Category: Pipelines

Officials investigate leak in Alberta pipeline

TransCanada had a rupture on its NOVA gas transmission line.  More »

Pipelines are safer than trains and trucks, report says

When it comes to transporting oil, pipelines are the safest option, trumping trains and trucks, according to a new report from Canada’s Fraser Institute.  More »

North Dakota wants answers on Tesoro’s ruptured pipeline inspections

North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed “serious” in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in the northwestern part of the state.  More »

Kinder Morgan earnings jump as pipeline network grows

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners reported a 70 percent jump in net income as it continues to benefit from its expanded pipeline network moving U.S. oil and natural gas, the company said Wednesday.  More »

Experts question North Dakota oil spill estimates

Scientists who helped calculate oil spilled from a broken BP well into the Gulf of Mexico are questioning the methodology used to estimate the amount of crude that recently leaked from a ruptured pipeline into a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota.  More »

Independent lab to study faulty Tesoro pipeline

Tesoro Corp. says part of a broken pipeline that leaked 20,600 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota will be sent to an independent lab for testing.  More »

Pipeline has secured land deals in nine Kentucky counties

Williams Co., planning to build a natural gas pipeline in Kentucky, says it has secured land-use deals in parts of nine counties along the pipeline’s proposed path.  More »

WellAware technology remotely monitors Eagle Ford wells, pipelines

WellAware has created software that lets customers track wells, pipelines and other oil field equipment by smart phones, iPads and computers, as well as control oil and gas production remotely.  More »

N. Dakota waits 11 days to tell public about oil spill

When a pipeline rupture sent more than 20,000 barrels of crude spewing across a North Dakota wheat field, it took nearly two weeks for officials to tell the public about it.  More »

Farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

A North Dakota farmer who discovered an oil spill the size of seven football fields while out harvesting wheat says that when he found it, crude was bubbling up out of the ground.  More »

Kinder Morgan exec: Pipeline grid needs realignment

Surging oil and gas production in new areas across the United States creates fresh opportunities and challenges for companies operating a labyrinth of North American pipelines built decades before the current drilling boom, said Kinder Morgan executive David Devine.  More »

Feds seek stay in lawsuit over Arkansas oil spill

Federal prosecutors in Arkansas asked a judge on Wednesday to stay proceedings in their lawsuit against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. because of the federal government shutdown.  More »