Logistics

December 04, 2018

The impact of Qatar’s exit from OPEC

BY Wood Mackenzie Qatar has announced it will withdraw from OPEC in January 2019, putting an end to its 57-year membership of the producer's cartel. Qatar, which said it intends to focus on its gas production will now look to LNG expansion. 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

November 28, 2018

With eye on discounted Bakken crude, Par Pacific buys refinery

BY Luke GeiverA Houston-based energy infrastructure company will pay nearly $340 million for a Washington refinery advantaged because of its connection to Bakken crude. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Chesapeake, Pronghorn agree to shale sand contract in Wyoming

BY Luke GeiverFor Chesapeake, Pronghorn will provide sand management, logistics and wellsite services for the E&P’s Wyoming Powder River Basin operations. In 2019, Chesapeake believes its oil production in the PRB will double. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Sourcewater bolsters Permian water supply database

BY Sourcewater Inc. Sourcewater Inc., a leading provider of oilfield water intelligence, has announced that it has acquired the data and technology of Digital H2O Inc. Digital H2O was a pioneer in the oilfield water data space. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Port of Corpus Christi becoming shale oil hub of North America

BY Luke GeiverWith two- to three-million new barrels of oil per day expected at the Port of Corpus Christi next year, leadership at the burgeoning shale oil export hub said the appropriate infrastructure is on the way. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Pioneer, Covia shift sand operations to West Texas

BY Luke GeiverPioneer Natural Resources continues to pivot out of the pressure pumping and frack sand business. The exploration and production company based out of Dallas announced plans to transition out of a sand operation. Covia will also change site locales. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

SPAC merging with shale workforce housing giant Target Lodging

BY Luke GeiverSpecial purpose acquisition companies (SPACS) are now looking beyond the exploration and production business and into the temporary housing service providers that serve E&P crews. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Smart Sand’s Bakken ops drive Q3 growth, share repurchase

BY Luke GeiverFrack sand demand from clients in the Bakken has helped propel Smart Sand Inc. to another strong quarter. The Texas-based sand supplier reported a 97 percent increase at its Van Hook, North Dakota, sand operation. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Phillips 66 announces major Bakken to Corpus Christi pipeline

BY Luke GeiverPhillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline LLC have announced new Bakken pipeline plans that could create the second largest pipeline system in the Bakken and help move Bakken crude to Corpus Christi, Texas. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

ET announces new Permian pipeline, midstream plans

BY Energy Transfer LP Energy Transfer LP will add another NGL fractionator and pipeline in the greater Permian Basin to keep up with takeaway in portions of New Mexico and West Texas. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

H2O Midstream expands its Permian water client network

BY Luke GeiverH2O Midstream has secured a major client in the Midland Basin. Through an agreement with Legacy Reserves Inc., H2O will now gather, dispose and redeliver for reuse produced water from several horizontal wells operated by Legacy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Bakken operators could get another boost with pipeline expansions

BY Luke GeiverBakken operators are getting a new opportunity to ship crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Energy Transfer LP has announced a call for shipper commitments for additional takeaway capacity on its Bakken Pipeline System. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

New JV, ShaleTECH, to provide mine-to-well head solutions

BY OmniTRAX The new company is the combination of two complementary organizations focused on providing cost effective, safe and reliable mine-to-well-head supply chain logistics solutions. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Escalating ethane and the implications for midstream companies

BY Luke GeiverAlerian's Director of Energy Research Stacey Morris explains the impact shale oil and gas development will have on ever changing ethane supplies and markets. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Vista to build in-basin sand mine for SCOOP/STACK

BY Vista Proppants and Logistics Vista Proppants and Logistics LLC has announced the development of 1 to 1.5 million tons per year frack sand mine northeast of Fay, Oklahoma, to serve customers primarily operating in the Mid-Continent. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

