2014 November-December Texas 

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $500M CCI Petroleum Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi LLC. The company plans to construct petroleum process facilities near Corpus Christi, Texas. “Climate change contributes to many types of challenges, especially for coastal areas like Corpus Christi,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. “Helping businesses… Read More
2014 November-December Texas 

Texas Tech Releases Permian Basin Report

Texas Tech was commissioned by the Permian Basin Petroleum Association to prepare the report, “Economic Impact of the Permian Basin’s Oil and Gas Industry.” Bradley Ewing, a professor of energy economics in the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, co-authored the report, which shows the region is now one of the biggest oil and gas producers in the world.… Read More
2014 November-December Texas 

Buckeye Partners Acquires Midstream Assets for $860m

Buckeye Partners L.P. signed a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% interest in a company that will be jointly owned with Trafigura AG for $860 million. The company – Buckeye Texas Partners – and its subsidiaries will own and operate a vertically integrated system of midstream assets, including a deep-water, high-volume marine terminal located on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel,… Read More
2014 November-December Oklahoma 

Natural Gas Processing Plant to be Located in SCOOP Play

The board of directors of Enable Midstream Partners LP has approved construction of an additional 200-million cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity that will be located near its Bradley Processing Plant to serve producers in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP). The Bradley Plant, located in Grady County, Okla., is currently under construction and is expected… Read More
2014 November-December Louisiana 

Cameron LNG Receives Federal Approval for Liquefaction-Export Project

Sempra Energy subsidiary Cameron LNG received final authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its proposed liquefaction facilities in Hackberry, La., to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement with the U.S. “Today’s decision marks the last major regulatory hurdle for our Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project, clearing the way… Read More
2014 November-December Louisiana 

Sasol Receives Permit for GTL Facility

Sasol has received the necessary permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin constructing its gas-to-liquid (GTL) facility in Calcasieu Parish, La. “I’m extremely pleased to announce that this major economic project can move forward,” said U.S. Sen. David Vitter. “It’s a huge investment and will help provide a great boom for southwest Louisiana. Our abundant natural gas… Read More
2014 November-December Louisiana 

Shell Sells Haynesville Assets

Vine Oil & Gas LP, a recently formed exploration and production company headquartered in Dallas, and Blackstone Energy Partners, an affiliate of Blackstone will acquire the Haynesville assets of SWEPI LP and Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc., affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell plc, for $1.2 billion. The assets comprise over 107,000 net acres in North Louisiana in the core of… Read More
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