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ND governor calling for more pipelines

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.
A bird flies above one portion of the central gas facility on BP's Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in Alaska. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

Big Oil on a spending spree in Alaska – for now

Energy company investments in Alaska could reverse declining oil production in the state, unless, they say, voters dismantle a new oil tax regime.
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Corn to be planted in anti-pipeline message

About four acres of Ponka red corn will be planted this weekend in a field near Neligh, Nebraska, to fill out an anti-pipeline message carved into the ground earlier this spring.
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Dominion proposes gas pipeline on East Coast

Dominion Resources Inc. has proposed building a 450-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the Appalachian Basin to markets in Virginia and North Carolina.
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Japanese lawmakers to lobby for Russian gas pipeline

Japanese lawmakers are reviving efforts for a $5.9 billion natural gas pipeline from Russia to cut energy costs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Houston Chronicle business columnist Chris Tomlinson. ( Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle )

Tomlinson tackles energy issues in new Houston Chronicle column

The Houston Chronicle’s new business columnist Chris Tomlinson has been tackling some of the energy industry’s biggest challenges since joining the staff earlier this month
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Environmentalists pressure Clinton on Keystone XL

More than two dozen environmental groups are looking to enlist former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, pressuring the potential presidential candidate to come out against the project before she makes any bid for the White House.

Commentary: Alaska voters hold the key to North Slope

Commentary: As political shenanigans continue to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Alaskan voters hold the key to avoiding a similar fate for what could be North America’s largest pipeline project.
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Valero Energy Partners income hit by winter weather

Pipeline and storage company Valero Energy Partners said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income fell 28 percent because of costs incurred as a new publicly traded company and because harsh winter weather stifled demand for products and slowed crude oil supplies.
(Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press)

Canada to boost pipeline safety as Northern Gateway ruling nears

Canada is increasing the liability of pipeline operators for spills and giving regulators more power to enforce safety measures.