FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, 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 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)

Pipeline firm couldn’t reach staff at California spill site

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Plains All American workers at the site near Santa Barbara were contending with “immediate demands and distractions” and couldn’t be reached by Plains personnel based in Bakersfield, documents said. One of the workers, along with firefighters, used shovels to try to construct a makeshift berm to slow the oil’s spread.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Exxon Mobil halts production following California pipeline spill

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Exxon Mobil said Tuesday it had ceased production at three offshore platforms that were isolated by the rupture and subsequent shutdown of a Santa Barbara pipeline.
Construction of the Enbridge Crude Oil Pipeline In Illinois

Texas company to build pipeline to Mexico

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Brandon Seale, president of Howard Energy Mexico, said there is “strong interest from Eagle Ford producers” in the pipeline because at present the natural gas they produce must take an indirect route from Texas coastal ports to Mexico.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline snakes its way to the North Slope next to the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP file photo/Al Grillo)

Repair planned for small leak in trans-Alaska pipeline

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Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. is working on a repair for a small crude oil leak found in a buried section of the trans-Alaska pipeline, but for now an employee is tending to the leak with a rag.
Gregory Ebel, President and CEO of Spectra Energy, talks about the Texas Eastern Transmission which has 9,200 miles of pipeline connecting the Gulf Coast to Northeast United States on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Houston.  Gregory Ebel, President and CEO of Spectra Energy, is featured in a Business Q&A  ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Houston operator of ruptured gas pipeline fined in 2011 inspection

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Spectra Energy was cited during the 2011 inspection for three violations, including failure to inspect sections of pipe for corrosion, and was required to pay a civil penalty of $134,500, according to reports by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
(Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Energy Transfer not backing off $48 billion Williams bid

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Energy Transfer isn’t abandoning its bid to buy midstream giant Williams Cos., despite a public rebuke of its $48 billion offer Sunday.
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Williams exploring options after rejecting possible acquisition

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Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams said it was offered an unsolicited, all-equity deal worth $64 per share.
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique team members, left, evaluate oil coverage as a hand crew worker scraps areas affected by an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Workers clean up oil spill on California beaches by hand

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The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month.
A contractor with Michels Corp. carries pieces of wood used to prop up sections of pipeline as they are assembled during construction of the Flanagan South crude oil pipeline outside Goodfield, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The approximately 600-mile, 36-inch crude oil pipeline is being constructed by Enbridge Energy Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., CanadaÕs largest oil transporter, and will originate in Flanagan, Illinois and terminate in Cushing, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Enbridge will shift Canadian pipelines, wind projects in $15.2 billion restructuring

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Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge will move its Canadian liquids pipeline business and four wind projects into its affiliated Enbridge Income Fund. In exchange, the income fund will pay its parent companies C$18.7 billion ($15.2 billion) and take on C$11.7 billion ($9.53 billion) in debt.
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan looks to sign producers to Ohio-Texas NGL pipeline

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The proposed line, called Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline, will carry natural gas liquids from the rich shale plays of Ohio region to the processing centers along the Gulf Coast.