Category: Pipelines

Cyber attacks at energy facilities jump at ‘alarming rate’

Cyber attacks against the energy industry grew at an “alarming rate” in 2012, jumping 40 percent, according to a quarterly update from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  More »

Seaway expands to reduce midwest glut as oil flows to Gulf

Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc. have completed an expansion of the Seaway pipeline that will increase the supply of crude oil from the U.S. Midwest to refineries along the Gulf Coast.  More »

Kinder Morgan to grow Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The Trans Mountain oil-pipeline expansion will carry 890,000 barrels a day under the bigger expansion plan. Kinder Morgan had reduced the scope of the expansion in May to 750,000 barrels a day.  More »

TransCanada plans $5.1 billion pipeline to LNG terminal

TransCanada Corp. (TRP), builder of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, was selected to construct and operate a C$5 billion ($5.1 billion) natural-gas conduit to Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s planned export terminal in British Columbia.  More »

Phillips 66 moving Bakken oil by rail in $1B deal

Phillips 66 has begun shipping crude by rail from North Dakota to a refinery in New Jersey in an effort estimated at more than $1 billion.  More »

Tradition Midstream moves into U.S. shale fields

Tradition Midstream LLC said it has secured $100 million in equity financing to develop midstream assets in shale plays across North America.  More »

Keystone XL activists arrested outside TransCanada Houston office

See video of the Keystone XL pipeline protest outside of one of TransCanada’s Houston offices, where two activists were arrested Monday morning.  More »

Report on Nebraska pipeline route goes to governor

The State Department has federal jurisdiction because the pipeline begins in Canada.  More »

Floods blamed for 2.4M gallons of spilled crude, feds say

Flood-related pipeline spills account for fewer than 1 percent of all pipeline accidents, but pose a greater threat to drinking water.  More »

Pipeline expansion from Cushing to Gulf almost complete

Work to more than double the capacity of a pipeline carrying crude oil from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast should be completed by the end of next week.  More »

Feds fault Houston delay in Yellowstone oil spill

Houston pipeline controllers could have reduced the size of the 1,500-barrel spill by about two-thirds if they had isolated the rupture as soon as problems emerged, investigators say.  More »

Feds say Exxon delay worsened oil spill

Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.’s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana’s Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said.  More »

Judge won’t block suit against Neb. pipeline law

A Lancaster County district judge has refused to block a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nebraska’s new pipeline siting law.  More »

Syria says rebels attack gas pipeline

Syria’s state news agency said a “terrorist group” blew up a natural gas pipeline in the country’s oil-rich east on Monday.  More »

Refiners beating Exxon join pipeline boom for lost margin

Refiners (S5OILR) from Tesoro Corp. (TSO) to Phillips 66 that gained as much as 86 percent this year are investing in pipelines for new revenue as margins for turning oil into gasoline narrow from record levels.  More »