Category: Pipelines

State Dept. said to be weighing altering Keystone XL route

The U.S. State Department is weighing whether to seek a rerouting of TransCanada Corp.’s planned $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline away from the Sandhills region of Nebraska, a department official said.  More »

Federal investigator launches probe of Keystone XL pipeline review

The State Department’s inspector general said today he will investigate complaints that federal officials soft-pedaled the government’s environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline and had an overly cozy relationship with lobbyists for the Canadian company behind the project.  More »

10,000 Keystone XL pipeline protesters circle White House

About 10,000 opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for carrying tar-sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries surrounded the White House on Sunday — exactly a year before the 2012 election — seeking to pressure President Barack Obama to reject the project.  More »

Sunday protest illustrates Obama’s pipeline dilemma

Thousands of protesters are expected to circle the White House on Sunday and demand that President Barack Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry Canadian crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. The proposed pipeline has become the biggest environmental flashpoint facing the Obama administration.  More »

Energy Transfer will ‘not rule out’ talks with Williams

Energy Transfer fought tooth-and-nail with Williams for Southern Union Co. this summer. That doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to make a deal with them, however.  More »

Survey: 79 percent of voters want more oil from Canada

As long as the U.S. is importing foreign oil, registered voters overwhelmingly want more of it to come from Canada, according to a survey released today by the American Petroleum Institute, which is aiming to bolster arguments for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Neb. lawmakers introduce 2 bills aimed at Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska lawmakers have introduced two new bills aimed at oil pipelines.  More »

Chesapeake commits to Enterprise Products pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners has scored the first major customer in its milestone plan to feed Gulf Coast industry with ethane from the burgeoning Northeast shale region, the pipeline company announced Wednesday. Chesapeake Energy Corp., an Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas drilling company, has signed a long-term contract with Enterprise to transport 75,000 barrels per day […]  More »

TransCanada says Keystone delays could cost $1M a day

Robert Jones, a TransCanada vice president who is overseeing the hotly contested Keystone XL pipeline project, said delays would saddle the company with unavoidable expenses — such as for pre-ordered construction equipment — and damage its relationship with shippers.  More »

President says much to consider in pipeline route

President Barack Obama tells Omaha television station KETV that the potential jobs created by a proposed oil pipeline through Nebraska must be weighed against any possible health risks to the public.  More »

TransCanada profits rise on pipeline returns, power generation

TransCanada Corp., the Canadian energy company seeking to build a $7 billion pipeline from Alberta to Texas refineries, said profit rose on new crude shipments and higher electricity prices for its power generation business in Western Canada.  More »

Obama risks alienating supporters with pipeline decision

The crowd of wealthy Democratic fundraisers and donors who protested outside President Obama’s $5,000-a-head San Francisco fundraiser last week — dubbed the “powerful and the POd” — aren’t going away.  More »

Neb. pipeline session begins without specific plan

Nebraska lawmakers will face one of the most unusual legislative sessions in recent history when they return to Lincoln on Tuesday to address pipeline issues: Unlike every other special session in at least 10 years, there’s no firm proposals from the governor and no consensus about what — if anything — needs to be done.  More »

Zombie protesters hate natural gas drilling, Keystone XL

Protesters in Austin plan to dress up as “oil zombies” for a Halloween-themed protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, an Austin television station reported this morning.  More »

SemGroup adopts plan to fend off Plains unsolicited buyout offer

SemGroup Corp., the oil and natural- gas pipeline company that is the target of a $1 billion buyout attempt by Plains All American Pipeline LP, adopted a plan designed to thwart the unwanted bid.  More »