Transport - Exclusives

GPA Midstream Adds Regulatory Focus

Advocacy group speaks for midstream sector’s interests at federal and state levels.


Enterprise Products, INEOS Load First Cargo Of Ethane From Morgan’s Point

Enterprise ships first cargo of ethane from the Houston Ship Channel to Rafnes, Norway.


Excelerate Energy Completes LNG Ship-To-Ship Transfer Milestone

Excelerate hits milestone with 1,000th STS transfer of LNG at Argentine terminal.


Mexico’s Open For Business

U.S. firms across the value chain can take advantage of opportunities that will emerge from Mexico’s energy reform, say experts at EnerCom.


Transport - LNG

PetroChina's Kunlun Energy Restarts Top LNG Plant To Meet Winter Demand

Kunlun was forced to shut several of its key LNG plants, including the Huanggang facility, when gas lost its relative competitiveness in mid-2014 after a plunge in oil prices, Reuters reported.


Egypt Opens World's Largest LNG Tender For 96 Cargoes In 2017-2018

"It's a big short in a long market. I expect participation to be huge," a trade source said. The tender is expected to draw large crowds, given generally weak demand for LNG, Reuters reported.


Several Countries Seek LNG Tenders For Near-Term Delivery

South Korea's demand is seen as a potentially key determinant of winter spot LNG prices in Asia because the country has to replace so much lost nuclear output caused by September's earthquake, Reuters reported.


Inpex Asks Indonesia To Boost Masela Field's LNG Production

This would be the second time Japan's Inpex and Shell have proposed to increase output from the deepsea field offshore eastern Indonesia. The field was initially expected to produce 2.5 mpta of LNG, Reuters reported.


Transport - Pipelines

Niger Delta Avengers Claim Attack On Chevron Pipeline

The Avengers, which declared the break in hostilities to pursue talks with the government, said on its website that the group "took down Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore" at around 3:45 a.m. (4:45 GMT).


Occupying Private Land, Native American Protesters Of Dakota Access Cite 1851 Treaty

In filings with federal regulators, Energy Transfer said that, at one point, it considered running the line far north of the reservation and close to Bismarck, the state capital, Reuters reported. 


American Midstream Buys JP Energy In $2 Billion Deal

The combination of American Midstream and JP Energy provides scale and efficiency, companies say.


Part Of Seaway Pipeline's Legacy Line Shut After Crude Leak In Oklahoma

The Seaway spill comes after a Sunoco Logistics Partners LP pipeline spill on Oct. 21, which released about 1,300 bbl in the vicinity of the Susquehanna River in Lycoming County, Pa., Reuters said.


Transport - Trucks & Rails

Crude Realities For Bakken Oil: Shell Scraps West Coast Rail Facility

Shell's move on Oct. 6 comes at a bad time for Bakken producers, who have endured a two-year price rout and need new routes to move their oil to coastal refineries.


Derailed Canadian Pacific Train Leaks Diesel Near Toronto Residential Area

Toronto police said there were no charges involved in the incident, Reuters reported.


Canada Will Phase Out Older Crude-by-rail Cars By November

U.S. crude-by-rail volumes were 427,000 barrels per day (Mbbl/d) in April, down from a peak of 1.1 MMbbl/d in 2014, Reuters reported.


US Regulators Propose Information-sharing Rule For Trains Carrying Crude

The June 3 accident, in which nearly a dozen rail cars in a 96-car Union Pacific train carrying crude derailed and burst into flames about 70 miles from Portland, Ore., rekindled oil-by-rail safety concerns, Reuters reported.