Category: Pipelines

Kinder makes shale grab with $4 billion deal

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has advanced its position in the North American shale race adding another 6,900 miles of pipelines and nine processing plants to its empire.  More »

Contractor to Chesapeake: pay up

In western New York State, where Chesapeake has been using hydraulic fracturing to unleash new natural gas reserves from the Marcellus Shale formation, contractors have had a harder time getting paid as Chesapeake’s financial problems mounted, said Charlie Joyce, who sued the company last year for unpaid bills.  More »

Deal reached in Texas court over Keystone XL protests

An agreement reached in an East Texas court between TransCanada and various groups protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline could signal a retreat on the part of demonstrators.  More »

Seaway Pipeline capacity cut by ‘unforeseen constraints’

Enterprise Products Partners LP told shippers today that capacity was limited on its expanded Seaway Pipeline due to “unforeseen constraints in outbound takeaway” at the Jones Creek terminal.  More »

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.  More »

TransCanada moving downtown office

TransCanada Corp. has run out of room at its current digs at 717 Texas and is moving a couple of blocks away, where it’s found more space.  More »

Algeria attack no outlier as oil targeted three times a week

While the attack in Algeria that killed at least 38 hostages was the deadliest raid on the oil industry in five years, it’s far from unprecedented.  More »

Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL route

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Tuesday approved a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian oil sands crude to the Gulf Coast, setting up a big Obama administration decision on whether to green light the controversial project.  More »

Obama to confront oil pipeline, climate change

President Barack Obama’s second-term energy agenda is taking shape and, despite the departure of key Cabinet officials, it looks a lot like the first: more reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and expanded production of oil and natural gas. Obama also is promising to address climate change, an issue he has acknowledged was sometimes overlooked during his first term.  More »

Parnell sets new benchmarks for gas pipeline

Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday set new benchmarks for progress on a major natural gas pipeline project in Alaska and urged lawmakers to act this year on legislation to change the state’s oil tax structure.  More »

Enbridge losing business to railroads, refiner says

Enbridge Inc.’s North Dakota pipeline system has been underused for the past three months as railroads move more oil out of the Bakken shale play, a refining company told U.S. regulators.  More »

Alaska gov proposing oil tax revamp

Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing an overhaul of Alaska’s oil tax structure, saying his new plan is simpler and aimed at making the state more competitive while encouraging new production.  More »

Congress denies $1.5 billion with favor to pipelines

For more than 60 years, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline has linked natural-gas wells in Texas to customers in the north. Until last year, it paid federal corporate income taxes on its earnings, setting aside $107 million in 2011 alone.  More »

Oil price jumps as Seaway pipeline launches

The Seaway expansion now carries the glut of oil at the Cushing, Okla. hub to Gulf Coast refineres, helping to lift prices of West Texas Intermediate crude. Forecasts of cold weather in the Northeast also are boosting crude.  More »

Cyber attacks at energy facilities jump at ‘alarming rate’

Cyber attacks against the energy industry grew at an “alarming rate” in 2012, jumping 40 percent, according to a quarterly update from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  More »