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Pipeline Projects regulations and projects update

This overview is part of our North America Logistics Review Services. Pipeline Project Updates Various pipeline developments occurred throughout the month of September. Oryx Southern Delaware Oil announced an open season for its Oryx Trans Permian Oil Pipeline System (OTP), a gathering system with capacity from 160,000 bpd to 220,000 bpd to serve the southern […]

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Regulatory Developments and Litigation – July 2015 Overview

Various regulatory developments occurred throughout the month of July: the American Petroleum Institute released its recommendations for the safe operation of liquid and gas pipelines (RP 1173), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Attorney General’s office released the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report, and Canada’s provincial premiers signed the Canadian Energy Strategy, […]

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Pipelines projects moving ahead in the US but in Canada…not so much – June 2015 Overview

A series of pipeline project announcements and open seasons is continuing to fill out US crude oil, NGL’s and products delivery infrastructure. Among these: Enbridge’s Sandpiper Pipeline project (Beaver Lodge, ND to Clearbrook MN) has received a certificate of need from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission but still will have to present a detailed review […]

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Martin Tallett presents at the CSIS “Future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve” Event

Martin Tallett participated in this CSIS event “The Future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve” where he talked about how the current North America crude landscape affects the actual SPR configuration and the different variables that need to be addressed in order to adjust this configuration to represent the new US Energy reality. You can download […]

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Pipelines moving ahead and New Crude by Rail Ruling announced

During the month of April an array of announcements indicate that activity in the North America crude logistics landscape is far from slowing down. For April, EnSys Energy compiled similar numbers of announcements from both industry and government. Pipelines and open seasons (mainly) move ahead Enbridge’s Sandpiper (Beaver Lodge ND, to Superior WI via Clearbrook […]

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Swaps may be a way around US crude export impasse, CSIS forum told

Martin Tallett participated in this CSIS forum “U.S. Refining and Crude Oil Exports: An Update” where he talked about potential world refinery markets for U.S. crude. EnSys Energy and ICF collaborated in the study “The Impacts of U.S. Crude Oil Exports on Domestic Crude Production, GDP, Employment, Trade, and Consumer Costs” for the American Petroleum […]

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Crude Imports from Canada continue to increase

Although the first three months of 2015 have shown some industry’s retraction due to sustained low crude prices, there are still plenty of developments which demonstrate the continued dynamism of the North America Crude Renaissance. For example, EIA data show that crude imports from Canada continue to increase. EIA reports that 3.2 mbd of Canadian […]

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Keystone XL saga, Alaska pipeline and crude by rail

Monthly Overview from EnSys North America Logistics Review Service – February 2015 edition Keystone XL Saga After the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan bill to start the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed the bill, arguing that the bill would undercut the longstanding process for determining if projects serve the […]

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