Category: Pipelines

Keystone seen as no local job starter along prairie route

If the Keystone XL oil pipeline gets built, Rick Balcom doubts he’ll see many construction workers at the bar of his No. 3 saloon in Buffalo, a remote town in the northwest corner of South Dakota.  More »

Most lawsuits settled in gas pipeline explosion

The companies that own a gas pipeline that exploded near Charleston in December have settled all but one of the lawsuits filed by residents who were impacted by the blast.  More »

Keystone’s impact on Venezuela muted by waning imports

It’s an article of faith among supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: approving the project would allow the U.S. to use more crude from Canada and less from Venezuela and other unfriendly regimes.  More »

Exxon asks judge to dismiss Ark. oil spill lawsuit

Attorneys for the Irving, Texas-based company on Friday filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that state and federal officials filed in June.  More »

Explosions shut down oil pipeline in Iraq

Officials say bomb attacks in northern Iraq have damaged part of a pipeline exporting oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan.  More »

Building Keystone XL could damage US parks, Interior Dept. says

Building the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to more manmade light and noise in sparsely populated regions, which may harm natural resources, wildlife and visitors to national parks, the U.S. Interior Department said.  More »

Natural gas transport project in high demand, Kinder Morgan says

The Elba Express Company and Southern Natural Gas Company expansion projects would be able to move nearly 600 million cubic feet of natural gas per day combined, with a total capital investment of more than $200 million, according to the announcement released this week.  More »

ExxonMobil official: Ark. pipe could be retired

A vice president at ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. says it’s possible a 65-year-old pipe that leaked oil into a Mayflower neighborhood could be taken out of service.  More »

Gulf Keystone eyes success in Kurdistan oil boom

The American chief executive officer of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (GKP) has dealt with angry shareholders, an ex-business partner’s lawsuit and byzantine politics for six years pursuing billions of barrels of crude in the northern Iraqi region. Now, his $2.5 billion exploration venture is being called a takeover target as the world’s biggest oil companies look for untapped fields.  More »

Summer NAPE launches with focus on oil, gas supply surge

The annual Summer NAPE event has launched in Houston, opening a marketplace of oil and gas land trading at the downtown George R. Brown Convention center. Energy reporter Harry Weber will be on the scene, providing live coverage of the North America Prospect Expo.  More »

$1.3M oil pipeline replacement continues in Mich.

A $1.3 billion project is moving forward to replace a 210-mile oil pipeline that stretches across Michigan and caused a 2010 spill.  More »

Pipeline fire lights up sky in Illinois

A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations.  More »