(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Enbridge settles Michigan class-action suit over spill

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A pipeline leak spewed more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek in July 2010, resulting in one of the costliest onshore oil spills in U.S. history.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan COO says he’ll take the reins

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Kinder Morgan’s second-in-command Steve Kean said he will eventually take over as CEO of the nation’s largest pipeline company by market value after Richard Kinder steps back.
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Kinder Morgan to invest $150M in Freeport LNG pipelines

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The deal calls for adding 1 billion cubic feet per day of capacity to KMI’s intrastate system.
Sweeny is the largest refinery by capacity in the portfolio of Phillips 66, Houston’s biggest Fortune 500 company. (Ryan Holeywell/Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 to spend $700M more next year

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The company said it will spend $4.6 billion next year, with more than two-thirds of that investment earmarked for boosting its midstream assets.
Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge surges after asset shift, dividend boost

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Enbridge said yesterday it plans to move C$17 billion worth of Canadian liquids pipelines to the Enbridge Income Fund to help pay for capital investment.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot)

Shale gas line to the Northeast gets federal nod

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval means the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be built and operational by next winter.
Categories: Pipelines, Shale
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan remains optimistic at $70 US oil through 2015

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Kinder Morgan doesn’t expect lower oil prices to have a major impact on its pipelines and storage business, the company said today.
Kinder Morgan Inc.'s 180 terminals include this one in Pasadena. (Photo: Kinder Morgan Inc.)

It’s official: Kinder Morgan’s all one company

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Kinder Morgan Inc. has completed acquisition of three related companies.
Categories: Deals, General, Pipelines
Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

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Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”
Damon Williams, left, a candidate for chairman of North Dakota?s oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes, speaks with a tribal member in New Town, N.D.  Williams faces off against Mark Fox in the November election. (AP Photo/Josh Wood, File)

Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

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The Three Affiliated Tribes has demanded environmental assurances and cash for permission for it to pass through land it recently acquired.