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Since days when shale oil and gas technologies were discovered, the U.S. energy industry has been evolving more rapidly than ever before. Many changes are amazing especially when you put them on an industry map. At Rextag not only do we keep you aware of major projects such as pipelines or LNG terminals placed in service. Even less significant news are still important to us, be it new wells drilled or processing plants put to regular maintenance.

Daily improvements often come unnoticed but you can still follow these together with us. Our main input is to “clip it” to the related map: map of crude oil refineries or that of natural gas compressor stations. Where do you get and follow your important industry news? Maybe you are subscribed to your favorite social media feeds or industry journals. Whatever your choice is, you are looking for the story. What happened? Who made it happen? WHY does this matter? (Remember, it is all about ‘What’s in It For Me’ (WIIFM) principle).

How Rextag blog helps? Here we are concerned with looking at things both CLOSELY and FROM A DISTANCE.

"Looking closely" means reflecting where exactly the object is located.

"From a distance" means helping you see a broader picture.

New power plant added in North-East? See exactly what kind of transmission lines approach it and where do they go. Are there other power plants around? GIS data do not come as a mere dot on a map. We collect so many additional data attributes: operator and owner records, physical parameters and production data. Sometimes you will be lucky to grab some specific area maps we share on our blog. Often, there is data behind it as well. Who are top midstream operators in Permian this year? What mileage falls to the share or Kinder Morgan in the San-Juan basin? Do you know? Do you want to know?

All right, then let us see WHERE things happen. Read this blog, capture the energy infrastructure mapped and stay aware with Rextag data!

Eagle-Ford Republic Midstream System Has a New Owner

Nuevo Midstream will add 100 miles of gathering pipeline in Gonzales, Lavaca, and Dewitt counties to its Eagle Ford assets.

NGL Energy Partners Strengthens its Propane Asset Portfolio in the North-East

NGL Energy Develops Its Portfolio of Wholesale Propane Business Assets. Bought From DCP

February Top U.S. Midstream Deals: Delaware Appears As the Key Area

Midstream companies seek partnerships, connect their most robust assets to the fastest growing markets. Let us see what they did this past February

Selected News from GIS Community

We think these GIS-related news will be important for the industry in the near future

New Drillinginfo - Hart Energy’s Rextag Partnership For Midstream Analytics Service

Drillinginfo stated on Jan. 29 it formed a new strategic collaboration with Hart Energy’s Rextag unit for the purpose of creating a combined midstream business product.

Rextag: first 2019 GIS Data Update

As promised, the latest Rextag GIS Data Update has been released. Here are some of the highlights and some examples of what you will find in the overhauled first update of 2019.

Drillinginfo & Rextag Join Forces For New Midstream Business Product

Drillinginfo has announced a new strategic collaboration with Hart Energy’s Rextag unit to create a combined midstream business product. The Drillinginfo-Rextag integration provides a cutting-edge solution with all relevant datasets in one platform, which provides powerful context and unprecedented infrastructure siting and mapping.

New Ethylene Facilities Going into Service in 2019

New Cracking Facilities for the U.S. Ethylene Market

Companies Advancing U.S. Exports

A number of companies successfully contributed to the growing of U.S. exports.

2018. Expanding Beyond Lower 48: Mexico and Canada Are Markets That the Industry Keeps Pursuing

Growing U.S. natural gas production urges companies to invest in exports capacities. Reviewing paths to Mexican and Canadian markets and companies leading the way

SCOOP/STACK Midstream Developments. Pipeline Projects Driving Gas Prices. Challenge of Getting Water for Fracking

Pipeline Projects Continue Influence the Industry: its capacities, pricing and technologies

U.S. Crude Breakevens at Less Than $50/Bbl - Pipelines Help

U.S. Shale Breakevens now at $50 instead of $68/bbl. Pipeline management (field and maintenance data), as well as new projects introduced lower operation costs and provide path to future industrial success.

Mancos Shale: Great Prospects Still Ahead

Mancos Shale in Rockies: Natural Gas Reservoir with High Potential

Lower U.S. Energy-Related Emissions Due to Natural Gas Use

U.S. carbon emissions keep decreasing. Electricity produced from Natural Gas is one of the key reasons

Bakken After DAPL Is in Operation: Still Hard to Compete

Bakken's costs are now lower with DAPL in service but that does not level it with Permian and Denver-Julesburg

Permian: Oil Pipeline Takeaway. Too Much or Just Fit?

