Category: Pipelines

Montana, feds to seek damages from Exxon Mobil spill

The Silvertip pipeline broke near during flooding in July 2011, releasing 63,000 gallons of oil that washed up along an 85-mile stretch of a scenic river.  More »

Liquids pipeline starts Express service from Panhandle

The 583-mile Texas Express Pipeline has begun service from Skellytown in the Texas Panhandle to Mont Belvieu  More »

Asia to surpass North America as top pipe market

While the shale boom will continue to fuel pipeline expansion in North America, Asia is forecast to pass it as the largest market for oil and gas pipe demand.  More »

North Dakota oil spill spotlights Obama rule delay

Three years after an oil pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled 843,000 gallons of sludge, government regulators still have not produced promised rules to compel operators to detect leaks.  More »

Feds blast bill to speed approval of border-crossing pipelines

Obama administration officials on Tuesday blasted legislation that aims to streamline the permitting of pipelines and power lines that cross U.S. borders, saying the bill would short-circuit critical environmental reviews and hamper the public’s ability to weigh in.  More »

Border-crossing pipelines need easier review process, trade group says

Congress needs to “modernize” the byzantine process for vetting proposed natural gas pipelines that would cross U.S. borders with Mexico or Canada, an industry trade group told lawmakers on Monday.  More »

Sandell wants Spectra to exchange DCP for Phillips stake

Activist investor Sandell Asset Management Corp. urged Spectra Energy Corp. to consider swapping its half of DCP Midstream LLC for units of a pipeline partnership controlled by Phillips 66, arguing it would raise shareholder value.  More »

Environmentalists criticize pipeline regulators’ spending

Environmentalists are using government data to argue that pipeline regulators spend more time and money connecting with industry groups than they do actually inspecting problems.  More »

Florida regulators give ok to pipeline plan

State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida’s largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline.  More »

Plains All American raises PAA natural gas bid to $2B

Plains All American Pipeline LP agreed to buy all the shares of PAA Natural Gas Storage LP it didn’t previously own after raising its offer 1.5 percent, in a deal that values the company at $2 billion.  More »

Crestwood buys in to midstream demand

Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners has been expanding its assets through acquisitions to capitalize on new demand for moving oil and gas and CEO Robert Phillips says he’s ready to tap the market again.  More »

New crude transport rules to boost rail costs

Regulators in Canada and the U.S. imposed emergency requirements and may seek stiffer rules after a runaway train carrying crude derailed and exploded on July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people.  More »