Open Season Extended for the Proposed Voyager Pipeline

An extension of the open season to solicit commitments from shippers for the proposed Voyager Pipeline was announced by Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Navigator Energy Services. The pipeline will transport crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma and Midland, Texas to Houston.

The proposed Voyager Pipeline would include construction of 20 inch diameter pipelines from both Magellan’s Cushing and Midland terminals to Magellan’s terminal in Frost, Texas and a 24 inch diameter pipeline would be constructed from Frost, Texas to Magellan’s terminal in East Houston.

The Pipeline is expected to have an initial capacity of up to 400,000 barrels per day, with the ability to expand if necessary by industry demand. It is expected to be operational in early 2021, subject to receipt of sufficient customer commitments and all necessary permits and approvals. Binding commitments are now due by 12:00 pm CDT on 30 August 2019.


Binding Open Season for Marketlink Pipeline System launched by TransCanada

TransCanada Corporation has announced an open season to solicit binding commitments for incremental capacity on Marketlink pipeline system.

Interested parties for transportation services of crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to markets on the US Gulf Coast may submit binding bids that will close at 12 pm MT on 21 May 2019. Shipper information regarding the open season is available online.

Marketlink transports shipments of U.S. crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast via the Keystone Pipeline System’s Gulf Coast extension. Delivery points include Sour Lake, Houston, and Port Arthur, Texas.


Open Season Announced for Bayou Bridge Pipeline System

Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC, a joint venture owned by subsidiaries of Energy Transfer and Phillips 66 Partners recently announced a non-binding expansion open season that commenced at 1 pm CT on 22 April 2019 to solicit shipper interest for expanded joint tariff transportation service received from certain connecting carriers onto the Bayou Bridge Pipeline System.

Energy Transfer owns 60% and Phillips 66 Partners owns 40% of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline system. It is operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Operating, L.P. Bayou Bridge is evaluating joint tariff service from origin points in the Bakken/Three Forks Region in North Dakota; Patoka, Illinois; the Powder River Basin in Wyoming; the DJ Basin in Colorado; Cushing, Oklahoma; and the Permian Basin.

Bayou Bridge also continues to evaluate additional Southern Louisiana destination points to increase options for shippers on the system,in addition to the routes that are the subject of this non-binding expansion open season. Bayou Bridge will hold a binding expansion open season to finalize committed subscriptions, following the confirmation of shipper interest.


Open Season for Permian Global Access Pipeline Announced

Permian Global Access Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Tellurian has announced that it is conducting a binding open season to secure prospective shippers for its proposed Permian Global Access Pipeline project.

The proposed pipeline is a 42 in. diameter interstate natural gas pipeline originating at the Waha Hub in Pecos County, Texas, and terminating at Gillis, Louisiana, north of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

It is estimated to cost approximately US$3.7 billion to construct and will have the capacity to transport at least 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Construction could begin as early as 2021 and the pipeline is targeted to be in service as early as 2023.

The open season will begin at noon Central time on Monday 8 April 2019 and runs through Friday 24 May 2019 at 4 pm CT.


Open Season Extended for Cushing to Houston Voyager Pipeline

An extension of the open season to solicit commitments from shippers for the proposed Voyager Pipeline was announced by Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Navigator Energy Service. The pipeline will transport various grades of light crude oil and condensate from Cushing, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas.

The pipeline would include construction of nearly 500 miles of 20 in. or 24 in. diameter pipeline from Magellan's terminal in Cushing to Magellan's terminal in East Houston. Binding commitments are now due by noon of 31 May 2019 CDT.

At the Cushing origin, the Voyager Pipeline would provide shippers option to originate deliveries at Cushing from the Magellan-operated Saddlehorn Pipeline serving the Rockies and Bakken production regions, Navigator's Glass Mountain Pipeline serving the Mid-Continent basin, as well as other connections within the strategic Cushing crude oil hub.

