North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

NOV-DEC 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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26 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2 018 napipelines.com 2018 U.S. NATURAL GAS PROJECTS P I P E L I N E R E P O R T Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Location: Texas Stakeholder(s): Kinder Morgan, DCP Midstream, Targa Resources Overview: In October 2017, Kinder Mor- gan, DCP and Targa Resources signed a letter of intent to jointly develop the proposed $1.75 billion Gulf Coast Ex- press Pipeline. The project is designed to move 1.98 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of gas from the Permian Basin to markets along the Texas Gulf Coast. The proposed 430-mile, 42-in. pipe- line stretches from the Waha to Agua Dulce, Texas. The project is fully sub- scribed and expected to be in service in October 2019. Mountain Valley Pipeline Location: West Virginia, Virginia Stakeholder(s): EQT Corp. (EQT Mid- stream Partners), NextEra US Gas As- sets, Con Edison Transmission, WGL Midstream, RGC Midstream Overview: The 303-mile, $3.5 billion Mountain Valley Pipeline is being de- veloped to carry shale gas from West Virginia to markets in Virginia. The pipeline was targeted to be in service by the fourth quarter of 2018, but con- struction was suspended in October when the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers' Pittsburgh District suspended the project's water crossing permits. NEXUS Gas Transmission Location: Ohio, Michigan, Chicago, Ontario Stakeholder(s): DTE Energy and En- bridge (Spectra Energy) Overview: The NEXUS Gas Transmission (NGT) system was designed to address pipeline transportation infrastruc- ture needs in the upper U.S. Midwest and eastern Canada by transporting natural gas supplies from Appalachian shale plays and serve local distribu- tion companies, power generators and industrial users in these markets. The NGT project originates in northeastern Ohio and includes approximately 255 miles of large diameter pipe, capable of transporting at least 1.5 Bcf/d of natu- ral gas. As proposed, the path will use both existing and expansion capacity on the DTE Gas transportation system and the Vector Pipeline System to ac- cess Michigan markets, Chicago and the Dawn Hub in Ontario. Although the project experienced delays, con- struction is complete and the pipeline was placed into service in October. PennEast Pipeline Project Location: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Stakeholder(s): UGI Energy Services Overview: Representing a nearly $1 bil- lion investment, the 120-mile, mostly 36-in. PennEast Pipeline will originate in Dallas, Luzerne County, in north- eastern Pennsylvania, and terminate at Transco's pipeline interconnection near Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey (approximately one-third of the route is located in New Jersey). FERC approved the project in January. However, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection rejected the project's water permits in February. However, despite opposition, PennEast expects to begin construction in 2019. Rover Pipeline Location: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. Stakeholder(s): Energy Transfer Overview: The $4.2 billion Rover Pipe- line project is a new interstate natural gas pipeline system that will transport 3.25 Bcf/d of natural gas through ap- proximately 713 miles of 24-, 30-, 36-, and 42-in. diameter underground pipeline through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. The project also includes the installation of four new mainline compressor sta- tions and six new supply compressor stations, associated meter stations and other aboveground ancillary facili- ties. The project is designed to carry Marcellus and Utica shale gas to the Dawn Hub in Ontario. Some portions of the pipeline are already in service, while construction continues on other segments. FERC approved the start of service on the pipeline's final two later- als on Nov. 3. Portions of the pipeline have been operational for more than a year, but Energy Transfer required ad- ditional approval to add a receipt point and delivery point for natural gas pro- duction in West Virginia. Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline Location: Kentucky, Louisiana, Missis- sippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas Stakeholder(s): Tennessee Gas Pipeline (Kinder Morgan) Overview: Kinder Morgan announced it was canceling the Utica Marcellus Tex- as Pipeline (UMTP) project on Oct. 18. The project was designed to transport purity and mixed natural gas liquids produced from the Utica and Marcel- lus areas to delivery points along the Texas Gulf Coast. The proposed proj- ect involved the abandonment and conversion of 964 miles of natural gas service on TGP, the construction of ap- proximately 200 miles of new pipeline from Louisiana to Texas, and new stor- age capacity and laterals in Ohio. This is not a comprehensive list of the natural gas pipeline projects in the United States. For updates re- garding ongoing projects, refer to the Project Roundup on page 14 and pub- lished every issue. North American Oil & Gas Pipe- lines provides quarterly updates of oil and gas pipeline projects in the United States in Canada. Previous reports were published this year in March, June and July/August. The next update will be March 2019, cov- ering Canadian oil pipeline projects. Bradley Kramer is managing editor of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines. Contact him at bkramer@ benjaminmedia.com.

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