gas intrastate pipeline capacity outpaced interstate additions in the United States in 2023, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Occidental Says Crownrock Deal Delayed by FTC Requests of 'Everything'

Occidental Petroleum on Thursday said a U.S. regulator's second request for information on the acquisition of shale producer CrownRock has pushed back the deal's closing date to second half this year.

Spotlight on Bakken: Gas Expansions Offer Alternative to Permian Constraints

Fueled primarily by U.S. production growth concentrated around the oil-generating geology of North Dakota, the Williston Basin’s midstream footprint has expanded according to the region’s evolving needs.

EIA Projects U.S. Oil Output Surge from Top Shale Regions in March

U.S. oil output from top shale-producing regions will rise in March to its highest in four months, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday in its monthly Drilling Productivity Report.