Category: Pipelines

Republicans defend Keystone XL approach

House Republicans on Thursday defended their party’s decision not to tie Keystone XL to legislation increasing the nation’s debt limit. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said he expects final presidential approval later this year.  More »

Lawmakers consider setting deadline for Obama’s Keystone XL decision

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project.  More »

Keystone ardor cools as oil sands producers find other routes

Producers have become less reliant on Keystone XL as new rail terminals increase their ability to ship oil on trains. And support has grown for other pipeline proposals, including a separate TransCanada project that would carry crude from Alberta to the nation’s Atlantic Coast.  More »

Proposed pipeline biggest in company history

The company says its proposed $650 million pipeline to move natural gas from western North Dakota’s booming oil patch is the biggest and most expensive project in its history.  More »

Jury convicts anti-Enbridge pipeline protesters

Three women sit in the Ingham County jail awaiting sentencing next month for trespassing and obstructing police at the site of an Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline project.  More »

Pipeline trial kicks off as if nasty divorce case

The billion-dollar legal battle among three oil and gas giants – Energy Transfer Partners, Enterprise Products and Enbridge – that went to trial last week sounds like a bitter divorce case, complete with accusations of a lovers’ triangle.  More »

Pivotal Keystone XL study seen boosting chances for approval

The State Department on Friday said the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to dramatically boost demand for Canada’s oil sands, delivering a verdict that angered environmentalists even as it gave President Barack Obama the evidence he needs to approve the controversial project.  More »

Southcross begins work on $125M pipeline in Eagle Ford

Southcross Energy Partners has started to build a 94-mile pipeline in a natural gas-rich region in the Eagle Ford Shale, a $125 million project expected to begin piping gas later this year.  More »

Long path ahead for Keystone XL pipeline

Even after the State Department releases a major environmental study of Keystone XL, it will be months before the Obama administration issues a final verdict on the the proposed pipeline.  More »

Houston manufacturer to expand business in Nebraska

Tejas Tubular Products is expected to begin construction on a 350,000-foot facility this year.  More »

Exxon to move Canadian crude by rail amid pipeline shortage

With limited pipeline options to ship oil sands crude out of Canada, Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to move up to 100,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil using a new rail terminal that should be running by 2015, an executive said Thursday.  More »

Enterprise Products Partners reports record year

Enterprise Products Partners distributed $2.74 per unit to its investors last year, the Houston pipeline company said in announcing fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.  More »