Tag Archives: shale gas

Economic expressway to market

History has a way of repeating itself, as the saying goes, and it certainly rings true for Alliance Pipeline. The idea behind Alliance’s original mainline was to help Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin producers move trapped natural gas to market. Fast-forward to today and a similar situation in the North Dakota…

Energy Transfer announces open season for Bakken/Three Forks transportation service to multiple markets

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today announced the launch of a binding open season to assess interest in committed service under local and joint tariffs for crude oil pipeline transportation from multiple points of receipt in North Dakota to various Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries and terminals, including Sunoco Logistics…

USGS Bakken assessment. Behind the numbers: a closet optimists’ perspective

In April 2013, the United States Geological Service released its most current assessment of the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The long and short of the analysis was that the total amount of recoverable oil in the Bakken and Three Forks formations is roughly double that of earlier projections for…

Texas civil and environmental engineering firm lands fracking project in North Dakota

Southwest Engineers Inc., a full-service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm, today announced it has signed an extensive agreement with Earthwater Resources Inc. for a major project on the Bakken Shale oil and gas zone in North Dakota. The project includes drilling and transporting water from a previously undiscovered, nontraditional, groundwater…

No crude left behind

Pipeline, rail, barge… any way out! Prior to the shale and tight oil boom in the U.S. and significant expansion of oilsands in Canada, the U.S. and Canadian system for delivering crude oil to market was stable and relatively predictable. In general, the U.S. and Canadian crude oil pipeline networks were originally designed for taking crude oil…