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TransCanada intends to move forward with Keystone XL Pipeline

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is moving forward with its plans and hopes to begin construction next year.

TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that its decision builds on the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s decision to approve a route through the state on Nov. 20.

The company based in Calgary, Canada, says it has secured enough long-term commitments from oil companies to ship approximately 500,000 barrels per day through the pipeline.

The project faces opposition from environmental groups, property owners along ...

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Indonesia to launch $1b tender for Borneo gas pipelines in 2018

The project will comprise of three facilities.

Enerdata reported that the Indonesian downstream oil and gas regulator BPH Migas plans to open a new tender for the development of three transport and distribution gas pipelines to ship natural gas from the Natuna offshore gas production area to the island of Borneo (Indonesia). Once completed, the proposed projects would supply the Ketapang industrial area.

The tender will be launched in 2018 and will amount close to US$1bn, of which US$550m for a first ...

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Jordan invests in joint pipeline project with Israel

The gas will mostly be coming from the offshore Leviathan natural gas field, being developed off the coast of Haifa.

Jordan has allocated 1.5 million dinars (around $2.1 million) in the 2018 national budget for a gas pipeline linking the Hashemite Kingdom with Israel. According to Al-Ghad newspaper on Sunday, the cost of the joint Jordanian-Israeli project is expected to rise to 3 million dinars ($4.2 million) in 2019, and to 6 million dinars ($8.5 million) by 2020. The pipeline will ...

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Magellan Midstream has proposed to build a new crude oil pipeline system in Texas

Magellan Midstream Partners LP announced that it intends to develop a new pipeline and has launched an open season to assess customer interest to transport various grades of crude oil and condensate from the Permian and Eagle Ford Basins to multiple destinations in the Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas markets, including Magellan’s existing crude oil terminals in these markets. All potential customers must submit binding commitments by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 1, 2018.

The proposed project would include construction ...

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Nebraska regulators reject Keystone XL new route proposal

Regulators in Nebraska have unanimously rejected TransCanada’s request to amend its route application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted last week by a 5-0 margin to deny an application from the Calgary-based company to reconsider an earlier decision.

In November, the commission had approved a route for the pipeline through the state but it wasn’t the company’s preferred alignment.

TransCanada then asked for a reconsideration of that order, which had given the go-ahead for an « alternative ...

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Tellurian to develop three major pipelines for pipeline network

Tellurian announced that it expects to develop the Tellurian Pipeline Network, which would include the previously announced Driftwood Pipeline (DWPL) and two additional pipelines that would expand supply alternatives for the growing natural gas demand in Southwest Louisiana. DWPL is anticipated to be in-service mid-2021 and the additional two pipelines are anticipated to be in-service by the end of 2022, subject to commercialization.

The newly proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline (PGAP) would be an approximately 625-mile, 42-inch pipeline transporting 2 Bcf/d ...

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Italy-Israel gas pipeline moves a step closer to reality

Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding to build the world’s longest underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe.

“The project will secure a direct long-term export route from Israel and Cyprus to Greece, Italy and other European markets… thereby strengthening EU’s security of supply,” a joint statement said.

It said the four states would also pool resources on studies for the construction and operation of the ambitious project, which is seen as technically and financially viable.

The pipeline to ...

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ExxonMobil enters long-term expansion for Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale

ExxonMobil Corp. is to launch a Vaca Muerta pilot project that could lead to a staged development of about 300 horizontal wells with an estimated production of 11 million cu m/day once completed.

Argentina’s Neuquen province has approved the company’s 35-year development for Los Toldos I South Block 85 km northwest of Anelo and 175 km northwest of Neuquen City. Initial project investment is $200 million, said ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina SRL (EMEA), which will operate the block with 80% interest. Gas ...

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