Category: Pipelines

Explosions shut down oil pipeline in Iraq

Officials say bomb attacks in northern Iraq have damaged part of a pipeline exporting oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan.  More »

Building Keystone XL could damage US parks, Interior Dept. says

Building the Keystone XL pipeline would lead to more manmade light and noise in sparsely populated regions, which may harm natural resources, wildlife and visitors to national parks, the U.S. Interior Department said.  More »

Natural gas transport project in high demand, Kinder Morgan says

The Elba Express Company and Southern Natural Gas Company expansion projects would be able to move nearly 600 million cubic feet of natural gas per day combined, with a total capital investment of more than $200 million, according to the announcement released this week.  More »

ExxonMobil official: Ark. pipe could be retired

A vice president at ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. says it’s possible a 65-year-old pipe that leaked oil into a Mayflower neighborhood could be taken out of service.  More »

Gulf Keystone eyes success in Kurdistan oil boom

The American chief executive officer of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (GKP) has dealt with angry shareholders, an ex-business partner’s lawsuit and byzantine politics for six years pursuing billions of barrels of crude in the northern Iraqi region. Now, his $2.5 billion exploration venture is being called a takeover target as the world’s biggest oil companies look for untapped fields.  More »

Summer NAPE launches with focus on oil, gas supply surge

The annual Summer NAPE event has launched in Houston, opening a marketplace of oil and gas land trading at the downtown George R. Brown Convention center. Energy reporter Harry Weber will be on the scene, providing live coverage of the North America Prospect Expo.  More »

$1.3M oil pipeline replacement continues in Mich.

A $1.3 billion project is moving forward to replace a 210-mile oil pipeline that stretches across Michigan and caused a 2010 spill.  More »

Pipeline fire lights up sky in Illinois

A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations.  More »

Enbridge asks EPA for extension to finish dredging

Enbridge Inc. has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an extension to complete dredging of Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to clean up after a July 2010 oil pipeline spill.  More »

Kinder Morgan forms joint venture to build in shale regions

Houston’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced Wednesday that it and MarkWest Utica EMG would form a midstream joint venture to develop two projects.  More »

Groups protest gas pipeline at Ky. Capitol

Land owners joined environmental activists at the state Capitol Wednesday to oppose a pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through several counties in northern Kentucky.  More »

Enterprise Products loses bid to end Energy Transfer suit

Enterprise Products Partners LP lost its bid to throw out a lawsuit claiming it breached a 2011 agreement with Energy Transfer Partners LP to build a pipeline from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast.  More »

Probe of Keystone contractor energizes pipeline opponents

An ethics probe of the contractor assessing the environmental impact of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has energized critics who say it should be grounds for the project to be delayed.  More »

Pipeline to tap into emerging Cline Shale play

Occidental Petroleum Corp. said Tuesday it is moving ahead with a major pipeline to move oil out of the emerging Cline Shale play in West Texas, which has drawn the intrigue of oil companies.  More »

Spectra rejects Sandell call to sell Canadian pipes, DCP stake

Spectra Energy Corp. doesn’t see a benefit in selling or spinning off its Western Canadian pipelines or its interest in DCP Midstream LLC, Chief Executive Officer Greg Ebel said today.  More »