Category: Pipelines

Ruling could loom large in oil tax debate

The trans-Alaska oil pipeline could have several years of life left or several decades, according to the political debate surrounding lowering production taxes on oil companies.  More »

Hormuz bypass oil pipeline is delayed

A pipeline that would allow crude oil from the United Arab Emirates to bypass the Strait of Hormuz separating it from Iran has been delayed because of construction difficulties, two people with knowledge of the matter said.  More »

Top GOP lawmaker ups call for Keystone XL’s approval after upbeat jobs report

GOP Rep. Fred Upton, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, says the Obama administration should approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline following stronger job creation in December.  More »

Pipeline inspector says President should say no to Keystone XL pipeline

A former pipeline inspector said the government should not approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline because of shoddy work by the company has plagued TransCanada’s first Keystone pipeline.  More »

Steffy: Pipeline and politics entwined

The Keystone XL pipeline is back – for all the wrong reasons.  More »

Pipeline builder agrees to avoid nature preserve near Houston

A Texas company’s proposed Justice pipeline was set to run through the 144-acre Clear Creek nature preserve, a favorite stop for migratory birds and a remnant of a disappearing habitat.  More »

Enterprise to build pipeline from Pennsylvania to Texas

A proposed pipeline project that could transport up to 190,000 barrels of ethane from Appalachian shale fields to the Texas Gulf Coast has secured enough customers to move forward, Enterprise Products Partners announced today.  More »

Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute

President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies.  More »

New poll shows Americans still support Keystone XL

A majority of the U.S. still supports building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that has becoming a political hot button for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, according to a new Rasmussen Poll.  More »

Iran threats add new dimension to Keystone XL debate

Threats by Iran to cut off the Strait of Hormuz, through which nearly a fifth of the world’s oil is transported, have further energized both sides in the debate over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Nebraska gives pipeline firm map of areas to avoid

The Canadian company that wants to build a $7 billion pipeline to tar sands oil across the Plains to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico now has a map of areas to avoid in Nebraska.  More »

Chesapeake to sell gas pipelines to affiliate for $865 million

Chesapeake Energy Corp., the most active U.S. oil and natural-gas driller, agreed to sell a pipeline subsidiary to an affiliated partnership for $865 million.  More »