Category: Pipelines

Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.  More »

Crude oil will continue rolling by train

Trains loaded with crude oil roll through South Texas on a daily basis, ferrying the cargo to coastal refineries.  More »

Commentary: “Holy Frac, My Brakes Aren’t Working!”

Well, after posting last week’s article on celebrities and fracing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the key to getting traction with the readers of “Building Hydrocarbon Bonds” is…dropping Zooey Deschanel’s name (or maybe it was making her picture the article thumbnail).  Ironically, my article advocating for people not to pay attention only to celebrity […]  More »

4 face felony charges after oil pipeline protest

Four people are facing felony charges following arrests at a protest seeking to block a Michigan oil pipeline project.  More »

Phillips 66 Partners makes strong debut on NYSE

Units of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a newly minted subsidiary of Phillips 66, were priced at $23 as the debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, above the initial public offering target range of $19 to $21.  More »

Illegal pipeline taps double in Mexico

The number of illegal taps drilled into Mexican oil and gas pipelines to steal fuel has doubled so far in 2013. The illegal fuel taps result in explosions or fires  More »

Pemex pipe explodes in central Mexico, 7 injured

A pipeline explosion Sunday that injured seven people and sent flames and smoke shooting hundreds of feet into the air in central Mexico was caused by illegal tapping, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.  More »

WTI reaches highest price in 16 months

New pipelines, soaring demand from refineries and turmoil in the Middle East have driven up crude oil prices over the past few weeks, pushing up gasoline prices as well.  More »

Swift approval sought for Midwest oil pipeline

A Canadian company’s plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of miles through the Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval — just not the one you’re thinking of.  More »

Minn. regulators OK proposed pipeline expansion

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved plans Wednesday by Enbridge Energy to boost the capacity of its oil pipeline in the state.  More »

Kinder Morgan reports higher second-quarter earnings

Profit soared for pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in the second quarter of the year, with recent acquisitions helping it multiply its net income more than seven times from the same period a year ago.  More »

Calif. seeks record fine in pipeline explosion

California regulators on Tuesday called on Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to pay at least $300 million in fines in connection with a deadly 2010 gas pipeline blast in what they said would amount to the largest fine ever levied by the state Public Utilities Commission.  More »

Report: Keystone XL will hike gasoline prices for some US drivers

California billionaire Tom Steyer and other Keystone XL opponents pulled out another weapon in their fight against the pipeline on Tuesday, by arguing that the project would cause gasoline prices to climb by up to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest.  More »

Oil pipeline pushing through Jackson Co wetlands

Heavy machinery is cutting wide ditches through 41 miles of wetlands in Jackson County.  More »

Exxon: Report blames Ark. pipeline bust on defects

ExxonMobil has submitted a report to federal regulators on a pipeline rupture that dumped an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a Mayflower neighborhood but the contents of the report are being kept under wraps.  More »