Open Season initiated for Canadian Mainline

Kallanish Energy reported that Enbridge has announced an open season to solicit transportation services on the Canadian Mainline pipeline system. The open season is to provide shippers with the opportunity to enter into long-term contracts for priority transportation service on the Mainline.

The Mainline system was a common carrier system in which shippers submit monthly bids for capacity, but Enbridge is converting it to one that is mostly contracted for up to 20 years. At least 10% of capacity will remain reserved for uncommitted volumes at all times.

The open season started on August 2nd and will end on October 2nd. Subject to regulatory approval, Enbridge is seeking to have Canadian Mainline contracting take effect on July 1, 2021. The system exceeds 3,100 miles in length including multiple paths. More than 1,900 miles of the system is in the U.S., while the rest is in Canada and serves the Western Canada oil sands.

Mainline’s crude-carrying capacity will be 3.23 million barrels per day, following completion of the Line 3 Replacement project. The company will be contracting 2.9 million barrels per day and the remaining 325,000 barrels per day will remain in spot service.

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kallanishenergy

Binding Open Season Announced for Medallion Pipeline

A binding open season was launched by Medallion Pipeline Company, LLC to solicit binding, long-term commitments for firm transportation utilizing capacity that Medallion has leased on the crude oil pipeline owned by EPIC Crude Pipeline, LLC.

The currently constructing EPIC Pipeline will provide potential shippers with access to multiple destination points including refinery and crude oil export markets through the Port of Corpus Christi.

According to the company, prospective shippers will have the opportunity to participate in the open season to acquire firm transportation capacity by making a minimum volume commitment of 10,000 barrel per day to Medallion pursuant to a volume commitment transportation agreement.

The open season started on 19 July 2019 and will end on Friday 16 August 2019 at 4.00 pm Central Daylight Time.

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worldpipelines

Open Season Delayed for Mainline Oil Pipeline System

Three market sources told Reuters that Enbridge Inc., has delayed the start of an open season to solicit bids for contracted space on its Mainline oil pipeline system, North America's largest oil-shipping network. Although Enbridge said previously that the open season was meant to start in mid-July and last for two months, the reason for the delay was not immediately clear.

"We have been in discussions with interested shippers and are working to accommodate to their needs. We anticipate on holding the open season soon," Enbridge spokeswoman Tracie Kenyon said in an emailed statement when asked about the delay.

The Mainline system is a common carrier system in which shippers submit monthly bids for capacity, but Enbridge plans to turn that to one that is mostly contracted for up to two decades. By locking shippers into long-term contracts, Enbridge will have a chance to capitalize on delays to competitors' plans to build pipelines, and secure future cash flow at a time when anxiety about market access is dominating headlines.

Approval from Canada's National Energy Board regulator is needed for changes to the Mainline system and would take effect in 2021.

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pgjonline

Binding Supplemental Open Season Announced for Bakken Pipeline System

A binding supplemental open season to solicit additional shipper commitments for transportation service was launched by Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC. Both companies are subsidiaries of Energy Transfer LP.

The transportation service is from Bakken/Three Forks play in North Dakota to storage terminals located in Patoka, Illinois and Nederland, Texas through their respective pipeline systems, which is collectively known as the ‘Bakken Pipeline System’.

Committed subscriptions made by shippers during the open season and commitments already received for future capacity during the previous open season that concluded in December 2018 will determine the incremental capacity on the Bakken Pipeline System. The open season commenced at 12:00 pm CT on 15 July, 2019.

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worldpipelines

Enbridge Announced Open Seasons on Express Pipeline

Open seasons for existing and expanded capacities on the Express Pipeline Limited Partnership pipeline in Canada has been announced by Enbridge Inc. The service originates at Hardisty, Alberta and has delivery points on the Express Pipeline LLC pipeline in the US.

"Given the shortage of pipeline capacity out of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, Enbridge has been exploring options to provide industry with incremental near-term capacity," said Guy Jarvis, Executive Vice President Liquids Pipelines. "The efficient expansion capacity on the Express Pipeline being offered in this open season will provide additional takeaway capacity, which we believe will be well received by the shipping community."

The open season for existing capacity will begin at 8 am MDT on 3 July 2019 and end at 12 pm MDT on 7 August 2019 and the open season for expanded capacity will begin at 8 am MDT on 3 July 2019 and end at 12 pm MDT on 23 August 2019.

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worldpipelines

Binding Open Season Announced for the Keystone Pipeline

TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada has announced an open season to solicit binding commitments for crude oil transportation services on the Keystone Pipeline System.

The pipeline runs from Hardisty, Alberta to markets on the US Gulf Coast.

Interested parties may submit binding bids for transportation capacity during the open season that will close at 12 pm MT on 19 July 2019.

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worldpipelines

Open Season Announced for Saddlehorn Pipeline Expansion

Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC has announced the expansion of Saddlehorn pipeline and has launched an open season to solicit long-term commitments for capacity on the pipeline system. The company will also add the new Ft. Laramie origin by leasing capacity on third-party pipelines.

The pipeline’s current transportation capacity is 190,000 barrels per day of crude oil and condensate from the DJ and Powder River Basins to storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma owned by Magellan and Plains. The expansion will increase pipeline’s capacity by up to 100,000 barrels per day, which will mark a new total capacity of 290,000 barrels per day.

Following the addition of incremental pumping and storage capabilities, the higher capacity is expected to be available in late 2020. The company announced that interested customers must submit binding commitments by 12:00 p.m. Central Time on 31 July, 2019.

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worldpipelines

Open Season Announced for Bakken Crude Transportation

A binding joint tariff open season to solicit commitments for crude oil transportation service was announced by Kinder Morgan and Tallgrass Energy.

The crude oil transportation services starts from Bakken origin points on the Hiland Crude system, which is currently capable of moving approximately 88,000 barrel per day from Bakken origin points to Guernsey, WY.

Then through the Pony Express system, which is currently capable of moving approximately 375,000 barrel per day from Guernsey to Cushing, OK, connecting to three refineries along the way.

The binding open season begins July 1, 2019, at 4 p.m. Central Time and is expected to end on July 28, 2019, at 5 p.m. Central Time. Upon completion of a confidentiality agreement, additional documents and details related to the open season will be made available.

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pgjonline

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.

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worldpipelines

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.

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worldpipelines

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.

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worldpipelines

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.

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worldpipelines

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.

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worldpipelines

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.

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worldpipelines
tallgrassenergylp

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.

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businesswire

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.

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Reuters

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.

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Chron

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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Pipeline & Gas Journal

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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S&P Global

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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Business Insider