Category: Pipelines

General Electric funneling billions into new energy infrastructure

A natural gas pipeline stretching 435 miles east across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is just one piece of General Electric’s multibillion-dollar bid to shore up energy infrastructure in North America, where an oil and gas boom has drawn a wave of investments to new pipelines.  More »

Hundreds of activists rally at heated hearing on oil pipeline

Public debate grew heated Thursday about Enbridge Energy’s plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.  More »

Pipeline feeding Gulf Coast wins approval to restart after major spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has approval to restart the southern leg of its Pegasus oil pipeline, which was shut after a spill in Arkansas a year ago, federal regulators said in a letter dated Monday.  More »

White House strategy to cut methane takes aim at oil industry

The White House on Friday unveiled a broad strategy for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including regulations clamping down on methane tied to oil and gas development.  More »

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.  More »

Kinder Morgan announces $1 billion carbon dioxide expansion

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend about $1 billion as part of a project to expand its enhanced oil recovery program.  More »

Economist: Transport causing ‘serious logistical challenge’ for shale boom

Despite major accidents in the past year, U.S. oil companies must keep leveraging the nation’s railroads to move crude to markets while they build a much more extensive pipeline network, an energy economics professor said Tuesday.  More »

Baker Hughes buys Weatherford’s pipeline business

Baker Hughes will spend $250 million to acquire Weatherford’s pipelines and special services business, the two companies announced on Monday.  More »

More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.  More »

5-inch pipeline crack leaks oil in nature preserve

A 5-inch crack in a pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a suburban nature preserve, officials said Thursday.  More »

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.  More »

Cleanup of soil from Exxon oil pipeline spill complete

The company has agreed to do weekly sheen monitoring and sheen removal in the cove and to do the same within 48 hours after rainfall.  More »