An artist's rendering shows the  industry-backed Pipeline Research Council International's  $10 million Technology Development Center in Northwest Houston,  scheduled for completion early in 2015. (Pipeline Research Council International photo)

$10 million pipeline research center to open in Houston

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An industry-supported research center under construction in Houston will provide facilities for testing and evaluating pipelines in a move to reduce sometimes-disastrous ruptures.
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Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Groups tell Obama: Don’t wait on Keystone

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WASHINGTON — Forty-four groups representing oil companies, truckers, manufacturers and other interests on Tuesday implored Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian crude to the Gulf Coast.
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EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

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A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep
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Cash for city means mum’s the word on pipeline

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TransCanada bought an emergency vehicle for a Canadian town under a contract whose provisions include the town’s agreement not to comment on the company’s pipeline activities.
Enterprise Products Partners liquids storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Enterprise Products Partners)

Enterprise completes Cushing-to-Gulf pipeline

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Enterprise Products Partners said Thursday it has constructed a 512-mile twin to its Seaway crude pipeline running from the oil-tank hub in Cushing, Okla. to the storage units on the Gulf Coast, about 60 miles south of Houston.
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Trains keep rolling from Permian Basin

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Trains will roll all month out of the Permian Basin, the largest onshore U.S. oil field, as production outpaces pipeline capacity and a refinery outage saps demand.
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Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

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A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.
A demonstrator holds up a prop representing dirty oil during a mass sit-in in front of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, B.C. on, Oct. 22, 2012.  Canada's government on Tuesday, June 17, 2014,  approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Photos: The other battle for Canada’s oil sands

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As debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on in the United States, another contentious battle to move Canada’s oil sands crude to market hit a milestone last week.
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Building Beyond a Bill

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This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American […]
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Oil industry forms cyberattack information hub

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A Hunt Oil executive and others are planning to put together a staff of cyber-security experts this year to form a new group that will collect information and analyze cyber-attacks on the oil and gas industry.