ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson speaks after receiving the Green Cross for Safety medal from the National Safety Council during the group's annual dinner at the Hilton Americas Hotel on Tuesday April 2, 2013. (Dave Rossman)

Exxon Mobil CEO on spill: ‘I’m proud of the response’

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Exxon Mobil Corp’s CEO, in an exclusive interview with FuelFix, said a rupture and oil spill last week from a company pipeline in Arkansas was regrettable, but that he is proud of the quick response to the incident.
Power lines and pump jacks dot the horizon in the Permian Basin just west of Midland, Texas.

Kinder Morgan considers pipeline to California

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The Freedom pipeline may be in service in 2016.
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An oiled duck is rescued near the Bell Slough State Wildlife Management Area in Mayflower, Ark. It was prepared to be taken to HAWK Center, a wildlife rehabilitation group assisting Exxon Mobil after a pipeline ruptured and dumped several thousands of barrels of oil. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Arkansas plans to open investigation into oil spill

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Crews have recovered about 12,000 barrels of oil and water since Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline started leaking. See the latest images from leak and clean up.
American Petroleum Institute chief economist John Felmy. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

Mishaps shouldn’t impede energy expansion, industry economist says

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The recent oil pipeline rupture in Arkansas and other mishaps shouldn’t stand in the way of the Keystone XL pipeline, the American Petroleum Institute’s chief economist said Tuesday.
A worker starts to clean up oil after an Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark. (AP Photo/The Log Cabin Democrat, Angela Spencer)

Exxon developing excavation plan for Pegasus oil pipeline spill

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Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is developing an excavation and removal plan for a damaged section of its 96,000 barrel-a-day Pegasus crude pipeline, which was shut after a leak was discovered in Arkansas on March 29.
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Shown is a subdivision in Mayflower, Ark., where a pipeline ruptured near a drainage ditch, leaking oil into a stream that flows to Lake Conway. Officials said area residents could be displaced for weeks. (AP Photo/The Log Cabin Democrat, Alan English)

Arkansas spill stokes new fears about Keystone XL (video)

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Videos and pictures of diluted bitumen spilled from an Exxon Mobil pipeline in Mayflower, Ark., are stoking new fears about Keystone XL, as the Obama administration nears a decision on authorizing the $7 billion project.
A Kinder Morgan Energy Parterns oil terminal along the Houston Ship Channel (Photo: Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan providing storage facilities for new methanol plant

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Pipeline-and-energy storage king Kinder Morgan announced on Monday plans a new long-term contract with Methanex Corporation to store the company’s methanol at its Geismar, La terminal.
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Company studies water effects in Alaska pipeline

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A 25-year decline in Alaska North Slope oil production has meant less oil in Alyeska Pipeline Services’ 800-mile pipeline, causing additional corrosion.
A worker starts to clean up oil after an Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark. (AP Photo/The Log Cabin Democrat, Angela Spencer)

Exxon to excavate Pegasus crude pipeline to find cause of leak

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About 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been collected so far near Mayflower, Arkansas, after “a few thousand barrels were observed in the area,” the Mayflower Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center, which includes Exxon, Faulkner County and the city of Mayflower, said in a statement Sunday.
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

New refineries planned for Bakken Shale

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Some companies are building small refineries in North Dakota, trying to take advantage of the low cost of Bakken crude and a growing demand for fuel in the local area.