Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project

first_img Energy Transfer completes Lone Star Express pipeline expansion project. (Credit: Free-Photos from Pixabay.) Energy Transfer has completed the Lone Star Express expansion pipeline project to add additional capacity to its pipeline system in Texas.The expansion adds more than 400,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids capacity to the company’s current Lone Star NGL pipeline system in Texas.The project is a major part of Energy Transfer’s 2020 capital programme.It is expected to help in alleviating infrastructure constraints out of the Delaware and Permian basins in West Texas.The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink, Texas in Winkler County, and links the existing Lone Star Express pipeline at the Morgan Junction in Bosque County, Texas, south of Fort Worth.Lone Star pipeline system will be finally connected to the Mont Belvieu facilityEnergy Transfer said: “It will provide shippers additional connectivity out of the Permian and Delaware basins, further encouraging the recovery of production and jobs underway in the region.”The company said that the pipeline system will be finally connected to its Mont Belvieu facility, which is an integrated liquids storage and fractionation facility.Located along the US Gulf Coast, the facility is said to have connectivity to more than 35 petrochemical plants, refineries, fractionators and third-party pipelines.Furthermore, Energy Transfer said that its seventh fractionator at Mont Belvieu was commissioned earlier this year, which brings the total fractionation capacity to over 900,000 barrels per day.In December last year, the company has completed the previously announced $5.1bn acquisition of oil and natural gas transport firm SemGroup. The expanded 566.5km 24-inch pipeline starts at a point near Wink in Winkler County, Texaslast_img read more

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final in Canada

first_imgFIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Vancouver for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 and has told organizers that personal reasons will prevent him from going, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes. Blatter came under pressure to step down, and he announced on June 2 that he would do so.U.S. prosecutors have not accused Blatter of wrongdoing but his stewardship of world soccer’s governing body is under scrutiny, sources familiar with investigations in the United States and Switzerland have said.”He’s not going to go to the finals in Canada,” said the lawyer, Richard Cullen.”He has informed the organizers of that and cited personal reasons.” Cullen said that FIFA Senior Vice President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon would preside at the trophy ceremony after the final in Vancouver instead.This will be the first time Blatter has not presented the trophy to the winners of the women’s competition, which is held every four years, since he became FIFA president in 1998.Blatter, the self-styled “godfather of women’s football,” said before the tournament began on June 6 that he was looking forward to being in Canada. The tournament’s semi-finals will be contested by the United States and Germany on Tuesday and England and Japan on Wednesday.Investigations by U.S. and Swiss authorities also include scrutiny of how FIFA awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 men’s tournaments.–last_img read more