February 06, 2018

Joint venture to build Gulf Coast shale gas ethylene export site

BY Patrick C. Miller Expanding international markets for ethylene have resulted in a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator Holdings to build a new export terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The facility should be in operation by early 2020. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

PwC US energy lead explains optimism for shale in 2018

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. deals leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers believes energy companies have an opportunity to go public or execute an acquisition this year. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Targa adding cryogenic processing plant to Oklahoma gas play

BY Targa Resources Targa and MPLX will construct a new 150 million cubic feet per day cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Hughes County, Oklahoma, (the Hickory Hills plant) to process growing natural gas production from the Arkoma Woodford Basin. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

New crude oil pipeline set for Eagle Ford

BY Luke GeiverHouston-based EVX Midstream Partners got off to a quick start in 2018. In McMullen County, Texas, the company has announced plans to construct, own and operate a new crude gathering line targeting Eagle Ford producers. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

EPIC completes dual Permian pipeline plan

BY Luke GeiverEPIC, a Texas-based midstream infrastructure firm, will use the right-of-way of an under construction natural gas liquids pipeline for a new-build 730-mile crude pipeline to move Permian-based crude to Corpus Christi. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Unimin, Fairmount Santrol merge to create mega-proppant provider

BY Luke GeiverThe merger between Unimin Corp. and Fairmount Santrol has created the largest proppant and sand supplier in the U.S. Unimin counts terminal expansions or production facilities in the Utica and Permian plays among its main growth areas. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Global energy trader eyes crude terminal project to move TX shale

BY Luke GeiverVitol, a global energy and commodity trading company that trades more than 7 million barrels of crude oil per day, has begun talks with Harvest Pipeline Co. on a new crude oil terminal located near Corpus Christi to move barrels from Texas shale. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

Marcellus shale development doesn’t affect mortality rates

BY Staff A new report analyzing health data from six Pennsylvania counties with heavy gas development in the Marcellus shale play in a 10-year period shows that the development has had little or no impact on human health. READ MORE

December 11, 2017

Rail car data firm, proppant handler combine to help shale

BY Staff The demand for proppant during times of high oilfield activity has created several services, technologies or trends,from proppant delivery infrastructure to the opening of idled sand mines. Railtronix is now bringing data to proppant suppliers. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Preferred’s frack sand sell-off marks new shale in-basin strategy

BY Luke GeiverPreferred Proppants LLC is taking a new, more regional approach to the frack sand supply business. The Pennsylvania-based sand producer and supplier has chosen to reduce rail fleets and out-of-basin production sites. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Magellan’s new proposal: connect Permian, Eagle Ford to TX coast

BY Luke GeiverMagellan Midstream has proposed a new pipeline project that would connect Permian and Eagle Ford crude production with export and refining locations in Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

Morgan Stanley, former ETP president partner on Midcon project

BY Luke GeiverThe SCOOP and STACK plays in the Midcontinent region of North America's shale landscape are worth investing in for Morgan Stanley Energy Partners. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas

BY Luke GeiverChina's desire to utilize U.S.-based shale gas can now be clearly seen in Alaska and West Virginia. During his recent tour of Asian countries, President Donald Trump helped to connect Alaska and West Virginia with China Energy Investment Corp. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

Growing Arkansas frack sand supplier uses barge for Marcellus

BY Luke GeiverSelect Sands can now supply frack sand by land and sea. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based industrial silica provider that started a mine in Arkansas in 2014, has signed a deal with an end-user in Appalachia for 10,000 tons of frack sand. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Newpark Resources buys Well Service Group for $75M

BY Newpark Resources Newpark Resources Inc. today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets, operations and employees of the Well Service Group Inc. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Shale gas play gains new frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHaynesville shale gas producers have a new in-basin option for proppant. Shreveport, La.-based Performance Proppants LLC has opened a new 1.4 million ton per year frack sand supply facility in the heart of the play. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

ONEOK, Martin Midstream partner on $200M Delaware Basin pipeline

BY Luke GeiverEyeing the growth potential for natural gas liquids produced from the Delaware Basin, ONEOK Inc., has announced a new joint-venture effort with Martin Midstream. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Permian producer Callon finds midstream asset management group

BY Luke GeiverPure-play Permian Basin exploration and production company Callon Petroleum Co. has found a new entity to manage its midstream infrastructure. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

RRIG acquires 475-mile water pipeline, infrastructure in Permian

BY RRIG Water Solutions RRIG Water Solutions understands that the most expensive water in the oil patch is the water that never arrives. The company said it is committed to investing in pipeline infrastructure to improve access to large volumes of water in the Permian. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Tally Energy forms to serve shale producers’ new focus

BY Luke GeiverShale oil and gas producers have shifted their focus from developing and expanding fields and acres towards executing on operational efficiency gains and production increases, according to Tally Energy. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Marcellus, Utica, DJ Basin shale gas pipeline builders updates

BY Luke GeiverConstruction to help build a pipeline section enabling Marcellus shale gas producers to reach the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. markets is officially underway. DJ Basin and Utica producers also have pipeline talk to consider. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

OPEC, EIA reports offer 2018 price, supply, demand insights

BY Staff New reports released this week from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the U.S. Energy Information Administration provide oil pricing and supply forecasts through 2018 but offer little on the impact of Harvey or Irma. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Permian shale customer demand drives Dragon’s San Angelo purchase

BY Luke GeiverThe demand for surface production equipment has provided an opportunity for Beaumont, Texas-based Dragon to expand its offerings to the Permian Basin. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

New Stakeholder gathering system to serve Permian, San Andres

BY Stakeholder Midstream Stakeholder Midstream LLC announced today it will build a new natural gas gathering system in the Permian Basin to serve producers working in the Horizontal San Andres. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Magellan eyes Delaware Basin pipeline regardless of open season

BY Luke GeiverAlthough the company will conduct an open season call to gain shipper interest levels and contracts, Magellan said the construction of the pipeline will not hinge on results from the open season. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

Texas frack sand firm enlists in state’s conservation plan

BY Luke GeiverA growing frack sand provider with Permian Basin operations has taken a major step to secure future operations by entering into a Texas Conservation Plan designed to protect the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

US Silica adds frack sand capacity, Permian location through deal

BY Luke GeiverA frack sand supply giant just got bigger. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has agreed to acquire a Missouri sand mining and supply company for $95.4 million. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Midstream Co. looking to expand in STACK acquires E&P assets

BY 4 AM Midstream 4 AM Midstream LLC has announced that it has acquired midstream oil and gas gathering assets from White Star Petroleum, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, to strengthen its reach in the STACK play. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Fluid management firm Goodnight Midstream enters third shale play

BY Luke GeiverGoodnight Midstream has expanded its network of water fluids operations to another shale play. After success in the Bakken followed by the Permian, the Dallas-based company has established a presence in the Eagle Ford. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

Construction on new Oklahoma transload facility begins this month

BY Patrick C. Miller Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP plays are getting their first independent, dedicated proppant transloading facility. A seven-year agreement between Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and an E&P producer in the STACK could open the way to more development. READ MORE