Infrastructure & Construction

June 18, 2019

Bakken Midstream gains ND investment, eyes shale gas development

BY Bakken Midstream Bakken Midstream, a developer of value-added natural gas infrastructure in North Dakota, has announced that the State of North Dakota has made an investment in the company. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Major shale energy service firms merge for scale, cost savings

BY Luke GeiverC&J Energy Services and Keane Group Inc. will merge in a all-stock deal of equals. By the end of 2019, the combined entities will have a new name and ticker symbol along with a new ranking among its peer group. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Bakken Liberty project will give oil producers confidence to grow

BY Luke GeiverBy the first half of 2021, the Bakken shale oil and gas play of North Dakota, Montana and portions of Saskatchewan, could have access to a second major oil takeaway pipeline. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

Cheniere, Apache sign historic Permian shale LNG deal

BY Luke GeiverCheniere Energy and Apache Corp. have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement on liquefied natural gas that will use global LNG prices as a basis for a 15-year supply agreement. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

Altus bolsters Permian gas midstream foothold with pipe, plants

BY Luke GeiverAltus Midstream is positioning itself for a long-term presence in the Permian Basin shale gas scene. This week the company bought into a long-haul pipeline plan designed to move gas to the Gulf Coast. It also added one of three processing plants. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

Bakken midstream developer helps establish LNG site in Florida

BY Luke GeiverA Bakken-focused midstream and transload site provider has played a part in opening a small-scale liquefied natural gas facility in Florida. Northstar Midstream, which owns and operates a crude gathering and transload site in western ND, helped. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

With help from Saudi Aramco, Sempra building out US LNG facility

BY Luke GeiverSempra Energy has been busy in the first half of 2019 establishing its global liquefied natural gas company. The company recently entered negotiations with Saudi Aramco for export or supply opportunities. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

Oxy, Carbon Engineering plan direct air capture plant for Permian

BY Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC, Carbon Engineering Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental, and Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Canadian clean energy company, have announced they are jointly proceeding with the engineering and design of the world's largest facility. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Hess, Oneok adding natural gas infrastructure in Bakken

BY Luke GeiverA pair of major natural gas handlers in the Bakken have announced expansion plans that could ease some of the takeaway and processing challenges present in the Williston Basin. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Tellurian announces $3B worth of shale gas pipelines

BY Tellurian Tellurian has announced separate binding open seasons on two proposed pipelines that will connect areas of constrained shale production and debottleneck natural gas pipeline infrastructure. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Apache deferring shale gas production at Alpine due to takeaway

BY Luke GeiverApache Corp. is deferring natural gas production from its Alpine High play due to low gas prices at WAHA Hub. The reductions will amount to roughly 250 million cubic feet per day of gross production. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Reactions to Trump's energy infrastructure executive order

BY Staff Following President Trump's executive order on issuing permits and promoting energy infrastructure and economic growth, energy associations reacted in support, but not every entity agreed with the orders. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Established midstream builder, major Permian producer form JV

BY Luke GeiverFrontier Midstream Solutions is looking to duplicate previous midstream success in the Permian Basin. The Oklahoma-based entity has signed a deal with Midland, Texas-based Concho Resources. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Proposed south TX shale oil refinery earns crucial air permit

BY Luke GeiverRaven Petroleum's quest to build a 30,000 per day crude refinery from Eagle Ford or Permian Basin oil is another step closer to reality after the company earned an air permit from a Texas regulatory group. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

South Korea group invests $300M in Marcellus shale

BY Luke GeiverSK Holdings Co., a top two conglomerate in South Korea, is investing in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Working with FirstReserve, a global private equity firm that has several major oil and gas investments, SK will bring $300 million. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

Trump issues go-ahead permit for Keystone XL pipeline

BY TransCanada Keystone XL will create thousands of jobs and deliver economic benefits across North America while being the safest, most efficient and environmentally sound way to move crude oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

Cushing-to-Houston pipeline to move Bakken, Midcon, Permian oil

BY Luke GeiverA Cushing-to-Houston light oil pipeline project pitched to help Bakken and Midcontinent producers send crude to the Texas Gulf Coast could expand to take additional barrels from the Permian. READ MORE

March 26, 2019

TIPRO analysis reveals workforce needs, trends in TX oil industry

BY Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association A new analysis released by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) indicates the Texas oil and natural gas industry had approximately 90,700 job postings so far this year during the months of January and February. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

U.S. Gulf Coast becomes net oil exporter in late 2018

BY Energy Information Administration According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, several continuing trends pushed crude oil exports higher and imports lower, resulting in the Gulf Coast becoming a net crude oil exporter in the last two months of 2018. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Williams forms $3.8 billion joint venture in Marcellus/Utica

BY The Williams Companies Inc. Williams and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have entered into an agreement to establish a $3.8 billion joint venture which includes the Williams-owned Ohio Valley Midstream system and the Utica East Ohio Midstream system. READ MORE

March 11, 2019

TPG acquiring shale water firm Goodnight Midstream for $930M

BY Luke GeiverTPG Capital will pay $930 million to acquire a majority stake in Goodnight Midstream, a produced water infrastructure company active in the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

Milestone receives permit for new Permian oilfield waste facility

BY Milestone Environmental Services Co-located with Milestone’s existing Orla slurry injection facility, which opened in July 2018, the new 80-acre landfill will accept all RCRA-exempt oilfield waste streams, including cuttings and contaminated soils, with room to expand capacity. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Tellurian making progress as global exporter of US shale LNG

BY Luke GeiverTwo years into life as a public company, Tellurian is making major strides to becoming a global supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) sourced from U.S. shale fields. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

Hess midstream bolsters Bakken footprint through $60M acquisition

BY Luke GeiverHess Midstream Partners is acquiring a neighboring Bakken infrastructure asset for $60 million. Through a deal with Summit Midstream Partners, Hess Midstream will add Summit's Tioga System. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Blackstone pays $1.6 billion in cash for Targa's Bakken assets

BY Targa Resources Targa Resources Corp. announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa's assets in North Dakota. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Shale Support signs Mississippi to Eagle Ford frac sand deal

BY Luke GeiverShale Support will deliver its best-in-class proppant to its Southton Rail Yard facility. Located south of San Antonio, in the heart of the Eagle Ford, Southton Rail Yard was built in 2013 as one of the first Purpose-Built Transload facilities. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Strategic JV in Eagle Ford could help move shale gas to Mexico

BY Howard Energy Partners The joint venture intends to market capacity on NextEra Energy Partners’ Eagle Ford Midstream system and HEP’s Eagle Ford Gathering system in an effort to help move shale south to Mexico. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Solaris signs another water deal, starts Permian recycling

BY Solaris Water Midstream Solaris Water Midstream LLC has begun recycling operations and has added new acreage and volume commitments that support a major expansion of its Pecos Star system, located in the heart of the Permian. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

First Bakken, now Permian: Meridian announces second refinery

BY Meridian Energy Group Meridian Energy Group Inc., has announced that the company has entered into agreement with a Winkler Company subsidiary establishing site control in Winkler County, Texas, for a new Meridian full-conversion crude oil refinery. READ MORE

February 04, 2019

2 shale pipeline updates show possibilities for Bakken, Permian

BY Luke GeiverThe push to build more shale oil transport pipelines across the country’s largest plays isn’t slowing down. In January, multiple projects were announced or updated, including a light oil pipeline for the Bakken and Permian. READ MORE