Projects

The Caspian region of Central Asia is one of the world’s most important oil and gas-producing regions. Until recently, Caspian gas traveled thousands of miles via largely Soviet-built pipelines to eastern Russia where a portion of it was re-exported to Europe at two and even three times the purchase price.

Since 2010, however, newly built pipelines have carried natural gas east to China, which receives about 50% of Caspian gas exports, surpassing Russia and Europe’s share 26% and Iran and Turkey take of 24%.

SemGroup plans to build and operate three pipelines in the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana. Collectively named the Maurepas Pipelines, they will support Motiva Enterprises efforts to interconnect its refinery operations.

Magellan Midstream Partners and TransCanada have a joint development agreement to connect TransCanada’s Houston tank terminal to Magellan's East Houston terminal. The $50 million project would include a 9-mile, 24-inch pipeline under a 50/50 ownership agreement. It would give TransCanada’s Keystone and Marketlink shippers access to Magellan’s Houston and Texas City crude oil distribution system.

Venture Global LNG has hired two manufacturing and engineering companies for its Calcasieu Pass Project in Cameron Parish, LA. Chart Energy & Chemicals will provide midscale modular technology and Tecnicas Reunidas will handle engineering design for the gas liquefaction and export facility project.

Chart will provide its IPSMR liquefaction technology and proprietary equipment. Tecnicas Reunidas’ will design a multitrain liquefaction plant with 10 MMtpa LNG capacity, two full containment LNG tanks, a 600-MW combined-cycle power plant and marine facilities.

Exova won a contract with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) to provide a material and weld qualification program for AGDC’s Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project.

AGDC is engaged in front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the $10 billion North Slope natural gas project. In its first contract with the company, Exova’s Houston laboratory is qualifying selected pipe mills and welding contractors specified by AGDC to work on the 727-mile, 36-inch mainline.

Erickson Inc. has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura (GDI) to transport pipe via helicopter for a project by TransCanada’s Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste in Mexico. They will use an S-64 E Aircrane to transport over 1,000 natural gas pipeline segments that will complete the 329-mile Topolobampo project.

TransCanada expects to invest $1 billion in the project which is supported by a 25-year contract with Mexico’s national electric company, CFE. The 30-inch pipeline will be 329 miles long and have contracted capacity of 670 MMcf/d.

Williams announced that Transco has filed an application with FERC for its Dalton Expansion project, which would support providing Marcellus gas to the Southeast for electricity generation and local natural gas distribution.

Enable Midstream Partners subsidiary, Enable Gas Transmission, held an open season for interested parties to obtain firm interstate natural gas transportation capacity resulting from an expansion of EGT’s Line AD in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Expansion capacity will provide enhanced transportation options from receipt points in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) region, as well as the Woodford and Cana Basins, the Granite Wash and the Colony Wash supply basins in Oklahoma.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Delek Logistics Partners LP have formed Caddo Pipeline LLC, a 50/50 joint venture to develop the Caddo Pipeline. The 80-mile, 12-inch pipeline will run between Longview, TX and Shreveport, LA.

India, the second-most populous country in the world and fourth-largest energy consumer after China, the United States and Russia, is home to abundant supplies of coal, oil and natural gas.

Nevertheless, according to the International Energy Administration, India’s per capita energy consumption remains about one-third of the global average as it becomes increasingly dependent on energy imports to support average annual economic growth of about 8%, population increase and rapid urbanization.

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