A oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra on Alaska's North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska House committee advances oil tax proposal

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With days left in the legislative session, the House Finance Committee advanced its version of the oil tax overhaul late Thursday, amid concerns from some members that there were too many unknowns.
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Shell has bigger plans for Houma-to-Houston pipeline

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Shell Pipeline has planned additional capacity for its fully reversed Houma-to-Houston pipeline system and is starting another open season for potential customers, the company announced Friday.
Federal on-scene coordinator Nick Brescia use a projection of a map as he talks to reporters on Thursday about efforts to clean up after last month's oil spill in Mayflower, Ark. Some people whose homes were evacuated when an oil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas could go home as early as Thursday, officials said.  (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss)

Arkansas water supplier seeks plan for moving pipeline

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The move comes nearly two weeks after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured.
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Ten Deteriorating Data Points

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This is usually the time of year where I am preoccupied by fears of relegation for my beloved soccer team, West Ham. However, with seven games to go, they appear to be almost certainly safe from ‘the drop’. Which is refreshing. It is therefore ironic that I see nothing but relegation and demotion in the […]
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Killing Keystone could risk more oil spills by rail

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A rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Barack Obama would push more of Canada’s $73 billion oil exports onto trains, which register almost three times more spills than pipelines.
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Japanese firm to build US-Mexico gas pipeline

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Mexico’s president says a Japanese company has been tapped to build a pipeline to import U.S. natural gas through Arizona.
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A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

CenterPoint to move XTO’s crude in Bakken

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CenterPoint Energy’s effort to grow its oil pipeline business got a major boost Tuesday, as it said it had signed a long-term agreement with Exxon Mobil Corp’s XTO Energy subsidiary to move hydrocarbons produced in North Dakota.
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Transneft may study pipe to vie for Rosneft arctic offshore oil

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OAO Transneft is ready to study bringing Russia’s oil pipeline network to the Arctic offshore as OAO Rosneft and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) search for crude in the ice- bound Kara Sea.
Categories: Arctic, Pipelines
Jerry Karnas and about 30 others protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline as President Barack Obama rides through on his way to speak at PortMiami on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Michelle Kanaar)

Keystone XL foes launch aggressive campaign against pipeline (video)

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Critics of Keystone XL are ramping up their efforts against the pipeline by launching a new coalition, nationwide commercials and online ads focused on convincing influential Democratic voters and donors that the project is a bad idea.
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)

2 file federal suit over Arkansas oil spill

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Crews are still working to clean up oil that spewed onto lawns and roadways.

Categories: Accidents, Pipelines