In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department people walk on a beach with an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 19. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

4-mile oil slick lines California coast after pipeline spill

Initial estimates put the spill at about 21,000 gallons Tuesday, but that figure would likely change after a Wednesday morning flyover gave a better sense of the spill’s scope, U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennifer Williams said.
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday.   (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Oil pipeline spills off California coast

The pipeline, which is operated by Plains All American Pipeline LP, has been shut off.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves after speaking during the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Perry pushes Keystone XL during Iowa GOP event

Speaking before roughly 1,300 people gathered Saturday night at an Iowa Republican Party dinner, Perry said the pipeline would drive down the cost of electricity and help lower taxes and boost wages.
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker operated by Energy Advance Co., a unit of Tokyo Gas Co., is moored at the company's Sodegaura plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Texas LNG export project quickly advances with new CB&I contracts

NextDecade contracted with CB&I — both companies are headquartered in The Woodlands — to conduct the front-end engineering and design and to determine the project’s engineering, procurement and construction terms. The terms of the deal are not being released.

Tesoro halts plans for Utah oil pipeline

Tesoro’s project, the Uinta Express Pipeline, was to have shipped thick waxy crude oil from Utah’s Uinta Basin to the company’s plant in Salt Lake City.
President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan)

‘Frustrating’ Keystone delay hinders Canada economy, Oliver says

Speaking today in New York, Joe Oliver praised the trading relationship between the two countries and said “candor is not out of place when we believe matters could be handled a trifle better.”
Richard Kinder at IHS Energy CERAWeek April 22, 2015 (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Richard Kinder: Houston needs more public-private investment to attract talent

Speaking at the Urban Land Institute spring meeting in downtown Houston, Kinder touted the progress his Kinder Foundation has made with Houston’s Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Museum of Fine Arts and more.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

A settlement between the state and Enbridge Energy filed in Calhoun County court Tuesday, nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil, requires the company to continue to monitor the impacts of the spill on the environment. The company also agreed to spend $75 million, much of it on various projects, including a dam removal and improved access to boating and fishing on the river. Some have been finished.
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Rebuilding the Nation’s Aging Energy Network

Once the envy of the modern world, the nation’s infrastructure system now works overtime just to keep up with the growing needs of the energy grid. While many understand the need for continued investment in roads and bridges, the same cannot be easily said of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure. This network of pipelines, highways, […]
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, along with Mayor Julian Castro speak with Madison High School students in San Antonio about their solar car initiative.  (Photo: Helen L. Montoya/San Antonio Express News)

Ernest Moniz: Changing business models in energy demand new infrastructure investments

Energy Secretary Moniz spoke to FuelFix about and the changing face of domestic energy and the need to modernize the nation’s aging infrastructure for moving oil, gas and electricity.