Category: Pipelines

Keystone fears resonate along New England pipeline

The Canadian energy industry insists it has no plans to reverse the flow of a pipeline that carries crude oil from Maine to Montreal, but that has done little to reassure New England towns that oppose the idea and the 18 members of Congress asking for a full environmental review.  More »

Analysis puts price of oil tax plan at up to $1.3B

A Senate proposal to overhaul Alaska’s oil tax structure could cost the state up to $1.3 billion next year, hundreds of millions more than plans put forth by Gov. Sean Parnell and a different Senate committee, according to an analysis released Wednesday.  More »

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

A fire raging in a coastal Louisiana bayou, where a tugboat pushing an oil barge struck a gas pipeline, appeared to have diminished Wednesday night, but is far from extinguished, the Coast Guard said.  More »

Houston firm considers new pipeline for Gulf Coast petrochemical plants

Enterprise Products Partners, a Houston-based natural gas and crude oil pipeline firm, is looking at development of a new 270-mile pipeline to deliver ethane to Gulf Coast petrochemical plants.  More »

Landowners meet oil industry in Beaumont courtroom over Keystone XL

TransCanada and the Texas Land Partners presented their cases to the judges of the Ninth Court of Appeals in a dispute over the condemnation of Southeast Texas farmland for the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

NuStar in dispute on pipeline

San Antonio-based NuStar Energy LP says it’s checking out all its legal options in a dispute with TexStar Midstream Services LP, which has backed out of the second of two deals to sell assets to NuStar.  More »

Pipeline companies to develop natural gas liquids line

Williams Cos. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP agreed to develop a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from booming shale formations in the U.S. Northeast to customers on the Gulf Coast.  More »

Chavez death unlikely to affect U.S. refiners in short-term

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ death isn’t expected to have a short-term impact on Gulf Coast refiners, but if there is a policy shift under his successor increased production could be a welcome benefit, analysts say.  More »

U.S. Keystone decision may delay TransCanada six months

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s timeline for the Keystone XL pipeline may be pushed back at least six months if the Obama administration doesn’t issue final approval by the end of June, extending lower Canadian crude prices that threaten oil-sands growth.  More »

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 »