Logistics

January 22, 2019

ICE enhances Permian WTI crude futures contract options

BY Intercontinental Exchange Inc. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., an operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, has enhanced its ICE Permian WTI crude oil futures contract. 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 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

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 11, 2018

Marcellus shale transload facility receives federal grant

BY Luke GeiverThe U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Hannibal, Ohio, a $20 million grant to improve a rail and pipeline energy transload facility that serves the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. READ MORE

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