Category: Pipelines

TransCanada CEO says Keystone aids jobs and environment

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline would benefit U.S. employment and support efforts to tackle climate change, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling.  More »

Enterprise Products to provide gasoline outlet

Enterprise Products Partners will transform two Texas docks into facilities that can send gasoline and other refined products overseas, aiming to capitalize on the nation’s transformation into a net exporter of the materials, the pipeline company said Thursday.  More »

The Oil & Gas Industry Does Its Job Too Well

Actually, it turns out that everything involved in getting oil & gas out of the ground is an example of pushing the limits of our knowledge of science and its applications: finding potential reserves requires super computers programmed using incredibly complex mathematical models, drilling for oil & gas requires precision-engineered rigs that must operate safely while withstanding constant physical wear under extreme conditions, and transporting oil & gas is impossible without thousands of miles of highly complex pipelines  More »

Keystone wait weighs on smaller oil producers

Growth prospects for smaller oil-sands producers including BlackPearl Resources Inc. (PXX) and Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (STP) are fading as political wrangling over the Keystone XL pipeline and rising U.S. supply slow deals in the Canadian energy industry.  More »

Pipeline work can continue at state natural area

Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.  More »

House passes bill to speed up Keystone XL

The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would speed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline — a largely symbolic measure with probably no chance of clearing the Democratic Senate and overcoming a presidential veto.  More »

Climate change, trade policy enter debate over Keystone XL

Wednesday’s congressional debate on the Keystone XL pipeline will be a forum for a host of other controversial topics, including climate change, oil spills and protectionist policy.  More »

Oil pipelines to drive Canadian economy like 1880s railroads

Oil pipelines, under attack from environmentalists, are essential to Canada’s economic growth just as railroads were in the 1880s, Enbridge Inc. (ENB) Chief Executive Officer Al Monaco said.  More »

Tesoro to buy Chevron system for reduced price

Tesoro cited a March diesel fuel spill involving the system.  More »

Third U.S. House committee approves Keystone XL pipeline

The House Transportation Committee approved a measure that would allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without action by President Barack Obama, the third panel to push the pipeline bill this year.  More »

Canada prime minister warns against Keystone XL rejection

Canada’s prime minister says a controversial oil pipeline from his country to the U.S. Gulf Coast “absolutely needs to go ahead” and warns that the oil will be transported through one way or the other.  More »

Ruptured Nebraska natural gas pipeline repaired

A southwest Nebraska natural gas pipeline has been put back in limited operation since bursting earlier this month.  More »

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 »