Category: Pipelines

Senate to vote on Keystone XL, drilling amendments to highway bill

Two measures pertaining to a federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline are among those that will get votes Thursday as amendments to sweeping Senate transportation legislation, under an agreement announced late Wednesday night. Also up for consideration is a GOP amendment that would expand offshore drilling to certain waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.  More »

Reid says he’s open to vote on Keystone XL — with strings attached

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for the first time expressed an openness to having a vote on a transportation bill amendment that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

TransCanada executive: New Keystone route in weeks

The contentious pipeline is designed to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands region in Alberta to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.  More »

Enbridge to start shipments on Illinois pipeline this week

Enbridge Inc. plans to resume crude deliveries this week on an Illinois pipeline that shut over the weekend, allowing supply to reach Chicago-area refineries run by BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Citgo Petroleum Corp.  More »

Obama, GOP face off on gas prices in weekly addresses

President Obama and the GOP chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee squared off over gasoline prices in dueling weekly addresses that rehashed the recent back-and-forth over rising costs at the pump.  More »

Court denies eminent domain rehearing

The Texas Supreme Court’s refused to rehear a pipeline case, giving landowners the ability to challenge a pipeline company’s right to eminent domain, but creating uncertainty in the state’s booming oil and gas industry.  More »

$1B natural gas pipeline proposed for Pa.

A proposed $1 billion gas pipeline would connect production facilities in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale with markets south toward Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.  More »

Kinder Morgan’s El Paso acquisition may proceed, judge rules

A judge says he `reluctantly’ denied a shareholder challenge to the pipeline company deal to give shareholders a chance to vote on it for themselves.  More »

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 »