Category: Pipelines

ND governor calling for more pipelines

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.  More »

Big Oil on a spending spree in Alaska – for now

Energy company investments in Alaska could reverse declining oil production in the state, unless, they say, voters dismantle a new oil tax regime.  More »

Corn to be planted in anti-pipeline message

About four acres of Ponka red corn will be planted this weekend in a field near Neligh, Nebraska, to fill out an anti-pipeline message carved into the ground earlier this spring.  More »

Dominion proposes gas pipeline on East Coast

Dominion Resources Inc. has proposed building a 450-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in Virginia and North Carolina.  More »

Japanese lawmakers to lobby for Russian gas pipeline

Japanese lawmakers are reviving efforts for a $5.9 billion natural gas pipeline from Russia to cut energy costs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  More »

Tomlinson tackles energy issues in new Houston Chronicle column

The Houston Chronicle’s new business columnist Chris Tomlinson has been tackling some of the energy industry’s biggest challenges since joining the staff earlier this month  More »

Environmentalists pressure Clinton on Keystone XL

More than two dozen environmental groups are looking to enlist former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, pressuring the potential presidential candidate to come out against the project before she makes any bid for the White House.  More »

Commentary: Alaska voters hold the key to North Slope

Commentary: As political shenanigans continue to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Alaskan voters hold the key to avoiding a similar fate for what could be North America’s largest pipeline project.  More »

Valero Energy Partners income hit by winter weather

Pipeline and storage company Valero Energy Partners said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income fell 28 percent because of costs incurred as a new publicly traded company and because harsh winter weather stifled demand for products and slowed crude oil supplies.  More »

Canada to boost pipeline safety as Northern Gateway ruling nears

Canada is increasing the liability of pipeline operators for spills and giving regulators more power to enforce safety measures.  More »

Moody’s: LNG, power demand driving shift in US gas flow

Moody’s says U.S. companies building new natural gas pipelines are finding massive demand to carry supplies to liquefied natural gas terminals and gas-fired power generators in the south, as producers in the Marcellus Shale seek new outlets for huge supplies.  More »

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline safety oversight shoddy

The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of natural gas and other pipelines is failing to do its job, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday.  More »