A gas transmission line, confirmed by local utility company Pacific Gas and Electric to have ruptured, caused a massive fire in a suburb of San Bruno, Calif., on September 9, killing four people and destroying 50 homes. In addition, there are still four people still reported as missing.
Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH, the international consortium overseeing the US$10 billion Nabucco pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Turkey into Western Europe, announced they had signed an agreement to begin due diligence to secure loans of up to €4 billion (US$5.1 billion) from the European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp.
On Sept.1, 2010, Enterprise Products Partners LP announced that its operating subsidiaries have entered into long-term agreements with Eagle Ford shale producer, EOG Resources Inc. to provide a comprehensive package of midstream energy services that will service EOG's growing crude oil and associated liquids-rich gas production.
Iranian natural gas flows to Turkey were halted after an explosion. It could take up to a week to resume normal operations after repairs are completed, officials at Turkish pipeline operator Botas said.
With the advent of new pipeline construction and the transfer of pipeline assets via mergers, divestitures and investment exits, pipeline appraisals are playing an increasingly important role for upstream and midstream companies alike.
El Paso Corp. announced that its subsidiary, El Paso Midstream Group Inc., is holding a 30-day, non-binding open season to solicit expressions of interest concerning the transportation of ethane on its proposed Marcellus Ethane Pipeline System (MEPS).
Regency Energy Partners completed the first two phases of its Logansport gathering system in the North Louisiana section of the Haynesville shale that will add 28 miles of pipe and 485 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of gathering capacity to Regency’s current gathering system.
Magellan Midstream Partners officials announced July 27 that they’ve negotiated a long-term customer contract to transport refined petroleum products on its Houston-to-El Paso pipeline, formerly known as the Longhorn pipeline, in Texas.