Infrastructure & Construction

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

February 04, 2019

Target Lodging earns new Permian workforce contracts

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for workforce housing in the Permian remains. Target Lodging recently announced new contracts with four oilfield service companies that will provide the global workforce housing provider with a contract valued at $200 million. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

WBI details new Bakken gas transport pipeline

BY Luke GeiverA proposed 67-mile natural gas pipeline will improve Bakken gas takeaway options from the core of the play. WBI Energy Inc, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Inc., announced plans to construct the pipeline for a cost of $220 million. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Pipeline giants partner to expand Williston, DJ Basin takeaways

BY Tallgrass Energy Tallgrass Energy and Kinder Morgan Inc. have announced an agreement to jointly develop a solution to increase existing crude oil takeaway capacity in the growing Powder River, DJ, and Williston Basins. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

Pin Oak building rail, liquid storage at US shale export site

BY Luke GeiverPin Oak will connect shale oil export infrastructure at Corpus Christi, Texas, to rail lines that will give producers in the Permian and Eagle Ford more flexibility to move product to export tankers. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Major midstream providers for shale producers up Q4 dividends

BY Luke GeiverTwo of the largest midstream service providers for shale oil and gas are increasing their dividend payments to shareholders. ONEOK Inc. and Kinder Morgan Inc. are each raising shareholder payouts. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

Still after shale play infrastructure, ArcLight revises buy-out

BY Luke GeiverArcLight Energy Partners interest in fully acquiring American Midstream Partners and its assets across multiple shale plays hasn't waned since the Boston-investment firm first announced plans to acquire its assets. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

Dallas survey reveals current mood of TX shale oil industry

BY Luke GeiverAs oil prices hover in the low $50 per barrel range, shale oil industry participants remain flat on their activity level commitments. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently released its oil survey and the results differ from previous quarters. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Survey reveals shale operator preference with midstream oil, gas

BY EnergyPoint Reserach Findings from a newly released 2018 Oil & Gas Midstream Services Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by EnergyPoint Research indicate providers of midstream services face both opportunity and challenge in today’s dynamic North American market. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

WaterBridge uses $800M loan to bolster Permian water assets

BY Luke GeiverThe Permian Basin water disposal business is booming thanks to the continued evolution of well completion designs. WaterBridge Resources will invest $800 million to acquire assets to meet the growing demand in the Delaware Basin. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Alerian's 2019 midstream outlook

BY Luke GeiverStacey Morris, director of research at Alerian, provides a breakdown on her 2019 outlook on the midstream energy sector along with MLP market intelligence. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Bayou using $75M to build, buy Bakken or PRB midstream assets

BY Luke GeiverThey may be in Houston, but Bayou Midstream is looking north to develop or acquire shale and gas midstream assets. With $75 million, Bayou is targeting both the Powder River Basin and the Bakken shale play. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Energy law firm: oil, gas outlook for 2019

BY Baker Botts Baker Botts is seen a as world class global energy law firm. The firm has provided insight into the oil and gas market in 2019 based on three main focus areas for above- and below-surface issues. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Jupiter makes move to connect Permian wells to the world

BY Luke GeiverJupiter CEO Tom Ramsey believes the Texas crude transport, storage and pipeline operator can soon connect the Permian wellhead to the world. Jupiter MLP is now collecting shipper interest in a Permian pipeline linked to three export terminals. READ MORE