Category: Pipelines

GOP leaders: Pipeline stays in payroll tax bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t back a compromise payroll tax cut extension unless the bill includes language aimed at forcing construction of a Canada-to-Texas pipeline, his spokesman said Friday, as top congressional Republicans insisted on the controversial provision.  More »

General makes national security case for Keystone XL

As House Republicans insist they will not back down from a plan to push a speedy decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, one of President Barack Obama’s former top advisers makes the case that the project is essential for U.S. national security.  More »

Shell moves closer to Westward Ho pipeline project

The Westward Ho should allow refineries to access the growing supply of domestic and foreign crude oil coming through St. James, the company said. The new pipeline would also complement new storage and logistics infrastructure that are currently being built in the St. James and Clovelly, La. areas.  More »

Congress passes wrong version of pipeline bill

Just when it seems Republicans and Democrats are getting along, both parties had a small gaffe — a Rick Perry moment, if you may.  More »

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 »