Enterprise and Kinder Morgan to gauge demand for new pipelines

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Enterprise Product Partners and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners are evaluating demand for two proposed two new pipelines serving the Utica region in Ohio and the Williston Basin region of North Dakota.
Houston-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners said Sept. 3, 2014 that it will purchase Chevron's Evangeline ethylene pipeline system.

Boardwalk to buy Chevron pipeline for $295 million

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Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. has worked out a $295 million deal to buy the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system from Chevron, Boardwalk announced Wednesday.
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In this Oct. 15, 2010 file photo, a cleared area is shown in San Bruno, Calif., where several homes were destroyed by a fire from a gas pipeline explosion. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

PG&E plans to appeal penalty in deadly blast

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The filing didn’t list a reason for the appeal. The gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb killed eight people in 2010.
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A massive fire roars through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in September 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

PG&E fined $1.4 billion for deadly 2010 blast

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The explosion killed eight people and prompted national alerts about aging pipelines.
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Dominion creates joint venture for $5 billion East Coast pipeline

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Dominion Resources has formed a joint venture with three other East Coast energy companies to own and operate a $4.5 billion to $5 billion natural gas pipeline serving Virginia and North Carolina, the company announced today.
Rail tank cars are seen on tracks behind new homes under construction in the Cottage Grove area on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Houston. Transport of crude oil by rail has become increasingly common, raising safety concerns after a series of derailments around the country. ( Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle )

Crude oil rides Texas’ rails with little tracking

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For generations of producers drillers in Texas, where a vast pipeline system has grown with the fits and starts of the oil industry’s notorious business cycle, railroads provided little more than a relatively expensive last resort. But in the boom associated with the hydraulic fracturing, producers increasingly enlist trains to handle the glut.

Commentary: How natural gas is changing China’s energy landscape

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China is in a pickle. It is a pickle it is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean itself off coal and ramp up its natural gas consumption. So here are some of the trials and tribulations faced by the world’s largest energy consumer […]
Occidental Petroleum Corp. employees and  guests, including Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Tom Craddick, Mayor Jerry Morales and others help turn the dirt during a  ground breaking ceremony for Occidential's Midland office complex.
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Occidental breaks ground on Midland complex

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MIDLAND — Occidental Petroleum officials and employees gathered earlier this week with local- and state-elected officials — including Gov. Rick Perry — to break ground for the company’s Midland office. Mayor Jerry Morales began the event, welcoming participants and citing not only Occidental’s job creation but its contributions to the community — from schools to […]
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Exxon Mobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

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The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the company will pay the penalty to resolve the government’s claim.
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Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

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Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now.