Category: Pipelines

Exxon Mobil to pay civil penalty for 2012 oil spill

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.  More »

Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

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.  More »

Moody’s forecasts post-restructuring Kinder Morgan debt rating

Kinder Morgan’s restructuring after a $44 billion buyout of its family companies will leave the new company just above an investment-grade debt rating, analysts Moody’s Investors Service said in a Monday report.  More »

Q&A: Houston repository helps industry study pipe failures

The industry-supported Pipeline Research Council International is collecting failed pipes in a Houston repository so companies can test how well their monitoring devices detect real-world defects.  More »

Feds aren’t protecting pipelines from cartels, Texas regulator says

The feds aren’t doing enough to keep smugglers using pipeline rights-of-way from posing a threat to state inspectors, oil field workers or the pipelines themselves, a state regulator charged Friday.  More »

Enbridge avoids U.S. review with plan to boost oil sands flow

The State Department, responsible for approving cross-border energy projects like the Alberta Clipper and the proposed Keystone XL line to the U.S. Gulf Coast, said in a statement that Enbridge can go forward with its plan under authority granted by previously issued permits.  More »

6,500 tickets sold for Keystone XL opposition concert

The concert will be held on a farm near Neligh, Neb., that’s in the proposed path.  More »

Plains All American to build pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it plans to build a pipeline that would deliver as much as 200,000 barrels a day of crude oil to Valero’s Memphis plant when it’s completed in late 2016.  More »

Feds boosting oil spill liability limits

The Coast Guard moved Tuesday to boost the liability limits capping how much companies must pay for oil spills that foul U.S. waters.  More »

PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

The 2010 California blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.  More »

China’s natural gas demand continues to grow

Natural gas accounted for only 4.9 percent of China’s total energy consumption in 2012, but that share is expected to grow to 8 percent by 2015 and 10 percent by 2020.  More »

Pipeline firm plans $1.75B gas lines in Northeast

A Houston company is planning to spend $1.75 billion on two new pipelines to carry Northeastern U.S. shale gas to nearby states and to systems that go to Gulf Coast and Midwestern markets.  More »
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