With all oil pipeline projects currently under construction in Permian, there is no certainty if their operators' margins will be high enough.

Louisiana: in Top U.S. NG Producing States. Some Grow Faster

Louisiana has a share of 6.6% of national NG production. Its production decline reflects growth shifting to Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Appalachian NG Production Growth Path 2008 - 2017

NG Production has grown tremendously over decade.

Offshore NG Production Has a Declining Tendency

Recent offshore rigs count also have fallen significantly (dropping by one-third since the end of July).

There Are Issues to Deal With Before Rover Can Start Up

Energy Transfer has a list of tasks from FERC to complete

VIDEO: Permian Production Changing Between 2000 And 2016

See how the shale boom developed on this animated timeline

MPLX Utica Build-Out Projects Begin Operations

The new 49-mile Harpster to Lima Pipeline is in service

Freeport LNG Wants the Fourth Liquefaction Train

Construction to commence by the end of 2018. Operational in 2022

Northeast Pipeline Expansion Pre-Filing Application Withdrawn

The expansion would have added about 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of capacity to the pipeline, which has capacity of about 3.1 Bcf/d.

Additional Contracts For Midland-To-ECHO Pipeline System

The execution of these additional agreements boosts further total committed volumes. Read details. See it on a map.

Savage Bakken Connector Pipeline Is Now in Service

A hub to DAPL near Trenton, (ND) has been put in operation.

Three Pipelines to Cross the U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. has issued permits for three NuStar Logistics, L.P. pipelines

TransCanada to Expand its NOVA Gas Transmission System in Alberta

TransCanada will invest to connect several production areas to its existing NOVA Gas Transmission pipeline in Alberta

Cheniere Energy Shipped the First LNG Cargo to Korea

Cheniere Energy shipped the first LNG Cargo to Korea

Medallion Pipeline: Wolfcamp Connector and Howard Lateral Update

Medallion Pipeline closed its binding open season for Wolfcamp Connector and Howard Lateral

BridgeTex Pipeline is expanding

From Colorado City to Houston, TX to approximately 400,000 barrels per day.

Pinnacle Midstream: Sierra Grande Gas Processing Plant Construction

Pinnacle Midstream began construction on its Sierra Grande Gas Processing Plant. Will begin operation in 4Q of 2017.

One of the largest midstream deals of this year

Outrigger Energy's pipelines sold to Targa Resources for $1.5 bln

Top Crude Refineries Serving Permian

A total capacity for the area is as high as 8,576,325 Bcd according to Rextag count

Corpus Christi and its O&G Infrastructure

Export Opportunities For Permian’s and Takeaway Problem

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Project Struggles

Canadian debates over pipeline continue. The debates involve the operator company, state and local authorities, communities and minorities.

Northeast in Need For Gas. Lacking Pipeline Investment

The Northeast has a got a severe fuel infrastructure constraint.

U.S. LNG in Focus: Project on West Coast

Jordan Cove is one of the key projects for the U.S. natural gas exports to Asia

Big Data Careers in O&G

Big Data Career in O&G. What skills do you need to advance?

ETP says U.S. drilling ban unlikely to delay Ohio gas pipeline

The biggest natural gas pipe under construction in the United States, is not expected to be delayed by a U.S. federal order to stop new drilling.

Shell Midstream To Buy Pipelines In $630 Million Dropdown (Continued)

Another pipeline purchased by Shell on the featured map today.

Devon Sells Wyoming Midstream

Devon Sells Its Midstream Assets To Meritage Midstream. See more.

Shell Midstream To Buy Pipelines In $630 Million Dropdown.

See Shell's Pipelines on a Rextag Map. Delta Pipeline - a roughly 130-mile onshore pipeline taking volumes from five offshore pipelines.

Russia vs. U.S. as global LNG Exporters

Russia and U.S. Both Plan Aggressive LNG Export Capacity Growth By 2021. Read more how they compete.

Iroquois Gas Transmission System Changes Ownership

TC PipeLines LP will be the new owner. See it on a map.

How Big Is U.S. NG Pipeline Network?

See how U.S. NG pipeline network length compares to that of other countries.