Category: Pipelines

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.  More »

Kinder Morgan announces $1 billion carbon dioxide expansion

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend about $1 billion as part of a project to expand its enhanced oil recovery program.  More »

Economist: Transport causing ‘serious logistical challenge’ for shale boom

Despite major accidents in the past year, U.S. oil companies must keep leveraging the nation’s railroads to move crude to markets while they build a much more extensive pipeline network, an energy economics professor said Tuesday.  More »

Baker Hughes buys Weatherford’s pipeline business

Baker Hughes will spend $250 million to acquire Weatherford’s pipelines and special services business, the two companies announced on Monday.  More »

More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.  More »

5-inch pipeline crack leaks oil in nature preserve

A 5-inch crack in a pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a suburban nature preserve, officials said Thursday.  More »

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.  More »

Cleanup of soil from Exxon oil pipeline spill complete

The company has agreed to do weekly sheen monitoring and sheen removal in the cove and to do the same within 48 hours after rainfall.  More »

Company overcomes major obstacles to complete lengthy interstate drill

The 11,065-foot span is raising speculation that it was the longest horizontal length that ever has been drilled on land and under a river, one of the biggest obstacles Mother Nature can throw at a pipeline drill.  More »

Four workers hurt in Texas gas plant fire

Four contract workers have suffered burns in a flash fire at an Enterprise Products natural gas processing plant in South Texas.  More »

Does a 1,000-mile, international pipeline need a permit?

Enbridge insists its planned $7 billion pipeline doesn’t require a presidential permit. But the reality may be less clear.  More »

Official: Canadian oil won’t hurt ND production

The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says proposed increases of crude from Canada’s oil sands likely won’t have an impact on the state’s soaring oil production.  More »
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