Category: Pipelines

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 »

Workers’ unsafe behavior triggers most terminal accidents, expert says

More training, standards and evaluation of workplace performance are needed to prevent accidents at bulk liquid storage terminals that handle crude oil, chemicals and other products, a safety expert said Tuesday at an industry conference.  More »

Gulf Coast economies benefiting as chemicals rebound, trade group says

Chemical manufacturing in the United States is increasingly fueling good-paying jobs and growth in plant and pipeline construction, trends the industry would be wise to embrace and protect, the head of a Louisiana trade group said Tuesday.  More »

Industry poll finds broad public support for Keystone XL

Eight out of 10 U.S. voters believe the Keystone XL pipeline is in the nation’s best interest, according to a new industry poll.  More »

Kinder Morgan to extend Eagle Ford pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is extending a pipeline deeper into the Eagle Ford shale play to provide an outlet for growing oil production in south Texas.  More »

Energy companies call regulatory changes their greatest threat

Energy companies seek looming regulatory and law changes as their biggest concern, according to an annual study released Monday morning by BDO USA.  More »

Kinder Morgan shelves plans for Texas-to-California Freedom Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners said Friday it is shelving plans to build a pipeline that would have moved crude oil from the Permian Basin in West Texas to California.  More »