Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

House panel advances plan to pare border-crossing pipeline reviews

A House subcommittee on Wednesday advanced legislation that aims to speed up the government’s review of pipelines and power lines that cross U.S. borders into Mexico and Canada, over the objections of environmentalists and the Obama administration.

Tesoro Logistics to buy assets, issue units

Tesoro Logistics LP said Monday it will buy certain logistics assets in California from refiner Tesoro Corp. for $650 million in a deal that’s expected to close in the current quarter.
Clarence Cazalot Jr. stepped down Aug. 1, 2013 as president and CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. He retires as chairman Dec. 31, 2013.

Spectra adds former Marathon Oil CEO to board

The new job means the former Marathon leader will sit on the boards of large energy companies in nearly every segment of the industry by the end of the year.

Eagle Ford pipeline moves forward for delivery to Mexico

A new pipeline project to move Eagle Ford Shale natural gas into Mexico’s growing energy market has received its presidential permit.
A gas pipeline burns near Milford, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.  A Chevron gas pipeline exploded in rural North Texas with no injuries and officials are allowing the fire to burn out.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Pipeline fire keeps Texans away from homes second night

A rural North Texas town remained evacuated for a second day and night Friday while work continued to extinguish a gas pipeline fire.
A drilling crew punctured a gas pipeline in Milford, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, which led emergency personnel to evacuate a nearby town, according to the Ellis County Sheriff's Office. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)

Some allowed home after Texas pipeline explosion

Hundreds of residents evacuated from a Texas town after a Chevron pipeline explosion await returning home as the fire burns itself out.
Smoke rises from a gas pipeline that exploded in a field in Milford, Texas, on Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)

Drilling crew caused Texas pipeline explosion, sheriff says

A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, and officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge files plan for $2.6 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Wisconsin.

The Sandpiper pipeline would extend 299 miles from the Bakken oilfields to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wis.

Tesoro Logistics prospers despite North Dakota pipeline leak

The company said it took a $4.9 million charge related to the leak on its High Plains Pipeline system that was discovered by a farmer in northwest North Dakota on Sept. 29.
This drilling rig bores into the Eagle Ford shale. (Forrest Mims III, San Antonio Express-News)

New crude pipeline provides more access to Gulf Coast for Eagle Ford

Energy Transfer Partners and Trafigura Beheer BV announced plans for a new 82-mile crude and condensate pipeline from the Eagle Ford to Corpus Christi, the companies said Thursday.