A member of ExxonMobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (Courtney Spradlin /AP/Log Cabin Democrat)

Exxon Mobil puts off discussion of pipe under lake

ExxonMobil Corp. says it wants an investigation into a March oil spill in a Mayflower neighborhood to wrap up before it opens discussions about a pipeline’s path below a watershed that provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in central Arkansas.
Categories: Pipelines
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Plains GP files to raise $1 billion in initial public offering

Plains GP Holdings LP, the company formed as a general partner to Plains All American Pipeline LP, filed to raise $1 billion in an initial public offering.
A cleaning vessel clears the oil after about 50 tons of crude oil leaked from a pipe and spilled into the sea off Rayong province, eastern Thailand. The oil spill that leaked from a pipeline, operated by a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company PTT Plc, has reached a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean it up over the weekend, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/The Nation-Atchara)

Thailand resort beach blackened by oil spill

Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.
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Crude oil will continue rolling by train

Trains loaded with crude oil roll through South Texas on a daily basis, ferrying the cargo to coastal refineries.
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Commentary: “Holy Frac, My Brakes Aren’t Working!”

Well, after posting last week’s article on celebrities and fracing, I’ve come to the conclusion that the key to getting traction with the readers of “Building Hydrocarbon Bonds” is…dropping Zooey Deschanel’s name (or maybe it was making her picture the article thumbnail).  Ironically, my article advocating for people not to pay attention only to celebrity […]
Protesters from the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS) group gather at a Enbridge pipleline construction site near Stockbridge, Mich., Monday July 22, 2013. Authorities say they've arrested 12 people protesting the Michigan oil pipeline project. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Rod Sanford)

4 face felony charges after oil pipeline protest

Four people are facing felony charges following arrests at a protest seeking to block a Michigan oil pipeline project.

Phillips 66 Partners makes strong debut on NYSE

Units of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a newly minted subsidiary of Phillips 66, were priced at $23 as the debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, above the initial public offering target range of $19 to $21.
Firefighters work next to flames caused by the explosion of a gas pipeline in Zapotlanejo, 30 km from Guadalajara city, Jalisco State, Mexico on October 19, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/Hector GuerreroHECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

Illegal pipeline taps double in Mexico

The number of illegal taps drilled into Mexican oil and gas pipelines to steal fuel has doubled so far in 2013. The illegal fuel taps result in explosions or fires

Pemex pipe explodes in central Mexico, 7 injured

A pipeline explosion Sunday that injured seven people and sent flames and smoke shooting hundreds of feet into the air in central Mexico was caused by illegal tapping, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.
Categories: Accidents, Pipelines
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WTI reaches highest price in 16 months

New pipelines, soaring demand from refineries and turmoil in the Middle East have driven up crude oil prices over the past few weeks, pushing up gasoline prices as well.