Ruptured Pipeline Spills Oil Along Santa Barbara Coast

Plains All American says up to 105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled from California pipeline

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The Plains All American Pipeline company says in a statement the current estimate remains 21,000 gallons, but it says that figure is under investigation.
A crew in 2012 lowers a section of pipe into the ground with cradles near Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)

Pipeline companies must operate more like the upstream sector, execs say

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Houston-based Navitas Midstream, which was founded about 18 months ago, and many others are finding that they must think and act like the upstream sector even though their profits are not as directly linked to the prices of oil and gas, said Bryan Neskora, Navitas chief operating officer, while speaking at the KPMG Global Energy Conference in Houston.
Clean up crews this month remove oil-laden sand on the beach at Refugio State Beach, site of an oil spill, north of Goleta, Calif.  (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

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Workers from an environmental cleanup company strapped on boots and gloves and picked up shovels and rakes to tackle the gobs of goo stuck to sand and rocks along Refugio State Beach on the southern Santa Barbara County coast.
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4-mile oil slick lines California coast after pipeline spill

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Initial estimates put the spill at about 21,000 gallons Tuesday, but that figure would likely change after a Wednesday morning flyover gave a better sense of the spill’s scope, U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennifer Williams said.
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday.   (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Oil pipeline spills off California coast

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The pipeline, which is operated by Plains All American Pipeline LP, has been shut off.
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry waves after speaking during the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rick Perry pushes Keystone XL during Iowa GOP event

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Speaking before roughly 1,300 people gathered Saturday night at an Iowa Republican Party dinner, Perry said the pipeline would drive down the cost of electricity and help lower taxes and boost wages.
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker operated by Energy Advance Co., a unit of Tokyo Gas Co., is moored at the company's Sodegaura plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Texas LNG export project quickly advances with new CB&I contracts

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NextDecade contracted with CB&I — both companies are headquartered in The Woodlands — to conduct the front-end engineering and design and to determine the project’s engineering, procurement and construction terms. The terms of the deal are not being released.
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Tesoro halts plans for Utah oil pipeline

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Tesoro’s project, the Uinta Express Pipeline, was to have shipped thick waxy crude oil from Utah’s Uinta Basin to the company’s plant in Salt Lake City.
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‘Frustrating’ Keystone delay hinders Canada economy, Oliver says

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Speaking today in New York, Joe Oliver praised the trading relationship between the two countries and said “candor is not out of place when we believe matters could be handled a trifle better.”
Richard Kinder at IHS Energy CERAWeek April 22, 2015 (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Richard Kinder: Houston needs more public-private investment to attract talent

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Speaking at the Urban Land Institute spring meeting in downtown Houston, Kinder touted the progress his Kinder Foundation has made with Houston’s Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Museum of Fine Arts and more.