Category: Pipelines

Official says fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the pipeline goes partly through territory now controlled by the Islamic State group.  More »

Enterprise and Kinder Morgan to gauge demand for new pipelines

Enterprise Product Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners are evaluating demand for two proposed two new pipelines serving the Utica region in Ohio and the Williston Basin region of North Dakota.  More »

Boardwalk to buy Chevron pipeline for $295 million

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. has worked out a $295 million deal to buy the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system from Chevron, Boardwalk announced Wednesday.  More »

PG&E plans to appeal penalty in deadly blast

The filing didn’t list a reason for the appeal. The gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb killed eight people in 2010.  More »

PG&E fined $1.4 billion for deadly 2010 blast

The explosion killed eight people and prompted national alerts about aging pipelines.  More »

Dominion creates joint venture for $5 billion East Coast pipeline

Dominion Resources has formed a joint venture with three other East Coast energy companies to own and operate a $4.5 billion to $5 billion natural gas pipeline serving Virginia and North Carolina, the company announced today.  More »

Crude oil rides Texas’ rails with little tracking

For generations of producers drillers in Texas, where a vast pipeline system has grown with the fits and starts of the oil industry’s notorious business cycle, railroads provided little more than a relatively expensive last resort. But in the boom associated with the hydraulic fracturing, producers increasingly enlist trains to handle the glut.  More »

Commentary: How natural gas is changing China’s energy landscape

China is in a pickle. It is a pickle it is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean itself off coal and ramp up its natural gas consumption. So here are some of the trials and tribulations faced by the world’s largest energy consumer […]  More »

Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

MIDLAND — Occidental Petroleum officials and employees gathered earlier this week with local- and state-elected officials — including Gov. Rick Perry — to break ground for the company’s Midland office. Mayor Jerry Morales began the event, welcoming participants and citing not only Occidental’s job creation but its contributions to the community — from schools to […]  More »

Exxon Mobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the company will pay the penalty to resolve the government’s claim.  More »

Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now.  More »

Moody’s forecasts post-restructuring Kinder Morgan debt rating

Kinder Morgan’s restructuring after a $44 billion buyout of its family companies will leave the new company just above an investment-grade debt rating, analysts Moody’s Investors Service said in a Monday report.  More »
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