Category: Pipelines

Canada oil pipeline into US gets extension support

TransCanada Corp. said it has received customer support to undertake an extension of its stalled Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline pending regulatory approval in the U.S.  More »

Pipeline protest held outside Ohio Boehner office

Protesters upset over U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s support for a proposed continental oil pipeline have demonstrated outside his office in southwest Ohio.  More »

Kinder Morgan plans $130 million processing facility

Houston-based Kinder Morgan said today that it plans to build a petroleum condensate processing facility near an existing terminal in the Houston Ship Channel.  More »

House passes bill linking tax cut, Keystone pipeline

The House on Tuesday passed legislation that sets up a showdown with the Obama administration over the Keystone XL oil pipeline by tying a plan to speed up the project’s approval to a tax- cut extension the president favors.  More »

Keystone XL bill puts some pro-pipeline Democrats in bind

The House on Tuesday passed legislation that would tether the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to a payroll tax cut, without the support of some congressional Democrats who back both plans.  More »

House set to vote on Keystone XL today

The House is slated to force a showdown with the White House over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline today, by voting on legislation that would speed up the project’s approval and renew a payroll tax cut the Obama administration favors.  More »

GOP embraces showdown over oil pipeline, tax cuts

Sensing a political opening, congressional Republicans are moving toward a high-stakes showdown with President Barack Obama over a plan to link fast-tracked approval of an oil pipeline to a measure renewing a payroll tax cut.  More »

House passes bill to toughen pipeline safety

A final compromise to toughen safety rules on the nation’s fuel pipeline network cleared the House Monday, with Senate passage expected to follow shortly.  More »

State Department says GOP bill could kill pipeline

The Obama administration says a Republican bill to fast-track approval of an oil pipeline from Canada could lead to the project’s demise.  More »

El Paso says no estimate for return of Ruby gas line in Utah

El Paso Corp. has no estimate for when its Ruby interstate natural-gas pipeline will return to service after a Dec. 10 fire on a segment in northern Utah, said Richard Wheatley, a company spokesman in Houston.  More »

Neb. gov supports efforts to speed up Keystone XL

Gov. Dave Heineman says he supports efforts to accelerate the federal approval process for a controversial crude oil pipeline through Nebraska.  More »

Paper: New pipelines may pose challenge to forests

The blossoming growth of pipelines in Pennsylvania is expected to quadruple in the next two decades, according to a coming study, with proponents and critics weighing in to see how that will affect the state’s forests, wildlife and communities.  More »

House, Senate leaders agree on pipeline safety bill

House and Senate leaders said yesterday they had reached an agreement on legislation to reauthorize and strengthen pipeline safety programs through fiscal 2015.  More »

NATO fuel tankers set ablaze in Pakistan

Assailants torched more than 20 tankers in Pakistan carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday, in the first reported attack since Islamabad closed the border to protest coalition airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month.  More »

Democrats warn against tying Keystone XL to payroll tax cut extension

Senate Democrats are blasting a House Republican plan to link swift approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline with legislation to extend payroll tax breaks. The move comes as President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet in Washington, D.C. today.  More »