At the destination, Magellan's comprehensive Houston crude oil distribution system could further deliver the multiple grades of crude oil to the Houston and Texas City refineries or to crude oil export facilities, such as the terminal owned by Seabrook Logistics, LLC, which is owned 50% by Magellan.

The pipeline is expected to have an initial capacity of at least 300,000 bpd and it is planned to be operational in late 2020, subject to receipt of sufficient customer commitments and all necessary permits and approvals.


Open Season Extended for Tallgrass Energy’s Pony Express Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy, LP has announced that it has extended and expanded its open season soliciting shipper commitments for crude oil transportation services.

The open season, initially announced on 13 November 2018, has been extended to 14 April 2019. This is to reflect updated rates and contracting options to accommodate newly secured commitments.

The 760-mile Pony Express crude oil pipeline originates in Guernsey, Wyo., and runs through Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, connecting with three refineries before terminating in Cushing, Okla.

Placed in service in 2014, Pony Express has a design capacity of 320,000 barrels a day, and based on a number of factors has the capacity to transport additional barrels.


Open Season Announced for Regional Energy Access Expansion

A binding open season for Regional Energy Access from March 8 to April 8, 2019 has been announced by Williams today. Regional Energy Access is an incremental expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide firm natural gas transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern United States as early as November 2022.

Regional Energy Access is being designed to provide up to one million dekatherms per day. "Regional Energy Access is a cost-effective expansion along an existing Transco corridor that will ultimately deliver more than a billion cubic feet of new natural gas supply with minimal environmental footprint,” said Scott Hallam, senior vice president of Williams’ Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area.

This expansion minimizes environmental impacts by maximizing the use of existing Transco pipeline infrastructure and rights of way. It is anticipated that the project will include approximately 34 miles of pipeline looping and additional compression along existing Transco facilities.

The preliminary design of the project consists of additional compression and selected pipeline loop segments along the existing Transco pipeline corridor. Although the final capacity, scope and cost of the project will be determined by the results of the open season.


Open Season for Kinder Morgan and Phillips' 850-Mile Gray Oak Pipeline Announced

Phillips 66 and Kinder Morgan Inc., announced an open season on Monday for shipper commitments for its Gray Oak Pipeline.

The Gray Oak Pipeline stretches from the Permian Basin to delivery points at or near the Houston Ship Channel and capable for crude deliveries of 900,000 barrel per day.

According to an analyst, The Gray Oak Pipeline could help alleviate a crude oil transportation bottleneck in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

Through a connection in South Texas, The Gray Oak Pipeline would deliver crude to the Houston area.


Open Season on Magellan Midstream's 500-Mile Voyager Pipeline to Be Extended

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Navigator Energy Services are extending the open season to book capacity on the proposed Voyager Pipeline after they announced a significant rise in interest.

Binding commitments are now due on March 29.

The Voyager Pipeline is a proposed 500 mile pipeline project that will move crude oil and condensate from storage terminals in Cushing, Oklahoma to refineries and export terminals in Houston.

This project is a joint venture project that would include the construction of a 20-inch or 24-inch pipeline, which could move up to 300,000 barrels of crude oil and condensate per day from Magellan's terminal in Cushing to the company's terminal in East Houston.

At the Houston terminal destination, Magellan's pipeline network would be able to deliver crude oil and condensate to all refineries in the Houston and Texas City area or to crude oil export facilities.

Magellan said the Voyager Pipeline could be operational by late 2020, if approved by regulators and the project receives enough interest.


Oryx Midstream Completes Successful Open Season

Oryx Midstream Services announced the successful completion of their open season that would provide additional pipeline capacity for their new regional crude oil gathering and transportation system that will stretch across the Northern Delaware Basin.

The system will extend into Carlsbad, Eddy, Lynch and Lea County in New Mexico, near the state line share with Texas.

Oryx expects to complete the initial phases of the project in the second half of 2018, with the system expansion expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

The expanded system will consist of more than 500 miles of new gathering and transportation pipeline with more than 1.5 million barrels of storage capacity. The eventual throughput capacity will reach about 700,000 bpd.

