Crewmen bend a piece of pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Voting majority backs Keystone XL pipeline, poll finds

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The oil industry has spent years working to convince lawmakers and the American public that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline means more energy and more jobs for the U.S. But it looks like the sales pitch hasn’t been a complete success.
(AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)

Train explosions prompt regulator warning on Bakken oil flammability

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Oil moving out of the booming Bakken Shale play in North Dakota and Montana may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil, the nation’s pipeline regulator warned Thursday.
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Pipeline from Oklahoma to start shipping Jan. 22

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The pipeline is the southern leg of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

Rail explosions won’t curb soaring oil shipments

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The derailment of a train carrying oil in North Dakota on Monday, and the subsequent evacuations caused by its explosion, could draw more regulatory scrutiny to rail shipments of crude. But the soaring use of trains to move oil is a long-term trend that is not likely to change soon, analysts say.
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Buffett strikes deal to buy $1.4B Phillips 66 unit

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Berkshire Hathaway made a deal on Monday for Phillips 66’s flow improver business, which manufactures a chemical agent that breaks up debris and moves oil and gas through pipelines.
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL foes want focus on spill clean up

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Dilbit is made up of bitumen, a thick, sticky hydrocarbon harvested in Canada that is too hard at room temperature to flow through pipelines on its own. To ready it for pipeline transport, companies dilute the bitumen with natural gas liquids or other substances.
Enbridge and TransCanada are testing leak detection systems in a $3 million apparatus in Canada. (Photo: Enbridge)

Pipeline giants seek high-tech solutions to leaks

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In a large green container in a climate controlled warehouse in Canada, pipeline owners TransCanada and Enbridge are researching new ways to detect oil leaks.
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

More Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

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A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
( Kevin Fujii / Chronicle )

Company won’t be fined for pipeline without permit

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A company that operated a natural gas pipeline for more than two years without a permit will not be fined by the state Public Service Commission.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to business leaders during a meeting in New York in May. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

Panel backs Canadian oil pipeline to Pacific

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has staunchly supported the pipeline.
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