Category: Pipelines

Exxon challenges $1.7M Yellowstone spill penalty

Exxon Mobil Corp. is challenging $1.7 million in penalties proposed by federal safety regulators who faulted the oil company over a 63,000-gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River, according to documents released Monday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  More »

KC pipeline company merging with Texas firm

A Kansas City-based pipeline operator has agreed to a $7 billion merger with an affiliated company.  More »

Calif agency says PG&E should pay $2.25B for blast

California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligence that led to a deadly gas pipeline explosion that leveled a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.  More »

Pioneer of pipe-clearing technology wins OTC award

E. Dendy Sloan, Colorado School of Mines professor emeritus, and his students spent years testing more than 2,000 chemicals, finally developing the first new kinetic hydrate inhibitors to prevent pipeline blockages.  More »

Enterprise announces Texas crude storage expansion

Enterprise Products Partners will expand its crude oil storage and distribution system in Southeast Texas over the next 18 months.  More »

Exxon Mobil cleaning up small leak in Missouri

About 42 gallons of crude oil spilled into the yard of a home.  More »

Enbridge expansion could turn into Keystone-like fight

A new front may soon open in the battle over pipelines that transport Canadian oil to the U.S.  More »

Worker gets prison for damaging Pa. gas pipeline

A former construction worker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for purposefully damaging a natural gas pipeline in central Pennsylvania.  More »

TransCanada says Keystone XL to be delayed

The chief executive of TransCanada Corp. said Friday the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more as it continues to await U.S. government approval.  More »

Texas farmer sues US Army Corps of Engineers over Keystone

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to hold required public hearings before illegally granting permits that let TransCanada Corp. begin installing its Keystone XL pipeline in Texas and Oklahoma, a Texas farmer claimed in a federal court lawsuit.  More »

Kinder Morgan quietly plans West Coast pipeline expansion for oil sands

As President Obama weighs the fate of the Keystone pipeline, a similar project connecting Canada’s oil sands to the West Coast — Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline — is quietly moving forward, little noticed in the United States.  More »

Activists threaten massive protests against Keystone

If the State Department determines Keystone XL is in the national interest, it will unleash the “biggest burst of peaceful civil disobedience in modern history,” said Becky Bond, the political director of activist group CREDO.  More »