Yearly Archive for 2013
The pipeline is the southern leg of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
A stronger dollar has been keeping a cap on oil prices.
No one was hurt when the mile-long BNSF Railway train derailed Monday afternoon.
Chevron has shut in one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico after detecting a leak at the site.
As a former oil industry executive and a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Texas Rep. Bill Flores is at the center of big debates about offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and domestic energy supplies. He also is a big trader in energy stocks.
The fire, which erupted Tuesday morning, was extinguished by the afternoon, but the facility remains shut down.
A Federal Aviation Administration decision to permit testing of drones in Texas and at sites throughout the country will open the door to more use of unmanned aircraft by oil companies.
The derailment of a train carrying oil in North Dakota on Monday, and the subsequent evacuations caused by its explosion, could draw more regulatory scrutiny to rail shipments of crude. But the soaring use of trains to move oil is a long-term trend that is not likely to change soon, analysts say.
The Bakken Shale is driving another hiring surge in North Dakota, with one oil field services company planning to hire 300 new workers by the spring, according to the Bismark Tribune.
The Marine Response Alliance has moved it headquarters from Pompano, Fla., to a facility near Bush Intercontinental Airport.