The expanded reach will help Oryx serve production from every active county in the Delaware Basin. Once the system is complete, Oryx’s total Delaware Basin transportation capacity will exceed 900,000 bpd.  

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Midcoast Energy Looking for Shippers for New Natural Gas Pipeline Serving US Gulf Coast

Midcoast Energy, a midstream operator, began soliciting shippers Monday for a new natural gas pipeline that will boost its ability to move supplies to the Houston Ship Channel and US Gulf Coast markets.

Midcoast Energy was sold by Canada’s Enbridge to ArcLight Capital Partners in May. It has been seeing substantial volume growth with increased gas production from drillers in East Texas and Louisiana’s Haynesville shale.

Midcoast operates a large network of gathering, processing and pipeline assets that comprise its East Texas system. CJ Express pipeline, a new project expected to start up in mid-2020, will consist of up to 150 miles of 36-inch or larger diameter pipeline. It will stretch from Carthage in Panola County, Texas to Midcoast’s Clarity Pipeline in Hardin County, Texas, interconnecting with several Kinder Morgan, Williams, and other companies’ pipelines.

Statements from Midcoast have not specified CJ Express’ total expected capacity.

The non-binding open season began Monday and will last until September 14.

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Magellan Midstream Considers Expansion of its Texas Refined Products Pipeline System

Magellan Midstream is considering expanding its refined products pipeline in Texas and has launched an open season to assess customer interest.

The proposed expansion would be of the western leg of the pipeline system and would increase Magellan's capacity to transport refined petroleum products from Gulf Coast refineries to demand centers in Abilene, Midland/Odessa, and El Paso, Texas. The expansion would also allow the option to access markets in New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico by way of connections to other pipelines.

The expansion would increase the pipeline's current capacity of 100,000 barrels per day to 140,000 barrels per day.

The expansion is estimated to be operational by mid-2020 if Magellan receives optimal bids and the project passes all necessary regulatory approvals.

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Tellurian Launches Open Season for $1.4 Billion Louisiana NatGas Pipeline

Tellurian announced the open season kickoff for its proposed $1.4 billion Haynesville Global Access natural gas pipeline (HGAP) that would link the Haynesville and Bossier shale production region to Southwest Louisiana.

The proposed 200-mile project would be able to transport up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas, according to Tellurian.

The pipeline would interconnect with several other pipelines in Louisiana, including the Midcontinent Express and Gulf Crossing pipelines in Claiborne Parish. It would also link to other third-party pipelines via multiple receipt and delivery locations, according to Tellurian.

Tellurian is proposing the HGAP in conjunction with its broader $7 billion Tellurian Pipeline Network proposal focused mainly in Texas and Louisiana.

Tellurian expects construction to begin on HGAP in 2022 and an in-service date of mid-2023.


MPLX Announces Joint Binding Open Season for Ozark, Woodpat Pipeline Expansion

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's midstream company MPLX LP announced Wednesday that two of its subsidiaries have begun a joint binding open season on the combined Ozark and Woodpat pipelines from Oklahoma to Illinois.

The open season, commenced by Marathon Pipe Line LLC and MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC, began Wednesday, January 18 and will conclude on February 16, 2018.

The pipelines run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Patoka, Illinois, and the project is designed to further expand the capacity of the pipelines by 15,000 barrels per day as more Midwest markets desire further access to WTI crude.

The Ozark Pipeline runs 433 miles from Cushing, Oklahoma to Wood River, Illinois and will have a capacity of approximately 345,000 barrels per day after the expansion project.

The Woodpat Pipeline runs 55 miles from Wood River, Illinois to Patoka, Illinois and will have a capacity of approximately 345,000 barrels per day after the expansion project.

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Catalyst Midstream Partners Announces Open Season for New Crude Pipeline System in Delaware Basin

Catalyst Midstream Partners announced Friday it has launched a binding open season for shipper commitments to a new crude oil pipeline system that would serve the Delaware Basin.

