China interested in joining TAPI gas pipeline project

The TAPI gas pipeline project presently involves four countries – Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India – and is expected to address the countries’ energy deficiencies by delivering 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

China has expressed an interest in joining the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, by building a link from Pakistan to China, the Pakistani media reported.

Mobin Saulat, Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems, said that the Chinese have shown interest because TAPI could act ...

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Tallgrass Energy announces Seahorse Pipeline open season

Tallgrass Energy announced an open season soliciting binding shipper commitments for crude oil transportation service on Seahorse Pipeline.

The proposed Seahorse project is a 30-inch, 700-mile crude oil pipeline with capacity to transport up to 800,000 bpd from Cushing, Okla., to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Operating as a multi-grade common batch system, Seahorse, along with Tallgrass’ Pony Express Pipeline, would ensure domestic refiners and international markets have access to “neat” barrels from five different production basins.

Tallgrass said the Seahorse open season ...

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Enbridge completes sale of US midstream businesses

In May, the company announced a definitive agreement was in place to sell Midcoast Operating and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holdings, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, for a cash purchase price of CA$1.4 billion (US$1.08 billion).

“We are pleased to have moved quickly to execute and close these transactions at strong valuations,” said Enbridge President and CEO Al Monaco.

Midcoast Operating conducts natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) gathering, processing, transportation and marketing businesses, serving established basins in Texas, ...

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A joint venture outlines plans for new 1,000 km pipeline on the Permian Basin

A joint venture (JV) has signed a Letter of Intent for the development of a new pipeline to transport gas from the Permian Basin to growing markets along the Gulf Coast of Texas.

The JV is comprised of Targa Resources; NextEra Energy Pipeline Holdings, subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources; WhiteWater Midstream, a portfolio company of Denham Capital Management and Ridgemont Energy Partners; and MPLX. The JV announced its plans to construct the approximately 1,000 km Whistler Pipeline Project, designed to transport ...

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Summit Midstream starts open season for new pipeline

Summit Permian Transmission, a subsidiary of Summit Midstream Partners, has opened a binding open season for transportation capacity on its proposed Double E Pipeline.

The project will connect the Northern Delaware Basin with Waha, Texas, transporting gas from various receipt points.

The open season started on 6 August and will conclude on 14 September.

Double E will service Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico and Loving, Ward, Reeves and Pecos Counties in Texas.

The pipeline will also have multiple direct downstream connections, based on ...

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Tanzania wants to build pipeline to pump gas to Uganda

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighbouring Uganda, another step in the two countries’ bid to expand energy cooperation.

State-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) said on Monday that the pipeline would start from its capital Dar es Salaam, then pass through Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria before crossing the border to Uganda.

It said it was looking to hire a contractor to conduct a feasibility study to ...

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Trans-Korea gas pipeline project has been brought back on the agenda

The long-planned and much derided Trans-Korea gas pipeline project is back on the agenda, buoyed by hopes North and South Korea can make peace.

If realized, it would be a pipeline dream-come-true for South Korea. Lacking its own energy resources or pipelines to regions with gas, South Korea has been shipping the fuel in on tankers as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Based on trade data and average LNG prices in 2017, that cost South Korea around $12 billion in 2017. With LNG ...

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Kinder Morgan will sell the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project for c$4.5 billion to the Government of Canada

Kinder Morgan announced that its board of directors has agreed to the purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the expansion project (TMEP) by the Government of Canada for C$4.5 billion, and has agreed to work with the Government of Canada to seek a third party buyer for the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and TMEP through July 22, 2018.

As part of the agreement, the Government has agreed to fund the resumption of TMEP planning and construction work by guaranteeing ...

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