Category: Pipelines

Judge suspends hearings into Calif. pipeline blast

A judge temporarily suspended public hearings into possible penalties to be levied after a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in a Northern California neighborhood.  More »

Daryl Hannah arrested in Keystone XL protest

Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested along with a 78-year-old northeast Texas landowner while protesting construction of a pipeline designed to bring crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

Texas farmers urge appeals court to block Keystone pipeline

TransCanada Corp. should be barred from building the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar-sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries, pipeline opponents urged a Texas appeals court, citing a new state-court precedent.  More »

Alaska gas line project could cost $65B or more

A liquefied natural gas project in Alaska could cost more than $65 billion and would represent a mega-project of “unprecedented scale and challenge,” officials behind the project told Gov. Sean Parnell.  More »

Enbridge plans oil pipeline from Bakken to avoid Cushing

ubbed “Sandpiper,” the line would carry as much as 200,000 barrels a day from the booming Bakken formation in North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin, and eventually to refineries in eastern Canada, Stephen Wuori, the head of the company’s liquids pipelines business, said at an investor conference in Toronto.  More »

Centerpoint exec named chairman of pipeline group

Gregory Harper, senior vice president and group president of Houston-based CenterPoint Energy’s pipelines and field services businesses, has been elected chairman of the 2013 board of directors for the Interstate Natural Gas Association.  More »

Record gasoline prices: a glimpse of the future?

The prices were seeing this year may seem high now, but in a few years, the might look cheap.  More »

Pipeline fire in southeast Nigeria kills 20

A government spokesman says 20 people in southeast Nigeria died when a broken gasoline pipeline caught fire, burning alive those gathering the fuel.  More »

Royal Dutch Shell shuts down Nigeria oil pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has shut down a pipeline in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta after a fire and a suspected attempt to steal crude from one of its lines.  More »

Natural gas pipelines to expand U.S. supply glut

Natural gas pipelines coming into service by year end may boost deliveries from the Marcellus shale deposit in the U.S. Northeast by 30 percent, extending a supply glut that helped send prices to decade lows.  More »

Upstate NY residents voice opposition to pipeline

Residents of two rural upstate New York counties have voiced their opposition to a plan to build a natural gas pipeline through their hometowns.  More »

Calif. pipeline safety rules strengthened

A state assemblyman says California now leads the way in pipeline safety thanks to a suite of bills that have just been signed into law.  More »

Ground shakes, then Mexico gas pipeline explodes

Esteban Vazquez Huerta felt the ground suddenly shake as he worked on pipes at a natural gas plant near the U.S. border, then a pipeline just 300 yards away exploded in boiling flames higher than a three-story home.  More »

26 killed in Mexico pipeline fire near US border

A big fire erupted at a natural gas pipeline distribution center near Mexico’s border with the United States on Tuesday, killing 26 maintenance workers and forcing evacuations of people in nearby ranches and homes.  More »

Phillips 66 CEO says exports will ease U.S. refining challenges

Despite growing focus on using exports of refined fuels to boost sales, CEO Greg Garland said Phillips 66′s future growth will be based in chemicals and natural gas processing.  More »