Category: Pipelines

Enbridge proceeding with $6.2B pipeline expansion

Enbridge Corp. says it will proceed with a $6.2 billion program to increase pipeline capacity to open North Dakota and western Canada light oil production to expanded markets.  More »

Plains pipeline company expands rail network in $500 million deal – Update

Plains All American Pipeline has agreed to buy five crude oil rail terminals, including one in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas, from U.S. Development Group.  More »

Best-performing fund manager sees U.S. pipeline growth

Kevin McCarthy, the world’s best- performing energy fund manager in the past year, stared at the tangle of tax-exempt partnerships and corporate parents that drive the U.S. oil and gas pipeline business and kept his cool.  More »

Keystone XL’s reviews hit homestretch

A public hearing Tuesday evening in Albion, Neb., is kicking off the final phase of reviews for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas.  More »

Marathon Oil making big Eagle Ford push in 2013

Marathon Oil Corp. plans to make a big push in its Eagle Ford shale play next year with more than a third of its $5.2 billion capital budget for 2013 devoted to the South Texas operation.  More »

Tuesday hearing on new Neb. pipeline route planned

Nebraskans have another chance to let state regulators know at a public hearing what they think of a new oil pipeline route a Canadian company proposed.  More »

Homeowners suing over Wis. gas pipeline spill

Homeowners sued over a massive gasoline spill in southeastern Wisconsin this summer that has contaminated many of their wells, their attorneys said.  More »

Yakama Nation: Gas pipeline damages historic site

The Yakama Nation has asked the federal government to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across southwest Washington’s White Salmon River, saying the project will impair an archaeological site that is culturally significant to the tribe.  More »

Archaeological concerns slow natural gas pipeline

Already delayed by slow permit approval, the proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline from West Milford to Mahwah is now being held up by federal officials because it would either run through or near historic areas, including Native American burial grounds.  More »

Not enough pipelines, so crude sells at discount

A $21 price difference between crude oil in Midland and Cushing, Okla., is an all-time high, as oil production in the Permian Basin far outpaces the pipeline infrastructure to move it.  More »

Oil and gas pipeline demand to surge through 2016

Demand for oil and natural gas infrastructure will rise by more than 6 percent each year through 2016, as drilling proliferates across new U.S. regions, according to researchers at The Freedonia Group.  More »

Iran starts building gas pipeline to Syria

An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country has started building a $10 billion natural gas pipeline to Syria as part of efforts to boost its energy sector that has been battered by international sanctions.  More »

Environmentalists, industry leaders renew fight over Keystone XL

Supporters and opponents have renewed their fight over the $7 billion project, as the Obama administration heads toward a decision early next year on whether to approve a border-crossing permit for the pipeline that would carry oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Houston’s Targa puts $950 million into Bakken assets

Houston-based pipeline and processing company Targa Resources will pay $950 million to expand into the lucrative Bakken shale play of North Dakota, the company said Thursday.  More »

Baker Hughes chairman says U.S. will face shale gas competition

The energy industry must educate the public and its elected officials about the benefits of technologies driving the natural gas shale boom, Baker Hughes’ chairman says.  More »