Acquisitions & Divestitures - Midstream

California Regulators Want Public Input On Aliso Canyon Facility

California regulators said on Jan. 17 they were seeking public comment on a proposal that would significantly limit the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas can inject into its Aliso Canyon storage facility in Los Angeles, which leaked in 2015.


PHMSA Passes Rule Boosting Safety On Oil, Refined Product Lines

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said on Jan. 13 it has passed a rule to boost safety requirements on the country's oil and refined products pipelines.


AltaGas Says In Potential Deal Talks

AltaGas did not name the company, but the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, said the firm was is in talks to merge with WGL Holdings, the parent of natural-gas utility Washington Gas.


Sidley Austin: Exports, LNG Will Crank Up Natural Gas Prices

Law firm partners see Trump’s protectionist sound bites as potential threat.


Largest Gap Between Asian, US Gas Prices Presents Opportunity For LNG Tankers

Since February, 61 vessels have taken cargoes from Sabine, but just three vessels delivered LNG to East Asia between February and the end of November, Reuters reported. 


British Columbia Approves Environmental Assessment Of Trans Mountain Pipeline

British Columbia said on Jan. 11 it had given the green light to an environmental assessment of Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Trans Mountain oil pipeline project, which crosses the Western Canadian province.


Crude-By-Rail Shipments From Canada Rose 48% In October

Canadian crude-by-rail exports to the U.S. rose 48% in October vs. the previous month, National Energy Board (NEB) data showed on Jan. 11, as volumes recovered from a steep slump earlier in the year.


James A. Cisarik Becomes Texas Pipeline Association President

 Michael A. Heim is the outgoing chairman of TPA, according to TPA President Thure Cannon. 


Wisconsin Tribe Votes Against Renewing Enbridge Line 5 Agreements

Calgary-based Enbridge said it had been discussing the easement renewals since before the agreements expired in 2013, and that the pipeline had operated safely through the reservation since 1953, Reuters reported.


Blackstone Ends Talks For $5 Billion Energy Transfer Stake

In December, private-equity firm Blackstone was said to be looking at a stake in Energy Transfer, the company building the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.


US To Sell 8 Million Barrels Of Crude Oil Reserves

The sale is part of a resolution to sell up to $375.4 million of crude in fiscal 2017 to fund operational improvements to the infrastructure that holds the emergency reserves.


Texas Lt. Gov.: With Trump, Help Is On The Way

Both Texas and the oil and gas industry stand to benefit from a Trump administration approach, Dan Patrick tells TPA.