Category: Pipelines

Planned gas pipeline to Mexico stirs controversy

The proposed pipeline is criticized as opening a new route for smugglers and immigrants illegally entering the country.  More »

Companies discuss technology for building pipeline better

An Italian oil service company recently finished laying a huge swatch of pipeline across the Gulf of Mexico and will soon launch a new project on the other side of the globe.  More »

Enterprise Products profit rises on shale demand

Enterprise Products Partners LP, the biggest U.S. pipeline operator by market value, said first- quarter profit rose 6 percent as the U.S. shale drilling boom boosted demand for fuel transport.  More »

The oil & gas industry needs a “Top Gun” moment

It’s disappointing that people can’t separate expertise in entertainment from expertise in other topics, particularly in matters of science and engineering. Taking that further, it’s an unfortunate sign of the times in the US that on matters of science, it actually seems that the more someone possesses scientific expertise, the more they are to be seen as shills for some large corporation, and therefore not worthy of the public’s trust.  More »

Small Wyoming town evacuated after natural gas explosion

A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.  More »

ETP demands $915 million from Enterprise

Energy Transfer Partners is asking a judge to award it $914.6 million for damages it suffered over an alleged joint venture with Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners that failed in 2011.  More »

Pipeline firms with high fees borrow to pay investors

Most businesses focus on profits. The energy infrastructure companies known as master limited partnerships are all about cash.  More »

Kinder Morgan reports drop in first-quarter earnings

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners first quarter profits were down 4.7 percent, the company announced Wednesday, but officials were upbeat that growing demand for natural gas would be a boon for the company.  More »

U.S. LNG Exports Could Ensure European Energy Security

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine is a flashpoint for European and American leaders to reinforce energy security in Europe and redouble efforts to decrease Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas.  Russia provides nearly one-third of Europe’s annual natural gas demand which totaled 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in 2013. Ukraine is also the major conduit […]  More »

Keystone opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project’s path.  More »

Democratic senators press Obama on deadline for Keystone decision

Eleven senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday calling for President Obama to set a May 31 deadline for the long-awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Pipeline violation penalties break record in 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed $9.78 million in civil penalties against pipeline operators for alleged violations of federal law in 2013, the agency announced this week.  More »