Category: Pipelines

India pipeline blast kills 15 people, guts houses (video)

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.  More »

House passes Green’s bill to boost border-crossing energy projects

Before the House voted 238-173 to pass legislation streamlining permits for border crossing energy projects on Tuesday, Rep. Gene Green played a pivotal role lining up support for the measure.  More »

Rumored Targa deal a bust, but firm is ripe for buyout

The rumored $15 billion deal for control of a Houston natural gas pipeline operator never got past the initial talks, Targa Resources said after its shares soared on reports it was closing in on a sale.  More »

Enbridge’s toughest Gateway Pipeline tests still to come

Aboriginal and environmental groups are preparing legal challenges and blockades to halt construction of the pipeline.  More »

Shell to sell shares in US pipeline unit amid energy boom

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will sell shares in a U.S. pipeline business in the second half of this year as Europe’s largest oil company takes advantage of investor appetite for North America’s energy infrastructure.  More »

Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline,  More »

Private equity firm adds $2.5B to energy infrastructure funding

First Reserve has closed on a $2.5 billion fund to back energy infrastructure, more than doubling the capital it had gathered to inject into pipeline, storage and liquefied natural gas projects.  More »

Southcross-TexStar deal focuses on Eagle Ford midstream

Southcross Energy LLC is buying a large part of TexStar Midstream Services – a midstream combination that will include 3,700 miles of pipeline, four processing plants and three fractionation facilities in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  More »

Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.  More »

Enterprise to build ethane export facility at Houston Ship Channel

Houston-based pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners has signed a 30-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority and will build its previously-announced ethane export facility at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said Thursday.  More »

BP launches first FAA-approved commercial drones over Alaska land

BP has launched a landmark drone program in Alaska after winning the first federal approval to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over land for commercial purposes.  More »

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.  More »