Category: Pipelines

Boehner: I pressed Obama on Keystone XL

Republican leaders of the House and Senate said they had a “positive” lunch with President Obama over a wide range of policies on Wednesday, including energy. But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he also used the opportunity to press the president on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Murkowski: Obama partially right on gas-price solutions

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski today said she agreed with President Obama that no short-term fixes exist for rising gasoline prices. But she suggested Obama’s rhetoric for more oil-and-gas production as part of an “all-of-the-above” strategy hasn’t matched his actions.  More »

GOP uses Keystone XL as rallying cry in gas price debate

Republicans such as Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison continued blaming President Obama for rising gasoline prices, seeking to suggest the administration’s rejection of a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline would worsen the problem.  More »

New Keystone plan splits pipeline in parts

TransCanada Corp. announced it would build its Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline in two separate steps as it prepares to file a new application for U.S. approval of a cross-border permit.  More »

Eminent domain isn’t solid ground for oil industry

Texas is in the midst of a shale drilling boom, but the oil and gas industry is concerned that an eminent domain fight over a carbon dioxide pipeline near Beaumont could slow that down.  More »

Americans support Keystone XL pipeline, poll says

A Pew Research poll found that two-thirds of Americans want to see the Keystone XL pipeline built. But they also want more government regulations of the oil and gas industry.  More »

Obama chides GOP for “licking their chops” on gasoline prices

President Obama went on the road Thursday to defend himself against a tide of Republican and industry accusation that he is causing gas prices to go up, accusing them of “licking their chops” and playing politics with bad news.  More »

Enterprise draining 2.3 million barrels of oil into Cushing

The companies are preparing to reverse the Seaway pipeline’s flow to take oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners.  More »

Cabot, Williams announce new Marcellus pipeline

A natural gas driller and a pipeline company are proposing to build a new pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to the New York and New England markets.  More »

Natural gas pipeline boom expected to lead to 125,000 new jobs

The rush towards natural gas is also turning natural gas pipeline construction into a booming business, with more than $200 billion capital investment and an additional 125,000 jobs expected in the next 25 years, according to a Black & Veatch study released on Friday.  More »

House passes bill that expands drilling, approves Keystone XL

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would expand oil-and-gas production into new areas and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, and it stands little chance of passing the Democratic-held Senate.  More »

Energy Transfer expands Gulf Coast projects on Eagle Ford boom

The Dallas-based pipeline company is adding gas processing facilities and expanding a pipeline to handle the growing flow of natural gas liquids out of the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin.  More »