Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Billionaire Steyer highlights exports in anti-Keystone ad

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Billionaire investor Tom Steyer said he is backing a four-part, $1 million advertising campaign aimed at convincing viewers the Keystone XL pipeline will hurt the economy and communities and should be blocked.
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In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson)

Enbridge moves ahead with Michigan river cleanup

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A pipeline company responsible for an oil spill three years ago in southwestern Michigan is moving forward with dredging activity as part of the cleanup.
A railway worker switches a rail line as rail cars are moved into a yard. (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News)

Rail will be a lasting competitor against pipelines, EY says

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While new pipeline projects may lessen the use of crude by rail transport to the Gulf Coast, railroads will continue to provide access to coastal refineries, becoming a permanent option for moving oil domestically, an EY Oil & Gas report said Wednesday.
Land owners and protesters gather on the steps of the Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 7,  to oppose a pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through northern Kentucky.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Kentucky gas pipeline won’t cross nuns’ land

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The Sisters of Loretto had refused to let pipeline surveyors enter their property.
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(AP file photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Kinder Morgan, Valero complete Gulf Coast pipeline

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Valero and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP have completed a $250 million, 141-mile pipeline that will transport refined petroleum products from plants just west of New Orleans, including Valero’s St. Charles refinery, to a petroleum transportation hub in Collins, Miss.
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone delays seen giving time for climate concessions

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A decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline may slip into next year, giving opponents time to marshal efforts against it while offering President Barack Obama a chance to wring concessions from Canada.
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A worker with an oil cleanup crews siphons off oil on floating on the top along the drainage toward Lake Conway in Conway, Ark. (Alan English/The Log Cabin Democrat, AP Photo)

Decades of ruptures from defect show perils of old pipe

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Cristobal Sustaita didn’t know about the pipeline running underground near his West Texas home until it erupted into a fireball in 1976, burning to death five people including his wife and 20-month old son.
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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)

Trial date proposed for Ark. oil spill lawsuit

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A trial date has been proposed for a federal lawsuit about a central Arkansas oil spill.
Categories: Accidents, Pipelines
In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson)

Enbridge gets OK for some Mich. dredging activity

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A pipeline company responsible for an oil spill three years ago in southwestern Michigan has received approval for some dredging activity as part of the cleanup.
Categories: Accidents, Pipelines
Mary Lyman, Executive Director of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP)

Guest commentary: The infrastructure supporting America’s energy renaissance begins in Texas

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Mary Lyman, executive director of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships, says the U.S. energy boom has created opportunities to invest in domestic energy infrastructure, protecting consumers from volatile energy prices and stagnant job growth. One area ripe for investment are master limited partnerships, she says.