Category: Pipelines

Turkey, Azerbaijan sign pipeline deal

Turkey and Azerbaijan signed an agreement today to establish a consortium that would build a pipeline to transport 565 billion cubic feet per year of Azeri gas to Turkey and Europe.  More »

Fuel pipeline explodes in Colombia, killing 11

A fuel pipeline exploded in Colombia on Friday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 70 others, and destroying homes.  More »

Spectra, Chesapeake, AEP plan pipeline from Utica shale

Spectra Energy Corp. plans to spend about $500 million in Ohio to expand shipping capacity on its Texas Eastern pipeline system to handle rising natural-gas production from the Utica and Marcellus shale formations.  More »

Seaway pipeline reversal project announces open season

The joint venture of Enterprise Products Partners and Enbridge Inc. to carry oversupplied crude at the Cushing hub to Gulf Coast refiners will begin seeking customer commitments next month, the companies said.  More »

Enbridge wins contracts to proceed with Gulf coast pipeline

Enbridge Inc., Canada’s largest oil- pipeline company, has won enough support from shippers to proceed with a $1.9 billion project to bring more Canadian and North Dakota crude to U.S. refineries.  More »

WH spokesman: Keystone XL deadline leaves too little time for review

An effort by Congress to prod President Barack Obama on the Keystone XL oil pipeline gives the administration insufficient time to complete a review that meets environmental laws, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.  More »

Feds OK ConocoPhillips Alaska North Slope project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has approved ConocoPhillips’ plan to connect an area of the North Slope to pipelines and roads necessary to develop it for oil production.  More »

Oil group calls for Chiquita banana boycott

Ethicaloil.org, a group who advocates for oil sands, has called for Canadians to boycott Chiquita bananas and Fresh Express Salads after the produce company said it would no longer use fuel made from the controversial Alberta tar sands.  More »

Bill offers no guarantees for Keystone XL pipeline

Legislation that would force President Barack Obama to make a swift decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is in jeopardy on Capitol Hill, but even if Congress clears the measure today, the project’s approval is in doubt.  More »

Senate OKs payroll tax cut with Keystone XL provision

Senators racing for the exits after a year of bitter battles passed legislation today that would extend a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months, setting the stage for the next fight until February.  More »

TransCanada CEO says pipeline debate may persist

The chief executive of a company trying to build a pipeline to carry oil through six states from Canada to Texas said the national debate over the plan has “gone off on tangents” that touch on larger issues of U.S. energy and environmental policies.  More »

GOP leaders: Pipeline stays in payroll tax bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t back a compromise payroll tax cut extension unless the bill includes language aimed at forcing construction of a Canada-to-Texas pipeline, his spokesman said Friday, as top congressional Republicans insisted on the controversial provision.  More »