Category: Pipelines

W.Va. House approves steeper pipeline safety fines

Fines would soar for safety violations involving nearly three-fourths of West Virginia’s natural gas pipelines under legislation approved 91-7 Thursday by the House of Delegates.  More »

Senators call for speedy Keystone XL decision

A bipartisan group of 20 senators on Tuesday implored their former colleague John Kerry to ensure the State Department approves the proposed Keystone XL pipeline by April.  More »

ND exports increase by nearly $900M

North Dakota exports increased by about $900 million in 2012 led by strong global sales of agricultural and construction machinery and a record volume of crude that was shipped to Canada before returning to the U.S. by pipeline.  More »

Shell holds open season bids on Ho-Ho pipeline

Shell offers a supplemental open season for bids on its Houma-to-Houston pipeline, as the reversal starts partial operations.  More »

Vt. towns mull oil sands, assault weapons ban

While Vermonters debate school budgets and whether to spend money on new equipment on Town Meeting Day, some communities also will take up resolutions opposing the transport of tar sands oil through Vermont and recommending a ban on assault weapons, following the mass school shooting in Connecticut.  More »

Southern segment of Keystone XL is halfway finished

While the debate continues over whether the United States will approve a proposed oil conduit from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the segment from Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf Coast is halfway toward completion and could be transporting oil by the end of the year.  More »

Supreme Court won’t hear pipeline case

The Texas Supreme Court denied LaSalle Pipeline LP’s request to review a $605,000 jury award to a Texas landowner when jurors agreed that his entire family ranch — not simply the portion the pipeline itself traverses — would be devalued by the presence of a pipeline.  More »

New pipeline to move Eagle Ford gas to Mexico

Houston-based NET Midstream on Friday announced it will build a 124-mile pipeline to transport natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale region to the Mexican border.  More »

U.S. quadruples pipeline tax break cost to $7 billion

A tax break used by oil and gas pipeline companies such as Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) will cost the U.S. government $7 billion through 2016, about four times more than previously estimated, Congress’s tax scorekeepers said this month.  More »

Senate Democrat touts support for Keystone XL

It’s not unusual for oil patch Democrats to break with their party on energy issues, which frequently divide lawmakers along regional — not political — lines.  More »

Enbridge upgrading pipelines to manage crude growth

Enbridge Inc. sees reversing and upgrading pipelines to transport growing volumes of North American crude as a way to address public opposition that is slowing new projects.  More »

Canadian crude rolling into Gulf Coast refineries

A competitor pipeline to Keystone XL already is funneling oil sands crude to Texas refineries at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day, despite environmentalists’ attempts to block the southward flow of the Canadian oil.  More »