With SWD activity rising, Nuverra acquires Marcellus shale rival

BY Luke GeiverA wastewater and logistics company with a strong presence in the Bakken and Haynesville shale is expanding in the Marcellus and Utica. Nuverra Environmental Solutions will acquire Clearwater Solutions. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

Bakken export opportunities create new waterborne price

BY Luke GeiverBakken crude has drawn the interest of oil marketers following the crude export expansions happening along the U.S. Gulf Coast. Argus Media, a London-based commodity trading expert that produces price assessments, has a new Bakken product. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Q&A: Addressing Permian Basin need for infrastructure investment

BY Luke GeiverAs the pipeline bottleneck continues in the Permian, the infrastructure situation in West Texas is rapidly becoming a global economic concern.We spoke with Ronnie Witherspoon of Aveda Transportation, a Daeske company, about Permian conditions. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

Haynesville shale in-basin frack sand mine announced

BY Luke GeiverGen6 Proppants is moving in on the top ten Haynesville shale energy producers. With its recently announced frack sand mine in the Red River Parish of Northern Louisiana, the Houston-based frack sand producer will be in the Haynesville. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

CME launches new Houston-based WTI futures contract

BY Luke GeiverCME Group and Enterprise Product Partners LP are bringing greater transparency to the pricing and risk associated with West Texas Intermediate crude sourced from the Permian. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Pioneer takes stake in U.S. Silica's Permian sand mine

BY Luke GeiverPioneer Natural Resources is now a stakeholder in a West Texas frack sand mine. Through its agreement with U.S. Silica, the Midland Basin producer will gain an interest in U.S. Silica's Lamesa, Texas-mine. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Permian in-basin sand supplier adds crude takeaway to TX site

BY Luke GeiverProppant provider Vista is adding crude gathering and takeaway operations to its list of services. The company has formed a definitive agreement with Jupiter MLP LLC to gather crude from trucks before shipping it via rail to Louisiana. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Ares acquires Paradigm to bolster Bakken midstream assets

BY Luke GeiverAres Management LP believes its acquisition of Paradigm Energy Partners will make the company a premier regional Williston Basin midstream service. The buyout includes the Van Hook gathering system. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Lucid Energy, other Permian midstreams secure long-term contracts

BY Luke GeiverThe largest privately held natural gas processor in the Delaware Basin has signed a long-term agreement with Marathon Oil Permian LLC. Through the new contract, Lucid will expand its footprint in the infrastructure needy Delaware Basin. READ MORE

August 31, 2018

OWL, Oryx show Permian infrastructure buildout pace remains high

BY Luke GeiverThe infrastructure build-outs in the Delaware Basin continued this week. Oilfield Water Logistics announced plans for further SWD build-out and Oryx Midstream announced more plans for a crude gathering line. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

SCOOP/STACK to gain in-basin shale sand operation

BY Luke GeiverThe SCOOP/STACK shale play of Oklahoma is gaining a new in-basin frack sand mine. Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based firm that first began operating in-basin sand operations in the Permian before expanding to the Eagle Ford, is entering Oklahoma. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Permian Basin activity is driving extreme frack sand demand

BY Patrick C. Miller North American shale oil and gas activity, particularly in the Permian Basin, is driving an extreme demand for frack sand, according to a new report from IHS Markit. The report examines frack sand trends and how operators are handling bottlenecks. READ MORE

August 19, 2018

Eagle Pipe, Beemac Trucking announce Permian yard partnership

BY Patrick C. Miller Eagle Pipe has opened a new full-service Permian Basin stocking and trucking yard in Midland, Texas. The company has partnered with Beemac Trucking and Logistics for transportation and tubular management services for the new facility. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Logistics, transportation industry optimistic about economy

BY Patrick C. Miller A survey of the logistics and transportation industry conducted last month by TCompanies shows a high level of optimism about the U.S. economy. Inflation and workforce shortages are viewed as potential concerns by survey respondents. READ MORE