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R-Value Foam, LLC has been awarded a contract by Snelson Companies to supply and install 25 miles of foam trench breakers on 24-inch pipe for the Saginaw Trail Phase 3 Project. Superintendent is Greg Benaske. Approximate starting date was May 22, 2019. Contact Mark Benaske at (517) 204-4747.

Hanging H Companies, LLC, ph (360) 726-2334 has been awarded a contract by Tallgrass Energy for the installation of approximately 70 miles of 36-inch pipeline in Weld County, Colorado.  Headquarters is in Eaton, Colorado.  Superintendent is Jeff Fox.  Approximate starting date is June 1, 2019.

Jomax Construction, ph (620)792-3686 is expected to get underway in June with a job for ARB Midstream. The job consists of 8 miles of pipeline (the “Matador Pipeline”) from the Bennett/Matador CRP to the Platteville Station and an approximately 32 mile of pipeline (the “Badger Pipeline”) from the Badger CRP to the Platteville Station. Jomax will also construct an approximately 22 mile pipeline from the Platteville Station to the Lucerne Station. The DJS Pipeline System is expected to be in service on or about January 2020.

Intercon Construction, ph (608) 850-4820 has been awarded a contract by Black Hills Corporation. The 35 mile, 12-inch pipeline will extend from an interconnection supply point near Douglas, Wyoming, to existing facilities near Casper, Wyoming. Work slated to begin in June 2019.

Bids are in and being evaluated for construction of approximately 118 miles of 12-inch pipeline from around Corpus Christi, Texas to Matagorda, Texas. Work is anticipated to begin in July 2019.

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Columbia Gas Transmission has received a favorable Environmental Assessment from the FERC for the Buckeye Xpress Project. A final project decision slated for mid-August 2019.The proposed project would include replacement of approximately 64 miles of existing, aging 20-inch and 24-inch natural gas pipeline from Vinton, Ohio, to Burlington, Ohio, on a portion of Columbia’s R-System. Columbia proposes to replace the existing pipeline potentially with 36-inch pipeline necessary to provide 275,000 Dth/d of additional firm capacity for the project. Upon completion, the replaced line will be known as R-801. Columbia is proposing to place the project into service in November 2020. A phased in-service approach may be considered once customer negotiations are complete.

Freeport LNG announced that it has received approval from the FERC to site, construct and operate its fourth natural gas liquefaction train, to be integrated into its existing natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. Approval from the U.S. Department of Energy for the export of Train 4 volumes to non-Free Trade Agreement countries is anticipated later this quarter.  Freeport LNG's Train 4 is expected to add over 5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG production to its existing project, increasing the total export capability of the 4-train facility to over 20 mtpa. Approximately 13.5 mtpa of this capacity has been contracted under 20-year tolling agreements to Osaka Gas Trading & Export, LLC, JERA Energy America, LLC, BP Energy Company, Toshiba America LNG Corporation, and SK E&S LNG, LLC, and approximately 0.5 mtpa has been contracted to Trafigura PTE LTD under a 3-year sale and purchase agreement commencing in 2020. Train 4 operations are anticipated to commence in 2023. Freeport LNG's export facility currently consists of three liquefaction trains, with Train 1 scheduled for commercial startup in Q3 2019, and full three-train commercial operations anticipated by mid-2020. Under 3-train operations, Freeport LNG's facility will rank 7th in current global liquefaction production capacity, with the facility rising to become the world's 5th largest LNG producer once Train 4 is completed.

Howard Energy Partners (HEP) recently it has signed a deal with an unnamed producer to construct, own and operate a new natural gas gathering system in Oklahoma’s Stack play. HEP will construct the gathering system to be capable of low- and high-pressure service and have an initial capacity of 110 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d). The project will be anchored by fee-based, long-term acreage dedications totaling roughly 10,000 acres in Dewey and Custer counties in central Oklahoma. The gathering system can be expanded to support multi-well pad development by Hep’s customer, as well as other producers in the area, according to the developer. The initial phase of the project is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2019. This project is Hep’s entrance into a sixth oil and gas development region. The company also has assets serving the Texas Gulf Coast, the Eagle Ford in South Texas, the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, and Mexico via the Nueva Era Pipeline.

The staff of the FERC has prepared a favorable Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Project proposed by Jordan Cove Energy Project LP and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project proposed by Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline L.P. Jordan Cove is requesting authorization to liquefy at a terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon up to 1.04 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day for export for to overseas markets. Pacific Connector seeks a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity under Section 7 of the NGA to construct and operate an approximate 229 mile natural gas transmission pipeline providing about 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Malin hub to the Jordan Cove terminal, crossing portions of Klamath, Jackson, Douglas, and Coos Counties, Oregon.

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