Category: Keystone XL

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 »

Activists call on volunteers to risk jail to fight Keystone XL

A group of environmental activists have launched a summer campaign targeting the energy industry, possibly including disruptions of energy operations like the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Obama opposes GOP bill on Keystone XL oil pipeline

A House vote is expected Wednesday.  More »

Keystone lobby works on Democrats to win Obama

Canadian energy producers lobbying for U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline are targeting undecided Democratic lawmakers in Washington in advance of a decision on the $5.3 billion project.  More »

Canada PM on pipeline plan: Oil to come anyway

A controversial oil pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast “absolutely needs to go ahead,” Canada’s prime minister said Thursday, and he warned that the oil will be transported through America one way or another.  More »

Harper seeks to build Keystone XL support on U.S. visit

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking to counter opposition to TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline, a project crucial for boosting Canada’s economy and Harper’s plans to make the country an energy superpower to rival Saudi Arabia.  More »

Commentary: Environmentalists are hurting the US economy

Last month, Earth Day came and went. Perhaps you missed hearing about it. For 2013, the theme was “The Face of Climate Change.” Other than a change in the Post Office cancellation mark on your letters from the usual wavy lines, to the four stick-like wind turbines and a sun symbol, there was little note of what was once an event celebrated by 20 million Americans.  More »

Keystone pipeline nemesis leads charge from her family minivan

Jane Kleeb takes her Honda Odyssey across the highways and back roads of Nebraska to deliver a simple message: the oil pipeline can be stopped.  More »