North American

Recently EnLink Midstream invited me out to West Texas to see my first pipeline spread – the Martin County Extension Pipeline. On the way to the line we stopped by the Deadwood gas plant where I met Chris Coleman, EnLink Midstream’s senior landman. He was amiable, genuine and welcoming, even letting me ride shotgun in his work truck, which I had to jump to get into. As we drove across the flat Texas land, kicking up a flurry of red dirt, he began telling me about his job.

In summer 2011, executives at super-major ExxonMobil were telling financial analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call about an amazing 70% boost in a year’s time of the energy giant’s unconventional natural gas-weighted portfolio to 76 Tcfe. The reason was simple, according to David Rosenthal, the current controller at ExxonMobil and at the time its investor relations chief. He summed it up in three letters, X-T-O.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) will provide 2 Bcf/d of natural gas transportation capacity from the the Marcellus and Utica production areas to the Mid- and South-Atlantic regions by the end of 2018 if all goes as planned.

The 300-mile pipeline, a joint venture of EQT Midstream Partners and NextEra U.S. Gas Assets, will run from northwest West Virginia to southern Virginia, extending the Equitrans transmission system to Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company’s compressor station in Pittsylvania County, VA. EQT Midstream will operate the pipeline and own a majority interest.

GE and Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., have entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year contract in GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four LNG trains under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, LA.

SENER, in consortium with the company Bonatti, has delivered two compression stations that comprise the Los Ramones 1 Transport System in Mexico to Gasoductos del Noreste.

Enbridge and upstream partners at Hess Corp. are working to develop a pipeline from a Gulf of Mexico oil field. Enbridge said it will build, own and operate the $130 million system that will start in the deepwater Stampede project and end 16 miles away with a connection to a third-party pipeline system.

Meritage Midstream has begun operations on the first leg of the 108-mile Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline. The pipeline will be owned and operated by Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meritage.

Ohio River Valley Pipeline, LLC, an affiliate of the EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC (the general partner), held a binding open season for volume commitments for interstate common carrier transportation service on the ORV Condensate Pipeline.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., is adopting two alternative routes for its proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project to minimize environmental impact and allow for expansion of natural gas service in New Hampshire. Following a thorough evaluation of feasible route alternatives for the market path of the project from Wright, NY to Dracut, MA, the company planned to submit an amended resource report filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December.

Canada’s Union Gas is holding a binding open season for incremental firm capacity of up to 650,000 GJ/d beginning in 2017 and an additional 550,000 GJ/d in 2018 along the following transportation paths: (a) Dawn to Parkway; (b) Dawn to Kirkwall; and (c) Kirkwall to Parkway.

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