Vinson & Elkins partner Keith Fullenweider. (Sylvester Garza photo for Vinson & Elkins)

Q&A: Another good year for midstream partnerships

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Vinson & Elkins partner Keith Fullenweider, who advises clients on energy industry mergers and acquisitions, sees another active year for master limited partnerships in the midstream sector.
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Lawmakers want Keystone XL decision delayed

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Roughly two dozen congressional Democrats want the Obama administration to postpone a final environmental assessment of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline until conflict of interest allegations surrounding that review have been resolved.
(U.S. Development Group)

North Dakota oil rail shipments expected to spike

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The percentage of North Dakota oil shipped by rail will likely jump significantly in the next year as producers increasingly turn to trains to reach U.S. refineries where premium prices are fetched, the state’s top oil regulator told lawmakers Thursday.
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Poll: Americans support more pipelines, including Keystone XL

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Eight out of 10 Americans support expanding the nation’s energy infrastructure, with new pipelines and other facilities to transport oil and gas across the U.S., according to a survey released Thursday.
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Dallas restricts gas drilling in city

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The Dallas City Council has decided that drilling natural gas wells will not be allowed to happen less than 1,500 feet from protected areas such as homes.
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Valero Energy Partners shares soar in trading debut

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Valero Energy Partners, a master limited partnership, was formed in July by refiner Valero Energy Corp. to own pipelines and other logistics assets.
(Photo: Loozrboy/Flickr)

Natural gas company proposes pipeline upgrade

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American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg file)

Pakistan to push forward on controversial gas project with Iran

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Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Feds meet with enviro groups as Keystone decision nears

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As the State Department readies its final review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Monday stepped up their fight against the project.
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Canada at crossroads in bid to become energy superpower

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Canada’s bid to become what Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls an energy “superpower” is at risk as approval delays for new pipelines threaten an industry already hurt by high costs and rival production.