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Technip has been awarded two contracts by Tullow Ghana Limited for the TEN project, located 60 km off Ghana in water depths reaching up to 2,000 meters. Together, the two contracts have a combined value of about US$1.23 billion, with a Technip share of about US$730 million.

The Keystone XL is intended to transport oil from Canada to U.S. refiners on the Gulf of Mexico. The administration’s decision to delay approval for the construction of TransCanada’s proposed pipeline was based, in part, on concerns over the safety and reliability of oil pipelines. In announcing his decision, President Barack Obama called for a full assessment of “the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people.”

Thunder Creek NGL Pipeline, LLC, a subsidiary of Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC, held a binding open season for a new interstate, common-carrier pipeline system that will transport unfractionated NGLs produced in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to potential delivery points on the Overland Pass Pipeline near the Colorado-Wyoming border and the Front Range NGL Pipeline near Lucerne, CO.

Crestwood Midstream Partners increased its sizable holdings in the Bakken Shale with the acquisition of Arrow Midstream Holdings. The move, a continuation of its liquids-focused strategy, will allow Crestwood to service about 18% of current Bakken crude oil production.

Spectra Energy Corp. has completed its New Jersey-New York expansion project. “Successfully completing this pipeline is a testament to our ability to secure, permit and execute on large and complex growth projects,” said Greg Ebel, president and CEO of Spectra Energy.

Unity Pipeline Company, LLC, a Harvest Pipeline Company, Somerset Gas Transmission Company and Crossroads Pipeline Company, part of NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group, are holding a two-phase open season for prospective shippers seeking transportation service on its proposed, 380-mile diluent pipeline.

The federal pipeline safety agency is opening a new front in its efforts to improve gas and oil pipeline safety. The integrity verification process (IVP), previewed this summer by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), would be an “add-on” to the existing Integrity Management (IM) program, which obligates pipelines to test segments in “high-consequence areas (HCAs).” There are 18,000 miles of pipeline in HCAs.

Enbridge Inc. been selected by the Fort Hills partners (Suncor Energy Inc., Total E&P Canada Ltd. and Teck Resources Limited) as well as Suncor Energy Oil Sands Limited Partnership to develop a new $1.6 billion pipeline to transport crude oil production under long term transportation commitments to Enbridge's mainline hub at Hardisty, Alberta.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. has signed a definitive agreement with Hess Corporation and its subsidiaries to acquire 20 liquid petroleum products terminals with total storage capacity of 39 million barrels for $850 million.