North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

JUL-AUG 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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10 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | JULY/AUGUST 2 018 EPIC Completes Phase 2 of Permian Basin-to-Corpus Christi NGL Pipeline Minnesota PUC Approves Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project EPIC Midstream Holdings LP has completed Phase 2 of construc- tion on a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from the Permian Basin to Corpus Christi, Texas. The company announced June 27 that 205 miles of the EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline are now in service. NGL product is now running from DLK Black River Midstream production facilities to Benedum, Texas. The announcement came less than three months after EPIC completed construction of Phase 1. Work continues on Phase 3, which will run from Benedum to Corpus Christi, Texas. The NGL pipeline is now connected to five processing complexes that have a capacity of 1 billion cubic feet (Bcf). When complete, the EPIC NGL pipeline will have a throughput capacity of more than 440,000 bar- rels per day (bpd) with multiple origin points in the Delaware and Midland Basins. EPIC began construction of the 700-mile EPIC Natural Gas Liq- uids Pipeline in December 2017, after signing a definitive agreement with BP Energy Co. to anchor the pipeline to link producers' NGL reserves in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins to Gulf Coast refiners, petrochemical companies and export markets. EPIC also announced that Houston-based Optimized Process De- signs LLC (OPD) was contracted to provide engineering, procure- ment and construction (EPC) services for EPIC's first 100,000-bpd fractionation train. The EPIC NGL Pipeline is backed by capital commitments from funds managed by the private equity group of Ares Management LP and will run side by side with the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline. Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project has been approved by the Minnesota Public Utili- ties Commission (PUC). The PUC granted Enbridge a Certificate of Need for the project and approved Enbridge's preferred route with minor modifications and certain conditions. "We are very pleased that the PUC has de- termined the Line 3 Replacement Project is needed for Minnesota," said Al Monaco, pres- ident and CEO, Enbridge Inc. Based on the decisions, the cost estimate of the Line 3 Replacement project remains materially unchanged at $5.3 billion in Can- ada and $2.9 billion (US) in the United States with approximately $3.6 billion of capital spent to date on the overall project. Enbridge continues to anticipate an in-ser- vice date in the second half of 2019. The proj- ect supports the company's low-risk business profile and long-term cash flow stability and is commercially underpinned by a 15-year surcharge to be applied on all barrels shipped on Enbridge's Mainline system. Be sure to stay on top of the latest news in the pipeline industry. The North American Oil & Gas Pipelines website is updated daily with news from around the industry. Some of those stories don't make it into the monthly print edition, so you might be missing out on some interesting stories online. Here are the top trending posts from from the last month. Canadian Government to Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline The Canadian government has agreed to purchase the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project for $4.5 billion (CAD). Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. board of directors had OK'd the sale and agreed to work with the government to seek a third-party buyer for the pipeline system and expansion. Ohio Oil and Gas Scholarships Awarded to 62 Students In its 2018 scholarship round the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to more than 60 students across the state of Ohio to pursue degrees in the oil and gas industry. recipients/ ONEOK to Pursue 1.7 Bcf/d of Natural Gas Pipeline Expansions in Permian Basin, Oklahoma Tulsa-based ONEOK Inc. plans to expand its natural gas pipeline infrastructure in the Permian Basin and Oklahoma. The company's proposed projects could increase natural gas takeaway capacity by 1.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in two of the most active production areas in the United States. EQT Midstream Remains Confident in MVP Despite Fourth Circuit Court Order Pittsburgh-based EQT Midstream Partners LP expects its Mountain Valley Pipeline to continue as scheduled despite the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Virginia, suspended the pipeline's stream and wetland crossing permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Don't miss the latest news in the industry. Visit for more stories and while you're there, sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter.

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