Category: Pipelines

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.  More »

Bulgaria halts work on Gazprom gas pipeline

Bulgaria’s prime minister has ordered on Sunday a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country and consolidating Russia’s energy grip in Europe.  More »

Pipeline firm behind $2.1B project led Pennsylvania list of fines paid

Subsidiaries of a pipeline giant that wants to build a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project through central Pennsylvania paid the most money last year in fines imposed by the state’s environmental regulators, a newspaper reported Sunday.  More »

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.  More »

Minnesota oil spill of 1979 still aids in research

Today, the site attracts scientists from around the world who are collecting data from sensors that sample soil, water and air.  More »

Exxon manager says work going well at Alaska’s Point Thomson

Alaska’s current healthy environment for investment is a reason to vote against repeal of an oil tax measure passed in 2013, an ExxonMobil official told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.  More »

ND governor calling for more pipelines

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.  More »

Big Oil on a spending spree in Alaska – for now

Energy company investments in Alaska could reverse declining oil production in the state, unless, they say, voters dismantle a new oil tax regime.  More »

Corn to be planted in anti-pipeline message

About four acres of Ponka red corn will be planted this weekend in a field near Neligh, Nebraska, to fill out an anti-pipeline message carved into the ground earlier this spring.  More »

Dominion proposes gas pipeline on East Coast

Dominion Resources Inc. has proposed building a 450-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in Virginia and North Carolina.  More »

Japanese lawmakers to lobby for Russian gas pipeline

Japanese lawmakers are reviving efforts for a $5.9 billion natural gas pipeline from Russia to cut energy costs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  More »

Tomlinson tackles energy issues in new Houston Chronicle column

The Houston Chronicle’s new business columnist Chris Tomlinson has been tackling some of the energy industry’s biggest challenges since joining the staff earlier this month  More »