The White House in Washington, D.C. (AP file photo/Ron Edmonds)

White House strategy to cut methane takes aim at oil industry

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The White House on Friday unveiled a broad strategy for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including regulations clamping down on methane tied to oil and gas development.
A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in Sept. 2010 after a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipeline exploded . (AP photo)

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

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A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.
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Kinder Morgan announces $1 billion carbon dioxide expansion

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend about $1 billion as part of a project to expand its enhanced oil recovery program.
The Keyera Alberta Diluent Terminal, located adjacent to the new Alberta Crude Terminal in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Alberta Crude Terminal is a 50-50 joint venture by Houston’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Canadian midstream company Keyera Corp.  (Kinder Morgan)

Economist: Transport causing ‘serious logistical challenge’ for shale boom

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Despite major accidents in the past year, U.S. oil companies must keep leveraging the nation’s railroads to move crude to markets while they build a much more extensive pipeline network, an energy economics professor said Tuesday.
The Baker Hughes research and development building in Tomball, Texas. (Todd Spoth/For the Chronicle)

Baker Hughes buys Weatherford’s pipeline business

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Baker Hughes will spend $250 million to acquire Weatherford’s pipelines and special services business, the two companies announced on Monday.
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More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

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Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.
Officials prepare clean-up materials at the scene of a leak from a crude oil pipeline on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Colerain Township, Ohio.  (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers)

5-inch pipeline crack leaks oil in nature preserve

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A 5-inch crack in a pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a suburban nature preserve, officials said Thursday.
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

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Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.
A member of ExxonMobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (Courtney Spradlin /AP/Log Cabin Democrat)

Cleanup of soil from Exxon oil pipeline spill complete

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The company has agreed to do weekly sheen monitoring and sheen removal in the cove and to do the same within 48 hours after rainfall.
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Company overcomes major obstacles to complete lengthy interstate drill

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The 11,065-foot span is raising speculation that it was the longest horizontal length that ever has been drilled on land and under a river, one of the biggest obstacles Mother Nature can throw at a pipeline drill.