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Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

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The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.
Enterprise Product's existing LPG export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel. (Photo: Enterprise Products Partners)

Enterprise to build ethane export facility at Houston Ship Channel

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Houston-based pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners has signed a 30-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority and will build its previously-announced ethane export facility at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said Thursday.
The Puma AE (All Environment) is a drone capable of landing in water or on land. BP and drone-maker AeroVironment will use the Puma AE to survey BP pipelines, roads and equipment nearly Alaska's Prudhoe Bay after winning the first-ever FAA approval for such use. (Courtesy AeroVironment, Inc.)

BP launches first FAA-approved commercial drones over Alaska land

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BP has launched a landmark drone program in Alaska after winning the first federal approval to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over land for commercial purposes.
Copano Energy's Eagle Ford Gathering Freer Station, one of the assets Kinder Morgan gets in its $4 billion acquisition of the gas gathering and processing company. (Copano Energy)

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

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The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.
Russia's national gas company Gazprom, touted in this sign on a building in Moscow, has given Ukraine another week to pay a multibillion-dollar gas bill as price negotiations continue.(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Bulgaria halts work on Gazprom gas pipeline

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Bulgaria’s prime minister has ordered on Sunday a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country and consolidating Russia’s energy grip in Europe.
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Pipeline firm behind $2.1B project led Pennsylvania list of fines paid

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Subsidiaries of a pipeline giant that wants to build a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project through central Pennsylvania paid the most money last year in fines imposed by the state’s environmental regulators, a newspaper reported Sunday.
In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

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Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.
U.S. Geological Survey employees Brent Mason, far right, Andrew Berg and Jared Trost discuss an ongoing project at the oil spill research site near Bemidji , Minn., on May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Dan Gunderson )

Minnesota oil spill of 1979 still aids in research

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Today, the site attracts scientists from around the world who are collecting data from sensors that sample soil, water and air.
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Exxon manager says work going well at Alaska’s Point Thomson

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Alaska’s current healthy environment for investment is a reason to vote against repeal of an oil tax measure passed in 2013, an ExxonMobil official told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
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ND governor calling for more pipelines

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.