Berkshire Hathaway made a deal on Monday for Phillips 66’s flow improver business, which manufactures a chemical agent that breaks up debris and moves oil and gas through pipelines. More »
Dilbit is made up of bitumen, a thick, sticky hydrocarbon harvested in Canada that is too hard at room temperature to flow through pipelines on its own. To ready it for pipeline transport, companies dilute the bitumen with natural gas liquids or other substances. More »
In a large green container in a climate controlled warehouse in Canada, pipeline owners TransCanada and Enbridge are researching new ways to detect oil leaks. More »
A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. More »
A company that operated a natural gas pipeline for more than two years without a permit will not be fined by the state Public Service Commission.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has staunchly supported the pipeline. More »
The number of carloads hauled by U.S. railroads has surged in recent years, from 10,840 in 2009 to a projected 400,000 this year. Officials in dozens of towns and cities where the oil trains travel say they are concerned with the possibility of a major derailment, spill or explosion, while their level of preparation varies widely. More »
Vinson & Elkins partner Keith Fullenweider, who advises clients on energy industry mergers and acquisitions, sees another active year for master limited partnerships in the midstream sector. More »
Roughly two dozen congressional Democrats want the Obama administration to postpone a final environmental assessment of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline until conflict of interest allegations surrounding that review have been resolved. More »
The percentage of North Dakota oil shipped by rail will likely jump significantly in the next year as producers increasingly turn to trains to reach U.S. refineries where premium prices are fetched, the state’s top oil regulator told lawmakers Thursday. More »
Eight out of 10 Americans support expanding the nation’s energy infrastructure, with new pipelines and other facilities to transport oil and gas across the U.S., according to a survey released Thursday.
The Dallas City Council has decided that drilling natural gas wells will not be allowed to happen less than 1,500 feet from protected areas such as homes. More »