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Midstream news: pipelines, processing, storage and rail
In a cell phone photo taken by protesters and provided to news media by the Calhoun County Sheriff Department, Chris Wahmhoff stands near the pipeline he crawled into Monday morning, June 24, 2013 near Marshall, Mich. Wahmhoff emerged from the pipe about 5 p.m., after 10 hours.  Protesters seek to halt Enbridge Inc.'s building of a new line, saying it endangers public health. (AP Photo/Calhoun County Sheriff Department via The Enquirer)

Protestor who spent 10 hours in oil pipeline found guilty

Christopher Wahmhoff told a Calhoun County judge Tuesday that if he “was getting put away for 50 years it would be worth it.”  More »
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Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.  More »
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Enterprise abandons Bakken pipeline

The proposed line would have run 1,200 miles from the prolific oilfields of North Dakota to the oil transportation hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.  More »
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Kinder Morgan may include condensate exports in revived West Coast line

The line, dubbed the Freedom Pipeline Oil Project, was originally planned to ship as many as 400,000 barrels of crude per day to refineries on the West Coast.  More »
Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge surges after asset shift, dividend boost

Enbridge said yesterday it plans to move C$17 billion worth of Canadian liquids pipelines to the Enbridge Income Fund to help pay for capital investment.  More »
Damon Williams, left, a candidate for chairman of North Dakota?s oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes, speaks with a tribal member in New Town, N.D.  Williams faces off against Mark Fox in the November election. (AP Photo/Josh Wood, File)

Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

The Three Affiliated Tribes has demanded environmental assurances and cash for permission for it to pass through land it recently acquired.  More »
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

As deadline on proxy vote for major deal nears, Kinder Morgan seeks to sway investors

While Richard Kinder himself is strongly in favor of the deal, a few smaller investors have raised concerns that the move away from the tax-advantaged master limited partnership structure will cause problems.  More »
Exterran Holdings CEO Brad Childers poses for a portrait on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Houston. ( J. Patric Schneider / For the Chronicle )

Exterran to spin off international, fabrication businesses

Exterran Holdings will narrow its business focus by spinning off its international compression services and fabrication businesses, the company announced today.  More »
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Williams Cos. offers better terms for merger

Under the deal, Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams will bring Oklahoma City-based Access Midstream Partners LP under the Williams Partners LP name.  More »
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Phillips to move assets to MLP in $340 million deal

Phillips 66 will send two crude oil rail facilities and pipeline assets to its midstream master limited partnership in a $340 million deal, the companies announced today.  More »
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FERC highlights New England gas markets as winter approaches

As the country heads toward winter, an analysis by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission warned that infrastructure constraints in New England could send the region’s natural gas prices soaring from recent lows to among the highest in the world for a second year.  More »
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada’s Keystone stand-in faces $1 billion gas feud

Building an oil line from North Bay, Ontario, to Ottawa instead of altering the existing one would cost at least $1 billion more and put Energy East in jeopardy, the company says.  More »
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Crestwood says strong demand for New England pipeline

The Houston company says it has received hundreds of millions of cubic feet per day in natural gas commitments for the 30-mile pipeline.  More »
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Tesoro Logistics to acquire Colorado company for $2.5 billion

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.  More »
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Tesoro Logistics buying QEP’s gas processing business

Tesoro Logistics LP agreed to buy QEP Resources natural-gas gathering and processing business for $2.5 billion in cash to expand in the Rocky Mountain region and North Dakota.  More »
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