Kinder Morgan Inc.'s 180 terminals include this one in Pasadena. (Photo: Kinder Morgan Inc.)

Kinder Morgan reports drop in first-quarter earnings

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners first quarter profits were down 4.7 percent, the company announced Wednesday, but officials were upbeat that growing demand for natural gas would be a boon for the company.

U.S. LNG Exports Could Ensure European Energy Security

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a flashpoint for European and American leaders to reinforce energy security in Europe and redouble efforts to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.  Russia provides nearly one-third of Europe’s annual natural gas demand which totaled 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2013. Ukraine is also the major conduit […]
A huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline covers an 80-acre cornfield outside of Neligh, Neb. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the tractor that carved the image into dirt. It was based on a design created by artists John Quigley and Richard Vollaire. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Lou Dematteis)

Keystone opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project’s path.
A crewman directs a pipe for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. The northern leg has not yet received approval from the Obama administration. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Democratic senators press Obama on deadline for Keystone decision

Eleven senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday calling for President Obama to set a May 31 deadline for the long-awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
(John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Pipeline violation penalties break record in 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed $9.78 million in civil penalties against pipeline operators for alleged violations of federal law in 2013, the agency announced this week.
Current, as GE calls the new business, will increase annual sales to about $5 billion in five years from its start at $1 billion. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

General Electric funneling billions into new energy infrastructure

A natural gas pipeline stretching 435 miles east across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is just one piece of General Electric’s multibillion-dollar bid to shore up energy infrastructure in North America, where an oil and gas boom has drawn a wave of investments to new pipelines.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg file)

Hundreds of activists rally at heated hearing on oil pipeline

Public debate grew heated Thursday about Enbridge Energy’s plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Pipeline feeding Gulf Coast wins approval to restart after major spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has approval to restart the southern leg of its Pegasus oil pipeline, which was shut after a spill in Arkansas a year ago, federal regulators said in a letter dated Monday.
The White House in Washington, D.C. (AP file photo/Ron Edmonds)

White House strategy to cut methane takes aim at oil industry

The White House on Friday unveiled a broad strategy for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including regulations clamping down on methane tied to oil and gas development.
A massive fire roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in Sept. 2010 after a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipeline exploded . (AP photo)

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

A disclosure document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary said the company expects the federal government will bring criminal charges against the utility in connection with the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion of its transmission pipeline in San Bruno.