Category: Pipelines

Former Sen. Mitchell to lead PG&E pipeline talks

A former U.S. senator who helped negotiate a peace treaty in Northern Ireland has been appointed to help California energy regulators and Pacific Gas & Electric reach a settlement over a pipeline explosion that killed eight people, the two sides announced.  More »

Land commmissioner: time for protestors to leave the treehouse

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says the Keystone XL Pipeline protestors are “eco-anarchists.”  More »

Steffy: Property rights versus pipelines

Already a political punching bag nationally in this election season, TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline has become a legal football as well, caught up in a series of arcane rulings that have upended the decades-old process for how energy companies in Texas seize land for pipelines. It’s a case that pits Texas’ long-held belief in the sanctity of private property against its favorite industry.  More »

With a dearth of pipelines, U.S. oil exports rising

Instead of protesting fossil fuels, what the tree-sitters in East Texas are doing is ensuring that drilling in the U.S. will continue, but the economic benefits from it will be sent somewhere else.  More »

With a dearth of pipelines, U.S. oil exports rising

Instead of protesting fossil fuels, what the tree-sitters in East Texas are doing is ensuring that drilling in the U.S. will continue, but the economic benefits from it will be sent somewhere else.  More »

Judge suspends hearings into Calif. pipeline blast

Two California judges granted a request to temporarily suspend public hearings into a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion and instead hold closed-door negotiations on how much the pipeline’s owner should pay in fines.  More »

Feds: More time to comment on Pa.-NY gas pipeline

Federal regulators are giving upstate New York residents some more time to comment on a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline that would link northern Pennsylvania with a larger distribution network.  More »

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 »