Category: Pipelines

Natural gas transportation needs boost Kinder Morgan revenue

Houston pipeline giant Kinder Morgan said it increased payouts to investors by 5 percent in the second quarter as surging natural gas production created demand for the company’s transportation infrastructure.  More »

Canada extends review of Kinder’s $5 billion pipeline expansion

The Trans Mountain project would bring additional output from Alberta’s oil sands to Canada’s Pacific Coast.  More »

Logistics exec says rail trumps pipelines

Because trains offer flexibility that fixed pipelines can’t match, the trend of moving oil by rail is here to stay, an energy executive told industry leaders and analysts Monday.  More »

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil’s impact

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — a land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota daily — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that oil and gas development can bring and the preservation of a land considered by cultural and religious tradition to be sacred.  More »

New Forbes list of billionaire families ranks Duncan heirs No. 10

The heirs of Houston pipeline tycoon and philanthropist Dan Duncan rank No. 10 on a new Forbes list of billionaire families.  More »

$10 million pipeline research center to open in Houston

An industry-supported research center under construction in Houston will provide facilities for testing and evaluating pipelines in a move to reduce sometimes-disastrous ruptures.  More »

Groups tell Obama: Don’t wait on Keystone

WASHINGTON — Forty-four groups representing oil companies, truckers, manufacturers and other interests on Tuesday implored Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian crude to the Gulf Coast.  More »

EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep  More »

Cash for city means mum’s the word on pipeline

TransCanada bought an emergency vehicle for a Canadian town under a contract whose provisions include the town’s agreement not to comment on the company’s pipeline activities.  More »

Enterprise completes Cushing-to-Gulf pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners said Thursday it has constructed a 512-mile twin to its Seaway crude pipeline running from the oil-tank hub in Cushing, Okla. to the storage units on the Gulf Coast, about 60 miles south of Houston.  More »

Trains keep rolling from Permian Basin

Trains will roll all month out of the Permian Basin, the largest onshore U.S. oil field, as production outpaces pipeline capacity and a refinery outage saps demand.  More »

Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.  More »

Photos: The other battle for Canada’s oil sands

As debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on in the United States, another contentious battle to move Canada’s oil sands crude to market hit a milestone last week.  More »

Building Beyond a Bill

This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American […]  More »

Oil industry forms cyberattack information hub

A Hunt Oil executive and others are planning to put together a staff of cyber-security experts this year to form a new group that will collect information and analyze cyber-attacks on the oil and gas industry.  More »