Category: Pipelines

Feds meet with enviro groups as Keystone decision nears

As the State Department readies its final review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Monday stepped up their fight against the project.  More »

Canada at crossroads in bid to become energy superpower

Canada’s bid to become what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls an energy “superpower” is at risk as approval delays for new pipelines threaten an industry already hurt by high costs and rival production.  More »

Valero unit launches IPO

Valero Energy Partners LP expects the IPO price for the master limited partnership will be between $19 and $21 per common unit, which would raise between $285 million and $315 million, according to documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  More »

Natural gas pipeline ruptures in Missouri

No injuries reported after fire and explosion.  More »

Marathon agrees to fund 37.5 percent of pipeline

Marathon Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay for more than a third of the construction cost of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, the company and Enbridge Energy Partners LP said Monday.  More »

Sinopec’s pipeline blast may hurt reform, safety efforts

An explosion at a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. oil pipeline and the nation’s deadliest spillage since at least 2005 may threaten the government’s efforts to lure investment to state-controlled industries as President Xi Jinping called for improved industrial safety.  More »

Midstream spending, market value rise to new heights on pipeline demand

Since the beginning of the shale production boom, Kinder Morgan and other companies that operate pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure have boosted their spending from about $7 billion in 2006 to $26 billion last year.  More »

Oil pipeline blasts in eastern China kill 35

Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country’s worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.  More »

Agency again approves Kinder Morgan’s Ruby Pipeline

Agency officials said they were sticking to their conclusion that mitigation measures are sufficient to offset the environmental impact for a number of species, including the sage grouse.  More »

House panel advances plan to pare border-crossing pipeline reviews

A House subcommittee on Wednesday advanced legislation that aims to speed up the government’s review of pipelines and power lines that cross U.S. borders into Mexico and Canada, over the objections of environmentalists and the Obama administration.  More »

Tesoro Logistics to buy assets, issue units

Tesoro Logistics LP said Monday it will buy certain logistics assets in California from refiner Tesoro Corp. for $650 million in a deal that’s expected to close in the current quarter.  More »

Spectra adds former Marathon Oil CEO to board

The new job means the former Marathon leader will sit on the boards of large energy companies in nearly every segment of the industry by the end of the year.  More »

Eagle Ford pipeline moves forward for delivery to Mexico

A new pipeline project to move Eagle Ford Shale natural gas into Mexico’s growing energy market has received its presidential permit.  More »

Pipeline fire keeps Texans away from homes second night

A rural North Texas town remained evacuated for a second day and night Friday while work continued to extinguish a gas pipeline fire.  More »

Some allowed home after Texas pipeline explosion

Hundreds of residents evacuated from a Texas town after a Chevron pipeline explosion await returning home as the fire burns itself out.  More »