Category: Pipelines

Streamlining Transparency for the Energy Network

With growing populations across the U.S., energy demand is skyrocketing, driving innovation within the pipeline industry. Many companies have turned to Internet advancements, utilizing smart sensors and software, providing nearly immediate updates. Updating our aging infrastructure with new technological innovations will ensure continued safety throughout the energy industry, and streamlining the efficiency of energy distribution. […]  More »

Targa Resources to acquire Atlas for $5.9 billion

The acquisition will create a company with a presence in four of the top five basins by active rig count.  More »

Keystone be darned: Canada finds oil route around Obama

From the Canadian perspective, Keystone has become a tractor mired in an interminably muddy field.  More »

Appalachian pipeline gets a new route

Energy companies have revised the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run from West Virginia to Virginia.  More »

Pipeline growth points to shale boom’s infrastructure demands

An expanding web of pipelines is ferrying more oil and natural gas liquids across the United States.  More »

Pipeline Modernization Needed to Embrace Energy Potential

“You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy. The industry is carrying the rest of the U.S. on its shoulders. Without the energy boom going on, there would be no economic recovery at all.”   – Stephen Moore, Chief Economist for the Heritage Foundation, at the Shale Insight 2014 Conference This month, the City of Pittsburgh […]  More »

Northeast U.S. gas at decade-high for winter on supply concern

Supplies in the so-called consuming east region, which covers the Northeast to the Midwest, are at the lowest seasonal level since 2000, government data show.  More »

Pipeline’s path stirs opposition in Va., W.Va.

A proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast is finding opposition along its planned path in West Virginia and Virginia.  More »

Drones could be used on North Dakota oil fields

While the commercial use of drones is largely banned, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed oil giant ConocoPhillips to use unmanned aircraft systems in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil field last year and granted a similar permission to BP there in June.  More »

Kinder Morgan facing investor lawsuit over consolidation plan

Kinder, a Houston billionaire, is consolidating his pipeline empire as the U.S. shale drilling boom opens up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.  More »

Enterprise Products proposes $6B buyout of crude transporter Oiltanking

Enterprise Product Partners said Wednesday that it had acquired the general partner of Houston-based crude transporter and also proposed a merger for a total $6 billion deal.  More »

Enbridge delays N.D. oil pipeline at least a year

Enbridge is trying to build the 612-mile pipeline to carry 225,000 barrels of oil a day through northern Minnesota to a hub in Wisconsin.  More »

New pipelines to end Midland crude discount in coming months, analyst says

The BridgeTex pipeline began its first shipments of oil from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast, in what could be an important step toward bringing oil prices in the Midland region back toward parity with the U.S. benchmark set in Cushing, Oklahoma.  More »

Kinder, Duncan family move up on Forbes list of richest energy tycoons

Thanks to Texas’ energy boom, several Houston residents rose on Forbes’ annual list of the richest people in the United States.  More »

Enterprise announces new fractionator at Mont Belvieu

Enterprise Product Partners L.P. plans to build another natural gas liquid fractionator at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas and has secured the permits for another.  More »