Logistics

May 22, 2018

ND implements intelligent pipeline project

BY Luke GeiverNorth Dakota is enhancing its ability to monitor and maintain existing and new crude and gas pipeline infrastructure. The state is funding a pipeline monitoring project that will include major operators, midstream firms and technology providers. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

First SCOOP/STACK in-basin sand mine set to open

BY Preferred Sands Preferred Sands was one of the first to file permits for a sand mine to serve the prolific SCOOP, STACK and other Midcontinent formations, further positioning the company as a first-mover toward in-basin sand. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Port of Brownsville set to build Permian shale export facility

BY Jupiter MLP Jupiter MLP LLC, a privately held midstream company that provides Permian-Delaware Basin producers and gas plants with crude oil and plant condensate logistics and offtake solutions, has announced plans to build an onshore and offshore dock. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

De Nora disinfection systems to treat Texas frack water

BY De Nora Americas De Nora has delivered eight of its ClorTec mobile disinfection systems to treat frack water at different sites in the Permian Basin. The company worked with its partner, Neptune Solutions, to provide the fully equipped trailers. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Enbridge sells U.S. midstream business for $1.12 billion

BY Patrick C. Miller Enbridge Inc.'s U.S. subsidiary will sell Midcoast Operating LC and its subsidiaries to AL Midcoast Holding LLC for $1.12 billion. Midcoast conducts Enbridge's natural gas and NGL business in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

3Bear Energy planning New Mexico crude pipeline

BY 3Bear Energy 3 Bear Energy LLC has launched a binding open season to obtain volume commitments and, or, acreage dedications to support construction of a crude gathering line in New Mexico. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Apache, Noble sign-on for Permian to Corpus Christi oil pipeline

BY EPIC Midstream EPIC Midstream Holdings announced that it has secured strategic partnerships for the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, which will run side-by-side with the EPIC Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline for 730 miles from New Mexico to Corpus Christi, Texas. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Shale gas gatherers add long-term commitments in SCOOP, Delaware

BY Luke GeiverWhiteWater Midstream continues to add big-name partners to its Delaware Basin pipeline created to move shale gas produced from the play. And Cardinal Midstream has more acreage dedication in Oklahoma. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Enable, Continental partner on project to move SCOOP/STACK gas

BY Luke GeiverEnable Midstream Partners and Continental Resources Inc. have agreed on Project Wildcat, a new pipeline that will move natural gas from Oklahoma to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

Trinidad Drilling changes plan to move rigs from Saudi Arabia

BY Patrick C. Miller Three drilling rigs that Trinidad Drilling had planned to move from Saudi Arabia to the Permian Basin will instead be sold. The Canadian company will sell the rigs for $30 million each and upgrade three other rigs for use in the Permian. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

Outrigger Energy II plans new DJ Basin midstream system

BY Luke GeiverDenver-based midstream services and development team Outrigger Energy is back in the shale game. The company, now operating as Outrigger Energy II announced plans to develop a tri-stream midstream system in the DJ Basin. READ MORE

April 07, 2018

Buckeye, Trafigura bring Suezmax tanker to U.S. shale oil port

BY Luke GeiverA Suezmax class vessel capable of shipping 1 million barrels of crude oil can now load along the ship channel in the Port of Corpus Christi. Buckeye Partners LP and Trafigura Trading LLC will ship crude from the Permian or Eagle Ford in the tankers. READ MORE

April 07, 2018

Oil transport firm buys rival CET to expand in Bakken, Permian

BY Rocky Mountain Crude Oil LLC Rocky Mountain Crude Oil LLC has announced that it has acquired all of the membership interests of Concord Energy Transportation LLC and has assumed full operational control of CET's business. The move expands RMCO in the Bakken and Permian. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

Port of Corpus Christi to get new oil export terminal

BY Patrick C. Miller To help handle a 267 percent increase in oil exports from the Port of Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast, plans for a new terminal have been approved. Corpus Christi Infrastructure will have exclusive use of a new oil dock and loading facilities. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

Bakken frack sand provider expands through $15M acquisition

BY Luke GeiverTexas-based Smart Sand Inc. is expanding in North Dakota's Bakken shale oil play. After announcing the processing capacity expansion of its Oakdale, Wisconsin frack sand mine early this year, Smart Sand will spend $15 million in the Bakken. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Oil and gas customer satisfaction leads to increased sales

BY Staff For oil and gas businesses that want to increase sales during times of higher oil prices, improving customer satisfaction could be the key. The 2017 Energy Benchmark Study found that looking beyond technical solutions can be profitable. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

Hourglass plans first Colorado frack sand operation

BY Luke GeiverHallador Energy Co. is turning its coal mining expertise towards the frack sand industry. The Denver-based coal mining company that operates in Indiana and was formerly an E&P, is looking to turn $4 million into an in-basin frack sand operation. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Frack sand data shows looming trend in Permian

BY Staff Energent, a global energy market research consultancy, has put together a new report highlighting the in-basin sand trend happening in the Permian. The report says operators looking to expand this year will turn to in-basin sand. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

Dallas Federal Reserve establishes Energy Advisory Council

BY Dallas Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has formed an Energy Advisory Council to provide guidance on emerging trends and issues affecting the energy industry. Industry executives from Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana will serve on the council. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Preferred Sands opens facilities to serve Eagle Ford shale play

BY Patrick C. Miller Pennsylvania-based proppant manufacturer Preferred Sands began operation of a frack sand mine and loading facility in Atascosa County, Texas, to serve operators in the Eagle Ford. The company will soon open another facility to serve the Permian. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

New Permian crude refiner to sell diesel back to drillers

BY Luke GeiverThe developer of a Permian Basin-based refinery is going full-circle with its shale-oil produced crude. Through a deal with Pilot Thomas Logistics, MMEX Resources will provide the diesel back to drilling rig operations in the region. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Crude logistics experts target Permian with $400M in new capital

BY Luke GeiverMike Prince knows the nuts and bolts of the midstream oil business. After working in all aspects of the crude asset business and leading business development teams initiating more than $2 billion in projects, Prince and a new team have started Lotus. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

New shale tech: mobile resin coated proppant plant in Permian

BY Luke GeiverThe oilfield technology group of Hexion Inc. has great timing. The oil and gas arm of the greater chemical product developer recently unveiled a mobile resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility for the Permian. READ MORE

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