Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate Democrat touts support for Keystone XL

It’s not unusual for oil patch Democrats to break with their party on energy issues, which frequently divide lawmakers along regional — not political — lines.
The Cushing, Okla., pipeline hub.

Enbridge upgrading pipelines to manage crude growth

Enbridge Inc. sees reversing and upgrading pipelines to transport growing volumes of North American crude as a way to address public opposition that is slowing new projects.
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Barges are seen in front of what was then the ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Canadian crude rolling into Gulf Coast refineries

A competitor pipeline to Keystone XL already is funneling oil sands crude to Texas refineries at a rate of 100,000 barrels per day, despite environmentalists’ attempts to block the southward flow of the Canadian oil.
The existing Keystone oil pipeline is constructed in North Dakota.   (Photo courtesy of TransCanada)

Keystone XL won’t affect climate, TransCanada says

In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Texans join activists at Keystone XL rally in D.C.

Thousands of environmental activists are descending on the nation’s capital today for a rally against the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry oil sands crude from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
A oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra on Alaska's North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Companies release new details on Alaska pipeline

The North Slope’s three major players — Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips — and TransCanada said they were looking at a 42-inch diameter pipeline that would carry up to 3½ billion cubic feet of gas a day and would have five off-takes along the route.
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge quarterly profit drops on derivatives, gas pipeline

Enbridge Inc., the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the U.S., said fourth-quarter profit declined on derivatives contracts losses and a reduction in the value of its offshore natural gas pipelines.
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Oil industry steps up campaign for Keystone XL

The oil industry and some union workers are stepping up their campaign for the Keystone XL pipeline, as the Obama administration nears a decision on whether to approve the controversial $7 billion project.

Howard Midstream plans new gas plant, rail hub

Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC will build a new natural gas plant in Webb County to process 200 million cubic feet of gas per day, as well as a logistics railroad hub at the new Live Oak Railroad in Live Oak County.
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Judge denies petition to block Spectra pipeline

Spectra Energy Corp.’s plan to build a 16-mile pipeline to bring natural gas into Manhattan from New Jersey was cleared by a New York state judge who rejected an environmental group’s challenge to the project.