Category: Pipelines

White House denies U.S.-U.K. agreement on tapping oil reserves

The White House denied a news report that the United States and Britain had agreed to cooperate releasing some oil from strategic reserves to counter rising asoline prices.  More »

Kinder Morgan may sell pipelines to gain approval of El Paso deal

Kinder Morgan tentatively has agreed to sell 7,200 miles of pipeline in order to gain regulatory approval for its merger with El Paso Corp.  More »

Senate turns back Keystone XL, drilling expansion again

The Senate for the second time in as many weeks turned back a Republican-led effort to add provisions approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to an unrelated transportation bill.  More »

Senate rejects Keystone XL measures, OKs directing spill fines to Gulf

The Senate on Thursday rejected controversial Republican proposals to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, expand offshore drilling into new waters, and delay environmental regulations for industrial and commercial boilers.  More »

House GOP’s energy, Keystone XL bill on life support

The House will probably take up the Senate’s transportation bill, Speaker John Boehner said Thursday, signaling his chamber’s own legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline and expand oil-and-gas drilling to fund road projects might not have the needed support to pass.  More »

GOP rips Obama over Keystone XL lobbying report

Republicans ripped into President Obama on Thursday in reaction to a media report that he personally lobbied senators to vote against a GOP measure that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But the White House said the president opposes ramming through a pipeline without a proper review, and Democrats came to Obama’s defense.  More »

Shell opens bidding for Ho-Ho pipeline

Shell Pipeline Company announced today it will start a binding period for capacity for its Houma-to-Houston pipeline reversal project, officials said.  More »

El Paso shareholders favor Kinder Morgan deal despite conflicts

El Paso Corp. delayed its special shareholders meeting to approve the company’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan until Friday, but the vote is already a forgone conclusion. Shareholders, it seems, are unfazed by the conflicts that a Delaware judge found in the deal.  More »

El Paso shareholders favor Kinder Morgan deal despite conflicts

El Paso Corp. delayed its special shareholders meeting to approve the company’s acquisition by Kinder Morgan until Friday, but the vote is already a forgone conclusion. Shareholders, it seems, are unfazed by the conflicts that a Delaware judge found in the deal.  More »

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 »