Category: Pipelines

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.  More »

Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

Kerry said “a lot of questions” have been raised on the 1,700-mile pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada. He said the questions require answers.  More »

Canada: Yes or no? Just make a call on Keystone XL

President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year.  More »

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent  More »

Kinder Morgan earnings jump 26 percent in fourth quarter

Earnings for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners jumped 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, capping up a year of major growth for the business, the company reported Wednesday.  More »

New regulations for oil on rail cars to come in 2015

Regulations that could force oil companies to use stronger rail cars to move crude will likely be ready in 2015, according to a schedule published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  More »

Consumers, Environment Benefit from Efficient Infrastructure

Our nation’s infrastructure is no longer able to efficiently deliver energy to our nation’s consumers. Bottlenecks and aging systems result in efficiency losses, driving up the ultimate cost to the consumer. Identifying the root of the problem isn’t hard. We know excess oil in North Dakota or wind power in Iowa does not have sufficient […]  More »

Senator: Rail accidents put spotlight on pipeline needs (video)

Fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains help make the case for Keystone XL and other new pipelines to transport the crude, Republican Sen. John Hoeven says.  More »

Federal probe details events in fiery train oil spill

Federal investigators said Monday that 18 rail cars carrying oil were punctured when they derailed during a crash and explosion in December that spilled about 400,000 gallons of crude.  More »

Alaska unveils new way forward on gas line

Gov. Sean Parnell said he would seek legislative approval for a new agreement with TransCanada .  More »

North Dakota delegation to meet with officials on derailment

Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say they plan to press federal officials for more information about a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton.  More »

China blames leaking, sparks for deadly oil blast

A November pipeline explosion in northern China that killed 62 people was caused by sparks from a jackhammer igniting oil that had leaked into the sewage system, revealing major vulnerabilities in China’s aging pipeline network, government safety officials said Thursday.  More »