Category: Pipelines

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 »

Keystone challenge rejected by Texas Supreme Court

TransCanada Corp.’s power to condemn land as a common carrier won’t be reviewed by the Texas Supreme Court in one of four state-court challenges against the Keystone XL pipeline, which will carry Canadian tar-sands oil to the Texas coast  More »

Shell shuts down Nigeria oil pipeline over thefts

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has shut down a major pipeline in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta to remove points that thieves are using to steal crude from it.  More »

Kinder Morgan quarterly earnings more than triple

The Houston-based pipeline giant reported profits of $792 million for first quarter, up from $208 million for the same period last year.  More »

House panel approves bill to speed permit for Keystone XL

A House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, after lawmakers agreed to work together to ensure energy companies pay into a U.S. oil spill trust fund for all of the crude it carries.  More »

Enterprise eyes Cline Shale for pipeline growth

The Cline Shale is rapidly becoming one of the hottest new plays for natural gas producers — and midstream companies like Enterprise are hustling in to provide the needed infrastructure.  More »

Republicans push bill to force Keystone XL approval

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday worked on two fronts to advance legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Environmentalists: Feds overlooking climate costs of Keystone XL

As House Republicans advance legislation to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Tuesday released a new report insisting the State Department is ignoring the full climate change damage that could result if the Obama administration approves the project.  More »