Category: Pipelines

Canada steps up US pipeline lobbying efforts

Canada has stepped up its lobbying after the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline critical to the country’s economic future.  More »

TransCanada says it will reroute planned pipeline

The officials said TransCanada would agree to the new route, a move the company previously said wasn’t possible, as part of an effort to push through the proposed $7 billion project.  More »

Crimp in Keystone XL plans may help Houston’s Enterprise

The Keystone XL pipeline may be the first shovel-ready project buried by foot-dragging.  More »

Change in pipeline plan could present new problems

The White House plan to seek alternate routes for a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline presents a tangle of new problems for the project’s backers, and any of those obstacles could still sink the proposal before the first spade of dirt is turned.  More »

Canadian minister says delay could doom Keystone pipeline

The U.S. State Department’s decision to delay its review of TransCanada Corp.’s $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline until after next year’s presidential election may doom the project and accelerate Canada’s efforts to ship crude to Asia, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.  More »

TransCanada weighs alternative routes to save Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. has begun studying alternative routes for the Keystone XL project in an attempt to salvage the $7 billion pipeline after U.S. officials said it couldn’t proceed without more review.  More »

The changing face of North American energy

The blog will probably be rather quiet today, because I’m attending, and participating in, a seminar at the University of Houston that’s examining the changing outlook for North American energy. Among the topics: the impact of hydraulic fracturing and the now-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on the future of U.S. energy. While the Obama administration opted [...]  More »

The changing face of North American energy

The blog will probably be rather quiet today, because I’m attending, and participating in, a seminar at the University of Houston that’s examining the changing outlook for North American energy. Among the topics: the impact of hydraulic fracturing and the now-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on the future of U.S. energy. While the Obama administration opted [...]  More »

Administration delaying Keystone XL decision

The Obama administration is set to announce soon it will consider a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline — a move that would delay a final decision on the controversial project until after the 2012 election. The move would solve a political dilemma for President Barack Obama, who risked alienating key voting blocs ahead of the November 2012 election no matter what decision he made  More »

Administration delaying Keystone XL decision until after 2012 election

The Obama administration said Thursday it will consider new routes for the Keystone XL oil pipeline to avoid ecologically sensitive areas of America’s heartland — a move that would delay a final decision on the controversial project until after the 2012 election.  More »

Keystone XL supporters seek swift decision

The State Department may be considering a plan to study a possible rerouting of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — which could delay a final decision on the project by at least a year. Project supporters, including the oil industry’s leading trade group, are crying foul.  More »

TransCanada VP: Neb. bill ‘fundamentally unfair’

The executive in charge of a proposed transnational oil pipeline told Nebraska lawmakers Thursday that attempts to block the project with legislation are “fundamentally unfair,” given his company’s cooperation with state and federal authorities.  More »

Attackers blow up Egypt gas line, halting exports

Attackers set off explosives along a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that transports fuel to neighboring Israel and Jordan early on Thursday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.  More »

TransCanada rival Enbridge pursuing Keystone XL alternative

Enbridge’s line would not face the same opposition or regulatory scrutiny that has slowed progress for the Keystone XL because it duplicates existing routes, Daniel said.  More »

Oil storage companies expand Houston Ship Channel facilities

Oiltanking and Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company announced today that they will funnel nearly $500 million into pipelines and storage tanks on the ship channel to handle growing supplies of North American oil products.  More »