Category: Pipelines

Gas pipeline operators set sights on NY

With a decision expected soon on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York state, natural gas pipeline operators are already looking at setting up shop and opponents are predicting environmental damage, safety problems and land seizures through eminent domain.  More »

Kinder Morgan’s El Paso deal hurt investors, lawyer says

Kinder Morgan completed its acquisition of Houston-based El Paso in May.  More »

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 »