NEW YORK—EPIC Midstream Holdings LP’s planned 900,000 barrels per day crude oil pipeline from Crane, Texas in the Permian basin to Corpus Christi, Texas was on schedule to begin interim service during the third quarter, a spokesman said on March 20.
The project was expected to be in permanent service beginning January, spokesman Bruce Kates said in an email.
EPIC sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in January, saying the projected start of the pipeline was in “some jeopardy” due to a delay in approval for its petition to set initial tariff rates.
A FERC spokeswoman said the case is still pending and there is no deadline for FERC action on petitions for declaratory orders.
President Donald Trump said on Oct. 18 he would nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, a former vice president of Ford Motor Co and Louisiana state energy regulator, to head the department.
The Southeastern Trail expansion project will consist of about 7.7 miles of 42-inch pipeline looping facilities in Virginia.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Eni have renewed their low-carbon energy research collaboration on Oct. 18 by extending Eni’s tenure as a founding member of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) through 2023.