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Too Many Pipelines, Too Little Demand
Permian Basin oil and gas pipeline construction (copyright by Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Permian Basin oil and gas pipeline construction (copyright by Shutterstock/G B Hart)
Mark Iden Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:15

Just two years ago, in response to booming domestic demand and insufficient pipeline capacity to move the oil to market, pipeline operators began building more pipelines in the prolific Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, capable of transporting up to seven mbd of fracked shale oil.

Guangdong province map (copyright by Shutterstock/mrwood)
Guangdong province map (copyright by Shutterstock/mrwood)

PipeChina Seals New Pact with Southern Guangdong

PipeChina, China's newly formed oil and gas pipeline behemoth whose birth was reported in these pages on 24 July of this year, has taken a concrete step in implementing its strategic vision: Southern Guangdong became the first province to transfer its natural gas pipeline network to the company, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

Turkmenistan map (copyright by Shutterstock/pavalena)
Turkmenistan map (copyright by Shutterstock/pavalena)

Rumblings that TAPI Will Commence in 2021

Turkmentistan announced over the weekend that it intends to begin construction on a gas pipeline from the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border to the Herat offtake point in Afghanistan, a fundamental part of the long-awaited Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) transboundary gas pipeline project.

Brazilian and argentine flag plumes (copyright by Shutterstock/vladm)
Brazilian and argentine flag plumes (copyright by Shutterstock/vladm)

A Complicated Major Gas Pipeline System on the Drawing Boards in South America

Argentina has initiated exploratory talks with Brazil concerning the construction of a billion-dollar gas pipeline from the gigantic Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves in southern Brazil  to Porto Alegre, the capital city of the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sula. The project involves expanding the 1,430-km Argentine pipeline system as well as the construct

Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)
Flag of Tanzania and the national flag of Uganda (copyright by Shutterstock/esfera)

Uganda and Tanzania Ink a $3.5 Billion Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

After long and protracted negotiations, the governments of Uganda and Tanzania have signed a $3.5 billion crude oil pipeline deal.  The agreement allows for the construction of a 1,445-km pipeline connecting Uganda's prodigious oil fields to Tanzania's export terminal in Tanga.

Magellan Midstream Partners Sees Opportunity for Product Transport Amid Corona
Magellan Midstream Partners logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Magellan Midstream Partners logo on the website homepage (copyright by Shutterstock/Casimiro PT)
Mark Iden Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:29

The Corona virus pandemic has significantly reduced demand for refined petroleum products around the globe, causing in turn the closure of some U.S. oil refineries.

Underwater Pipeline on the sea floor (copyright by Shutterstock/Vismar UK)
Underwater Pipeline on the sea floor (copyright by Shutterstock/Vismar UK)

McDermott International Secures FEED Contract for Subsea Pipeline

Delta Offshore Energy, a Singaporean company, has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to McDermott International LTD for a subsea gas pipeline.  The pipeline will connect an offshore LNG regasification platform to onshore 3,200-megawatt (MW) powerplant in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.