Category: Keystone XL

Federal scientists: Diluted oil sands crude poses no higher pipeline risk

The oil sands crude that would flow through Keystone XL is no more likely to cause pipelines to corrode and fail than other heavy crudes, according to a government study Tuesday that could give a boost to the controversial TransCanada Corp. project.  More »

Keystone seen failing to sop up Canada oil glut

Even if U.S. President Barack Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian crude oil probably will remain the cheapest in the world, hampering expansion of the country’s largest export industry.  More »

Keystone XL pipeline shuns high-tech oil spill detectors

TransCanada Corp. (TRP), which says Keystone XL will be the safest pipeline ever built, isn’t planning to use infrared sensors or fiber-optic cables to detect spills along the system’s 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) path to Texas refineries from fields in Alberta.  More »

Analysts: Keystone XL delays won’t stop Canadian crude exports

The longer it takes the Obama administration to make a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the better the opportunity for alternatives that would move Canada’s oil sands crude throughout the United States, energy analysts suggested Wednesday.  More »

Energy companies call regulatory changes their greatest threat

Energy companies seek looming regulatory and law changes as their biggest concern, according to an annual study released Monday morning by BDO USA.  More »

TransCanada CEO says Keystone aids jobs and environment

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline would benefit U.S. employment and support efforts to tackle climate change, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling.  More »

Beetle-bedeviled Keystone XL needs dead rats to let it be

Building the $5.3 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline across the middle of the U.S. will require thousands of workers and millions of pounds of steel.  More »

Repairs done on portions of Keystone XL in Texas

Inspections of the pipeline revealed “small imperfections.”  More »

Keystone wait weighs on smaller oil producers

Growth prospects for smaller oil-sands producers including BlackPearl Resources Inc. (PXX) and Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (STP) are fading as political wrangling over the Keystone XL pipeline and rising U.S. supply slow deals in the Canadian energy industry.  More »

Texas farmer loses another bid to block Keystone XL

A farmer challenged Keystone’s status as a common carrier, with the right to use eminent domain statutes to condemn an easement across his land.  More »

Keystone XL’s southern leg nears completion

The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is more than 75 percent complete and construction is proceeding on schedule, a spokesman for pipeline owner TransCanada said.  More »

Two Countries, Two Views On Oil & Gas

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the things that really struck me was the attitude the majority of the population seems to have towards oil & gas.  More »