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Case shows perils of standard language in non-binding deals

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A lawsuit over a pipeline dispute could affect how companies draw up documents for preliminary partnership agreements.
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Report: Pipeline industry creating windfall for Texas

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The pipeline industry was an economic boon for Texas in 2013 fueled by an oil and gas boom that’s driving demand for more pipelines, a new report found.
Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Natural gas transportation needs boost Kinder Morgan revenue

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Houston pipeline giant Kinder Morgan said it increased payouts to investors by 5 percent in the second quarter as surging natural gas production created demand for the company’s transportation infrastructure.
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Canada extends review of Kinder’s $5 billion pipeline expansion

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The Trans Mountain project would bring additional output from Alberta’s oil sands to Canada’s Pacific Coast.
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Logistics exec says rail trumps pipelines

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Because trains offer flexibility that fixed pipelines can’t match, the trend of moving oil by rail is here to stay, an energy executive told industry leaders and analysts Monday.
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In this July 11, 2014 photo, Ruth Anna Buffalo stands in a ravine that she would often travel to as a child in North Dakota's badlands near Mandaree, N.D. A nearby underground pipeline spewed 1 million gallons of saltwater into the badlands in early July. Buffalo compares the impact of oil and gas development on the land to the creation of a lake by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s that flooded her ancestors' homes. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil’s impact

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For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — a land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota daily — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that oil and gas development can bring and the preservation of a land considered by cultural and religious tradition to be sacred.
The late Houston pipeline tycoon and philanthropist Dan Duncan donated millions to charities. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)

New Forbes list of billionaire families ranks Duncan heirs No. 10

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The heirs of Houston pipeline tycoon and philanthropist Dan Duncan rank No. 10 on a new Forbes list of billionaire families.
An artist's rendering shows the  industry-backed Pipeline Research Council International's  $10 million Technology Development Center in Northwest Houston,  scheduled for completion early in 2015. (Pipeline Research Council International photo)

$10 million pipeline research center to open in Houston

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An industry-supported research center under construction in Houston will provide facilities for testing and evaluating pipelines in a move to reduce sometimes-disastrous ruptures.
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Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Groups tell Obama: Don’t wait on Keystone

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WASHINGTON — Forty-four groups representing oil companies, truckers, manufacturers and other interests on Tuesday implored Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian crude to the Gulf Coast.
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EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

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A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep