Category: Pipelines

Canada optimistic on Keystone approval after Obama climate plan

Canadian business leaders say there’s growing optimism that President Barack Obama will approve TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline because thwarting it would cost U.S. consumers and won’t halt development of Alberta’s oil sands.  More »

Enbridge line shutdowns sap output as U.S. crude gains on Europe

Enbridge Inc. (ENB)’s shutdown of Alberta pipelines capable of moving 1.17 million barrels a day toward U.S. markets is shrinking output and boosting U.S. crude to the highest level against Europe’s benchmark oil since 2011.  More »

Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda agree on oil pipelines

One pipeline would end South Sudan’s dependence on Sudan for its oil exports.  More »

Federal scientists: Diluted oil sands crude poses no higher pipeline risk

The oil sands crude that would flow through Keystone XL is no more likely to cause pipelines to corrode and fail than other heavy crudes, according to a government study Tuesday that could give a boost to the controversial TransCanada Corp. project.  More »

Man emerges from Michigan oil line after protest

A protester has emerged from an oil pipeline at a southern Michigan construction site, ending a protest that lasted about 10 hours.  More »

Guest commentary: Pipeline wars or pipe dreams?

Aviezer Tucker, assistant director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas in Austin, says today’s Eurasian pipeline wars are quickly becoming obsolete because of U.S. shale and new economic and technological realities.  More »

Natural gas liquids pipelines begin service to Gulf Coast

Two natural gas liquids pipelines covering more than 1,500 miles have begun service to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Kinder shuts only pipe carrying Canadian crude to West Coast

Kinder Morgan Inc., the largest U.S. pipeline operator by market value, shut the only line that carries Canadian crude to the West Coast after discovering a spill of light crude in a remote region of British Columbia.  More »

Analysts: Keystone XL delays won’t stop Canadian crude exports

The longer it takes the Obama administration to make a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the better the opportunity for alternatives that would move Canada’s oil sands crude throughout the United States, energy analysts suggested Wednesday.  More »

Canada oil output will double by 2030, if pipelines built

Canada’s crude output will more than double to 6.7 million barrels a day by 2030, provided new pipelines such as Keystone XL are built to transport growing oil-sands production, an industry group representing the country’s petroleum producers said.  More »

Kinder Morgan expanding storage site

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan will push forward with a $54 million to add to its sprawling, 57-tank storage site under construction along the Houston Ship Channel.  More »

Audit finds California utility didn’t spend safety money

The audit could not say exactly how PG&E spent the money, but it blamed ineffective executive management.  More »