The system would include 50 miles of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines with a capacity of 125,000 barrels per day. The system would deliver to a terminal facility located in Loving County, Texas, which has a capacity of 50,000 barrels.

Construction has already begun on the pipeline and is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2018.

Catalyst Midstream Partners is a joint venture between Howard Energy Partners and WPX Energy Inc.

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Owners of Capline Pipeline Explore Interest in Pipeline Reversal With Open Season

Pipeline operators Plains All American Pipeline, Marathon Petroleum, and BP Oil Pipeline Co are launching a non-binding open season to receive shipper interest in its proposed reversal of the Capline pipeline that moves crude from St. James, Louisiana to Patoka, Illinois.

If the open season is successful and the operators decide to continue with its proposal, the reverse flow could be operational by the second half of 2022. The reversed Capline pipeline would initially have a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and would be able to receive crude from connecting carriers at Patoka.

Marathon Pipe Line operates the pipeline and owns the asset along with Plains All American Pipeline and BP Oil Pipeline Co.

The open season will be held through November 17, 2017.

Oil & Gas Journal

Tallgrass Energy Partners Announces Open Season for Cheyenne Connector Pipeline

Tallgrass Energy Partners announced on Tuesday its launch of an open season to transport natural gas on its proposed 70-mile Cheyenne Connector pipeline, which is designed to run from the Denver Basin to markets across the country.

Cheyenne Connector has signed agreements to transport 600 million cubic feet per day of natural gas with affiliates of Anadarko Petroleum Corp and DCP Midstream.

The Cheyenne Connector will be operated by Tallgrass, which is jointly developing the pipeline with Western Gas Partners and DCP Midstream.

The Cheyenne Connector will have initial capacity of at least 600 million cubic feet per day and significant capability for expansion.

The pipeline is expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2019.

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TransCanada Announces Open Season Extension for Keystone After Harvey Destruction to U.S. Gulf Coast

TransCanada Corp announced Wednesday it will extend the open season for its Keystone system due to the record-breaking flooding and damage in the U.S. Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The open season for shipper commitment is now extended to October 26 from September 28 for the existing Keystone and the proposed Keystone XL pipelines that will carry crude from Alberta's oil sands to Cushing, Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast.

Harvey's floods caused nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity to shut down nearly two weeks ago. Major liquids pipelines were also forced to stop operations, and crude production came to a halt.

TransCanada's existing 590,000 barrels-per-day Keystone pipeline is already in operation, but its proposed 830,000 barrels-per-day Keystone XL has been delayed for several years. President Trump approved the pipeline proposal when he took office in January after it had been denied under former President Obama in 2015.

Industry leaders are questioning Keystone XL's need, however, now that two other major crude export pipelines are also in progress.


TransCanada Seeks Additional Shipper Commitments for Keystone Pipeline System

TransCanada is seeking additional commitments for the transportation of crude oil on its Keystone pipeline system.

The pipeline operator launched an open season Thursday for additional commitments on the Keystone Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline project from Hardisty, Alberta to markets in Cushing, Oklahoma and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The binding season will end September 28.

TransCanada's Keystone XL is still awaiting route approval from the state of Nebraska, which just ended its public hearings on the project Wednesday. A more formal hearing before the state's Public Service Commission which the general public will not be able to participate in is scheduled for August 7 through 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Plains All American Pipeline Announces Open Season for Proposed Permian Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline announced Tuesday that it has begun its open season for committing crude capacity on a pipeline project that will travel from the Permian Basin to Cushing, Oklahoma.

The proposed pipeline will have origin points in Midland, Texas and Colorado City, Texas and will deliver crude oil at Plains All American Pipeline's storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.

Depending on the amount committed to the pipeline, oil will move on a combination of new and existing pipelines.

Assuming the operator receives the needed commitments from shippers, the pipeline could move as many as 350,000 barrels per day of oil to market by mid 2019.

The open season began on April 18 and will end May 30.

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