Category: Pipelines

Reid maintains opposition to Keystone XL legislation

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday he would continue to oppose legislation that approves the Keystone XL pipeline because some of the oil could leave the U.S.  More »

GOP unveils bill tying drilling royalties to highway funding

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a five-year infrastructure bill that is already coming under heavy fire for expanding oil-and-gas production and using resulting royalties to pay for some of its costs.  More »

Missouri governor backs plans for new oil pipeline

The governor pledged that his administration would work smoothly to provide whatever state permits are necessary.  More »

Analyst: Permit denial’s impact ‘minimal’ if Keystone OK’d in 2013

The Obama administration’s denial of a permit wouldn’t have much impact on future U.S. crude imports from Canada if a new application can be approved by 2013, an energy analyst told Congress. But he added the permit’s denial nonetheless raises uncertainty about U.S. and Canadian supply growth.  More »

Highway bill an unlikely vehicle for partisan energy fights

A bill that might otherwise have served only to build the nation’s roads and bridges may end up burning bridges — albeit figuratively — between the two parties early this year.  More »

Boehner says highway bill fair game for Keystone XL provision

House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans will include legislative language approving the pipeline in a bill extending highway programs if need be. Also Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced a long-awaited Keystone XL bill in the Senate.  More »

Time, Newsweek Bury Keystone

By Michael J. Economides & Peter C. Glover Energy has become a hot button election issue. President Obama’s State of the Union address and his decision to reject TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline crystallized the fact. The language of the GOP presidential candidates post-Keystone was suitably pithy. Gingrich intoned it “a stunningly […]  More »

Kinder Morgan predicts huge investments in natural gas pipelines

Kinder Morgan, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products in the U.S., is planning its pipeline growth around an inevitable shift to natural gas in the U.S., according to CEO Richard Kinder.  More »

Rep. Barton says State Department reasoning an “insult” to America

A top State Department official today will blast a Republican bill that would circumvent the administration’s denial of a permit for Keystone XL and require a different agency approve it.  More »

Keystone XL foes to “blow the whistle” on Big Oil’s influence on Congress

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will gather outside the U.S. Capitol today to “blow the whistle” on Congress — quite literally.  More »

Slight majority oppose Obama’s denial of Keystone permit, poll says

A slight majority of likely U.S. voters oppose the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, according to a poll from the The Hill, a congressional newspaper.  More »

State Department official to testify on Keystone XL permit denial

The hearing will come a week after the Obama administration denied a permit for Keystone XL, saying a congressionally imposed Feb. 21 decision deadline didn’t give enough time to study alternative routes.  More »