A worker removes oil from sand at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. An underground pipe, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spewed oil down a culvert and into the Pacific on May 19, 2015 before it was shut off. Democratic U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein say the response to the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the ocean was "insufficient." and called on federal regulators to provide more details on the activities and decisions by Plains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Plains All American profit down by more than half

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The Houston-based company reported $124 million in profit this year compared to $287 million in the 2014 quarter, as revenues fell to $6.66 billion from $11.20 billion over the same period.
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NextEra Agrees to Buy Texas Gas Pipelines for $2.1 Billion

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By buying closely held NET Midstream, NextEra Energy Partners will gain the ability to ship 3 billion cubic feet of Texas shale gas a day, with the potential to expand that by 1 billion cubic feet, the company said in a statement Monday.
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Enbridge moves into the black, but earnings still dip 24 percent

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Enbridge said it is reviewing a potential transfer of its U.S. liquids pipelines into its Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners master-limited partnership, but that current market conditions don’t support the move for now.
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

Phillips 66 takes lead on Texas-to-Louisiana pipeline joint venture

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The pipeline will connect to systems from the Texas’ Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, East Texas, the Texas Panhandle and southern Oklahoma.
Plant operators at the control room, pipes, towers and fractional facilities at Enterprise refinery in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Houston Chronicle)

Enterprise Products Partners profit falls in second quarter

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The Houston-based pipeline and processing company said it saw earnings slip to $557 million compared to $647 million in the same period last year.
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Williams to evaluate sale before merger vote

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The Williams Cos. said Wednesday it wouldn’t hold a shareholder vote on its proposed $13.8 billion consolidation until after the company finishes evaluating a potential sale.
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Group set to sue U.S. agency over pipeline safety plans

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Leaders of the conservation organization said it filed the required “intent to sue” notice through certified mail, giving officials 60 days to issue regulations or face a federal lawsuit.
Genesis Energy operates this crude oil pipeline in Texas City. (J. Patric Schneider/For the Chronicle)

Energy Transfer signs agreement, enters into Williams bidding process

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The agreement is another step forward for talks between the two major midstream players, which Energy Transfer had hinted it may take hostile as recently as last week.
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Texas company to pay $170,000 for 2010 Wyoming oil spill

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In March 2010 162 barrels of crude oil discharged from a pipeline into a tributary of the Norwood River. The spill has been fully cleaned up.
The Elba liquefied natural gas import terminal near Savannah, Ga.

Kinder Morgan to take over Shell’s interest in Elba LNG project

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The deal will hand Kinder Morgan full ownership of the Elba Liquefaction Co., a joint venture building an about $2.1 billion natural gas liquefaction facility at Elba Island, Georgia.