Category: Pipelines

Environmentalists step up opposition to Keystone pipeline

Opponents of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline say they intend to make President Barack Obama hear their concerns after a March 1 report helped clear a way for White House approval of the project.  More »

Enbridge declines to pay for 2 more spill studies

A company responsible for a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a southwestern Michigan river has refused to pay $800,000 to complete two new studies to assess the spill’s damage.  More »

Shell: Nigeria pipeline spills caused by thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says a major pipeline it has in Nigeria has come under repeated attack by thieves wanting to steal the crude oil it transports.  More »

State Department: Keystone XL wouldn’t expand Canada’s oil sands

The State Department late Friday released a fresh environmental assessment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, concluding that the project is unlikely to dramatically boost demand for Canada’s oil sands or the amount of heavy crude oil refined in Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

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 »