Habitat conservation collaboration keeps greater sage grouse unlisted

An unprecedented habitat conservation collaboration led the US Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the greater sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species. Listing the greater sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act would have triggered restrictions having significant adverse impacts on oil and gas operations. Source: News

Turkmenistan to expand gas processing, petchem production

Turkmenistan is planning to build a series of plants designed to expand natural gas processing and petrochemical production in a move to diversify and increase the country’s share of exports to global markets. Source: News

Enterprise brings Rancho II crude oil pipeline into service

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP), Houston, reported its 88-mile, 36-in. Rancho II crude oil pipeline is now online and able to transport supplies between Sealy, Tex., and the company’s Enterprise Crude Houston (Echo) storage terminal in southeast Houston. Source: News

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX oil price rebounds on signs of supply adjustments

Oil prices rebound $2/bbl on the New York market Sept. 21 on signs that the growth of US oil production might be slowing, but commodity prices resumed their zigzag pattern again in early trading on Sept. 22, giving up some of the previous day’s gains. Source: News

Atlantic Coast Pipeline applies for FERC permission to build

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC applied to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build its 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. The pipeline—owned by Dominion 45%, Duke Energy 40%, Piedmont Natural Gas 10%, and AGL Resources 5%—will transport as much as 1.5 bcfd southeast from Harrison County, W.Va., to Chesapeake, Va., and Robeson […]

Partnerships are essential for success, new PHMSA administrator says

Partnerships with pipeline owner-operators, state and local governments, and Congress will be critical as the US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) strives to be a more effective regulator amid rapid change, its new administrator told a US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee on Sept. 18. Source: News

Statoil Brazil lets contract for Peregrino development

Statoil Brazil, on behalf of its partners in the Peregrino field license, has let a contract to Wood Group to provide 4-year operations and maintenance for the Alpha and Bravo wellhead platforms as well as modification services for both units and the Peregrino floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. Source: News