Category: Pipelines

GOP senators demand decision on Keystone XL

Republican senators on Friday asked President Barack Obama to make a final decision soon on whether to permit the Keystone XL pipeline that would link Canada’s oil sands with Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

Koch ends plans for pipeline to Illinois from Bakken

Koch Pipeline Co. called off plans to build a 250,000-barrel-a-day crude line to Illinois from North Dakota’s Bakken formation, where a shale boom has helped lift domestic production to the highest in a quarter-century.  More »

Keystone XL southern leg launches as safest pipeline ever, CEO says

TransCanada has started delivering oil to the Texas coast through the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Canadian company confirmed Wednesday.  More »

Commentary: A tale of two pipelines — It’s time for common sense to prevail

Even as Keystone XL’s southern leg launches today, delay pervades the remainder of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why more than five years after the initial filing are we still waiting for a final decision from the Obama Administration?  More »

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.  More »

Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline

Kerry said “a lot of questions” have been raised on the 1,700-mile pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada. He said the questions require answers.  More »

Canada: Yes or no? Just make a call on Keystone XL

President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year.  More »

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent  More »

Kinder Morgan earnings jump 26 percent in fourth quarter

Earnings for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners jumped 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, capping up a year of major growth for the business, the company reported Wednesday.  More »

New regulations for oil on rail cars to come in 2015

Regulations that could force oil companies to use stronger rail cars to move crude will likely be ready in 2015, according to a schedule published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  More »

Consumers, Environment Benefit from Efficient Infrastructure

Our nation’s infrastructure is no longer able to efficiently deliver energy to our nation’s consumers. Bottlenecks and aging systems result in efficiency losses, driving up the ultimate cost to the consumer. Identifying the root of the problem isn’t hard. We know excess oil in North Dakota or wind power in Iowa does not have sufficient […]  More »

Senator: Rail accidents put spotlight on pipeline needs (video)

Fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains help make the case for Keystone XL and other new pipelines to transport the crude, Republican Sen. John Hoeven says.  More »