Category: Pipelines

Bill would expedite pipeline maintenance

Utility companies will be able to act more quickly to maintain and replace pipelines if a bill approved by the Assembly becomes law.  More »

Judge slams landowners in Canadian pipeline ruling

Texas landowners are vowing to fight on despite a county judge’s ruling that a Canadian company can run a pipeline across private property to bring crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

Audio: Pipeline surveyor raps his adoration for DCP Midstream

A contractor for DCP Midstream is so enamored by the natural gas processing company, that he laid his praise to a hip hop beat and posted it to YouTube.  More »

Parnell reiterates pitch for lower oil taxes

Gov. Sean Parnell reiterated his call to lower oil production taxes Tuesday, citing low oil flow figures in the trans-Alaska pipeline.  More »

Kinder Morgan Energy selling some assets for $1.8B

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP on Monday said it reached a deal to sell some of its assets to Tallgrass Energy Partners LP for about $1.8 billion in cash, a move necessary for its parent, Kinder Morgan Inc., to get regulatory approval for its $20 billion buyout of El Paso Corp.  More »

Feds wrapping up Yellowstone pipeline spill probe

A federal investigation into last year’s Yellowstone River oil pipeline spill is expected to wrap up next month now that regulators have received a key document that reveals the cause of the break, a pipeline safety official said Friday.  More »

Pipe maker moving Illinois headquarters to Houston

TMK IPSCO, the U.S. arm of Russia’s largest pipe manufacturer, will move its headquarters from Downers Grove. Ill, the company has announced  More »

Kinder Morgan entities form pipeline deal

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will buy Tennessee Gas Pipeline from Kinder Morgan Inc. in a $6.2 billion deal, part of a maneuver to gain regulatory approval for its El Paso Corp. acquisition.  More »

Tesoro earns $13.1 million in second quarter

San Antonio-based pipeline partnership Tesoro Logistics earned $13.1 million in the second quarter.  More »

Plains to build new Texas pipelines, gas plant

Plains All American Pipeline LP said Monday that it will begin a $190 million project to expand oil pipelines near refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast and build a plant to separate liquids from natural gas.  More »

Growth in natural gas supply brings benefits and risks to pipelines

Low natural gas prices and the growth in its supply has been a boon for pipeline companies, according to a recent Moody’s investor report.  More »

Report: Shale boom revamping U.S. refining industry

A Hart Energy study concludes that refiners with access to U.S. shale oil and other unconventional crudes will realize larger margins, leading to higher utilization and new construction.  More »